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 romantic trip and need a place to start, you’ve come to the right place. Take a look at our top romantic hotel picks 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. Typical guests are couples; this is a great romantic getaway, and there are over 100 weddings performed here a year.
The luxe, 256-room waterfront hotel is everything you'd expect from a Four Seasons property, from the impeccable service to the sophisticated interiors. Rooms are spacious and refined, with soaking tubs, floor-to-ceiling windows, high-tech amenities, and in most cases, harbor views. The property has an almost resort-like feel, thanks to the massive spa and gorgeous rooftop pool deck. It's the most luxurious option in Baltimore, but some may find the room decor a tad too generic for a hotel in this price range.
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.
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.
The 202-room Hotel Monaco is a stunning historic property in the business district neighborhood of Mount Vernon. Rooms have modern amenities, such as flat-screens and iPod docks, and funky decor that extends to common areas. All the features one would expect from four-pearl Kimpton property are here: a 24-hour fitness center, a stylish restaurant, a free evening wine and cheese hour in the lobby, a pet-friendly policy, and ample kid-friendly amenities.
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.
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.