Annapolis is a quaint, walkable town on the water with scores of great places to shop, dine, and soak up our nation’s history. While it’s easily reached in a day from most Mid-Atlantic locales as well as major cities in the U.S. and beyond—thanks to BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport mere minutes away—it’s hard to stay for just the day. Plus, with so many great styles of accommodations and settings in which to stay, the choice becomes not if to stay overnight, but where. Here, we tempt you with some popular choices. 

Historic Bed & Breakfasts

If you like the idea of staying in a cozy, home-like environment in a different town, then a B&B may be right for you. In Annapolis, with more than 25 B&Bs available to out-of-town guests, there are plenty to choose from. Many are housed in historic buildings dating back centuries, with ornate architecture that makes it easy to imagine gracing the doors of these special places many years ago. Knowledgeable and friendly owners give visitors an inside glimpse of what to see and do in the area, another bonus to staying at a B&B. Plus, the hearty homemade breakfasts served there make a great way to start the day. 

Chez Amis B&B

Full-service hotels 

Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay boasts nearly 11,000 hotel rooms, ranging from simple no-frilled properties to nationally recognized chains. Whether you're traveling with the kids, flying solo, or on a romantic getaway, we have the combination that's right for you. They all provide convenience: whether that means staying within walking distance of everything in historic Annapolis or being a stone’s throw away from BWI Airport (visit, you can always find what you’re looking for. 

Alternative lodging 

Maybe you’re coming to the Annapolis area to celebrate a special occasion, and want to stay somewhere truly unforgettable. Or perhaps you just like the idea of doing things a little differently when you travel. Whatever the reason, we can accommodate a unique overnight stay

How about a “boat & breakfast” to truly get the feel of Annapolis’ waterside community? Where else can you enjoy a sunset cruise, star gaze, and wake up to gentle bay breezes and a homemade breakfast? 

You might also be interested in renting a house for your stay. You’ll get a real feel for what it’s like to be a resident of Annapolis, where neighborhoods tend to have a ‘tucked-away’ feel but are minutes to the activity of the historic downtown area. 

Environmentally-conscious choices

If you make environmentally-conscious choices at home, chances are they remain a priority when you’re traveling. If so, you’ll be right in step with many lodging establishments in the Annapolis area, whose owners recognize that our beautiful environment is the most precious resource we have—and they do everything they can to keep it that way.  

From solar paneling to eco-friendly laundering services and beyond, several local establishments have incorporated environmentally-friendly practices into their daily operations. Our lodging partners that have been designated Green by the Maryland Green Travel program or by Sustainable Annapolis through the Annapolis Environmental Stewardship Certification Program are marked as such in our lodging directory. 

For your convenience, our website directory provides you with lodging choices broken down by several different selection criteria.