Built in 1868 by the Freemason Society as the new Grand Lodge of Maryland Masonic temple 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 but not required, or simply luxuriate in the multi-room suites, which include amenities such as shower benches and dining tables for eight.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Columbia
This all-suite, pet-friendly hotel is perfect for extended stays. The living room comes equipped with a flat-screen TV, the kitchen is fully furnished for home-cooking with a microwave, full-size refrigerator, and coffee maker and the bathroom comes stocked with complimentary products. Choose between the outdoor swimming pool or the whirlpool, or try out the fitness or business centers. Enjoy a full hot breakfast every morning or join the evening socials that run from Mondays through to Thursdays, or take advantage of the 24hr convenience store and complimentary grocery shopping service. Click here to book rooms ahead of time.
8320 Benson Dr, Columbia, MD, USA, +1 855 277 4942
Aloft Arundel Mills
Modern and fresh, Aloft Arundel Mills is located just outside the Baltimore Beltway and is just a short drive from the Arundel Mills Mall, the BWI Airport (with free shuttle service), Fort Meade, and the Maryland Live! Casino, as well as a reasonable distance from both Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Their loft-inspired rooms feature a signature bed, enormous spa shower, and spa amenities. For the socially inclined, they offer a Re:mix lounge with a pool table as well as a W XYZ Bar with delicious cocktails. An indoor pool and fitness center provide exercise options for the fitness-conscious, while the pet-friendly program accommodates animal lovers.
7520 Teague Rd, Hanover, MD, USA, +1 443 577 0077
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 style and design with original historic architecture to create a totally 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