The Hotel at the University of Maryland: The Ultimate Mother’s Day Getaway for the Many Sides of Mom

by | Apr 3, 2023 | Destinations, Mommy Getaways, South East, USA

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Ever sit back and really think about all that moms do on a daily basis? They’re event planners, chauffeurs, chefs, housekeepers, and tutors all in one while balancing countless other demands from work or significant others.

Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show the rockstar mom in your life just how much she means to you. And there’s one place you probably haven’t heard of but could be exactly what she needs: The Hotel at the University of Maryland.

A hidden treasure on the outskirts of Washington, DC, The Hotel feels millions of miles away from the laundry mounds and carpool duties. It’s also the ideal location for letting her hair down while catering to the many sides of her personality.


The Diva

You know what they say about diamonds, and The Hotel is an AAA-rated Four-diamond destination. From the moment she arrives, mom will relish countless details that add up to the luxury experience she deserves. An oversized room, plush Turkish robe, and illy coffee machine, to name a few.  


Mom will be greeted with stylish energy in the lobby that continues throughout The Hotel. Photo by The Hotel at the University of Maryland


The Beauty Queen

Mom can get pampered with the self-care she deserves without leaving The Hotel. The Spa is a luxurious boutique offering a range of ahhhh-inducing treatments, from heated stone or honey bourbon massages to six soothing facials.


The Spa is a 5000-square-foot destination ready to cater to mom’s every relaxation request Photo by The Hotel at the University of Maryland


And for Mother’s Day, The Hotel is offering a special package where mom can be spoiled with a refreshing treat from The Spa: her choice of a Southern Difference Massage with head-to-toe attention or a Southern Difference Facial customized to her skin type.


The History Buff

Of course, the ultimate mom’s getaway wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the mall… Thanks to the College Park Metro Station less than a mile away, Mom has convenient access to the National Mall, plus all the must-see museums and monuments DC has to offer.

If historic southern charm is more her speed, nearby Georgetown boasts cobblestone streets and estates from the mid-1700s she can tour for a stroll back in time.


Mom can take in our nation’s landmarks with convenient access to DC from The Hotel Photo by Paula Nardini via Pexels


The Wine Enthusiast

Because mom deserves to let her hair down, The Hotel’s Mother’s Day package also includes pampering her with sparkling wine and a cheese tray. And with 11 vineyards and craft breweries nearby, there’s no shortage of local libations to savor. As an added perk, the 301 Brewery will pick mom up from The Hotel for an even more carefree day of wine tasting!


Sparkling wine and cheese are the perfect way to pamper mom. Photo by Milan via Pexels


The Nature Lover

There’s nothing more rejuvenating than reconnecting with nature. From kayaking along the Anacostia River to hiking or biking along its 60 miles of connected trails throughout the Anacostia Tributary Trail System, mom’s outdoorsy side will discover many ways to take in nature at her own pace.


The Fur Mama

When mom dreams of escaping it all, her fur baby is right beside her. Don’t worry, she’s welcome to bring her pup along on this adventure. The Hotel will even greet the dog with a PAWS kit upon arrival (see pet policy). Together, they can frequent dog-friendly restaurants like Looney’s Pub and Potomac Pizza.


Mom’s best friend is welcome at The Hotel and several nearby spots  Photo by Leah Kelley via Pexels


The Foodie

Speaking of food, no trip to Maryland would be complete without fresh seafood, and upscale GrillMarx won’t disappoint.

If mom enjoys outdoor dining (and who doesn’t???), she’ll find many al fresco dining options, including watching the sun go down at The Hall CP or playing board games at Board and Brew while savoring homemade fare.



The Late Sleeper


This comfy bed is made for sleeping and a late checkout! Photo by The Hotel at the University of Maryland


Don’t sleep on this last perk in The Hotel’s Mother’s Day package… checkout isn’t until 2 pm (or later if needed)! That’s more than enough time to sleep in, especially after a fun day of wine tasting.

Whether it’s Mother’s Day or just because, The Hotel at the University of Maryland has something to spoil the many sides of mom.


May 12-14, treat the hard-working mom in your life to The Hotel at the University of Maryland’s Mother’s Day package, complete with a massage or facial, late checkout and sparkling wine for just $334 per night, or book her an unforgettable stay anytime.