Travel has a way of letting you slow down and enjoy the details around you, but why reserve that only for a vacation away? This past weekend, we had the opportunity to stay at the new Hotel Revival in Mount Vernon and were excited to be hometown tourists for a couple days.
This boutique hotel was originally a private mansion owned by an art enthusiast and at one point, the site of the Baltimore Museum of Art’s inaugural exhibition in 1923. Needless to say, the property that is now home to Hotel Revival has a history deeply rooted in art. You can tell that they took this to heart when designing the hotel, thinking through every detail and having fun with it.
Here are a few of my top reasons why you should make Hotel Revival a destination as soon as possible:
1. Topside has the best view of the Washington Monument in Mount Vernon by far, along with a nearly 360 view of the rest of Baltimore. We enjoyed dinner in this rooftop restaurant with amazing dishes from Chef Wilbur Cox, paired with a variety of local craft beers and cocktails.
2. When we were done dinner, we enjoyed a little friendly competition over some foosball and then headed over to the adjoining Garden Room to relax amongst plants from B.Willow. I’ve told Hotel Revival once and I’ll say it again, I’m seriously ready to move into this room.
3. Head down the elevator to Square Meal, a farm-inspired restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We enjoyed some coffee, a cold-pressed juice, and delicious breakfast to soak up the cocktails from the night before. I’m excited to get back to taste their dinner and cocktail menu in the evening.
4. And while you are down there, try to find the hidden in plain sight B-Side karaoke rooms. You can choose between three private rooms, each with its own funky decor and easy access to food and drinks from Square Meal. I know what I am reserving for my birthday!
5. What I really like about Revival overall is the eclectic decor – a mix of antiques, patterns, colors, and art. Not only that, each room is decorated differently and a lot of the hotel’s art is available for buy from the hotel’s partners. Like really… when can I move in?
6. At the Square Meal entrance, there is a fun letterboard sign that rotates through fun quotes and the weather. And it’s name is Vernon, too cute.
7. It’s dog-friendly! There’s something about a hotel run by dog people. We chose not to bring our four-legged friend this time, but maybe for a future stay!
Overall it was a great weekend stay. I love how this hotel brings fresh bars and restaurants to the city, yet they fit perfectly and feel like they have always been a part of Mount Vernon. Thanks for the stay, Hotel Revival. Can’t wait to get back!