Mount Vernon Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mount Vernon Hotel Baltimore
Do not stay here!
A friend and I came to town to stay one night and attend an Oriole's game. The hotel did not have my reservation, checked us into a dirty room and then gave us a room that did not have a working bathtub/shower! The last item was not discovered until the morning. The rooms are old, dirty and hot. The air never changed the room temperature and the windows are keylocked shut. The staff never apologized for any of the problems. The staff told us to take the wrong lite rail, thank goodness we discovered this before we got on the train.
DO NOT STAY HERE!
Get what you pay for
Well what do you expect for <$60/night? I had a pleasant stay in this hotel for two nights. It is about a ten minute walk from the convention center but as Baltimore is so safe it is worth it to see some of the city that is NOT the Inner Harbor.
The staff were helpful at all times with taxis and directions.
I do not reccomend the coffee in the morning and the breakfast continental etc. was not good. What is it with these places that think the only preserves we like are grape jelly and mixed fruit?
While it did not have high speed internet access I was able to piggy back on a local business line for some of my stay. Would I stay here again? For this price, yeah sure!
Below Hygienic standards
It was highly disappointing. The room had a stink, the air conditioning didnt function, the evening staff was rude and had attitude. It was totally sub standard and the quality was disgraceful.
When You Went To The Best Inn...
You should have chosen to settle in at the Best Inn. We have stayed there at least 6 times in the past three years, and received excellent service, a CLEAN room and QUIET! We've stayed downtown a number of times and been disappointed. Best Inn delivers comfort at an inexpensive daily rate. Next time you visit Baltimore, book Best Inn. You will save money and enjoy your stay. Promise.
Stay if You Dare
From the moment I walked in the door, I knew this lodging event would be an experience. A grand old dame of a hotel, perhaps? In need of cosmetic sugergy----lots of it. One of two elevators of the nine story building stopped working almost immediately making for an exceedingly long wait. Being reasonably fit, I took to the stairs to go down and up. However, there were many patrons for whom the stairs were not on option. While waiting for the elevator, one of the housekeepers joined me for the wait and mumbled under her breath, "oh, not again" and just shook her head
The Service: minimal, overtaxed (gives new meaning to the word minimal) staff means wait, wait some more, and have patience.... a lot of patience. Complimentary breakfast consisted of bread, cereal and yogurt with a reconstituted orange drink that was not mixed. On a positive note, those from dairy states will be happy to know that real butter was served in lieu of the expected immitation spread.
Lastly, no receipt was available upon check-out because the printer was not working. "Come back later!" Of course, the printer was not working when I came back. You have to expect that if the elevator is not working, should the printer have to work. Maybe it's a union shop and maybe the equipment was on stirke. I asked if my statement could be e-mailed to me. "Oh, sure we will do that." Several days later here I wait! Having never received the e-mail receipt as promised, (could it be their computer is on strike, too) I called to request a hard copy be faxed and mailed to me so that I could be reimbursed by my company for the expense, not to mention the experience!. To add additional insult to the previously mentioned injuries, I was..... disconnected. Called back to be placed on hold, and then told that "we will try" to go get a copy of the receipt to you and finally was asked, "what do you want?"
If you remember the 1975 sitcom "Hot L Balitmore," this is as close as it gets. Only this was not sit com. Oh, yeah! The room. Really, you don't want to go there. You really don't. Now, the bathroom, that was the piece de resistance! And really, you don't want to go there, either! For any reason! Don't go there!
I just wanted to say that I had the best time here in Baltimore, and it was because of the Mount Vernon Hotel. The rooms were ok, but the best part was the staff. I drove in from Philly with a few buddies to check out Camden Yards, and we checked in after one of the night games. The girls who work there are all hot, college chicks who live in the area. Every night they were up for partying in our room with us. I probably shouldn't say anymore, but I recommend this hotel highly!
