Perched on the serene banks of the Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore is convenient to both the nation’s capital and the city of Philadelphia. That’s not to say that Baltimore doesn’t have its own charms. In fact, the city’s diverse neighborhoods and endless attractions have made it a major destination for tourists and business travelers alike. And with locations in the Inner Harbor District and D.C. friendly Greenbelt, as well as near Baltimore-Washington International Airport, our Baltimore hotels can accommodate all your travel needs.
Kick off your Baltimore hotel stay in the heart of it all – the Inner Harbor. You’ll find everything from historic sites to modern art museums in this popular waterfront district. Take a tour of the USS Constellation or visit Fort McHenry, the national monument whose role in the War of 1812 inspired Frances Scott Key to pen the Star-Spangled Banner. The kids will love both the National Aquarium and Maryland Science Center, while the lively pubs and restaurants of Fells Point have a decidedly grownup flavor.
“Downtown” is actually north of the Inner Harbor District, but it’s a quick fifteen-minute walk to the area’s main attraction, Lexington Market (the world’s largest and longest running market). Be sure to sample the coddie, a local specialty in which a cod cake is covered in mustard and sandwiched between two saltine crackers – delish! And what’s a trip to Baltimore without trying some famous Maryland crab cakes? Your friendly Holiday Inn® hotel staff will be more than happy to make a recommendation - or help you find any type of restaurant within easy commute of your Baltimore hotel.
When your belly’s full, satisfy your appetite for culture and history with a trip to Mount Vernon. Here you’ll find the Walters Museum of Art, Peabody Conservatory of Music and original Washington Monument. Designed by architect Robert Mills (who also designed the Washington Monument in D.C.), this landmark is a must-see attraction during your Baltimore hotel stay, and endless array of bars and cafes along Charles St. are a pleasant way to wind down the evening.
Of course, this is only a small sampling of what the city has to offer guests of our Baltimore hotels. We think part of the Charm City’s charm is heading out your hotel door and discovering Baltimore on your own.