The Best Hotels to Book Near Baltimore Penn Station, Maryland

Baltimore Penn Station is the place to be (especially if you're catching a train)
Baltimore Penn Station is the place to be (especially if you're catching a train) | © Clarence Holmes Photography / Alamy Stock Photo
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5 October 2021
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Pull into Baltimore’s historic beaux-arts station and choo-choo-choose from one of these nearby hotels to spend the night.

The hustle and bustle of Charm City is off the rails, and your one-way ticket to a good time starts the moment you get off of the train at Baltimore Penn Station. Fly over to M&T Bank Stadium for a Ravens game or quote the raven as you trace Poe’s final footsteps. Whether you’re staying for a night or hanging around for days, these hotels will keep you on time – and are bookable on Culture Trip.

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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Can you really call it a vacation if you spend all day in your hotel? The Ivy thinks you can, beginning with breakfast in a sunlit courtyard. But don’t linger over your lemon souffle pancakes for too long; the Ivy Spa has an herbal rub-down ready for those knotty muscles. Piping-hot afternoon tea will keep your body in bliss while you continue to unwind with jigsaw puzzles, a library full of books, and smooth fingers walking along the keys of a grand piano.

Revival Baltimore

Contemporary lounge and bar area filled with mid-century furniture and pot plants at the Hotel Revival
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You’ll see downtown Baltimore in all its glory from the rooftop bar at Revival. What’s more, the heartbeat of Charm City can be felt just as strongly through the local art in each room and the locally sourced ingredients at B-Side speakeasy. Step outside and walk the same streets that Mary Garrett did, then tuck yourself into Miss Mary’s Suite, where you’ll be surrounded by the century-old restored wood and crown molding of the building’s original interior.

Turf Valley Resort

Turf Valley Resort
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Have time for a round of golf before heading off? The two 18-hole courses at Turf Valley Resort may be worth missing your train for. Check into a villa and extend your stay long enough to try your hand at pickleball, or play your way through the dramatic elevations of the Hialeah course one more time. And if that bad shoulder of yours doesn’t help your handicap, a massage therapy session at the spa should make you feel better about your score.

The Wayside Inn

The Wayside Inn
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Baked grapefruit, Grand Marnier french toast, and eggs baked with six cheeses – breakfast at the Wayside Inn is so good you’ll never want to leave. Even just the antique four-poster bed and wood-burning fireplace could keep you content for years to come. Your stay simply won’t feel long enough – especially after an in-room Swedish massage – but your hosts will let you take a piece of the place home: recipes for their breakfast favorites.

The Hotel at Arundel Preserve

The Hotel at Arundel Preserve
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Heading from a train to a plane or vice versa? The Hotel at Arundel Preserve will keep your trip on track. They’ll give you a lift to BWI airport for free, or to the Live! Casino, Arundel Mills mall, or anywhere else you fancy within a five-mile (8km) radius. A soaking tub and spa-inspired shower in the Chic Suites should wash off a long day of travel, while the Grillfire restaurant will keep your plate full if a long layover is on the menu.

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 Fell’s Point hotel will charm you with hardwood floors, Persian rugs and polished antiques in your room. And while the name Admiral Fell Inn may sound like a punchline, the Admiral’s Historic Ghost Tour will fill you with chills rather than giggles. Of course, if you’d rather feel silly than scared, you can have a few tequila cocktails next door at Duck Duck Goose.

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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Rest your head on Baltimore’s Recreation Pier before catching your train. OK, maybe not directly on the pier, but with floor-to-ceiling windows sitting just feet away from your pillow, you’ll almost roll out of bed into the harbor. We’d suggest splashing in the waterfront pool instead – same views, fewer fish. While the cannons beneath the pier may be lost to time, the whisky at the Cannon Room will still knock you off your feet.

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
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The suites in the Columbia at Peralynna, each with their own designated letter of the alphabet, have every amenity you could wish for. Electric fireplaces, private balconies, full kitchens, garden views: all you have to do is choose which creature comforts you prefer. This grand B&B has opulence behind each door, enhanced even more when you add romantic candles, natural bubble bath and long-stemmed roses to your room.

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