Visit if you can! Just came back. A review of Residence Inn by Marriott Baltimore Downtown/Inner Harbor
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!