It’s August –summer is in full swing and the kids have been home for weeks. Are you ready for a little break with your spouse yet? I love having our kids home during the summer, spending lazy days out by the pool or at the park. About mid-summer, the honeymoon period starts to wear off and the natives get restless and you start to hear the murmur of moms secretly whispering (I can’t wait until my kids go back to school!)
Well hip Northwest mamas, never fear – if you live in the Seattle area (or are a short flight/drive away), we’ve got you covered. For most couples, an overnight stay is doable, and can do wonders to recharge our parental batteries and our patience. My husband and I try to get away just the two of us once a quarter – we call it our “Quarterly Retreat.”
In partnership with WestBellevueMoms.com, this week we will feature our Top 5 picks for luxury staycation packages for parents in three of our favorite categories – Luxe Urban Retreats, Luxe Spa Getaways and Short Road Trips that will make you feel like you are miles away. So escape, rekindle the romance, read a book, enjoy dinner without interruption, get a massage, or just get a full night sleep at these luxurious Seattle area hotels and resorts.
First up: Our Top 5 picks for Luxury Urban Retreats. Stay tuned this week for our Top 5 Luxe Spa Getaways and our Top 5 Luxe Roadtrips for Parents. We will also kick off our first giveaway on HipTravelMama, so make sure to sign up via email, follow us on twitter @hiptravelmama and join our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/hiptravelmama and check back here tomorrow for details!
Top 5 Luxe Urban Retreats
1. Hotel 1000 – Seattle, WA
Feel like getting your urban zen on? There are a lot of great downtown Seattle hotels from which to choose. Escape to Seattle in hip urban luxury at Hotel 1000. Central to everything, you can shop, eat and rekindle the romance in style. Hotel 1000 offers several packages for parents. We like the 1000 Ways to Say I Love You package which includes:
To book this package, or explore others, visit www.hotel1000.com.
2. Four Seasons – Seattle WA
What could be better than an escape to the Four Seasons? How about sunning yourself this summer on the rooftop infinity pool overlooking the Puget Sound and indulging in the Four Seasons experience by day and out on the town by night? Try the Romantic Spa Escape which includes:
To book this package, or explore others visit www.fourseasons.com/seattle/
3. Hotel Max
This hip boutique hotel has a style and attitude all its own. Located in downtown Seattle, Hotel Max is a funky and hip hotel filled with cool and eclectic art. Hotel Max showcases 39 local Seattle artists and photographers, along with nationally known artists and has a style all its own. You will giggle as you read through their package options for couples. Here are a couple of our favorites – try the Hubba Hubba Hanky Panky Romance Package:
Make it a night to remember! Toast to your wildest dreams with your choice of Washington State Red or White wine. Enjoy the taste of our irresistible, locally made gourmet chocolate by Oh Chocolate! Don’t forget to hang your “Gettin Busy” do not disturb sign on the door.
To book this package, or explore others, visit www.hotelmaxseattle.com
4. Inn at El Gaucho – Seattle, WA
If you love steak and you’ve ever had the El Gaucho treatment, you can expect the same decadence in the Inn at El Gaucho. Tucked above this sultry, dark steakhouse, is a retro 50’s style, swanky hotel in the heart of Belltown. My husband and I did an overnight trip here and it was fabulous. With only 18 suites, The Inn at El Gaucho is a unique experience for steak lovers and those who love the hip Bogart style in the heart of Belltown. After dinner, head downstairs to The Pampas Room for a drink and a little live music and dancing. Try the Urban Getaway Package that includes:
To book this package, or explore others visit inn.elgaucho.com/inn.elgaucho/packages.htm
Hotel Ändra is located in Seattle’s Midtown neighborhood and is beautiful boutique luxury hotel sitting next to Lola, one of Tom Douglas’ delicious restaurants. Try Hotel Ändra’s Urban Escape package at the Hotel Andra in downtown Seattle:
Enjoy the best of Seattle just outside our front doors with this urban getaway package, including a $40 dining credit to any of Tom Douglas’ restaurants (Lola, Palace Kitchen, Dahlia Lounge, Etta’s or Serious Pie) and overnight valet parking.
What is your favorite luxe Seattle overnight getaway? Stay tuned tomorrow for our Top 5 Spa Getaways for Parents. For more hip tips on luxury family travel, follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/hiptravelmama and twitter at @hiptravelmama