Baltimore is nestled against the Patapsco River and the Chesapeake Bay, perfectly situated to give visitors incredible views of the surrounding scenery while they take in all that Baltimore has to offer. The next time you’re visiting the area, make sure to take advantage of the scenery by staying at one of Baltimore’s many beautiful waterfront hotels.
The Baltimore Marriott Waterfront hotel is nicely situated on the Inner Harbor area with incredible views of Baltimore Harbor. The Marriott has an indoor pool and a sauna but if you’d like to get out and experience the city a biking trail is within 10 miles, and a jogging or fitness train is only a mile away. If you’re looking for a little more physical adventure you can also find horseback riding, golf, sailing and snow skiing in the vicinity, in addition to all the other attractions Baltimore has to offer. Baltimore Inner Harbor Marriott hotel has 733 rooms and 21 suits with a Plug In Panel and high speed internet. They also come with the famed Marriott Revive bed for a good night’s sleep away from home.
Another Marriott contribution, the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel takes its sense of style in another direction with its modern urban sophistication. Counting the Inner Harbor, Baltimore Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center and about 120 dining and shopping options its neighbor, the Renaissance is truly right in the thick of things. There is an indoor pool and whirlpool in the hotel and wireless internet is available for a fee. A well appointed room that’s light on fluff and flash is just perfect if you’re looking for ultimate tourist convenience.
The minute you step inside the Pier 5 Hotel you’ll be glad you selected this hotel. The lobby’s impressive atrium reaches up three stories and features gem-toned walls with plush velvet couches. Not only is the hotel located on the harbor, it’s also close to several of Baltimore’s more popular tourist destinations. The rooms at Pier 5 are unique and sometimes a bit wacky but always whimsical. There is wi-fi available not only in the rooms but throughout the premises if you have some work to catch up on over dinner or drinks. And speaking of dinner, two of the area’s favorite restaurants are housed on premises, Ruth’s Chris-Pier 5 and McCormick & Schmicks.
Holiday Inn Inner Harbor Still the trusted name in hotels, Baltimore’s Holiday Inn Inner Harbor is not a let down, in fact the recent renovations make it quite a highlight. Steps away from Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the Baltimore Convention Center with a beautiful view of the Inner Harbor, the Holiday Inn is a great alternative. Your kids will love the swimming pool, as it’s the largest in the entire city and fitness fans will enjoy the complex complete with sauna, weights and cardio equipment. RUCKUS wireless high speed internet is provided for free.
The InterContinental Harbor Court Baltimore is where you go if you’re in the mood for romance. With European style the rooms are designed to give off a sense of an old English country house. Even though the views of the city are spectacular and the InterContinental is as close to local tourist attractions as the other waterfront hotels, this hotel is more of a sanctuary from the world than an overnight stop in your busy day. The InterContinental has been awarded many prestigious labels including the Five Star Five Diamond Award from the American Academy of Hospitality. To keep you happy on premises, the hotel has a state-of-the-art fitness center with complete with swimming pool and tennis courts. There are also two award winning restaurants on grounds. Make sure to take advantage of the complementary overnight shoe shine and high speed wireless internet.
Days Inn Inner Harbor Looking for convenience and a waterfront location without all the added frills then the Days Inn Inner Harbor is exactly the thing. The hotel features a heated outdoor pool, a complimentary fitness center, business center if you just can’t get away from the office, free high speed wireless internet service and a full service restaurant and lounge with room service available. Really it’s everything you need, in a newly renovated package and smack dab in the middle of everything. And the best part, a Days Inn never stretches your budget unnecessarily.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Located on Harbor East, Homewood Suites by Hilton is conveniently located near the aquarium, the maritime museum, the Landmark Theater, Orioles Park, and Port Discovery Children’s Museum. Every room comes with a fully equipped kitchen, microwave and a full sized refrigerator if you want to save a little money and eat in. And a happy note for the internet crowd, high speed connections are complementary. The Harbor East area is noted for its excellent seafood restaurants so be sure to enjoy the local cuisine when you can.
Celie’s Waterfront Inn If you’re looking for something a little more personal then Celie’s Waterfront Inn in Fells Point is a great option to consider. This bed and breakfast is just minutes away from downtown Baltimore, located in the historic and charming harbor town of Fells Point. A quick ferry trip across the harbor and you’re in Baltimore, so you get the convenience without the big city hassles. Celie’s combines the historical old touches and charm to give it that bed and breakfast feel but has updated it with modern necessities so it’s not too rustic. At Celie’s you can enjoy free and hearty continental breakfasts, a beautiful outdoor garden and patio dining, free wi-fi access and a loaner laptop computer if you’re in dire straights, there is also free local and long distance calling available from the common area if you want to arrange your travel itinerary. Celie’s Waterfront Inn is comfy, cozy, and the perfect blend of relaxing reprieve and exciting adventure.
Believe it or not, this list just barely scratches the surface of all the Baltimore Waterfront Hotels available. It’s a pretty thorough list with a little bit of everything but if you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for, keep looking it’s probably there somewhere.
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