The Lord Baltimore hotel is rife with reports of ghosts. There is the ghost of the young girl who is continuously seen on the hotel’s 19th floor and even in the ballroom. She is often seen in her long, cream dress and black shoes playing with her red bouncing ball. The hotel’s supervisor, Frank Carter, has seen the ghost of the little girl, as well as the ghosts of two adults. Sometimes, the little girl can be seen screaming, crying and rocking herself back and forth.
There is talk of a young girl’s suicide on the 19th floor. It is said that the hotel’s elevators make constant trips to the 19th floor at night even when no one is ringing the bell. People have reported being touched by unseen hands in the elevator, as well as the lobby. Guests who are sensitive to the paranormal have reported waking up with nightmares. They have also complained about an unseen presence lingering in their rooms whilst they sleep.
The Lord Baltimore hotel was designed by William Lee Stoddard and it officially opened on the 30th of December 1928. At the time of its construction, the hotel was the largest hotel in the state of Maryland. It is made with brick veneer over steel frame. The mansard roof, which has turned green with age, can still be seen today.
Lord Baltimore hotel was the brainchild of Harry Busick. After his death, his three sons took over the hotel and sold it for $7 million to H.R. Weissberg. The hotel went up for auction in 1969 after Weissberg filed for bankruptcy in 1967. For some time, the hotel had restrictive policies for guests. In 1958, despite the failure of the Baltimore City Council to pass legislation to end racial segregation in public accommodations, the Lord Baltimore Hotel voluntarily ended its restrictive guest policies. Today, the Lord Baltimore Hotel is owned and operated by Rubell Hotels of Miami, Florida.
The Lord Baltimore hotel has a two-storey lobby which offers guests a glimpse of the grandeur of the past with brass accents, stately columns, as well as tasteful furnishings. Guests love lingering in the hotel’s lobby for coffee or a quick chat with friends and family. The Calvert Ballroom is a favourite place for various events, from weddings and other special celebrations. It can easily accommodate 750 people. It comes with a Waterford crystal chandelier and from the murals on the walls you will see the history of the great city of Baltimore.
The hotel has 439 guest rooms and suites designed with the guests comfort in mind. Rooms all have reproduction and comfortable furnishings. Standard rooms have approximately 330 feet of space while parlor suites have separate bedrooms and living room areas. All rooms have great views of the city. The hotel is known for its Lord Baltimore Grill. It offers people fine dining experience with a casual atmosphere. Breakfast and lunch buffets are served during the week. Visitors agree that the restaurant’s steak and seafood menu are favourites. In the Lobby Bar, you can have cocktails with friends and close confidantes. The bar has a unique L-shape which has comfortable chairs where people can spend long hours of conversation.
- Voice mail
- 24-hour front desk
- Valet parking
- Fitness center
- Cable television
- On-demand movies
- Dual-line phones
- Iron and ironing board
- Coffee making facilities
Things to Do
The Lord Baltimore hotel’s downtown location makes it the ideal place for people who would like to explore Baltimore. It is within walking distance of the city’s financial and business districts. Fans of marine life can go to the National Aquarium. It is something which should not be missed. Baseball fans can go to Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the home field of the Baltimore Orioles. Until today, it remains one of the most highly praised ballparks. It replaced Memorial Stadium in 1992. The Inner Harbor is one of America’s oldest seaports. There are waterfront, as well as neighbourhood festivals, especially in the summer, which tourists would enjoy. The Triple Crown is a major horseracing event which draws hundreds of people to the area.
Double occupancy room starts at $120
Family rooms start at $150
Business class rooms start at $170
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