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The beginning of a big adventure . . .
We left Salisbury around 6:00 p.m., after working a full day and loading the car with a huge suitcase of clothes, a suitcase full of shoes, a suitcase full of under garments, a snack bag, a cooler, Will's backpack, my bag of books and random other things, two cameras (both Canon and fabulous), two …
How can one be 26 without ever having been on a plane? It was Greg's birthday and my mission to get him on a plane as a surprise weekend trip. We went to Baltimore, stayed at the Hyatt right on the Inner Harbor. Ate crabcakes for the first time, tooled around the harbor shopping area and rented a car to drive into DC. The weather was ******, but we …
... just being a shirt. Later on that evening whilst having a pee (those shandy's went right through you) the very same man came into the toilet and started banging on the only cubicle door, demanding for whoever was in there to hurry up. In his hand was a still-in-the-sterlized-packet straw he need to pee. That's why I put it aside. I am another hat down. I left my last one in Chicago. As such I am trawling sports shops for both hats and trainers. Hats are harder to find ...
... in Aberdeen to check out the Ripken Baseball Complex, pretty impressive setup to cater for baseball players of all ages. Arrived at Justin's place in pouring rain about 1:30.
We rested up for a little while before deciding to take the car back a day early, we wouldn't be needing it anymore - the road trip was over 6000 miles, fair effort in just over three weeks. Our little Chevy was ...
... lunch, which is where we ended up with a sub par meal but at least we had some refuge from the cold. A further 2.5 hour bus ride south took us to the Corning Glass Museum. We saw some glass making demos and managed to buy a few items from the huge gift store, but we had to battle hordes of rude tourists from other tour groups which arrived by the bus load, this place certainly is popular! Back on the bus for another 2.5hrs and a nap ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hyatt Regency Baltimore
The hotel is OK, but very dated. The bathroom had next to no lighting and skimpy, thread bare towels, which by the way, would only be cleaned every third day (along with the bed linens) due to conservation efforts. We got a better rate through the aquarium. I would have been VERY disappointed if we paid any more. It's just not up to par. The carpets in the hallway seemed very dirty to me. The good thing is the location, close to Camden Yards and Inner Harbor. The kids loved the swimming pool and basketball court.
My boyfriend took me to the Hyatt Regency as a Christmas gift. We arrived at 1pm on December 29, 2003 w/ all smiles. The check in was quick and smooth. We arrived to our oversized room on the 14th floor and awwed at the view of the city. We headed out to all shops and the gallery across the way and then had a lovely dinner at M&S Grill (awesom wine list). Upon our return we notice a large number of teenage children roaming about the hotel and making all sorts of commotion. It took us 25 mintues to get up to our room b/c they were playing on the elevators! Needless to say we spent the two nites of our little getaway w/o sleep. My boyfriend confronted the front desk numerous times and finally the head of security personally came to our room at 2am and took care of the noise situation. When I woke up the day were were to leave I was notified that we would be compensated for the noise and commotion from the nites before. So to end our trip we spent New Years Eve at the Hyatt on the house w/ an outstanding view of the Harbor and the fireworks. The staff was wonderful !! What a wonderful gift.
Rooms not ready
we stayed at the hyatt last summer. it was 94 degrees. we traveled 5 hours. our rooms were not ready at the check in time. we had to wait 1 and 1/2 hours while our rooms were being cleaned.the staff could of cared less. they never even offered us a glass of water. i complained to hyatt and aaa but nothing was ever done.
Great Service at the Hyatt Regency
First off, let me say how great the service was "outside" the Hyatt.
The true "gem" of this hotel is the valet parking, and doorman. Any questions I had about my trip, they answered with a smile, and even recommended better restaurants than the concierge did inside the hotel.
Because of them, the satisfaction of my trip increased immensely.
Inside the views are great, and the service is adequate. The prices are about right, and the room service was very fast and efficient. I would recommend the Hyatt to anyone.
We came down to Baltimore to go to Camden Yards and walk/shop along the Inner Harbor. The hotel location was excellent, staff was very helpful and never complained when we checked in a few hours early. Our room had a great view and was very clean and comfortable. We will be going back again next spring.
Loved the Hyatt
I did priceline for our trip to Baltimore, and I can not say enough about how great the service was. Everyone there was very nice. I thought our view out the window would be a parking lot but to my surprise it was on the side of the building and when you looked out the window you could see the harbour! My kids loved this hotel and the trip to Baltimore we would stay there again in a heartbeat!!
I stayed at this hotel for 1 night from Aug. 31st to Sept. 1st. Early check-in was a breeze. The normal check-in time is 3pm. I was there at 11:30am and they found a room for me. The only negative aspect of my stay here was the unruly guests that stayed at the room next to mine. The walls of this hotel are paper-thin. You can literally hear everything that goes on in the next room. These teenagers were screaming and running around in their room while blasting loud music. Typical teenagers, right? Well, until some of them got into a fight and kicked and/or punched the wall that my bed shares. The vibration of the wall rattled my bed's headboard so hard that I thought the headboard cracked! Good thing it didn't. I had to called the front desk and they sent up security(in 2 minutes!). It got pretty quiet after that. All of this at 1:15 in the morning! Checkout was a breeze again using the express checkout option on TV. My checkout form was all printed out and ready to go by the time I went down to the front desk. The harborview room was pretty nice. A copy of "The Baltimore Sun" paper was provided for free. Valet parking is $22 per day. Everthing about this hotel is pretty memorable, even those idiotic teens!
