There’s a new hotel in Mt. Vernon, Hotel Revival, and recently I had the opportunity to experience my first ever staycation. If you’ve never booked a staycation before, I highly recommend it-especially if you don’t live alone. It’s like a mini luxurious vacation that you don’t have to travel far for!
Formerly the Peabody Court Hotel, Hotel Revival is Baltimore’s first and only boutique art hotel, located in historic downtown Mt. Vernon. The hotel features 107 rooms, all decorated with unique pieces of art curated by the Paradigm Art Gallery.
Within the hotel, you’ll find several great amenities like private karaoke rooms, smart TVs in every room hellooo Netflix & chill, luxurious bath amenities, and more. Hotel Revival is even dog friendly, so Fido can come too!
Upon arrival, I was impressed by the hand painted artwork on the walls of the lobby. At first glance you may think it’s wallpaper, but each tree is hand painted on the wall!
Speaking of walls…they have the most Instagram-worthy wall designed by Cassandra C. Jones inside the hotel. Check me out, pretending I’m a model.
We checked into our room and were immediately in awe with the sweeping view we had of Mt. Washington and the Washington Monument.
I quickly made myself right at home on the plush bed, the luxe linens were so comfy.
The bathrooms are luxurious, and ours even had a magnificent view! I loved the Citrus Sandalwood scent of all the bathroom products and the marble counters were gorgeous.
Things to do in Mt. Vernon
If you’re new to the area, there are plenty of things to keep you busy around Revival Hotel in Mt. Vernon. Here are 5 of my favorites:
- Climb the Washington Monument.
- Go see a movie at the Charles Theater.
- Spend the day looking at incredible art at the Walter’s Art Museum.
- Grab a coffee and a read a book at Dooby’s.
- Check out the Farmer’s Market & Bazaar located at the intersection of E Saratoga St and Holliday St.
Revival Hotel Restaurants
The hotel boasts two restaurants. One, located downstairs on the main level, Square Meal, which has more of a neighborhood sandwich shop feel. The other, Topside, located on the roof of the building has more of a rustic feel and is seafood heavy, my favorite.
We dined at Topside during our stay and loved the historic city views of the buildings in Mt. Vernon. The cocktails are insanely unique, featuring crafty creations from the bar manager, Chelsea.
We tried the Shrubs and Roses which is made up of gin, strawberry-dill shrub, rose vermouth, lemon, egg white, and pink peppercorn. Then we tried the Devil Wears Prata, made up of vodka, Avua Prata cachaÃ§a, beer-lime cordial, grapefruit bitters, and dehydrated lime.
The Boilermakers are the most fun, which Chelsea also refers to as ‘a cocktail you make in your mouth’. These are comprised of a beer plus a shot or small cocktail that you pour into the beer can or alternate taking sips. We went for the Sorry Not Sorry. The beer has strong citrus notes and is served with a tequila shot. When mixed together tastes like a Margarita!
All the food at Topside is delicious, but my favorite thing on the menu is the Indian “Butter” Cauliflower. It’s perfectly crisp and the sauce is so good you’ll want to bathe in it.
After dinner, we checked out the B-side Karaoke rooms. These rooms are everything Baltimore needed but never knew it wanted. There are three private soundproof rooms, thank god, dedicated to karaoke, each with a different look and feel. I’m pretty sure I sang until I was blue in the face, but the end of my night was a little blurry, those drinks are strong!
If you’re traveling to Baltimore or looking for a unique staycation, I highly recommend checking out Hotel Revival! For those who aren’t looking for a place to crash, you can still enjoy the restaurants and amazing views from Topside, or grab some friends and book a private karaoke room for the evening!