As Baltimore's only LEED-certified hotel, it does eco-friendly things like using the old grain silo that once housed beer to store rainwater to irrigate the grounds. There's a green roof that insulates the building while reducing the radiant heat and reduces the volume of storm water flowing into streams and drainage channels. The hotel employs fragrance-free, all-natural, biodegradable cleaning products and laundering and has a zero-carbon footprint, from purchasing wind-sourced, renewable energy credits. It also has six eco-suites, which are allergy-free and come with bikes.
Aside from all the green perks, the hotel also gives out complimentary hot breakfast buffets with all stays and free WiFi. We love free things but beware--several reviews on TripAdvisor took points away from the hotel for its noisy street-facing rooms and some surly staff.
Rates for Labor Day weekend start at $159 a night.
[Photo: Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott – Baltimore Inner Harbor]