Sheraton Annapolis Hotel
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... We are staying at Washington/Capitol KOA. We put up our tent and set up our beds. The kids played on the inflatable pillow and tried to shoot some hoops while we got organised. Then we headed out to find some dinner. We tried Bob Evans which was not too bad. Then back for the kids to have a swim. They are all improving amazingly. Shower and now we are all bundled in the tent trying to get to sleep. Rather humid ...
... amp; rain. Woo-hoo ! The scouts worked very well together, and we made it out of the Summit in our comfortable bus on time, albeit wet.
Going back a couple days -- on Monday morning, most of the troop made the trip for a day of whitewater rafting. The river was a nice temperature, and the rapids were rather mellow -- mostly class 2, and just a little class 3. But a good time for all. Matthew, RJ & Alex got the lucky draws ...
Our day started well when we met Beth for brunch and Bread and Chocolate. Tasty food, good conversation. This is the third time I've seen her in a year ... a new post-college record, I think.
We had intended to see the Newseum today, but it was such a gorgeous day, we didn't want to spend much of the day inside, and, since the Newseum costs $20, we would have felt like we needed to spend many hours there, so we opted for a trek through the various ...
... Monument, it was really big. We took photos of us pointing to the tip of the monument while stood really far away. We didn't go right up close to it because it was so tall that we thought we would get a better picture from a bit further away. Just beside this was the World War 2 memorial. There were two big fountains in a pool of shallow water, surrounded by stone structures with each US state engraved into them. It was a really ...
... etc., etc. Nice respite from the cramped confines of our rv (no disrespect meant, Blue). Unfortunately, Kelly was in California visiting relatives and we missed him.
The next two days were spent wining (a lot)) and dining. Sushi from the local Japanese restaurant (excellent), shrimp on the barbie, etc. IN additon to the fact that we had five delightful labradors to dote on...just walking into the room would send them into ecstasy. If ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sheraton Annapolis Hotel
I booked a weekend stay at the Sheraton annapolis, as we wanted to visit Six Flags on Saturday, then visit the waterfront area on Sunday. I then read the reviews on this site and was worried I made a poor choice. So i called up the hotel, and spoke to Tracy Sensibaugh, who was very helpful. She assured me that there was new management in place, and they were aware of the problems.
My husband and I stayed at the Sheraton four nights while planning our Annapolis wedding, and will never stay there again. The hotel seriously needs some upkeep; carpet is worn, wallpaper peeling, etc. There was a mustiness in the air, and the A/C either put out far too little air or blasted the room with freezing air. There was no happy medium. It smelled of mold. To top it off, during our stay there was a family reunion that completely took over the hotel. Not completely the Sheraton's fault, however, when there are pizza boxes and empty six-pack containers lining the entire hallway as your walk to your room, loud and boisterous guests making noise in the hallways all hours of the night, and the pool completely unusable because there are so many guests in it, it does become a bit of management's problem.
Much better than expected
Our experience was quite a bit better than that of most of the other reviewers. We were on the club floor which gave us a few more amenities and a better than average continental breakfast - attractively presented and including fresh fruit, yogurt, and a large bowl of delicious strawberries along with the standard cereal, bagels, toast, and commercial pastries. Our room was a very pleasant, clean, good size 3* room. The lobby of the hotel was very sparse. The front desk staff was pleasant but clueless. A typical response to questions about sightseeing was, "I don't have a clue." The location was right off the highway, near a mall and many chain restaurants. It was necessary to drive to the waterfront. All in all, we were pleasantly surprised after reading the reviews.
After reading ALL the Horrible reviews/stories I had to write that this hotel is just great and in a fun, good and safe location....it is clean, it has NEW furnishng's and is right next to tons of great food and shopping...I would reccomend it to ANYONE! Sure, some of the bathroms have a yelow hue to the lighting..who cares! I had the air on ALL night and it was not LOUD...I give it a rating of an average to above average rating...stay here..it's fine...and I should know, I stay in over 200 hotels a year...
I am a meeting planner and was told that the meeting would be put at this hotel. After the meeting was contracted the hotel was sold. Problems with the Sheraton Barcelo Hotel.
This was my last stay at a Sheraton. No matter how much Starwood tries to fix the unfixable, offer service guarantees, etc., it just doesn't seem to be working.
Disappointed with the service
Mediocre service. Housekeeping did not get to my room until about 4pm, when it was time to get changed for dinner. Had to ask for towels day two. Currently clean becuase it is new, but just wait a couple of years....
We recently ran a rather large (60 attendee) meeting at the Sheraton Barcelo in late May. While the interior common areas and meeting rooms are clean and attractive; room service and banquet food was just okay (how do you mess up a crab cake sandwich in Annapolis?); the banquet helpers, maids and engineer (more on him in #1) were helpful, I was not pleased with the property on a number of levels.
Skip the Sheraton
Skip the Sheraton. While they are trying to become an upscale brand, this hotel still has a long way to go for customer service. I am a Starwood member, but did not get the room I reserved (kind n/s), even though those were available on the preferred floor. Had 2 rooms during the visit, as the first was a smoking room. Room service trays were left in the hall for 48 hours, customer service issues not properly handled. Go for a B&B in Annapolis instead.
The Sheraton Barcelo is a standard hotel. Its at the very outskirts of Annapolis, but a short drive to downtown. Its right next door to several chain restaurants and across the street from a large mall.
Although I had trouble getting the correct rate when I first made my reservation, everything was cleared up when I arrived. The staff was pleasant and the rooms were clean.