Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located? How far from BWI and Penn Station?
You can find us at 205 E. Biddle Street in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland. We are conveniently located 12 miles from BWI Airport (about 30 minutes by car), and are just around the corner from Baltimore Penn Station.

What does “highly inclusive” mean?
Everything offered by The Ivy, except dinner and spa treatments, is included in your room rate—from lavish chef-made breakfasts and on-site activities to cocktails at the mansion bar and private car service to the harbor, downtown or most destinations in the city. View all included amenities here. Note: this does not apply to our weekday corporate rate.

How far can the house car take me?
The Ivy’s house car provides complimentary transportation within a 3 mile distance from the hotel. Reservations can be made through our concierge team on a first come first served basis.

What is your pet policy?
We welcome dogs under 25 lbs to experience The Ivy for an additional fee of $50 night. We love to make our furry friends as comfortable as possible by offering a dog bed, personalized dog bowl, treats & snacks, leashes, and waste bags to use throughout your stay.

What time is check in?
Check-in is at 3PM, check-out is 11AM. Early check-ins or late check-outs are subject to availability.

Are you family friendly?
Yes! We can help make traveling with your children a happy and enjoyable experience for the whole family—from developing a personalized itinerary for Baltimore’s attractions and destinations, to arranging a babysitter, to acquainting you with our selection of children’s toys, books, meals, snacks, and activities. Rollaway beds, cribs, and other equipment is also available.

What are the best things to do in Baltimore?
Baltimore has no shortage of activities and attractions for all ages and interests. The Ivy is walking distance to a handful of cultural destinations, including The Walter’s Art Museum, Peabody Library, Washington Monument, Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, and Baltimore Center Stage. We can also provide a ‘walking tour’ map upon arrival curated by our concierge team. Check out more things to do and see in Baltimore here.

What are the hotel dining options?

Breakfast
Breakfast is served to hotel guests from 7:00 to 10:00 AM, in either Magdalena’s Garden Room or in any of The Ivy’s public spaces.

Lunch/Room Service
Guests may order from the Room Service Menu 24 hours a day. Selections can be served either in-room, or in one of the public rooms on the ground floor.

High Tea at The Ivy
A sumptuous High Tea is served for guests daily from 2:00 to 4:00 PM in the first floor public rooms, and showcases the exceptional blends and uniquely aged gourmet teas supplied by The Rare Tea Cellars of Chicago. Teas from around the world are accompanied by a generous selection of savory tea sandwiches, scrumptious scones and other sweet treats, all proudly prepared by our talented culinary team. Hot beverages are available for guests any time of day.

Dinner
Intimate and informal, Magdalena is a public restaurant on The Ivy’s ground floor where dinner is served Tuesday through Thursday from 5:30 to 9:30 PM, Friday from 5:30 to 10:00 PM, Saturday from 5:00 to 10:00 PM, and Sunday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. At Magdalena, the menu changes with the seasons and the inspiration of the chef. Begin your evening at the Bar, where in addition to the customary libations and creative house cocktail specialties, you will also find an impressive array of the finest malt whiskeys, and some of the best craft beers anywhere. Afterwards, choose to dine in one of Magdalena’s four dining rooms, each with its own special ambiance: the Garden Room, which overlooks The Ivy’s walled courtyard; the intimate, candle-lit and romantic Treasury; the whimsical and cozy Tasting Room; or the vaulted, brick-floored Wine Cellar, a handsome dining area particularly well-suited to friends gathering for a delicious and intimate dinner together.

Can you host private events?
The Ivy is a very special setting for important events, offering complete privacy, world-class hospitality, and state-of-the-art technology – with full backup provided by our attentive staff.

Every Ivy gathering is customized for your particular group. You may take the entire property for a week or a single room for an afternoon, while we sustain your party with extraordinary food and drink. Our team will work with you to create an exceptional experience – including guest rooms for those coming from out-of-town. Learn more about events at The Ivy here.

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