What We Love
- The seafood tower at the hotel’s glass-encased rooftop bar
- A trio of private karaoke rooms near the lobby
- Jonathan Adler toiletries in all guest bathrooms
- Spacious rooms—at 300 square feet, they’re some of the city’s largest
What To Know
- There is a 24-hour gym onsite
- Rooms on the sixth floor or higher have views of the Washington Monument
- Small dogs are permitted on the premises
- King Rooms contain pullout sofa beds
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Behind its signature Renaissance-inspired façade, this boutique hotel leads Mount Vernon’s recent renaissance with a rooftop bar,
As a vibrant neighborhood with National Register Historic District status, Mount Vernon’s Victorian row houses now share street space with Ethiopian eateries and Vietnamese pho joints. It’s only fitting that the area’s latest lodging option encapsulates a bit of modern magnetism while still holding onto its historic roots. The Revival’s 107 guest rooms channel the building’s former identity as a residence and impress with oxidized oak finishes, mottled rugs, antiques, and mid-20th century textiles, while other details like hand-painted lobby signs and in-room art to gift store knick-knacks (which include made-in-Baltimore baubles and bow ties) celebrate all things local. Head chef Wilbur Cox is an amateur forager, so expect earthy greens and pickled mushrooms in the playful plates at Square Meal, the property’s lobby-level restaurant. For dinner with a view, head to the 14th floor, where Topside puts a chic spin on a beer garden. Pair your pale ale (most likely a local brew) with crispy fried oysters, a game of foosball, and a glowing Monument City sunset.
In the Area
Surrounded by Beaux Arts beauties, this stately hotel is less than a mile from Penn Station and also just within a stone’s throw from cultural heavyweights such as the Baltimore Museum of Art (where you’ll find the world’s largest Matisse collection) and the Walters Art Museum, which houses 55 centuries of international imagination, from Egyptian mummies to a stunning 6th-century lacquer Buddha. The hotel’s central address also means you’re situated near attractions like the Peabody Library, a dramatic, five-tiered cathedral-like expanse, and a top-notch classical musical conservatory.