The Queen City brings together U.S. history, its famous boiled crabs, and one of the best venues to watch a baseball game, Camden Yards, with its Mid-Atlantic location making it just a quick hop away, great for a fun weekend. Welcome to Baltimore and its best luxury hotels Here are the top suites that will make a perfect base for your Baltimore adventure.
1. Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore
US News writes, “Since opening its doors in 2011, this property has sparkled brightly from its perch along Baltimore’s Harbor. Offering stunning views of the Inner Harbor, the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore places guests in the vibrant Harbor East neighborhood with easy access to local eateries and shops…When your stomach starts to rumble, the hotel’s popular restaurant The Bygone is situated on the 29th floor and provides sweeping views of the city, plus delectable food and drinks.”
Forbes Travel Guide adds, “Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore’s gleaming, waterfront glass tower offers happy respite to guests who’ve spent the day wandering Inner Harbor and the area’s chic eateries and boutiques. A destination unto itself, the hotel lobby showcases a museum-quality art collection, and the guest rooms’ floor-to-ceiling windows provide some of the best harbor and city views in the region. The hotel’s fourth floor hosts a dreamy spa (don’t miss the submerged Jacuzzi loungers) and a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center. A passage between the spa and the gym spills out onto the Splash Terrace, where you are treated to the city’s only waterfront infinity pool, a hot tub, a wading pool and private cabanas.”
The duo of 2,814 sq.ft. Presidential Suites are located on the 16th and 17th floors, each with fireplace, grand piano and jaw-dropping harbor views.
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2. Sagamore Pendry Baltimore
Forbes Travel Guide says, “Dating to 1914, the Recreation Pier structure that houses the hotel had at times been an immigration hub, a rec center and, of late, an eyesore. Opened in the spring of 2017, the brick building was stripped down and reimagined as a stylish 128-room pied-à-terre piled with local art, a buzzy steakhouse, a sparkling outdoor pool and some of the city’s best views of the Inner Harbor.”
U.S. News adds, “Backed by Under Armour founder Kevin Plank, the waterfront Sagamore Pendry Baltimore enjoys an excellent location in downtown Baltimore’s historic Fell’s Point neighborhood. It sits near must-see sights, including the Inner Harbor and Patterson Park, and numerous restaurants and bars. However, this property’s own bar, The Cannon Room, has become a popular haunt for locals and visitors alike. The hotel is also home to the Italian-influenced Rec Pier Chop House and a seasonal pool bar and grill. The outdoor, infinity-edge pool is another selling point for visitors: It overlooks the harbor and is surrounded by lounge chairs and cabanas. Indoors, guests have access to a 24-hour fitness center and ample meeting and event space.”
The 1,400 sq.ft. Pendry Suites are top floor located with sprawling wraparound terraces featuring views of the Inner Harbor and the hotel’s pool. These expansive suites feature large windows, ample living space including dining and bar seating. Added features include hardwood floors, custom furnishings, a fireplace and a luxurious bathroom complete with a grand soaking tub. Connect to a Deluxe Harbor Balcony King Room or a Harbor Studio Suite or a Harbor Queen Queen.
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3. The Ivy
Forbes Travel Guide inspectors report, “The Ivy Hotel may have opened in 2015, but the Baltimore brownstone has a storied past. Built in 1889, the mansion was home to a Baltimore industrialist; during the Depression the property was donated to the city. Decades later, local visionaries began renovations and built additions.”
“The designer, Joszi Meskan, hired Baltimore craftsmen and students to restore the historic landmark and the dazzling result earned the hotel membership in the exclusive Relais & Châteaux collection of distinguished boutique properties. The Baltimore hotel sits on a residential street lined with well-preserved 19th-century row houses. When arriving at The Ivy’s valet circle, expect a staff member to welcome you before you’re escorted up the elevator to the conservatory. This stunning space has striped valences adorning large windows that open to a terraced garden, offering you a taste of the surprises that await you inside.”
Conde Nast Traveler recommends trying Magdalena: A Maryland Bistro, “with a new emphasis on more casual food, but served in the same serene courtyard where you can take in the view of the former 19th century Gilded Age mansion.”
The Premier Suite, Suite Seven, is a magnificent group of rooms, with two fireplaces – one in the living room, the other, flanked by chaise lounges, in the large bedroom. Mirrored doors on the ample closet seem to double the space. The big bathroom has two vanities, a soaking tub and a separate shower. Suite Seven can adjoin Room Six through a private hallway if requested.
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4. Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor
US News writes, “The Hyatt Regency boasts a pleasant combination of comfort and indulgence. Perched on the northwest corner of the Inner Harbor, the hotel is just a stone’s throw from Baltimore’s most popular attractions. And should you prefer to stay on the property grounds, you’ll have the hotel’s StayFit fitness center and the modern Bistro 300 restaurant at your service.”
Five Star Alliance adds, “Treat yourself to life along the waterway when you stay at our AAA Four Diamond Inner Harbor hotel. Glance out the expansive windows of our vaulted atrium lobby and it’s easy to understand how Baltimore obtained the nickname Charm City.”
Premier Harbor View Suite King
The 894 sq.ft. Premier Harbor View Suite Kings are located on 12th and 14th floors offering spectacular views with separate sitting and dining areas, plus a small kitchen.
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5. Royal Sonesta Harbor Court
US News writes, “When it comes to luxury and convenience, you can’t go wrong with the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore. This hotel sits on the western side of the Inner Harbor, just north of Federal Hill Park, and it makes a great home base for anyone looking to visit top attractions like the USS Constellation and the American Visionary Art Museum. Inside you’ll have access to a fully equipped gym and delectable eats served at Explorers restaurant. Many recent guests give the Royal Sonesta props for its stylish decor and friendly customer service staff.”
Five Star Alliance adds, “The Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore (formerly the Intercontinental Baltimore Harbor Court) offers an elegant hotel in a beautiful location on Baltimore’s famed Inner Harbor. Overlooking the picturesque waterfront, our Inner Harbor hotel is within walking distance of the business district and many popular Baltimore attractions. This AAA approved Four Diamond hotel displays a timeless elegance and refinement guests expect of a world class hotel. The Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore offers 195 spacious guest rooms and suites on the Inner Harbor with an upscale ambiance, elegant furnishings and feature spectacular views of Baltimore’s picturesque waterfront and the city skyline.”
One Bedroom Corner Suites
The 1,075 sq.ft. One Bedroom Corner Suites offer two floor-to-ceiling bay windows with views of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Each suite features a King-sized bed and French doors that leads to a living room with a sitting area, conference/dining table that seats six, queen size sleeper sofa, and two floor-to-ceiling bay windows overlooking the beautiful Inner Harbor.
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