Romantic Hotels

Romance really depends on the people involved. It can't be forced or manufactured. However, it can be helped by the right atmosphere.


Located on the waterfront in the Fells Point neighborhood, the Inn is one of Baltimore's registered Historic Landmarks. The Inn at Henderson's Wharf is a peaceful retreat with its 30 rooms each outfitted with its own private bath and view of the gardens, a nice romantic retreat from the more hectic parts of the city. Parking is complimentary and conveniently located just across the street from the hotel. A free breakfast buffet is available to guests in the morning while tea and coffee are available throughout the day. Complementary wine at check-inn is one of the Inn's signature and much-appreciated touches.

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Mt Vernon

One of Baltimore's historic boutique hotels, Hotel Brexton offers charm, comfort and romance for travelers. It is the perfect getaway for both visitors and locals. Located in Historic Mt. Vernon, Hotel Brexton allows travelers to enjoy another side of Baltimore often overlooked by the tourist-heavy and popular Inner Harbor.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: Eclectic and him, the Brexton offers a unique experience in the heart of Baltimore's cultural neighborhood, Mt. Vernon.

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The Fairfield Inn & Suites is Baltimore's first LEED certified hotel, offering 154 guestrooms and, including six eco-suites. The Lombard House, a row home adjacent to the hotel, has been completely renovated to accommodate social events, meetings and long-term stays. It is conveniently located between Baltimore's Inner Harbor and famed Little Italy, putting it just a short walk to restaurants, shopping, attractions, and the waterfront. The hotel's full-service restaurant, Tavern 101, offers great pub grub, including Maryland favorites like crab soup and crab cakes, and an impressive selection of beers. A 32-foot mural in the hotel's outdoor courtyard celebrates the fact that Baltimore is headquarters to U.S. Lacrosse.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: Little Italy, located just behind the hotel, can't be beat for a romantic dining experience.

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Pier 5, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
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The art deco styling of this cute boutique hotel lends it an elegance to be rivaled by its Inner Harbor neighbors. The hotel is within walking distance from many downtown attractions and activities making it convenient and reasonably priced for its stellar location. The lobby and rooms are contemporary and brightly decorated. Rooms are spacious and many have small balconies overlooking the water. For those looking to stay onsite for activities, the hotel offers a crab dip class during happy hour where craft beers are complimentary. Pier 5 Hotel offers a different kind of stay to travelers looking for something other than the traditional hotel experience.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: If you're looking for an intimate feel, but want to stay in the center of it all, the Pier 5 offers that and spectacular views of the Inner Harbor.

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Admiral Fell Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
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Located at historic Fell's Point, the Admiral Fell Inn is close to many of the areas best attractions. Within a mile, guests can see the Baltimore Zoo, the Inner Harbor, Little Italy, and the Baltimore Opera Company. The hotel is close to many unique restaurants, taverns, and shops. The site offers incredible views of the harbor and Fell's Point. Other nearby attractions include the Maryland Science Center, the National Aquarium, Fort McHenry National Monument, the Discovery Children's Museum, and Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Guest rooms provide four-poster beds, coffee makers, high-speed Internet access, and bathrobes. Guest amenities at the Admiral Fell Inn include two on-site restaurants and an on-site lounge. The facility offers meeting and event space for a variety of functions. The property is said to be haunted, and on certain days, the inn offers ghost tours.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: The Admiral Fell is historic without being stodgy. It's located in the heart of Fell's Point, offering plenty to do along a romantic stroll-worthy waterfront.

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The Baltimore Marriott Waterfront is located in one of Baltimore's newest neighborhoods - the trendy, popular, and continuously expanding Harbor East. It's convenient to shopping, dining, and amazing water views. One of Baltimore's few high-rise hotels, the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront has 32 floors and 750 rooms. The hotel offers three different on-site restaurants and lounges for guests to enjoy. Rigano's Bakery and Deli provides light fare or guests can sit and dine for something more substantial and decadent to eat at Grille 700. If the evening calls for a night cap, Kozmo's lounge has you covered with martinis and whatever beverage your night may require.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: Located in Harbor East, the Marriott Waterfront offers gorgeous views and a collection of some of the best romantic restaurants just out its front door.

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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor, an IHG Hotel
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Hotel Monaco is one of Kimpton Hotel's boutique properties. Located on North Charles Street, the hotel is situated in the old B & O railroad office building and is considered one of Baltimore's 4-star hotel hotels. Walking into the hotel, you feel as if you're walking back in time. Rooms are large and prices are fairly reasonable for the location and convenience to the downtown area. The signature Kimpton bath robes can be found in each room for added comfort to your stay. An onsite restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests are also treated to a complimentary evening wine reception.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: The Monaco's hip, lush vibe makes it easy to conjure some romance. Their restaurant, the B&O Brasserie, is an ideal spot for dinner for two.

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The Sheraton Inner Harbor is located on South Charles Street, right across from Harborplace and the action of the Inner Harbor. A perfect location for travelers looking to explore many of Baltimore's main attractions by foot, the hotel is also just a few short blocks away from the MARC train, where travelers can brave public transportation and explore the city as a local. The hotel has been revitalized, specifically floors 14 and 15 have been upgraded. The Sheraton offers 337 guest rooms, meeting spaces, an indoor pool, a bar, gym, as well as an onsite restaurant and great views of the Inner Harbor.

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You can't stay any closer to Harborplace Gallery mall than at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel. Its' prime location puts you within walking distance to dining, shopping, and entertainment in downtown Baltimore. The covered sky walk to the mall make provide an added convenience, especially on rainy or high-traffic days where going outdoors to get to local shopping is unnecessary. The Renaissance offers 586 guest rooms and 34 suites long with all the other accouterments Marriott-brand luxury hotels are known for. The hotel also houses its own restaurant, lounge and cafe that both guests and locals have come to enjoy - especially during happy hour.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: Its central location provides the perfect spot for a romantic escape, including a tremendous view that makes "magic hour" that much more magical.

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The Four Seasons is the city's first and only five-star luxury hotel. Located in the trendy and ever-expanding Harbor East, the hotel offers an onsite spa, two restaurants, a premium coffee shop, meeting and banquet space, in addition to a promenade and incredible views of the East Harbor. The hotel offers fourteen different styles of rooms and suites, each with floor-to-ceiling windows, which open up the living space. The 10,200 square-foot spa features 11 treatment rooms, 2 specialty suites, and 1 VIP suite. Dining at the Four Seasons is just as indulging as its accommodations and amenities, whether you're looking for modern American food or Japanese pub-style fare.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: Two magnificent restaurants, a world-class spa, the Four Seasons Baltimore makes it easy to forget about the world outside and focus on that special someone.

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