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Scarborough Fair B&B

801 South Charles Street , Baltimore, MD 21230 USA (Show map)
102 Reviews
$179 - $259
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Scarborough Fair Bed & Breakfast is perfectly situated for business and pleasure travelers. Located in the heart of the historic district of Federal Hill, only 2 blocks from the Inner Harbor, 4 blocks from the Convention Centers and central business district, and a short walk to the sports venues. Scarborough Fair is a Georgian-style building. Its gabled and dormered roof and bricks laid in Flemish bond indicate it is one of the oldest structures in the neighborhood, dating to 1801. A block east on Montgomery, one can view the original cobblestone paving typical of the area in the 1800's. One block further, the visitor who climbs the steps to Federal Hill is rewarded with the best panoramic view of the Baltimore harbor. Also nearby in the Federal Hill community are wonderful small bistros, quaint shops and the renowned Cross Street Market, where residents and visitors shop for fresh meats, produce and seafood. Relax in your room upon arrival and take with you a complimentary beverage from the dining room cupboard, where ice in abundance is always available. In late afternoon, you'll find sweet treats in the dining room as well. Pull something from the shelf of the cozy library/gathering room - perhaps a volume which tells you the history of Federal Hill, or a brochure suggesting activities for your stay.

Rooms & Rates

F. Scott Fitzgerald Room

On the first floor you will find the F. Scott Fitzgerald room which welcomes you with its casual luxury in mellow golds, silvers, grays and blues. From the teal velvet upholstered and tufted queen sized bed to the fireplace with antique mantel and the author-inspired art, you will feel as if the Fitzgerald's have welcomed you into their own home. There is a bathroom with walk-in shower en suite. This room is a consistent favorite of our many business guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Hickory Vale Room

The next first floor room is the Hickory Vale, fitted with shades of calming blue and crisp clean white, the space embraces you in romantic relaxation. The queen-sized carved Victorian bed has its canopy dressed with fine lace. With its ten foot ceilings, gas fireplace and double person whirlpool tub/shower combination you have landed in the lap of luxury. This room is directly off the dining room, allowing you to be only steps away from your morning coffee and complimentary beverages.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Franklin Room

Located on the second floor, the Franklin room is our smallest and most peaceful room. With its shades of warm amber and russet, iron bed and antique oak furniture, this room is the perfect retreat for any traveler. The private bath is across the hall with a tub and shower combination. Soft, fluffy robes are provided.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Brothers Grimm Room

Located on the 2nd floor, the Brothers Grimm room is inspired by the fairy tales of the dark forests collected & published nearly 200 years ago. With the most windows of any of our rooms, it offers offers an abundance of natural light with blinds to block it all out when needed. The hand painted walls in variegated blues, greens and browns reflect the skies, trees, and earth in the heart of the forest as you slumber in your choice of a king-sized bed or 2 twin-sized beds, or read by the gas fireplace. Private bath across the hall with combined tub/shower. Robes are provided for added comfort.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Roundhill Room

The second floor also houses the Round Hill room, decorated in shades of raspberry with carved antique mahogany queen-size bed. The gas fireplace and large attached bath with double person whirlpool/shower offer unlimited romantic potential. The windows overlook the shady oak trees that line historic East Montgomery Street.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Edgar Allan Poe Suite

Inspired by the loves and works of this intriguing and romantic genius. Envelope yourself in paneled walls, rich plums, calming grays, luxurious velvets & sateens as you curl up in the plush parlor area beside the oversized mantle and fireplace, or write out postcards in your own mini office. The velvet upholstered King-Sized Select Comfort mattress with dual control and 400 thread count jacquard sheets offer the utmost in made to fit relaxation. Unwind under the steamy sprays of an oversized rain shower head with eight customizable settings in the large bath with combination shower/tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Services4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.6

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Great weekend away

5 on June 03, 2013

From the moment we arrived Barry and his staff were incredibly attentive, gracious and very nice. The inn is located close to the Inner Harbor, Camden Yards and great restaurants and shopping! Our room and bathroom were clean and very comfortable. The breakfasts were delicious! Even my picky husband cleaned his plate! The cookies that were available every afternoon and evening were a very welcome sweet treat! We will always stay here when we come to Baltimore!!

