Parking in Annapolis
The Noah Hillman Garage at 150 Gorman St. is going to close on May 2nd and will be closed for the foreseeable future. This is the garage that is just off Main St., and the one that we have always recommended to our guests. There are still a number of alternative parking garages and lots in Annapolis, but you may not be familiar with them, and I would like to take this opportunity to familiarize you with them. Street parking is limited in Annapolis to just a matter of hours, and it is not a practical solution to long-term parking needs. Parking violations are now very costly in Annapolis, and your car may be towed as well, so please use caution.
The fastest and easiest way to familiarize yourself with all of the parking options is to visit The City of Annapolis Official Parking Guide which is online. You can find it at: https://www.annapolisparking.com.
We strongly suggest that you familiarize yourself with the best options which are the closest to The ANNAPOLIS INN, but keep in mind that they are not the only options. They are: The Calvert St Garage which is also known as The State Garage (19 St. John’s St.) is available and free from Friday night at 6pm to 6 am on Monday mornings. On weekdays, Monday through Friday, it is available and free only from 6pm to 6 am. There are also The Gott’s Court Garage (25 Northwest St.), and The South St. Lot (South St. off of Church Circle). The Visitors Center Parking Lot on Calvert St, The Basil Lot (110 Compromise St), and The City Dock Lot (Dock St) offer 2 hr. parking and may be a thrifty short-term parking option. If you are going to use your GPS to find them, they are all in downtown Annapolis, zip code 21401. Also, please check the daily parking rates, the hours of operation and any terms and conditions that need to be followed. Parking rules, regulations, parking availability, etc. are subject to change, so double check all of your parking options before coming to Annapolis. Also, take note of the vehicle height clearances and limitations of each of the garages.
There is also a free Circulator Bus that can transport you from some of the garages (e.g., Park Place, Knighton, or Gott’s garage to The City Dock which is close to our Inn. For more complete and up to date information and hours of operation, please check their website: https://www.annapolisparking.com/circulator-alternative-transportation.
A FREE shuttle route, enhanced with upgraded buses, will traverse the usual downtown (Circulator) route (Park Place to Main Street and back) with increased frequency. For those who park at Gotts (540 spaces) and Whitmore (278 spaces) garages, an electric trolley will make a close-in 10 minute loop between Calvert Street, State Circle, Main Street and West Street. Later this spring, there will also be an option from the City’s microstransit vendor, Via, offering on-demand services to and from fixed locations through their proprietary smartphone app.
Also, there are 1,000 additional public parking spaces at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium. Annapolis Transit operates the State Shuttle between the stadium and the Maryland State House buildings. The fare for a one-way trip on the State Shuttle is $2. Downtown parking options will continue to include Dock Street, on-street metered locations, and close-in surface lots including Basil, Donner, South Street and Larkin.
If you have any further questions, you can call:
City of Annapolis Parking Office:
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 4 PM
Phone: (443) 648-3087