Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Annapolis, Maryland (2022 Updated)

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Lesbiangaybisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in the United States have evolved in recent decades. However, LGBT Americans may still face some legal and many social challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents, particularly in states with large conservative populations, such as in the Deep South; in rural areas; and in some Native American tribal nations.

U.S. federal law does not explicitly include protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. In June 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sexual orientation and gender identity are included under “sex” as a prohibited ground of employment discrimination in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the U.S. state of Florida may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Same-sex sexual activity became legal in the state after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Lawrence v. Texas on June 26, 2003, and same-sex marriage has been legal in the state since January 6, 2015.
Today, the state of Maryland is regarded as one of the most LGBTfriendly states in the country, with a 2017 Public Religion Research Institute showing that two-thirds of Marylanders supported same-sex marriage. Additionally, a ban on conversion therapy on minors became effective on October 1, 2018.
Annapolis has a long history of being a  gay friendly town and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as Metropolitan is  the most famous gay friendly bar in Annapolis, MD
Annapolis, Maryland’s capital city, is on Chesapeake Bay. Its historic district includes 18th-century brick houses and the domed 1700s Maryland State House. On Church Circle, the Romanesque-style St. Anne’s Episcopal Church has Tiffany glass windows and a historic cemetery. The sprawling waterfront grounds of the United States Naval Academy feature beaux arts architecture, monuments and a naval history museum

 Top attractions to visit in Annapolis

1. Historic Inns of Annapolis 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Annapolis

Historic Inns of Annapolis
Historic Inns of Annapolis

Spread across three historic buildings in the Annapolis city centre, this hotel offers free WiFi throughout the property. The United States Naval Academy is 5 minutes’ walk away, while the Maryland State House is just 350 feet from the property.

A 42-inch flat-screen TV and plush bedding are offered in each uniquely decorated room at Historic Inns of Annapolis. All rooms feature warm decor and certain rooms come with a work desk or seating area. An en suite bathroom is provided and comes with free toiletries.

A 24-hour reception is also provided along with fax and photocopying services. Valet parking is offered at an additional fee.

These 3 elegant inns, set in historic buildings dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, are situated across the street from Maryland State House and 0.2 miles from the U.S. Naval Academy Museum.

The refined rooms have period-style furnishings, and some include antiques, 4-poster beds and decorative fireplaces. All have free Wi-Fi and 42-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels.

There’s an English-style pub, a 24-hour fitness center, valet parking (fee), and space for meetings and events.

History comes to life at the Historic Inns of Annapolis. Located in downtown Annapolis, the Historic Inns of Annapolis comprise three unique hotels – each one with a storied past and significant place in American history. Perfect for a family vacation or a business retreat, the inns exude charm and class that have attracted guests for generations. From guest rooms to banquet rooms, we have all the space you need for the ideal getaway!

Colonial atmosphere. The room and bed were very comfortable with modern, updated amenities. Conference facilities were excellent for a workshop. Walking distance to the Naval Academy and numerous restaurants.

The Historic Inns of Annapolis was the perfect place to stay! We upgraded our room to a historic king- a decision with which we were thrilled. The room was large and exquisitely appointed. There were two sinks and a bathroom area that was separated from the bedroom section offering privacy. There was a non-working fireplace and windows that looked out into town- also adding to the charm of the room. The location of the Inns, 3 in all, are right in the middle of downtown- ideal for shopping, dining and visiting the Naval Academy.

We dined at Harry Brown’s which we would also highly recommend! The staff at the Gov. Calvert House was accommodating and pleasant and we had no issues with the valet parking as expressed in other reviews.

I enjoyed my room. It was spacious, nice linens. Only complaint was the shower was a stall I could barely turn around in and I’m on the petite side. The inn, as the location (state circle) is reminiscent of a historical, charming era.

These properties have enviable locations and should be considered an option for any traveler to the area. Close to shops, restaurants, official state buildings and the Naval Academy, we seldom utilized any form of transportation other than our feet.

By definition, these buildings are old and have seen a lot of traffic. We stayed in Calvert House, which I believe to house the front desk for all the options. Our room was spacious and comfortable although there certainly can’t be any uniformity to the shape / size of the rooms. The air handling system was up to the task.

There were banquet facilities in the Calvert House, but no restaurant. I believe the Maryland House houses the Treaty of Paris, which may, or may not, have an official association with HIA.

