Get Away: Graduate Hotel Annapolis
There's a new place to stay near the U.S. Naval Academy. And it's got school spirit.
Revive your college days (minus the hall bathrooms) at Graduate Annapolis. The 215-room former Loews Annapolis Hotel (expected to be completed in September) is just a short stroll to the U.S. Naval Academy, St. John’s College and the Chesapeake Bay, plus restaurants, shops and art galleries. The naval-collegiate theme is playfully incorporated in the rooms’ décor, from goat-shaped lamps celebrating the Navy mascot and armchairs upholstered in a battleship pattern, to replicas of the Herndon Monument, the 21-foot obelisk that is greased before plebes try to scale it each year. Caffeinate like a college kid at Poindexter Coffee in the lobby. Camp Severn Shore, the hotel’s restaurant, serves coastal fare and cocktails. Rates begin at $149 per night. Graduate Annapolis, 126 West St., Annapolis; 410-263-7777; graduatehotels.com/annapolis/hotel.