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#1 of 72 hotels in Baltimore
2020 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
The Ivy Hotel, a member of Relais & Chateaux, is a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of historic Mount Vernon, with eighteen beautiful guest rooms and suites, charming social spaces, a small luxury spa, and Magdalena, one of Baltimore’s most outstanding restaurants. The Ivy distinguishes itself among other luxury urban hotels around the world as being the “most highly inclusive city hotel.” As a guest of the hotel, the following is included in your room rate for two guests: - Full, made-to-order breakfast each morning in Magdalena, the Library, the Conservatory, or in the comfort of your room or suite - English-style afternoon tea each afternoon in the Tea Room - Stocked Barmoir, our version of a mini-bar, with snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, replenished each day - Evening cocktails in the Mansion Bar - Midnight snacks - Wireless high-speed internet in your guest room or suite and throughout the hotel - Valet parking - Private car service within a 3-mile radius of the hotel - Housekeeping service each day - Turndown service each evening - Gratuities The Ivy Hotel is honored to have been recognized by several well-respected travel publications, including but not limited to Conde Nast Traveler, Hot List, April 2016; Travel & Leisure, It List, February 2016; Jetsetter, Best of the Best Awards, June 2016; Fodors, 2015’s 25 Best New Hotels, December 2015. We welcome you to our very special oasis in the heart of Baltimore.
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Dorika W wrote a review Jun 2020
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The customer service representative ONYINYE was very helpful and respectful, she was awesome with accommodating me with all of my questions and conerns. Would definitely recommend you guys to stay here!!!! :-)
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
travel1130 wrote a review Feb 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia25 contributions4 helpful votes
Just left The Ivy in Baltimore and it was a relaxing and very enjoyable stay. My godmother and I booked two nights at the hotel for a mini staycation/ birthday celebration and I can’t say enough about the hotel and the staff. The hotel is eclectic and warm, the common spaces are inviting, the food was delicious and the bedroom was spacious, comfortable and well appointed. But, it’s the staff that set this property apart from anywhere else I’ve stayed. Josh the concierge catered to our every need; Anthony and Gary in food and beverage and Anthony in security were all fantastic. All staff was great but these folks elevated our stay. The customer service is very attentive but relaxed and easy, not overbearing. We felt like we were at home with friends. I will definitely visit the Ivy again.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from The Ivy Hotel, General Manager at The Ivy Hotel
Responded Feb 28, 2020
Dear travel1130, I am simply delighted to read your review of your stay at The Ivy. Thank you! It is our mission and absolute pleasure to provide the utmost in gracious hospitality to our guests. The property is designed to be an oasis from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and we hope to make your entire time with us completely relaxing and rejuvenating. We look forward to welcoming you back! Rob Arthur General Manager
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Carolyn Spencer Brown wrote a review Feb 2020
Chestertown, Maryland485 contributions382 helpful votes
This is the longest review I've ever written, and I apologize in advance. But the experience was so special.... Before I booked at the Ivy, a glamorous, relatively new hotel in Baltimore, in my old hometown, I read the reviews on TripAdvisor. Every one of them mentioned the gorgeously decorated rooms in this refurbished old mansion. Magdelena, the restaurant in the hotel, was described as almost beyond-Baltimore; in this grounded city, it represented a world class vibe. Having both be part of Relais & Chateaux, which this world traveler regards as the most illustrious of partnerships, was eye-opening. Can the humble Baltimore support such a place? It can. And fortunately it does support the Ivy, located in Mt. Vernon, a neighborhood that is just north of downtown, and if "The Age of Innocence," Edith Wharton's masterpiece (not to mention the absolutely wonderful film,) is something that intrigues, this is a destination-centric urban hotel you should visit. Immediately. It's special. The Ivy is a Relais and Chateaux affiliated property. I've been lucky enough to experience properties affiliated as such in Europe and the US, and as a Baltimore native it's a bit strange to think we deserve such a place (yes, there's a Four Seasons here in Baltimore but it's a big corporate hotel and this is anything but big and/or corporate). It's created by two Baltimore families, who took a forgotten mansion (frankly there are a lot of mansions in Mt. Vernon, having lived there I'm surprised at how I didn't know about this part of the city's