Baltimore's Metro Area Offers Accommodations with True Experiences



Baltimore is a city that likes to do things their way! In a list that's all about the 10Best, the handful of more ordinary lodging options fall by the wayside. Prices range wildly, but when dealing with the best options, prices aren't going to be rock-bottom. Go ahead and splurge! Whether you're seeking acres of green space like The Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys or being treated like a star at the newest Baltimore gem, The Ivy, your leisure or business trip deserves to have memorable accommodations as part of the plan. People visit the Baltimore metro region for many reasons. Some look forward to classic vacation leisure stays that concentrate on the Inner Harbor and cultural attractions of downtown Baltimore. Others may be a part of a wedding, graduation or other special occasion in the nearby suburbs. Additionally, they may crave a greener, less frenetic non-urban experience. Baltimore has some public transportation to get to some lodging options, we have Uber and many hotels offer shuttle service, as well. For many travelers, having fitness facilities available is as important as drinking water. Others become uninterested in any lodgings which require driving to get a good meal. Baltimore has several memorable places to stay overnight that give so much more than a place merely to close your eyes.


Radisson Cross Keys
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Where do race horse owners and trainers with thoroughbreds in the Preakness stay? For decades, they – as well as sports legends and other celebrities, it's been at the hotel that's now a Radisson Cross Keys. In fact, if you can make it over to...  Read More


Courtyard Aberdeen at Ripken Stadium
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This may well be the most family friendly hotel in the Baltimore metro area. Through its rear secure doors, kids can walk to Ripken Complex without crossing a street. It's the Official Hotel of Ripken Amateur Baseball! This hotel is like no...  Read More


Hunt Valley Inn, a Wyndham Grand
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Laurus acquired this property and invested millions, bringing it up to the Wyndham Grand family standards. It's now a polished elegant, wooded lodging right off the interstate. They have an attached convention center and large ballroom, becoming...  Read More


Pier 5 Hotel
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It's fitting that Pier 5 – nestled in the Inner Harbor with its own pier – has a bright, deconstructed ship look to its interior. After all, it's surrounded by many of the best things to see and do in Baltimore, including the National...  Read More


Monaco Baltimore, a Kimpton Hotel
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Located in what was the headquarters of one of America's most historic corporations – Baltimore & Ohio Railroad – the architecture of the building is simply stunning. You can see why the carved white marble staircases and original...  Read More


Inn at The Black Olive
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This inn is not quite any accommodations that you've probably stayed at. Think organic, green, modern luxury. Located in the upscale Harbor East neighborhood, the rooms are very spacious; in fact, they're quite appealing for long-term stays,...  Read More


1840s Carrollton Inn
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People who have worked for decades within blocks of this hidden in plain sight inn have no idea it's there. The inn is actually an inter-connection of several row homes next door to the Carrollton Mansion in Jonestown, Balitmore's oldest...  Read More


Gramercy Mansion
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This mansion, located in Baltimore County, was the home of the former president of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Each room, each floor of the home has its own character, but each is wonderfully palatial. Several suites have their own private...  Read More


Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel
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Built in 1844, the main house and some of the out buildings would have been well-known to Army officers on their way to Gettysburg, just 15 minutes away. Nowadays, it's a favorite secret retreat for all kinds of celebrities and politicians! An...  Read More


The Ivy
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Baltimore never had such an all-out luxurious hotel as the newly opened The Ivy. And yet, everything about it has local flair: local professional and student artists contributed to the interior murals and hand-painted furniture. Two adjoining...  Read More


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