Planning a Trip to Baltimore?
Wandering around parts of Baltimore, Maryland can feel like stepping back in time. While you’re visiting the city, why not take the time to become a part of that history by staying in a historic building. Not all of these started off as hotels, but that is what they are now. Many of them may not have all of the modern conveniences that are a part of new construction, but they come close, and their charm is worth it.
1) Admiral Fell Inn, 888 South Broadway, Historic Fell’s Point, Baltimore, MD 21231
Great service and an interesting location are just two of the many reasons why the Admiral Fell Inn is on our list. The building housing the hotel was built in the 18th century, and many of the period furnishings and other touches, like the hardwood floors, have been restored. The hotel is close to Fort McHenry, as well as Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles. Amenities include wifi, flat screen televisions in each room, and a complimentary continental breakfast.
2) Hampton Inn and Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor, 131 E Redwood St, Baltimore, MD 21202
The building housing the Hampton Inn and Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was originally the headquarters of the United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company (USF and G) which was founded in 1896. The Hampton Inn restored portions of the interior, adding modern conveniences while keeping the woodwork and other details intact. The hotel is located in downtown Baltimore, not far from many historical sites, sports venues, and other activities. It has a fitness room, a pool, and many other amenities.
3) Hotel Brexton, 868 Park Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201
The Hotel Brexton is on the Historic Hotels in America list, as well as the National Register of Historic Places. Construction on the building began in 1881, and from the start, it had a striking and distinctive red brick exterior, slate roof and turreted sides. Over the years, ownership of the hotel changed numerous times, and it has a rather tumultuous history. However, the interior and exterior have been completely restored, and many modern touches have been added to the rooms. They now feature Keurig machines, flat panel televisions, and plenty of space.
4) Inn at Henderson’s Wharf, 1000 Fell St, Baltimore, MD 21231
The Inn at Henderson’s Wharf is located right on the water, near Fell’s Point. The building was constructed in the 19th century, and once housed a tobacco processing factory. Now, it is a hotel with modern influences, but with restored touches, like the original exposed brick walls in each room. Some of the many amenities offered by the Inn at Henderson’s Wharf are a fitness room, waterfront lounge chairs, and chamomile tea turndown service.
There’s nothing more memorable than a stay in a historic building. The four Baltimore hotels on this list include structures built during various phases of the city’s past, from the 1700s on up through the 19th century. It’s hard to resist the charm of a classic building, especially when it has been turned into a comfortable hotel.