Boat Hotel Room Chased Out Of Annapolis, Moves To Baltimore: Reports


Flohom, a floating hotel room, said it was recently asked to leave the City of Annapolis. It’s now docked at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Marina, which is pictured above last fall. (Jacob Baumgart/Patch)

BALTIMORE, MD - A hotel room on a boat said it was recently asked to leave Annapolis. The floating accommodation is now docked in Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

The business, called Flohom, launched in Annapolis on June 1. Nine days later, Flohom said the City of Annapolis had asked the boat to leave its waterways. 

"We understand that change can be disruptive, but we believe that more access to the waterfront lifestyle is important and needed in Annapolis," Flohom said on Facebook on July 10. "We appreciate your support and patience as we navigate these uncharted waters."

Flohom said it hoped to reach a solution with Annapolis, but that agreement never came.

The Baltimore Banner reported that Annapolis was enforcing a 1984 law prohibiting house barges on the city's waters. The Banner added that Flohom was originally docked at Butler's Marina. That's located in Eastport on Back Creek.

"Flohom" is a mashup of the words "floating" and "home."

Flohom's flagship vessel is now docked at the Inner Harbor Marina. That's located at the base of Federal Hill and next to the Rusty Scupper restaurant. 

The floating hotel room announced that it was open again on July 12, offering views of Baltimore's skyline.

The 848-square-foot boat sleeps four. It has one bedroom with a queen bed. There's also a queen sleeper sofa in the family room. The modern kitchen and 1.5 baths round out the interior. Sliders open to the patio, and a spiral staircase leads to the rooftop deck.

The rates vary depending on the day, and there's a minimum stay of two nights. 

The next available dates, Aug. 15 through 17, cost $373.50 per night. That's $1,017.97 after taxes and fees. 

The next available weekend dates, Sept. 8 through 10, are $550 per night. That's $1,404.50 after taxes and fees.

Flohom also opened a second boat hotel room at Port Covington Marina. Flohom announced the news on Aug. 2.

Photos and details on both boats are posted at

To learn more about the dispute with Annapolis, read The Banner's full story.

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