The Ivy Hotel

The Ivy Hotel

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#1 of 67 hotels in Baltimore
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
5.0
Service
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Value
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The Ivy Hotel, a member of Relais & Chateaux, is a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of historic Mount Vernon, with seventeen 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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free shuttle or taxi services
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Classic

Location

205 E Biddle St, Baltimore, MD 21202-3941
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 85 out of 100
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Baltimore-Washington Intl Airport
Ronald Reagan National Airport
38.8 mi
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Baltimore Penn Station
7 min
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles442 reviews
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The Ivy Hotel stands out for its remarkable cleanliness, with guests frequently applauding the elegant upkeep and superb in-room bathtubs. Its rooms are not only spacious and luxurious but also come with unique amenities like fireplaces and heated floors, adding to the property's intimate and historic allure. The hotel's atmosphere exudes a cozy, home-like vibe, further enriched by special amenities such as the indulgent afternoon tea and a top-tier spa. While the dining experience may have mixed reviews in terms of value, the overall cost is often seen as reasonable given the exceptional service and inclusive perks.
Atmosphere
Charming
Rooms
Luxurious
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Pristine
Service
Attentive
Amenities
World-class

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Nonita V wrote a review Aug 2022
New York City, New York12 contributions3 helpful votes
+1
Hotel's Favorite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A memorable birthday weekend for my husband at Baltimore’s Ivy Hotel.
Impeccable service, beautiful property and so much attention to detail.

It felt like a trip back in time as the property has been so beautifully renovated (not built by but at some point belonging to the Bobcat inventor, William Painter).

We got there just in time for a wonderfully relaxing tea service where they featured teas from a local entrepreneur (Equitea). The teas are so wonderful - not a surprise that this company got picked up for the Goop umbrella.

The dinner, out in the patio, at the Magdalena was also lovely. I liked the appetizers (chilled asparagus soup and a rockfish avocado ceviche, better than my main though (grilled rockfish. My husband on the other hand, polished off everything I couldn’t finish :) so I was probably just full.

The spa was also fabulous. I really appreciated the attention to detail from my masseuse, Raquel.

Lastly, can’t leave without saying a thank you to every single person we interacted with, from Rob Arthur, the GM, to Amanda and Nicky at the meal services, Joshua, Harrison (and the night manager, who’s name I didn’t catch) at the front desk and the valet team.

We’d come back, in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Spa gets filled up, so if you’re interested, reserve your spot early.
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Kristina K wrote a review Nov 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I just spent the most wonderful days living like “Downton Abby” ™. The IVY in Baltimore, MD, is fantastic. The service, the food, the service; your every wish is accommodated. This property is right out of the old English countryside as my British wife can attest. Somewhat pricey, it is worth every penny. Whether staying for a football, basketball, or baseball game they will insure your transportation to and from as well as dinner reservations and transportation. Prime Rib, fantastic restaurant, is on the same block. Come and share what we enjoyed. Magdalena, their own, on-site, 5-star restaurant will open on the 9th (Oct).

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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Tansy Liverwort wrote a review Apr 2022
Chester, Connecticut3 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is without question the most elegant hotel my husband and I have ever stayed in. It is a Relais & Chateau...but the Ivy takes elegant travel to a new level, and puts other Relais & Chateau properities to shame.

From the moment you enter the hotel, and are greeted by name and with a glass of champagne, things could not have been more perfect.

The room rates are clearly expensive, but once you enter the Ivy, you are not charged for anything. Breakfast, afternoon tea, the drinks in the lobby...everything is gratis. The rooms are outfitted with a full mini bar, and all the emnities you might need for easy travel.

During our stay the hotel provided private transportation to and from the many different places we visited.

I would return to Baltimore simply to stay in this hotel.

