Hampton Inn & Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hampton Inn & Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor
Nice Hotel, Very Bad Area
Just left on April 11th and had to post a review. The hotel itself is fine. The staff is good other than the front desk staff who seem to only know one word answers and are not very helpful. The big problem with this hotel is the location. It is located in a very run down area and is urrounded by construction which begins very early on weekdays. The baltimore police actually warned us about wandering very far from the immediate area because of the serious drug problems and crime. On the next corner is a club which atrracts very loud people and the two weekend days that we were there they had a spotlight truck set up to attract customers, which lit up the whole front of the hotel until 2 a.m. This is not a plqace to walk back to after dark. Not a hotel I would ever stay in again.
Just got back from three nights in Baltimore. The location is good-only a few blocks from Inner Harbor. The rooms are nice and are quite large. I had problems with check-in and the front desk staff entered my reservation incorrectly and checked me out one night early. The breakfast was not staffed or stocked on a Sunday morning and the valet took nearly 15 minutes each time I needed the car. You get what you pay for.
Quiet, clean hotel with courteous staff
My husband and I stayed at the Hampton Inn & Suites - Inner Harbor over Presidents weekend (02/18/05 to 02/20/05) and were very pleased with this hotel...When we checked in, the service was prompt, friendly and we received the room we had booked, unlike some other mixups I have read about other hotels in the area.. Our room was very clean, clean bed linens and spotless towels in the bathroom...Bathroom floor was also VERY clean(no hairs from previous guests!!!!! ). The first morning we went down for the breakfast buffet just to get some coffee, because it was like minutes before the buffet was to close. But the staff welcomed us saying that if we wanted something to eat they still had some eggs and sausage left...Thats a pretty nice offering for a free breakfast buffet - eggs, sausages, breads, biscuits, bagels, cereals, fresh fruits... The indoor pool and excercise area were clean. Neither were very large, but enough to enjoy a dip with the kids or to workout a bit... When we checked out, the valet service was very prompt, we waited about 5 minutes for our vehicle... I would definitely stay here again.. I had originally booked at Wyndham, but when I read all of the awful reviews that the hotel received, I quickly changed our reservation to Hampton Inn...glad I did!!!
Nice hotel at good price
Very nice hotel. Although I was just coming from a ridiculously small hotel in London so I was just so happy to have space...
Anyway, free high speed internet with wireless access in the lobby, free continental breakfast, and a huge bathroom. Friendly front desk staff and convenient location just a few blocks walk from the waterfront. Great experience.
great hotel; great location; manager Haddis was wonderful..I would definitely stay there again..rooms are great ..very close to Inner Harbor.........what a deal!
Convenient location & great service
My visit was in Sept. 2004 and I must say this is a great place to stay. It's close to everything (if you are willing to walk). We valet parked once ($25 per day) & didn't get in the car until we left 2 days later. The room came with extra pillows (total of 6 for 2 beds) which was nice. I will say that I didn't get as great a rate as some of the others who have written reviews (my rate was $170 p/night), but I'm not complaining because it was within walking distance of everything. The front desk & valet staff were extremely helpful and polite during our stay. Of course the Wednesday night reception left a little to be desired but since we weren't expecting anything it was nice nonetheless. Breakfast was great everyday with very cheerful and helpful wait staff (sometimes too helpful). In the evenings fresh cookies were in the lobby, which was also a pleasant surprise. Of course, as with most Hampton Inn's coffee, tea and cocoa are available in the lobby 24-7.
Yes, there is a good value hotel in the Inner Harbor area...
Yes, there is a good value hotel in the Inner Harbor area... and it is the Hampton Inn. Almost every other chain hotel here wants $250+ for a room. A very nice room can be had here for $139+. And it is a nice hotel in a restored historic building. Very friendly staff, free breakfast but no restaurant or bar in the building (go to Peter's), easy access to downtown businesses and the Inner Harbor. However, if you must have a view of the water then stay elsewhere. None of the rooms have a view. And there is no workout facility on site. There is a gym across the street that can be used for $10 a day. Free high speed internet access. Clean and comfortable rooms. Very comfortable beds but they should upgrade to down pillows.
I am just finishing my 2nd week here and will be back next week. I could have moved to the Courtyard (Harbor East area) but the Hampton is a better location for DT businesses. Also easy access to convention center and ballparks. If you must rent a car then you'll pay for it - parking seems to be premium here. But the hotel is very accessible to everything and taxis are everywhere.
My room for week 2 is much larger, a corner room on the 5th floor. Worth asking for a corner room. Still no real views but much larger.
And don't forget to try Peter's pub while you're there. It's in the alley right behind the hotel.
FYI, there is a Residence Inn being built right next door to Hampton Inn.
Great value in Inner Harbor
We stayed for a full week in May 2004, attending a conference at the Baltimore Convention Center. Hotel is directly behind Brookshire Suites, two short blocks from the Harborplace, and a maximum five minute walk from the Convention Center.
Lets face it - almost all of the Inner Harbor hotels are overpriced, tired, and in need of revamping, so the brand new Hampton Inn is a pleasant change. Very clean, nicely decorated in Hampton tradition. Good indoor pool in basement, very small gym (saw noone in it), and small business center, also in basement.
All rooms offer free high speed internet if you have your own laptop, free local telephone calls, fridge, microwave, etc. Free continental breakfast is good, and (while we were there) the hotel was offering a complimentary Manager's Reception Monday and Wednesday nights.
Suites just have larger rooms and sink benches. None of the suites have seperate bedrooms, and both myself and colleagues were bumped out of our originally confirmed suites into standard rooms until we complained.
The hotel is still going through some staff teething problems. Staff attitudes ranged from extremely helpful, to disinterested. Housemaids did an average to poor job of daily room servicing, and the staff on the weekend didn't seem to be able to cope with simple duties like keeping the breakfast buffet supplied.
On the whole though, comparing the price and quality to other Inner Harbor hotels, this new Hampton is a great deal.
No complaints. Great hotel.
I stayed here for 3 nights on business in May 2004. Can't say anything negative about the hotel. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Hotel and room was very clean. Complimentary breakfast was good (usually one or two hot items, plus the usual cold items). Didn't check out the pool/fitness room. Only a few short blocks to the harbor. Check out a Cuban restaurant only a few blocks to the east (Babalous Cafe). Excellent food! Doubt I would stay here on a family vacation trip. But it's a great business hotel. Only complaint was that when I checked in I asked if I was being upgraded to a suite (based on my status). He said yes. But perhaps he thought I asked if the room was "sweet." Because it definitely wasn't a suite. But I did not pursue the issue further.
Convenient, lower cost hotel
My family and I stayed in at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Baltimore, MD for 3 nights beginning 4/21/04. The hotel is relatively new and is in a renovated, historic building. The room furnishings are nicer than you would expect for a Hampton Inn and the room was clean and quiet. There is a continental breakfast that is included in the rate, which was reasonable considering the hotel's location and quality. Staff members were helpful and friendly. Best of all, it was only 3 short blocks to the Inner Harbor. The only downsides were the limited cereal choices at the continental breakfast (only Raisin Bran 2 of the 3 mornings, which is not too good if you're trying to feed children) and limited parking. The hotel provides valet parking only, which is what we used, at a cost of $25/day. The majority of the valet parking spaces are in a building a couple blocks away, so be prepared to add some extra time into your schedule to wait to see your vehicle. All in all, it was a good place to stay and we would stay there again on a return trip to Baltimore.
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