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About Baltimore

Baltimore, on the east coast of Maryland, is more than a once-great port city. Although it still has a fine nautical background, it has also grown into a modern, cosmopolitan city with world class museums, a glittering skyline of buildings, a smartened up historic quarter and an excellent eating out scene. Above all, it is renowned for its friendliness. Our range of the best places to stay in Baltimore, lets you discover all sides of this historic city.

What Not To Miss

  • You will inevitably be drawn to the harbour, the best place to start. Here you'll find the National Aquarium, a seven-storey, glass-pyramid-topped building with 17,000 creatures, over 750 species, shark tank and rooftop rainforest.
  • Stroll along Inner Harbor to the Baltimore Maritime Museum then explore the cobblestoned streets of portside Fell's Point, once the centre of the city's ship-building industry whose gentrified 18th-century buildings house intriguing shops and restaurants. This area is a good choice for dining or for a drink at one of the lively neighbourhood bars.
  • On the south side of the harbour, there's Fort McHenry National Monument, a star-shaped fort that inspired America's national anthem, 'The Star-Spangled Banner.'
  • One of the finest views of the city is from the 178-foot-tall Washington Monument.
  • Afterwards, explore the Mr Vernon district, the city's oldest, with its 19th-century buildings and stunning George Peabody Library whose central atrium is ringed with five stories of cast-iron balconies. The collection contains 300,000 volumes, many dating to the 18th and 19th centuries.
  • Other museums include the Maryland Historical Society, which houses a staggering collection of curiosities, the American Visionary Art Museum, and the home of the poet Edgar Allan Poe.

One of the city's nicknames is 'charm city', due to its friendliness, something you're sure to discover when you choose one of our best places to stay in Baltimore.

For downtown

  • The good value, family friendly Hotel Brexton offers a quirky mix of rooms, from traditional four-poster to bold contemporary. Breakfast only, it's within strolling distance of a great choice of restaurants.
  • With original Tiffany light-fittings, marble staircases and sleek, contemporary rooms, Hotel Monaco is a stylish choice. Plus there's daily wine-tasting.

For waterfront

  • Combining original 18th-century interiors, antique furnishings and elegant public areas - plus outdoor dining - The Admiral Fell Inn makes a charming spot on the waterfront.
  • Exposed brickwork, private terraces and handsomely large windows makes this converted tobacco factory, The Inn at Handerson's Wharf, a luxury choice. And there are personal butlers, too.

For luxury

  • The luxury 5* Ivy Hotel was built in 1889 and offers elegant accommodation in downtown Baltimore. The rooms are designed in a traditional manner but with plenty of colour to liven things up, whilst meals at their superb Magdalena restaurant aren't to be missed. An upmarket and classy stay!

For an apartment

  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option this holiday, don't hesitate to visit our online partner for a selection of centrally located properties, perfect for exploring all the city has to offer.

Travel Information

  • Fly to Baltimore–Washington International Airport located 19km (12 miles) from Baltimore with a shuttle bus to the Amtrak train station just off airport grounds. The airport flies to most major cities in the U.S. along with several International destinations including London and Frankfurt.
  • Catch a train to Baltimore with frequent Amtrak services. There's also services between Baltimore and Washington D.C.
  • There's also plenty of bus services, including routes from New York.
  • If you want to rent a car, for prices visit our online partner Rentalcars
  • Best time to visit - the Summer from June to August is peak time to visit, with lots of things to see and do.

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    Best Hotels in Baltimore

    • Hotel Brexton Baltimore (Maryland) 28 rooms from £93

      Sights nearby  -  Try the boat tours to explore the city, or even a water taxi.
      Local markets  -  Broadway Pier.
      Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
      Full of character
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      An 1881 Queen Anne style, seven-storied boutique hotel. Rooms vary in style with four poster beds or modern furnishings, all with mod-cons, bathrooms and a daily breakfast. Location is perfect for local exploring, discovering Baltimore's history and in close proximity to Washington DC. See More

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    • Hotel RL Baltimore Inner Harbor Baltimore 129 rooms from £98

      Local exploring  -  Inner Harbor is Baltimore's sightseeing hub with endless attractions plus lively bars and restaurants
      Sights nearby  -  Visit the harbor's historic warships, National Aquarium, Ripley's Believe It or Not! or catch a baseball game at Camden Yards
      Local markets  -  The area boasts an excellent market, the local Farmer's Market Bazaar
      Lively  -  Hip and happening.
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      Good-value centrally-located harbour hotel. Relaxed decor combines industrial fixtures and materials with mish-mashed furniture. Fresh and airy rooms with wooden floors are cosy in a minimalist style. Sociable guests will love the open-plan communal lobby, cafe bar, small events venue & games room. See More

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    • Hotel Revival Baltimore (Mount Vernon) 100 rooms from £98

