Get Away: Graduate Hotel Annapolis

There's a new place to stay near the U.S. Naval Academy. And it's got school spirit.

Photo by Nate Smith

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;


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