Bedroom with antique Argentine brass bed & refinished deco wardrobeFinnish (dry heat) sauna with natural cedar walls, doors, & benches & tile floor

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

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About this listing

Notel 9 is a cozy, private 'self-contained' B&B-style guest space with unique furnishings, a full bath with a vintage claw foot tub, a dry-heat sauna, and a private street entrance off a shared yard in a great Baltimore City neighborhood.


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: ﺩ.ﺇ76
Weekly Discount: 25%


Notel 9 is a cozy, private 'self-contained' B&B-style guest space with unique furnishings, a full bath with a vintage claw foot tub, a dry-heat sauna, and a private street entrance off a shared yard in a great Baltimore City neighborhood.

Notel 9 is a self-contained B&B-style guest space with a cozy bedroom, a private full bath with claw foot tub and a dry heat sauna and a private entrance off of a shared yard. A hidden gem in one of the coolest neighborhoods of Baltimore - Upper Fells Point.

The bedroom has a double bed with an antique brass bed frame from Argentina, a small area rug, a small wardrobe, a chair, reading light, ceiling fan, a trunk for your suitcase, and a cabinet set up as a mini-kitchenette.

The bathroom has a wonderful antique porcelain claw foot tub as well as miscellaneous toiletries. The sauna has ample room for relaxing and stretching out and there is access to a large shared yard.

Guest's accommodations are completely private and "self contained". Guests have a private, well-lit entrance off a main street in Upper Fells Point with an private entrance into the quest space from the yard.

High speed wireless internet, coffee, tea, sugar, creamer, and filtered water are available in the room along with a mini-refrigerator, microwave, French coffee press, electric kettle, utensils, plates, wine glasses and cups. There is also a iron & ironing board, hair dryer, curling iron and a small heater. We will also provide linens, towels, soap, shampoo, and homemade bath salts.

Joe and I live next door and will be available for guests during check in as well as for questions or information about the accommodations or area.

The Notel 9 is located in Upper Fells Point which is a great neighborhood with shopping and lots of wonderful restaurants and taverns in walking distance. The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions are located just 4 blocks north. (Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, as well as the School of Medicine, School of Nursing). Walk 3 block East and you arrive in Patterson Park coined "the best backyard in Baltimore"; walk 7 blocks south and you are at the water of the Chesapeake Bay and in the middle of the Fells Point scene; walk about 10 blocks West and you are at the center of Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Food & other essentials can be found at the Canton Safeway (1.3 miles; right on #13 bus line), Habor East Whole Foods (.8 miles), Canton Crossing which includes Target, DSW, Harris Teeter, Michael's and much more (1.8 miles; also on #13 bus line). There is also a tradition of immigrants settling in this area so there are lots of Hispanic stores and restaurants as well as Thai, Indian, Japanese, Chinese restaurants. Little Italy is only a 15 minute walk.

Within a couple of blocks you can access four different public MTA transportation bus lines ; #10, 11, 13, and 21) and 5 blocks from free shuttle bus "Charm City Circulator". Uber, Lift and Zipcar are also all readily available. Parking is very tight in this neighborhood (especially after 5 pm) and street parking is the only option. The Marc train (two stations within 1.5 miles) is a great option for a day visit to Washington, DC and is considerably cheaper than Amtrak.

Please make sure to have an airbnb profile setup prior to requesting a stay.

We have a special rate for guests at Spa Adagio which is less than 4 blocks away and personally highly recommend. $68 massage (regularly $83) or $138 per couple in The Suite (regularly $166). If interested - let us know and we will provide promo code once your reservation is complete with us.

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible

I don't remember exactly how we came up with the name "The Notel" over 14 years ago, but I know at the time we thought it was funny and it stuck. The name, by no means however, insinuates that we are seeking, encouraging or willing to tolerate nefarious behavior.

If you are eating in the room, please keep crumbs to a minimum as city pests are shrewd opportunists. Leftover food items should be disposed of in the trash cans behind the sauna instead of leaving them in the trash receptacles in the space. We request that you recycle. Wash out containers or secure with lid and store in basket provided. Once full, please empty the basket into the recycling container next to trash can behind the sauna.

Please hang the bathroom rug on the tub after use so that it can dry. Also - always use the fan when using the tub so that the room gets air circulation.

When coming and going, please lock both the Notel9 door as well as the sally port door (sally port is the name of the passage way from the street). Please do not bring people home with you and no smoking in the room. Please treat the space, and its furnishings with TLC. Also - there is a tenant who lives in the main house, so be respectful with the noise level.

When you "check out", please place all used towels in the tub, put recyclables in recycling container behind the sauna, and all dirty dishes in the basket. Please also unplug the electric kettle and small space heater. Don't worry about making the bed as we will be strip the bed to wash sheets.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and cat(s) lives in the house



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

99 Reviews

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Meghan User Profile
April 2017
They were fantastic hosts! Communication was wonderful, Lisa even made sure we had parking when we arrived. The sauna was great, the backyard was magical and the bed was firm. Due to the size of the space, you will need to get a bit creative if you hope to set up an office space. Perfect for a weekend getaway!

Ellora User Profile
April 2017
Lisa's place was in a great location within walking distance to many points of interest and was such a great deal. Lisa and Joe were very hospitable and helpful. The sauna was amazing and easy to use. It definitely made each day more enjoyable. Would definitely like to visit again.

Taylor User Profile
April 2017
Amazing! We had a blast, the sauna is the best!

Katy User Profile
April 2017
Charming, eclectic environs. Loved the sauna, the cats, the home's yard, but mostly Lisa and Joe's friendliness and helpfulness. The space is small but completely serviceable. Highly recommended.

Carlos José User Profile
March 2017
Lisa and Joe were wonderfull and they helped me lot. The place was much better than my expectations

Stella User Profile
February 2017
Lisa and Joe are great hosts. The place is very nice and the location is great!

Grace User Profile
February 2017
Notel 9 is absolutely amazing. Lisa & Joe are incredibly hospitable and kind, the accommodations are quaint, charming, and comfortable, and you cannot beat the location! We walked nearly everywhere we went, and experiencing Baltimore on foot was wonderful. My boyfriend and I can't wait to go back! I would absolutely recommend a stay at Notel 9 to anyone looking for an adventure in Baltimore!

Baltimore, Maryland, United States · Joined in November 2013
Lisa User ProfileLisa is a superhost.

Although quite the globetrotter up through my mid thirties, when I moved to Baltimore, I began putting down roots while working on a Masters in Social Work. For the past 16 years, I have dedicated my time and energy to home renovations, community organizing, volunteering for Upper Fells Point Improvement Association and social work with women victims of domestic violence, the Latino immigrant community and now in education. I am married to Joe, an amazing artist, and we spend a lot of time putting his creative talent and our personal touches into a couple of old houses here in B-More which we rent out. We love to b-bop around the city, listening to live music and going out for dinner with friends. No kids but there is the amazing canine, Izzy, and feisty feline, Louie.

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