Flag House Inn

24 Randall St , Annapolis, MD 21401-1720 USA (Show map)


The perfect location in downtown Annapolis with free on-site parking, free wi-fi, multiple room configurations, private baths, and in-room cable TV. On the block connecting the historic waterfront and the U.S. Naval Academy in the National Historic District, Flag House Inn offers five guest rooms (including a two-room suite). Enjoy a large, hot breakfast before visiting Flag House’s beautiful and historic neighborhood Splendid interiors are filled with original naval and nautical art and memorabilia, fine paintings, antiques, and reproductions. The large front porch, flying the state or national flags of guests, greets you with swings and teak benches. Our web site will allow speedy booking with up to date choices of available rooms. Deposit required, minimum stays may be required for weekends and popular events



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Perfect stay

4.8 on May 14, 2018

Marty a great host and entertaining. Location was ideal for the visit to the Naval Academy and for touring Annapolis he had a tremendous amount of information about the city and surrounding area. Food was fantastic and atmosphere peaceful, stayed in a lot of B&B's all over the nation, Flag House is one of the best. Thanks so much Marty for the service and conversation. Hope to see you again. Ron & Amy Keaton

Innkeeper Response
Hi Ron & Amy, thanks so much for the very positive review. We are having so much fun in our new career and it's the interesting people like you that make this new career so great. You really wore out the porch while here, that's one of the best features in addition to the location, food and onsite parking We are soon to get all our things fully moved in and then we'll we working on even more tweaks to improve the experience - come back another time! Best Regards Marty Etzel

- Marty Etzel (Owner)

Wonderful visit!

4.4 on March 25, 2018

We really enjoyed our stay with Marty at the Flag House Inn. The inn was clean, the food was wonderful, and you can't beat the location - just a few steps from the Naval Academy and a half-block from the main docks and downtown Annapolis. Bonus: Marty takes breakfast requests, but I'd just let him do his thing - he's a terrific chef!

Innkeeper Response
Hi thanks for your nice review, it was wonderful to host your family, and since you were the only group staying with us, it was easy to tailor the menu to your group.... Yep, the location is terrific ... please consider us again in the future!

- Marty Etzel (innkeeper)

superb B&B

5 on December 02, 2017

Delightful hosts, warm and engaging, delicious organic breakfasts, an historic house with very interesting antiques and a comfortable sitting room. So enjoyed meeting Charlotte and Bill. A memorable stay. And would return next time when in Annapolis.

Innkeeper Response
We would love to have you stay with us next time you are in Annapolis. So please you enjoyed your visit with us here at Flag House Inn.

- Charlotte Schmickle (innkeeper)

Perfect Place for your Annapolis Visit

5 on November 20, 2017

My husband and I always stay at B&B's on vacation so we have some special criteria before we book a place: #1 - Off-street parking #2 - Walkable to restaurants, shops, bars, sights, etc. #3 - A delicious full breakfast that will get us through the day #4 - Rooms are clean, beds are comfy and there's good hot water pressure for showers. Well, let me assure you the Flag House Inn delivers on all points !! The additional bonus we always hope fo,r but is difficult to discern from the website, is the knowledge and friendliness of the innkeepers. Charlotte and Bill are wonderful! Charlotte was so much fun to talk to we would have loved to just hang out and talk to her all day. She always steered us right for restaurants and told us what was going on locally and what we shouldn't miss. Make sure you take a tour at the Naval Academy (a very "long" walk directly across the street from the inn), go to the State House (to see where Washington resigned his commission and the naval silver exhibit, wow), do some shopping in the unique and fun shops just down the street (don't miss the Museum Store) and treat yourself to some crab cakes, mussels or whatever at the many super restaurants. The town is wonderful and the most wonderful place to stay while seeing it is the Flag House Inn !! Thank you Charlotte and Bill !! Vicki & Sean