luxury history), and transformed it. The place is beautiful, both as an homage to the history of the manse and also incorporating contemporary influences. It's the best-ever blend of both I've experienced. The Ivy is not cheap. In fact, it's audaciously expensive for Baltimore (which doesn't mean it's pricey for New York, Chicago or LA, just different). After a three night stay here, maybe it's not so audacious. There are two options, most of the time. One is the Regent Seven Seas cruise line concept, where everything is included, and you get a full cooked breakfast, open bar at all times, afternoon tea, complementary valet parking and within-reach car service, and unlimited in-room movies. The other is pared down, depending on the season, where you get a complimentary continental breakfast, a glass of wine each night at the open bar (and it's excellent wine) and I think ... that's it. No matter which rate you pay, your room is thoughtfully decorated, the bathrooms are sublime, and the in-house mini-bar is on the house. Whichever way you go, here's the thing that makes the Ivy so special: Its staff is so warm and welcoming, in such a natural way, you wonder how it is so easy to be so good. It's obviously not so easy or we'd have booked at the Four Seasons or other properties that promote service in style if not in substance. At the Ivy, It's not just that they know who you are, it's thoughtful touches that probably don't cost it much but that mean so much. Such as? Here's a wide range and I could write a million more words about how wonderfully cossetted I felt here. Housekeeping attaches little tech-cleaning packages to your devices (in my case, an iPhone, iPad and laptop). Even those of us on the cheaper plan can opt for in-room breakfast delivery and oh my gosh, the yogurt, a French variety new to me, has converted me for a lifetime, and the pastries and the fresh fruit and the fresh-squeezed juice. I'm gushing. I loved the up-to-date movies. I normally watch them on airplanes but on this little bit of a vacation, I adored Bombshell and other flicks so much I didn't even have to resort to my iPad's Netflix and Amazon Prime. When I ordered room service dinner, on the one night the restaurant isn't open (and by the way the food was delicious) the manager who delivered topped up my wine. It wasn't necessary. It wasn't required. It was absolutely appreciated. I could go on and on. The heated bathroom floors, the excellent lighting options, the gas fireplaces, the cozy cozy cozy (I'm sorry, did I not say how comfy the bed was?) room. OK, I didn't particularly like the in-bath amenities, but I brought my own (a big fan of Molton Brown). Loved the mini-bar, entirely complimentary for all guests, with its Utz affiliation. All was top notch. At the end of the day, with so much to love about this place, what made my stay at The Ivy unforgettable, was the staff. They are engaged in a way that's unusual in hospitality. And consistently, when I probed, staff said, from the hotel to the restaurant, that it's the management that inspires them, that makes them feel valued and that helps them communicate that amazing feeling to their guests. Yes. well done, and wow.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from The Ivy Hotel, General Manager at The Ivy Hotel
Responded Feb 24, 2020
Dear CruiseEditor, Wow! What an absolutely wonderful review. We couldn't ask for better compliments. We most definitely subscribe to the theory that the magic is in the details. We pride ourselves on the many luxurious amenities included in our room rate and love being able to offer something so unique to our guests. And we simply love Baltimore. It's a very special city filled with charm, enthusiasm and spirit. In creating The Ivy, we set out to develop the best urban hotel in the world. I am thrilled to hear that you agree. We can't wait to welcome you back home on your next visit. Rob Arthur General Manager
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Chxmd wrote a review Feb 2020
Gambrills, Maryland19 contributions2 helpful votes
The Ivy is a charming, boutique hotel in the historic district of Baltimore. Staff: Excellent. From the valet , addressing us by name and asking if I’d like my EV charged during our stay, to the concierge offering to let us return to our room after checkout for a shower after our massage they were impeccable. Tea: Wonderful selection or teas, explained to us by a tea expert (common thread, great staff) with great finger foods. Dinner: Good, not great. Highly recommend sitting at bar for cocktail. We chose 3 choice meal. 1 app/1 main/1 dessert. Overall very rich/heavy. Pricey. Room: Stayed in Suite 7. Awesome. ‘Sitting room’ larger than most apartments, and that doesn’t include bedroom/bathroom. Highly recommend breakfast served in the room. Spa: Again great staff. Wouldn’t consider a true ‘spa’. No locker room/hot tub/steam room. Overall pretty small. Pricey.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from The Ivy Hotel, General Manager at The Ivy Hotel
Responded Feb 24, 2020
