Loews Annapolis Hotel
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Being less than 2 hours from Annapolis it is a wonder I've never been there before. It is such a beautiful and peaceful city. It greatly differs from the bustling city of Inner Harbor Baltimore. Everything in the city seems to revolve around the Navy which is understandable considering the United States Naval Academy is right there. Being so close to the Academy we just had to visit it. So after lunch at a vintage tavern we walked over ...
... us by.
Tomorrow is a day of Smithsonians...until then,
PS Flat Eli went to some very special places today. We weren't able to take him into either gallery of congress, so we left him with the security people. When we came back, they showed us a few places that they took him to have his pictures taken...one of them was on the roof of the capital. We citizens don't even get to go up there, but Flat Eli did.
Up about 9:00 and I walked to the National Archives to get in line while Grandma and Kevin grabbed some breakfast...they were going to bring me a donut. I walked the 4-5 blocks to the Archives and noticed a line about as long as we saw yesterday. I got in line fearful we might never get in. It was only 9:25...the place opened at 10:00. About 9:55 an employee came by and told folks in line that it would probably be an hour ...
... their shows in the '70s. It rocks, they nailed it and they knew it.
After the show we talked to Ken from Steve’s table. The Rumour guys who came out were swamped by fans, one the fans looked like comic book guy from the Simpsons, with his rare albums, hard to find promotional posters and wearing the tour t-shirt.
Few beers back in the tavern with a noisy bar band in the background and then it was back to the Historic Inn and ...
... There are bronze statues of the presidents as well as other important people in the history of our country. You could spend the day there. The next stop was the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. They have the original Spirit of St. Louis as well as the plane that was flown by the Wright brothers.
The next stop was the Holocaust Museum. This is a must see if you ever get to Washington. The tour covers four ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Loews Annapolis Hotel
I travel 120 nights a year. I would like to think I have a good idea of hotel values; the feeling you have after you divided the dollars spent into what you got.
I usually give reviews equal to the number of stars a hotel should be and this hotel was a three star hotel. It was in a great location, within walking distance of the downtown area and it accepted pets. The hotel felt clean, and had some extra special touches like patio areas to sit and relax in; I especially liked the small terrace at the end of the hall, it was like having your own balcony and was big enough for several people to sit on. There are several different types of rooms at different prices. We stayed in one of the lower priced rooms, the price for our type of room should be anywhere from $95 to $140 during the summer. The room was clean, and had an average large bathroom, no balcony or special view.
We booked a Loews hotel for the first time and wanted to bring our dog since we would be in Annapolis for only one night to attend a concert. The lobby was airy and very nice with gorgeous hardwood floors. Our room was extremely clean, spacious, quiet, nicely decorated and I really enjoyed the bathroom organizer that held the toiletries I usually have all over the counter. Under the counter there's a large wicker laundry basket for wet towels which I thought was a nice touch. I used my Loews member card for the first time and was promptly delivered a bottle of Napa Valley merlot and and huge tray of fresh fruit and nuts. Customer service was superb and we will definitely stay at Loews again. We had breakfast this morning at Breezes and the staff was very accommodating and super quick. We had a great time. Absolutely no complaints whatsoever
Interestingly, I, too stayed here for a cousin's wedding!
Bad Beds! Don't sleep here...because you can't sleep. They need to just breakdown and buy some new ones. Location is ok, but not the best for the area. We had a "lovely" view out our window to the slums of Annapolis. Stay at the Marriott Waterfront or O'Callaghan's instead.
Hated the Loews Hotel
Bad beds,motel6 type towels, Mold around the bath tub, and a lot of noise
Lovely, spacious rooms
Very nice, clean hotel with lovely, spacious rooms. The only downside is that the immediate area is slightly "iffy" although we felt safe.
Great Stay at Loews
Stayed at this hotel for one night, July 30, 2003, and it was a great.
The hotel was clean, well appointed, with a terrific staff. The hotel is within walking distance of the historic area with shops and the water front, but be ready for a little walking. This was my first time to Annapolis. I can't wait to go again and would stay at Loew's. I had no complaints.
Stayed several nights for my cousin's wedding. Location is basically perfect. Can walk downtown within a few minutes and the shuttle will basically take you anywhere. First the staff are excellent. From the parking valets to Collette the concierge you can't complain. I do have a complaint though about the staff at Breezes (breakfast). Similar to the other review the waiters are curt and are not responsive. Ordered brunch with juice. The juice didn't turn up for 20 minutes and after repeated requests. The hotel from the outside appears fine but when when walk into the lobby you can immediately tell is extremely well used. The sofas are pretty worn and the place seems a little dated. On to the rooms - their best room a 1 bedroom suite was occupied by my cousin who was the bride. The carpeting has numerous stains and again the furniture was missing several pieces of its veneer. The rug also was severely bunched up in the center of the room making their best room look like a slum. The layout however was excellent with a full terrace with a decent view off the living room. Their deluxe room was no better. I had a separate living room and bedroom which were less in need of renovation but still the furniture was dated and aside from the decent collection of soaps it was sorely lacking any sort of ammenities. The beds by the way are terrible - very flat and in NEED of replacement. First night back was very sore and it was pretty hard to get a decent nights sleep.
Stayed at the Loews for my cousin's wedding and it was a bad experience. First, they allow pets and there is dog hair everywhere. In the rug, on the bedspread, on the elevator. I like dogs but I don't want to lay in a bed that Lassie slept in the night before. The room across the hall locked their dog in the room and went out for the evening. Poor Fido howled, barked, and scratched at the door for hours. Mysterious stains are on the rug. Looks like someone's dog isn't house trained. Then we went to breakfast and couldn't get served. They showed us to our seat and then disappeared for twenty minutes. We finally got a menu after we asked. About 20 minutes later we asked if someone could take our order. We waited about 10 more minutes and finally gave up when no one still didn't show up. We were probably lucky not to get any food because their would probably have been dog hairs in it also. For a coup de grace, the toilet overflowed causing a small flood. I picked the Loews over a cheaper Hampton Inn because I wanted a "nicer" place to stay. The other wedding guests that stayed at the Hampton said they had a wonderful time. I can't say the same about the Loews. Annapolis is a wonderful town to visit and I encourage all to do so. However, stay somewhere else besides the Loews.