Plenty of chain hotels, as well some historical properties, can be found in the Inner Harbor area downtown. Although the area can become noisy and somewhat pricey, writers say the Inner Harbor is a very convenient location and is close to most of the city's major attractions.
Hipper neighborhoods like Fells Point also offer some properties to stay in overnight. For those on a tighter budget, hotels in northern suburbs like Hunt Valley might be a good bet. Although they too are a bit out of the way, if you have a car, they can be nice and affordable options. The lightrail also stops in Hunt Valley for a 40-minute ride downtown if you would prefer to ditch the car.
- Baltimore has the usual chain hotels available downtown, along with a few local institutions, while the B&Bs clustered around the historic waterfront area of Fell's Point make for a pleasant alternative." -- Rough Guides
- When booking a hotel or bed-and-breakfast in Baltimore, focus on the Inner Harbor, where you're likely to spend a good deal of time. The downside to staying in hotels near downtown is the noise level, which can rise early in the morning and stay up late into the night. ... For quieter options, head to neighborhoods like Fells Point and Canton." -- Fodor's