Hotels in Maryland

Cottagey-cute, maybe too cute, but a good value in St. Michaels. Aveda spa on the premises.

In 2005, Ronald and Shelby Mitchell—a former D.C. ad exec and lawyer—discovered a deteriorating 1874 Colonial-style mansion, which they restored to the tune of $2 million.

Rooms may be on the small side, but this turn-of-the-20th-century row house has comfy beds with wrought-iron frames, and guests get a complimentary seat for breakfast at Chick and Ruth’s famous Delly downstairs.

Set on the Miles River, a private Chesapeake Bay inlet, this hotel is chockablock with homey touches, like fresh-baked cookies at turndown. The Colonial-style 1816 manor's design concept was inspired by the Commodore's cabin on the U.S.S.

Half the small but stylish rooms overlook the harbor; so does the roof deck, a great place to have breakfast.