Phoenix Risin' Bed and Breakfast

1429 Bolton Street , Baltimore, MD 21217 USA (Show map)


When you enjoy a stay at Phonenix Risin' Bed & Breakfast you can feel your rebirth begin. What's more, you can be reborn seven (7) days a week, 365 days per year! Each of our three beautifully decorated rooms offers a different experience. And, to compliment your stay,we offer breakfasts ranging from continental to hearty country to gourmet. For those of you who are vegetarian, we also offer delicious vegan breakfasts. You will also find that Phoenix Risin' is a fabulous place to hold weddings, photo shoots, receptions, rehearsal or birthday dinners, or luncheon or dinner meetings. The large open living room - dining room area with white oak parque floors, 14' ceilings, a baby grand piano, and it is filled with ethnic art. There is a separate breakfast room that can also be used for small meetings. We also offer fax, copier, and wireless internet services to business guests and meeting participants.



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  • Guest room3.6
  • Service3.8
  • Value3.8
  • Cleanliness3.7
  • Onsite Dining3.8

Great return stay

5 on January 27, 2013

I have been hosted at Phoenix Risin on three separate occasions in the past 18 months. It has always been a very pleasant experience. I was greeted on each occasion with a smile, glass of wine, and charm. My room was very clean with warm, silk, sheets. Breakfast was served each morning. I love Phoenix Risin and recommend it highly.

Relaxing Getaway

4.0 on July 26, 2012

My husband and I frequent B&Bs and this time we were not let down. The host, Janice, was very kind and accommodating. The breakfast was delicious. We recommend it to anyone.

A Great Over Night Stay

5 on December 27, 2011

My stay at Phoenix Risin' was one of the best and most pleasant stays that I experienced in quite a while. The accommodations were excellent. The room was very comfortable and beautifully decorated. The whole place made you feel like you were right at home. I thought the formal setting room that had the walls covered with art was exquisite. Some of the art was by artist that I knew which made me feel even more at home. The host was very knowledgeable about the city and very helpful. I wish I could have stayed longer.

my experience of the bed and breakfast

3.6 on December 12, 2011

The stay was nice the service was a slow, but the owner made up for that with her pleasant attitude.I will definetly recommend to my friends.

Great home from home

4.2 on May 22, 2011

From the moment I was welcomed with a glass wine to the moment I left after a hearty breakfast brunch this was a home from home experience.

Thumbs up for Janice

4.4 on December 02, 2010

Phoenix Risin’ provides convenience and charm with a personal touch. We find it to be the perfect place to stay in the heart of Baltimore, at a reasonable price, and Bolton Hill is a beautiful neighborhood. The location is especially convenient for us, since our son is a student at Maryland Institute College of Art, just a couple blocks away, also in the Bolton Hill/Mount Vernon area. Our room on the third floor was charming and quiet. Janice Orr is a wonderful and attentive hostess. Using ingredients fresh from the farmer’s market, she whips up a delightful breakfast, providing charm and conversation as she cooks. We love Janice and intend to make Phoenix Risin’ our regular Baltimore destination.

Will not return

1.2 on October 26, 2010

Rooms and bathrooms were unsanitary. We were told bkfast would be ready at 8:15am. When we arrived it wasn't even begun. There was a broken glass window in our room. No heat, you had to ask the owner. Roach motels under the bed. We informed out owner that we would leave at 8:30 on Sunday. She was never there to see us leave. We gave up on breakfast. It was like renting a room on Craigs List rather than a B&B.

Innkeeper Response
This review shows that sometimes, no matter how hard we try, we can't please everyone. If our inn was as terrible as reported, we would not be celebrating our 11th year in business, Valentine's Day 2011. We took note of everything the reviewer said and even changed one of the companies we use, even tho we have no pests. We will continue to try to make our guests as comfortable, and relaxed as we want all guests to feel. We want guests to leave feeling renewed and wanting to come back.

- Janice Orr (Owner/innkeeper)

Great Stay

4.4 on June 14, 2010

We enjoyed our comfortable and relaxing stay. The premises are well-kept and the location is great for seeing the city. The host was very friendly and accommodating, and we had a great breakfast.

