Sheraton Annapolis Hotel
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... first thing I did was hop online to check the flight load. Still showing six BusinessFirst seats open and I’m currently #3 on the upgrade list. Departed the hotel at 8:27 and took the subway one stop to Marienplatz, where I transferred to the S-Bahn (commuter rail). Boarded the S8 train to Munich Flughafen at 8:44 (train was six minutes late).
After 16 minutes, I noticed several passengers with luggage getting up and disembarking at Daglfing ...
A quick brekky and we head off to find the 'real' amish...as we knew they were about. We regularly saw buggies and when driving on the back roads, off the main highways, we saw them working the farm land with horse drawn equipment, or walking around in their traditional clothes or on traditional unmotorised modes of transport. Their cycle was a cross of a razor/scooter and a bicycle. We saw those all over the place as well as those buggies. I'm prerty sure I took a photo of the road ...
... was plenty of food to go around. Afterwards we headed out for Steve’s walking tour of the city’s landmarks and monuments. First stop The White House! It’s so weird, it’s one of those iconic buildings that you see on telly all the time but to actually be stood outside is amazing. Well I say outside, the closest you can get is street side of the garden fence with a huge garden between you and the house. But if you stick your camera between the railings you can ...
... has many 18th-century houses. The names of several of the streets—King George's, Prince George's, Hanover, and Duke of Gloucester, etc.—date from colonial days. The United States Naval Academy was founded here in 1845. During World War II, shipyards in Annapolis built a number of PT Boats, and military vessels such ...
... hole, Dupont Circle. Here I enjoyed some people watching and an amazing dessert from the Shake Shack. It was called a Presidential Sweet blended custard (kind of like a soft ice cream) and involved vanilla custard with peanut butter sauce, marshmallow sauce and E. Guittard milk chocolate chunks. And yes, it was a sickly and sweet and divine as it sounds!
My first full day in Washington saw me along the National Mall starting to explore some of the many ...
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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.