Innkeeper Response
Hi Sorry for the late reply, what a wonderful review you have left - I could not have written a better marketing pitch, you have named our best highlights - location, off street parking, great food and comfortable beds! We have recently taken over from Bill & Charlotte and are keen on continuing the great traditions they have established over the year, with a tweak here and there.... come back another time in the future! Marty Etzel

- Marty Etzel (innkeeper)

Highly recommended

4.6 on November 08, 2017

Perfect location that's walkable to so many sites, restaurants, shops, the Academy, the harbor. Neighborhood is vibrant and busy, but once in the door at the Flag House Inn, all is quiet, relaxed, and comfortable. Hosts are delightful, interesting people with just the right balance of accessibility and support with respect for guest privacy. Good wifi, 24 hour coffee and tea, perfect breakfast with fabulous coffee and properly prepared hot tea in the morning. Off-street parking a plus, easy in and easy out.

Innkeeper Response
Even after living here for 21 years I am always amazed at how busy downtown can be but once you are back here at Flag House Inn life is so much quieter and more peaceful. We are happy to provide that atmosphere for your stay in Annapolis.

- Charlotte Schmickle (innkeeper)

Naval Academy visit

5 on November 06, 2017

The couple running the B&B were very pleasant and accommodating to our special requests. Our room was always clean and breakfast was excellent. We will be retain our next trip to Annapolis


4.8 on November 02, 2017

If the kids are having a difficult time deciding what to give the parents for a Christmas present, we STRONGLY suggest a gift certificate to the FLAG HOUSE INN!!! WOW! What an experience! We couldn't have asked for a better gift or place to stay in Annapolis. Charlotte and Bill are the perfect hosts. The house is AWESOME! So homey and welcoming. Definitely a home away from home. Our room was on the 3rd floor but it was not a difficult hike for us. The room was beautiful and spacious. A VERY comfortable king bed, a roomy couch, nice size bathroom with a another room that housed the shower and extra sink. Both are within the bedroom, not separated. A TV that was not overpowering but rather encouraging to get out and enjoy the great city and weather. The dining room was gorgeous with plenty of leg and arm room at the tables and a fireplace to boot! Food was excellent and in sufficient amounts. We even had access to the small kitchen to store left overs from a night on the town. Bill kindly parked our car for us when we arrived and it never moved from the spot till we checked out 2 days later. Everything of interest is within walking distance from the B&B. The Naval Academy is on the opposite side of the street less than a half block away and very visible from the cozy front porch swing. Other attractions, shopping, restaurants, etc.are a 5 minute walk down the same street. Honestly! What more could one ask for in convenience? Charlotte was a walking encyclopedia of info on the area and history of the Academy. Her little personal stories filled our ears each morning and we knew without a doubt that we were in the presence of someone who truly loves the town in which she lives. How it warmed our hearts! And so did the other guests that stayed in the B&B while we were there. A nice atmosphere for stirring up new friendships. It was not easy saying goodbye to this place and we look forward to returning in the future.

Charming Inn, Great Location

4.8 on October 29, 2017

We stayed one night at the Flag House Inn over a weekend in Annapolis. We were pleasantly surprised at the convenience of the location - within walking distance of everything we wanted to visit. The room was clean and very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and the Innkeepers were gracious and very hospitable. We would definitely visit again and highly recommend.

Innkeeper Response
It's all about location when you are in Annapolis. But, parking on site with location is the best which is why we choose Flag House Inn when we decided to buy an inn in Annapolis. So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.

- Charlotte Schmickle (innkeeper)

Perfect getaway to Annapolis!

