The historic Treaty of Paris restaurant and the convivial and authentic Drummer’s Lot pub
Period details such as decorative fireplaces and hardwood floors
Great perks such as free coffee and pastries and shuttle service within two miles
What To Know
The inns are popular with business travelers
The front desk is open 24 hours, a rarity for an inn
Guests must check in at the Governor Calvert House
Parking on site
Disclaimer: This content was accurate at the time the hotel was reviewed. Please check our partner sites when booking to verify that details are still correct.
Three 18th-century charmers on the Chesapeake Bay waterfront, with historic details and an acclaimed restaurant
Situated in the heart of downtown Annapolis, right near beautiful Chesapeake Bay, these three historic inns saw their share of statesman, governors and Revolutionary War figures throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. Comprised of the 44-room crown jewel Maryland Inn, the posh 51-room former governor’s residence, Governor Calvert House, and the 29-room Georgian gem, Robert Johnson House, the properties all offer centuries-old antiques, Persian rugs and a charming frozen-in-time ambience. Guests can settle in for a pint of ale at the cozy Drummer’s Lot pub, an English-style tavern that is a hub for Maryland politicians and local characters, before heading to the Treaty of Paris restaurant (named for the ratification by George Washington of said treaty in 1783), which serves hearty mid-Atlantic fare such as crab bisque, seared halibut and Maryland oysters. The atmospheric dining room has Old World romance, with exposed brick walls, archival framed prints and softly glowing lanterns. (Guests at Governor Calvert House also have access to a lovely leafy outdoor terrace, as well as the tranquil Colonial Gardens.) Back at the Maryland Inn, get your caffeine fix at what must be the country’s most unusual Starbucks: It’s housed in what used to be an underground jazz bar during Prohibition.
In the Area
See Annapolis from the bay on a leisurely cruise with Watermark’s Cruises; tours range from 40-minute jaunts to all-day adventures and take in sights such as the United States Naval Academy, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and the bay’s adorable historic lighthouses. Back on land, brush up on the region’s seafaring history at the Maritime Museum, the better to prepare some tall tales for the regulars at Davis’s Pub, a landmark watering hole serving thirsty Marylanders since the 1920s. The bar offers a happy hour every weeknight and snacks such as Baltimore-style steamed shrimp and fried pickles. Teetotalers might prefer to browse the afternoon away at the Annapolis Book Store, an independent retailer with a great collection of used and rare books.
Historic Inns of Annapolis
58 State Circle
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
How to Get There
Flights are available to Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) and Reagan National Airport (DCA) from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. The hotel does not offer transfers to/from BWI, about 24 miles away, or DCA, about 36 miles away. Taxis to/from BWI and DCA are available for approximately $65 to $80, respectively, each way. If you’re renting a car for the transfer, valet parking is available for $24 per day.