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AAA Four Diamond Hotels in Maryland Offer a Luxury Stay

AAA Four Diamond Hotels in Maryland Offer a Luxury Stay

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Travelers have a lot of choices when selecting a hotel, but when you desire a stay with unparalleled amenities, service, and fine dining, AAA’s Four and Five Diamonds properties are the way to go. Choose your next getaway from one of these 12 luxurious Four Diamond hotels in Maryland:

Baltimore City

Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore

Right in the heart of the Inner Harbor, steps away from the National Aquarium, the Convention Center, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and M&T Bank Stadium, is the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore.

Inside of a luxury hotel room
Photo Credit: Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore

After a busy day of sightseeing, enjoy Sonesta’s heated indoor pool, rooftop fitness center, whirlpool, sauna, and art gallery. Be sure to visit the Bee Apiary, its 30,000 honey bees, and their herb garden on the seventh-floor rooftop—part of the hotel’s Land, Air, and Sea environmental sustainability initiative—and then enjoy a seasonal menu and honey-infused drinks at Explorers Gastropub

Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore

Head to the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore if you are ready to relax and be pampered. This urban retreat offers a whirlpool, aromatherapy room, facials, massages, a sauna, and a steam room for the ultimate stress relief.

Child jumping into fathers arms at a hotel pool
Photo Credit: Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore

The heated outdoor pool features a full-service bar and grill along with luxury cabanas overlooking the Inner Harbor. And each room in this soaring 22-story glass tower has floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies where you can soak in the views. 

Hotel bar
Photo Credit: Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore

Grab a meal at Mexican-inspired Maximón or the 1920s-themed Bygone, or take a walk to one of Harbor East’s trendy eateries, shops, or historic sites.

The Ivy Hotel

Housed in an 1889 Gilded Age mansion in Mount Vernon, The Ivy Hotel boasts romantic charm and luxurious extras. Each of its 17 rooms is uniquely furnished with canopy beds, fireplaces, soaking tubs, and heated bathroom floors.

Gilded Age style hotel room
Photo Credit: The Ivy Hotel

Puzzles, books, and a grand piano are yours to enjoy during your stay, as is the Spa at the Ivy, pool table, and fitness center. You can partake in afternoon tea or make yourself a cocktail at the serve-yourself Mansion Bar before heading to the in-house Magdelena, A Maryland Bistro to dine on fresh local seafood. The surrounding neighborhood is home to a variety of museums and performing arts stages.  

Sagamore Pendry Baltimore

Before becoming one of the finest hotels in Charm City, the circa-1914 building now home to the Sagamore Pendry Baltimore served as an immigration station, recreation hall, and police headquarters for NBC’s Homicide: Life on the Streets. Today, you will enjoy harbor-front rooms wrapped in warm wood paneling and luxurious textiles; an outdoor pool with cabanas, a bar and grill; and a fitness center.

Staircase and lobby of luxury hotel
Photo Credit: Sagamore Pendry Baltimore

The Pendry is perched on Recreation Pier in the heart of historic Fell’s Point, known for its hip bars and vibrant nightlife. If you don’t want to venture out, Pendry restaurants The Cannon Room and Rec Pier Chop House provide dining options in-house. 

Baltimore Suburbs

Marriott Owings Mills Metro Centre (Owings Mills)

Located within walking distance of the shops, restaurants, and special events at Metro Center at Owings Mills, the Marriott Owings Mills Metro Center’s full-service hotel will welcome you with hospitality and impeccable service.

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Photo Credit: Marriott Owings Mill Metro Centre

Well appointed with industrial interiors and modern art, you can take advantage of the fitness center, one of the nearby local golf courses, or downtown Baltimore via the nearby metro station. The Tillery, an upscale American restaurant and bar, offers innovative farm-to-table fare.

Live! Casino Hotel and Spa (Hanover)

Located near BWI Marshall Airport, the Live! Casino Hotel and Spa will be your home away from home as you enjoy the adjacent Live! Casino, complete with 4,000 slot machines and more than 200 gaming tables.

Group of people laughing at a table in a casino
Photo Credit: Live! Casino Hotel and Spa

If gambling isn’t your speed, you could instead enjoy a show at The HALL at Live!, a new, three-story concert and event venue; upcoming acts include Broadway star Stephanie Mills, actor and comedian John Mulaney, and R&B star Bobby Brown. Enjoy a luxe hotel room and melt away your stress with a spa service, before selecting from one of twelve options for a libation and meal. 

