The Best Maryland Spa Hotels

Whether you are seeking a relaxing beach vacation, a U.S. history trip with built-in R&R, or an urban staycation, there are lots of excellent spa hotels scattered throughout the state of Maryland. Maryland is best known for its Eastern Shore coastline—over 7,000 miles, total—and the mountains to the west are also full of spectacular natural beauty. For urban adventurers, Baltimore has a thriving arts culture, lots of opportunities for historical sightseeing, and is a great place to enjoy Maryland’s unique culinary culture (Old Bay, anyone?). Read on for our expert-chosen list of the best spa hotels throughout Maryland.

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Inn at Perry Cabin

The Inn at Perry Cabin

Why We Chose It

From the locally-sourced food, to the plethora of outdoor activities, to the lush grounds, there’s something for everyone at this farm turned luxury hotel.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Certified sailing instructors on staff for lessons at all levels

  • Multiple on-site dining options all serve seasonal, local foods, including some sourced from the hotel’s own gardens

  • 26-acre property is full of recreation space and beautiful waterfront scenery

Cons
  • Room rates are pricey

  • Some guest reviews note that pricing for dining and activities is confusing

So much of what you need to know about the Inn at Perry Cabin can be deduced just by looking at the hotel’s façade. The sprawling 19th century building is surrounded by lush fields and flowers, and sits feet away from the ocean. The overall effect is a scene that looks more like a fairytale castle than a former farm.

It would be understandable to spend your entire stay at Perry Cabin sitting in an Adirondack chair overlooking the ocean, or in the comfort of your room, which combine beautiful antique furniture with fireplaces, water views, and private terraces. For those who relax by doing, the Perry Cabin really outdoes itself in the plethora of on-site activities offered. The grounds include an 18-hole championship course, 3 Har-Tru tennis courts, and 26 acres of gardens, orchards, and wildflowers to explore. The Perry Cabin experience would not be complete without also exploring the waterfront, and there are some excellent options for doing that—the hotel has three sailboats and two yachts available for charter or lessons. To relax sore muscles after days filled with sailing, golfing, or tennis, guests can book treatments at the hotel’s spa. The spa menu includes a “seasonal botanical ritual,” which features botanical ingredients from the hotel’s own grounds. 

Notable Amenities

  • Property boats available for use
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Pet friendly
  • Pool
  • On-site restaurants
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The Ivy Hotel

The IVY Hotel

Why We Chose It

Between the lavish suites, locally-inspired food, and serene spa, the Ivy is a perfect place to unwind in Charm City.

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Elegantly decorated suites feature Frette sheets, gas fireplaces, and soaking tubs

  • On-site restaurant Magdalena is considered one of the best fine dining spots in Baltimore

  • In-room spa treatments are available

Cons
  • Room rates are pricey

  • Strict cancellation policy

The Ivy is a perfect hotel for those seeking accommodations that are both luxurious and unique. The property itself dates back to the late 1800s, and the elegant décor pays tribute to this history with antiques and four-poster beds that might have been found in the original bedrooms. The design is anything from stuffy, though; each room features a unique color palate and scheme, and spaces are full of playful upholstery and wallpaper that makes the atmosphere more whimsical than museum-like.

Hotel restaurant Magdalena is consistently hailed as one of the best in Baltimore, and serves traditional bistro fare with a Maryland twist. To take full advantage of their stay guests should be sure to book a treatment at the hotel spa. The spa itself is small, but airy and serene. Treatments range from traditional facials to the more adventurous “hot toddy foot ritual,” and the massages are particularly lauded by past guests.

