The Best Hotels to Book in Maryland

The Ivy: leagues ahead of many other hotels in Maryland
The Ivy: leagues ahead of many other hotels in Maryland | Courtesy of The Ivy Hotel / Expedia
Photo of Matt Charlton
11 October 2021

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, the history of Maryland 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, the best places to stay in Maryland are here.

The Ivy Hotel

The red-brick exterior of the Ivy Hotel, with a lawn and outdoor dining terrace with several tables
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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.

Revival Baltimore

Contemporary lounge and bar area filled with mid-century furniture and pot plants at the Hotel Revival
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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

Sofa and two leather armchairs in neutral-toned room with large TV at Turf Valley Resort
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Nestled in central Maryland, you’ll find this place on a full 1,000 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

Orange sofa and three armchairs in a room with three windows and a rug on its wooden floor at the Wayside Inn
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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 at one of the tastiest places to stay in Maryland.

The Hotel at Arundel Preserve

Large lobby with split-screen TV, plus several sofas, armchairs and soft benches by a fireplace at Hotel at Arundel Preserve
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One of the grandest places to stay in Maryland, 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

Double bed on wooden frame in room with armchair, desk, desk chair and two bedside lamps at Admiral Fell Inn
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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

Luxurious hotel suite with double bed, sofa and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a river at the Sagamore Pendry Baltimore
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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

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Exterior of the Columbia Inn at Peralynna, with sofas, tables and chairs on a communal terrace by a brick chimney
Courtesy of The Columbia Inn at Peralynna / Expedia
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.

For something more adventurous, discover our guide to the best inns and glamping spots in Maryland – they’re bookable on Culture Trip.

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