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Miami

It’s been much too long since I’ve been to Miami, and it’s still one of the prettiest night landings I’ve ever seen.  I wish I had more time to be here, but alas – only an hour layover before I head back to home to Tampa.

miami

Hello, Philadelphia!

Ahh, traveling again.  I seriously start to go stir crazy if I’m stuck in Tampa too long, so when I was given an opportunity to head back to Philly and stay at the exceptional Hotel Palomar you know I jumped all over it!  This is one of the best four-star boutique hotels in the city – and it’s a Kimpton property, which means you know the service and experience will be above par.  The staff here are some of my favorites, and the hotel is GORGEOUS.  Just take a look at the lobby!

lobby

So many comfortable places to sit and chat, or enjoy the hosted wine hour each evening.  I love hanging out by the windows with a hot cup of coffee or a nice martini, and watch the people walking by.

One of my favorite features of the Kimpton hotels are the beds.  They’re amazing, and I’d have one at home if I could fold up a mattress and stick it in my suitcase.  They hooked me up with a king sized bed and a city view for this trip – no complaints here!

bed

and right outside the window –

cityview

This really is a must-stay hotel.  The location is also excellent – just blocks from Rittenhouse Square, everything you could possibly want is within easy walking distance.  Shopping ( including a huge Sephora, a Nordstrom Rack,  and an Apple store!), dining ( casual and fancy), public transport, and entertainment.  I love a walkable city.

Sometimes you just want to stay in, and the Hotel Palomar also offers 24 hour dining courtesy of their in-house restaurant, Square 1682.  My last stay I ordered in-room service because I was just too tired to wander around looking for food.  This time I headed downstairs before leaving for the airport for an amazing continental breakfast.  Even something simple is presented beautifully, the staff is attentive, and the service is fast.  It’s worth coming in for a bite to eat even if you aren’t spending the night at the hotel – it’s really that delicious!

breakfast

Well, I’m off to Boston, Miami, and then finally home to Tampa.  Remember, if you follow me on Instagram you get to see all my adventures in real time, along with photos that I don’t share here!

 

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