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Great Independent Stays in Baltimore

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Written by Carl Hedinger

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Great Independent Stays in Baltimore

If you’ve booked a flight to Baltimore and can’t find that perfect place to stay, keep calm and realize that this is the place to look. The secret here is that these are great independent hotels in Baltimore that are also affordable. Avoid the chains and go with these excellent hotels that sit in some of the city’s best locations. Before I go on for too long, here are some great independent stays in Baltimore that keep your wallet in mind.

Baltimore Harbor Hotel

Book a night or more at the Baltimore Harbor Hotel that’s walking distance to the harbor as well as the Baltimore Convention Center. They offer a shuttle service to Johns Hopkins, which is helpful to guests going back and from there. With 323 suites starting at $90 and a pool and fitness center for guests, the Baltimore Harbor Hotel is a great choice for visitors here for all purposes.

Biltmore Suites Hotel

Biltmore Suites Hotel promises guests a unique stay in a historic Baltimore building. A pet-friendly hotel that promises a budget stay with 26 rooms starting at $55, it’s in a great place that’s near the Peabody Library and Walters Art Museum. Long-term visitors will enjoy the Biltmore Suites Hotel their in-room refrigerators that help if you want to eat in for a change.

Blue Door on Baltimore

Close to Paterson Park and its wonderful Pagoda, Blue Door on Baltimore is a fabulous B&B that’s one of Baltimore’s top-rated choices. Instead of staying at a hotel, you’ll feel like this more like a visit to a friend’s house in the city. There are only 3 rooms available, so book ahead because with prices starting at $157, Blue Door on Baltimore might be hard to book on short notice.

Brookshire Suites Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

Brookshire Suites Baltimore’s Inner Harbor does as advertised and is really close to the Inner Harbor as well as the National Aquarium. It’s a pet-friendly set of 97 suites that comes with a kitchenette for long-term guests. After a long day out in the city, you can use the on-premises fitness center and gym. Prices begin at $107 for this lovely hotel in a prime Baltimore site.

Hotel Brexton

Spend a night at Hotel Brexton and you’ll be right next to the Midtown Campus of the University of Maryland and Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. To better-accommodate guests with special needs, you can opt for reduced mobility rooms available. With 29 rooms to choose from at Hotel Brexton, you’ll feel like this is a more personal stay in Baltimore. Rooms start at $106 for a night at Hotel Brexton.

Baltimore is a wonderful city and worth a visit if you’re interested in history and seeing a colorful city of neighborhoods. As the birthplace of the Star Spangled Banner and more, book a flight to Baltimore and enjoy stay in one of these luxury hotels that don’t put a damper on your wallet. That’s why these make great independent stays in Baltimore for any traveler.

About the author

Carl Hedinger

I’m a writer and recovering American expat who shares my family’s travels through life. Follow our adventures here and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


  • I’ve always thought Baltimore was a great city and I love visiting. The aquarium is the best I’ve ever been to and Camden Yards is one of my favorite places to catch at baseball game. Have never stayed in any of these hotels but they all sound like good options.

    • I’m more partial to parks with brick buildings so yeah, Camden Yards sounds like an awesome place to catch a game. Baltimore gets a bad rap but like most big cities, there’s tons more to it that the chaos and crime.

      Thanks for commenting, Ken!