      City Style  -  Part of an effort to bring the local historic neighbourhood to life, this impressive property is deeply embedded in its location
      Artworks  -  The curated art collection supports local artists & plays on the building's artistic legacy. Rooms have one-of-a-kind pieces
      Local exploring  -  Located in the wonderful Mount Vernon neighbourhood with vibrant art galleries, shops, parks & historic architecture
      Sights nearby  -  It's walking distance to the city's iconic Penn Station and Washington Monument
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      Former 1920s mansion converted into stylish boutique hotel. Whimsical interiors combine period-fixtures, floral wallpaper, antiques, unique art & homely oriental carpets with Art Deco & mid-century touches. Enjoy phenomenal views from the lively restaurant and bar. Perfect for a romantic city break. See More

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    • Hotel Monaco, Baltimore Baltimore (Maryland) 202 rooms from £101

      Sights nearby  -  Downtown Baltimore offers a historic neighbourhood and a range of sights.
      Fishing  -  Check out the harbour.
      Views  -  Great views from hotel
      Full of character
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      A 1906 Beaux Arts gem with original Tiffany fixtures and marble staircases in the heart of Baltimore. The modern, spacious rooms offer city views. B&O American Brasserie whips up locally sourced American cuisine and do not miss wine hour every evening. Gym and business facilities also available. See More

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    • Admiral Fell Inn Baltimore (Maryland) 80 rooms from £109

      Sights nearby  -  Try a Baltimore Water Taxi to see the city from the water.
      Local markets  -  Broadway Market and Pier are a great afternoon trip.
      Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
      Full of character
      RestaurantPet friendlyParking

      18th Century boutique resting on Baltimore's historic waterfront offers scenic boat trips and ghost tours. Spacious rooms are notably comfortable with antique furnishings. Tapas Adela serves up delicious cocktails and a Spanish menu. Location is perfect for local exploring for all the family. See More

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    • Rachael's Dowry Baltimore 6 rooms from £147

      Local exploring  -  Managing to feel quiet and peaceful, the area is walking distance from many of Baltimore's main sites
      City Style  -  Feel like a well-heeled local when staying at this elegant and centrally-located base
      Sights nearby  -  Walk to Baltimore's Inner Harbour, Lexington Market, Edgar Allen Poe Museum and Barre Circle Historic District
      Restrictions on children  -  Children aged 10 and above are welcome at the property
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      Built-in 1798 as the home of a prominent American family, this beautifully restored traditional townhouse is now an award-winning inn. Centrally located, yet with a pleasant courtyard garden, 6 classically decorated rooms have antique furniture, Persian rugs, fireplaces & stand-alone tubs. See More

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    • The Inn at Henderson's Wharf Baltimore (1000 Fell Street) 38 rooms from £195

      Sights nearby  -  The Marina at Henderson's Wharf, on the doorstep, is a great place to see the boats of the seas.
      Views  -  Great views from hotel
      Outstanding location
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      Personal butler service ensures this old tobacco factory fits the brief. In a quiet corner of Fell's Point on Henderson's Wharf you'll find a charming inner courtyard garden overlooked by large, modern rooms, some with views of the sea. Explore fine dining and good pubs on this historic waterfront. See More

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    • Sagamore The Pendry Baltimore 128 rooms from £215

      City Style  -  An uber cool waterfront hotel with floor to ceiling steal-cast windows, cutting edge interior design and fabulous dining options
      Local exploring  -  Right in the beating heart of Baltimore's buzzy waterfront, filled with restaurants and tourist entertainments
      Sights nearby  -  Edgar Allen Poe’s house has been turned into a National Historic Landmark telling the history of the poet's life
      Local markets  -  Lexington Market started in 1872 and boasts over a 100 local food vendors along with live jazz
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      Recommended by  -  Tablet

      Once a dancehall for the floods of immigrants entering the US, Recreation Point now holds a trendy design hotel that is taking Baltimore's waterfront by storm! The cool interiors are matched with fantastic service and a range of show-stopping eateries and bars. With an outdoor pool and fab location! See More

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    • The Ivy Baltimore 18 rooms from £410

      City Style  -  The Ivy enjoys a perfect location for those looking to get to know Baltimore
      Total relaxation  -  Luxurious accommodation and extensive spa facilities at your disposal!
      Sights nearby  -  Wander over to the historic Mount Vernon Place and check out Johnson Square
      Local markets  -  Head over to Baltimore's bustling Lexington Market
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      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Relais & Chateaux

      The luxury 5* Ivy Hotel was built in 1889 and offers elegant accommodation in downtown Baltimore. The rooms are designed in a traditional manner but with plenty of colour to liven things up, whilst meals at their superb Magdalena restaurant aren't to be missed out on. An upmarket and classy stay! See More

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