Special thanks to Calvin who made our trip extra special.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: I am sure that every room is perfect...that's the type of hotel the Ivy is.
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Response from The Ivy Hotel, General Manager at The Ivy Hotel
Responded May 10, 2022
Dear Berkshirelover1, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed The Ivy's highly inclusive amenities including breakfast, afternoon tea, drinks at the Mansion Bar and transportation during your stay. We hope you come back and visit us again soon. Cheers, Rob Arthur General Manager
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oldezinman wrote a review May 2022
Boulder, Colorado23 contributions15 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Because this hotel has only 17 rooms, they charge a $200 cancellation fee regardless of the circumstances or timing of your cancellation. We had planned a special dinner at their highly rated restaurant Magdalina and the hotel canceled our dinner reservation for a private event. So when I tried to cancel my hotel room reservation one month in advance, they still insisted upon charging me $200. If they hadn’t canceled my dinner, I wouldn’t have canceled my room or been charged $200. And with a month before the reservation, I’m sure they were able to rent the room. So be careful if you reserve!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from The Ivy Hotel, General Manager at The Ivy Hotel
Responded Jun 1, 2022
Dear oldezinman, I appreciate you taking the time to speak with me on the phone regarding your reservation. As a small, boutique hotel we do require a non-refundable $200 deposit for all reservations as cancellations have a strong impact on our business. We are happy to make exceptions under special circumstances, such as yours, and offer a refund on the booking deposit. I am glad we were able to clear this up for you and hope you consider rebooking with us for another time. Best Regards, Rob Arthur General Manager
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Jason B wrote a review Sep 2022
Woodstock, Maryland19 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First of all, if we went a mile away to the Four Seasons, the room would have cost the same, BUT we would have also been charged for valet parking, breakfast, and after-dinner drinks, and the M&M's would be $8 in the mini bar. All that stuff at the Ivy is included. Oh, and once you get to the other hotels, there can be long lines to check-in. Well, you have an great option in Baltimore! The IVY is the best, period! From the time you get there until the time you leave, you are part of the family. There are only 17 rooms/suites, so it is charming. The public also has access to the Spa and Magdalena's, which are also the best in Baltimore. Chef Scott Bacon is a hidden gem. Shhhh, don't tell anyone about him. We did not want to leave. Bed was most comfortable mattress and sheets we have ever slept on. They think if everything. Even when we left in our vehicle, there were two bottles of water in the cup holders. Can't wait to go back!!
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Room 14 has a great view. The second floor terrace, open only to hotel guests, is a secret hideaway
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tbear6927 wrote a review Dec 2022
Virginia61 contributions44 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hands down fantastic! We came here for our anniversary and this hotel was absolutely amazing, clean, accommodating, and exceptional. From when we arrived, we were greeted to being escorted to the champagne area for history on the hotel, we kept smiling. The afternoon tea was delicious and Amelia and Amanda took great care of us. Suite 12 did not fail us at all! The room was cozy, the wines and bevs were good, the bed slept like heaven, and the tub was relaxing as well. This beautiful place is so well maintained that the base boards are spotless and we didn’t see dust anywhere.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is included, it’s a non-tipping facility and they have a make your own drink bar w...
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Jamie S wrote a review Oct 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you intend on visiting the Baltimore area, then you must make a reservation at The Ivy Hotel. I just spent one of (if not) the loveliest nights of my life at this tucked away treasure in our city. In fact, The Ivy Hotel is so full of charm, beauty, intention, and warmth that my sister in-law and I commented we felt as if we were far away from our busy lives just outside of the city. We were greeted with smiles and warmth by the valet team and escorted into the stunning “house.” (The staff at the Ivy Hotel would like for you to experience your time here as if you are indeed in a luxurious home rather than the typical sterile hotel most are accustomed to.) Robert greeted us with a crisp glass of champagne and took time out of his evening to guide us through a historical tour of The Ivy Hotel. His historical knowledge of, and pride in The Ivy Hotel is incredibly impressive and appreciated. Thereza continued to make us feel welcome as she presented us with the keys to our room; she reminded us of the dinner reservations that had been made for us prior to our arrival. Warm birthday wishes were expressed to me by each one of the incredible staff members at The Ivy Hotel. Dinner at Magdalena was exceptional. Clay moved us through the delicious offerings on the menu, and he too offered his warm birthday wishes. James continued to make us feel welcome the following morning; he greeted us with a smile and an invitation to enjoy breakfast (the homemade strawberry muffins are outrageous!) This is not your typical hotel stay; when the staff at The Ivy Hotel welcome you, they are welcoming you to their home which will, in turn become your home for the length of your stay. I hope you too can have the opportunity to enjoy your stay in this elegant “home” when you reserve one of the most exquisite rooms you will ever stay in at The Ivy Hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Bethany B wrote a review Oct 2020
38 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I delayed celebrating our anniversary during the pandemic this year and we are thrilled The Ivy Hotel reopened just in time for our celebration! This hotel is the pinnacle of luxury service - I highly recommend it.

