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26 Randall St, Annapolis, MD 21401-1720
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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#1 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Annapolis
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Safety First: We are following national & state guidelines, and industry best practices. We live on site, so we have a direct interest in staying clean and safe. We believe a small B&B can stay much more clean and safe than a larger facility. Please contact us if you have any questions. Thank you! Marty & Carmel Etzel, Owners We are the only accommodation in downtown Annapolis with free parking & breakfast with owners living on site. Centrally located in downtown Annapolis, Flag House Inn is one of the largest private homes near the waterfront. Originally two Victorian townhouses, Flag House was restored in the early 90's, and now includes free on-site parking (rare!). You get the privacy of an inn, the modern amenities of a luxury hotel, with the friendliness of a bed and breakfast. The inn is the closest accommodation to the US Naval Academy, (across from main entrance) you could not be any closer unless you were inside the base! Enjoy a fresh home cooked hot breakfast, before setting off to explore this beautiful and historic town. Your hosts are pleased to make personalized recommendations so you can further enhance your experience, whether it is dining or things to do. The front porch flies the state or national flags of our guests. The entrance opens into splendid interiors filled with naval and nautical art and memorabilia, fine paintings, antiques, and reproductions. Flag House offers six comfortable king or twin bed guest rooms, including a two-room suite, each with private bath, hi speed wi-fi, air conditioning and HD cable TV.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Taxi service
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Newspaper
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Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
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Scott W wrote a review 19 Sep
Bristol, Rhode Island6 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed at the Flag House Inn in September of 2022, shortly after the new ownership group took over, and this property is a gem! They have updated the previously out-of-style furnishings with tasteful options that are still classic in style. The professionalism exhibited by the staff is world-class. I cannot wait to visit the Flag House Inn again very soon!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: My favorite room is the Commodore Suite, which offers stunning city views of Annapolis.
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deguzj wrote a review May 2022
Virginia Beach, Virginia9 contributions3 helpful votes
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First; the location!!! Literally right in the MIDDLE of everything historical and fun in Annapolis. The entrance to the Naval Academy is right across the street! The harbor and many many restaurants are a block (walking) away. What more can you ask? :) Second; the Inn was perfection...:) Our room was lovely and large and looked out into the street (I love to see the action) and still quiet. The breakfast was delicious and Orlando and I loved loved the 'baked goodie'. Carmel is an awesome baker and Marty is an excellent cook (think poached egg and sausage) - yum. The bed was comfortable and soft. Marty helped us with parking :) and directed us to all of the spots we wanted to see; the golf cart tour of the city was excellent and I would do that again and such a bargain! The Naval Academy also offers a walking tour AND a golf cart tour (really unadvertised) that shows you more of the layout of the academy. So much fun! Marty and Carmel were so gracious and answered all of our questions so could i please have the recipe for that last breakfast/coffee cake with the peaches?? Yum
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 24 May 2022
Wow, deguzj, that is an amazing review, we're going to make this our new fave review because you covered so many of the topics that us popular with our guests - included parking, yummy breakfast, clean & comfy rooms and a great location all add up to a fantastic guest experience. Thank you so much all the nice comments and you covered a lot of ground in only two days. Please come see us again!
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Footprints71473 wrote a review 8 Sep
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Apparently the property changed hands and the web page was not updated. We booked based on reviews of the previous owners. When we arrived, the property was undergoing some construction , the former owners were gone and the room was stark and uninviting. No bedside tables, no phone and no clock. NO local TV channels. 2 chairs and a lamp plus the bed. False advertising as a recent check of the webpage still showed the old rooms/images. Unfortunately had to leave 1 day early due to family emergency- no breakfast was available ( table was set but no food anywhere). Would not refund any amount- gave us a credit but we wont go back. Very disappointing as this was our anniversary weekend. Hotel did not respond to email about the false advertising/conditions
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Carolina_Traveler_7 wrote a review 5 Sep
Charlotte117 contributions82 helpful votes
Difficult to rate this lodging. The new owners are trying to turn it into a luxury hotel. Everything that made it a traditional bed and breakfast is gone. But if you want an upscale, predictable room in a good location, this may be fine for you. What is gone: fabulous breakfasts, baked goods, people who know the area, local owner collections of the area ( library, art and decor local to the area) , regular TV. What is new: a serviceable breakfast (the cook is very nice, and it’s certainly better than the chain hotels); fashionable black/off white anonymous furniture, you tube tv only (spotty internet when we were trying to stream our programs; we eventually gave up), multiple friendly guys in suits who carry your luggage upstairs. They are trying the “upscale mode where everyone has a important sounding title. Everyone also works at the owners other location a block away (the Prince). They plan to buy up other b and bs and “convert” them. It’s depressing. What is the same: fabulous location in a residential neighborhood, nice front porch with homey swing, flowers and benches (until “improved”), free parking (although this means they take your keys and wedge the car into the back of the house). This isn’t a problem mostly but it does mean that you have to plan ahead and tell them way in advance if you want your car. The rooms are up narrow stairs so you do need to be mobile. Most are on the third floor (2.5 flights of stairs), but there is a second floor suite (1.5 flights), and a room over a garage in the back. Last note is that they may be jacking the rates. The other place, The Prince, is $500 a night ( I couldn’t even find the price here). It was $250 for the B and B and I am thinking those days may be over. There are certainly things they will clean up with time - confusion about the shared fridge and other guest kitchen amenities, the confusion about how to run a faux B and B, security issues (found my car left unlocked several times, and the back door was left unlocked late one night -would I lock someone out? construction disruptions and so on.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Rob D wrote a review Aug 2022
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We recently stayed at the Flag House Inn in Annapolis, MD. The B&B was located in an excellent location close to water activities, restaurants, and bars. The staff was outstanding and went out of their way to ensure we had all that we needed during our stay. I would highly recommend this B&B for anyone wanting to stay in Annapolis.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Debbie Ramsden, General Manager at Flag House Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your spectacular review! The pleasure was all ours. Hosting you in Annapolis was a treat for our staff, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable stay.
