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Rachael's Dowry Bed and Breakfast

637 Washington Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21230-2210
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 08/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Baltimore
Travelers' Choice
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Historic Downtown luxury B&B across the street from Oriole Park, close to Convention Center, M&T Stadium, University of Maryland Medical Center and the Inner Harbor. Rachael's Dowry Bed and Breakfast is the premiere Bed and Breakfast in Baltimore, offering gourmet breakfasts, elegant rooms and suites, available off street parking (fee applies), and the amenities of a quality historic inn.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Clothes rack
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
Residential Neighborhood
Languages Spoken
English, French
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SThomson wrote a review Oct 14
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We stayed here for a weekend in September 2020 and it was AMAZING! Linda has a ton of covid protocols (masks for everyone, leaving 48 hours between rooms being used etc) and we felt very happy with them. She is super interesting to chat to (ask her about the NZ rugby team!) and the breakfasts were delicious (and huge). She gave us great ideas of what to do. Easy walk to the Inner Harbor. We had the Ella Virginia Suite on the top floor and it was super comfortable with beautiful furniture. Oh, and there is parking! We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: September 2020
Ben J wrote a review Sep 2020
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A wonderful place filled with history and beautiful decorations. My wife and I stayed here over our honeymoon, and we loved it. Linda is extremely welcoming and cooks splendid breakfasts! Plus, it's only a light walk away from the inner harbor, making it a perfect location.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: The Letitia Mae Suite has a bath and private balcony.
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Julie Bump wrote a review Aug 2020
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We stayed here for two nights and had the most relaxing and wonderful time. Linda is the innkeeper and could not have been more accommodating. The rooms are very clean and well appointed. Our room had a balcony. Linda is a gourmet cook and the breakfast that she made was delicious both days. She asked us what we would like and accommodated our tastes. I would highly recommend this B&B. My husband and I were truly impressed.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Mark wrote a review Jul 2020
Albuquerque, New Mexico1 contribution
My wife and I recently traveled to Baltimore for appointments at Johns Hopkins Hospital and rather than staying at a more modern hotel at Inner Harbor, I decided to surprise her with a stay at this historic bed and breakfast. We are really glad we got to stay here. Linda was very attentive and accommodating. Traveling during this Covid pandemic is very different and unusual. Linda was very in tune with the restrictions and suggestions for social distancing and took extra precautions to ensure her inn was extremely clean and her guests were safe. We had a couple of free days and Linda helped with suggestions for some sightseeing. Although most sights were still closed, we enjoyed taking the train in to DC. The Camden station is a short walk from the inn and the train took us straight in to Union Station. We also visited the beautiful Hillwood Estate and Gardens about 30 minutes south of Baltimore. We enjoyed walking each evening to nearby restaurants that were serving meals and drinks outdoors. Linda is a great host and cook. We enjoyed talking with her each morning and evening and she really helped make our visit memorable. Our schedule was different each morning and she adjusted breakfast plans to accommodate us even packing a “to go” breakfast one morning to take on the train. We plan to return a few times a year and will make sure to stay with Linda each time… Did I mention the bed was the most comfortable bed ever???
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Room Tip: View the rooms on the website. Each one is different and beautiful.
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Response from Linda Smith, Owner at Rachael's Dowry Bed and Breakfast
Responded Aug 16, 2020
Hi! I'm so happy that you enjoyed your stay as much as I enjoyed having the two of you. Yes, strange times, but we can definitely work with the "new normal". I'm really looking forward to future visits, and will do all I can to make them perfect for you. See you soon!
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acnoks wrote a review Mar 2020
Louisiana2 contributions
THIS is the place for afternoon tea in Baltimore! I had expected Baltimore to offer more locations for proper English tea service, but I'm glad they do not because Rachael's Dowry Bed & Breakfast is the only place you need for afternoon tea! Linda was absolutely lovely to work with in hosting and catering our bridal shower tea in November 2019, and not only was the service commendable, but the food was out of this world! From the delicious tea sandwiches to the warm, buttery flavorful scones, the wide variety of aromatic tea selections to the incredibly delectable desserts, it was absolutely stunning and we have been raving about this afternoon ever since! Did I mention the homemade clotted cream?!!! Oh, do yourself a favor and book your afternoon tea at Racheal's Dowry Bed & Breakfast today!! You will be so glad you did! Memorable hospitality, delicious food and tea, beautiful historic venuem - the perfect combination for an unforgettable afternoon. Thank you, Linda!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from Linda Smith, Owner at Rachael's Dowry Bed and Breakfast
Responded Mar 12, 2020
You are so welcome, and thank YOU for choosing to have your bridal shower with us! I really enjoyed serving you and your friends/family - it was a great afternoon. Please come back and stay with us here at the B&B the next time you're in Baltimore. As you know, it's a great city and getting better all the time!
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$152 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rachael's Dowry Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Rachael's Dowry Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Oriole Park at Camden Yards (0.2 miles), Camden Station- Camden Yards (0.3 miles), and Edgar Allan Poe's Grave Site and Memorial (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rachael's Dowry Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Rachael's Dowry Bed and Breakfast?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Rachael's Dowry Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Rachael's Dowry Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, paid public parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rachael's Dowry Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Corner Bistro and Wine Bar, Pickles Pub, and Frank & Nic's West End Grille.
Is Rachael's Dowry Bed and Breakfast located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Baltimore.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rachael's Dowry Bed and Breakfast?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Rachael's Dowry Bed and Breakfast?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine (2.5 miles), Mount Vernon Cultural District (1.5 miles), and Federal Hill Park (0.9 miles).