Dear Chxmd, Thank you for your lovely review. I am delighted that your experience was a positive one overall. You have described many of the things that make The Ivy so special - wonderful staff, attention to detail, spectacular guest rooms and a beautifully restored property. We usually receive very positive comments on the cuisine at Magdalena and I'm surprised to hear that your dinner was anything other than divine. Our Chef is happy to replace some of the richer elements on a dish if requested, so please do let your server know of your preferences next time. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Rob Arthur General Manager
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Emily DiZebba wrote a review Feb 2020
United States1 contribution
This is our fifth year taking Tri yearly trips to this amazing bed and breakfast. We are a career oriented couple, so this is our favorite getaway from home. They treat you like family from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave. Your wish is their command. From the beautiful rooms to the complimentary amenities, as world travelers, we prefer The Ivy over any other vacation spot, even Sandals! The staff is conscientious, warm, and genuine. The Ivy continues to remind me that there are amazingly beautiful people in this world. Here are a few shout outs: Concierges: James is so eloquent and conversational. He strives to learn about guests and quickly is able to connect with anyone. He is an excellent listener and truly kind soul. Simon was amazing as well. His ambitiousness will take him far in life! Serving Staff: Anthony: an amazing mentor to all other servers. An amazing leader with a genuine heart. He is an excellent role model for the newer staff. His welcoming aura is incomparable to any other. He is a staple of The Ivy and someone we always look forward to seeing! We seriously love him. Gary: he always has a welcoming smile, and his knowledge of the various teas available, as well as the history of tea itself is impressive. A very cordial man with a warm and welcoming smile. Eunikua:From her beautiful style (I love the purple glasses) to her thoughtful and caring demeanor,it is clear to see how hard she works and how she strives to meet the needs of guests. It is even more impressive because this is a new career for her! I wish her continued success. Martha: a hardworking woman in training who not only is equally impressive, but took a moment to tell me that my students are lucky to have me. Her family at home, and her new family at The Ivy, are lucky to have her! Last but not least Aisha from The Spa!: the foot ritual is amazing. I am on my feet all the time. AISHA performs the most amazing foot rituals. I always leave feeling rejuvenated. While her focus of course is on the technique of the massage, her willingness to converse with me throughout the process was phenomenal. She is truly an amazing soul. She is a woman I personally admire very deeply. In general, I have very high expectations, and it is not easy to impress me because I seem to care about the things that most overlook. A venue is only as amazing as the people there. I cry every time that I leave, and am truly thankful to know each of these people. The Ivy is really the reason we travel from Pa to Baltimore. All the best. We love you so, especially me. Thank you for helping me decompress, valuing me, and reenergozing me for work on Monday. See you in May. Sincerely, Emily W. DiZebba
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from The Ivy Hotel, General Manager at The Ivy Hotel
Responded Feb 24, 2020
Dear Ms. DiZebba, I was thrilled to read your incredible, heartfelt review! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your comments. We always anticipate your visits with joy. It is an immense honor that you choose to spend so many of your special occasions at The Ivy. The best part of welcoming guests back time and again is the opportunity to learn their preferences and tailor the experience accordingly. I look forward to sharing your kind words with our fantastic team. It is guests like you who make practicing the art of gracious hospitality a true pleasure. We can't wait to welcome you back on your next visit! Warm regards, Rob Arthur General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ivy Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Ivy Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Mount Vernon Cultural District (0.06 miles), Lyric Opera House (0.3 miles), and Frederick Douglass - Isaac Myers Maritime Park (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Ivy Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Ivy Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Ivy Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Ivy Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ivy Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Prime Rib, Brewer's Art, and Magdalena.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Ivy Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Does The Ivy Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Ivy Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Ivy Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Ivy Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Ivy Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.