16 Best Hotels in Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor

$$$ | 110 S. Eutaw St., Baltimore, MD, 21201, USA

This 10-story hotel is a block away from Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Harborplace, and the convention center. The public areas are nondescript but surprisingly tranquil, as are the rooms, decorated in teal, mauve, and gray. The best views are from rooms facing the Inner Harbor and the ballpark. Rooms on the 10th floor come with concierge-level privileges. Staff is generally friendly and eager to please, and some of the views are top-notch.

Pros

  • Some rooms have stunning views of historic landmarks like the Bromo Seltzer Tower
  • Easy access to Oriole Park

Cons

  • Adjacent fire department and rowdy ballpark crowds can make for a noisy night
110 S. Eutaw St., Baltimore, MD, 21201, USA
410-962–0202
hotel Details
524 rooms, 2 suites
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted, No Meals

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Celie's Waterfront Bed & Breakfast

$$ | 1714 Thames St., Baltimore, MD, 21231, USA

Proprietors Nancy and Kevin Kupec oversee every detail of this small inn in the heart of Fells Point. Guest rooms, all with private bath, are furnished in Early American style; two suites accommodate large groups. Upscale amenities include down comforters, terry robes, fireplaces, and whirlpool baths. Continental breakfast is served in the cozy dining room. The rooftop deck provides a wonderful view of Baltimore's skyline and harbor.

Pros

  • Intimate accommodations
  • Situated next to an entertainment district

Cons

  • It can get noisy late at night
1714 Thames St., Baltimore, MD, 21231, USA
410-522–2323
hotel Details
7 rooms, 2 suites
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted, Free Breakfast

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Courtyard by Marriott Baltimore Inner Harbor

$$$ | 1000 Aliceanna St., Baltimore, MD, 21202, USA

Close to the Inner Harbor waterfront and adjacent to Little Italy, this lodging is the farthest east of the Inner Harbor hotels. With sunny rooms in soothing neutral tones, the Courtyard Inner Harbor is a comfortable and attractive alternative to more central hotels with similar amenities and higher rates. Most downtown attractions are still within walking distance, though the stadiums and convention center are more comfortably reached by car or cab.

Pros

  • Less expensive than most downtown hotels
  • Situated in the newly swanky Harbor East, a block from some of the best reaturants in town

Cons

  • A decent walk to many Inner Harbor attractions
1000 Aliceanna St., Baltimore, MD, 21202, USA
443-923–4000
hotel Details
205 rooms
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted, No Meals

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Days Inn Inner Harbor

$ | 100 Hopkins Pl., Baltimore, MD, 21201, USA

Less than three blocks from the Inner Harbor, this nine-story redbrick building provides reliable and relatively economical accommodations in the center of town. The recently renovated rooms feature free WiFi, new curtains, flat screen TVs, new bedding and new mattresses. The hotel is close to the 1st Mariner Arena venue, which makes it an easy pick for concertgoers.

Pros

  • You will not find less expensive accommodations this close to the major downtown attractions

Cons

  • Area can be sketchy at night
100 Hopkins Pl., Baltimore, MD, 21201, USA
410-576–1000
hotel Details
250 rooms
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted, No Meals

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Fairfield Inn & Suites Inner Harbor

$ | 101 S. President St., Baltimore, MD, 21202, USA

This Fairfield Inn lives up to its green designation, with energy-saving construction elements and a 30-foot grain silo located in the courtyard that captures rainwater and is used for landscaping. It’s quite attractive for a budget hotel, with a red brick façade and outdoor garden. Inside, each of the 154 rooms feature pillow-top mattresses, free Wi-Fi, and a complimentary hot breakfast. The Tavern 101 restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

Pros

  • Walking distance to Inner Harbor and Harbor East attractions

Cons

  • Noise from street level can be heard on lower level floors
101 S. President St., Baltimore, MD, 21202, USA
410-837–9900
hotel Details
154 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Four Seasons Baltimore

$$$$ | 200 International Dr., Baltimore, MD, 21202, USA Fodor's Choice

The 18-story glass tower rises above the harbor, commanding prime views from each plush and comfortable (albeit minimalist) guest room. Each of the large rooms (over 500 square feet) offers down duvets on beds and marble bathrooms with soaking tubs; some have jaw-dropping harbor views and even balconies. A magnificent outdoor infinity-edge pool sits on a secluded terrace. The spa highlights ancient healing techniques as well as more traditional massage treatments. The on-site restaurants, The Bygone, Loch Bar, and Azumi, are some of the best in the city.