Wonderful B&B

4.0 on May 05, 2010

The B&B is absolutely lovely and in a charming Baltimore neighborhood convenient to many of the places we needed to get to, including Penn sattion for those using MARC or Amtrak. Janice is very kind and accommodating, wonderful to spend time with.

Four thumbs up

4.8 on October 06, 2009

I see most of the other reviews for this Bed and Breakfast are similar to ours. We enjoyed it very much, and happily recommend it. Those who didn’t enjoy it don’t seem to “get it.” A Bed and Breakfast is NOT a luxury hotel. They typically don’t have valet parking, room service or bell boys. If you want all of the amenities of a luxury hotel, I suggest you stay in a luxury hotel. A good Bed and Breakfast is more like a canvas, and the owner is the artist. The idea is to have a charming, clean, peaceful place to stay, and perhaps a unique experience to enhance your travels. We enjoyed the Phoenix Risin’ very much for just that reason. If you are adventurous, check it out. If you want your stay to be forgettable, stay at the Marriot.

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Rooms & Rates

Sedona Room

The Sedona Room offers you the experience of serenity found America's Native American West. Decorated with Native American art and artifacts, you get the feeling of being in the midst of the Sedona Mountain range. The room contains a brass Queen bed, large closet with fluffy robes, hard wood floors, ceiling fan, TV, and a writing desk. It also has its own coffee maker, coffee grinder, cups, bottled H2O, gourmet coffees, flavored cappucinos, hot dhocolates and ciders, and international teas.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $0 - $110

Haitian Room

The Haitian (La Petite Haiti) Room is an in-town island getaway. It is sun filled and has high ceilings, a ceiling fan, hardwood floors, a Queen sized bed, a coffee maker, coffee grinder, gourmet coffees, flavored cappucinos, hot chocolate, hot ciders, bottled water, and international teas and creamers. The room also contains a TV, iron, ironing board, and large closet with fluffy robes. It has a rattan sitting area where guests can relax in-room. The room is also filled with Haitian art and artifacts; and is large enough to fit a queen areo bed. It has wireless internet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $0 - $135

Serengeti Room

The Serengeti Room engulfs you in African culture. The room is filled with African art and artifacts. It also contains two twin beds that can be converted into a King bed. Both beds rest under mosquito netting that can be used all year. The hardwood floors blends wonderfully with the floor to ceiling bookshelves, the marble fireplace and wooden beamed ceiling. There is also a TV/DVD and wireless internet. A coffee maker with cups, gourmet coffees and international and herbal teas is also provided for room guests. The large bathroom contains a large steam shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $160

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Location Type

Historic district, City, Downtown


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, Pimlico racetrack, Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Lyric Opera House, Baltimore Museum of Art, Inner Harhor, Walters Art Gallery, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Piano, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wired internet , iron - in room, ice machine - on site, flavored cocoa, apple ciders, cappucinos - in room, central air/heat, space heaters, and thermostat e, gourmet coffees, herbal/international teas/chi - i, heated mattress pads, down comforters - in room

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade

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  • Check In:: 3:30 pm to 7 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:30 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Yes Smoking allowed in special areas
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two nights
  • Deposit Amount Required: Guests are generally required to stay a minimum of two nights and to guarantee the first night. Those persons using checks must submit the it at least one month in advance. Policy subject to change.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations must be made at least seven days prior to the arrival date. If guests cancel less than seven days, it will result in forfeiture of the deposit and guests will be billed for the entire amount, unless we are able to re-rent your room. Policy is subject to change.
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Janice Orr

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  • Time Served: 8 AM/Guest Choice
  • Serving Location: Patio (in good weather), Breakfast Room, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gourmet/Hearty/Vegan

Signature Dish

Fried Chicken and Waffles
A hearty dish that is served only upon request. Fresh fruit is always served, along with a wide array of juices (pear, peach, pomergranate, cranberry, mango, apricot, guava, banana-strawberry, V-8 fruit/vegetable juice blends). Sometimes we even have orange juice.

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