The history of the building and the businesses housed within are varied. Biddle Street was named after Major Biddle, who built the property in 1891.
He was a member of a prominent Philadelphia family and a major in the Union Army. In 1978 the subterranean rooms became Society Hill, a restaurant and popular night spot, with a charming interior and piano bar. The space above the restaurant became Society Hill Inn.
Indulge yourself in one of the twelve beautifully decorated rooms of this 19th Century home of Colonel Biddle (Union Army).
Each of our 12 rooms are individually decorated to create a distinctive mood. All rooms include a private bath, phone, and cable television. The Inn is air-conditioned with individual room temperature control. Please let us know if stairs present a challenge as we have no elevator. All rooms also include Wi-Fi and onsite parking for your convenience.
Abacrombie is across the street from Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, and two blocks from the Lyric Opera House, the Theater Project and the beginning of Baltimore's Antique Row.
Abacrombie is within two blocks of: Lyric Opera Antique Row Metro subway. The Light Rail (street car - one block away) goes directly to: Convention Center Orioles Park Ravens Stadium Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) Airport. Penn Station (Amtrak) is five blocks away. Also within 1½ miles: John Hopkins University University of Maryland University of Baltimore Peabody Conservatory Maryland Institute College of Art Walters Art Gallery Baltimore Museum of Art Inner Harbor Orioles Park
Abacrombie Inn offers you the unique privilege of renting the entire inn and of making our home exclusively yours. Abacrombie Inn provides the ideal location for unforgettable holidays, celebrations, product launches, corporate meetings, industry media events, art exhibitions, and premeires. Guest will be met with the highest courtesy of discretion and regard for privacy, personal comfort and satisfaction. To inquire about renting the entire INN please contact our event coordinator.
Each room is individually decorated to create a distinctive mood. All rooms include a private bath, phone, and (in a major concession to the 20th century) television.
The house is air-conditioned with individual room temperature control. Please let us know if stairs present a challenge as we have no elevator.
Rates include: A continental breakfast, Off-street parking in our adjacent lot, Direct dial telephone with a private number and TV and clock radio.
On a visit to his friend, Mr. Mole of Bolton Hill, Abacrombie Badger attended a performance at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. As he left the Hall, Mr. Badger spied a wonderful 1880's town house across the street. "What a superb location for a bed and breakfast and restaurant," he thought. And that was the beginning of a new adventure for Mr. Badger.
Mr. Badger enlisted the aid of his trusted friend, Mr. Mole, and set about redecorating the grand old house. He wanted to provide fine accommodations for music lovers, business people, visitors, and Baltimoreans alike. When he had finished, his bed and breakfast had 12 delight-filled rooms, designed with the discriminating guest in mind.
Checking In and Out
If you are arriving by plane or train and give us the flight/train number, we will verify the arrival time and adjust for late arrivals. Otherwise, if you think that you will be arriving late, please call as soon as you can.
Check-out time is 11 A.M.
Mobil Travel Guide Three-Star Award, 1996-1998
Abacrombie Inn is a member of the following associations:
The Maryland Bed & Breakfast Association
Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce
Professional Association of Innkeepers International
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