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Baltimore is an important city in the state of Maryland, thanks to its historical value as a seaport. It is also known as the birthplace of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the U.S. national anthem. Warships from around the Civil War era can be explored here, along with the National Aquarium.
With much to discover around the city, visitors to Baltimore will be thrilled to know they have plenty of great boutique hotel options to pick from.
The Best Boutique Hotels in Baltimore
1840s Carrollton Inn
Price: From $183
While linked to the 1840s Plaza event venue, the 1840s Carrollton Inn is a boutique hotel formed from interconnected row houses. These houses were all originally built in the 19th century and are full of historic quality antiques and impressive furnishings.
Each room at the 1840s Carrollton Inn has a different opulent theme, from the Senator’s Room to the Scholar’s Room. Rich color palettes are used throughout, with wood details and tapestry drapes. All guests are treated to a full gourmet breakfast every day.
Amenities include cable, a fridge, a microwave, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Soft robes and free non-alcoholic beverages are also provided. The Annapolis Suite is one of the most spacious options and includes faux gold accents and draperies.
The suite also has gorgeous courtyard views that are perfect for adding to the peaceful and timeless atmosphere.
Price: From $169
BlancNoir is an unconventional boutique hotel full of elegance and modernity at once. It can be found just next to Inner Harbor and the many delights of Harbor East, Camden Yard, and Fell’s Point.
There are numerous famous restaurants in the area that are sure to keep everyone entertained. This Little Italy location is picturesque, full of charm, and offers guest rooms with unique details.
Each room at the BlancNoir benefits from air conditioning, a coffee maker, flat-screen TV, an ensuite bathroom, an ultra-comfortable California king bed, and free Wi-Fi. Every room has different views over the surrounding area. Some of them include a Jacuzzi tub for maximum relaxation.
Each bed at the BlancNoir includes Posturepedic technology to ensure that the mattress is as comfortable as possible and that guests are treated to the best rest of their lives.
The Inn at Henderson’s Wharf
Price: From $239
The Inn at Henderson’s Wharf can be found in the Inner Harbor, next to Fell’s Point. This waterfront location offers a luxurious boutique experience in a former tobacco factory. The charming and historic exposed brick accents continue to show how imposing the building is.
The property is next to some of the best attractions in Baltimore, including amazing seafood restaurants and bars. Each room has an upscale design and includes plantation shutters. Complimentary breakfast is served every day, as well as an evening wine reception. Guests have access to the business and fitness center.
A personalized butler service is available for those looking to get their shoes polished and draw their bathwater. Shuttle service is provided for an additional fee for those who wish to explore the Inn’s sister hotels and the Johns Hopkins campus.
The Ivy Hotel
Price: From $690
The Ivy Hotel is in a building that dates back to 1889. This 5-star boutique experience is known for the many complimentary amenities it offers to guests. Gourmet breakfast is served daily, as well as afternoon tea and evening cocktails.
Each room features a custom interior design with different accents. The hotel has a no-tipping policy and includes numerous features in the guest rate with no extra costs. Midnight snacks, nightly turndown service, valet parking, private car service, free Wi-Fi, and concierge service are only some of the many perks included.
Each room has bath products by Zents, a tea kettle, an electronic safe, soft robes and slippers, and a smartphone charging station. Guests have access to the on-site fitness room, Stave puzzles, and many other board games. A billiards table is also available.
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor
Price: From $142
The Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor can be found in the historic B&O Railroad Headquarters, serenely overlooking the waterfront. The building dates back to 1906, and it is still visibly a Beaux-Arts location.
The hotel has a fitness center and offers in-room spa and wellness treatments. A yoga mat is included in every room at no extra cost. There is a complimentary tea and coffee service provided to guests every morning.
Each room and suite has luxurious bath amenities from Atelier Bloem. The hotel has access to custom-designed PUBLIC bikes to explore the city. There is also a wine reception every evening.
Every room is full of Old World elegance and modern functionality to meet the needs of every guest. Rooms also include Frette linens, city views, and a gourmet honor bar full of local delicacies.
Rachael’s Dowry Bed and Breakfast
Price: From $229
Rachael’s Dowry Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located near Inner Harbor. Gourmet breakfast is served every day, along with afternoon tea, brandy, and snacks. The staff can help personalize itineraries and with whatever else the guests need.
Each room at the bed and breakfast has a fireplace and a private bath. The historic building dates back to 1798 and has since been listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The original staircases and doorways have been preserved.
More spacious rooms add more amenities — some of the accommodation options include a 4-poster bed, a walk-in marble shower, and a separate sitting area.
The rooms are split over 3 floors, and the Randolph room can be found at the top of the grand staircase and veers more 18th century. The view over the heritage magnolia tree adds to the timeless mood.
Baltimore is a fascinating city to visit, full of intriguing sights, beautiful historic neighborhoods, and amazing seafood. The city has some of the most unique museums in the country, as well as some of the best hospitals, like Johns Hopkins.
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