Scarborough Fair - May 2013

4.8 on May 21, 2013

Excellent B&B - attention to detail & neighborhood charm abound! The owners take pride in the upkeep and amenities of this property. just a short walk from Camden Yard, Inner Harbor, and the Federal Hill neighborhood. Chase was very helpful in providing information, assistance, and ensuring that our stay was enjoyable. A great weekend getaway - we will be returning!

Very pleasant stay in April 2013

5 on April 19, 2013

Located just two blocks from Inner Harbor, an easy and safe walk. Purple bus stop just 1/2 block way. Parking very convenient, located at an off street lot. Many restaurants within two block area. The breakfasts were excellent and different from the normal breakfast menu. Rooms nicely decorated and clean. Sheets and towels were the highest quality. Owners very helpful in making the most of our Baltimore two night visit. We definitely plan on staying here again!


4.2 on December 20, 2012

My husband and I were last weekend as a much needed time away. I have to say Scarborough Fair is absolutely gorgeous. It is beautifully decorated for the Christmas season, so charming and such detail in it all. We had the Edgar Allen Poe Room and loved it (minus the freaky gargoyles on top of the fireplace. We hid those during our stay). The bed is divine as well as those sheets! The food was exceptional. Especially those bacon spice cookies! I have to say the one disappointment I had is that the owner was away. The boy in charge wasn't all that familiar with the area and for newbies like my husband and I, I really was hoping we had someone to help us along our way. He was so sweet and accommodating just not that informative. But we loved our stay and I would go back in a HEARTBEAT!!!

Great Experience - Incredible Breakfast

4.8 on November 26, 2012

I stayed two nights at the Scarborough Fair B&B and it was great. I had an incredible room (The Hickory Vale room) with a giant jet tub. It was really nice. The overall feel of the place makes you very much at home. I arrived late the first night and there were cookies waiting for me when I got there. And the real show stopper is breakfast. The continental breakfast is amazing on it's own, but the full breakfast is worth every penny. One of the best breakfasts I think I have ever had. Everything is made fresh on site and it tastes that way. I want to go back just for breakfast.

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Location Type

Federal Hill, Inner Harbor, City


Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington) 15 miles

Directions to property:

15 minutes easy access via MD-295 into Baltimore City

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Ravens Stadium, Inner Harbor, National Aquarium, Baltimore Convention Center, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, MD Science Center, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery, Zoo, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Kayaking, Volleyball Courts, Trapeze School, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

Inn Details

Establishment type

Urban Inn, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Telephone , Oversized Shower heads with 8 adjustable settings, In-Room DVD Players, Baltimore Sun, Guest refrigerator w/ complimentary beverages, 65% Bamboo/35% Egyptian Cotton Towels, Verde bath amenities from Gilchrist & Soames

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Kayaking, Volleyball Courts, Trapeze School, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3-6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: 12+
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends only
  • Deposit Amount Required: one night or half of total stay, whichever is more
  • Cancellations: Due to our intimate size, cancellations affect our business greatly. When you make a reservation, your room is taken out of availability and we refuse business. When situations arise that necessitate a cancellation, we sympathize, however we adhere to a strict cancellation policy: * All cancellations, including shortened stays, are subject to a $50 cancellation fee. AND * The reservation deposit, less the cancellation fee, will be refunded based on the number of days that are re-booked. No-shows will be charged the full amount of the reservation.



Barry Werner & Jeff Finlay

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Cooking, traveling, reading, entertaining.

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  • Time Served: 8-10 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten-Free



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801 South Charles Street , Baltimore, MD 21230 USA (Show map)

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