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Where To Stay in Baltimore: The 10 Best Hotels

Chrissy Pak
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As the 20th largest city in the USA, Baltimore is home to many attractions, ranging from the National Aquarium to Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the home of the Baltimore Orioles – far too much to take in during just one day. To ensure that your overnight accommodations is as wonderful as the rest of your stay in Maryland, try one of ten choices listed below.

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Admiral Fell Inn

Just under a mile and a half from both the Baltimore Convention Center and Johns Hopkins University, this historical boutique hotel in Fells Point is ideally situated for travellers on business or academic errands. A member of the Ascend Hotel Collection, Admiral Fell Inn offers 80 unique rooms and suites with traditional European furnishings. Once a boarding house and recreational center run on Christian values for concerned seamen known as The Anchorage, it is now a fully modernized hotel offering WiFi, local shuttle service, and a fitness center.

888 South Broadway, Fells Point, MD, USA, +1 410 522 7377

Inn At Henderson’s Wharf

This charming little boutique hotel is set in one of the many historic waterfront buildings of Fells Point and just under one mile and a half from the National Aquarium – or for sports fans, just three miles from Oriole Park at Camden Yards. These luxury rooms offer upscale furnishings, flat-screen TVs, mini fridges, and coffee makers, as well as a free European-style buffet breakfast and a 24-hour fitness center. With rich wooden furniture and plush carpets, the Inn at Henderson’s Wharf offers a touch of elegance to the refined guest. LGBT friendly.

1000 Fell Street Baltimore, MD, USA, +1 410 522 7777

The Ivy Hotel

With just 18 rooms, The Ivy Hotel promises intimacy and the magical old-world charm of a historical mansion, renovated into an ivy-wreathed, yet modern, brick structure. This upscale boutique offers luxuries, such as a private spa, library, tea room, conservatory, and a car service in an antique London cab. The Ivy Hotel also boasts Magdalena, an up-and-coming gourmet restaurant which is the only part of the hotel accessible to the public. Complimentary cocktails and a charming conservatory make this place a must-see for anyone wishing to experience the high side of Baltimore life.

205 East Biddle Street, Baltimore, MD, USA, +1 800 964 1283

Hotel Brexton

This amazing 29-room Queen Anne-style hotel was built in 1881 as the childhood home of Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor. Hotel Brexton looks like a castle from the outside and also feels like one from the inside. Facilities include Keurig coffeemakers, 32-inch flat-screen TVs, free WiFi and iPod docks, and available in-room spa treatments. The venue also offers a complimentary continental breakfast and a wine and cheese reception. Under a mile and a half from the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and from the Lyric Opera House, this place is perfect for the musically-inclined.

868 Park Avenue, Baltimore, MD, USA, +1 800 678 8946

Inn at the Black Olive

Eco-friendly yet upscale, this boutique inn comes with regionally-made furnishings and organic mattresses and bath products. Similarly, the rooftop restaurant and cafe, which also serves as a casual wine bar, focuses on sustainable food. But with flat-screen TVs, whirlpool tubs, and balconies/porches with water views, these suites don’t let an environmental conscience deter them from providing every available facility. Based in the outer regions of Fells Point, the Inn at the Black Olive is just one mile from the National Aquarium and less than a block from the harbor.

803 South Caroline St, Fells Point, Baltimore, MD, USA, +1 443 681 7961

Lord Baltimore Hotel

Designed by William Lee Stoddart in 1928, this 22-storey French Renaissance-style hotel is made of brick and steel. With a copper-roofed tower and magnificent glass windows, the building is 289 feet of sheer elegance. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and visited by historical personages such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Lord Baltimore Hotel is steeped in tradition. Despite its historic origins, the interior of the building is agreeably up-to-date, with flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. The juxtaposition of original artwork and vintage prints hanging on the walls continues the theme of modernized antiquity.

20 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD, USA, +1 855 466 7677

Monaco Baltimore, a Kimpton Hotel

Kimpton’s Monaco Baltimore is a one-of-a-kind upscale boutique hotel located in downtown Baltimore. Housed in the former Baltimore & Ohio Railroad headquarters, the 1906 beaux arts building is the city’s first hotel to artfully combine upscale contemporary design with original historic architecture. The result is a completely unique experience for guests. The high-ceilinged rooms and suites blend period details with modern luxuries, such as yoga mats and flat-screen TVs.

2 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD, USA, +1 443 692 6170

The Grand

Built in 1868 by the Freemason Society as the new Grand Masonic Lodge of Maryland headquarters, The Grand today is every bit as breathtaking as it must have been at its opening ceremony, which was attended by dignitaries such as President Andrew Jackson. With marble floors and walls painted from top to bottom with antique portraits, The Grand is the perfect backdrop for a wedding, formal ceremony, or simply the most elegant stay imaginable. Enjoy a do-or-die murder mystery dinner, a comic skit in which audience participation to catch the culprit is encouraged, or simply luxuriate in the multi-room suites, which include facilities such as shower benches and dining tables for eight.

225 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD, USA, +1 410 685 7777

Abacrombie Inn

Built in 1891 by Major Biddle, after whom the street was named, this simple brick structure offers only 12 rooms, each of which are individually decorated by the owning family in order to maintain a distinctive separate aesthetic per room. Due to its small size, Abacrombie Inn offers the unique opportunity to rent out the entire building in order to guarantee privacy and an undisturbed stay. This quirky hotel may not be a luxury four-star boutique, but it offers a whimsical charm for travellers on a budget, as well as a complimentary continental breakfast.

58 West Biddle St, Baltimore, MD, USA, +1 410 244 8413

1840s Carrollton Inn

Originally a series of rowhomes, the oldest of which dated back to the 1700s, the 1840s Carrollton Inn later became host to the Baltimore City Life Museums. In 2003, the Pomykala family purchased the venue for renovations. Now fully modernized, the inn offers spacious guest rooms and suites with fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, tasteful artwork, and professionally decorated furnishings. Guests can also enjoy a full breakfast, which is prepared to order and served at either intimate tables for two in the dining room or outside in the private garden courtyard. Located in Baltimore’s historic Jonestown neighborhood, this inn is within walking distance of various museums, historic sites, and the best of Little Italy’s dining.

50 Albemarle St. Baltimore, MD, USA, +1 410 385 1840

Courtesy of 1840s Carrollton Inn
Courtesy of 1840s Carrollton Inn



By Chrissy Pak