Baltimore: home of the Hon, the final resting place of Poe, muse of John Waters, and the place where you can find the best Maryland crab cake on earth. It’s called Charm City for good reason. But it’s not such a charming place if you don’t have a place to sleep off those dozen or so crabs and Natty Bohs. Let us take you through all the hotels the Greatest City in America (another moniker, heavily contested, though we’ll let you be the judge) has to offer. Pretend you’re James Bond at one of the super-suave luxury chains, or get to know one of the many historic neighborhoods at a more intimate but equally great boutique hotel. From Harbor East to Mount Vernon, there are plenty of worthy options to find more-than-hospitable shelter.
Note: All amenities listed are free. We believe that if something is supposed to be a creature comfort, it must be comfortable, and paying $15 for internet access most certainly is not.
200 International Drive, (410) 576-5800,fourseasons.com/baltimore
Stay classy while living it up at this luxurious hotel in Harbor East. Relax in the spa after lounging on the wet deck, and be assured that you’re at the poshest place in town.
Amenities: outdoor pool, wet deck, fitness center, whirlpool, pet-friendly.
300 Light St., (410) 528-1234, baltimore.hyatt.com
It’s not every day you get the chance to enjoy the view of the waterway at the Inner Harbor while sitting in an urban contemporary paradise. You might even pull yourself away to make the short trip to the destination neighborhoods close by.
Amenities: outdoor pool, fitness center, business center.
Inn at the Black Olive
803 S. Caroline St., (443) 681-6316,theblackolive.com/Inn
This environmentalist’s haven has thought of everything. From what you sleep in to what you eat, everything is pure and certified organic. Also great is that it’s in walking distance to everything you want to see in the city, so there’s no need to drive anywhere.
Amenities: ergonomic mattresses, heated floors, in-room spa, movie library.
Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel
550 Light St., (410) 234-0550, sonesta.com/baltimore
Cultivate yourself with Sonesta’s contemporary art collection, or be one with nature in the bee apiary. Either way, you’ll feel like royalty in this elegant, European-style hotel.
Amenities: indoor pool, fitness center, library, pet-friendly.
Hampton Inn and Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor
131 E. Redwood St., (410) 539-7888, hamptoninn1.hilton.com