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sailing1249 wrote a review Jul 2022
Glen Burnie, Maryland10 contributions4 helpful votes
The inn was exceptional! We loved the location, accommodations, and the delicious breakfast! The owners were wonderful and really made our stay special. It is in the heart of Annapolis and a short walk to everything. I highly recommend it!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Debbie Ramsden, General Manager at Flag House Inn
Responded 11 Aug 2022
Thank you so much for the terrific review! We enjoyed welcoming you to this special property, and I hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, Debbie R. General Manager
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Cmeop wrote a review Jul 2022
19 contributions5 helpful votes
All I need to say is that it was my fifth time staying at the Flag House Inn! Such a great place to stay- clean and beautiful rooms, amazing breakfasts, inn keepers that seem more like family. Location and parking are a definite plus. I’m sure a sixth visit will happen.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Debbie Ramsden, General Manager at Flag House Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your wonderful and warm review. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Flag House Inn for another memorable visit.
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Michele F wrote a review Jul 2022
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania42 contributions13 helpful votes
This was our first visit to Annapolis. Staying at the Flag House Inn was the absolute perfect choice! The Inn’s location was ideal. The accommodations were well appointed and clean. Our breakfasts were excellent! Points to Marty for the plating!! Prior to arrival we were sent suggestions for Things To Do- Dining- etc. We followed several of the recommendations and they were spot on! Marty and Carmel are the perfect hosts and I’m sure we will be back soon!!!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Follow Marty and Carmels recommendations and you can’t go wrong.
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Response from Martin Etzel, Owner at Flag House Inn
Responded 19 Jul 2022
Hi Michele, ha yes I love plating :-) - We do grow all our garnishes on site too. We loved having your group for a nice long stay. We are all about making sure you have a great Annapolis experience, so that's why we arent afraid to name our faves.And thanks for the comments on clean, our staff are amazing...
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Xuan Phung wrote a review Jul 2022
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Great place and great location to stay, across from Naval Academy. Room very clean and beautiful decorated. The staff was helpful and friendly to explain what to do and where to go. Perfect place weekend getaway!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Higher floors are quiet
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Response from Martin Etzel, Owner at Flag House Inn
Responded 19 Jul 2022
Hi htt, thanks for the positive comments, we especially appreciate your comments on clean, our staff are amazing. We are all about making sure you have a great experience in Annapolis and with us...
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13pickles wrote a review Jul 2022
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida95 contributions57 helpful votes
The Inn was wonderfully located, and our hosts made sure we had everything needed for a great mini vacation. The pre trip communication was outstanding. Our room was spacious, well equipped, and very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious each morning; all dietary needs were graciously met. The innkeepers made terrific suggestions for daytime activities and evening meals. We’re looking forward to returning.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Martin Etzel, Owner at Flag House Inn
Responded 14 Jul 2022
Hi Pickles :-), thanks for the nice comments - we are all about making sure you have a great Annapolis experience and looks like we did pretty good! When we know any restrictions in advance it's easy for us to adjust as needed. We're so glad you had a great Annapolis experience - we look forward to seeing you again!
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$424 - $541 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Flag House Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Flag House Inn?
Nearby attractions include Annapolis Historic District (0.3 km), Maryland State House (0.4 km), and William Paca House & Garden (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Flag House Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Flag House Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Flag House Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Flag House Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Flag House Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Annapolis Ice Cream Co., Dry 85, and Iron Rooster Annapolis.
Is Flag House Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Annapolis.
Are there any historical sites close to Flag House Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Maryland State House (0.4 km), William Paca House & Garden (0.2 km), and Hammond-Harwood House (0.3 km).
Does Flag House Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.