Pros

  • Hands down, Baltimore's most luxurious hotel
  • Impeccable service
  • Within walking distance to the Inner Harbor and Fells Point

Cons

  • Room rates are steep, even in the off-season
  • Expensive valet parking
  • Ongoing construction around Harbor East can be noisy
200 International Dr., Baltimore, MD, 21202, USA
410-576–5800
hotel Details
256 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor

$ | 401 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD, 21201, USA

The towering Hilton has an unparalleled view of Camden Yards and a skywalk that connects to the city's convention center. Inside, the hotel's lobby has a nautical feel, with wave-shaped fixtures hanging from the ceiling and pillars of dark wood and blue tiles. Ask for a room on the south side, where you can peer down into the ballpark. Or you can watch the games from the fitness center on the fourth floor. Hotel staff are friendly and accommodating.

Pros

  • Connected to the convention center
  • Excellent ballpark views
  • On-site Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Cons

  • Rooms are considerably smaller than those at similarly priced hotels in town
  • It's a chain hotel, albeit a nice one
  • Busy convention hotel generates crowds
401 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD, 21201, USA
443-573–8700
hotel Details
757 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Hyatt Regency

$$$ | 300 Light St., Baltimore, MD, 21202, USA

This stretch of Light Street is practically a highway, but the unenclosed skyways allow ready pedestrian access to both Inner Harbor attractions and the convention center. Most rooms have views of the harbor or the city. The lobby has glass elevators and the chain's trademark atrium. The 12th floor is the Club level, with complimentary breakfast, evening hors d'oeuvres, and a private concierge available. Atop the hotel, the Bistro 300 restaurant and lounge provides stunning city views, especially at night.

Pros

  • The Inner Harbor is just a skywalk away

Cons

  • The automated reservation system is tedious
300 Light St., Baltimore, MD, 21202, USA
410-528–1234
hotel Details
488 rooms, 26 suites
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted, Free Breakfast

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Inn at Henderson's Wharf

$$ | 1000 Fell St., Baltimore, MD, 21231, USA

Built in the mid-1800s as a B&O Railroad tobacco warehouse, this richly decorated, warmly inviting B&B–style inn has harbor or garden views from all of its rooms. The inn is at the water's edge, on the very peninsula that gave Fells Point its name. Adjacent to the inn is a marina with slips to 150 feet; all possible amenities are available to visiting yachters. It's a short, scenic walk from the shops, bars, and restaurants of central Fells Point.

Pros

  • Sweeping waterfront views

Cons

  • Slightly pricey for the level of accommodations
  • A considerable hike from downtown attractions
1000 Fell St., Baltimore, MD, 21231, USA
410-522–7777
hotel Details
37 rooms
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted, Free Breakfast

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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor

$ | 2 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD, 21201, USA

This boutique hotel is in the historic headquarters of the B&O Railroad—just 2½ blocks from the Inner Harbor and within easy walking distance of Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The grand two-story marble lobby with Tiffany stained glass may seem imposing, but the hotel is quite family-friendly. Enjoy a daily wine hour from 5 to 6 with juice boxes for the kids, Berger cookies, and other locally sourced treats. The on-site B&O Brasserie restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.

Pros

  • A posh downtown hotel at family-friendly prices
  • Amenities include rooms with bunk beds, Xbox consoles
  • Free bike-share program complete with a map of the best downtown routes

Cons

  • The reception area is on the building's second floor
  • Ongoing construction project across the street (former Mechanic Theater)
  • Expensive valet parking
2 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD, 21201, USA
410-692–6170
hotel Details
202 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Marriott Baltimore Waterfront

$$ | 700 Aliceanna St., Baltimore, MD, 21202, USA

The city's tallest hotel and one of a handful directly on the Inner Harbor, this 32-story Marriott has a neoclassical interior that uses multihued marble, rich jewel-toned walls, and photographs of Baltimore architectural landmarks. Although it's at the eastern end of the Inner Harbor, all downtown attractions are within walking distance. Most rooms offer unobstructed views of the city and harbor; ask for one that faces west toward downtown for a splendid panorama of the waterfront and skyscrapers.

