5 Baltimore Hotels for a Great Stay in Maryland
Looking for a great place to stay in this wonderful Maryland city.
The capital of Maryland, and the largest seaport in the Mid-Atlantic area, Baltimore is a great place to visit, only an hour away from Washington DC. When you visit you will need a place to stay. You don't want just any hotel. You want one that will provide you with a great stay, one that will provide you with fun and comfort.
Four Seasons Baltimore
200 International Drive
The Four Seasons Baltimore offers everything for a relaxing stay. The hotel has 1,8000 square feet of exercise space in a twenty-four hour fitness center where they provide free water and fruit. Certified trainers are available upon request. If working out is not your thing, you can enjoy the outdoor endless pool open from May to the end of September. To relax even more, you can get a therapeutic massage or spend time in the Finnish Rock Sauna. Seasonal spa memberships are available for guests. This allows you use of the spa during operating hours of 8AM - 9PM, priority booking during events, and access to the fitness center. Also available in the spa area are cabanas with fruit plates, soft drinks, juices, and a designated server.
The variety of rooms is extensive. Check out the website for a complete list of all the rooms and suites which come with either one king or two double beds. Each room has a full marble bathroom. The suites also contain a guest powder room. The suites also come with sofabeds and granite-topped desks.
The hotel treats your children like guests, too, because they are. They will provide you with items to childproof the room. They also have cribs, highchairs, and playpens available for use. Children also get a child-sized bathrobe and toiletries.
Four Seasons Baltimore has two restaurants. Wit & Wisdom is a tavern by Michael Mina offering waterfront views from the dining room, lounge, and outdoor patio. Their focus is on comfort foods. Reservations are recommended. Splash Pool Bar & Grille serves light American fare and is located near the spa on the fourth floor.
Hotel Monaco Baltimore
2 N. Charles Street
Direct: (443) 692-6170
Reservations: (888) 752-2636
Four star Hotel Monaco is located in the historic B&O Railroad building in the Inn Harbor district of Baltimore. The building has been maintained to keep the essence of the old railroad days alive. Hotel Monaco has been given a certificate of excellence in 2015 by Tripadvisor and named one of the best hotels in 2015 by U.S. News & World Report.
Each of the 202 room is stocked with a refrigerator, yoga mats, minibar with gourmet local treats, animal print robes, and an umbrella. Special rooms include accommodations for tall guests and those with children. They offer five different types of guest rooms. The Deluxe Guest Room gives you the choice of a king, two double, or two queen beds. Bunk Bed Suites are made up of two double beds fitting four adults comfortably. The suites also have two 37" flat screen TVs and an Xbox. The King Premiere Spa Rooms features a Fuji spa soaking tub with separate shower and a king sized bed. For the tall guests there is the Monte Carlo Tall Rooms. The king bed is 97" and the shower heads are taller. The Mediterranean spa hotel suite is like that of the King Premiere Spa with a separate living area with a couch fold out to a queen sized bed.
On the property is a fitness center, in-room spa services, business center with services, same day dry cleaning and laundry, valet parking, and morning coffee and tea. If you forgot some important items like fashion tape, a fan, feminine care products, contact lens solution, lint roller, or super glue, the hotel can provide that for you via their Forgot It We Got It program.
They allow pets of all shapes and sizes in the hotel as long as it fits through the door. They even have a director of pet relations. You get a door hanger to alert guests and workers there is a pet in the room. You get courtesy bags for walking your dogs. Pets are welcome at the nightly wine reception.
Hotel Monaco has a Kimpton Kids Program. The kids get a welcome gift, a free fish for their room during their stay upon request, as well as a swimming pool in the hotel, family friendly dining, hula hoops in the fitness room, kid size animal print bathrobes, and kids' happy hour. For the toddlers and infants they provide safety kits, safety seats, cribs and play-yards, and child equipment rental for strollers and such.
Hotel Monaco provides a hosted evening wine hour. A dollar more than the current best available room rate will get you continental breakfast in the morning. B&O American Brassiere is the hotel's restaurant, a restaurant locals love. They serve American food with a menu that changes with the season.
