Location: 2920 Elliott St., Baltimore.
Drive time: A little less than two hours.
The scoop: This contemporary boutique hotel is housed in a late-19th-century row home that was once a brothel. It’s located in a quiet residential community just a few blocks from the water taxi and local bus, both of which go to Baltimore’s popular Inner Harbor.
Cost: $180-$225, depending on the season.
Amenities: High ceilings, large windows and thoughtfully restrained décor make the three rooms and one suite bright and airy. Most have Jacuzzi tubs. A full hot breakfast is served—even for early risers—and special dietary restrictions are cheerfully accommodated. Personal concierge service is also available.
Don’t miss: A stroll through historic O’Donnell Square, a rejuvenated former industrial area, with its eclectic collection of one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants. Be sure to check out Jack’s Bistro, if only for the intriguing mac-and-cheese-and-chocolate appetizer.
Contact: (410) 342-4450, theinnat2920.com