The Best Hotels to Book in Baltimore, Maryland

Four Seasons Baltimore offers luxurious accommodation with fabulous views over the city
Four Seasons Baltimore offers luxurious accommodation with fabulous views over the city | Courtesy of Four Seasons Baltimore /
Chrissy Pak

Baltimore is home to many attractions, ranging from the National Aquarium to Oriole Park at Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles baseball team. The many historic neighborhoods of the city – such as Federal Hill and Mount Vernon – are attractions in their own right. Ensure that your overnight accommodation is as wonderful as the rest of your visit to Maryland by staying at one of these top Baltimore hotels – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Hotel RL Baltimore Inner Harbor, for healthy living


Seating area in the lobby of the Hotel RL Baltimore Inner Harbor
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Kick back at the downtown waterfront RL, set in the iconic 10-storey Keyser Building with its stylish sofa-strewn lobby, well-stocked games room and community-led events such as live poetry. Wellness enthusiasts will relish the on-site fitness center, the complimentary bike rentals and the healthy, seasonal plates on offer in the restaurant. Rest in your pet-friendly room, featuring Baltimore-inspired wall art and Chesterfield armchairs, then wake to ethically sourced brews at the on-site cafe.

2. Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, for a five-star spa

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Smart double bedroom with terrace at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore
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Overlook Harbor East at this luxurious hotel in Baltimore. Plump for a room with a balcony for private vistas, and order room service to complete your night in. Catch some rays by the rooftop pool with its own poolside bar and restaurant, or try the Spanish courtyard-style restaurant serving South American- and Mexican-inspired cuisine. A visit to the five-star spa is a must: indulge in deep-tissue massages, facials, chakra balancing and Finnish sauna sessions. Special occasion? Ask about the fancy extras on offer here, such as luxury catamaran charters and helicopter tours.

3. Hotel Indigo Baltimore Downtown, for inventive drinking and dining

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A yellow velvet banquette and an imposing fireplace in a dining area at Hotel Indigo Baltimore Downtown
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There’s lots to love at this stylish, Mount Vernon-based Baltimore hotel, from complimentary Wine Wednesdays to in-room massages. The hip restaurant serves jazzed-up breakfasts and light dishes. Time it right to get happy hour signature artisanal cocktails, or try the fortnightly bottomless-drinks Drag Brunch. Expect cool room decor with wall sketches, hardwood floors and statement lamps. Some rooms are pet-friendly, and some come with city views. Choose a two-level suite for highlights such as a wet bar and first-floor bath.

4. Admiral Fell Inn Baltimore Harbor, for traditional European interiors

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Smart room at the Admiral Fell Inn Baltimore Harbor with wooden floorboards and pops of yellow
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A short walk from both the Baltimore Convention Center and Johns Hopkins University, this historic boutique hotel in Fells Point is ideally situated for travelers on either business or academic pursuits. The Admiral Fell Inn offers 80 unique rooms and suites with traditional European furnishings. Once a boarding house and recreational center run on Christian values, it is now a fully modernized hotel.

5. Inn at Henderson’s Wharf, for upscale design

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Room at Inn at Henderson’s Wharf with a wooden bed and exposed brick wall
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This charming little boutique hotel is set in one of the many historic waterfront buildings of Fells Point. It’s just 1.5mi (2.5km) from the National Aquarium, and 3mi (5km) from Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The luxury rooms offer upscale furnishings, flat-screen TVs, mini fridges and coffeemakers, as well as a complimentary 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 for the refined guest.

6. The Ivy Hotel, for gourmet cuisine


Lounge area at the Ivy Hotel, Baltimore, with wooden panelling and a chandelier
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With just 18 rooms, the Ivy Hotel promises intimacy and all the magical old-world charm of a historical mansion. Set in a renovated brick structure, this upscale boutique offers luxuries such as a private spa, library, tea room and car service in an antique London cab. The Ivy Hotel also boasts Magdalena, an up-and-coming gourmet restaurant that is the only part of the hotel accessible to the public. Complimentary cocktails and a charming conservatory make this place a must-stay for anyone wishing to experience the Baltimore high life.

7. Lord Baltimore Hotel, for French Renaissance glamor


Simply decorated room with double bed and chairs at Lord Baltimore Hotel
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Designed by William Lee Stoddart in 1928, this 22-story French Renaissance-style hotel is made of brick and steel with a copper-roofed tower and magnificent glass windows, and exudes sheer elegance. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and visited by historical personages such as Martin Luther King Jr, Lord Baltimore Hotel has a traditional feel. Despite its historic origins, the interior of the building is agreeably up to date, and the juxtaposition of original artwork and vintage prints hanging on the walls continues the theme of modernized antiquity.

8. Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore, for contemporary cool

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Chic room with a double bed and a single bed at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore
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The Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore is a one-of-a-kind upscale boutique hotel located in downtown Baltimore. Housed in the former Baltimore and Ohio Railroad headquarters, the 1906 beaux arts building artfully combines upscale contemporary design with original historical 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.

9. Sagamore Pendry Baltimore, for spectacular views


Glass-walled room at Sagamore Pendry Baltimore with patterned carpet and leather button-back sofa
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Sagamore Pendry Baltimore is an upmarket hotel in a restored 1914 pier building, with spectacular views across the Patapsco River. The sleek wooden interiors add a modern feel to this historic building. We recommend starting your evening with a tipple at the whiskey bar before heading down to the Rec Pier Chop House for dinner – steaks are the top choice here. Don’t leave without taking a dip in the heated outdoor pool overlooking the river.

10. Revival, for art lovers


Room at Revival with a blue carpet and modern furniture
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Just as the name suggests, Revival has an old-fashioned charm. The Renaissance Revival front dates back to the 1920s, but inside, the rooms are decorated in an upscale, modern style. Art lovers will appreciate that Revival is just steps away from the Walters Art Museum, home to artwork stretching from 3,000 BCE up to the modern day. At the end of the day, relax with a craft beer in the Topside rooftop restaurant.

Kim Gregory contributed additional reporting to this article.

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