A peek into the Hotel Monaco in Baltimore

I've been in Baltimore for the last few days and got to stay at another Kimpton Hotel, the brand new Hotel Monaco. The building was built in the early 1900s to be the headquarters for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and Kimpton left much of the lobby intact. There are grand, marble staircases that were a little scary to navigate in heels, especially if you can't take your eyes off the ornate ceilings.

Let's get on with it...you don't want me to describe everything, you want to see the pictures!

Our goldfish resting on a huge, leather trunk

Cool bolster pillows and Frette linens

The walls in the bathroom were LEATHER!

Oops. Our goldfish died. They said the fish sometimes get shocked in the move from their tank to the bowls in the rooms. RIP Frank.

The elevator bay on our floor

The ceiling in the two story lobby

Grand staircases in the lobby

Pretty amazing arrangements in the lobby



  1. gorgeous!!! i love a grand hotel!
    i've always wondered why cville doesn't have one like this!

  2. I just looove the Kimpton hotel brand and what they do with their properties. We're fortunate to have them scattered throughout the DC metro area, though I'm not fortunate enough to get to travel for work and/or stay at them very often!

    BTW - tried your paint storage solution this past weekend and it made my day!

  3. Stayed there a few weeks ago -
    lobby and interior=great
    rooms= a tad cheesy imo

  4. Haha. The rooms are a little much. You should see the ones at the Hotel Topaz, the Helix, and the George in DC. They are over the top!

    They aren't decorated in a manner that you'd take home with you, but they are fun for a few days.


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