Best Hotels in Ellicott City

Historic Ellicott City is a quiet suburb of Baltimore. This former mill town features a downtown Main Street that takes you back to the 18th and 19th centuries. With plenty of local shops, outdoor opportunities, and culture, Ellicott City is a prime destination for the sophisticated traveler.

There are only a handful of hotels in Ellicott City proper, but nearby Columbia MD (7.5 miles away) offers more lodging options. Here are some of the most popular hotels in the area.

The Wayside Inn

This 3-star bed and breakfast offers country charm for those looking to get away from the bustle of city life. The inn has been around since 1780 and is steeped in history, which the owners will be happy to share with you. Legend has it that George Washington and John Quincy Adams were former guests. There are six luxury bedrooms, a sunroom, library, garden, plus complimentary fresh breakfast each morning tailored to your preferences.

Turf Valley Resort

For those traveling with children or those looking for full-service amenities, Turf Valley Resort is the perfect choice. The resort sits on 1,000 acres that feature a golf course, luxury spa, and an American fusion restaurant. There are also several ballrooms and conference rooms for corporate retreats, weddings, and every type of special occasion.

Residence Inn by Marriott Columbia

For those not looking for luxury, head over to the Residence Inn at Columbia. There’s 24-hour check-in, free breakfast, a snack bar and deli, and easy access to popular attractions. Centennial Park is just 4 miles away, The Mall in Columbia 5 miles, and Historic Ellicott City 15 miles. Cleanliness, comfort, and customer service get top marks.

Sonesta ES Suites Columbia Baltimore

The Sonesta is a popular option for business travelers and those looking for extra space. This is a great alternative to the other hotel chains, as every room is a suite or a studio (with much more room to spread out and get work done than your average hotel room). The hotel is newly renovated and “reimagined,” with designated areas for mingling, grabbing a drink, and working out. There are also meeting spaces for work events or intimate occasions.

Hilton Garden Inn Columbia

Another good hotel choice in Columbia is the Hilton Garden Inn. It’s close to all of the important landmarks and attractions, plus has comfortable and clean rooms for a great value. The Great American Grille in the hotel serves breakfast and dinner daily. You can get a cooked-to-order breakfast for $10.95.