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Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore opened in late 2011, giving the city a modern hotel whose guest rooms are luxurious and contemporary in feel. All bedrooms feature a king size bed topped with white dobby sheets helmed by a tan leather headboard, while an over-sized arm chair lets you sit back and admire the views through the floor-to-ceiling windows. A dark wooden console holds the Samsung television and DVD/Blu-Ray player and provides storage space, while a dark wood writing desk and cream-colored ergonomic desk chair ensure that you’ll be able to accomplish all the work you brought with you. A small foyer in front of the spacious wooden closet allows for ample dressing space, and a smartly designed bar unit between the hallway and bedroom provides an area for you to mix cocktails or brew yourself a cup of coffee thanks to your in-room Nespresso maker. A dark wood accent wall introduces earth tones into the neutral space, while framed pictures in the hallway, water closet and behind the pale yellow arm chair add a hint of whimsy and color. Bathrooms, meanwhile, are fashioned in tan colored marble and offer separate water closets and showers, both with frosted glass to ensure privacy.
Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore offers 256 luxurious guest rooms. When you arrive at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel, you receive an access card to wave over a sensor in the elevator (the elevator won’t rise beyond the fourth floor without that card). The hotel’s hallways glow green and red from doorbells on each room door. Use them to signal to housekeeping staff that the room is ready to be made up (green) or that you’d prefer privacy (red).
Behind those doors, you will find floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of either Baltimore’s harbor or its skyline, a cushy pillow-top bed dressed in custom-made sheets and a fluffy duvet, and American black walnut furnishings complemented by an earth-toned color palette. Other deluxe creature comforts include Blu-ray players, iPod docking stations and your choice of morning newspaper: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal or The Baltimore Sun. Dreamy bathrooms crafted entirely of marble have deep soaking tubs, walk-in rain-showers, a private commode room and a vanity mirror with an embedded “smart glass” TV screen.
Room rates at the luxury hotel vary based on dimensions and views. Eighty percent of rooms have full or partial water views, and there are 15 room configurations, ranging from the 502-square-foot City View Room to the 2,814-square-foot Presidential Suite, which has a pantry, office, living room, media room and fireplace. If you visit Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore during the summer, you might be lucky enough to catch a performance on Pier 6 Pavilion, the city’s outdoor concert venue, from your private balcony.