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Inn at The Black Olive
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   803 South Caroline St, Fells Point, Baltimore, MD 21231   |  
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Ranked #3 of 68 hotels in Baltimore
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Falls Church, VA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Poli Kala!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

That's Greek for Very Good! And really The Inn at Black Olive is beyond good, it's thavmasios, which means wonderful.
I had cataract surgery at Johns Hopkins and had to be there at 7:30 a.m. so we knew we'd have to stay in Baltimore the night before. I was resigned to staying at the kind of big hotel that is indistinguishable from its like in any big city. I was surprised and delighted to find The Inn at Black Olive, especially since we have a spitaki (little house) in Greek where we go three times a year. This Inn exceeded our expectations. We felt so at home. The rooms are actually suites and are lovingly and tastefully decorated. The proprietor, Dimitri, and the staff just couldn't do enough to make us feel welcomed. We'll be back...and I hope not because of another Hopkins visit!
We also ate around the corner at the Black Olive restaurant run by Dimitri's parents, Stelios and Pauline. We felt like we were back in Greece as the food was delicious and authentic.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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El Paso, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

A lovely hotel with a European flair that will appeal to the seasoned traveler who appreciates mindfulness and kindness in the details. With the spaciousness of the suites and the wonderful bathtub and bedding, we felt instantly at home. The restaurants, wine and coffee just add to the feeling of relaxation. This is a family business and I felt like family staying here. The cleanliness of the room and the beautiful simplicity of the decor was particularly inviting. The staff was friendly and accommodating. This is a quality and intimate operation and I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Harleysville, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Unique decor, spacious rooms and amazing service, I cannot say enough about this boutique hotel. We were escorted to our room, given a tour, introduced to the ammenities, free bottle of wine in the room. Beautiful views from the balcony only got better at the roof top restaurant, the Olive Room. Sitting looking at the Baltimore skyline, great greek food and wine. The Inn at the Black Olive is situated in the perfect spot to gain access to the best shopping and restaurants in Baltimore. Highly recommend this hotel over any chain hotel in the Baltimore area.

Room Tip: Corner Spa Suit was gorgeous!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I actually live in Baltimore but had a flood in my place so insurance put me up in a hotel. The Inn at the Black Olive was a delightful experience. From the moment you walk in the room, there is a wonderful smell of fresh mint.

The room was really a mini apartment, over 800 square feet with art and tvs in each room. Each tv had internet access with NetFlix which was nice. The service was wonderful and I enjoyed the views of the Harbor.

I will recommend this for friends coming to visit me as a convenient and innovative place to stay.

Room Tip: Get one with a harbor view
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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East Lansing, Michigan
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

My husband and I spent one night at the Inn recently. After spending the previous five nights in historic hotels and bed and breakfasts, the Inn was a fun change with its large rooms and contemporary design.The location is perfect for exploring the Inner Harbor area, Little Italy and Fell's Point on foot. On the downside, our room was without soap, tissues, coffee or the complimentary water and wine. Also, the green film on the windows was a little off-putting. We walked into the room in the late afternoon and immediately were assaulted by a very strong smell of cleaner and the room was bathed in an eerie green light. The overall effect was rather toxic. I'm hoping we caught the Inn on an off day so we will give them another try and stay there on a future visit.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ny
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

An eclectic establishment especially suitable to anyone not looking for a cookie-cutter type of hotel experience. Excellent service, beautiful facility, extremely large rooms, well appointed, spotless, slight bohemian feel, especially with the various forms of art on the walls of the rooms and halls. Incredibly comfortable beds. Would likely stay nowhere else in Baltimore.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 803 South Caroline St, Fells Point, Baltimore, MD 21231
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Location: United States > Maryland > Baltimore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 68 hotels in Baltimore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Inn at The Black Olive 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The new Inn at the Black Olive is Baltimore's Premier Boutique Organic Hotel. From the building materials to the room service meals, Organic materials and ingredients are the focus.* Cozy Pure Certified Bed, organic bedding, and organic towels* Balconies with harbor views * 800-1000 Square foot rooms with separate dining/living area, bedroom and large spa bathroom with with Sanijet Aqua-therapy tub/Separate walk in shower*Sony Google Internet LED Television with netflix and satellite*Complimentary WIFI and wired broadband*Organic beverage and room service available from 7am-10pm from one of our award winning restaurants*We are ideally located on the boarder of Fells Point and Harbor east along Baltimore's historic waterfront, within walking distance to the convention center, sporting arenas, and the Inner Harbor. We are 14 Blocks south of Hopkins Hospital and all rooms have a view of the Baltimore's harbor. 24hr Concierge. ... more   less 
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