Hotel Indigo Baltimore Downtown

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Baltimore, Maryland (2024 Updated)

 

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.
Baltimore has a long history of being a  gay friendly town and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as The Drinker & Mixers & Leon’s Backroom the most famous gay friendly bar in Baltimore, MD
Mount Vernon, known as Baltimore’s gay village, is the central hub of the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities
Baltimore is a major city in Maryland with a long history as an important seaport. Fort McHenry, birthplace of the U.S. national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” sits at the mouth of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Today, this harbor area offers shops, upscale crab shacks and attractions like the Civil War–era warship the USS Constellation and the National Aquarium, showcasing thousands of marine creatures.

How to Get to Baltimore

By Train: Amtrak tickets to Baltimore costs between $35 and USD 195.00 each seat

By Plane: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, commonly referred to as BWI or BWI Marshall, is an international airport in the Eastern United States serving mainly Baltimore, Maryland, and also Washington, D.C

By Bus: Travel in comfort and style with Baltimore party bus or by normal buses from major cities of United States.

 Top attractions to visit in Baltimore

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1. Hotel Indigo Baltimore Downtown 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Baltimore

Hotel Indigo Baltimore Downtown
Hotel Indigo Baltimore Downtown

This hotel is located in Baltimore and is within a 5-minute walk of Mt Vernon Place Historic District & Gay Village. This hotel offers free Wi-Fi and a coffee maker in every room.

Rooms at Hotel Indigo Baltimore Downtown include ironing facilities and a safety deposit box. The rooms also have cable TV.
Hotel Indigo Baltimore Downtown was built in 1907 and was originally the city’s YMCA. Guests at the hotel can dine in Poets – Modern Cocktails and Kitchen, which features a daily hot breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Hotel Indigo Baltimore Downtown is within a 5-minute walk of Basilica of the Assumption and Charles Street, which features shopping and dining.

Set in Baltimore’s downtown Mount Vernon neighborhood, this stylish hotel is a 2-minute walk from the Walters Art Museum and a 9-minute walk from a subway stop.

Chic, literary-themed rooms with city views offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and mini fridges, as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Suites add living areas; some are bi-level. Room service is available.

There’s an airy restaurant with a polished cocktail lounge bar. Other amenities include a fitness room and meeting space.

Hotel Indigo Baltimore Downtown is located in the heart of the city, our uniquely designed hotel is one of a kind; and we want your experience to be as personalized as possible. Hotel Indigo offers all the amenities you have come to expect in an upscale, independent, boutique hotel. From our complimentary wireless internet to the full service restaurant and service that is second to none. Let us help you make our visit more enjoyable, helping you to get to know our neighborhood, we will recommend some fantastic independent restaurants and help you find your way, like a native.
Walking down the cobblestone sidewalks, skirted by rows of elegant brownstones, ornamental wrought-iron gates and manicured greenery, it’s impossible not to be enamored by the timelessness and quirkiness of Mt. Vernon. Between the architecture, marble and monuments, you might think you’ve been transported to turn-of-the-century Europe. But behind the conventional facade, a lively eccentricity radiates from nearby Johns Hopkins, and it’s anything but old fashioned. In face, this neighborhood has always been a forward-thinking place, defined early on by a dynamic network of social clubs.
Great accommodating staff. Clean modern .. and affordable gay friendly. Definitely a great place destination Baltimore . Parking across the street. About a half mile to inner harbor.
This is one of the friendliest classiest places in Baltimore. The rooms are really nice and spacious and we love how they support local arts groups and small venues. They often house visiting artists and entertainers. You’ll also find art by local artists in their lobby. It’s only a block from the Walters Art Museum. The Enoch Pratt Free Library is across the street. There are great dining and music venues within blacks the fit any budget and taste.
The location was wonderful, parking was convenient, and the hotel staff were warm and welcoming. The hotel room was spacious, clean, beautifully decorated and had everything we could need. We were within walking distance to the Walters Art Museum and a wonderful brunch spot called “The Cozy Cafe”. I highly recommend this hotel and cannot wait to stay again.
We enjoyed our stay at Hotel Indigo Baltimore- a cute boutique hotel. Conveniently located. Self parking garage is across the street. Our room was located on the first floor. The room was spacious with a comfortable bed. We enjoyed the artwork throughout. Was nice to be able to sit in the library. The dining room & bar area were very nice & the food was good. The staff was very nice & helpful.

Rooms were big with nice double bedsvery comfortable!! Sliding “barn door” style bathroom doors were interesting touch. Only there overnight so we did not take advantage of too much in the hotel, but it has all the normal stuff. The bath amenities are a slight step up from Holiday Inns, shower was great. Lots of outlets/usb outlets in the room.

