History of the INN
About the Owners
Our Green Efforts
Products We Use
HISTORY OF THE INN
INN at 2920, a distinctively contemporary boutique Bed and Breakfast in downtown Baltimore since 2001, provides guests with a unique fusion of vintage Baltimore architecture with modern urban chic! Our comfortable and stylish blend of old and new is reflected in the decor of our 3,800 square foot corner row home as well as in our amenities.
2920 Elliott Street dates back to the 1880’s. For many years the building served as a tavern on the first floor, most notably The Blue Lantern, and as a Brothel upstairs! It’s true – the second and third floors included a matrix of 20 to 30 rooms, prior to renovations in the 1990’s. In fact, there was a small door in the alleyway that led to a limestone tiled vestibule with a ladder to the second floor – just imagine sailors sauntering up the hill from the port and sneaking in the back entrance…
That entrance and ladder are now gone, making way for the private bath of our two room suite on the first floor. Also gone are the sauntering sailors and the matrix of rooms. Now the building houses a tastefully renovated, comfortable, contemporary, and stylish boutique Bed and Breakfast in Baltimore that has to be experienced to be best appreciated. Why not find out for yourself?
The INN is located in Historic Canton, one of downtown Baltimore's most desirable neighborhoods. Described in the Baltimore Sun as a cross between Greenwich Village and Key West, Canton is a convenient option for Baltimore visitors because it is located less than a mile from popular Historic Fell's Point, 2 miles from the Inner Harbor, and just 2.5 miles from Baltimore's Convention Center. From shopping to gourmet dining, it is all within walking distance when you stay at INN at 2920 in downtown Baltimore, Maryland!
"I searched 'Cool places to stay in Baltimore'
on the web and INN at 2920 came up"
ABOUT THE OWNERS
Owners Warren Munroe and David Rohrbaugh desired to own a Bed and Breakfast for many years. After meeting and “talking about it” for several years, they finally decided that it was time to stop talking! After a year of searching for the perfect B&B, they discovered INN at 2920 and knew this was "the one.” And, now, it is!
Warren and David are very service orientated and are committed to providing each and every guest a complete bed and breakfast experience with superior accommodations and amenities, friendly service, and lasting memories.
Warren is the Full Time Innkeeper at the INN. He received his degree in Hospitality Management and Food Technology from Sophia College, Bombay. He went on to work for two luxury hotel chains - Taj Group of Hotels and Oberoi Hotels & Resorts in India and England. He moved to the USA when he was offered a job with Carnival Cruise Lines where he worked for 7 years. A visit to Washington DC one summer ended with Warren moving to Washington and working for Hilton Hotels followed by the Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown. He has worked every facet of the hotel industry most recently as a Human Resources Director. His knowledge of, experience in and passion for hospitality is evident in everything he does.
David assists at the INN as much as possible and is a Pharmacist by profession with a flair for Meeting Planning and Convention Services. He received his degree from Temple University and has been actively involved with the Rotary Club of York, PA prior to re-locating to Washington DC. He has organized many district events for 20 to 100 people and two multi-day, multi-venue District Conferences for more than 500 people and Chaired the Youth Exchange Program for more than 5 years, having been an exchange student to Australia years earlier. David's creativity is put to good use at the Inn in areas of public relations, marketing, and event planning.
INN at 2920 is a Gay Owned and Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfast where we enjoy the variety of personalities who choose our Baltimore accommodation while traveling. Our guests, as well, enjoy the company of others from all walks of life while staying at INN at 2920.
OUR GREEN EFFORTS
From the first day of business in 2001, INN at 2920 has had an eco-friendly philosophy! We believe that the efforts of a few can positively affect our world, and we hope our efforts become contagious. While our impact may seem small, it all adds up to a cleaner, healthier world for all. For our part, we:
Maintain low-allergen natural woven fiber carpets in guest rooms
Recycle everything we possibly can
Buy local whenever possible
Use earth friendly natural cleaning and laundry products from Sun & Earth
Use compact fluorescent bulbs in most fixtures and turn off any unnecessary lights when they are not needed
Encourage guests to re-use bath linens to reduce water use and waste treatment
For longer stays, we only change bed linens after 2 or 3 nights
All windows are high efficiency double or triple pane
Replace air filters monthly
PRODUCTS WE USE
INN at 2920 is proud to use products from reputable and superior sources, such as:
Gilchrist and Soames - a rich tradition of English toiletry formulations that are eco-friendly and never tested on animals
- Kingsdown Mattresses – amazingly comfortable beds that many guests say is the best sleep they’ve ever had!
Pripps Sugarbush – pure maple syrup and maple sugar used in our freshly prepared breakfasts and pastries
Sun & Earth – natural cleaning and laundry products that are eco-friendly but tough and able
Zeke’s Coffee – a local roaster with unique blends, like our favorite, ‘Hippie Blend’
A Distinctively Contemporary Experience - Baltimore's Boutique Bed and Breakfast is INN at 2920!