Notable Amenities

  • Complimentary valet
  • Private car service
  • Complimentary breakfast and snacks
  • Fitness room
  • Pet friendly
  • Pet amenities
  • On-site restaurant
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St. Michaels Harbour Inn, Marina & Spa

St. Michaels Harbour Inn

Why We Chose It

Many guests have been returning to the Harbour Inn for decades, and the waterfront location and on-site marina make this the perfect choice for those looking to arrive or explore by boat.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Boat slips available for those arriving by boat

  • Waterfront rooms include private balconies overlooking the harbor

  • Hotel is family owned, and many reviews mention superb personalized service

Cons
  • Room rates are pricey

  • Some guest reviews note that interiors feel outdated

  • Spa books up quickly

If you are looking to get as close to the water as possible, the St. Michaels Harbour Inn is the place for you. The hotel is located at the heart of Chesapeake Bay in the quaint town of St. Michaels. There is an on-site Marina with fifty boat slips available, and many guests have an annual tradition of arriving by water. Suites and waterfront rooms have private balconies overlooking the harbor, and many reviews mention spectacular sunsets over the ocean. The ocean is a calming force, and to really lean in to the relaxing atmosphere guests can book a massage, facial, or body rituals at the on site spa. Appointments fill up quickly, so it’s best to book in advance.

Notable Amenities

  • Bicycles available for loan
  • On-site marina
  • Car service
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary parking, pool
04 of 07

Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore

Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World

Why We Chose It

The Four Seasons goes above and beyond in its offerings for its youngest guests, and amenities like babysitting services, a kid-friendly pool, and an award-winning spa make this a great option for parents seeking a relaxing family vacation.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Spa is considered the best in Baltimore by many hospitality outlets

  • Many rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies overlooking the Inner Harbor

  • Couples VIP spa suite available for those seeking a uniquely intimate spa experience

Cons
  • Pool is often crowded with kids, which may be a drawback for some

  • Room rates are pricey

  • On-site restaurant has a strict formal dress code, and may not be the best for kids

The Four Seasons sits on the edge of Baltimore’s Harbor East, towering over the waterfront. The Four Seasons chain prides itself on its family-friendly services and amenities, and this location is no exception, with offerings for kids like in-room play tents, babysitting services, and a kid-friendly rooftop pool. For parents looking to carve out some rejuvenating alone time during their travels, there’s no better place than the spa, considered by many the best in Baltimore. The spa occupies an 10,200-square-foot light-filled space overlooking the water, and includes treatment rooms as well as hot tubs, a sauna, and a steam room. The spa is particularly noteworthy for its seasonal treatments, including the “Moment of Restful Sleep,” which is a combination of soak, massage, and foot ritual especially designed for tired parents.

Notable Amenities

  • On-site restaurant
  • Two outdoor pools
  • Meeting and event spaces
  • Fitness center
  • Property sailboat available for use
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05 of 07

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina

The Confidante Miami Beach

Why We Chose It

The Hyatt’s 342-acre waterfront property in Cambridge includes an 18-hole award-winning championship golf course, making this a must-visit destination for golf aficionados.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Large riverfront property is excellent for nature walks

  • Kid-friendly amenities and activities make this a good choice for those traveling with family

  • Large property and activity options make this a great choice for those looking for a true “resort” experience

Cons
  • Not all rooms have water views

  • Large property makes this an inconvenient location for those who don’t have a car

  • No free parking

There are a ton of activities on offer at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, and golf and the spa are the true standouts. With four restaurants, a riverfront “beach”, pools, and a kid’s club, the Hyatt offers a true resort experience, and has something special on offer for all manner of travelers. The primary activity on this vast property is golf. The course is rated 4.5/5 stars from Golf Digest, among other accolades, and has a beautiful location overlooking the Choptank River. For rainy days, guests can book appointments at on site Sago Spa, which includes a sauna and steam room in addition to thirteen treatment rooms. Guests should note that it’s best to reserve spa treatments in advance; the massages are especially popular at the end of a long day of golfing, and are hard to reserve on short notice.