It constantly amazes me that hotels can keep great customer service staff, as it’s a tough job, but this place was superb. Staff was friendly and efficient. No issues/mistakes/concerns!

The Hotel Indigo is a marvelous boutique property located in historic MtVernon only minutes away from the Inner Harbor & the Charm’tastic Mile. The rooms are very spacious with a modern flare. The front-desk staff are very professional and friendly. The lobby library is nice place to read, relax or take care of business needs. All the the main attractions are within 15-20 minutes.
Best spot in MtVernon. Rooms are comfortable, well decorated, and always clean. Price is usually reasonable. Friendly staff. Good room service. Nice restaurant and bar. I’ve stayed three times and will stay there again.
Gay Friendly Hotels Baltimore
Gay Friendly Hotels Baltimore

How much does a room costs at Hotel Indigo Baltimore Downtown ?

Prices start 103$/night for Deluxe King Room. The  King Suite is  143$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This room comes with a 42-inch flat-screen TV, a work desk with a chair, free WiFi, an easy chair with an ottoman, MP3 player with alarm clock radio, luggage bench, cable channels, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron with ironing board and phone with voicemail service.

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

 

2. Hotel Revival Baltimore, part of JdV by Hyatt 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Baltimore Maryland

Hotel Revival Baltimore
Hotel Revival Baltimore

Located in the Mt. Vernon Cultural District of downtown Baltimore, this hotel is adjacent to the Washington Monument and Museum. It offers on-site dining and classical rooms with free WiFi.

Each room at the Hotel Revival Baltimore, part of JdV by Hyatt features warm colors and classical furniture. They include white marble walls in the bathroom and a 32-inch flat-screen TV. A microwave and coffee maker are also provided.

A fitness center and a large library with oriental moldings are part of the facilities.

The on-site restaurant, Topside, serves French-influenced American cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Featuring a Renaissance Revival facade, this upscale hotel dating from the 1920s is steps from Walters Art Museum and 1.4 miles from the National Aquarium.

The refined rooms and suites have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and coffeemakers, as well as mini fridges and marble bathrooms. Some offer microwaves, desks and/or minibars, plus views of Mount Vernon. Suites add separate living areas with pull-out sofas; some have kitchenettes. There’s 1 suite with a whirlpool tub and a 4-poster bed.

Amenities include an elegant restaurant/bar, a fitness room, a business center and a rooftop ballroom.

Rich with history and as bold in spirit as Charm City itself, Hotel Revival is Baltimore’s only boutique art hotel. Nestled in the heart of Baltimore’s historic Mount Vernon neighborhood, less than a mile from Penn Station, the new 107-room, 14-story boutique hotel serves as a community gathering place – contributing to the renewal of the area through a vibrant guest experience, thoughtful design, new restaurants and signature rooftop bar.

Designed by SLDesign, the hotel features distinctive art and stunning monument and city views. From all-local craft beer to a local art program curated by Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Hotel Revival embraces and embodies all that is Baltimore.

In the lovely Mount Vernon neighbourhood, this proved to be a good choice. Fab rooftop bar/eatery though we only stayed an hour or so on our first night. Staff reasonably friendly. Both rooms were nice – mine significantly larger, though same price. All facilities were in order, other than the room safe which was missing its key – I didn’t bother about reporting, as we were only there for 2 nights.

Everything very clean. The refurb was a nice job. Took breakfast one morning which was OK but served in the rather soulless area. Staff were decent overall, though the receptionists didn’t seem clued up on the area.

Overall, I had a great stay here. The hotel is well decorated and furnished and I really appreciated the character and style of the hotel, definitely unlike most hotels that I have stayed at previously. The rooms were clean and modern and I was lucky enough to get a room with a beautiful view of the Washington memorial. The restaurant was a bit overpriced, but the views were worth it and the food was pretty terrific as well.

What a wonderful hotel experience! The place is clean and well-run, in addition to having a fabulously chic decor and a beautiful rooftop bar. It is right across from the Walters Art Museum and in walking distance of many other Bolton Hill attractions. It was so nice to stay somewhere with more personality than a Marriott or Hilton, plus the building itself is a well-maintained historic row house situated on a lovely historic block.

