Residence Inn by Marriott Baltimore Downtown/Inner Harbor
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Historical Traveler Reviews Residence Inn by Marriott Baltimore Downtown/Inner Harbor
Stayed at the Residence Inn Marriott Inner Harbor for 2 nights in July 2006. I'm a young single traveller on a budget so I usually stay in much more budget accommodations (e.g., Days Inn, Super 8, Travelodge) but decided to splurge for this hotel for the last 2 nights of my extended vacation. Wow!!!! This was easily the nicest hotel I've ever stayed in. It's super easy to find in downtown Baltimore. The staff were overly helpful and professional on every occasion. I couldn't believe how short the was was to ALL of the action in the Inner Harbor. It was only a five minutes walk to the Visitor Center, harbor cruises, Ride the Ducks, double-decker trolley, sightseeing tours, millions of restaurants and shopping, historical attractions, and on and on. It couldn't have been more convenient. I walked everywhere!!!! My suite was a corner room and HUGE!!! It wasn't a hotel room, it was a luxurious one bedroom apartment which would probably be thousand of dollars or more per month in San Francisco. I could see part of Oriole Park at Camden Yards from my room. My room had 3 large windows and was super light and airy. The fully stocked kitchen, full living area, separate bedroom, etc... all were large and impressive. I'm used to the standard continental breakfast of bagels and waffles....this hotel ofered that plus hot options such as scrambled eggs, sausage, and breakfast potatoes. Then in the evenings (Monday through Thursday) there was a manager's reception. On my Monday night there they offered 2 delicious soups, salad, yummy crackers, and all types of sodas. That served as a full dinner for me. The breakfast/reception room was beautiful, spacious, and comfortable. I could go on and on, but you get the idea. I was sad to leave this hotel and would HIGHLY recommend this hotel. Plus, the BEST part was that I booked early on the Internet for a rate of $113 per night. What a steal!!!!! Well the parking was $25 per night which was ridicuous, but still made for an inexpensive stay overall. Don't miss this hotel!!! It's perfect in every way. Let's make this hotel #1 in Baltimore. Please email with questions. =)
Like other reviewers, we also found the Residence Inn to be clean, comfortable, and in a great location two blocks from the Inner Harbor. Everything looked new and modern, and I was able to get a goverment/military rate that was very reasonable, and was the same rete for either a studio or one bedroom.
Wonderful hotel. Great staff. Beautiful, clean room.Delicious breakfasts.Only a few blocks from the inner harbor.
Highly recommend the Residence Inn!!
Could not be happier with this hotel! ALL staff were professional, friendly and accomodating. Rooms are nice, large and functional for longer stays with the stove, microwave, fridge and dishwasher. Beds are very comfortable!! Still has "new" feel. A true "home away from home" feel. Keep your car safe in valet parking - too much traffic. Close walk to inner harbor. Taxis also easily available. Great breakfast provided. CVS and Dunkin Donuts next door. Hotel also has a small "market room" off the lobby with ice cream, frozen foods and snacks for purchase. **May want to stay between the hotel and the inner harbor area when walking at night for safety reasons.**
Great Hotel! Awesome Staff!!
Our group stayed here for a convention and had a great time! The one bedroom suites have tons of room and are decorated nicely. The beds are really comfortable compared to most hotels!! The staff was so welcoming and helpful..never a problem! The breakfast was to die for..waffels, sausage, biscuits, fresh fruit, etc. Walking distance to the harbor, restaurants, convention center, shopping, etc. Would highly recommend this hotel to anyone traveling in that area.
We thoroughly enjoyed our three-night stay here. We found the staff uniformly to be friendly and helpful. Being quite a new hotel, everything is new, but it was obvious to us that it is also being well maintained.
Let's spend the night together!
Just a short note to say that this was a wonderful place to stay the night the Rolling Stones came to town. A quick check-in, then off to The Charleston for a fabulous "tasting" style of menu. Wonderful! A quick cab ride back to change into concert gear and then a short walk to Mariner Arena. What a memorable show!
The next morning included a very short walk to the Inner Harbor, then a quick drive to the Walters Art Gallery, lunch at Sasha's and then back to the real world!
The hotel room and staff were wonderful!
My only advice: Baltiimore seems short on taxis. Plan on 20 minutes to get one. Our valet offered and dropped up off for dinner when a taxi never appeared. Thanks again!
