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Hotel Indigo Baltimore: Boutique Hotel Review

I really fell for Baltimore Maryland. It is a quirky, interesting, happening city busting with character. I visited Baltimore thanks to the local tourism authority.

When I mentioned that boutique hotels were my thing and that I liked hotels where I clearly knew which city I was staying in they immediately mentioned Hotel Indigo Baltimore.

The exterior of hotel indigo baltimore
A mix of old and new architecture
A mix of mirrors and images with black and silver frames on a white wall
Loved the interior design at Indigo Hotel baltimore

Hotel Indigo Baltimore – Downtown Location

If you are heading to Baltimore to explore I can’t imagine a better location than this hotel! Hotel Indigo is in the middle of the lovely Mount Vernon Baltimore neighborhood.

It is relatively easy to walk to the Inner harbor area and to explore historic Mount Vernon. Hotel Indigo is almost in the centre of town when it comes to some of the best things to see, do and eat in Baltimore.

mustard yellow long couches with dark blue cushions and glass tables
The lounge area at Hotel Indigo Baltimore downtown

The Mount Vernon Neighborhood

Mount Vernon is a fantastic area in Baltimore. It has loads of museums, gardens and historic, well-preserved architecture. It was also once the home of F Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald.

The Peabody Institute is a lovely spot nearby – see my post on Instagrammable Baltimore for more nearby photo spots.

⇒ philadelphia is only 2 hours by car from Baltimore. Check out my posts on the best places to visit in Philadelphia and the best Philadelphia Food Tours.

inside dooby's restaurant baltimore
Dooby’s Restaurant

And two of my favourite Baltimore coffee shops are in Mount Vernon – Ceremony Coffee and Dooby’s. Dooby’s is also a great spot for Korean food lunch or dinner.

Mount Vernon Place has a mix of fantastic foodie stalls and a couple of bars for a great meal at any time of day. Try Sotto Sopra for Italian or Magdalena for something more upmarket.

⇒ Hungry? Check out my post on Baltimore Food Tour: How to Eat the Best of Baltimore.

framed picture in front of table with water stand at hotel indigo
Such a nice place to get some water!

Hotel Indigo Baltimore Highlight

As one of those people who work remotely, I loved the big almost living room on the ground floor of Hotel Indigo. It is perfect for getting some work done in a comfortable atmosphere. It would also be a nice place for drinks or to hang out and read a book.

⇒ Heading to NYC? Check out my post on 8 Fun Things to do in Lower Manhattan.

close up of bed head, sheets and colourful cushion
Bed design at Hotel Indigo!

NB if you are working the number of power points was a bit limited so it might be worth bringing a power pack with you.

Hotel Indigo Baltimore Rooms

I loved my room at Hotel Indigo Baltimore. Firstly, it was huge. It had an entranceway, another almost hallway with the bathroom off to the side and then a large room with lovely big windows for natural light.

The interiors theme is kind of modern funky with lots of white but fantastic splashes of colour.

bedroom at hotel Indigo with focus on the bed and side tables
My room at Hotel Indigo

The bed was big and oh so comfortable. There was an excellent thread count on the sheets and the right sort of soft yet firm mattress. The room had a Keurig coffee machine for waking up coffee which I always appreciate.

And they have those little things of UHT milk rather than awful powdered milk/whitener which I hate. There was also a good big screen tv with an extensive selection of channels and strong wifi throughout Hotel Indigo Baltimore.

Bathroom sink and mirror
Bathroom cabinet and mirror at Hotel Indigo

The bathroom was a good size with high-quality fixtures and fittings. It had a big powerful shower and there were nice fluffy towels. I was also delighted to see Aveda toiletries – rosemary & mint – some of my favourites!

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Coffee machine with pods and cups
The in-room coffee

Order/make sure you use at this Baltimore Downtown Hotel

The in-house takeaway shop at Hotel Indigo Baltimore! So often when hotels have a sort of in-house kiosk it only has M&Ms and chips. Not at Hotel Indigo. They had much more gourmet snacks on offer and were heavy on local brands which I always love.

fridges and merchandising of food in Hotel Indigo Baltimore
The in-hotel food shop

The highlight for me of the in-hotel food shop at Hotel Indigo was the locally produced little ice cream tubs that you can take up to your room. I highly recommend the key lime pie flavour.

The only problem is that, of course, there is no freezer in the room so you kind of have to eat the whole thing in one sitting!

If you love your coffee don’t miss my post on Coffee Shops Baltimore.

Modern ceiling and lamp fittings
Even the ceiling is cool and boutique!

Hotel Indigo Baltimore Restaurant – Poet’s

The restaurant at Hotel Indigo is called Poet’s and is on the ground floor. There is a lovely big bar that is perfect for perching on and kicking the night off with a drink.

hotel indigo bar with tv, mirror and bottles of alcohol on display
A gorgeous bar

Poet’s restaurant at Hotel Indigo runs all day but I only had time to have lunch there. I enjoyed a fantastic crab and avocado salad which was wonderfully heavy on the crab.

The salad had big white chunks of crab galore. Crab is such a highlight of Baltimore. I tried to have some at every meal and I pretty much succeeded. I also enjoyed the honey drizzled fries at Poet’s. The menu is modern American with a good mix of classics with a foodie twist.

crab and avocado salad
My delicious crab and avocado salad at Poet’s Restaurant Baltimore

Other things to know about this Boutique Hotel in Baltimore Downtown

Hotel Indigo Baltimore has a pet dog called Xander. Xander has a water bowl and a little home. Alas, I never got to see Xander but I think I should have tried harder to make this happen.

When there he apparently greets guests if he is in the right mood. Hotel Indigo Baltimore also has a fitness centre and a business centre but I must confess to not having used either.

⇒ Hotel Indigo Baltimore > Read More Reviews on Trip Advisor Book Your Stay

Some other Boutique Baltimore Hotels

Some other Boutique hotels in Baltimore include the Admiral Fell Inn and Inn at Henderson’s Wharf in Fell’s Point. For something different checkout Gramercy Mansion, a 1902 English Tudor house on 45 acres just outside Baltimore.

⇒ Admiral Fell Inn > Read Reviews on Trip Advisor Book Your Stay

⇒ Inn at Henderson’s Wharf > Read Reviews on Trip Advisor Book Your Stay

⇒ Gramercy Mansion > Read Reviews on Trip Advisor Book Your Stay

slanted bookshelf with gaps
The bookshelf at Hotel Indigo

Getting to Baltimore and Getting Around

The main airport for Baltimore is BWI which is an international airport. However, there are other options. Penn Station has easy connections to new york City, Washington DC and many others.

It is also possible to use the main international airport in Washington DC as an entry and exit point but remember it is about 40 miles away so you will need to adjust for time.

Flights to Baltimore

Baltimore is quite walkable around the harbour area. Walking from the American Visionary Museum to the National Aquarium, for example, takes only about 15 minutes. However, once you are away from the harbour I used Ubers to get around.

The check-in desk at Hotel Indigo Baltimore
The cute check-in desk

Who Paid for What with this Post

Visit Baltimore was kind enough to cover the costs of my hotel, most meals and activities during my visit. I paid for my airfare. But as always my opinions are my own.

This post contains affiliate links. What that means is that if you click through on them and make a purchase I will generally receive a small commission. I just wanted to make sure that you knew!


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Momi Assayagi

Thursday 18th of June 2020

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