Maryland has always piqued my curiosity as a must-visit destination here in the U.S. I’ve only heard amazing things about this state, the “M” of the DMV area. From the famous crab cakes made from the ubiquitous blue crab that can be found in nearby Chesapeake Bay to its prime location providing access to other places (Washington D.C., Virginia), it’s an attractive locale fit for a fun weekend trip. It also doesn’t hurt that I have family and friends who live here and rave about this place. So when it comes to a place to stay, there are a bevy of boutique hotels in Maryland to choose from.
For instance, a weekend trip should include some sand and waves, and the Sea Bay Hotel near Ocean City Beach offers just that. The beach’s proximity to the hotel is simply a stone’s throw, so it’s convenient for hotel guests to enjoy along with other attractions, such as the Ocean City Boardwalk area and the Jolly Roger Amusement Park. With a Ferris wheel, roller coaster and other rides, it’s enough to entertain me for an entire day.
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Tidelands Caribbean Hotel and Suites is another hotel situated near the beach, and it’s a great place for large groups or families. If you get tired of the beach (people do … crazy, right?), the property has two on-site outdoor swimming pools, one of which is a rooftop pool with a bar and a sundeck for tanning. Its location on the boardwalk makes it accessible to other activities nearby, including the Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum and Ocean Bowl Skate Park.
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If we find ourselves more inland at some point during our Maryland trip, the Hyatt Regency Bethesda is a great option for us to consider for accommodations. Free Wi-Fi, a rooftop activity center and its proximity to other shopping, dining and retail attractions are just some of the many perks that guests at this hotel can partake in. Another plus in my book is that the Metro station is located just below the hotel, making it simple to jump on the train and head to D.C. for some fun during a night out on the town.
For visitors who want to enjoy a little indulgent splurge while in Maryland, the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore offers a luxury feel and special touches to ensure that guests feel pampered, including premium bedding, free Wi-Fi, a manicured garden and an on-site restaurant. If I wanted to visit Baltimore, this property would be a great option for us, as we can head to a local art gallery, Major League Baseball game or a museum, all within walking distance. To top it off, the hotel is a popular venue for weddings; so this would be the perfect place to be a wedding crasher (or at least peek to see what it looks like).
Have you ever been to Maryland before? If so, how did you like it?
This post is part of a partnership I have with Hipmunk Hotels to promote destinations and accommodations. All opinions are 100 percent my own.