4 East Madison Inn

4 East Madison Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Innkeeper(s): Betty Loafmann & Sandra Lawler
  • Introduction

    4 East Madison Inn - Baltimore, Maryland front of Inn

    Eleanor Roosevelt, Katherine Hepburn and Joe DiMaggio are only a few of the celebrated people who have visited 4 East Madison Street in Baltimore, Maryland. Around the turn of the 20th century, the mansion was purchased by one of the country's earliest physician's groups, The 4 East Madison Orthopedic Association. This group was headed by Dr. William Stevenson Baer, a pioneering orthopedic surgeon at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Dr. Frederick Baetjer, Maryland's first radiologist. Their unique skills and reputations brought many athletes, celebrities and Baltimoreans to this bed and breakfast. They included John F. Kennedy, Wallace Beery (movie actor), Mickey Mantle and Flo Ziegfeld. We invite you to come and walk in the steps of American heroes, revisit the past and discover whether one of your heroes was here also.

    Our Home is Designed For:

    • The Business Person: high-speed internet access
    • The Visiting Professional: private meeting rooms
    • The Discerning Guest: elevator room access
    • The Bride: gracious entrance hall and garden

    Marble stairs, mahogany doors and wainscoting, ornate etched glass panels and a marble floor greet you as you enter our 1845 bed and breakfast. The front hall is spacious and graced by a wide, sweeping staircase that heads back twenty-some feet before making its turn under the striking, 6 x 9', 19th century stained glass skylight.

    4 East Madison Inn Beautiful ParlorTwo ample parlors are accessed off the hallway separated if need be, by stunning pocket doors. The parlors each have bays and marble fireplaces as well as beautiful, original ornate plaster and wood work. An elevator to the nine guest rooms is accessed at the rear of the main hallway, beyond which is the formal dining room and two powder rooms.

    The dining room is where delectable homemade breakfast is served to our overnight guests. The floor is lovely alternating striped light and dark woods. There are French doors that lead to the formal side garden. These doors are also handicap accessible. The kitchen and an intimate rear parlor extend beyond the dining room. The kitchen has been designed to handle food preparation for large meetings, parties or weddings.

  • Receptions, Meetings and Weddings

    4 East Madison Inn garden breakfast tableMeetings and Receptions

    Our front parlor, rear parlor, dining room, informal parlor and formal garden may be leased individually or in combination for functions of business and/or pleasure. Be it two or fifty, breakfast, lunch or dinner, our parlors make a great meeting venue. All of our common rooms are equipped with cable and telephone lines to fulfill meeting needs. Projection walls are available as are other business necessities.


    Our home is a perfect venue for medium to small, intimate weddings. A beautiful English-style garden that can be tented, formal parlors and a dramatic staircase topped with a stained glass skylight. Many of our guest rooms have been designed to become adjoining suites for that intimate family gathering feeling of home. Every wedding personally created, every facet cared for from invitation and floral designs to innovative menu planning. Let us help you find a photographer, milliner or minister!

  • Area Information

    4 East Madison Inn Baltimore, MD GardenNearby Attractions

    4 East Madison Inn is located in the historic Mt.Vernon Cultural District filled with great restaurants, shopping and historic institutions including:

    • Peabody Conservatory
    • The Walters Art Gallery
    • Center Stage
    • Maryland Historical Society
    • Basilica of the Assumption
    • Garrett Jacobs MansionEnoch Pratt Free Library
    • Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute & Cultural Center
    • University of Maryland-Baltimore
    • Maryland Institute College of Art
    • Lyric Theater
    • Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

    20 minutes from BWI and 5 blocks from Penn Station

    Short Distance from the Following:

    • Johns Hopkins Medicine, Mercy Medical Center
      and University of Maryland Medicine hospitals
    • Financial District and the Inner Harbor Marinas
    • Historic Fell's Point and Little Italy
    • National Aquarium in Baltimore
    • Baltimore Museum of Industry
    • Health Club facility with Pool


    • Historic Flower Mart
    • First Thursdays at Monument Park
    • Book Faire in September
    • Farmers Market May-December
    • Artscape: Baltimore's Celebration of the Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts
    • Mt. Vernon Washington Monument Holiday Lighting
    • The Holly Tour of Historic Buildings