The Best Hotels to Book in Maryland
The Ivy: leagues ahead of many other hotels | Courtesy of The Ivy Hotel / Expedia
This most historic of states has stunning countryside, chic urban regeneration and abundant waterways and coastline on the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean – why not book a hotel on Culture Trip to take a look?
Home of the Star-Spangled Banner, Maryland‘s history is plentiful both in and outside museum walls – and if you fancy a ghost, gastronomy or walking tour, it’s all here. Did we not mention the fine accommodation choices? Well, here they are.
The Ivy Hotel
5/5 (64 Reviews)
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Now from $757 per night
In the historic Mount Vernon area, this 19th-century mansion houses a plush boutique hotel. Take your coffee in the garden, choose a book from the library and try your hand at the piano or the billiard table – just not simultaneously. Rooms are modern and chic with traditional flourishes, and there are amenities aplenty – including breakfast, a luxe afternoon tea, a boutique spa and a bistro with a wine cellar.
4.6/5 (411 Reviews)
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Now from $107 per night
Behind the renaissance revival edifice, you’ll find a beautiful hotel of charm and character. The plush rooms feature rich, dark tones offset by tasteful modern touches – a mix of antiques, mid-20th-century textiles and a blend of local canvases, prints and ceramics. The beautifully designed rooftop bar reflects the spirit – and spirits – of the city it overlooks, and there might even be a speakeasy, but you didn’t hear it from us, right?
Turf Valley Resort
4.3/5 (534 Reviews)
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Now from $125 per night
Nestled in central Maryland, you’ll find this place on a full 1000 acres (405ha) of fairways. Yep, it’s a golf resort, but don’t worry – if you’re not into bogeys or birdies, there’s a luxe spa as well. The accommodation is well finished and traditional, but it’s the amenities that bring you to a place like this, right? These include tennis, an indoor and outdoor pool, saunas and an upscale restaurant.
The Wayside Inn
Garden Hotel, Hotel
4.7/5 (81 Reviews)
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Now from $167 per night
This historic and cozy B&B is full of all-American charm. Dating back to 1780, it boasts romantic accommodation with such a traditional feel that you could be in an old English village. It’s at breakfast, though, that you’ll remember you’re very much in America: French toast, blueberry pancakes, baked eggs and even an orange croissant soufflé. Chow down and indulge.
The Hotel at Arundel Preserve
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This large, upscale complex has amenities coming out of its ears. There are two restaurants, a huge indoor pool, a free local and airport shuttle service, a well-equipped gym and bookable spa services. The accommodation – rendered in relaxing chocolate tones with pops of zesty color – features rainfall showerheads, luxury linens, a coffee-maker and complimentary wifi.
Admiral Fell Inn
Boutique Hotel, Hotel
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This attractive proposition is found on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. It boasts two restaurants – and rumored ghost encounters, if you brave a Halloween stay. The small service fee includes wifi, morning coffee and access to an athletic club and signature events. The stately rooms, meanwhile, are both grand and romantic – with hardwood floors, Persian rugs and sumptuous color palettes.
Sagamore Pendry Baltimore
4.7/5 (634 Reviews)
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Now from $416 per night
Found on the famous Rec Pier, the Pendry embodies the rich history and vibrant personality of this flourishing metropolis – all within a harbor setting. Rooms exude both Venetian opulence and Baltimore industrial chic, with dark woods, high-end materials and rich colors framing the waterside views perfectly. Looking for even more refinement? Well, there’s a whisky bar, an excellent Italian restaurant and an outdoor pool.
The Columbia Inn at Peralynna
Boutique Hotel, Bed and Breakfast, Hotel
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This fine-looking boutique offering is on a tree-lined road, just over a mile (1.6km) from Centennial Park. The indulgent, European-style rooms would be the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway, and that’s something they lean into – optional extras include a dozen long-stem roses, a display of candles in your room and even a natural bubble bath for your whirlpool. Breakfast is served in the attractive atrium – just in case you’ve worked up an appetite.
These recommendations were updated on October 11, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.