Hotel Monaco Philadelphia: Whimsy and Chic in the City’s Historic Heart

Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, in a beautiful bank building dating from the early 1900s, sits at the center of Philadelphia’s historic district, overlooking Independence National Historic Park — just steps from the Liberty Bell. The prime location, super-friendly staff and variety of accommodation options make this the ideal home base for families touring Philadelphia. Family-Friendly Review and…


A Kimpton Northwest Love Affair: Hotel Monaco Seattle Update

We’re having a Northwest love affair with Kimpton Hotels right now. I had a terrific experience at the RiverPlace Hotel in Portland earlier this year and just added my kid-friendly review to the CB! Hotel Collection. Meanwhile, Hotel Monaco Seattle has been a staple in our portfolio for years. They have a fabulous updated look…

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Kimpton Strikes Again: Kid-Friendly RiverPlace Hotel in Portland

The Kimpton brand offers a consistently reliable, value-oriented accommodations for families seeking kid-friendly hotels in cities across the United States. I recently stayed at one of their Portland properties, RiverPlace Hotel, and recommend the experience. The prime location, warm service, and Kimpton’s special perks make RiverPlace the perfect base for exploring Portland with kids.


Review of Rouge, A Kimpton Kid-Friendly Hotel in Washington DC

Visiting Washington DC with kids is not a vacation where families spend hours by a pool, it’s a sightseeing destination. As a consequence, accommodation location is everything, particularly in DC where there’s quite a bit of walking involved in exploring all the different monuments and museums. The location of family-friendly Hotel Rouge is excellent, as is the plethora of ideal room configurations for traveling with kids.

Rouge is owned by Kimpton Hotels …

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Wicked Fun! A Kimpton Holiday Stay and Giveaway: Boston Edition

Kimpton Hotels recently hosted five writers in five cities across the country as part of a holiday blogger getaway event.

My family loves Kimpton as this kid-friendly brand offers a fresh departure from typical hotels with updated décor and whimsical themes. We stayed at Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge for our family getaway and it was quite a treat!

Top Family-Friendly Hotel Chains, North America Edition

Caveat: Unless you are defining what makes a property top by quantitative or statistical information, creating a list of them is subjective.

Since Ciao Bambino specializes in uncovering family-friendly hotels that enhance vacations with kids–versus listing a list of any and all possibilities—top for us means favorite brands within the kind of properties we cover, i.e. those that offer something special for families in one way or another.