Defined by its abundant waterways and beautiful coastlines on the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, the mid- Atlantic state of Maryland is home to several prominent seaside cities packed with things to see and do, as well as plenty of cultural and historic sites to explore.

Maryland offers an array of incredible places to stay while exploring the region, and here are some of them.

1. Antrim 1844

Antrim 1844
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Nestled at the foot of the breathtaking Catoctin Mountains in Central Maryland, Antrim 1844 is a luxury estate spread over 24 acres of pristine landscapes that is renowned for its superb cuisine and upscale amenities. The landmark 19th-century plantation-turned-hotel features beautifully appointed and individually decorated guest rooms and suites with elegant décor, period antiques, romantic four-poster beds, fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and private decks with stunning views. Modern amenities include flat-screen televisions with cable channels and complimentary wireless Internet. A delicious breakfast is served every morning, along with afternoon tea and evening snacks, and a refined restaurant serves globally-inspired cuisine and fine wines from the resort’s well-stocked cellar. The estate is home to exquisitely manicured gardens and grounds where guests can relax.

30 Trevanion Rd, Taneytown, MD 21787, Phone: 410-756-6812

2. Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn

Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn
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Set on a pretty peach plantation dating back to 1860, the Brampton Inn Bed and Breakfast is a refined, elegant inn in the historic town of Chesterton. Located just a few miles from the historic arts and entertainment district of Chesterton, the charming hotel is set on 20 acres of pastoral landscapes surrounded by dense forests and features individually decorated guest rooms with wood-burning fireplaces. Cozy cottages offer extra levels of privacy and feature fully equipped kitchens and private front porches with hammocks and whirlpool tubs. A freshly prepared à-la-carte breakfast is served every morning, along with afternoon tea and snacks throughout the day and a common porch has rocking chairs and spectacular views. The lovely town of Chesterton is home to the Garfield Center for the Arts, Washington College, and many excellent restaurants, and the Eastern Shore of Maryland is one of the best birding areas in the country.

25227 Chestertown Road, Chestertown, Maryland 21620, Phone: 410-778-1860

3. Francis Scott Key Family Resort

Francis Scott Key Family Resort
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Set in Ocean City along Route 50, Francis Scott Key Family Resort is only around a mile away from the boardwalk and beach and is just across from the OCean City Factory Outlets. Offering a family-friendly resort atmosphere, there are numerous amenities for guests of all ages to enjoy. Accommodation options range from guest rooms featuring basic amenities to cabins and rooms with full kitchens. Guests can relax in the Caribbean-themed Shipwreck Cove pool or have a drink at the pool bar. Francis Scott Key Family Resort also includes the Snack Shack and a hot tub open seasonally.

12806 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City, Maryland 21842, 410-213-0088

4. Gaylord National Resort

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The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center is a spectacular waterfront resort in Washington. Located just a few miles south of the nation’s capital, the luxurious resort features elegant accommodations with modern amenities, a range of first-class facilities, including a full spa, indoor pool and whirlpool, and state-of-the-art fitness center, and a stunning 19-story glass atrium with sweeping views of the Potomac River. The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center also offers more than 500,000 square feet of flexible event space and several restaurants and lounges offering fine dining, casual fare and stylish spots to enjoy sunset cocktails.

201 Waterfront St, Oxon Hill, MD 20745, Phone: 301-965-4000

5. Great Oak Manor

Great Oak Manor
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Nestled on the outskirts of Chestertown in Maryland, Great Oak Manor is a magnificent 18th-century country-style estate that overlooks the Chesapeake Bay. Offering a relaxing getaway for travelers, the elegant manor house features beautifully appointed guest rooms with private bathrooms, inviting common rooms for relaxing, mouthwatering breakfasts every morning, and warm and welcoming hospitality. Great Oak Manor offers a range of luxury amenities and guest services, including a complimentary breakfast served every morning, a waterside fire pit for relaxing under the stars, and guests have access to kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, and cruiser bicycles to enjoy. The marina next to the Manor offers a variety of facilities and services to which guests have access, including a swimming pool, a fitness room, a nine-hole golf course and tennis courts. Ideally situated for a relaxing getaway or exploring the quaint streets of historic Chestertown, Great Oak Manor promises an idyllic escape from the city.