The Revival is an art themed hotel. The hotels priority is to put down roots in the local culture and community and this is best reflected in the custom murals, mottled carpets and floral wallpaper in public spaces. The theme of the recent renovation was to bow to the past with a pleasing modern edge. I witnessed this old-new melange everywhere, as the Revival showcases Baltimore’s storied culture in its common areas and guest rooms. As I stepped into the lobby I was greeted by a massive mural commemorating the areas history. The hotels reception area falls on 2 levels, including a mezzanine with a buzzing lounge featuring great designer furniture and a reading area.
This is a lovely little boutique hotel that is located in the Mount Vernon neighborhood. Recently renovated rooms are very nice with beautiful views of the monument church and park across the street.
Gay Friendly Hotels Baltimore
Gay Friendly Hotels Baltimore

How much does a room costs at Hotel Revival Baltimore ?

Prices start 103$/night for King Room. The  King Suite  is  216$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This suite has a seating area, tumble dryer and air conditioning.

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

 

3. Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel 3* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Baltimore

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel

This hotel is across the street from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. It offers a concierge desk and rooms with flat-screen TVs.

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel rooms include a refrigerator and coffee maker. The rooms are equipped with an iPod docking station.

Dining at the Renaissance Baltimore is at the Watertable restaurant, which serves American cuisine. The Ground Floor Café & Bar is a coffee shop and bar that serves Starbucks Coffee drinks.

Guests can work out in the gym. The hotel also has a business center. Free WiFi is available in public areas.

Overlooking Baltimore Harbor, this polished hotel is 5 minutes’ walk from Baltimore Convention Center and 7 minutes’ walk from the Charles Center metro station.

Airy rooms and suites feature pillow-top mattresses, and marble bathrooms with designer toiletries. They also offer flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and Wi-Fi (charge), as well as mini fridges and coffeemakers. Some have harbor views. Club-level rooms provide a lounge with free weekday breakfast and evening snacks. Room service is offered.

A cafe has free Wi-Fi, and there’s a water-view restaurant/lounge. Other amenities include meeting rooms, a ballroom and a fitness center.

Explore Baltimore, Maryland’s vibrant Inner Harbor with us! Top-rated Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel is steps away from the city’s storied waterfront, placing guests at the center of downtown Baltimore’s most exciting district. Our Baltimore hotel is close to local attractions like Camden Yards and Harborplace shopping, plus a range of fine dining and nightlife opportunities. Hotel guests can enjoy superior in-room amenities like deluxe marble bathrooms, 37-inch LCD TVs, and amazing water views.

Great location and beautiful and well appointed hotel for a Renaissance. Rooms on the club floor were roomy and modern. Great design in bathroom. The only thing lacking is service. Front desk service was unenthusiastic and not very helpful. Hard to get a helpful answer when asking questions.

The hotel had everything we needed:
– Fabulous view of harbor
– Comfy bed, great shower, lots of receptacles for electrical gizmos
– Small refrigerator, desk, side chair
– Hair dryer, large TV
– WiFi

We choose to go out for dinner and breakfast so did not experience the hotel food. The front desk suggested dinner and arranged for a shuttle.

We were happy with the price given the location.

The hotel will valet park ($45). We did not need in-out privileges and did self-park in the same garage and “self-pay in the garage” via credit card at the pay kiosk when leaving for $29.

Rooms very spacious and clean – comfy mattress! TV remote batteries were dead, but they came up and replaced the remote in minutes. Had an inner courtyard view – nothing much to see. But the 5th floor restaurant has a terrific view of the harbor. Food in the restaurant was very good – especially the crab bisque. The hotel is directly across from the Aquarium, so ideally located to walk to many local attractions and restaurants.

Great location in the Inner Harbor, self parking is convenient, room is well equipped with a Keurig & mini fridge, nice size bathroom with plenty of towels, comfortable beds. Easy check in/check out.

I had a harbor view king, which was just fine. Beautiful view of the harbor, and a very spacious room with excellent connectivity. The charm was pretty much all in the view, but the room was clean and modern and pretty much all you could ask for in a chain at this price point.

The room service menu was not expansive, but it was adequate and reasonably priced. The breakfast buffet in the restaurant, which was available two of the days I was there (even though it’s apparently usually just a weekend option) was above average, and the waitstaff was cheerful and attentive. There’s an unusually well-stocked gift shop with reasonable prices. The location is fine.

Gay Friendly Hotels Baltimore MD
Gay Friendly Hotels Baltimore MD

How much does a room costs at Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel ?

Prices start 100$/night for King Room. The Club Queen Room with Two Queen Bedsis  117$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This room has a iPod dock, seating area and air conditioning. Club lounge access offers complimentary snacks and nonalcoholic beverages.

Where to book online – Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel  – Gay Friendly Hotels Baltimore MD  – you can find the best hotels deals in Baltimore during  Baltimore Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Baltimore on  Booking.comor Agoda.com or Hotelscombined.comand 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.