The Lord Baltimore Hotel is on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the best-preserved historic hotels in the country. The hotel was built in French Renaissance style by William Lee Stoddart in 1930. Since then there have been several ownership changes and remodels but the original charm is still firmly intact.
The Lord Baltimore Hotel is still the largest hotel ever built in Maryland and is a throwback to the ornate architecture of the roaring 1920s. It was traditional for such a high-class hotel to house a gigantic and ornate ballroom, and the Lord Baltimore is no exception. The Calvert Ballroom is replete with six arches and balconies as well as its original Baccarat chandeliers. Understandably, it's a popular place for locals to celebrate special events and can easily accommodate 750 people. The original owners were renowned art collectors and the pieces on display at the hotel make up a diverse and expertly curated tour of 20th-century art.
The business district of Baltimore is the in the middle of a financial and cultural renaissance and the Lord Baltimore is at the center of it all. Skywalks connect the hotel to the Inner Harbor and Convention Center and the 1st Mariner Arena and Oriole Park are only blocks away.
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