5 on October 23, 2017

Our 4 night stay at the Flag House was exquisite and so handy to downtown, the wharf, and the Naval Academy. The owners were an absolute delight and each breakfast was to die for! Thanks for a wonderful time

A gem in the heart of Annapolis

5 on October 23, 2017

The Flag House Inn was our first B&B experience. I think we are spoiled forever now. Charlotte and Bill are the consummate hostess and host and have a canny ability to see what each of their guests are looking for in their stay. Our visit was for the Annapolis Boat Show the Navy Air Force Football game (our team lost) and a few days of touring historic Annapolis.This location was absolutely perfect for all of those. We did not need a car as everything was in easy walking distance. The Inn is beautifully appointed in such interesting historic ways, Each room is tasteful and different.Breakfast was generous and delicious and served in a delightful setting. Coffee was available at any time which was a huge plus as we arise early. Sitting on the porch watching the world go by was a small luxury. We wish we could have done it more but there was just too much else to do!!

Innkeeper Response
We thank you for your kind words and we are so pleased that your time with us here at Flag House Inn was such a delight for you (even if the football game - although a great game - turned out not in your favor at the end.) The porch will be here next time you come back for the Navy-Air Force game when played here in Annapolis.

- Charlotte Schmickle (innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates

King or twin bed rooms

Our four guest rooms accommodating up to two guests have either king or twin beds, cable TV, private bath, comfortable seating and good lighting for reading.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Two-room suite

Our two-room suite occupies the entire second floor of one of the paired townhouses that comprise Flag House Inn. The front room has a king Hickory-White pencil-post bed, love seat, wing chair and cable TV. The back room has a twin bed, large Hickory-White couch, wing chair and cable TV. There is an en suite private bath.

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

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Location Type

Chesapeake Bay, Downtown, Small town


Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington) 20 miles

Directions to property:

For GPS use street address: 24 Randall St, Annapolis MD Driving Directions: From I-95 or I-495 from Washington, DC, or I-97 from Baltimore, exit onto MD 50 east toward the Bay Bridge. Exit MD 50 at exit #24 Rowe Blvd (bear to right at end of ramp). At second traffic light turn left onto Taylor Avenue. Go two blocks until Taylor Avenue dead ends and bear to the right. After going through the curve turn right at the traffic light. You will now be on King George Street (no street sign at this point). Go to end of King George St. and turn right onto Randall Street (at Naval Academy gate). Flag House Inn is the 8th house on the right. Turn into driveway and come to the front door of #24. From the Eastern Shore of Maryland Take Hwy 50 West to exit #27 (to USNA). At very end of exit ramp turn left. Continue straight and cross the US Naval Academy Bridge. At the second traffic light turn left onto King George Street (no street sign at this point). Go the the end of King George St and turn right onto Randall Street (at USNA main gate). Flag House Inn is the 8th house on the right. Turn into driveway and come to the #24 front door.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, U.S. Naval Academy, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland State House, St. John's College, William Paca House, Hammond Harwood House, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Sports venue, University

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Library, Telephone, Walk to mass transit, Wi-Fi , on-site parking, porch, swings

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hunting, Kayaking, walking, running, segway tours, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 16:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only On front porch only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Most weekends @ two-nights, longer for special event weeks
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's stay full amount or for 2+ nights, 50% down at time of booking
  • Cancellations: Cancellation policy: Advance deposits will be refunded (minus $30 processing fee) if cancellation is made 10 days or more prior to arrival. (Exceptions - 30 day cancellation for Commissioning Week Refund policy: If you cancel your reservation within the 10 days (30 days for peak events) period prior to arrival, your advanced deposit is non-refundable. If you cancel your reservation within 48 hours of your anticipated arrival date (4:00 p.m check-in), you are responsible for the entire stay and your credit card will be charged the full amount of the stay including taxes.  Deposit: An advance deposit with check or credit card is required to confirm your reservation. Single night stays require full rate plus tax at time of reservation. Stays of two nights or more require a 50% deposit. Deposits by check will only be confirmed once check has cleared our bank
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About the innkeepers

We decided to get off the corporate merry-go-round and try something new. We have a background in property management and have been experimenting with food for years

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  • Time Served: 8:30-9:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

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