Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor
What We Love
- Nightly lobby wine hour
- Eco- and pet-friendly
- Classic Beaux Arts details
- Rooms have 12-foot ceilings and eight-foot windows
- If you didn’t bring your pet, you can borrow a goldfish
What To Know
- The hotel is located near the harbor
- Free coffee and tea are available in the lobby, and in-room coffeemakers are available upon request
- WiFi is free if you sign up for Kimpton's Karma Rewards program
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
With its Tiffany stained-glass windows, marble floors and vaulted ceilings, Baltimore’s storied past as a wealthy seaport and manufacturing hub comes to life in the three-story lobby of Hotel Monaco Baltimore. The Kimpton hotel group took the original Baltimore & Ohio Railroad headquarters and morphed it into a delightfully quirky 202-room hotel while keeping the historical details.
Bed and Bath
Spacious rooms and suites showcase regal but funky decor, with warm golds and blues, brilliant lacquer red and a sprinkling of royal purple and green. If there’s anything you’ve forgotten, the hotel’s “Forgot It? We’ve Got It!” menu takes care of just about all your immediate worldly needs. For more spiritual demands, guests can consult the “Mind. Body. Spa.” in-room wellness program, which offers yoga accessories and the like.
In the heart of downtown, this hotel is just four blocks from the Inner Harbor waterfront area, so you’re a short walk from dozens of dining options. But the hotel’s B&O American Brasserie has a menu of small plates like charred octopus and Maryland crab-stuffed squash blossoms, plus some seriously good cocktails crafted with homemade cola syrup. The property is incredibly pet-friendly but understands you can’t always bring your dearest with you. No need to worry — if you want to add a touch of home to your temporary Baltimore abode, the concierge will bring a goldfish to your room to keep you company.
In the Area
Head to the National Aquarium to see the new “Dolphin’s World” show and habitat, plus 16,500 other marine animals. Be sure to get a hearty meal at Cinghiale, one of Baltimore’s best restaurants, located in the Inner Harbor, and baseball fans can catch a game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. For a culture dose, explore the recently restored frigate USS Constellation, one of the Historic Ships of Baltimore. Walk through the National Historic District of Fells Point, the hub of the nation’s shipbuilding industry in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Today 350 original structures house shops, galleries and plenty of pubs.
How to Get There
My experience might not be that of others because we rented a suite. That being said, i absolutely love Hotel Monaco and everything about it. When we arrived we opted for the valet parking. It was a bit more pricey than other options nearby but you can go in and out as much as you need to so it makes up the difference with just one trip. The valet was super friendly and dressed in the traditional hat and coat. Fancy. We walked in the hotel and there was a spacious area with a restaurant and a waiting area. The lobby was on the second floor. When we got off the elevator we were greeted promptly and courteously and given the key to one of the best rooms I've ever stayed in and I travel a lot. The suite had a separate living room, bedroom and a humungous bathroom with a separate shower and jacuzzi tub. There was a servi bar but avid travelers know better than to take anything from there unless you're in a pinch. The room was decorated nicely and had "black out" curtains which I absolutely love. Personally, I'd rather not have the sun wake me up before I'm ready to get out of bed, but that's just me. The location was convenient and the neighborhood seemed safe. Just keep in mind you're downtown so some things aren't open late or on the weekends. Overall, I had and extremely pleasant stay and will definitely go back to the Monaco when I'm anywhere near downtown Baltimore.
What an awesome second stay! Upon arrival, my room was perfect as usual. This time I hadn't had the bath tub I requested and Moya made that happen. Upon settled in my room with a city view that wasn't exciting or had any city characteristics that made me wanna venture out and about....my room was cozy enough for my stay. Being that I arrived from LA...the cold was on my bones so adjusting the heat was just as important as the tub. The room didn't allow this function...so in enters Skip at Moya's request followed soon by Jamal B. Skip/Jamal B. and Moya did everything to get ME comfortable...After moving to a 3rd room, which had a bath tub, heat adjustable and a gorgeous city view...I felt at home. Although this was my second stay at the Kimpton and in Baltimore...I felt nothing but cared for. Customer service is far and few these days but when it's given on such a platter...it should be noted. THANK YOU MOYA, SKIP AND JAMAL B!
Very grand building with lots of marble and stained glass. Friendly staff. Good sized rooms nicely furnished, comfortable bed, great walk in shower. Internet signal strong throughout stay. Lots of positives. Rooms feel slightly dated -do people still need iPOD docking statikns? I would prefer more usb ports. The lifts were quaint but only 50% were for guest usage and the wait for a lift could be quite long. However overall very good hotel only a few blocks from.the inner harbour and convention center
Stayed here with the family while on a road trip south. Family rooms have bunk beds for the kids. We were traveling with our dog (65 lbs) and there is a dog park one block away. The rooms were quiet and there was very little hallway noise. We would definitely stay here again.
The rooms were spacious with 10' or 11' ceilings and large beautiful bathrooms. Staff was friendly and helpful. Free wine in the lobby at 5 pm and free coffee in the morning. renovations were well done for this old building.