Ruining the Reputation of Baltimore
My family and I decided to take a trip to Baltimore (my first time there). What an experience with the hotel from the moment we checked in. When we went up to our room we decided to look out the window at some teenagers marching when we turned around there was blood all over the blinds. I work in the health field and immediately called the front desk and asked to speak to the manager. He refused to see us face to face and the problems seemed to be never ending. After looking in the drawer of a night stand for the bible we found some marijuana in the drawer. I obviously was not pleased as my 4 year old son was also standing there. We were given a hard time but managed to get another room. Do not stay at the Mount Vernon Hotel. Totally bad experience.
What a night....from hell. If you want a room, don't stay here!
This hotel gave away our room after confirming late arrival twice, and we ended up 30 minutes outside of Baltimore for the night, before giving up and heading home the next morning.
The Whole Story
Well, where do I start? Yesterday around 12pm we pulled up in front of the Mt. Vernon Hotel and my father went in to see if our room was ready. It wasn't, since check-in is at 3, so he asked if it would be a problem if we checked in after the Orioles game (around 10pm).
"No problem!" says the guy behind the counter.
So my dad comes back out to the car, tells my mother (who always needs to verify things 600 times), and she goes in and asks the guy if we have to call and gaurentee late arrival or anything, and is told that all we need to do is show up, and that we can park across the street in a public parking garage for 10 bucks a day or something.
We park and head down to the harbor, about a 10 minute walk. We shop, eat at Cheescake factory, see the Orioles game, some live music, etc., etc., (Baltimore's inner harbor is awesome), and finally decide it's time to head back to the hotel.
We make the ten minute hike up to the hotel, grab our bags from the car, and walk through the front door to see a young woman at the front desk, with a bright smile on her face that told everything. Right then and there I knew there was a problem. She explained that our room had been given away, that they had over-booked by 5%, and that she had a whole list of people to do this to because the hotel was full.
Now I was pissed. Not only was my mother yelling at the girl, but some rent-a-cop peace-maker was already there waiting for this to happen so he could try to quell the situation. Needless to say it didn't work, my mother and I pounded this innocent young desk attendant who wasn't even at fault with questions and comments until her manager finally came back. My mother demanded an explanation, and the only thing he could say was that there was another hotel with rooms available for us, 5 miles away. He attempted to take our side and tell us how he understood our anger but I was quick to point out that HE was the reason we didn't have a room, afterall he was the manager.
Finally, we paid our parking fee and took off for the other hotel (the Best Inn) after refusing this man's poor attempt at a kind gesture in offering us a ride there. Driving out of Baltimore, we soon ended up in what can be likened to the bowels of NYC at the Best Inn. Taking a look at the hotel's looks and surroundings and the multitude of 18-wheelers and car carriers in the parking lot, we decided this was not at all a comparable hotel and we hit the road once again, arriving at a Best Western about 15 miles shy of the Maryland/Delaware border at just before midnight.
So, to recap, 2 hours after being told that our room in Baltimore we had reserved and confirmed our arrival time on twice had been given away, we ended up about 30 minutes outside of Baltimore at a Best Western in the middle of nowhere. To top it off, we didn't even bother driving the half our back into Baltimore to do some more shopping this morning like we had planned, we just headed home.
Functional but dreary hotel
We stayed here to celebrate a birthday and wanted to go the cheap route. The room was a bargain close to downtown, but we got what we paid for: a clean place to sleep.
The hotel room seemed clean enough. The place hasn't been updated or upgraded in a long time from what I can tell.
Continental breakfast was a sad affair. Lots of danish in plastic bags.
There seems to be some sort of college cooperative agreement here b/c there was a student lounge on the 1st floor and a lot of college-age comings and goings.
The staff was apathetic and slow on both check in and check out.
Basically, if you are looking to save $, it's a good price and a clean room. If you want a "nice" hotel, this isn't it. Spend more.
Don't Stay Here
We picked this hotel because it earned four stars on Hotels. It would be four stars ... in Fallujah, perhaps or maybe Kabul.
The first room they showed us had no lights. We would have had to dress by the light of the TV. There was a toilet sitting in the hallway and the whole floor had the atmosphere of a jail.
When we complained, we got another room that had lights, but smelled like a moldy towl and had a torn and stained carpet.
Even though we prepaid for our room, we left and stayed at a Holiday Inn several miles away. It cost us double, but it was worth it.
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