The flamboyant Ulysses

At Baltimore’s Ulysses Hotel, located in a 110-year-old apartment building in Mount Vernon, the rooms look like they came off a movie set.

The Italian Renaissance block – originally created by architects Glidden & Friz – has lived many lives. According to Baltimore Heritage, it was converted into doctors’ offices and later served as a nonprofit headquarters before hotelier Ash took over the space.

It now offers 116 rooms over nine floors, as well as a cafe & drinking parlour, with Art Deco suites that look like they’ve stepped out of a John Waters film.

Photos by Brett Wood