Welcome

Welcome to Baltimore, MD! Although its proud natives may sometimes feel overshadowed by the attention paid to the power and politics of nearby Washington DC, Baltimore is important in its own right as the economic and educational center of Maryland. The Inner Harbor is an example of the pride Baltimoreans take in their city.

Downtown Baltimore Hotels offers great rates on over 50 hotels in Baltimore's downtown district. All of our hotels have been approved by AAA and the Mobile Travel Guide, the authorities in hotel inspection. All hotels offer a generous savings off of regular hotel rack rates. Book securely online for great rates on hotels in downtown Baltimore!

Downtown Baltimore Hotel Map

Featured Hotel:

Holiday Inn Baltimore - Inner Harbor
Holiday Inn Baltimore - Inner Harbor
The hotel is conveniently located only three blocks from the famed Baltimore attractions. …more

Additional Hotels:

Hyatt Regency Baltimore
300 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Holiday Inn Inner Harbor
301 West Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Residence Inn by Marriott Baltimore Downtown/Inner Harbor
17 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore
20 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Hampton Inn and Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor
131 East Redwood Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Brookshire Inns and Suites
120 East Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Sheraton Baltimore City Center
101 West Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Days Inn Inner Harbor Hotel
100 Hopkins Place
Baltimore, MD 21202

Renaissance Harborplace Hotel
202 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel
300 South Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Tremont Plaza Hotel
222 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21202

 

About Baltimore

Baltimore, located along the Chesapeake Bay, is the largest city in Maryland. The city was once a leader in manufacturing and operated one of the most profitable ports in the United States. Baltimore's economy now relies on the service sector. The city's population peaked in the 1950s and continues to decrease even as the surrounding metropolitan population continues to grow. Baltimore is a city with a colorful and long history, playing a crucial role in the success of the early American colonies and the American Revolution. The resilient city has quietly persevered through cultural, political and economic changes.

Baltimore was founded in 1729 by Maryland colonists. The city takes its name from Lord Baltimore, the governor of Maryland at the time. Baltimore's economy boomed in the early colonial period due to its position as the leading granary for imported sugar from the Caribbean colonies. As profits rose, Baltimore's population grew swiftly as a result.

The city fulfilled several crucial roles during the American Revolution, acting as temporary headquarters for the fledgling government when Philadelphia was temporarily abandoned by the Continental Congress. Baltimore's economy prospered during the war as the area produced many key goods, including iron. The city was later on the forefront of a battle during the War of 1812.

During the American Civil War, Baltimore's loyalty was split by opposing groups. The state of Maryland stayed with the Union, but many Baltimore citizens owned slaves and supported the Confederacy. The Union army occupied the city after deadly riots against a group of Union soldiers. After the Civil War ended, Baltimore continued as a manufacturing powerhouse, especially during World War II. After the boom of manufacturing ended, some areas of Baltimore were neglected and forgotten. Recently, the city has refocused efforts on these areas as the city has made the transition to a service-oriented economy.