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
- 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
We stayed here one night while in Annapolis, in the Maryland Inn. It was lovely! Check in was easy and convenient, they have a valet who drives you to your hotel and then parks your car, so you don't have to worry about parking. Very convenient if you just want to stay in town and walk around. Lovely views, we just love Annapolis!!
I was in Annapolis for a conference which was held at the Maryland Inn (where I lodged), the Calvert house, and Robert Johnson House.
The location and atmosphere are so delightful and charming--that's worth a lot! It is so convenient for visiting all the sites in Annapolis--which are pretty close together anyway.
This is a group of three lodging places with check-in at the Calvert.
I checked in contemporarily with another person, a lady, staying at the Maryland Inn.
We were offered a ride to the MI and were told it was just a short walk. So we decided to walk and enjoy the air.
When you're loaded with all your belongings for three days, it was NOT a short walk--if you stay, absolutely take their offer of transport to the Johnson House or MI.
Annapolis is such a delightful place! But this is a review of the hotel!
I always try to stay at historic hotels to support preservation. And often, some minor things occur at an old place that don't happen at slick modern places.
The MH building may be 18th century, but its entire insides are Victorian. The MI is comfortably furnished in the lobbies and public spaces. The elevator was fine--but the carpet up to the edges was dusty and needed cleaning. Everything else I saw was as clean as one would want and expect.
I found that my room was going to be on the street side and on the second floor. the street outside is very busy--with a brick surface which rumbles with every vehicle passing and a stop light! I worried about the noise!
However, when I arrived in my very small (but quite adequate) room, I found that the noise from the in-room air conditioner easily drowned out the outside noise. I'm not so sure about the noise level without the AC running.
The room was lovely--the bathroom was minimally adequate for one person--large shower and nice thick linens in the bath.
The conference arrangements at the hotel appeared to me to be excellent.
On our first stay in March there was a mix-up with our bags but front desk manager Kevin went over and above to rectify it by offering a free night at the inn. We used the free night recently and had a wonderful experience. They didn't have a comparable room available so they upgraded us to a suite and it was amazing. We felt like royalty! This is what true customer service is and I would recommend the Inn to anyone. Thanks to Kevin and the staff!
We enjoyed staying at the historic inn in Annapolis, the location and staff were wonderful. The location on the roundabout square was perfect. Our room was clean as well as the other areas of the building. It was a bit of a walk to the restaurant, treaty of Paris, and the breakfast there not the best, however. Parking was a little pricey, too. But, overall we loved the location and atmosphere. Our room faced the indoor greenhouse area, so we had no natural light, very dark room. Had to use lights entire time.
I am staying at the Calvert House and was planning on being here for 4 days. I came back to my room and it is has not been cleaned. Went to the front desk and they say the room will not be cleaned until as late as 5. This is RIDICULOUS.
I wish there was another placeI could stay.
This is the PITS.