Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel, Annapolis, Maryland
Annapolis , Maryland
Tel: 410 268 7555
Concierge.com's insider take:
In a city defined by its maritime heritage, it may come as a surprise that the Marriott is Annapolis's only waterfront hotel. Despite the big-name brand, the brick, mansard-roof building is in line with the surrounding architecture, topping out at five floors and holding just 150 rooms. The decor is cozy, if not particularly inspired, with oversize navy armchairs; big, plush beds; and gilt-framed nautical prints. The best room features—black-out curtains, swivel desk, and ergonomic chair—may appeal more to business travelers than vacationers. But most of the rooms have water views, so you can gaze out at the Woodwind schooner, which casts off on day sails from the dock along "Ego Alley," a busy passageway for yachts and powerboats. Guests can also explore town via complimentary bicycles. Guests and locals alike gather at the hotel's waterfront Pusser's Caribbean Grille for West Indian-inspired fare and sunset cocktails.