Historic Inns of Annapolis
What We Love
- 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
- Free WiFi
- 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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
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.
How to Get There
The rooms were impeccable and historically appointed. My view of the water was picturesque. Being right on Main St in heart of downtown was a plus. I was a little disappointed in a changed and higher rate from Thursday to Friday night. Especially booking well in advance. Also sometimes the front desk goes unmanned and repeated calls are needed to get someone. But a wonder stay overall.
This was a perfect location for the Boat Show. There is so much to walk to nearby. Restaurants, Bars, Shops, Coffee, Parks we never needed a car or Uber. We had a 1 bedroom suite with 2 full baths. Everyone at the hotel was polite and helpful.
A perfect stay. I’ve been to many inn and B&B’s.
This Inn is now at the top of my list to stay at. Everything was perfect from the valets, the check in to the staff. The room was beautifully decorated and clean. The pub and restaurant were exceptional. The location was great! You give the valet you car and walk to where you wanna go. Let’s say the inns staff took care of you needs. I put them to the test by losing my ticket to my car. THE PERFECT INN!