Independent Hotels in Baltimore, Maryland Near the Inner Harbor
Baltimore’s Inner Harbor symbolizes Baltimore in much the same way that the Eiffel Tower represents Paris. Before the 1980s,when the Baltimore Inner Harbor became the destination we recognize today, Baltimore enjoyed great fame as an 18th century shipbuilding and immigration port, and as an important oyster canning and railroad building site. Many of the buildings in downtown Baltimore of that time period have since been transformed into independent hotels and are among the best hotels in Baltimore where visitors can enjoy formality of the old and trends of today. Here are the top five independent hotels in Baltimore, Maryland near the Inner Harbor.
Envy Hotel is a downtown favorite, a budget friendly hotel with a multilingual staff. It is close to the National Aquarium, Walters Art Museum, USS Constellation, and Washington Monument. The hotel offers a great downtown site with free breakfast and free Wi-Fi, two amenities that can quickly drive up the cost of a hotel stay.
Hotel Brexton was the childhood home of the Duchess of Windsor in the Mt. Vernon neighborhood. As one of the historically significant properties built between 1800 and 1900, the downtown Mt. Vernon neighborhood began to help Baltimore shift from an insignificant harbor city to a place where great culture and philanthropy became a focus. Hotel Brexton is a historic hotel in a lively neighborhood where no two rooms are the same, but every room has 5-star amenities.
Hotel Monaco Baltimore, a Klimpton Hotel
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You are certain to love Hotel Monaco Baltimore, a Klimpton Hotel constructed in the beaux-arts style, with airy rooms that feature high ceilings and show an American interpretation of late 19th century France. The hotel is in the Inner Harbor, just a short walk from the National Aquarium and Baltimore Convention Center. Bicycle rentals are available from the hotel as are yoga mats and a 24-hour fitness center. You might consider upgrading your room to enjoy a leisurely soak in the hotel’s deep soaking tubs. This hotel offers a Bunk Bed Suite, with a guest room that sleeps four guests and a separate room with two bunk beds that can sleep up to six, an excellent option if you are traveling with a group.
Inn at 2920
Inn at 2920 is a bed-and-breakfast, yet another Inner Harbor urban escape, with a contemporary style and calming aesthetic. Consider this your hip choice in a trendy waterfront neighborhood near Fells Point, where no two rooms in the hotel are alike. A free full breakfast is available daily, as is on street parking.
Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore
Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore is an upscale hotel overlooking downtown’s Inner Harbor that is within a 12-minute walk to the American Visionary Art Museum. All studios and one-bedroom suites feature harbor views with floor-to-ceiling windows, making it possible to see the slightest movement on the harbor. You might be surprised to learn there is also a rooftop tennis court, sauna, pool, and fitness center here right in the heart of the Inner Harbor.