I wrote a review of the Dunes Manor Hotel. Following that trip, a couple weeks later we traveled to Baltimore's Inner Harbor for a short trip. We stayed at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Light St.. Overall the hotel was really nice, in my opinion. The only problem was a coffee pot that had no lid on the reservoir, so we had to clean that because who knows what could have fallen in there(!?). Again, something with coffee. There is a small refrigerator in the room, but it only holds the wet bar and it is "sensatized" by weight, so if something is removed it automatically gets billed to your room, and you can't store any of your own food in the refrigerator, so if you bring food or drinks along, you will need your cooler. My husband was less than thrilled! Then there was the note in the bathroom from staff and management, which I will get to. But, the location was perfect! The rooms are clean and decorated tastefully. There is a crosswalk to the convention center and Inner Harbor so you don't need to get on the city streets at all. We didn't have a harbor view, but we had a view of the tall city buildings, Light St., the crosswalk, and the end of Harborplace. The view was fine, because I love watching the city, and the city lights at night. The elevators were very slow moving, stopping on almost every floor (14 of them!) but that wasn't too bad because the elevators are glass, and you see everything going on outside while you're traveling up and down! My big problem was the sign in the bathroom that basically said in an effort to conserve water and "save the environment" they would only change your sheets and towels IF YOU ASKED THEM TO! Otherwise, they leave the same towels and sheets in your room for your entire stay! Well, one of the "perks" of going on vacation is to have someone provide you with fresh sheets and towels and clean up your room every day! I'm all for being resourceful, but I mean, isn't that stretching things a bit, especially when you're paying those kinds of prices and your on vacation? Two years ago when we were down, a Greenpeace ship was docked in the harbor. The harbor was filthy, still is, but I never saw anyone then or now, trying to clean it up! Anyway, most of the restaurants are somewhat over priced, the food is adequate. The best place we found has been McCormick & Schmicks. Paolo's is alright, so is Wayne's BBQ. Both have delicious Maryland Crab Soup. City Brewing isn't all it 's "cracked up to be", it's kind of dirty, and the Fudgery Fudge is not that good! We found a nice little place near McCormack & Schmicks called the Peacock Cafe. We sat outside to eat and it was nice. The service was excellent, the waitress, friendly. However, while outside eating, police helicopters were flying around all over, turns out there was a shooting two blocks down from us over a parking spot! Another thing you should do if you're going to do some sight seeing is take advantage of the Water Taxi or Sea Taxi, they go everywhere from Inner Harbor to Fells Point, etc. for $6.00 a day, ride as often as you want. The aquarium and science museum are great for kids and grownups, ESPN Zone is good if you like arcade games, but it is a sports bar so it gets very noisy, and they have the BEST Barnes & Noble bookstore right there! They have outoor entertainment at Inner Harbor, some of it good, some really bad. But I was very fortunate enough to have seen a group of Bronx inner city kids from the Kipp Academy and their orchestra perform. OUTSTANDING! They played everything from classical to modern, to Barry White and Peter Cetera. Best part of my trip, it's too bad they only played for an hour. Baltimore is a big city, with a lot of crime, drugs, shootings, etc., but Inner Harbor seems somewhat removed from that, you just need to watch your back. I would go down again, and I would definately stay at the Hyatt Regency, but they will give me clean sheets and towels.
The Hyatt Regency Baltimore has a great location across the street from many restaurants and shops, only 10 blocks or less from most of the Inner Harbor tourist locations, including Federal Hill, Little Italy, and Mount Vernon, with a well lit exterior in a safe neighborhood and walkways above the streets to the convention center and Inner Harbor. The hotel itself is typical corporate hotel in style, service and amenities, catering to business and conference travelers. The rooms are comfortable, pleasant, with the usual toiletries, hair dryer, ironing board and iron, etc, but above average linens. All rooms have views, the best being on the harbor side. The elevators can be slow, but staff service is very good. Hotel restaurants and and room service are standard, not bad, but nothing special. Prices run slightly less than some of the fancier Inner Harbor hotels, so for the price and location, it's a good value.
Good view of Inner Harbor
Excellent location for touring inner harbor & views of harbor are fantastic. However, if you are not fortunate enough to get a room with a view of the inner harbor, you should demand a discount as the views of the rest of the city are nothing special. Rooms are clean, but if you stay more than one night, your room may not be cleaned until late in the afternoon. Excellent choice for access to convention center, inner harbor, & stadiums. But if you're interested in high quality accomodations, try the Marriott.