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Aug 18, 2014 by: Corey L from Baltimore, Maryland
I reserved the Declaration Suite for my wife and I for our 13th anniversary. We live just about half an hour from Baltimore and I wanted to do something special. Planning romantic getaways is not my strongest attribute so I was really going on reputation/reviews on different places to stay. I was looking for some place upscale and initially started by looking at different resorts/getaways in MD, WV, and PA. All of those places were great, but I just didn't find what I was looking for. As my wife and I rarely have occasion to "go out" (kids), I wanted to find a place that would be charming, relaxing, but also offer an option for night life. The thought of a getaway within an hour drive didn't cross my mind until I found 1840s Carrollton Inn. I am brand new to the Bed and Breakfast scene, didn't even know exactly what a B&B entailed. 1840s Carrollton Inn did not disappoint. They exceeded my expectations and made me look like a rock star. Parking: We arrived around 3:30pm and parked at the PMI Old Bay garage which was about a 1 or 2 block walk from the place. Parking is validated so it only costs $10 a night. Staff: Right when we walked in I knew I'd found a great place. The decor and atmosphere was sophisticated but at ease and pleasant. Everything was neat and clean and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. As there are only a handful of rooms they had time to explain the establishment, give us a tour of the facilities, and offered to make us dinner reservations. The room: My wife has always been a fan of period pieces. Books/movies/art/etc. I had always wanted to take her somewhere that was "fancy" in a Victorian style. Walking into our suite, we entered a parlor/sitting room with a large day bed and comfortable tea table with tea/coffee service settings. The furnishings as well as the atmosphere were truly something from an English parlor. Exactly what I had envisioned. The bedroom included a gorgeous four-poster king bed that was exceptionally comfortable. The bathroom had a double jacuzzi tub and separate shower. All the fixtures were ornate and beautiful. The lamps, lighting, furniture, and color scheme all worked well together to give that turn of the century feel. Absolutely wonderful. The night life: I had made reservations at Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse for dinner. Probably less than a 10 minute walk. Wonderful dinner (highly recommended). After dinner we walked back to the room to change and the staff recommended a great Italian bakery just a few minutes up Albemarle Street on foot. It was also great. After the bakery we walked another 10 minutes or so up to Power Plant Live for some evening entertainment. Another great time. At the end of the evening we had had dinner, dessert, and entertainment without having to drive or take a cab anywhere. The food: My wife is a pretty picky eater, but she loved the food. We placed our menu card on the door before leaving for the evening. We were given 3 choices for dining; the main dining area, the open courtyard, or our room. We chose the courtyard and it was the right choice, if the weather cooperates it is a must. We went out and picked a table at 8:25 and our breakfast was promptly served as ordered at 8:30 as we'd requested. I had the egg white omelet, bananas with honey, and coffee. It was phenomenal! Everything was comfortable and low stress and the courtyard made you forget that you were in the middle of the city. The server stopped by often to make sure we had everything we needed. Price: You may feel a bit of sticker shock at the price but the value is beyond compare. I could have paid a few dollars less for a suite at one of the major hotels but I would have missed out on everything that I got from 1840s Carrollton Inn. The friendly staff, the beautiful decor, and the convenience of Baltimore night life made it worth every penny. The atmosphere was unbeatable and the charm of the room made us feel alone in the middle of the city. No neighbors beside us, no lines at check in or out, no buffet line or cheesy continental breakfast. 15% military discount was given. Overall: The entire stay and trip was a huge success. Mainly because 1840s Carrollton Inn made it so. A whole romantic evening without driving, paying for transportation, or fighting huge crowds was exactly what we wanted and got. Although I didn't purchase any of the packages, they do offer a great variety that you can add on. Again, I'm not the magic trip planner and the majority of my plans don't turn out as grand as I expect them to, but this was absolutely the way to go. Just the style and sophistication of the room would have been enough. Throw in the service and the convenience of downtown and it was perfect. Thank you 1840s Carrollton Inn for a wonderful experience and anniversary celebration.



Trip Advisor Favorite Mini-Break B&B
Aug 05, 2014 by: JMtravels004 from Alexandria, Virginia
We have stayed at the 1840's Carrollton Inn three times now, each time in a different room. The staff is friendly and extremely helpful. The rooms are gorgeous and comfortable - creating a combination of classics and antiques with modern ammenities like huge whirlpool tubs, electric fireplaces, and flat screen tvs. They go the extra mile, such as providing a special "makeup towl" and making dinner reservations for you. The best part, though, is the amazing breakfast. You order basically anything you want the night before and then its ready the next morning - and sometimes you get special off-menu cakes baked by their staff. I love this place so much, I am considering getting married here, too.



Trip Advisor Loved it!!
Aug 05, 2014 by: Nicole K from Mount Airy, Maryland
We stayed in this place in 2012, but I'm just getting to add the review. This place was amzing. I had never done a bed and breakfast before. The room was amazing!! So relaxing and clean. I was nervous about the breakfast but again it was amazing everyone is so friendly. It is in walking distance to several places. We walked right over to power plant for dinner at Ruth Chris and drinks at power plant.



Trip Advisor This was an unexpected surprise...
Jul 30, 2014 by: Morgieknowsbest from Mason, OH
Thank you to the Fairfield inn and suites. They over booked themselves and offered a free room here. I've never stayed at a bed and breakfast before. This place is absolutely beautiful! I can't believe that were staying at such an awesome place. Tomorrow we will be staying at the Fairfield inn and that's just as beautiful. Thanks so much!!!



Trip Advisor would live there if I could...
Jul 29, 2014 by: slideadams from Nashville, Tennessee
Absolutely wonderful in every way! Breakfast was top notch. Never knew we had neighbors. Super charming decor. Very accommodating staff...happily loaned us a phone charger and a corkscrew. Super convenient downtown location adjacent to harbor and little italy.


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