Rachael's Dowry Bed and Breakfast

637 Washington Blvd. , Baltimore, MD 21230 USA (Show map)


Welcome to Rachael's Dowry in the heart of Baltimore City. The Inn has a quiet charm that takes you back to the early 19th Century. Each room is appointed with Federal antiques that tastefully blend period furnishings with modern comforts. The Bed and Breakfast is an easy stroll to the Baltimore Convention Center, Inner Harbor, and many Baltimore Sites. The accommodations are located across the street from Camden Yards and the Ravens M&T Stadium. Guests can also venture out on the town for a taste of Baltimore's Nightlife, or spend a quiet evening with your special someone in our secluded courtyard.




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

Excellent Weekend, Major Value, Great for Camden Yards

5 on October 18, 2013

Very pleased with the accomodations at Rachael's Dowry. Full of value for the location and parking. Camden Yards is right outside of the window. A few blocks from the convention center and inner harbor. The food was outstanding and was full of local flare. Quiet retreat and elegant decor make for a pleasant stay. Would highly recommend.

Wonderful experience

5 on June 28, 2013

What a wonderful B & B. Great location, spectacular service, attention to details. The owner took care of every need including gluten-free pancakes and muffins. Plenty to do near by so we parked our car for two days and enjoyed the Inner Harbor and a couple of baseball games. We would highly recommend Rachael's Dowry!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a great review, you made us all smile today.

- Tish and Norman (innkeeper)

Fantastic Location, Service, and Comfort!

5 on June 26, 2013

Recent 3 night stay, and the attention to detail was fabulous! From the perfect directions, warmly greeted late arrival, and comfortable rooms, to the fantastic breakfast with gluten-free muffins, we couldn't ask for anything more! Great location to walk to baseball or football games, but we walked to inner harbor and avoided any parking cost or hassle. We felt welcomed and comfortable from the first minute, and each breakfast was a treat!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. You made my day!!!! Have a great weekend - hope to see you again. Warm regards, Tish

- Tish (innkeeper)

Best Bed + Breakfast we have ever stayed in

5 on June 20, 2013

This review is well deserved, this is truly the best bed and breakfast we have ever stayed in. We have tried many with the states and this exceeded all others. The room was so large and the bathroom was the best, the vintage claw foot bathtub was wonderful and brought back my childhood memories, the shower was so large definantly not the usual B&B. The host was very informative on the history of the house and great with suggestions of places to visit in the area. We were their for the Red Sox games and will return in the future. PS the bed was the most comfortable. The table settings at breakfast were very nice and the meal was wonderful.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you again and again for the nice review - Tish

- Tish (innkeeper)

Exceeded Expectations

5 on June 19, 2013

Two night stay to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Rachel's Dowry is a great place to stay. Best location, in walking distance to Camden Yards, shops, restaurants, free public transportation....not need to use a vehicle at any time. The inn is a very peaceful, relaxing place dating back to the 1700s. The inn keeper made you feel at home and was very knowledgeable...he was a great host. Breakfast was excellent. Couldn't ask for anything better.

B & B Jewel in Baltimore

5 on September 27, 2012

My wife and I just spent three excellent nights at Rachael's Dowry, uniquely situated in an old residential enclave, just a stone's (or baseball) throw from Camden Yards. This 1790 colonial home offers wonderfully comfortable and detailed rooms, warm hospitality, excellent and imaginative breakfasts and a fantasic location from which to explore Baltimore or take in sporting events at the two nearby stadiums. Our particular room, featuring a first-rate king sized poster bed, in a spacious room, overlooking an enclosed courtyard, where we took our daily glass of red, was of the finest quality, with modern comfort in "Victorian" style. Host Tish, was a delight and made every effort to ensure our every need was looked after. For whatever takes you to Baltimore, give full consideration to Rachael's Dowry as a place to stay!

A dream come true

5 on August 25, 2012

My husband and I got married at Rachael's Dowry and it was a dream come to life. We searched everywhere for a place to have an intimate wedding with only our family, Tish and Norman graciously opened their doors to work with us and let ua have the wedding we envisioned. Every detail was perfect! Our family from out of town stayed at the inn and had nothing but womderful things to say about their stay and the services they received (they raved about breakfast too!). We absolutely love the inn and would recommend it to anyone. Thanks for everything Tish and Norman!!!

