Harbor Views amid Upscale Luxury and Comfort
A major seaport since the 1700s—and just a few nautical miles to Fort McHenry of Star-Spangled Banner fame—Baltimore’s Inner Harbor returned to prominence through urban redevelopment in the late 1960s. Located a block away from Brookshire Suites, today’s Inner Harbor bustles with activities for locals and tourists alike, from visiting world-class museums to shopping the more than 160 stores at Harborplace to riding on one of the replica tall ships sailing its waters.
Every morning, Brookshire Suites’ guests can slink into a window-side seat to indulge in a complimentary hot breakfast with pancakes and reconvene in the evening for complimentary libations and snacks. This deal includes a $25 credit to chef Pellegrino’s Corks Restaurant, located in the nearby Federal Hill neighborhood. Corks welcomes guests with a seasonal menu of gourmet American fare complemented by an extensive wine list. Candlelit tables host decadent feasts, including pan-roasted rainbow trout with lobster fried rice ($19) and Black Angus meatloaf studded with truffles and served alongside glazed carrots and mashed potatoes ($18).
Baltimore: Historical Blue-Collar Town with Museums and Nightlife
Southern Baltimore’s Inner Harbor features several museums, from The National Aquarium, which houses more than 16,500 sea creatures, to the Historic Ships in Baltimore museum, featuring the 1854-built USS Constellation and the World Ward II–era USS Torsk submarine. A visit to the Baltimore World Trade Center’s 27th-floor observation deck reveals 360-degree views of the Charm City’s skyline, the Inner Harbor, and the Chesapeake Bay.
In the waterfront Fell’s Point neighborhood, small boutiques, antique shops, and eateries sit next to historic sites, including the Robert Long House, one of Baltimore’s oldest residential houses. At night, clubs, bars, and comedy clubs open their doors, from salsa dancing at the Havana Club to knee-slapping standup at the Baltimore Comedy Company.