Annapolis is a beautiful destination in Maryland, located along the Chesapeake Bay and considered to be the sailing capital of America. It’s a fun vacation spot for families and couples looking for a romantic getaway because of the sailboat rides, amazing seafood, historical attractions, and local festivals. But one of the top reasons to visit Annapolis is the U.S. Naval Academy, which is an undergraduate four-year college that offers guided public tours. Here you can see lots of exhibits to learn about Naval history in the U.S., listen to live musical performances and watch naval academy sports games. To help you plan a fun trip to Annapolis, here are the top hotels to stay at near the U.S. Naval Academy.

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Annapolis Waterfront Hotel, Autograph Collection Room at Annapolis Waterfront Hotel, Autograph Collection
Room at Annapolis Waterfront Hotel, Autograph Collection

Annapolis Waterfront Hotel, Autograph Collection

This Marriott hotel in Annapolis has a great location downtown and near the Naval Academy, as well as a welcoming vibe. This is the only waterfront hotel in the city, which means you’ll get awesome views of the harbor from here. Lots of the rooms here have private balconies to help you soak up those views and see all the boats passing through the busy harbor. When you stay here, you’ll also have easy access to the boutique shops, nightlife, and restaurants along Annapolis’ cobblestone streets. This is a pet-friendly hotel with free high-speed Wi-Fi, a fitness center, and event space for special happenings. In total it rises six floors tall and has modern rooms and suites available. When hunger strikes, head to the on-site restaurant Pusser’s Caribbean Grille.

Historic Inns of Annapolis Sitting area at Historic Inns of Annapolis
Sitting area at Historic Inns of Annapolis

Historic Inns of Annapolis

Comprised of three buildings, these historic inns are elegant and charming places to stay in town and are near the U.S. Naval Academy and other downtown attractions as well. Stay here for bed and breakfast-style accommodations that have been beautifully restored and give you easy access to the Academy’s special events. These historic inns date back to the 1700s and have a mix of modern luxury and Victorian elegance. The Maryland Inn offers the most luxurious accommodations, while the Governor Calvert House has boutique-style rooms with historic touches and the Robert Johnson House is a Georgian-style inn with well-appointed rooms. Amenities offered by the trio of inns include complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas and a fitness center, as well as access to the Drummer’s Lot Pub and Treaty of Paris Restaurant.

Flag House Inn Exterior of Flag House Inn
Credit: Flag House Inn
Exterior of Flag House Inn

Flag House Inn

Another romantic bed and breakfast option near the U.S. Naval Academy is the Flag House Inn in historic downtown Annapolis. The inn is right across the street from the main pedestrian entrance of the Academy, which means you won’t have to worry about driving or parking to get here. Better yet, the owners of the inn are sponsor parents and can offer insights based on their experiences with Academy visits. Built in 1879, this is a great local choice for couples who want to experience the history and charm of the region. A delicious breakfast is served daily with fresh and local options. Rooms here have king beds, private bathrooms, TVs, air conditioning and heating units, toiletries, hairdryers, and high-speed Wi-Fi. Overall, this is a quiet and comfortable place to stay that is competitively priced.

Hilton Garden Inn Annapolis Downtown Room at Hilton Garden Inn Annapolis Downtown
Room at Hilton Garden Inn Annapolis Downtown

Hilton Garden Inn Annapolis Downtown

For a modern place to stay in Annapolis near the Naval Academy, you might want to choose Hilton Garden Inn Annapolis Downtown. This is a nice place to stay for families visiting Annapolis because it offers cribs, high chairs, and playpens for your family’s convenience. There is a fitness center onsite, meeting rooms, and many accessibility features for disabled travelers. For on-site dining and drinking, check out the Kitchen on West for comfort foods and the cocktail/martini bar.

The Westin Annapolis Annapolis Waterfront Hotel, Autograph Collection
Annapolis Waterfront Hotel, Autograph Collection

The Westin Annapolis

The Westin Annapolis has a convenient downtown location for accessing popular attractions like the U.S. Naval Academy. The Academy is just over a mile from the hotel, and the U.S. Navy Football Stadium is only about a half-mile away. It is a pet-friendly choice that has free Wi-Fi, city views in select rooms, and an on-site restaurant for fresh local dishes. It’s called Azure and specializes in burgers and jumbo lump crab cakes. The hotel has an indoor pool and fitness center as well as a ballroom that is the largest event space in the area.

Academy Bed & Breakfast Room at Academy Bed & Breakfast
Room at Academy Bed & Breakfast

Academy Bed & Breakfast

Academy Bed & Breakfast is a top bed and breakfast in Annapolis that will put you in close proximity to the Naval Academy. It has luxurious furnishings, modern technology, great views, and gourmet breakfasts. The inn’s history dates back to the late-1800s and is brimming with historic charm. You’ll find entertainment venues, dining, and shopping all in walking distance and be just five minutes from the Chesapeake Bay. The Academy Bed & Breakfast has all-inclusive package options that focus on wine, sailing, weddings, and even full-house rentals for larger groups.

Crowne Plaza Annapolis Room at Crowne Plaza Annapolis
Room at Crowne Plaza Annapolis

Crowne Plaza Annapolis

You can also stay at the Crowne Plaza Annapolis for your trip to the U.S. Naval Academy, offering easy access to other top attractions such as the Annapolis Maritime Museum and Maryland State House. This is a popular place to stay for business travelers because there are 10 meeting rooms, a hotel meeting director, and flexible meeting spaces. There’s also find an indoor pool, fitness center, restaurant, bar, and free Wi-Fi.

The Annapolis Inn Sitting area at The Annapolis Inn
Sitting area at The Annapolis Inn

The Annapolis Inn

The Annapolis Inn is a beautiful B&B that was once the home of Thomas Jefferson’s physician, which means it offers a fascinating history. Choose among the Iglehart, Murray, and Rutland Suites for accommodations. The hotel offers an elegant daily breakfast with three courses of delicious options. It is a beloved destination for couples looking for romance or to celebrate something special.

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