10568 Cliff Road, Chestertown, MD 21620-4115, Phone: 410-778-5943

6. The Inn at Chesapeake Bay Beach Club

The Inn at Chesapeake Bay Beach Club
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The Inn at Chesapeake Bay Beach Club is located on Kent Island and features more than 70 rooms, suites, and cottages for guests, as well as a full-service salon and spa with treatments focused on wellness. Amenities throughout the resort include complimentary bicycles, two pools with lounge furniture and cascading water features, a fitness center, the Chef’s garden, complimentary yoga classes some mornings, and the Inn square, which features corn hole, oversized chess, rocking chairs, and a firepit. There are also several dining options at The Inn at Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, including the signature Knoxie’s Table restaurant and The Market.

180 Pier 1 Rd, Stevensville, MD 21666, 410-604-5900

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7. Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort
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Resting on the banks of the Choptank River, the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa, and Marina offer guests an unparalleled Eastern Shore experience. Based in Cambridge, Maryland, the 342-acre resort presents a charming location for every occasion, from a fun-filled family vacation or a romantic getaway for two to a stylish business retreat or conference. The upscale resort and spa boast luxurious accommodations with private balconies and beautiful views, unrivaled services, and amenities, including an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Keith Foster, an exclusive spa and salon and temperature-controlled indoor and outdoor swimming pools. The resort also offers over 122,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event and function space for every occasion, six restaurants, and bars, and provides unique extras such as the fully supervised Camp Hyatt for children. The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa, and Marina is conveniently located within a few miles from the Richardson Maritime Museum and Bill Burton Fishing Pier State Park.

100 Heron Blvd. at Route 50, Cambridge, Maryland, 21613, Phone: 410-901-1234

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8. Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond

Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond
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Set in a beautifully preserved colonial-style, 19th-century manor house, the Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmont is a luxury riverside hotel in Saint Michaels that offers an elegant retreat with gorgeous views. Located half a mile from the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, the deluxe hotel features beautiful rooms and suites with antique-style furnishings, modern amenities, and private balconies with gorgeous lake views. A waterside restaurant serves globally-inspired cuisine in a refined setting, and a cozy pub with a fireplace is the perfect spot for drinks after dinner, and other amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, a day spa and fitness center, modern event spaces, and loaner bikes for exploring the area.

308 Watkins Ln, St Michaels, MD 21663, Phone: 410-745-2200

9. Turf Valley Resort

Turf Valley Resort
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Turf Valley is a luxurious golf and spa resort hotel in Ellicott City, Maryland. Tucked in a wedge between Route 70 and U.S. Route 40 and bordered by the beautiful David Force Natural Resource Area, the resort is conveniently close to the busy metro Baltimore-Washington DC corridor and a premier destination for both corporate meetings and leisure retreats. Surrounded by the rolling hills of central Maryland, this hidden gem offers luxurious accommodations, fine dining, elegant events and meeting spaces, an indulgent spa and an 18-hole championship golf course. Add to this impeccable service and a warm, inviting atmosphere and Turf Valley is the perfect resort hotel for conferences, social events, weddings, golf weekends and family vacations.

2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City, MD 210421, Phone: 410-465-15001 or Phone: 888-TEE-TURF

10. Rocky Gap Casino Resort

Rocky Gap Casino Resort
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Rocky Gap Casino Resort is an award-winning resort in Cumberland, Maryland that features a casino, hotel and conference center, golf course, and a variety of activities for the whole family. The AAA-Diamond hotel and resort features comfortable accommodations, an array of first-class amenities and facilities, including a spa and fitness center, five onsite restaurants and lounges, a 24-hour casino, and a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course. A modern conference center offers state-of-the-art facilities for weddings, receptions, corporate functions and other events, and a variety of packages if offered to suit every need.

