On Saturday, Mal, Murphy, and I spent a lovely evening at Hotel Marlowe. The folks from Kimpton Hotels invited the three of us for a complimentary stay. I love hotels, so when Kimpton invited me along with Murphy, I was all about it. I love doing fun things with the pug!
Mal, Murphy, and I arrived at Hotel Marlow just after 4:00 PM on Saturday afternoon and then checked into our room for the night, which was on a floor with other dogs and their owners.
I never know what to expect with pet-friendly rooms (sometimes they’re a little beat up), but our room was gorgeous! Mal said besides our honeymoon and the Wynn, it was the nicest room he’s ever stayed in.
The bed was “like a cloud.”
I loved the fancy products in the bathroom. They smelled so good!
As soon as we walked into the room, Murphy ran around sniffing and exploring everything.
It didn’t take him long to find the complimentary dog treats.
Mal also excitedly explored the room. He and Murphy were like two little kids on Christmas morning! Haha!
Hey, check out the view!
Oh my gosh, what is it?!?
We had a beautiful view of the city and Charles River.
Our room came with a dog bed for Murphy, so he tried it out.
And he liked it! (Thankfully, he didn’t lovvve it! Haha!)
The nice people from Hotel Marlowe surprised Mal and me with a spread of delicious goodies—wine, chocolate, and a cheese and fruit platter.
Both of us were pretty hungry, so we dug right in!
Once we got settled, Mal and I left Murphy alone in the room and headed downstairs to the lobby for the Wine Hour hosted by the hotel.
Every day from 5:00 – 6:00 PM, guests are invited to enjoy complimentary wine by the glass.
The Wine Hour also included various appetizers—pretzels, nuts, and even fresh ceviche from the hotel restaurant, Bambara.
When the Wine Hour ended, Mal and I headed back up to our room to check on Murphy. He was totally fine and excited to see us.
Mal and I planned to have dinner at Bambara, but we felt kind of bad leaving Murphy again, so we decided to order room service and hang out in the room instead.
Woohoo! Hotel room hang!
Grape tossing contest!
Eventually, the three of us cozied up on the bed and watched Harry Potter on TV.
Our dinner arrived a little while later.
I ordered a salmon and crab burger with French fries on the side. I ended up wrapping pieces of the burger in lettuce and adding veggies and pickles to make mini lettuce wraps. It was quite delicious!
After dinner, we were all pretty exhausted, so we headed to bed.
The next morning, Murphy woke us up bright and early to start the day. His breakfast time is usually 6:00 AM, so he was starving (and probably wasting away to nothing) by 8:00 AM.
After Murphy ate breakfast, our next order of business was taking him outside to do his “business.”
On the way out of the hotel, I grabbed a cup of decaf coffee. The hotel offers complimentary coffee and tea every morning.
Right next to the hotel was a park, so we took Murphy there to do his thing.
It was such a nice fall morning. We walked for about 20 minutes along the water.
With coffee in hand, we headed back to the hotel. Mal and I thought about hitting up the hotel gym for a workout, but we felt lazy and decided not to. The hotel gym looked really great though. It wasn’t huge, but it had a bunch of new cardio equipment (including a rowing machine – great for travel WODs!), some free weights, medicine balls, and hula hoops.
Besides the gym, the hotel also had a number of wellness programs for their guests, including free bike and kayak rentals as well as a jogging map, which provided various mileage loops (1.6 – 8.6 miles) along the Charles River.
When we returned to our room, Mal and I ordered room service for breakfast. I ordered an omelet with mushrooms, tomatoes, and cheese.
After breakfast, we packed up our things and checked out. I think the guys were a little sad to leave.
If you’re thinking about traveling with your dog (or cat), I highly recommend the Kimpton Hotels. They’re a great chain with hotels all over the country. The three of us really enjoyed our time at Hotel Marlowe and it was a great place to stay with a furry friend. The staff was super friendly and especially accommodating to the pets. Thanks so much for hosting us!
Question of the Day
Have you ever traveled with your pet?