Annapolis is the capital of Maryland, a suburb of Washington DC, the sailing capital of the east, a shopping Mecca, a tourist destination, and popular corporate meeting spot. As such, there is a variety of quality places to stay in Annapolis. If you are looking for a home or apartment sites like VRBO and Airbnb offer great variety and I will review some of those options soon. But let’s start by looking at the hotels. Having stayed in most every hotel in town I can say you can’t really go wrong. It really depends more on your budget and how you’re using the property.
Our inaugural 3-Day Annapolis Vacation Getaway Sweepstakes will provide the winner with a free 3-day, 2-night stay at the Double Tree Hotel in Annapolis so I will start there and cover a few of the other notable properties in town. If you haven’t already done so, register here for your chance to win our 3-Day Annapolis Vacation Getaway. No purchase is required to enter or win.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Annapolis (3 Star Hotel with prices from $169 per night)
We chose this hotel to be our first 3 Day Vacation Getaway location because it has such a great location. From here you can head to the waterfront with their free shuttle (10 minutes), visit the beaches at Sandy Point (10 minutes), hit the Westfield Annapolis Mall (2 minutes), shop or eat along West Street (5 minutes) run into Washington DC to check out the museums (40 minutes) or visit the Eastern Shore towns of St. Michaels and Oxford (50 minutes).
All rooms offer modern decor and custom-designed beds, plus minifridges, microwaves and free WiFi. Suites add living areas with kitchenettes and sleeper sofas. An all-day restaurant and bar specializes in seafood, plus there’s a cafe serving coffee and snacks, as well as private dining. There’s also a 24/7 fitness center and outdoor pool. Additional amenities include 12,000 sq ft of event space and a business center, plus a free downtown shuttle.
Lowes Annapolis Hotel (4 Star Hotel – from $189 per night)
In downtown Annapolis, this polished hotel is 0.8 miles from the United States Naval Academy and 1 mile from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
Modern rooms offer free Wi-Fi, armchairs and desks with ergonomic chairs, as well as flat-screen TVs and Keurig coffeemakers. Some suites add separate living rooms with pull-out sofas. Upgraded suites include dining areas. Room service is provided for a surcharge.
All guests can use the 24/7 business center and the 24/7 gym. There’s also a conservative bar with a terrace.
The Westin Hotel (4 Star Hotel – from $195 per night)
A 13-minute walk from the Banneker-Douglass Museum, this polished downtown property is a 15-minute walk from the historic Maryland State House. Classic rooms all have flat-screen TVs, desks and coffeemakers, plus WiFi (fee) and kitchenettes (fee). Suites add separate living rooms and dining tables. Upgraded suites offer kitchenettes and/or add wet bars.
Amenities include an American restaurant and a lobby lounge, as well as a fitness center and heated indoor pool. There are also meeting rooms and a business center. Complimentary loaner bikes are available, as are spa services (fee).
The Maryland Inn (3 Star Hotel – from $149 per night)
Set in an 18th-century, redbrick Victorian building, this refined hotel is a 3-minute walk from Maryland State House and 2 miles from Jonas Inn State Park. The warm, traditionally decorated rooms have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Amenities include a cozy seafood restaurant and an intimate pub. There’s a 24-hour fitness room, a business center and meeting space, as well as a free area shuttle. Breakfast and parking are offered for a surcharge.
The Historic Inns Of Annapolis (3 Star Hotel – From $149 per night)
These 3 elegant inns, set in historic buildings dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, are situated across the street from Maryland State House and 0.2 miles from the U.S. Naval Academy Museum. The refined rooms have period-style furnishings, and some include antiques, 4-poster beds and decorative fireplaces. All have free Wi-Fi and 42-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Free perks include morning coffee, and a shuttle to destinations within 2 miles. There’s also a fine dining restaurant serving seasonal local cuisine, a 24-hour fitness center, and space for meetings and events.
Academy Bed and Breakfast (3 Star B&B – From $205 per night)
Set across the street from the U.S. Naval Academy, this quaint B&B in a 19th-century home is a 6-minute walk from St. John’s College and 2.5 miles from Truxtun Park. Elegant rooms with period details offer flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, plus water, city or garden views. Some have rainfall showers, steam saunas and/or whirlpool tubs. Amenities include gourmet 3-course breakfast, a living room and a porch. Free parking is available.
Annapolis Waterfront Hotel (3 Star Hotel – From $225 per night)
Overlooking Annapolis Harbor, this waterfront hotel is a 9-minute walk from the Maryland State House and a 13-minute walk from the United States Naval Academy. The modern, maritime-themed rooms and suites feature free WiFi, iPod docks and flat-screen TVs with cable channels, plus desks, minifridges and coffeemakers. Most have sea views. Upgraded rooms add balconies and/or whirlpool tubs. There’s a casual restaurant serving Caribbean cuisine, as well as fitness and business centers. Other amenities include 5,600 sq ft of function space, valet parking (charge) and a coin laundry.