The building that houses The Hotel Monaco was built during the apex of the gilded age in American history. The gilded age would become known for lavish parties and tremendous engineering achievements, and the building is very much a product of its time. To date, it is one of the best examples of Beaux-Arts architecture in the United States. It was originally built as the headquarters of the powerful Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. Get an HD look at the rooms of The Hotel Monaco in the video below...
The Hotel Monaco is one of the most conveniently located spots in the city, being right in the heart of the bustling Inner Harbor neighborhood. Being walking distance from Camden Yards, Johns Hopkins University, and the much-beloved National Aquarium means that guests are just a quick walk from the most visited tourist sites in Baltimore. The lobby at The Hotel Monaco is considered by many to be one of the best people-watching spots in the city. It is three-stories with vaulted ceilings containing the original marble staircase and Tiffany stained-glass windows. In total there are 202 rooms with a gold and blue color palette, tall ceilings, quirky artwork, and large whirlpool bathtubs. The popular B & O restaurant (named after the railroad company) is housed in The Hotel Monaco. B & O creates seasonal regionally inspired new American cuisine as well as hosting a wine hour daily for hotel guests at 5 PM. The hotel is also one of the most pet-friendly hotels in the city. Dogs and cats are welcomed with no extra charge.
The Hotel Monaco is a little bit on the expensive side but its guests will enjoy a luxurious and quintessentially Baltimore experience.
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