This April, Zoe Monster was turning eight and I was on a mission to make it her best birthday ever. Besides the super surprise party I had up my sleeve (coming soon to the blog,) I also wanted to make the most of April vacation and maybe get away for a night for some birthday festivities. I thought neighboring Newport may be fun, but wasn’t exactly sure how kid friendly the hotels would be. I decided to do some research, and when I read up on Hotel Viking, I knew we had our destination.
Nestled right in the middle of the touristy section of Newport, Hotel Viking is a gorgeous and newly renovated hotel, offering all the class and charm of Newport, but also appealing to children. The hotel offers an indoor pool, spa services for children, and a kids club which offers the littlest guests a bag full of goodies upon check in. We booked our room for Zoe’s birthday night and headed up. The hotel is absolutely beautiful, but not so stuffy that I was afraid of my Monsters destroying the place. The entire hotel was full of parents with children and enjoying all Newport has to offer. Our room was decorated in various black and white patterns with vintage prints on the wall. Two double beds would be perfect for some birthday R & R!
Although Zoe was itching to swim, we decided to walk down to Thames Street to grab early dinner first, and we were able to walk from our hotel in less than five minutes! We hit up the local arcade, did some shopping, and feasted on pizza before heading back for a dip in the warm indoor pool. The girls made some little friends in the pool and enjoyed a nighttime game of Marco Polo.
After a great night’s sleep, we spent the morning at Spa Fjor. The spa offers kids manicures and pedicures and the girls loved indulging in their manicures. Our nail technician was beyond sweet to the girls and I absolutely loved that the spa does not cross contaminate nail polishes, instead giving you the bottle you choose to take home with you. The spa was a perfect way to wrap up our stay at Hotel Viking.
I cannot recommend Hotel Viking enough. With summer creeping up, this is the perfect summer getaway for parents. The kids club has so many perks including:
Complimentary Breakfast for children under 12 with adult purchase
Kids’ Club Welcome Bag upon arrival
Indoor pool (and whirlpool)
Seasonal Family Fun Room
Children’s Prince and Princess Menu of Services at SpaFjör
Children’s menu in One Bellevue Restaurant
Discounts to Area Attractions
Seasonal activities or crafts