Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel
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I arrived around mid-day, and, as usual, did my walking tour of the city. I do this every chance I get when I travel for work. I love just walking around and seeing what a city has to offer.
I was a bit surprised and impressed as I walked South of the City Center area. I was walking toward the convention center and saw the typical …
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... miles and catch the Metro aka the subway. I did some research online and found out we could get off the subway at the Lexington Market, which was five blocks from the field. Lexington Market is a great place to get just about anything you want to eat. Burgers, dogs, sushi, fried chicken, Greek,, Chinese, and for me the choice was seafood. In particular crab cakes. We found the Faidleys famous in Baltimore for crab cakes and and I got my fix (and ...
Woke up to the news that Obama has "4 more years"! It was a close thing... I took some photos of the news reports as the votes for each state were coming in last night...in places it looked like Romney had it. Went to visit another hospital today. It was right across the street from my hotel (which they very kindly paid for-I've been so lucky this trip-very spoiled. Although I was a little worried as to what they wanted from me in return. Especially when my previous ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel
Enjoyed the Sheraton
I spent a Saturday night in Baltimore due to family at John Hopkins.
With no reservation, I walked up to the check-in desk and received a room for $89. I am a SPG member so that may have helped. The front desk personal was very friendly and efficient. I received a north tower room that looked like it was recently renovated. The beds were firm and comfortable. The room décor was pleasant and did not look worn. A new LCD flat screen TV was mounted on the wall. The room has
Internet access but I never used it. The room and bathroom were very clean. Loved the heavenly shower hear with excellent water pressure. The only down side of staying here is the excessive parking fees. $22 for a guest is a very steep. Other than that, I enjoyed my night at the Sheraton.
Not south tower of sheration at fayette st
Although the hotel is in baltimore, and near the cathedral of the assumption, there are other issues. The rooms in the south tower are tired, and this is other's thoughts as well, by this I mean that the furniture is worn and knobs are missing. Inside the cabinet was missing a fridge. Only an empty cabinet with missing knobs.
Also, the valet was a thirty minutes wait. This is in additional to the valet charge of 34$ for a nite.
This lack of service doesn't urge me to return there any time soon.
The north tower was recently renovated, too bad not the south tower.
I stayed at this hotel for a professional convention. I had booked my room at the conference rate when the hotel was still the Wyndham--about 5 months in advance of the conference. I booked a suite of which very few were available. Several months later, the hotel changed owners, became the Sheraton. I called and confirmed that they still had my reservation, received an email confirmation with the details about my suite, including a large flat-screen tv. When I arrived at the hotel about 9:30 am, I was pleasantly surprised to be allowed to go up to my room immediately. However, when I arrived, I realized the room was not a suite and had not been upgraded. The furniture was worn and scuffed, there was no flat-screen tv, and there was no separate sitting room as I had been told there would be. I called the front desk and asked them if they had sent me to the wrong room, explained that I had booked a suite months in advance, read the description in my confirmation email from Sheraton etc. The front desk was reluctant to admit my room was not a suite or the room I had booked and finally said that none of the type of rooms I had described were available. They offered no compensation and made no attempt to apologize for or rectify the situation.
This hotel makes a great first impression. The lobby is recently updated and the staff was 4-star friendly and efficient. Then I believe when I stepped on the elevator I was tele-ported to another 1 star hotel. I stepped off of the elevator to see the bare bulb of a broken light fixture and ripped wallpaper (I'm not talking about the edges peeling, it had strips hanging down).
Stayed Saturday, March 10th. This place was one of the worst hotels I have ever stayed in. (Look at the photos for supporting evidence.) Mold was everywhere, the bathroom was falling apart, bulbs were missing from lamps, holes were in the baseboard trim (possible mouse hole), crown molding was falling from the ceiling, paint was chipping and worst of all, the toilet was not caulked and moved when you moved. Oh, for those that still use single blade straight razors there is a slot receptacle in the shower for you, nice. Best the front desk could do was comp my valet parking. Thanks. Also, one last thing that is not the hotels fault, it felt like the whole city of Baltimore was on fire with all the screaming, sirens and horns blowing at 3:00 AM. Obviously, it did not help that we were on the 24th floor.
I stayed for a business trip at this hotel recently. The room (in the North Tower) was spotless and beautifully decorated in blue with mahogany accents. The LCD tv was great but they didn't have HBO just Showtime. Room was very clean and housekeeping did a great job each day. There was no information about the hotel or the room in the room (no booklet about Baltimore, or where the fitness center was, etc) but I called down and got information. There was a room service menu though.
Glad They Renovated
I stayed at this hotel when it was the Wyndham & then after the renovation. very big improvement! The bar/restauraunt is expensive but then agin so is everything els ein baltimore. We were in town for a comedy show at the Lyric Opera House & it was a very short 5 min drive there. Convenience definitely a plus. The bed was heaven & the plasma TV was great. The skyline view was also nice at night. I would recommend this hotel now but when it was the Wyndham it was horrible!
The only problem I had was the heat didn't get very warm & winters in Baltimore can be frostbiting cold LOL but the front desk was very quick to help.
Not so hot
We stayed here for one night before a flight from BWI. We used Priceline and paid about $60. I would avoid this hotel in the future, since it's possible to do better in Baltimore for the same price. The hotel itself seems like a 3-4 star establishment from the lobby decor. It is a very large place, with two big towers and some amenities. The room was not particularly clean, in desperate need of renovations, and the temperature was hard to control. We absolutely had a nicer room at the Holiday Inn. It was fine for a meaningless night, but if you have high hopes, I'd recommend going elsewhere.
Ok, I'm generally not too terribly picky. I've done my time in the $40-$50/night hotels. Unfortunately, my room was something I'd expect from a $40-$50/night hotel. I acknowledge that there is a huge difference between the unrenovated rooms and the renovated rooms--especially south vs. north towers. They are undergoing renovations, which may account for the Jekyll/Hyde reviews you will see for this hotel. My room was south tower, and I was on the 5th and 6th floor (I had to switch rooms). When I checked in, I could not believe that the hotel was holding itself out as a conference-ready hotel. The room was embarassingly shabby. The room door was badly scuffed. Drawer knobs were missing. The carpeting was ratty. No guest information in the room, no room service menu, no indication that they were interested in my business (at least from the room--as others have written, the staff members were very friendly and helpful). The toilet tank was visibly leaning backward (and running--found out later it was leaking), and the bathroom countertop had the same swirl pattern you'd see in a yellow and brown acyrlic bowing ball. Again, the north tower rooms are a world apart, with new furniture and plasma tvs and beautiful closets. My room--no closet door (just empty track where it used to be). My tv--the TV armoire was missing a door in my second room and I had to lean from my bed and point the remote directly at it to get it to do anything. If all that is left is south tower (or at least unrenovated rooms), I recommend staying elsewhere until they are done with renovations. After that--I'm sure they'll have their act together.
Stayed February 2nd, 2007. Check in was good. Since I have platinum status, I was upgraded to a corner room on the top floor. They also gave us coupons for free breakfast in the Shula 2 Restaurant. Very nice.