Baltimore Historical Mansion Turns Boutique Luxury Oasis
Unbeknownst to many, resides a Relais & Chateaux hotel nestled on the corner of E. Biddle and Hunter Street, in the refined Mount Vernon neighborhood of downtown Baltimore, Maryland. The Ivy Hotel, a historical mansion home that has been transformed into a private, urban oasis was designed to make travelers, lovers and those about to say I do feel welcomed, charmed and completely pampered. Beyond the heavy brick exterior, complete with turrets like those of fairytale castles, lies uniquely decorated and luxurious guest rooms, shared spaces, a spa and fine-dining bistro.
We Simply Adore
- The in-room, minibar with local treats and beverages
- Playing mixologist at the Mansion Bar, the Ivy’s serve-yourself saloon
- High tea on the wrap around terrace – more raspberry scones, please!
- Sipping champagne and reading in front of the Conservatory fireplace
Get the Dish
Magdalena is The Ivy Hotel’s in-house restaurant with five different dining areas: the Garden Room, Treasury, Wine Cellar, Tasting Room and the Bar, where diners are welcome to sip drinks before their reservation. Award- winning Chef Mark Levy, is famous for his cross-cultural menus featuring local ingredients and seasonal changes. While dinner dishes are exceptionally tasteful with rare meats and fresh seafood, the three-course brunch is not to be missed. Particularly, the lemon souffle pancakes which come in a hearty stack of three, topped with berries and drizzled with maple syrup. Magdalena is available and highly recommended as the caterer for onsite events including weddings.
Big Day Details
A wedding at The Ivy Hotel is an intimate and blissful occasion that can be shared with up to sixty guests and celebrated throughout the entire property. There are, however, special spaces meant to elevate and enhance the love being commemorated: the lush courtyard, decadent dining rooms, the brick-walled wine cellar, the Game Room, the Library and most popular, the Conservatory. With five curated wedding packages available like the “Hidden Gem” and “Intimate Elopement” and the events team always at disposal, there’s options for all tastes.
Get the Scoop
The Ivy Hotel invites the bride and groom to treat the hotel as their home away from home and rent the entire property to celebrate in true fashion. Upon arrival, guests are greeted in a small, street level entryway and then guided upstairs to the Conservatory via an elevator. As soon as the elevator doors push away, guests will feel as if they were transposed to their very own haven. Big, luscious plants, hanging lights, a grand piano and oversized fireplace fill the Conservatory. All of the other rooms mirroring this one – quiet, fanciful and enticing. From jigsaw puzzles in the library, billiards in the Game Room to sprawling chaise lounges in the Tea Room, there is much to explore and experience. With eighteen lavish bedrooms and suites, there is room for all. Each bed is fitted with 400-thread count Frette sheets and some accommodations offer adjoining living rooms while others have a balcony or a view of the city. The little details and the world-class service (all amenities are included apart from dinner and spa services) truly make guests feel cherished and at home.
By Madeline Scharff