Sometimes the simplest things make for a fabulous family vacation. When the Hotel Monaco Philadelphia invited me and my family for a complimentary overnight to check out their new Family Fun Night package, I jumped at the chance to enjoy a quick getaway in one of the Monaco’s stylish rooms.
The package includes valet parking, a backpack full of games for the kids, an in-room movie, and late checkout the next day. But what really sounded fun to me was Family Hour in the living room (which is what all Kimpton hotels call their lobbies). Family Hour is full of the kinds of small pleasures that kids and adults love. First, you get your choice of fun treats.
Then, you’re invited to pull out a board game and make yourself comfortable. The kids were hoping that we could find one of the tabletop games that can be found on this website https://dnd.wizards.com/products/catalog/tabletop-games as that’s what they’ve been playing a lot with their friends recently. Unfortunately, they didn’t have it so we started out with a round of Sorry!
Then we moved onto a rousing round of Apples to Apples (lots giggling ensued).
And the best part about Family Hour? Immediately on its heels comes Wine Hour. Sip a glass or two while you finish up your games. It may not be the best wine in the world, but you’ll be so comfortable that you won’t mind.
The atmosphere in the lobby was convivial. Everyone clearly felt cared for and relaxed and I loved that my kids could be part of this low-key, slightly quirky elegance.
I’m sharing this post today as part of my friend Keryn’s new Friday Postcards series. If you’d like to get your weekend started off with some travel photo inspiration I hope you’ll swing by and read the other posts linked there.
Our Family Fun Night package and meals were paid for by Kimpton Hotels on this trip. You can always count on me to disclose when I’ve received something for free and to share my honest opinion.