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... hall has it now and that is a vey very good thing), civilian clothes (I arrived with more than one outfit and don't have to wear a uniform) and a one week stay vs a 4 year incarceration, I mean stay. Looking forward to starting BGO training tomorrow, eating in king hall again and making some new ...
... into his Garmin ad then proceeded to drive around the block, twice! I was so irritated by the time I saw the station for the 3rd time and the meter was now sitting on $7. I told him to stop the cab or reset it and I will tell him where to go. He got annoyed with me and mumbled something about him not having to work today. He did reset the meter and then tells me he knows where he's going. Ethiopian *******. So I checked into the Capitol Hill Suites which was really just a ...
... br> I found that maybe I have made the wrong career choice! I could have been a Park Ranger riding around the Mall of America!!! Geez, if only I had only known.
We walked over to the Martin Luther King memorial. Rick said that the powers-to-be were still deciding ...
The city of Annapolis is a short 30 miles from Cherry Hill Park. Given that this is a historic city, containing both the State House and the Naval Academy, it was a pretty easy decision for us to make a day trip!
First stop would be the Naval Academy. Here is a brief history, taken from their website:
"The United States Navy was born during the American Revolution when the need for a naval force to match the Royal Navy became clear. But during ...
... has a nice lobby (with Christmas decorations!) and the bar makes good food (as we just found out). The view out of our window is kind of depressing - office buildings - and the air is dry and hot and has some sort of horrible air freshener. I look forward to being back outside/in museums. As a side note/commentary on walking around this city, I would LOVE to know who came up with the walking timers for ...
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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.