16701 Lakeview Rd, Flintstone MD 21530, Phone: 301-784-8400 or 301-784-8408

11. Sagamore Pendry Baltimore

Sagamore Pendry Baltimore
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Occupying a restored 1914 pier building on Baltimore Inner Harbor, the Sagamore Pendry Baltimore is a plush hotel with sophisticated accommodations, gourmet Italian cuisine, and an array of amenities. Located a short drive from the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, the hotel features well-appointed guest rooms with warm décor and wooden accents, minibars, flat-screen televisions and cable channels, complimentary wireless Internet, and private balconies with beautiful views. An Italian restaurant serves mouthwatering Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, a whiskey bar offers a selection of fine libations, and a seasonal outdoor eatery and bar are ideal for alfresco dining in the summer. More day trips from Baltimore

1715 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231, Phone: 443-552-1400

12. 1840s Carrollton Inn

1840s Carrollton Inn
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The 1840s Carrollton Inn is an elegant boutique bed and breakfast comprised of a series of interconnected early 19th-century row homes surrounding a central courtyard right next to 1840s Plaza. This luxurious and historic inn boasts beautiful interiors with sumptuous décor and antique furnishings, stylishly appointed guest rooms and suites, upscale amenities and facilities, and gracious hospitality. The 1840s Carrollton Inn offers a host of amenities, including a hearty full American breakfast served every morning, elegant parlors and a serene courtyard with tables and chairs in which to relax, and complimentary wireless Internet access. Located at the center of Heritage Walk in historic Jonestown, the Inn is situated next to the historic Carroll Mansion and within a short walk of Little Italy, the Inner Harbor, and the vibrant nightlife at Power Plant Live.

50 Albemarle Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, Phone: 410-385-1840

13. St. Michaels Harbour Inn, Marina & Spa

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Located on the harbor in historic St. Michaels, Maryland, St. Michaels Harbour Inn, Marina & Spa is a luxurious inn that offers a luxurious vacation getaway for discerning guests in the heart of the Chesapeake Bay. A vintage port dating back to the birth of the colonies, St. Michaels is often referred to as the “heart and soul of the Chesapeake Bay” and has something for everyone from fishing or crabbing adventures and kayaking on the local waterways to exploring the rich maritime history of the town and shopping in its quaint boutiques. Amenities at the St. Michaels Harbour Inn, Marina & Spa, include a complimentary Continental Breakfast served every morning with chef-prepared omelet station, an elegant lounge with comfy couches to relax and enjoy cocktails, a store with a range of snacks, essentials, and gifts, and an onsite restaurant and bar. There are complimentary bicycles for guests to use, an outdoor swimming pool with towels, daily newspaper delivery, and complimentary wireless Internet, and a water taxi service for a nominal fee.

101 N. Harbour Road, St. Michaels, MD 21663, Phone: 800-955-9001

14. The Columbia Inn at Peralynna

The Columbia Inn at Peralynna
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Set in a grand, white-clapboard house featuring turrets and bay windows on a lovely tree-lined avenue in Columbia, the Columbia Inn at Peralyna is an elegant bed and breakfast just a mile away from the renowned Centennial Park. The charming retreat features beautifully appointed guest rooms and one-bedroom suites with antique furnishings, luxurious beds and designer linens, en-suite bathrooms with whirlpool or soaking tubs, living rooms with fireplaces, kitchenettes or full kitchens, granite wet bars, and balconies or patios with inspiring views. A complimentary hot breakfast is served in a bright and airy atrium every morning, and a library, great room, and sundeck offer relaxing spots to unwind.

10605 MD-108, Columbia, MD 21044, Phone: 410-715-4600

15. The Edge Hotel at Fager’s Island

The Edge Hotel at Fager’s Island
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Situated on the edge of The Isle of Wight Bay between The Lighthouse Club and Fager's Island Restaurant & Bar and connected to the two by wooden bridges and walkways over the surrounding wetlands, the Edge Hotel at Fager’s Island features 12 distinctively designed suites and an array of modern amenities. Beautifully appointed suites have feather-top beds with designer linens, en-suite bathrooms with whirlpool tubs and spa-style bathrobes, wet bars and fridges stocked with bottled water and sodas, coffeemakers, and complimentary wireless Internet. A complimentary continental breakfast is served in the comfort of the suites every morning, and there is an evening turndown service. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool with spectacular sunset views and offers a poolside food and beverage service throughout the day.