Wonderful B&B

5 on July 05, 2012

Stayed at Rachael's Dowry for our 6 year anniversary and it was wonderful. Norman was a great host and made our stay relaxing and enjoyable. Very nice house inside with comfortable bed and quiet air conditioned rooms. Great flower garden out front. Convenient location to everything in Baltimore. We walked to Inner Harbor and you can literally see Camden Yards outside your window. Orioles game and firework night on Friday! Just a great visit. We will definitely return

Convenient location at a reasonable price

4.8 on July 01, 2012

What a wonderful place to stay in Baltimore. So close to Inner Harbor and right across the street from Camden Yards. My wife, son and I were met by Norman upon our arrival who was very nice and made us feel at home as did the Inn itself. Just something you can't get a any hotel. Parking was included with the room price. I myself appreciated the complimentary wine provided in the evening.

Best place to stay in Baltimore

5 on June 24, 2012

My boyfriend and I took our first vacation together last year in July. He wanted to make it extra special, so he picked Rachael's Dowry on a whim... neither one of us had ever stayed at a Bed & Breakfast before. Our host, Norman, was AMAZING! He greeted us outside and walked us in, gave us a quick, but thorough, tour of the home, and offered recommendations of points of interest throughout the city. The breakfasts were FANTASTIC. Very pleased overall. Will not be staying anywhere else in Baltimore from now on.

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Rooms & Rates

Ella Virginia

A grand suite of rooms, including and antechamber, full bath with soaking tub and spacious bedroom located on the third floor of the main house. Here you will find a comfortable seating area overlooking the city.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $239

Letitia Mae

*Queen Sized Bed *Private Bath with shower *FREE WiFi access *Flat Screen HDTV with 70 channels *DVD Player in T.V. *Comfortable, Antique decor *100% Cotton Linens and High Thread Count Hypo-Allergenic Bedding *Personal Concierge services *Historic Inn and environs

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $219

Carrie Frank

Carrie Frank Room- 1st. fl. private entrance off courtyard, 2 rm., 2 bed suite. in original kitchen.

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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $249

Audrey Genevieve

A suite of rooms including an antechamber, full master bath with double sinks, spacious bedroom with seating area that overlooks the front garden. The room is comfortably furnished with period pieces and a king-sized canopy-bed. A large black marble fireplace with operable logs, 12 foot ceilings and game table complete the setting.

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $249


A nicely appointed guest room off of the main house. This room boasts 12 foot ceilings, a large black marble fireplace with operable logs, and a comfortable king sized four-poster bed. A beautiful antique vanity with vessel sink and other period furnishings complete the restful atmosphere. There is a private 3/4 bath with large shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $209


Situated on the third floor, at the top of the grand staircase, this room features 18th century style windows that overlook the courtyard and heritage magnolia tree. The room includes a Maryland antique queen sized four-poster bed, an antique vanity with vessel sink and other period furnishings. The 18th century mantel, which was moved from the dining room during the 1858 Victorian renovation, contains an operable log set. There is a private 3/4 bath with large shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

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Location Type

Inner Harbor, Oriole Park Camden Yard Baseball, Baltimore City, Airport, Downtown, Urban


Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington) 10 miles

Directions to property:

Easy Access Md 295 Into Baltimore, next to Camden Yards

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Library, Parking, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , White Noise Sleep/Sound Machine, Claw Tubs in select rooms, Clock Radios with mp3 Docking Stations, Parking in Private Lot please inquire, Free WIFI for all guests, Fridge and Ice Machine

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 P.M.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 A.M.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Cigars and Pipes only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: An authorization for your reservation will be taken upon reservation. The charge will be made to your card on file upon arrival.
  • Cancellations: Deposits will be refunded for all cancellations of reservations received ten days prior to check-in, less a thirty-five dollar admin fee. Cancellations received less than ten days prior to check-in will result in forfeiture of deposit.
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Linda Smith

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

A way to stay busy after stepping away from the tech industry.

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  • Time Served: 7:00-10:00 A.M.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Apple Raisin French Toast Strata
A simple but elegant strata filled with apples and raisins and served with hot, Maryland maple syrup


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