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Not a bad place
Did a 2 nighter during end of Easter week. First thing about Baltimore during this week, lots of teen age girls since some East coast volleyball tournament was going on. So rooms tough to get. Hotel staff was courteous and helpful. I didn't get many recommenations on where to but crabs though. Everybody recommended Mo's as if that's the only place selling steemed crabs. Anyway the hotel is what is expected for a city hotel - not new, some parts need repairs, charge for parking, view of garbage dump. Location has ups and downs: good, 3-4 blocks from inner harbor ,not so good all those prople waiting for the bus across the street. If your used to staying in reasonable prices hotels (including the parking charge) in cities like DC, Philadelphia, or Boston then you'll know what the Lord Baltimore has to offer.
Hooray for the valet!!
My pleasant experience at the Radisson pretty much started and ended at the valet ramp. I pulled up to a very warm smile that made me feel very comfortable. The valet then helped me with everything, and I felt his service was genuine and that he wasn?t just looking for a tip. The valet staff (I believe the company is called Towne Park) was helpful the entire weekend whether it was getting us a cab, or just having a small chat while having my morning coffee and cigarette. The valet service is reason enough for coming back to the Radisson.
Very nice hotel!!
We were hesitant about staying at such an old hotel, but friends had chosen it for a weekend getaway, so we went along. Our rooms were on the "Club Level." The rooms were large and comfortable, and they were clean. It was easy to adjust the heat. The beds were very comfortable with lots of pillows. The "Club Level" offers hors d'oeuvers at 5:00 p.m., and they were good and plentiful. They are served in a very nice lounge. There were lots of soft drinks and other libations. In the morning, there was a very nice continental breakfast with pastries, bagels and a cereal assortment. Both times there was a lot of fruit.
The staff is very friendly and very helpful. The valet parking is quick and easy. We liked this hotel, but were sorry that there was no view.
We thought we'd be able to see the Inner Harbor, but another hotel totally blocks the view. Other than that, we are quite confident in recommending this hotel to Baltimore visitors.
Better than some, worse than most!
We were greeted by a $25 per night parking fee. even if we left and returned The lobby was clean and well appointed. That is where the fun ended. Our room appeared clean on first sight. Upon closer inspection the bathroom was obviously dirty and there were cigarette butts in a plastic cup just under the bed (a non-smoking room). When we attempted to notify the front desk, the clerks response was"well?" Unhelpful staff, dirty room, expensive parking.
I was somewhat apprehensive (after reading the other reviews of this Hotel) in booking a weekend here. I had found a good price on the net and decided to take a chance. I was so surprised at what a pleasure our stay was. The front desk staff were very friendly & helpful and even accomodated our early check in. The location is quite convienient to the inner harbor, and if you happen face inclement weather, you can catch a cab to the harbor for under $5. The rooms are comfortable and elegant, plenty of towels and pillows. The maid service was thorough and discreet as well. I'd recommend this Hotel in a heatbeat. Thanks for a great weekend Raddison!
Not A Fan of the Baltimore Grill
My wife and I arrived at the lord Baltimore on August 22nd, 2003. We fortunately reserved the Plaza Suite Plan, where you get drinks and food for breakfast and pre-dinner with the "deal". Well, after the accomodations were fine; the Club Plaza was a great idea; I figured this place was special! So, we tried the Lord Baltimore Grill on August 22nd for dinner at 7 P.M. To make an upseting story short, The staff was so under-staffed and the management so incompetent that we and eventually another ten customers left the Grill without ever received our entrees! You probably wouldn't mind if I said that we were there for 30 minutes, but we were not served even after one hour! I filed a claim with the grill management; was promised two "Comps." ; and received a personal call from the Lord Baltimore Hotel. 6 weeks later (Today) Pat and I are still waiting for the complimentary dinners, not so much for the free-bies but simply for the satisfaction of knowing that Radisson Hotels really do care and don't claim a solution to their staff problems without really satisfying their guests! Are they a classy chain of hotels or a want-a-be chain. Tom and Patricia
Got a Great Price through Priceline, but hotel was average
We took a roadtrip down to Gettysburg, PA and stopped at Antietam Battlefield on our way to Baltimore. We didn't make hotel reservations for our Baltimore night in advance, figuring we'd find someplace.My husband went on Priceline the night before and requested a 4 star minimum hotel, and entered a price of $70. His bid was accepted by the Radisson Lord Baltimore. Of course, there is also $15 in fees on top of the bid price.We arrived at the hotel Thursday night around 9pm to be told by the valets that their garage was full, due to a concert and baseball game. The valet person was really nice and you could see he felt badly, but there wasn't a lot he could do. We had to drive around an unfamiliar area (and a little unsafe) to find a garage.Our room was ok, beds were nice...very large. However, carpet had stains and towel rack was hanging off the wall on one end. Not what you expect from a "4 star" hotel. There was also no safe in the room to store items, which I also found odd.It was an ok hotel, nothing great, not the best location, but for the price we got it was a good deal. I wouldn't stay there again however.
They just can't "hold the reservation"!
We checked into the Radisson for one night on August 15, 2003. We had confirmed a "non-smoking, King size bed" a few weeks prior. We got to the front desk only to be told that no king size rooms are available, but we do have you in a queen." So, I presented my confirmation and it was really just too bad -- they had no king size rooms. So, we really had no choice and we did accept the room. The room was very small, but adequate. It is convenient to the Light Rail, but it is a little scary to walk back to from the Harbor at night. Overall, for $89 that we paid, it was a reasonable value. I just wish hotels would learn not only to "take the reservation" but to "hold the reservation"! (To borrow from Jerry Seinfield)...
Good value, reliable
Good value hotel in a decent location. Rooms are reliably clean and of a good size. Breakfasts impressively ample. All in all, a good deal.
We checked in this hotel for our annual family reunion vacation. This was last year around the end of september. We had rooms at club level, and the rooms were excellent, health club just fine, and the lobby bar with a Bartender named louis impeccable. He was not only friendly, but made us feel at ease. The Lobby certainly lacks ventilation equipment, it did not seem to be easy for me to breathe at all becuase of all the smoke, this happened 3 times. Then we went to the Lord Baltimore Grill Restaurant and had burnt calamari and flies in my dad's soup. The waitress Sondra was not only rude and unattentive,I think she stole money out of my jacket and was more concerned about making her tip. I would definitely recommend the stay but never the restaurant.
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