BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwired - Mar 31, 2015) - For some, a vacation isn't complete unless the family pet can come along, too. Such inclusive travelers heading to Maryland will be glad to hear, then, that the Residence Inn Baltimore Downtown/Inner Harbor has been named one of the most pet-friendly hotels in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. With a top score from industry expert, and an array of amenities to welcome human visitors as well, the hotel ensures a home-away-from-home experience for the whole family.

Dubbed "Fido's Favorite," the award recognizes the most exceptional pet-friendly properties as reviewed by's 12-million annual visitors. Those who stay at a property can rate it for pet-friendliness on a scale of one to five, and only those earning a score of four or higher are eligible for the Fido's Favorite award. These criteria mean that just 10% of pet-friendly lodgings receive the award.

The accommodating pet policy at this extended-stay hotel in Baltimore's Inner Harbor has earned it the appreciation of many a pet-owner, resulting in its impressive score of five out of five. Guests may bring up to two animals per room, each weighing up to 100 pounds, for a $100 fee. There's no limit to the pet-friendly rooms available, so guests can feel comfortable bringing the family pet along on trips.

But where policies end, hospitality begins, and this property remains peerless among other Baltimore hotels near the Inner Harbor. Guests encounter staff who enthusiastically welcome pets and go above and beyond to make them feel at home, whether that's by offering treats to the dog or providing its owner with a portable water bowl.

Of course, the fact that visitors and their furry friends can bed down in some of Baltimore's most well-appointed hotel suites near the Inner Harbor helps put everyone at ease. Spacious rooms include studio and one- and two-bedroom layouts so there's room for everyone to unwind. Full kitchens make it easy to stick to regular diets, human or canine. And the location, which puts visitors within steps of shopping, dining and attractions like Camden Yards and the National Aquarium, means there's plenty to explore. As the Fido's Favorite award proves, this property unleashes the excitement that should be inherent to traveling with pets.

About the Residence Inn Baltimore Downtown/Inner Harbor
As the finest extended-stay hotel in Baltimore, the Residence Inn Baltimore Downtown/Inner Harbor boasts well-appointed suites, the stylish 17 Light restaurant and bar and a location near attractions like the National Aquarium, the Baltimore Convention Center and the waterfront's popular shopping and dining. Guests of the hotel enjoy spacious accommodations with full kitchens, flexible floor plans and plush bedding, as well as access to the 24-hour fitness center. Daily breakfasts in the sleek Hearth Room and high-speed Internet access throughout the hotel are all offered on a complimentary basis. And with more than 1,500 square feet of event space, parties and meetings can benefit from the delicious catering, state-of-the-art A/V features and expert planning at this premier property.

Contact Information:

Residence Inn Baltimore Downtown/Inner Harbor
17 Light Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202