Merriweather Lakehouse Hotel Autograph Collection (Columbia)

Overlooking Lake Kittamaqundi on seven wooded acres, the Merriweather Lakehouse Hotel Autograph Collection in Columbia is a tranquil spot for a weekend of relaxation.

Inside of a luxury lakehouse hotel room
Photo Credit: Merriweather Lakehouse Hotel Autograph Collection

Guests can enjoy a variety of farm-fresh, from-scratch culinary creations at Lāk, the waterfront on-site restaurant, or a beverage from Rookery Bar & Lounge. Also available are a fitness center, rooftop pool and lounge, and the Osprey Cafe, with fresh-baked pastries and hot steaming coffee available each morning.

Capital Region

MGM National Harbor (National Harbor)

You will never need to leave the property during a stay at MGM National Harbor.

Aerial of MGM National Harbor
Photo Credit: MGM National Harbor

Rooms feature blackout shades and an integrated media center; and if you request a Stay Well room, you will also benefit from aromatherapy, air purification, and a shower infuser.

Outdoor hotel bar patio
Photo Credit: MGM National Harbor

The MGM also features a wealth of other amusements: the casino, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a full-service salon and spa, a terrace pool, dining, and nightlife all await you—and you might be lucky enough to have tickets to one of the headliners in The Theater.

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center (National Harbor)

Another highly-rated option at the National Harbor Waterfront is the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.

Inside of massive resort lobby with glass ceiling
Photo Credit: Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center

With its iconic glass atrium fronting the Potomac River, this finely appointed hotel will welcome your entire family, whether for a meal at the Old Hickory Steakhouse, duckpin bowling at Harbor Social, or an overnight stay in a newly-renovated suite. The Relâche Spa will rejuvenate you with a massage, facial, or body treatment.

90s themed rooftop lounge at a hotel
Photo Credit: Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center

Kids will delight in the pool and splash pad, while adults can recapture their youth in the throwback Replay at Pose rooftop lounge, with 80s hits playing among neon lights and retro arcade games. 

The Hotel at the University of Maryland (College Park)

Whether you are visiting your college student or watching the Terps, The Hotel at the University of Maryland will ensure your stay is world-class. The LEED Gold certified hotel is located right across the street from the university and also less than a mile from the metro that can transport you to Washington D.C.

Inside of hotel room
Photo Credit: The Hotel at the University of Maryland

Enjoy a glass of wine in the beautiful lobby bar, take a dip in the indoor pool, indulge in a spa treatment, and grab a workout in the fitness room, before finding the perfect spot to grab a bite.

Eastern Shore

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa, and Marina (Cambridge)

The pace of life is a bit slower on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and guests can enjoy all that the Chesapeake Bay life has to offer at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa, and Marina. Located in historic Cambridge, the hotel features the eighteen-hole River Marsh Golf Course and a full-service Sago Spa.

Hotel room view overlooking the pool and bay
Photo Credit: Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina

After a busy day playing tennis, beach volleyball, water sports, or Frisbee golf on the property; swimming in one of the indoor or outdoor pools; and enjoying the Captain’s Parlor game room, you can unwind in your waterfront room, each of which features either a balconette or full balcony to catch the bay breezes. When you get hungry, the hotel’s restaurants offer locally-sourced meals with waterfront views.

Western Maryland

Rocky Gap Casino Resort (Cumberland)

You won’t get bored on your visit to Rocky Gap Casino Resort.

Rocky Gap Lake
Photo Credit: Rocky Gap Casino Resort

Nestled in the heart of the Maryland mountains, Rocky Gap offers a casino, comedy club, multiple restaurants, indoor and outdoor event spaces, the only Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in Maryland, a spa, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. But if that isn’t enough, the nearby Rocky Gap State Park and historic town of Cumberland await you.

Rocky Gap Casino Resort Back Porch
Photo Credit: Rocky Gap Casino Resort

On the property, you can also relax around a patio fire pit with a good book and a glass of wine while enjoying the breathtaking views, walk along the waterfront trail, or rent a kayak, canoe, or stand-up paddleboard (in season).

Lead Photo Credit: Sagamore Pendry Baltimore

About the Author

Heidi Glatfelter Schlag is a marketer, history lover, and traveler who can often be found exploring museums, parks, small towns, and farms. She founded Culture-Link Communications, where she helps local nonprofits and small businesses build their brands. Heidi lives in Frederick, MD, with her husband and two dogs.

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