Gay Friendly Hotels Annapolis
Gay Friendly Hotels Annapolis

How much does a room costs at Historic Inns of Annapolis  ?

Prices start 117$/night for Queen Room.

The room features a flat-screen TV along with plush bedding.

Where to book online – Historic Inns of Annapolis  – Gay Friendly Hotels Annapolis MD  – you can find the best hotels deals in Annapolis during Annapolis Film Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Annapolis on  Booking.com   or Agoda.com or Trip.com  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. Graduate Annapolis 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Annapolis Maryland 

Graduate Annapolis
Graduate Annapolis

Featuring a modern restaurant and guest rooms with free WiFi, this downtown Annapolis hotel is less than 1 mi from the United States Naval Academy and Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

The Graduate Annapolis offers guest rooms with 47-inch flat-screen Smart TVs. A refrigerator and free daily newspaper are included.

At Camp Severn Shore, guests will find a casual neighborhood restaurant and bar, with dishes such as mussels and frites. International beers and craft beers are available on tap.

Guests of the Graduate Annapolis are welcome to enjoy the free fitness center.

In downtown Annapolis, this polished hotel is 1 mile from both the United States Naval Academy and the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

Modern rooms offer free Wi-Fi, armchairs and desks with ergonomic chairs, as well as flat-screen TVs and Keurig coffee makers. Some suites add separate living rooms with pull-out sofas. Upgraded suites include dining areas. Room service is provided for a surcharge.

All guests can use the 24/7 business center and the 24/7 gym. There’s also a conservative bar with a terrace. Parking is offered for a fee.

rooms and luxurious suites decked out in nautical style. Enjoy the comfort and outstanding service of the Chesapeake Bay’s favorite choice among Annapolis luxury hotels. In the surrounding area, Graduate Annapolis is your most welcoming port. The premier hotel facility in this charming resort town, the Graduate Annapolis offers a variety of unique suites, meeting spaces, and excellent service.”,”viewport”:”DESKTOP”}]}”>

Steps away from the Chesapeake Bay, Graduate Annapolis welcomes you with warm charming guest rooms and luxurious suites decked out in nautical style. Enjoy the comfort and outstanding service of the Chesapeake Bay’s favorite choice among Annapolis luxury hotels. In the surrounding area, Graduate Annapolis is your most welcoming port. The premier hotel facility in this charming resort town, the Graduate Annapolis offers a variety of unique suites, meeting spaces, and excellent service.

The hotel has very nice furnishings, and it’s nautical/Naval Academy decor is wonderful. Their beds and bedding are so comfortable. Everyone at the hotel was so friendly, helpful and accommodating. We always stayed at a Hilton while visiting Annapolis, but this is our new favorite hotel. The location is also a plus, as you can walk downtown easily.

The place has personality, and a sexy atmosphere – while checking in on a Thursday night a Drag Queen Dance night was happening. They have so much going on and the staff is very helpful for anything you may need.

The location is great if you want to walk around to see the sights of Annapolis – but not sure what there is to see in downtown aside from the Naval Academy.

When I walked into the room on the third floor – I was greeted with two beds and several nice warm fuzzy comfy blankets.

The two queen room was comfortable And spacious – large bathroom and high end touches that show their attention to details. The pillows are especially fluffy and soft. So many good things to say..
1. Parking on site at $25/ day
2. Valet as needed
3. Large rooms
4. Coffee / Bagel / Cafe bar in lobby
5. Large meeting space

Newly renovated, the rooms are large and clean. Perfect location, walking distance to all the cute shops and restaurants in town. The staff was super nice. Had a great stay will definitely be back on my next trip to Annapolis.

Gay Friendly Hotels Annapolis MD
Gay Friendly Hotels Annapolis MD

How much does a room costs at Graduate Annapolis ?

Prices start 136$/night for Superior King Room.

The room features a flat-screen TV along with plush bedding.

Where to book online – Graduate Annapolis  – Gay Friendly Hotels Annapolis MD  – you can find the best hotels deals in Annapolis during Annapolis Film Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Annapolis on  Booking.com   or Agoda.com or Hotelscombined.com  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. Annapolis Waterfront Hotel, Autograph Collection 4* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Annapolis

Annapolis Waterfront Hotel
Annapolis Waterfront Hotel

This hotel, 0.5 miles from the Maryland State House, offers a fitness center and free WiFi throughout the hotel. Lavish guestrooms feature luxurious marble bathrooms with bathroom amenities including a bathrobe.

