With black walnut furnishings and hardwood floors, rooms have rich fabrics done up in creamy hues. Beds covered with down pillows and duvets add a luxe touch, as do iPod docks, in-room safes and refrigerated private bars. There are flat-panel TVs in the living areas, as well as hidden behind the mirrors of the spa-like bathrooms. After working out in the fitness center, retreat to the fourth-floor swimming pool ringed by chaise lounges or the fifth-floor splash pool and hot tub, all offering views of the city skyline. With 11 private rooms, including two suites with private soaking tubs facing floor-to-ceiling windows, the spa offers signature treatments like a sea-salt scrub followed by a marine-mud body mask. Dining options abound, from a Japanese izakaya-style eatery to a tavern with an open-fire grill and tables that spill out onto an outdoor terrace. In-room dining is also popular. Parking is available, as is access to the hotel's private car. In Baltimore's newest downtown destination, the trendy new neighborhood of Harbor East, the Four Seasons is near shops, eateries and nightclubs. The city's most vibrant neighborhoods are within walking distance: Fells Point is half a mile east, Little Italy is a quarter-mile north, and the Inner Harbor, home of attractions like the Baltimore Aquarium, is so close you can probably see it from your window. I-83 and I-95, two of the region's main thoroughfares, are a short drive away. Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is 11 miles south. The hard-to-beat address is one of the main attractions at the Four Seasons Baltimore, which pampers our guests with a spa, two pools, and an extensive fitness room. The hotel is also a prime spot for dinner or drinks.