Historic Frederick, Maryland is endowed with many attributes that draw visitors to this small town. The well preserved city center is one of the best for dining, shopping, and bar hopping anywhere in Maryland. A one or two day visit is best to capture the charm of this city at the foot of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. The Hampton Inn Frederick is one of the closest hotels to the downtown area, and is right next to Fort Detrick.
Easy access to downtown or Fort Detrick
With 161 guestrooms and meeting space for up to 200, there are plenty of options for your needs. Room choices include: king bed corner room, king bed study with sofa bed, two queen beds, accessible with shower, or accessible with a tub. Due to recent renovations, the Hampton Inn Frederick looks brand new. The bathrooms are squeaky clean and most feature a tub/shower combination. Hot water comes out strong and steamy, unlike some hotels with weak and cold flows. Stacks of fluffy white towels are under the sink and several towel hooks are available if you want to reuse your towels to be environmentally friendly.
The convenient location just off Highway 15 is close, but not too close to hear the highway noise from your room. The center of downtown Frederick is a short two miles (3.2 km) away. Amenities are too numerous to mention but a few eye catching ones are: complimentary hot breakfast, pet friendly, two pools, and sightseeing tours. Each room comes with the Hampton bed for maximum comfort, Waterpik showerhead, coffee maker, in-room movie channel, and free hi-speed Wi-Fi.
The spacious lobby is a great place to meet up or use the three complementary computers. A fitness room with treadmills, exercise bicycles, and weights is onsite if you want to get in a workout. The pool area features a swimming pool and a large hot tub. Enjoy your free hot breakfast next to the lobby each morning where self-made waffles are a favorite. Hot eggs and breakfast meats are available as are yogurt, fresh fruit, pastries, toast, cereal, and fruit juices to ensure you get a good start to your day.
Top notch dining
If your trip is for business at Fort Detrick, the Hampton Inn Frederick puts you in walking distance. For downtown Frederick, a drive of about five minutes will get you to this vibrant shopping and restaurant district. For a small town, Frederick has one of the best assortments of dining choices in Maryland. Chef Bryan Voltaggio put Frederick on the map when he appeared on the TV show Top Chef, making it to the final round. Brian lost to his brother Michael but brought attention to Frederick’s restaurant scene.
For fine dining, chef Bryan’s restaurant, Volt, on 228 Market Street is a great choice. Housed in a historic 19th century mansion once owned by three sisters, this restaurant is a memorable place to dine. Other dinner choices might include Firestone’s Culinary Tavern, also on Market Street. At Firestone’s the food is excellent and the prices are less than Volt. This upscale bistro serves lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. If you enjoy brew-pubs, try Brewer’s Alley, also on Market Street, for tasty pizza, burgers, mac and cheese, and craft beers.
Take a walk in the park
Frederick has four distilleries open for tastings, several craft breweries, museums, dozens of restaurants, and the 58 acre (23.4 hectare) Baker Park for a pleasant stroll. All of these attractions help make Frederick one of the most charming and interesting towns to visit in Maryland. Staying at the Hampton Inn Frederick will put you in the middle of it all. With reasonable room prices, great location, and recent renovations, it’s easy to see why staying here is a smart choice.