New Brookshire Suites Debut in Baltimore's Inner Harbor
Baltimore's Inner Harbor, one of the biggest tourist traps on the East Coast and a place that has unfortunately become littered with cookie-cutter attractions and restaurants, may have just received a shot of renegade blood with the opening of the Brookshire Suites Hotel.
The decor of the property, located a block from Inner Harbor, was envisioned by Dawson Design Associates, the brains behind the Hotel Zetta in San Francisco and Hotel 1000 in Seattle. The team turned to local artist Michael Owen of the Baltimore Love Project to deck the walls with Baltimore-inspired street art throughout the lobby and guest rooms. What does that mean? Think portraits of hometown artists like Frank Zappa, Mama Cass Elliott and Adam Duritz, the lead singer of the 90s rock band, the Counting Crows.
Accommodations include 97 rooms, either studio or one-bedroom, with large bay windows and views of Inner Harbor. Like the lobby, the guest rooms also follow local Baltimore and street art themes with artist portraits and graffiti-on-gray wall colorings.
Unlike the Harbor, the hotel has decided to keep it local with its amenities, offering the likes of Zeke's coffee, Maryland beer and wine, local granola for breakfast, and a partnership with MV Fitness. We're liking the looks of the new digs, and we'll be sure to pass on a more detailed review if and when we swing through to check it out in person. Rates start at $139/night.
[Photos: Victoria Sean/Tracey Brown]