If you listen to the beat, you will hear the hum of history when you stay at our boutique accommodations that cover three unique properties - The Maryland Inn, Governor Calvert House, and Robert Johnson House.Hear William Butterfield, the drummer on Drummer's lot #49, conveying public information through the complex rhythms of the 1750s. Since 1784, when this Chesapeake Bay city served as the nation's first peacetime capital under George Washington, this lot has been the location for the legendary Maryland Inn, a popular lodging place for statesman, governors, and colonial and revolutionary war personas throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. Delegates of the 1783-1784 U.S. Congress stayed at the inn when George Washington resigned as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army and ratified the Treaty of Paris.
The original Governor Calvert House dates back to 1695 and was owned by a prominent local family who lived in the house from 1727 until the American Revolution. Governor Benedict Leonard Calvert once occupied the beautiful home and held office from 1727 to 1731. At this handsome home, history often repeats itself. Today this elegant boutique hotel is home to many state legislators each year when they convene at the Maryland State House across the street.
The Robert Johnson House was home to members of the Johnson family who were prominent city and state government officials from the 1770s to the 1800s. Today this historic property is comprised of three houses artfully restored and furnished with elegant 19th century antiques and décor.
Heritage & Timeless Traditions
Today, these three guesthouses form a collection of charming hotels in the Downtown historic district. Guests enjoy a refreshing mix of modern luxuries with Victorian elegance and the rich traditions of this charming seaport community. Embrace the history of the region and the centuries-old tradition of gracious service at the most historic hotels in Maryland. Each room shares a story of the famous guests who lodged here since the late 18th century. Dining in our 18th century restaurant, the Treaty of Paris, keeps you immersed in American lore and cuisine while reminiscing about the sights and sounds of your day.