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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
We stayed at this hotel while traveling with our dog. This was a great location and the fact that it was in the restored B&O Railroad headquarters made it a must see for us. The staff was all very friendly and helpful. The room was nice, but had a bit of a weird smell. I'm guessing that was due to the fact we were placed in a dog friendly room. While this hotel is pricey, it is in a great location and is absolutely beautiful inside!
If you are traveling to Baltimore for work, pleasure or both-make you choose Hotel Monaco to complete your Baltimore experience, as you’ll come as a visitor and leave family!
I had the opportunity to stay here and really enjoyed it; and this is while my credit card was hacked. In the midst of sorting that out, Larel from the concierge was going out of her way to assist me in the midst of guests checking in and out. She also took the time to book my room while I was taking care of the hacking AND room reservations.
The cool thing about the hotel is their dedicated car service and complimentary bike option. The driver was courteous, professional and provided excellent customer service!
Given the hectic morning I had with my hacked credit card, I got back to the hotel some time after their complimentary happy hour in the lobby. Thanks to Mone’t, I was able to enjoy some liberations (vodka, cheese, grapes and crackers)...it was very nice of her to help me wind down from the morning I had. The experiences I encountered with her and Larel made me want to enjoy more of the hotel.
My room was fantastic and relaxing; the grand slam was my dining experience at B&O-their restaurant...wait, let me rephrase that-their “Best of Baltimore, award-winning” restaurant! The hostess was so vibrant and the server, Rachel, was the coolest.
While I was reviewing the menu, she pointed out a Restaurant Week option, where about $40, you could pick 3 things plus desert from their menu. The food and vibe was amazing. To round out my evening, I had the pleasure of exchanging stories with Vera-the manager who lived in North Carolina, as I explained my love for Bojangles and Cheerwine lol. The cool part is this convo took place in the midst of a very busy restaurant, so the fact she (and Lauren) took time to chat as if I was the only customer was great and showed me whether at the front desk or restaurant, the team at Hotel Monaco really want guests to enjoy Baltimore.
The hotel also is pet friendly!
Thanks, Hotel Monaco!!!
Booked 2 rooms. Stayed one night after a doctor visit to JH. Price is good for John Hopkins guests and shuttle was on time and convenient to and from. It was my parents anniversary and they got upgraded as a surprise. Good customer service with a decent restaurant in the hotel which was nice because not sure how safe it was to walk around in the area. Only downside is that the mattresses were a bit soft for us.