My significant other and I recently spent three nights in the San Francisco room and could not more highly recommend this beautiful B&B. I can't wait until our travels bring us back to the area so we can stay with Tonia, Bill and the sweet Birman kitties, Chloe and Cleo.
The Room: We stayed in the San Francisco room on the third floor which faces S. High Street. We carried our suitcases up ourselves even though they offered to carry them up. It's a steep climb so prepare to be a little winded, even if you are in good shape. The room is incredible, spacious and very quiet thanks to the double-paned windows. The entry way closet is large with shelves, drawers, hangars and extra space on the side to store empty suitcases. The bedroom features an extraordinarily comfortable king bed, nightstands, a chair for lounging and a desk that also holds the cable box for the awesome smartTV which we only used once. The bathroom is simply exquisite with double sinks and a gorgeous rainfall shower head with six jets. The shower head is positioned high enough the my 6'6 SO fit underneath it with no trouble. Temperature controls are digital and you can set the temperature and fan controls all with the touch of a button.
The rest of the house is tastefully decorated and very modern and clean. I spent an afternoon in the sitting room on the third floor reading travel magazines. The refrigerator in the sitting room provides water and sodas and there are both sweet and savory snacks available. I also spent some time on the rooftop deck making friends with Chloe one of Tonia's sweet Birman cats and we also sat outside on the patio in the evening to eat the gelato we picked up from Vaccaro's just down the street.
Breakfast: We ate breakfast in the dining room each morning. With delicious parfaits, cereal, meats and cheeses as a first course and a choice of a warm fresh made entree, we were spoiled well beyond your normal bed and breakfast offering. I had a spinach, mushroom and cheese frittata one morning with turkey bacon. I was sorely tempted by the orange marscapone waffles and french toast. The marmalade with fresh English muffins was delicious. You can order eggs any way you want them and have your choice of hash browns, and both sausage or bacon (standard or turkey versions). If you stay, take advantage of breakfast each morning even if you have get up earlier than you like.
Tonia was a wonderful host, we chatted with her several times, even though our daily activities meant we missed the wine and snacks at 5pm each day. I would have also liked to do the Segway tour but we also didn't have time to squeeze one in. This is a beautiful place to stay, right in the middle of Little Italy, in a modern newly renovated row house. I cannot more highly recommend staying here over any where else in the Baltimore area.
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- Conveniently located in the heart of Little Italy. Blancnoir is a stylish newly renovated bed and breakfast with modern facilities, en-suite baths in each room, jacuzzi tubs and much more! ... more less
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