Courtyard by Marriott Baltimore Downtown / Inner Harbor
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We are leaving Orlando, and back to Baltimore and this time it's time for a good swim in the Marriot Courtyard Hotel, a proper hotel for those who wants to visit Disney World. We had breakfast in the family restaurant where American families go to for their daily breakfast. This is the time where I observe the American lifestyle and this is what I …
... the trash out; Tuesdays and Fridays are trash days, packed lunch for jill and i and set out on the half hour commute to work. I-95 saw the usual rush hour traffic. I reached for my cell phone to check for traffic update which quickly turned into the realization that i haven't had a phone for about two weeks now. The phone was sent back to Samsung for an LCD fix. This was initially disappointing since I had just purchased the phone couple of months ago and it ...
... us, it didn't define our trip, nor ruin it. In fact, I think it made us both stronger. We handled that. We can handle anything. So bring it on.
Today was quiet and mellow. A good change from our energetic pace and certainly from the intensity of yesterday. Will bounced back perfectly, as always. I'm a little slower on the rebound. Had a cleansing cry after the boys ...
... coffee house after we spent the evening exploring a "haunted", long-abandoned tuberculosis hospital. I remembered the first time she told me she loved me. It was over email. I remembered that the first time I kissed her was on her left cheek. I remembered the first time I saw her cry, she was crying about her sister. I remembered how great it had always felt to have someone I could just talk to, for hours and hours and hours. As these ...
... I had an Approved Instructor meeting at 6.30 till 8.00 so a 12 hour day meant an easy dinner in my room. Friday was the first day of the conference itself. Each day starts at 8.00 am (although today's first speaker was at 7.15 am) with with 6 plenary speakers till 12.30. After lunch, there are 2 elective workshops each of 90 minutes. Like any conference, some of the speakers are good and some are average and some ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Courtyard by Marriott Baltimore Downtown / Inner Harbor
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.