The hotel was well-prepared for guests with extra health and safety protocols, clear communication, and plenty of space for rest and relaxation. We enjoyed the breakfast options, one morning in the breakfast room and one en-suite. They accommodated our dietary restrictions (gluten free Celiac) and were super helpful in providing the means for us to receive food delivered safely.

We plan to make The Ivy and repeat celebration location. Do plan a visit!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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kwaterfield1717 wrote a review May 2021
West Chester, Pennsylvania3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the moment we arrived we felt like we were VIPs. Joshua was an excellent host, giving us an overview and history of the hotel. Our room, suite seventeen, was cozy, like a giant hug, but also elegant with every detail you could desire-including snacks, wine and flavored seltzers. The breakfast, oh my goodness, amazing! And the service provided by the most excellent server, Martha and team, was outstanding. Don’t miss the tea service it is a real treat. I was an avid traveler pre-pandemic and traveled to Baltimore regularly. My hotel of choice was The Four Seasons, but now without a doubt The Ivy is the place I will call home while in Baltimore, simply exceptional!
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from The Ivy Hotel, General Manager at The Ivy Hotel
Responded May 18, 2021
Greetings kwaterfield1717, Thank you for your lovely review. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time at The Ivy. Suite Seventeen is one of my personal favorite rooms and "cozy like a giant hug" is such a wonderful way to describe it. Oh behalf of the entire team here at The Ivy, we are so grateful to be your home away from home in Baltimore and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely, Rob Arthur General Manager
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Lynda L wrote a review Oct 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My stay at The Ivy Hotel far exceeded all my expectations. From the moment of my arrival, I was in awe of the personalized hospitality. I was greeted by Kris for valet service, then, Thereza guided me to the inside of the mansion. I spoke to Rob, the General Manager, during my tour, who provided such a warm and welcoming greeting that I was confident this was going to be a fabulous hotel experience. James and Harrison on the Concierge team were very pleasant, knowledgeable, and attentive. I was so amazed with the initial welcome and the beauty of the property that I became very interested in its history and development. James and Harrison were able to answer all my questions about The Ivy’s rich history and I thoroughly enjoyed reading more about the partnership of Mr. Brown and Mr. Azola in the book provided in my room. Nice touch. I am thankful for their vision because it resulted in my best hotel stay ever. Every room had a sense of opulence and warmth that provided a sense of relaxation. My room was also spotless with the barmoire well stocked with drinks and snacks. Every staff member was very professional, attentive, and always addressed me by my name. Amanda and Niki were very lovely and professional serving breakfast and afternoon tea, and Andrew served a delicious seafood dinner. Compliments to the fabulous chef for the delicious eggs benedict with the freshly made raspberry muffins, made to perfection, and the dinner at Magdalena. My stay at The Ivy was one I will remember for a very long time!
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Susan C wrote a tip May 22
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t miss tea or breakfast."
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Mo J wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check in before 3pm to take advantage of tea time."
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Roman B wrote a tip Mar 2024
5 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Arrive a bit earlier to enjoy tea time"
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Lisa H wrote a tip Mar 2024
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It’s expensive. But breakfast and afternoon tea, minibar and self serve open bar are all included, so well worth it! Also no tipping. "
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scott s wrote a tip Feb 2024
Aspen, Colorado6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Each room is different and unique , need to review on website for your needs "
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$721 - $811 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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 (0.05 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, A Maryland Bistro.
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 airport transportation?
Yes, The Ivy Hotel offers airport transportation 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.
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