Notable Amenities

  • Free parking
  • On-site restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Pool
  • Pet friendly
  • Meeting and event spaces
  • Children’s activities
  • Tennis
  • Golf
06 of 07

Haley Farm Bed and Breakfast

Haley Farm Bed and Breakfast

Why We Chose It

This serene B&B is part of a sixty-five acre farm nestled in the mountains of Western Maryland; the stunning scenery and restorative activities make this a perfect choice to those looking to truly unplug and focus on wellness.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • On-site activities include yoga, guided meditation, and hiking

  • Meals and activities are tailored to each guests preferences and goals for their stay

  • Many reviews mention superb, warm service from the owners and operators

Cons
  • Meals only included with some packages

  • Lacks the amenities a larger hotel might have—no pool or tennis

A stay at the Haley Farm Bed and Breakfast is an opportunity to truly decompress. The property does have Wi-Fi, but it’s the kind of place where you might just end up leaving your devices turned off for the duration of your stay. This family-owned and operated B&B sits on a stunning 65 acre farm in Western Maryland. Different packages are available, and all include wellness-centric experiences like nutritional consulting, yoga, and personal training. After completing guided hikes or horseback riding sessions, guests can arrange for on-site massages—many guest reviews note that the one-hour hot stone massage is particularly relaxing. 

Notable Amenities

  • On-site activities
  • Massage facility
  • Nearby ski resort
  • Nearby golf courses
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Rod N’ Reel Resort

Rod N’ Reel Resort

Why We Chose It

The Rod N’ Reel Resort is located in the Chesapeake Beach area, and offers waterfront access and an array of amenities, with room rates that are a fraction of those at many other Chesapeake Bay hotels.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Many rooms have waterfront views

  • Live entertainment at different venues in the resort

  • Suites include wet bars, Jacuzzi tubs, and gas fireplaces

Cons
  • Limited on-site parking

  • On-site concerts can be noisy and end after dark, meaning this might not be the best choice for those traveling with children

The Rod N’ Reel is a great option for those seeking a full waterfront resort experience on a budget. The most notable feature of this hotel are the water-facing rooms, which offer beautiful views of the Chesapeake Bay. The marina and waterfront access make this a popular choice for people on fishing trips, or those generally looking for a waterfront location at a fraction of the price of other options on the Bay. After a day of boating or in case of inclement weather, guests can take advantage of the on-site gambling facilities, or book a treatment at Obsidian Reign Salon & Wellness Spa. The hotel lacks some of the luxury features of its upmarket counterparts, but the location and array of amenities make this an excellent budget option in the Chesapeake Bay.

Notable Amenities

  • On-site marina
  • Gambling facilities
  • Pool
  • Complimentary coffee
  • Event spaces
  • Fitness center
  • Complimentary laundry

Final Verdict

From the 7,000 mountains of shoreline in the east to the Allegheny Mountains in the west, Maryland’s natural beauty makes it a perfect destination for a relaxing getaway. Any of the hotels on this list would be an excellent home-base for enjoying Maryland’s historical sites, culinary culture, and picturesque landscapes. If you’re short on time or still overwhelmed by options, the Inn at Perry cabin is the perfect choice for a quintessential Maryland experience.

Compare The Best Maryland Spa Hotels

Property Resort Fee Rates Rooms Wi-Fi
Inn at Perry Cabin Best Overall $45.75 $$$$ 78 rooms  
The Ivy Hotel Best Urban   $$$$ 17 rooms and suites Free Wi-Fi
Harbour Inn Best Waterfront   $$$ 52 rooms and suites Free Wi-Fi
Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore Best for Families   $$$$ 256 rooms and suites Free Wi-Fi
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina Best Golf $79.50 $$$ 400 rooms and suites Free Wi-Fi
Haley Farm Bed and Breakfast Best Western Maryland $$$ 10 suites Free Wi-Fi
Rod 'N' Reel Resort Best Budget $20 $$ 72 rooms Free Wi-Fi

How We Chose These Hotels

We evaluated over one hundred hotels throughout the state of Maryland before settling on the best in each category. We consulted industry accolades and consumer reviews to identify which spas and hotels were the best in their region. In addition to great reviews, we focused on spas that offered special services which set them apart, whether it was regionally-inspired treatments or a comprehensive wellness experience.