Renaissance Harborplace Hotel
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... quite relaxing sitting on the platform in what was pretty much silence. It made for a nice start to my travels, even in my tired state.
I arrived at 30th street station in Philly in plenty of time for my train which left at 12.30pm. It was a busy ride, but nice to relax for an hour and half. I arrived in Baltimore at 2pm and caught a taxi to my hotel which was close to the harbor of Baltimore but not right in the city center. It was about ...
... years. Their biggest problem was that Adam worked too much in Baltimore, managing a friend's bar. He said he might like to try living in California next.
Jessie spoke about their recent attempt to live in Tanzania. She said sadly, passionately, that she felt a white person there would always be viewed by the locals as a financial opportunity and not as a friend. I felt bad for her, and hoped I wouldn't encounter a ...
... noxious water. In the end, the damage was significant. I ended up making a new list that night which contained all of those things that I had lost. Here is a sample:
1. The majority of my books.
2. A third of my recording gear.
3. Most of my paperwork.
4. Several hard drives.
5. A few old laptop computers.
The list goes on in the same depressing manner, but this incident has forced me to examine ...
... has hosted visits by Pope John Paul II, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta and the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople. I am so blessed to have my foot set at , my knees bent, my hands clasped for prayer on the ground where the AMERICA’S FIRST CATHEDRAL proudly stands …and yes, I can once again say that ~
I left my heart in MARYLAND where the MARIAN Shrine, stands still and is waiting to embrace me ...
... it is fun to see my friends faces light up as they unwrap the gift in front of me. do you think giving gifts is more fun than receiving them like me? The next thing I knew, Katrin brought me straight down the hall in their family room. She warned me ahead of time that she had a few things to give me. Katrin is such a lovely friend. Of course the gifts were perfectly wrapped with lovely wrapping paper and their was a matching card which she crafted herself. i unwrapped the ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Renaissance Harborplace Hotel Baltimore
My family and I stayed here in August 2003 for a national convention at the nearby convention center. At a Priceline rate of $85, this hotel was superb. Most comfortable hotel beds I have experienced. Very courteous staff. Excellent location in downtown Baltimore. Highly recommend, especially if you get a good rate on Priceline.
My wife and I needed a close-in getaway for our 1st anniversary. I had never been to the inner harbor, so we chose the Renaissance pretty much at random. I reserved a king room away from the waterfront. At check-in, the desk clerk gave us a free upgrade to a waterfront SUITE when informed of the purpose of our stay. We also received a coupon for a complimentary breakfast the next morning.
We stayed in this hotel in early May 2004.
Loved the Renaissance Inner Harbor
My husband and I (as well as my daughter and her family) stayed at the Ranaissance Inner Harbor 2-27 to 2-29 and loved it. Our rooms were clean, well-appointed and comfortable and the hotel is beautifully located BUT we must commend you on the staff...everyone, from the doorman (Marcus Bedford) who greeted us, to the desk to bell hops,chambermaids, waiters, hostesses/hosts...just wonderful! They are well-trained..couteous, greet you as they pass...they really made us feel well cared for. Thanks
Best of Baltimore
Luckily I made our reservation before I read any reviews otherwise the points made about noisy rooms, bad service, etc. would have put me off.
Our experience of this hotel didn't include any of these problems, we asked for a quiet room and we got just that, it was really comfortable and smart. The staff were always friendly and helpful. A terrific bonus is that the hotel is located in the same coplex as The Gallery shopping mall and it is wonderful. We had a great time, yep expensive, but it's not like you don't know this before you book. If you make it over to Baltimore try The Helmand restaurant, it is fabulous - excellent food, good service and great value, I assure you that you will love it!
We loved our stay here for a long weekend getaway. Our room offered a view of an interior courtyard, overlooking the indoor pool, and shopping arcade. A bonus: We could see if the pool was crowded (never).
Not too impressed
Fabulous hotel interior however came short for its guestrooms... unless you stayed in the presidential suite, I suppose. The price I paid for that room could have gotten me a suite at another Marriott location.
But I do recomment its Window restaurant where the breakfast was satisfying.
Just came back yesterday from Inner Harbor. The Renaissance Harborplace is a nice looking hotel and in a great spot however the noise leaves a lot to be desired. The walls between the rooms are paper thin; you can hear the conversations in the next room very easily. Security is nonexistent. There were people / children running and screaming around the halls until at least 3-4 am and then it quieted down. The front desk was no help. There was alot of undesirables in the hotel; you have to wonder it these people were guests! We felt if there was a better job of hotel personnel to actually see what goes on around the floors and make an effort to maintain some type of control; then maybe the stay may have been more enjoyable. Also beware of valet parking! The sign states $25 for overnight guests and when asking if this was per night or a one time fee; we were advised that it was a one time fee.
My husband and I chose a quick long get-away weekend so we could use up some of our Marriott offers. We stayed at this hotel because of the location and what it looked like on Marriott's web pages. Well, we were disappointed in this 12 floor hotel. We had a view of a parking garage and the streets were so noisy you could hear cars all night long. Ths staff was just average. The concierge was not very helpful. When we were leaving to go the Marriott Waterfront hotel for the next two nights, I asked her to call to see if we could check in early. She called the hotel and asked them if they had sold our the night before.
Great on the Fourth of July
We stayed at the Renaissance last year for the 4th of July and requested a view of the fireworks display. It was SPECTACULAR, they gave us a perfect room, we sat in our bathrobes and watched the show.
The staff was great, quick walk to the harbor shops (across the street), expensive but well worth the splurge.