by Amanda Geronikos
The Loews Annapolis Hotel lacks a swimming pool, but offers everything else a family could need during their visit to Annapolis, Maryland: guestrooms and suites with mini-fridges and free Wi-Fi; an onsite restaurant with kids’ menus; activities for kids, teens, and even pets; and a location in the heart of the city, within walking distance of the historic downtown and waterfront.
Our Editor Loves
- Central location in Annapolis
- Restaurant with kids' menus
- Loews Loves Kids program
- Children Programs
- Connecting Rooms
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
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All of the hotel's 198 guestrooms and 17 suites are modernly furnished in hues of blue and white -- fitting for a hotel in the Sailing Capital of the U.S. All accommodations are equipped with small refrigerators, Keurig coffeemakers, work desks, sitting chairs, and cozy bathrobes. Most accommodations have combined showers and tubs in bathrooms, and there are plenty of outlets for powering devices.
Cribs are available at no charge and in any room; rollaway beds are available for a fee of $25, but cannot be placed in rooms with double beds due to fire code restrictions. Childproof kits are available for families, and kids under the age of18 stay free with parents.
Superior 2 Double Beds
Four people can comfortably sleep in this room type, the hotel's most basic option for families. Superior 2 Double Beds rooms look out onto the atrium. Super King rooms for two guests are also available.
Deluxe 2 Double Beds
This room is similar to the Superior, except it offers courtyard or city views. Deluxe King rooms for two guests are also available.
Superior Double Suite
The Superior Double Suite is 500 square feet in size and sleeps five adults (or a maximum of six with kids), providing two double beds and a sofa bed. This suite type overlooks the courtyard or arts district (West Street).
Superior King Suite
Slightly smaller in size, the Superior King Suite has one king bed and a sofa bed, sleeping a maximum of three adults or three adults and one child. It overlooks the courtyard or West Street.
Deluxe King Suite
The Deluxe King Suite is the hotel's largest room option, spanning 590 square feet and offering a separate living area with a sofa bed. A maximum of three adults or three adults and one child can stay in this suite type.
Was surprised when we walked in and the whole lobby was being renovated which I was not aware of. It didn’t really effect us besides having a few long waits at the elevator for it to come since they were working on the other ones. The room were very nice and loved the atrium where we were looking out to. The pictures up and down the walls, covering it was amazing. We were trying to figure out if the pictures repeated themselves. We did have a problem with people knocking on our door in the morning. First it was someone from the front desk, continuously knocking at 8:30/9 to give us our final bill which they just put under our door after knocking over four times. Then after someone came back and knocked twice. Confused to why this was happening and couldn’t they just have placed anything they needed us to get under the door? But overall experience was good.
Some reviews are overly negative based on renovations that are almost complete...I'll say they did not bother us a bit, as the property is so centrally located. We've stayed here 4 times, and don't consider other areas. Yes, only 1 of three elevators was in operation this time, but we only used it twice a day, and it gets guests talking to each other! The staff was great, and the manager was quick to comp us with breakfast and drinks because of the few inconveniences, which we really appreciated. The hotel is within easy walking distance to The Academy, the football stadium, and St.John's, and West St is a great area for dinner, drinks, entertainment. It's so difficult to go wrong at the Hotel Annapolis.
Games, books, and portable DVD players with kid-friendly movies are available for youngsters, as are stroller and car seat rentals. The hotel also offers Loews Loves Kids, a children's program that provides youngsters with backpacks full of health-inspired goodies upon check-in and cookies and milk at turndown on the first night of your family's stay.
For teens, there's music download cards, board games, Gameboys and maps with suggestions for local teen-approved activities.
BAROAK Cookhouse & Taproom
BAROAK Cookhouse & Taproom serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, with brunch available on weekends. The chic, yet casual restaurant's specialty is mussels and steak frites; it also offers signature dishes such as Brick Oven Wings. Sandwiches, burgers, salads and other classics are served, as is a kids' menu and crayons. Live music is hosted most nights. Sit out on the patio when the weather is nice.
BAROAK is open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
In-room dining is available all day via BAROAK. Kids' menu options are included.
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All About the Extras
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
Located on the second floor, the fitness center has a small selection of cardio machines and free weights. It's open 24/7.
Loews Loves Pets
Dogs and cats are welcome at the Loews Annapolis Hotel -- so much that the hotel offers a gourmet room service menu just for them! Bowls, mats, toys, treats, and pet sitting and walking services are also provided. A one-time fee of $50 applies, and up to two pets are allowed per room.
Self-parking is available for $20 per day in a parking garage behind the hotel; valet parking is $23 per day. Guests who stay in suites receive complimentary self or valet parking.
Check-in time is 4 p.m., with a late check-out time of noon.
The Art of Smart Timing
The Loews Annapolis Hotel is busiest during football games, boat shows, and inductions and commissioning weeks at the U.S. Naval Academy. Rooms sell out during these periods, so be sure to book well in advance if planning to be in Annapolis during any of those events. In terms of when to find the lowest rates, Sundays and the weeks following holidays are best. Summer and fall win in terms of weather.
The closest airport is Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). It's 26 miles (or just over a half-hour) from the hotel.
The hotel is only a 5-minute walk from downtown Annapolis, and even closer to the Annapolis Visitors Center, where Discover Annapolis Tours depart. It's a 5-minute drive (or 15-minute walk) from the U.S. Naval Academy.
For Mom and Dad
There's no need to leave the hotel for some alone time -- BAROAK has more than 70 brews available, plus handcrafted cocktails. Should you want to leave, there are plenty of restaurants and bars within walking distance of the hotel. We suggest the Red Red Wine Bar in Historic Annapolis.