Pros

  • Newly renovated rooms
  • Great location and view
  • Water taxi stop right out front

Cons

  • Pricey compared to nearby hotels in the same category
  • Expensive valet parking
  • Staff can be rude
700 Aliceanna St., Baltimore, MD, 21202, USA
410-385–3000
hotel Details
751 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel

$$$ | 202 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD, 21202, USA

The most conveniently located of the Inner Harbor hotels—across the street from the shopping pavilions—the Renaissance Harborplace meets the needs of tourists, business travelers, and conventioneers. Guest rooms are light and cheerful, with amenities that include Wi-Fi (for a fee), shoe-shine service, terry robes, hair dryers, and ironing boards. Rooms have a view of the harbor, the downtown landscape, or the indoor courtyard. The hotel adjoins the Gallery, a four-story shopping mall.

Pros

  • Snappy service

Cons

  • Big and impersonal
202 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD, 21202, USA
410-547–1200
hotel Details
562 rooms, 60 suites
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted, No Meals

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Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore

$$$ | 550 Light St., Baltimore, MD, 21202, USA Fodor's Choice

The entrance to this prestigious hotel is set back from the street by a brick courtyard that provides an immediate sense of tranquillity. A grand spiral staircase dominates the lobby, which is decorated in English country opulence. All guest rooms include such deluxe touches as twice-daily maid service, plush bathrobes, and TVs in the bathrooms; upscale suite amenities also include 6-foot marble tubs, canopied four-poster beds, and CD players. Waterside rooms have a commanding view of the harbor, but courtyard rooms are quietest.

Pros

  • The city's nicest hotel

Cons

  • One of city's most expensive hotels
550 Light St., Baltimore, MD, 21202, USA
410-234–0550
hotel Details
195 rooms, 23 suites
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted

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Spencer-Silver Mansion

$ | 200 S. Union Ave., Havre de Grace, MD, 21078, USA

This house was built in 1886 from gray granite quarried at nearby Port Deposit—the same kind of granite was used to build the Brooklyn Bridge. Characteristic Victorian details include stained-glass windows, a wraparound porch, and a turret. The carriage house is a lovely two-story stone cottage with loft bedroom, Jacuzzi, and fireplace; it sleeps up to four but is ideal for couples seeking a romantic hideaway. All rooms are furnished with period antiques supplemented by select reproductions.

Pros

  • Classic, romantic atmosphere

Cons

  • Few amenities
  • No elevator
200 S. Union Ave., Havre de Grace, MD, 21078, USA
410-939–1485
hotel Details
4 rooms, 1 suite
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted, Free Breakfast

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The Admiral Fell Inn

$$ | 888 S. Broadway, Baltimore, MD, 21231, USA Fodor's Choice

This inn is an upright anchor at the center of the action in funky Fells Point. By joining together buildings constructed between the late 1770s and the 1920s, the owners created a structure that resembles a small, European-style hotel, with lots of character and quirks. The rooms, which vary in shape, all have four-poster canopy beds. Three suites and eight rooms have whirlpool baths. Some hallways have a few stairs, and some rooms face a quiet, interior courtyard; if steps or street noise bother you, let the reservation agent know.

Pros

  • Provides a good sense of history
  • Close to nightlife

Cons

  • Neighborhood noise can be loud
888 S. Broadway, Baltimore, MD, 21231, USA
410-522–7377
hotel Details
80 rooms
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted, Free Breakfast

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Vandiver Inn

$$ | 301 S. Union Ave., Havre de Grace, MD, 21078, USA

This three-story wood house, built in 1886 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is 1½ blocks from the bay. Green with dark green trim on the outside, the inn has a Victorian look, with antique beds and other period pieces. A porch extends the width of the house front, and the gazebo in the backyard is as old as the house itself.

Pros

  • Accommodations with historic charm
  • Budget-friendly

Cons

  • Rooms can be dusty and unkempt
301 S. Union Ave., Havre de Grace, MD, 21078, USA
410-939–5200
hotel Details
17 rooms
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted, Free Breakfast

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