Baltimore is well-known for its old-fashioned southern hospitality and it boasts accommodation from luxury hotels to guesthouses. With the range on offer, you can make your choice from the affordable, convenient or scenic.
Many visitors choose to stay near the Inner Harbor, as it’s the most popular tourist destination in the city. If you’re interested in a luxury, waterfront option, the Harbor Court Hotel is a good choice. It’s built in the style of an English manor and is situated close to the city’s business district.
The Renaissance Harborplace Hotel is just steps away from the Inner Harbor and features harbor-view rooms, a well-rated restaurant and a shopping mall. The Hyatt Regency Baltimore is also here, and has been a fixture in Baltimore for a number of years.
Fells Point is another appealing option for visitors who would like to stay in a neighborhood with history. This is a waterfront community, located just to the east of the Inner Harbor and within an easy walk of the city’s major attractions.
The Admiral Fell Inn is a reasonably-priced choice here, consisting of a series of centuries-old buildings. Although this isn’t a particularly fancy place, it is comfortable and offers insight into local history and charm. For something a little more luxurious, you might try Celie’s Waterfront Bed and Breakfast. Here, most of the guest rooms have either harbor views or overlook the inn’s lovely landscaped gardens.
The Mt Vernon neighborhood is a bit closer in, located just north of the city’s business district and within walking distance of both the Peabody Institute and the Walters Art Gallery. The Inner Harbor is a short ride away, as is the world-renowned Johns Hopkins University.
This neighborhood features many excellent hotels, restaurants and shops, amid some splendid examples of 19th century architecture. A less expensive option than staying at one of the hotels around the Inner Harbor is a stay at the newly-renovated Clarion Mount Vernon Square Hotel.