Academy Bed and Breakfast

One- or Two-Night Stay with Wine-Tasting Credit at Academy Bed and Breakfast in Annapolis, MD

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Colonial-Style Bed and Breakfast Built in 1862

The Sands House, located in Annapolis’s colonial district, once hosted George Washington. In fact, it’s the oldest building among quite a few old buildings in Annapolis, which served as the capital of the United States from 1783 to 1784. Right next door to the Sands House is the Academy Bed and Breakfast, which was built in 1862 as another private home for members of the Sands family. It’s preserved many of its 19th-century features, including old-growth hardwood flooring, the parlor's original oak fireplace, and an iron perimeter fence salvaged from dorm balconies at the nearby Naval Academy. The Academy Bed and Breakfast stands out from the rest of the neighborhood with its blue clapboard façade, gold trimmings, and a bright red front door. Inside, 19th-century furnishings are mixed with modern amenities in five individually decorated suites. The academy-view room presents a nautical theme with a large sailboat oil painting, navy-blue woodwork, and sail duvet covers. The city-view room, located on the second floor, evokes Victorian style with ornate upholstery and gold mirrors. In the morning, scrambled eggs and the owner’s signature french toast are served on an antique breakfast table designed by famous American Craftsman artist Gustav Stickle. Later in the day, feel free to unwind fireside in the parlor and then head to Crush wine bar to enjoy a wine-tasting sampler.

Annapolis, Maryland: Sailing and 18th-Century Buildings at the United States’ First Capital

Situated on the Chesapeake Bay about 30 miles east of Washington, DC, Annapolis is a maritime city steeped in political history. The city claims one of the nation’s highest concentrations of 18th-century buildings, with colonial spires and brick row houses lining cobblestone streets. Stationed a few blocks behind the bed and breakfast is the United States Naval Academy’s copper-domed Academy Chapel, which holds the marble crypt of Revolutionary War officer John Paul Jones. Take a short walk and you’ll find the academy’s waterfront visitors’ center, which hosts Freedom 7, the first American space capsule. Annapolis’s social culture revolves around Chesapeake Bay and the City Dock, located one block from the bed and breakfast. On public boat cruises and private sailing lessons, you can explore the bay’s historical lighthouses. White sails typically speckle the water; luxury yachts line the docks; and fishermen harvest oysters, clams, and blue crabs.

What You Get

Stay for two in the city-view, cathedral-view, academy-view, or two-bedroom garden room with a $20 wine-tasting credit at Crush wine bar

  • Option 1: $119 for a one-night stay, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $240 value)
  • Option 2: $289 for a two-night stay, valid for check-in Friday (up to a $500 value)

Book by: 2/1/13
Travel by: 4/30/13

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Colonial home
  • Individually decorated suites
  • Three-course gourmet breakfast
  • 19th-century furnishings
  • Modern amenities
  • Located one block from the City Dock

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 2/1/13 or promotional value expires. Must complete travel by 4/30/13
  • Not valid 1/19-1/22 or 2/14-2/16
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 72hr cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • 14% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

In All Included Rooms

  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: $55 per night for each additional guest

City-View Room and Academy-View Room

  • One king-size bed
  • Chromo-therapy lighted rain shower
  • Steam sauna

Cathedral-View Room

  • One queen-size bed
  • Glass-enclosed spa
  • TV

Garden-View Rooms

  • One double bed and two twin beds

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 2 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free lot parking; if the lot is full, parking is available for $5 per day on the street
  • Rollaways: available for $55
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: upgrade to the harbor-view room for an additional $25 per night.

Getting There

  • By plane: 25 miles from Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI)
  • By transit: MTA Bus 14 toward Annapolis, College Avenue and Bladen stop
  • By car: about 30 miles south of Baltimore

Customer Reviews

50 Ratings

beautiful room, good breakfast, great location would definitely stay there again
Linda H. · July 18, 2012
I've already called them and expressed my appreciation for a wonderful stay.
Margaux S. · July 18, 2012
Miguel - I really enjoyed meeting you and your breakfast was amazing!
Richard M. · June 27, 2012
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