Known as the birthplace of the American National Anthem, the port city of Baltimore in Maryland is steeped in history. Travel through time as you wander the streets of the Fells Point district. Baltimore is home to the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum and the first Washington Monument that dates back to the early 19th century. The city also has several hotels that were former factories or boarding lodges for sailors, and the architecture of these historical lodgings make them unique. Even after restoration, they retain their old-world charm and authentic features. Read on to discover the best historic hotels in Baltimore, Maryland.
This hotel that dates back to the 1920s is a mix of old-world charm and modern hospitality. Luxurious rooms feature warm tones and classical furnishings, while en-suite bathrooms have marble walls. In-room features include a coffee maker, a TV, and a microwave. Enjoy a sumptuous meal at the hotel’s restaurant serving American cuisine with French influences.
You can explore the historic Mount Vernon neighborhood as you walk to the Washington Monument and Walters Art Museum, which are adjacent to the property.
Sagamore Pendry Baltimore is a historic property in Fell’s Point overlooking the Patapsco River. This former pier building dates back to 1914 and boasts restored interiors. High ceilings and ornate detailing blend with contmeporary aesthetics. Rooms come with modern amenities and feature garden or pool views.
Guests can work out at the fitness center or shop for souvenirs at the gift shop. Relish dinner at the in-house restaurants or enjoy a tipple at the bar. Harbor East Marina is a short walk from here.
This gorgeous hotel from the 19th century was commissioned by industrialist John Gilman. Famed architect Charles Carson, who designed the city’s Grand Masonic Venue, undertook the mansion’s design. The original brick mansion boasted glass windows, turreted slate roofs, and green marble floors.
Today, rooms at The Ivy Hotel have a four-poster bed and bathrooms with heated limestone flooring. The courtyard is ideal for unwinding. A five-minute bus ride gets you to Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Named after Maryland’s founder Lord Baltimore, this hotel’s exteriors boast classical ornamentation that was typical of the period. The original owner, Harry Busick, enlisted architect William Stoddart for the design. Stoddart deployed a blend of French and Italian Renaissance architecture.
Since 1928, Lord Baltimore Hotel has welcomed several important guests, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The hotel was sold in the 1960s and changed owners a few times. It was bought by the Rubell family in 2013, who reinstated the hotel to its former glory.
This charming property was the former headquarters of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. Today, Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor boasts a 1906 Beaux Arts style that blends with contemporary top-notch service. The building boasts period details, ornate designs, and high ceilings.
This property in downtown Baltimore offers luxurious rooms with a minibar, an iHome docking station, and a TV. Some suites come with a spa bath. The Baltimore Convention Center is a 5-minute walk from the hotel, while Inner Harbor and the National Aquarium are 10 minutes away on foot.
Hotel Brexton is a late 19th-century property that used to be the childhood home of Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor who married the former King-Emperor Edward VIII. The building resembles a castle, and the red-brick exterior adds to its charm. Today, this property offers modern rooms with a TV, a Keurig coffee maker, and Wi-Fi. Guests can request in-room spa services and a complimentary breakfast.
A 5-minute walk takes you to Penn Train Station and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, while the National Aquarium is 10 minutes away by car.
This 18th-century property has a unique history, formerly a lodging for sailors and even a vinegar bottling factory! Comprising seven adjoining structures, Admiral Fell Inn has retained its charm while maintaining excellent service. This harborfront hotel boasts 80 elegant rooms with European-style furnishings and Persian rugs.
The property is close to several fine dining restaurants and Fells Point Historic District, and they offer shuttle services to other Inner Harbor attractions. You can also go for a scenic boat ride or enjoy a walk in Maritime Park.
Located adjacent to the Inner Harbor at Fell’s Point, this upscale hotel used to be a tobacco factory. The waterfront property retains its old-world charm and exposed brick walls. The Inn at Henderson’s Wharf even boasts a private marina and offers butler service and in-room wine.
Rooms exude a blend of historical elements and modern amenities, with plantation shutters, classic wood furniture, a flat-screen TV, and an iPod docking station. Guests can enjoy continental breakfast and Wi-Fi. The National Aquarium and Fort McHenry are nearby.
The Inn at Henderson's Wharf, Ascend Hotel Collection
Address: 1000 Fell St.
Parking Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Business centre
Experience history in Baltimore
Explore the historic city of Baltimore in Maryland as you soak up its charm. Become a time traveler as you stay in a charming hotel steeped in history.
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