This hotel wasn't quite what I expected in terms of location, parking, and the usual quality I expect with Marriott. The hotel is located in the inner harbor "area", but the reality is that it's two blocks up, and one block over from the area. While that's not a substantial distance for walking (about 10 mins), there is a noticeable difference in terms of the surrounding environment. This Residence Inn feels more like it's in the city, rather than near the harbor (and no, you cannot see the harbor from this hotel). In fact, when I asked the employee at the front desk if it was safe to walk home at night from the Inner Harbor, she replied "well there's an Orioles game tonight so there will be plenty of people around and you shouldn't have a problem". She was right. On both nights (both game nights) there were plenty of people and we were fine, but I still had an uneasy feeling about the location (which I did not have in the harbor area).
A group (6) of friends of mine stayed here at the Residence Inn Inner Harbor Sept 2-5. We had a great time. The hotel was excellent. We stayed in a 2 bed, 2 bath suite with a full kitchen and living area. We traveled by taxi (van for 6) from BWI to hotel, costs $25. But when leaving to return to BWI, no vans were able to pick us up. Vans are aloud from BWI to city but not from city to BWI. CAUTION!!!! So we had to use light rail (which wasn't so bad, and cheaper $1.60 person) versus limo $70, or two cabs $50. But to use the light rail we had to carry our luggage about 5 blocks. Average cab ride around city was $10. The hotel's full breakfast was great. We also went to a ballgame during our last day and the hotel gave us a late checkout. The front desk was very accomodating as for calling around for cabs, or offering suggestions of where to eat. The location of the hotel is 2-5 blocks from everything (inner harbor, power plant, visitors center, camden yard, light rail), we even walked to Little Italy. We had the best dinner of the trip at Ceasar's Den. Most of the Italian places have their menus posted outside so you can see what they offer and the cost. Some provide shuttles. Some are very expensive while others very reasonable. We had crabs one day but they put an extra $5 surcharge on the menu because of the hurricane, it has depleted the quanity of crabs, I also heard some of the places have been selling out quick their dinner supply of crabs. So if eating crabs, go early. The water taxi ($8 day) is fun and they give coupons for over thirty places. Lots of 2 for 1 dinner and free drinks. Also look in magazines available for coupons. So don't drink and drive. Not really much parking anywhere. Alot of the bars and restaurants offer happy hour from 4-7 with free buffets, wings, etc. Take advantage of these for late lunch or snack before dinner. One last word, wear good walking shoes because you'll be doing alot of walking. HAVE FUN!!! We did.
Just came back from the Residence Inn/Inner Harbor. We stayed in a studio suite. The room had normal Residence Inn amenities. The rooms are not luxurious but nice, clean and practical. Great for singles, couples or families. The only two reasons why I gave the hotel an above average instead of excellent were: 1) The view (pretty non-existent from our room) and 2) The bedspreads (or lack of). I can appreciate the fact that the hotel wants to use a no bedspread/comforter policy due to the fact that the bedspreads in hotel rooms are truly unsanitary BUT there were no extra blankets in lieu of the bedspreads. We had to turn off the airconditioner to make up for the fact that we would freeze without proper covering. If I had to chose dirty covering over NO covering....NO covering would win. I can appreciate why they don't have covers...I just wish extra clean blankets were provided. The breakfast was great. Eggs, grits, waffles, cereal, juice, sausage, coffee, danish, yogurt, etc. were all provided for FREE which is a nice perk! The hotel itself is two blocks away from the inner harbor. Loved the location. If you are flying in....don't waste your money on a car. Many things in walking distance or reachable by taxi or water taxi. The hotel staff were very friendly. There is a small sitting area with a television in the lobby which comes in handy when you want to take a break. I would caution readers to be aware of the fact that they are many homeless people in the area of the inner harbor which can be very disheartening to those of you who have a caring heart. Just wanted to prepare you. There is a shopping mall (Harborplace Shopping) two blocks down as well as other retail establishments. For extras there is a CVS next door AND a Dunkin Donuts for all coffee lovers. If you want to make reservations, do it as soon as possible. I think the word is spreading. This hotel is brand new, has kitchen amenities, free breakfast and studio - 2 bedrooms SO it is a hot commodity! Have fun!