The Ivy Hotel

Baltimore's intimate boutique brownstone
The Ivy Hotel may have opened in 2015, but the Baltimore brownstone has a storied past. Built in 1889, the mansion was home to a Baltimore industrialist; during the Depression the property was donated to the city. Decades later, local visionaries began renovations and built additions.

The designer, Joszi Meskan, hired Baltimore craftsmen and students to restore the historic landmark and the dazzling result earned the hotel membership in the exclusive Relais & Châteaux collection of distinguished boutique properties.

The Baltimore hotel sits on a residential street lined with well-preserved 19th-century row houses. When arriving at The Ivy’s valet circle, expect a staff member to welcome you before you’re escorted up the elevator to the conservatory. This stunning space has striped valences adorning large windows that open to a terraced garden, offering you a taste of the surprises that await you inside.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • It feels less like a hotel and more like a home full of treasures collected by a global traveler. Each piece demands scrutiny, yet the assembly as a whole achieves a lovely harmony.
  • The hotel's spa features Natura Bisse beauty products from Barcelona and you can indulge in hair and nail services, massages, facials and other treatments.
  • The Ivy employs a full-time florist who installs fresh floral arrangements throughout the luxury hotel and will assemble gifts to commemorate special occasions, such as anniversaries, weddings and birthdays.
  • Pets are welcomed with walking services and complimentary dog beds.
  • Grab a workout in the fitness center offering a range of state-of-the-art machines or play billiards in a room with Picasso-inspired frescos.
Things to Know
  • You’ll notice the use of lavender quickly — it’s The Ivy’s signature color — and see it on the walls and in the staff’s attire. 
  • An embodiment of Baltimore’s dignified past and promising future, tendrils of English ivy scale the exterior façade, hence the name.
  • Some guest room windows overlook the cityscape and are sound-proofed to quell street noise.
  • This is a no-tipping hotel, meaning you never have to concern yourself with gratuities.
The Rooms
  • The four-story hotel has nine suites and nine guest rooms, custom-designed spaces fashioned from the original mansion plus two adjacent row houses.
  • A sumptuous four-poster bed is the centerpiece of each room, but varied bold wall colors and exotic textiles render each a distinctive vibe.
  • Contemporary bathrooms contain a private lavatory, glass door shower and soaking tub, and the French limestone floors are heated.
  • All guest rooms have gas fireplaces and built-in closets stylishly concealing robes, Frette linens and custom toiletries by Natura Bisse. Notable are decorative touches like “barmoires” — hand-painted cabinets equipped with hot and cold drinks, snacks and wine.
The Restaurants
  • Classically trained chef Mark Levy anchors the hotel's acclaimed restaurant, Magdalena.
  • Levy combines his passion for international cuisines with ingredients sourced in the Mid-Atlantic, and he changes the menu nightly depending on what is in season.
  • Other meals at The Ivy Hotel are complimentary, including afternoon tea, daily breakfast and midnight snacks.
  • The hotel bar showcases a wide assortment of whiskeys, and the restaurant has more than 1,000 wine labels in its cellar.
Getting There
205 East Biddle Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
BWI  (20-35 min)   IAD   DCA  
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