The Ivy Hotel
205 E. Biddle St., Baltimore, (443) 503-4501
Cost: Rates begin at $475.
Drive Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes.
The Scoop: When someone greets you with complimentary valet service and a glass of champagne, you know you’re going to get the royal treatment. And this new luxury boutique hotel, situated in a 19th-century brownstone mansion in Baltimore’s historic Mount Vernon neighborhood, is all about doing just that. All gratuities are included with your room rate, so you feel more like a guest than a customer. Children and pets are welcome.
Amenities: Each room has a fireplace—some also have balconies. Full gourmet breakfast is included, along with afternoon tea service by the fire, cocktails in the evening, and a midnight snack. Book a dinner at Magdalena, the Ivy’s elegant bistro. A car and driver are also at your disposal.
Don’t Miss: The custom treatment packages, designed by a therapist at the hotel’s on-site spa, or arrange a massage en suite. Sip your way through the Maryland Wine Festival Sept. 19-20.