201 60th St, Ocean City, MD 21842, Phone: 410-524-5400

16. Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort

Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort
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The Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort in Ocean City is Maryland's largest oceanfront resort. Guests can enjoy delicious meals and refreshing cocktails at one of the on-site restaurants, relax in the hot tub or with a treatment at the award-winning Creative Day Spa, lounge poolside or take a swim in the Olympic-sized pool in the four-story tropical atrium, spend the night in spacious suites with atrium or ocean views, shop at the boutique, and take a stroll by the ocean. The oceanfront resort also offers a variety of health and wellness activities, such as beach yoga and the indoor fitness center.

9100 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842, 844-875-3173

17. The Inn at Herrington Harbour

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The Inn at Herrington Harbour offers beautifully appointed beachfront lodging in one of the most picturesque locations on the Chesapeake Bay. The Inn is based in the luxurious Marina Resort, which features an array of upscale facilities, including an Olympic-size swimming pool, a children’s pool, and private sandy beach, as well as hot tubs, two family-friendly restaurants, and lush gardens. The Inn at Herrington Harbour features spacious guest rooms and luxury suites with private patios, outdoor hot tubs, and inspiring ocean views, while the Chesapeake Market & Deli and Mango's Bar & Grill offer delicious cuisine in a laid-back, island-style setting. In addition to the resort’s beach and swimming pools, there are a variety of land and water sports to enjoy, including volleyball, tennis, kayaking, and paddle-boarding. Other features of the resort include picnic areas with grills, a children’s playground, a two-mile eco-trail, an art gallery and gift shop. The Marina Resort has 600 protected boat slips with direct access to the Chesapeake Bay and outstanding facilities that cater to every need, including meeting rooms, event spaces and on-site catering for special functions. Both the north and south marinas are centrally located on the western shore of the Bay and less than an hour away from Annapolis.

Herrington Harbour South, 7149 Lake Shore Drive, North Beach, Maryland 20714, Phone: 301-855-5000

18. The Lodge at Wisp

The Lodge at Wisp
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Tucked away in the mountains of Western Maryland, Wisp Resort is a four season ski, golf and recreational destination resort that promises fun for the whole family. Wisp Resort is surrounded by 172 acres of some of the world’s finest ski terrain that provides a stellar winter playground and a variety of snow sports for enthusiasts, adventurers, and nature-lovers alike. The resort also offers a range of activities during the summer months too ranging from hiking, mountain biking, climbing, cross-country trail running, and golf. The Lodge at Wisp features 67 standard guest rooms and 102 luxury suites, all of which have contemporary décor and furnishings, private bathrooms, tables and chairs, and modern amenities. Room amenities include flat-screen televisions, mini-fridges, microwaves, coffeemakers, irons and ironing boards and complimentary wireless Internet. Wisp Resort offers a variety of facilities and amenities for all ages from several on-site restaurants and cafés, modern functions and meeting venues, and an array of land, water and aerial activities from canopy and Segway Tours, downhill mountain biking, and a Mountain Coaster to disc and standard golf, whitewater rafting and flatwater kayaking.

296 March Hill Road, McHenry, MD 21541, Phone: 301-859-3159

19. The Reynolds Tavern

The Reynolds Tavern
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Renowned as one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in Annapolis, the Reynolds Tavern is a beautifully restored tavern that offers luxurious accommodations in a historical setting. Situated on Church Circle in the heart of the Historic District, Reynolds Tavern exudes the grace and elegance of an 18th-century establishment and is the oldest tavern in Annapolis. Reynolds Tavern consists of four levels – the cellar, which used to be the original kitchen, is home to the 1747 Pub and features low ceilings, brick floors, and the original stone foundations and stairwell dating back to the 18th century. The first floor features the tea rooms, while the second floor of the tavern has three beautifully appointed guest rooms with en-suite bathrooms and stylish décor. Reynolds Tavern serves a full lunch menu, a traditional English afternoon tea, and sumptuous dinners in the cozy dining room alfresco-style in the outdoor courtyard. Reynolds Tavern is ideally located for exploring the city and is just a short walk from the Maryland State House and the United States Naval Academy.

7 Church Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401, Phone: 410-295-9555

20. Sandaway Suites & Beach

Sandaway Suites & Beach
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Situated on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Sandaway Suites & Beach is a charming boutique hotel with a private sandy beach and picturesque views of the Chesapeake Bay.

