Oyster knows what travelers look for in their hotels. When we visit properties around the world, we evaluate how every feature stacks up against the competition, from the rooms to the pools to the restaurants. So if you’re planning a trip and need a place to start, you’ve come to the right place. Take a look at our top boutique hotel picks in Baltimore and get inspired!

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Gramercy Mansion

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

This upscale bed and breakfast is housed within a 1902 English Tudor mansion, set on 45 acres outside of Baltimore. Eleven ornately decorated guest rooms feature luxurious amenities, such as two-person jetted tubs, fireplaces, heated bathroom floors, and other modern perks. Prices are quite reasonable (with lower rates in the winter), especially given the property’s elegant formal gardens, outdoor pool, and free made-to-order breakfasts.


Inn at The Black Olive

This 12-room, all-suite hotel practices sustainability and healthy living at every turn -- from geo-thermal power and energy-saving lights to chemical-free paint and organic restaurants. Huge suites feature unique decor and great perks, such as hydrotherapy tubs, free bottles of wine, balconies, and kitchenettes with mini-fridges and coffeemakers. Black Olive is on the pricey side, but its waterfront location is excellent, and it’s unlike any other hotel in Baltimore.


Admiral Fell Inn

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

This 80-room property dates back to the 1800s and has an excellent location next to Fell’s Point Harbor. The rooms are well maintained and feature traditional decor, flat-screen TVs, and coffeemakers. With few modern amenities (there’s no fitness center or pool), Admiral Fell Inn offers a more cozy and historic experience. Free perks include shuttle service, Wi-Fi, and ghost tours.


Inn at Henderson’s Wharf

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Located next to its own marina in historic Fell’s Point, this upscale boutique hotel offers exceptional freebies -- butler services, parking, and in-room wine, to name a few -- and a prime waterfront address near shops and restaurants. Price-wise, the Inn at Henderson’s Wharf is a solid value, considering its many perks, location, and elegant, traditional rooms.