Historic Inns of Annapolis

58 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401, United States
(3 star hotel)
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Good (3.0 out of 5.0) 4 reviews
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Governor Calvert House

by written on April 26, 2005

I have not stayed here, but it gets slightly better reviews than the sister property the Maryland Inn but with a less ideosyncratic design. The Historic Inns also include the Robert Johnson House.

This property got its name as might be infered from the fact that it was once lived in by a Maryland governor named Calvert. In this case, there were actually TWO Maryland governors named Calvert who lived here. The website says:

It was originally a one and a half story structure with a gambrel roof. Its earliest occupant, Charles Calvert, was cousin to the fifth Lord Baltimore, and governor of Maryland from 1720 to 1727. His daughter inherited the house in 1735 and lived there with her husband Benedict Leonard Calvert, close relation to Charles and governor of Maryland from 1727 to 1731.

Then, in 1764 much of the building was destroyed by fire, and the Calverts moved to the country. The remains of the house were rebuilt as a two story Gregorian style building which was used as barracks by the state of Maryland until 1784.

The property was purchased in 1854 by the mayor of Annapolis, Abram Claude. Claude enlarged the building, and endowed it with Victorian features. The house was privately owned through the 1900's

..Paul Pearson purchased it and proposed plans for its restoration and expansion into a large Inn. His collaboration with Historic Annapolis, led to the archaeological research that uncovered several architectural features of the original building.

One of the most remarkable is the hypocaust, a greenhouse heating system that was discovered in the basement of the building. The hypocaust continues to attract tourists visiting Annapolis. In 1984 the addition of the ballroom and atrium were completed. ..

Unique Quality: There are fifty-four guest rooms so it is a little bigger than the Maryland Inn.

Their website says: All historic rooms are equipped with modern amenities such as Cable TV, hairdryers, dataports, phones, and private baths. There are also luxury suites, featuring Historic King or Queen Beds. Depending on your vantage point, you can enjoy a view of the State House, the waterfront, or Main Street. The building faces the State House on one side and Colonial Gardens on the other.

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Drummer's House

by written on April 26, 2005

I don't think I have stayed in any of the Historic Inns.

In addition to the Maryland Inn with 44 rooms in and unusual wedge shaped configuration also includes the Governor Calvert House and the Robert Johnson House.

The Historic Inns feature 124 Annapolis accommodations, all handsomely restored and tastefully furnished in original and reproduction antiques. All accommodations in Annapolis, MD offer modern amenities such as Cable TV, hairdryers, dataports, phones, and private baths. There are historic suites available.

ROOM GRID showing room types available

11 Kings
51 Queens
32 Double Doubles
26 Single Doubles
4 Twin

Most rooms at this time of year seem to be $179/night plus tax.

This place would be convenient to stay in if you were attending the legislative meetings which are right across the street. However there is basically no parking.

History from the website:

Unique Quality: In 1712, Philemon Lloyd of .. Eastern Shore had a lot surveyed, which was to be used by the drummer of the town. The drummer, an alternative to the town crier, was unique in Maryland. His duties were to convey public information through a variety of complex drumbeats. One of his duties was to call Maryland's General Assembly to session. If a member of the Assembly failed to appear by the third drum roll, he was fined one hundred pounds of tobacco. The drummer was also charged with keeping the town gate. The gate was to keep cattle out of town and was located one block from Church Circle..[on] West Street.

William Butterfield was drummer in the 1750's. He was paid five pounds per year for beating the drum and keeping the gate and he could earn fees for beating the drum on special occasions...A court order established fines for beating the drum at unseemly hours of the night. The order indicates that drummers sometimes indulged in enough rum and madeira at one of the taverns in Annapolis as to encourage jubilant and rowdy behavior.

In 1772, the front part of the inn was build. Eleven delegates of the 1786 U.S. Congress stayed here and in 1898, Spanish Admirals held as prisoners of war were quartered here.

Directions: State Circle near Main Street

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In the Historical District

by written on November 20, 2003

We didn't stay here but I loved the structure so much I had to take some pictures and find out more about it.

Unique Quality: There were several owners in the next several decades and in 1953 it was acquired by owners who became aware of the Inn's importance in Maryland's history. They began restoration designed to return its colonial appearance and to adapt its historic accommodations to modern requirements. Since 1970, the Inn's present owners have completed its restoration. Colors used are those of the Inn's Victorian period, when it significantly expanded and many antique furnishings were added to guest rooms and public spaces.

Directions: Top of Main Street

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Treaty of Paris,

by written on August 24, 2002

Treaty of Paris,
Historic Inns of Annapolis
58 State Circle
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Historic Inns of Annapolis is comprised of three
inns in the heart of downtown Annapolis.
Treaty of Paris Restaurant
for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Happy Hour in
the Drummer's Lot Pub and music/drinks in the King of France Tavern.
$100 per night with special package. Call for reservations.

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Address: 58 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401, United States

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Amenities at Historic Inns of Annapolis

  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
  • Business Services
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet

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