Located in Oxford's historic district, the Inn features well-appointed non-smoking accommodations with private bathrooms and screened porches overlooking the bay, modern amenities and gracious hospitality.

Sandaway Suites & Beach offers 18 stylishly appointed, non-smoking guest rooms and suites with contemporary, country-style décor and comfortable furnishings, private bathrooms and screened porches overlooking the Chesapeake Bay.

Ideal for a relaxing getaway on a prime stretch of Chesapeake Bay, Sandaway Suites & Beach is also ideally placed for exploring the town, which is home to a variety of restaurants, shops, and parks.

103 West Strand Road, Oxford, Maryland 21654, Phone: 888-726-3292

21. Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore

Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore
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Set a beautiful glass-fronted building in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore is a luxury hotel with plush accommodations, upscale amenities, and first-class hospitality and service. Located a few miles from the 19th-century Fort McHenry, the hotel features well-appointed, understated rooms with modern décor in subtle color palettes and wood tones, minibars, and espresso machines, and balconies with water views. Spacious one-bedroom suites have full kitchens, fireplaces, and modern amenities such as flat-screen televisions, and complimentary wireless Internet. A chic day spa offers pampering massages, and with water therapies, two infinity swimming pools with hot tubs and a fitness center with steam room and sauna provide great ways to relax, and a stylish restaurant serves local specialties in a casual setting. A poolside bar and grill is ideal for light meals and sundowners. More beaches near Baltimore

200 International Drive, Baltimore, MD 21202, Phone: 410-576-5800

22. Rod ‘N’ Reel Resort

Rod ‘N’ Reel Resort
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Established in 1946, Rod ‘N’ Reel Resort is a relaxed bayfront resort located next to the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum and a few miles from Bayfront Park. The resort hotel features comfortably furnished laid-back rooms with pull-out sofas, dining tables, wet bars, coffeemakers, iPod docks, and complimentary wireless Internet, and upgraded suites have two-person whirlpool tubs. Deluxe amenities at the resort include a day spa, a beauty salon, an indoor swimming pool and a fitness room, as well as three restaurants, a casino with bingo and slot machines, and a business center with meeting spaces. Guests have access to a variety of board games and loaner movies.

4165 Mears Ave, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732, Phone: 410-257-5596

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23. Canopy by Hilton Baltimore Harbor Point

Canopy by Hilton Baltimore Harbor Point
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Located between Fells Point and Harbor East, the Canopy by Hilton Baltimore Harbor Point is a LEED-certified hotel overlooking Inner Harbor and the Patapsco River. The hotel features a terrace on the ninth floor and offers an array of complimentary perks, such as bicycle rentals, local wine and beer tastings in the bar, and a welcome gift. There is also Break Fast bag room delivery and all-day dining available. Guests at the Canopy by Hilton Baltimore Harbor Point are also conveniently located within two miles of the Oriole Park and about a mile from the National Aquarium.

1215 Wills St, Baltimore, MD 21231, 443-422-6679

24. Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore

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Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore is set on a picturesque stretch of waterfront and offers a mix of laid-back style, charm, and refinement in Baltimore. The centrally located resort is considered to be one of the city’s top rated hotels and has won the AAA Four Diamond Award. Guests can get their morning coffee from Formula Espresso, along with an array of breakfast items, before heading out to see the Inner Harbor area. Explorers, the resort’s on-site gastropub, serves as a great spot for cocktails and appetizers. The guest rooms are designed with comfort in mind and feature several amenities.

550 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21202, 410-234-0550

25. 134 Prince - Luxury Boutique Hotel

134 Prince - Luxury Boutique Hotel
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134 Prince is a luxury boutique hotel situated only steps away from downtown Annapolis with its nightlife and award-winning restaurants. Housed in a beautiful building constructed in the Dutch Colonial Revival style, the hotel offers tranquil suites, elegant landscaped gardens, and spacious common areas. 134 Prince blends modern luxury with handcrafted and custom finishes, combining modern amenities with historic beauty. While it has been carefully restored to offer luxurious stays, the hotel also maintains original architectural details. In addition to the various guest suites, the hotel also features a lounge, an open concept kitchen area, and a dining room.

134 Prince George St, Annapolis, MD 21401

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