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Historical Traveler Reviews Courtyard by Marriott Baltimore Downtown / Inner Harbor
Great stay, great location
We had a great stay. The room was very clean and comfortable, offered a nice view of the harbor. Free Internet-connected computers for guest use in the lobby were a nice touch. Staff was very friendly and accomodating. Pool/hot tub were clean and enjoyable. Excellent breakfast buffet.
There are great restaurants and other amenities (Whole Foods) in the immediate vicinity. Much of the area is under construction and that will only enhance this location in the future as new businesses open.
The hotel itself was excellent, but two things I'd do differently:
1) The rate we paid was only about $20 less than the full-service Marriott two blocks away. Maybe it was this particular weekend and the difference isn't always so little, but I'd be tempted to give the full-service hotel a try next time if faced with similar rates.
2) There is lots of available metered street parking in the immediate vicinity (for now at least, given that many new businesses haven't opened yet) while the hotel is charging $19/day. You might be able to make a street space work for you--meters operate Monday-Saturday from either 8 or 9 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Loved the Courtyard Marriott!!!
Stayed at the Marriott for 2 nights this past weekend with 9 friends. The front desk staff were amazing. So helpful and even gave a day of free parking. They are lovely!
The hotel is in an up and coming area, lots of construction, but still accessible. It's directly in between Fells Point and the Inner Harbor, so if you are planning on doing both (which I recommend) this is the hotel. The hotel is directly next door to a new Whole Foods and lots of restaurants. Great price, Great service, Great location!
Friendly service, surrounding area under construction
My husband and I stayed at this hotel for two nights (Thursday and Friday) with our two children (ages 7 and 4) in February. The staff was friendly and very helpful.
The pool is on the 4th floor, so if you're traveling with kids you may want to request that floor. During our stay, the pool opened at 5 p.m., which was rather an inconvenient time for the kids who wanted to swim earlier. The pool was the perfect size for our two small children, but it may seem small for families with older kids.
The hotel is close enough to walk to all the Inner Harbor main attractions (Aquarium, Science Museum, etc.). However, because of the current construction going on around the hotel and its vicinity, it was at times hard to manuever the kids.
Once construction is finished in that area, it will probably be easier to leave the car in the garage in the car and walk to the other areas like Fells Point.
Marriott Courtyard - a definite do-again!
In August I accompanied my daughter in her move to Baltimore to help her find an apartment. We stayed at the Courtyard (east harbor area) for ten days while getting her settled. It could not have been a better experience. The room was neat and clean and, while not luxurious, was exactly the "home away from home" we needed at the end of the day. However the staff made the experience rank in the excellent category. Each and every one of the employees we encountered - from from desk to room attendants to security - were all genuinely friendly and more than anxious to do whatever they could to make our stay successful. The place exuded positive attitude of people who seemed to actually enjoy their jobs!
Parking was easy (though not cheap); the building also housed two restaurants (the mexican place was great) and a Whole Foods grocery - perfect for a pick up of snacks or a trip through the salad bar for a meal in the room. One feature that was a plus for us was the coin-op laundry room in the hotel - a must for these long stays.
The location of the hotel was perfect - while not in the bustle of the inner harbor, it was a quick and pleasant walk, as was Fells Point and Little Italy. I can't think of a better location for exploring - on foot - some of Baltimore's variety of restaurants and great water atmosphere.
Don't be put off by the rather bland outer appearance or the construction nearby (a little noisy - but that will end) - this is a great choice for visitors who want more convenience than glitz.
I stayed at the Courtyard Inner Harbor for 5 nights in April. If you're looking for a comfortable, quiet stay within a reasonable walking distance to most attractions (Little Italy, Harbor Place, etc.) this is a great option.
Let's set the record straight - ALL Baltimore hotels are overpriced, and this is no exception. While resources within the hotel are limited (small breakfast-only restaurant, little bar, no gift shop to speak of) the WholeFoods market on the corner was a great convenience. Also, the hotel desk staff were amazing! I tried to buy nail polish remover from the desk clerk, who convinced me to just use a bottle he had that was already open. Not your typical hotel service! Weather in Baltimore was perfect during our stay, so even the walk to Camden Yard and the Convention Center were enjoyable - just forego fashion for comfort. The Ritz, this is not, but it's a comfortable, quiet hotel for the weary traveler. The beds were super comfortable and I couldn't have been happier with our choice!
Not worth the price, not at this location
The rooms were clean and reasonably well-apponted, but given the young age of this hotel, that's to be expected. The bathroom was bizarrely institutional, kind of like what you'd expect from a Red Roof Inn. The service was disappointingly disinterested in their duties. In all, this is the kind of place you'd spend $75 for in the suburbs and not feel too terribly ripped off. But it costs far more than that. We paid a substantial discount off the rack rate, and it was still way too much. This is an acceptable alternative to the pricier Marriott Waterfront if you're attending a function there or in Little Italy. Otherwise, there are nicer hotels at the price much closer to Baltimore attractions. While the walk from this hotel to the Aquarium, Harborplace, and the Power Plant is relatively easy and pleasant, the Convention Center and Science Center are lengthy hikes, and Camden Yards is quite distant. There's nothing about this hotel that would make such an effort worthwhile.
Courtyard Inner Harbor
Was directed to this hotel by staff at Marriott Inner Harbor (which had NO rooms!). This Courtyard is a bit away from the Harbor, but within walking distance. Nothing fantastic, but nothing bad either. The walk to Camden Yards is a big one (over a mile), but manageable, even with a 2- and 7-year old in tow. Decent-sized room, nice staff, good breakfast. Very close to Little Italy, although this trip didn't allow time to enjoy the food there...Would stay there again, if first choice wasn't available.
Great Place to Stay
The hotel staff was friendly and helpful. Checkin was very smooth. Our room was very clean with a view toward Fells Point. The hotel is in walking distance of Fells Point, Little Italy and Inner Harbor attractions. There is a market around the corner and several restaurants within easy walking distance. The hotel had an excellent breakfast buffet each morning for $9.95. The indoor pool and hot tub were maintained by an attendant and were both very clean. The pool is only open from 5pm to 10pm during the week but the hours are longer on weekends. I would stay here again.
Coutyard was very nice
Stayed at Courtyard August 22-25, '03. Our accommodations were really nice, room was clean and the bed was comfortable. Unfortunately, the guests in the room next door liked to party at 2 a.m. each night. We were lucky enough to get a room facing the harbor which was nice at night. There will not be a harbor view much longer. They are constructing a new building across the street and if you're a late sleeper, caution that construction crews begin work at 6:30 a.m. and are quite loud. They are only breaking ground and the work will continue for many months. The staff was courteous and friendly. Would stay there again because of its location. We could walk to the Inner Harbor, Fells Point and Little Italy. By the way, make sure you "Ride the Duck" and ask for Captain America. It was a great tour and lots of fun!
I stayed in Baltimore in Feb '03 at the Courtyard on the waterfront, and was very pleased. My room was new (hotel is fairly new) and clean, bed was comfortable, & the room had all amenities I needed (data port, etc.); great breakfast, and a bar for my nightcap. Stay here ... much cheaper than the Marriott across the street.