Cable TV and a work desk are featured in all spacious guest rooms. For in-room dining, room service is provided by Annapolis Waterfront Hotel while tea and coffee making facilities are also offered. There is an in-room Starbucks® coffee maker.

Annapolis Waterfront Hotel’s fitness center provides free weights and cardiovascular equipment. Private parking is offered on site. Annapolis Mall is 5.5 miles away. Free newspapers are provided as well.

Overlooking Annapolis Harbor, this upmarket hotel is a 9-minute walk from the Maryland State House and a 13-minute walk from the United States Naval Academy.

The modern, maritime-themed rooms feature free WiFi, iPod docks and flat-screen TVs with cable channels, plus sofa beds, mini fridges and coffeemakers. Most have harbor and/or State House views. Upgraded rooms offer balconies and/or whirlpool tubs; suites add separate living rooms.

There’s a casual restaurant serving Caribbean cuisine, as well as fitness and business centers. Other amenities include 5,600 sq ft of event space, valet parking (charge) and a coin-operated laundry.

The Annapolis Waterfront Hotel is the city’s only waterfront hotel. Known for its magnificent views of Annapolis Harbor and historic downtown, this 150 room hotel is just steps away from the city’s most popular historical attractions, shopping, dining and nightlife, harbor cruises departing from City Dock and the United States Naval Academy.
The hotel is a new member of Marriott International’s Autograph Collection. This distinguished group of independent hotels provides travelers with experiences that are as unique as their destinations and all the benefits of Marriott Rewards. The hotel was formerly known as the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront. The Annapolis Waterfront Hotel is home to Pusser’s Caribbean Grille which features Caribbean-inspired signature dishes and local Maryland seafood. The hotel is also host to the city’s premier weddings, meetings and special events.
Each of the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel’s spacious, newly-updated guest rooms has been decorated with a palette inspired by the sea and designed for optimal enjoyment of the spectacular views. The hotel’s waterfront rooms, many offering private balconies, are the most popular for their dramatic views of Annapolis Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay. City view rooms look out over charming downtown and iconic landmarks such as St. Mary’s Chapel and the State House. The Roosevelt Suite provides a panoramic view of the harbor and features a sitting room with wet bar, whirlpool master bath, one king bed and a sofa bed. PURE rooms are also available.
These hypoallergenic accommodations are nearly 99.9% allergen-free. In-room air filtration systems remove air particles, while surfaces are treated to minimize irritants. Each room is equipped with flat screen television providing high-definition premium cable channels and HBO, work desk, in-room Starbuck’s coffee, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, in-room safe, plush bathrobes, luxury linens and C.O. Bigelow Apothecary bath amenities. Guests are provided with complimentary high-speed wireless internet access, daily newspaper delivery and fitness center access.
This is a nice Marriott with amazing views of downtown and Ego Alley/Annapolis Harbor. Be careful to choose a room above the 3rd floor to avoid noise from below. Also a room away to the elevators. My first room was very noisy, but they moved me the next day as the room was perfect. The restaurant and bar, Pussers, is good, it great. But it is easy to walk to a variety of places to eat and drink.
The hotel is right next to Ego Alley and the bustling restaurant/bar/shop scene of Annapolis. Our room was on the second floor and looked out over the water. At times, this made it a little noisy, but it wasn’t too bad. We had a nice balcony with a small table and a couple chairs. The room was clean, artwork nautical, and the bed was comfy. Great location. We took the water taxi to dinner.
The hotel is right next to Ego Alley and the bustling restaurant/bar/shop scene of Annapolis. Our room was on the second floor and looked out over the water. At times, this made it a little noisy, but it wasn’t too bad. We had a nice balcony with a small table and a couple chairs. The room was clean, artwork nautical, and the bed was comfy. Great location. We took the water taxi to dinner.
Gay Friendly Hotels Annapolis
Gay Friendly Hotels Annapolis

How much does a room costs at Annapolis Waterfront Hotel ?

Prices start 251$/night for Double Room with City View. The King Room is  419$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room features a seating area, air conditioning and cable TV.

Where to book online – Annapolis Waterfront Hotel, Autograph Collection  – Gay Friendly Hotels Annapolis MD  – you can find the best hotels deals in Annapolis during Annapolis Film Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Annapolis on  Booking.com   or Agoda.com or Hotelscombined.com  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.