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
Rooms & Rates
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.
by Tom A
We stayed here for the sailboat show. The location is good but is a ways from the city dock area. It's walkable, but public transportation is good, especially if you're going to be walking around the show and downtown Annapolis. The room was quiet and comfortable. I did use the exercise facility which was fairly empty both mornings. There's a good equipment selection. We had one breakfast in the restaurant. The food was excellent however the service was slow and the restaurant was fairly empty (~10:00 AM). We used the valet parking and for the most part the car was ready quickly with one exception. We would stay there again if we are in Annapolis.
The hotel is centrally located and walking distance to downtown. The place is beautiful. I don't know how old it is but it looks new. The room was perfect. It had all the amenities and was comfortable and clean. The restaurant in the hotel was delightful. It servesthree meal each day. The wait staff is pleasant and friendly. When I return to Annapolis I will come back again.
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.
Planning & Tips
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.