Scarborough Fair B&B

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


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.



Write A Review
  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6


5 on September 22, 2016

Great accommodations, friendly staff, great location. The only downside is no free parking, however given their location, they do have a convenient lot less then a block away that cost $15 a day.

Will come back!!

5 on August 29, 2016

Due to a happy accident where my partner and I were in town for a convention but weren't old enough to check into hotels, we decided on this B&B. To our surprise, it was very classy. The interior details have off a comforting "welcome home" vibe and features vintage decor that made it one of a kind. Fresh cookies were left out daily (I miss those) and refreshing refrigerated bottles of water were a godsend coming back from the 100+ Fahrenheit heat. There is also a mini library of literary classics for free browsing. I started my first Harry Potter book (finally, right?). We will choose this B&B over any hotel next time we're here.

my stay at Scarborough Fair in mid-August 2016

4.2 on August 20, 2016

The Scarborough Fair B&B provided a wonderful stay at an old building. My room was on the first floor, and was well-appointed. The only real complaints I had about it were that the wooden chair seemed incredibly old and fragile, and also the TV was hard to turn on most of the time. The establishment was nice and clean, and the service was wonderful. The one day I chose to eat breakfast there I was provided with a warm and delicious meal cooked by the owners, which was a nice touch. The bathroom contained an immense shower, of which the only flaw was a loose drain cap or whatever that is called. The sink tends to spray water everywhere (or at least all over me), but that appears to be more a function of the faucet design than anything else. Despite these admittedly minor flaws, I would definitely recommend this B&B to anyone seeking a place to stay for a short while in Baltimore. As a bonus, the rooms come with keys and locks, which should be of value for anyone looking for some privacy during their stay. -Sean

The perfect place to stay in Baltimore.

5 on May 25, 2016

If you are lucky enough to have come across this B&B in your search for a place to stay in Baltimore, look no further. A 6-minute walk to the Convention Center, I was made to feel right at home as soon as I walked in the door. Little things like free bottled water and unlimited hot water and tea (accessible at all hours) were priceless. My room was private, came with a desk and comfortable chairs, and a fireplace. The bathroom was immaculate and came with a luxurious bathtub and shower. The listing description was accurate and the neighborhood was quite pleasant. The hosts thought of everything, from complimentary snacks, maps and books about Baltimore, and even an umbrella when it rained (even though it wasn’t supposed to!). Wifi was free. My stay was absolutely wonderful! I’m so glad I canceled my generic hotel and chose to stay here.

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.

Location is ideal!

4.8 on October 08, 2012

This is our second visit to Scarborough Fair and again it did not disappoint us. It is such an ideal location just a few blocks from the inner harbor and a short walk from the Light Rail that you can pick up at the airport. We were warmly greeted by Lauren and the smell of fresh baked cookies filled the bottom floor. We like a room on the first floor which allows us to get in and out of our room from Montgomery Street. Breakfast is always a delicious adventure. We love trying new recipes and we have never been disappointed here. Breakfast is also a great opportunity to meet all the interesting guests. Each morning we lingered longer than usual at the breakfast table. There are the usual amenities like daily newspapers, juice, ice, fruit, DVDs, etc. but it is the personal attention that makes Scarborough Fair so special.

View More Reviews

Rooms & Rates

F. Scott Fitzgerald Room

Full Homemade Breakfasts and Housekeeping included: 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

Full Homemade Breakfasts and Housekeeping included: 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 attached bathroom with 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

Full Homemade Breakfasts and Housekeeping included: Located on the second floor with a private detached bathroom directly across the hall, 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

Full Homemade Breakfasts and Housekeeping included: Located on the second floor with a private detached bath, the Brothers Grimm room is inspired by the fairy tales of the dark forests they collected and published nearly 200 years ago. With the most windows of any of our rooms, it offers an abundance of natural light with blinds to block it all out when you require more solitude. These windows overlook the intersection of Historic Montgomery Street and South Charles. The hand painted walls in variegated blues, greens and browns reflect the whimsical skies, trees, and earth of 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 King

Round Hill Room

Full Homemade Breakfasts and Housekeeping included: 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

Edgar Allan Poe Suite

Full Homemade Breakfasts and Housekeeping included: Our largest room on the second floor is 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 with windows overlooking Historic Charles Street, 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 showerhead with eight customizable settings in the large bath with combination shower/tub.

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

Check Dates Visit Website


Location Type

Federal Hill, Inner Harbor, City


Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington) 15 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Inner Harbor, National Aquarium, Baltimore Convention Center, Ravens Stadium, MD Science Center, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn

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, Trapeze School, Volleyball Courts, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

Check Dates Visit Website


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

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends only
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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.

Check Dates Visit Website




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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten-Free