Rooms feel like movie sets at Baltimore’s Ulysses hotel, which has taken over a 110-year-old apartment building in Mount Vernon.
The Italian Renaissance block – originally created with a set of bachelor tenants in mind by architects Glidden & Friz – has lived many lives. According to Baltimore Heritage, it was converted into medical offices and underwent a stint as a headquarters for non-profit organisations before hotelier Ash took over the space.
It now offers 116 rooms across nine storeys, as well as a cafe and drinking parlour, with suites embracing a vintage-flavoured more-is-more aesthetic that’s ‘part John Waters’ and part Art Deco movie palace.
Expect glossy furniture, gilded mirrors and four-poster beds, all of which lend Ulysses a purposefully over-the-top ambience. The Baltimore hotel promises ‘strong drinks and soft beds’, with rooms starting at $169 per night.
Ulysses, 2 East Read Street, Baltimore, Maryland