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 picks for value in Baltimore and get inspired!
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.
The 195-room Royal Sonesta draws visitors with its grand common spaces, convenient Inner harbor location, and impressive rooftop health club, complete with pool, whirlpool, and sauna. Rooms are notable for their size (they start at 420 square feet) and, in some, their harbor views, but the decor feels slightly dated (particularly the busy carpets). Still, the hotel's extensive features and location help make this one of the city's better four-pearl options.
With plenty of amenities and a location in the heart of Baltimore's main tourist and business center, Holiday Inn Inner Harbor is a popular hotel for all types of travelers. Rooms are comfortable and contemporary, if a bit generic, and great on-site features include a large indoor pool, well-equipped gym, restaurant, and coffee shop. All things considered, this 365-room chain hotel is a good value for the area.
Opened in 2011, this basic chain hotel is less than half a mile from the Inner Harbor -- close enough to walk to (about 12 minutes by foot) but far enough away to offer affordable prices. The immediate neighborhood is a bit sleepy, but the trade-offs are clean spacious rooms, a modest fitness center, and free breakfast.