Scarborough Fair B&B

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

About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

A very nice B&B, with some reservations.

3.4 on January 12, 2017

Scarborough was quite nice. The Inn Keeper was very accommodating and personable, and I would rate the customer service as excellent. We got a great price on the room, as a winter special, and I believe the room was an excellent value at that price. That said, I would not rate the room and cuisine as worth the normal price, which was double what we paid. Breakfast was a plain waffle and chicken sausage, with juice and coffee, and that's it. It was good, but was not up to the standard we've come to expect from many top B&Bs we've stayed at, some in Baltimore. The sheets are quite possibly the most comfortable I've ever slept in, and the fireplace was a very nice addition to the room. The location is excellent as well, and we loved having a private entrance to our room, from the street. We enjoyed our stay, and would return again, as the discounted rate. I feel the room, and particularly the bathroom could use some updating, and the cuisine could be taking up a notch or two, to justify the full price of this room.


Excellent Stay!

5 on January 03, 2017

I would highly recommend this establishment, either for business or leisure. Excellent rooms. The staff was super helpful as well. Even provided me with an umbrella to travel the city with in the rain since I had left mine home. Thanks again Jiim and staff.


Will stay there again

4.8 on December 27, 2016

Spent a weekend there for the army navy football game. We loved the room. The weather was cold that weekend and we loved having the fireplace in the room. The kitchen was decorated for Christmas and was absolutlely charming. We will come back.


Small Piece of Heaven

5 on December 10, 2016

My niece and I stayed in Baltimore for her 15th birthday trip and it was more lovely than expected! Wonderful breakfast to start our daily adventure! Thank You Barry!


GREAT BAE-CATION

4.8 on November 16, 2016

It was a lovely bed and breakfast. Perfect for a quick getaway with my partner. I would definitely recommend Scarborough Fair to my family and friends.


A great stay in Baltimore

5 on October 25, 2016

My wife & I wanted an easy weekend getaway from DC. The Scarborough Fair B&B was terrific. The host(s) were responsive ahead of time. Pleasant greeting on arrival. We had a large room with a creative & large bathroom. The room had a working gas fireplace which we used. The bed was extremely comfortable. One of the best breakfasts I have had at any B&B. Hosts provided excellent dining advice. South Baltimore/Federal Hill is a unique place. We were close to home but felt like we were in a special place. Altogether, an outstanding B&B.


Outstanding

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.


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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

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Location

Location Type

Federal Hill, Inner Harbor, City

Airport

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

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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

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Policies

  • 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 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.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Barry Werner & Jeff Finlay

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

Cooking, traveling, reading, entertaining.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten-Free


Recipes

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Deals

Hot Deal

25% off Rooms

Regular Rate: $259 now $199.20 (23% Savings:)

Stay any time from January until March and receive 25% off the room rate. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Cannot be applied to reservations that are canceled and re-booked or to holiday/special events rates. Please contact the inn directly at +1-877-954-2747 to redeem this deal.

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