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Places to Stay in Central Maryland

By Jim Meyer
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Historic building - Sagamore Pendry Hotel

Five-star luxury in the heart of Baltimore Harbor, quiet retreats nestled in Maryland’s nearby horse country, historic B&Bs by the Annapolis City Dock—in Maryland’s iconic Central Region, your home away from home, and the getaway of your dreams are right next door.

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The Columbia Inn at Peralynna, Columbia

Named one of Forbes' “Top 25 Places to Live Well,” this boutique estate is the destination for the discerning traveler. Offering family-friendly economy accommodations on up to tension-melting Grand Spa Suites that will give pampering a new meaning, the Inn at Peralynna welcomes you with memories that will last a lifetime.

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Monaco Hotel Baltimore
The Monaco Baltimore Hotel

Experience one-of-a-kind luxury at this fabulous boutique hotel. Located in the historic former headquarters of the B&O Railroad, the architecture is exquisite and the grand lobby will take your breath away. Service is personalized and top notch, and the onsite B&O American Brasserie is a dining experience not to be missed—it’s a rare, five-star foodie experience right in your hotel. 

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Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel, Annapolis
Annapolis Marriot Waterfront Hotel

This is the perfect spot to take in Annapolis’s world-renowned United States Boat Show. Built right on the brick-lined waterfront of this charming, historic town, the Waterfront offers expected Marriott luxury with unequaled beauty and convenience. It’s a great wedding destination, and just the place to take in the Blue Angels at Naval Academy graduation. 

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Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore
This 5-star hotel is right on Baltimore's Inner Harbor and blocks from Camden Yards.
Royal Sonesta

Five-star accommodations on downtown Light Street puts you a block from Camden Yards and right on the famous harbor. Don’t leave without visiting the Explorer’s Lounge. Rich dark woods, luxurious fabric wall-coverings, leather and brass give this legendary Baltimore club an exotic, old world feeling. Brass telescopes let you check out the city before setting out on your adventure.

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Academy Bed & Breakfast, Annapolis
Academy Bed and Breakfast - Annapolis
Academy Bed and Breakfast

Stroll to the Naval Academy, saunter to the famous City Dock, or just luxuriate in your sumptuous room and revel in its sweeping view of downtown Annapolis. Whether it’s your first time in this beautiful town, or you’re a local just looking for that perfect night of luxury, the Academy Bed & Breakfast delivers. Try one of the Annapolis Wine Packages, a perfect pairing for the perfect getaway. 

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Gramercy Mansion, Greenspring

This classic B&B in Stevenson’s Greenspring Valley envelops you in luxury and country charm. The beautiful old mansion of former railroad tycoon Alexander J. Cassatt is surrounded by seemingly endless acres of forest, field and garden. Perfect for a big wedding, cozy elopement or a romantic getaway to recharge and fall in love all over again, Gramercy is a remote retreat just minutes from downtown Baltimore.

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Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

Anchoring the vibrant Harbor East neighborhood, the Marriott Waterfront provides spectacular views of the city and harbor stretching all the way to the Chesapeake. Centrally located on the President Street Circle, dining choices are limitless; first-rate Landmark Harbor East Cinema and its welcoming lounge are right across the street; nearby shopping is world class; and the water taxi is practically at your door to make exploring easy. 

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Seasons at Magnolia Manor, New Windsor

Located in the heart of the beautiful Carroll Wine Trail, surrounded by amazing bike trails and country roads, and minutes from McDaniel College, the suites of the charming Seasons at Magnolia Manor will bring new meaning to luxury. Recently renovated, many original features are preserved.  Rooms are named after famous writers:  The Shakespeare, The Austin, The Poe, The Hemingway and the Lewis.

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The Wayside Inn, Ellicott City

The charming main street of Historic Ellicott City with its dining, brew pubs and shopping is one of Maryland’s secret treasures, and there’s no better way to experience it than with a stay at the Wayside Inn. Built around 1780, this gloriously and reverentially updated retreat will be your home away from it all. For that special getaway, let the Wayside welcome you with a bed of rose pedals, fresh fruit and a candlelit couples massage. 

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Lord Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore City
historic brick hotel
Lord Baltimore Hotel

The Lord Baltimore was originally designed in 1928 by architect William Lee Stoddart. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was visited by Martin Luther King, Jr. among a host of other historic luminaries. The hotel is a 23-story, 440-room property in the heart of downtown Baltimore with 20,000 square-feet of ballroom and meeting space and the historic Calvert Ballroom, which has hosted more than 80 years of Baltimore society events.

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The Spencer-Silver Mansion, Havre de Grace
Photo of Mansion decorated for the holidays
Adam Rybczynski

Located in one of the “best small towns to visit” (so named by Smithsonian magazine), this B&B spares no detail. There are cozy parlor rooms and five fireplaces in the main house, and a double-occupancy whirlpool bath in the separate carriage house. All this just a short walk from the iconic Concorde Point Lighthouse—which has stood sentry over the majestic Chesapeake Bay since 1827.

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Residence Inn by Marriott Baltimore, Hunt Valley
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Nestled among the shops and restaurants of Hunt Valley with a plethora of golf opportunities, this welcoming retreat is nestled between downtown Baltimore and Maryland’s rolling horse country.

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Sagamore Pendry Hotel, Baltimore
Sagamore Pendry Hotel in Fells Point

Combining ultra-fine dining, next-level luxury, and stunning Baltimore views into the refurbished, historic Baltimore Rec Pier building in the heart of Fells Point, there is no better way to take in Charm City than with a stay at the Sagamore Pendry. In the heart of one of Baltimore’s most charming, walkable neighborhoods, and with an on-site water taxi dock to explore the city, the Sagamore Pendry is a can’t miss.

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Four Seasons Hotel, Baltimore
The Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore
Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore

Set on the famous brick promenade of Baltimore’s beautiful Inner Harbor, this hotel offers stunning views of the National Aquarium. Take advantage of the prime, walkable location to explore some of the East Coast’s best eateries, and use the Water Taxi to explore Baltimore’s waterfront charms. All that, and the sophisticated comfort only the Four Seasons can deliver. 

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The Ivy Hotel, Baltimore
Lobby of the Ivy Hotel

Gorgeous, romantic, and home to truly world-class hospitality, there’s nothing else like The Ivy Hotel, Maryland's only Relais & Chateaux hotel. Situated in an historic Mount Vernon Mansion, you’ll enjoy intimate spaces, a luxury spa, and Magdelena, one of the Mid-Atlantic’s finest restaurants. 

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Residence Inn at Ripken Stadium, Aberdeen
Courtyard Marriott at Ripken Stadium
Courtyard Marriott

Ripken may be the most famous name in Maryland, and Cal and Billy’s baseball gem in Aberdeen is a good part of the reason. Home of the annual Cal Ripken World Series, some of the world’s best junior baseball clinics, and of course Ripken Stadium and the Single-A Iron Birds, the complex is a baseball lover’s dream. And the hotel is no exception. Modeled after the famous brick warehouse in the outfield of Baltimore’s Camden Yards, Ripken Stadium Hotel isn’t just up-close, it’s part of the experience.