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
202 East Pratt St.
Located in the Inner Harbor Renaissance Baltimore Harbor is the perfect place stay with views of the water. For fitness and fun, the hotel has a 24-hour fitness center and a year round indoor pool. If you have a special event coming up they have over 31,000 square feet of space to host it. The hotel is conveniently located near the Baltimore Convention Center if you are here on business.
Guest rooms offer one king, two queen, one king with a partial harbor view, or one king with a harbor view. Club level rooms come with one king or two queen beds, some with harbor views and some without. The larger guest rooms come with one king bed and a harbor view. The king rooms with full and partial harbor views have windows that can be opened. Club level rooms give access to the club lounge which is open Sunday - Thursday 6AM - 10PM. You also get complimentary breakfast, a midday snack, hors d'oeuvres, and dessert with cocktails available for a fee.
On the premises is one restaurant and one coffee shop. Waterford is an American restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The dress code is casual, and you can make reservations over the internet. Waterford also has a lounge open for lunch and dinner serving alcoholic beverages and appetizers. The Ground Floor Cafe & Bar is the coffee shop serving Starbucks coffee. They also serve pastries and snacks. They, too, are open for breakfast, lunch, and, dinner. The hotel serves a buffet breakfast for $19.95 and a continental breakfast for $14.95.
Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore
550 Light Street
Winner of the AAA Four Diamond Award and TripAdvisor's 2014 Certificate of Excellence, Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore is the luxury hotel to stay in during your visit to the city. The hotel is located on the Inner Harbor and has recently undergone an $11 million renovation.
The hotel has on the premises an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, and dry sauna, racquetball and tennis courts, fitness center, high speed wireless internet, 24 hour business center, library, fur vault, safe-deposit boxes, and guest laundry. They do valet parking and have a sedan transportation service.
There are 203 guest rooms and suites. Every room includes dual line speaker phone with private voice mail, 40" LCD TV, Keurig coffeemaker with K-cups, mini-fridge, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, in-room safe, and triple-sheeted bedding. The Queen or King Guest Room offers courtyard, city, or harbor views. The Double Queen Room gives you the choice of city or harbor views. The Suites have a separate living room with a sleeper sofa. Rates start at $215.
The restaurant on campus is Explorers. They offer breakfast from 6:30AM - 11AM, lunch, and dinner along with a late night menu including cocktails. The hotel also has a coffee shop, Formula Espresso, serving coffee, sandwiches, and pastries. They also sell gifts and sundries. In-Room dining is available from 6:30AM - 12:00AM.
Sleep Inn & Suites Downtown Inner Harbor
Near the Thurgood Marshall Airport, Camden Yards, and the National Aquarium, Sleep Inn & Suites in downtown Baltimore is a relaxing place to stay. Not only is the hotel a good place for you, if you have a pet, it's good for him, too. Sleep Inn & Suites is pet friendly. The hotel is smoke-free. Rates are as low as $94. Reviews on this hotel are high so you shouldn't be disappointed.
Sleep Inn & Suites provides computer with internet, phone for the hearing impaired, free coffee, , guest use of the copy machine and fax machine, and a guest laundry. There is outdoor parking for $15 a day. Free breakfast every morning. Government travelers will be happy to know the hotel is FEMA approved. The staff is multi-lingual, so if your native language is something other than English you should be fine. The hotel has an exercise room and a business center. Pet accommodations cost $35 a night, and only two are allowed in each room.
You have a choice when it comes to rooms. They offer one king bed, two double beds, or one king bed suites. Rooms come with free high speed wireless and wired internet, flat panel TV, hair dryer, coffeemaker, multiple phones, iron and ironing board, wireless internet charger, full length mirror, and wake up service. The king bed room has a desk, while the other rooms have a table and chairs. The king bed suite comes with a sofa bed.
Come to Baltimore and have a good time. You will be sure to find a wonderful hotel to enhance your stay in the birthplace of our national anthem.
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