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Holiday Inn Express Baltimore-Downtown

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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The place is close to the Inner harbor the hotel is very nice I stayed 2 nights and will go back again real soon. The people are very nice the rooms are clean. Breakfast is very good be nice if they changed it every day but you have a good variety, they even have something that makes pancakes wish I... More 

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at this hotel a few times and the staff and service has always been good. The hotel is older, but clean and the location to John Hopkins is very convenient. The hotels's free shuttle service makes getting to Inner Harbor and surrounding areas easy, no worries about traffic and parking. Special thank you to the driver, Dominic,... More 

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HIEBaltimoreDtwn, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Baltimore-Downtown, responded to this review

Dear shopper17011, We'd like to take the opportunity to thank you for staying with us! We appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your experience and are very happy to hear our location and shuttle service proved helpful in meeting your needs during your stay. Thank you for your continued loyalty! We look forward to seeing you back... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Baltimore for the first time on a solo business trip and stayed at the Holiday Inn Express for a week, and the hotel truly made it a more enjoyable experience. For me, what put this hotel above countless others I have stayed at were the convenient location, the free shuttle, and the extremely friendly and helpful staff.... More 

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HIEBaltimoreDtwn, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Baltimore-Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Laine M, We sincerely appreciate your feedback and thank you for giving us the opportunity to have you stay with us! We're thrilled to hear abput your stay and the fact that our team was able to make you feel comfortable and familiar being in a different city so far from home. We're glad you were able to find... More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express for almost a week while a family member had surgery at Johns Hopkins. The hospital gave us a list of hotels that give discounts to the patient's family so the price cut was very much appreciated. The hospital is about a mile from the hotel, but the neighborhood did not appear safe enough... More 

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HIEBaltimoreDtwn, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Baltimore-Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Cathytraveling, Thank you giving us the opportunity to have you visit with us during your trip to Baltimore! We understand that though the reason for your travels were hospital related, we are excited you were able to find peace and our hotel was able to provide comfort to you during this challenging time. Our complimentary shuttle service is a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful lobby of this restored lobby, and look at the safe still in the back wall behind the desk. I need to conduct business die turn but I do not want to pay downtown prices. With the convenient hourly shuttle it is easy access to my meetings. All if the usual amenities wifi, comfortable rooms and standard breakfast. The neighborhood... More 

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HIEBaltimoreDtwn, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Baltimore-Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Micha3l_K, Thank you for having given us the opportunity to have you stay with us! We appreciate your time and feedback, as this is what helps us enhance our guest experience and also motivates our team as we take great satisfaction in knowing our guests are comforted and relaxed when staying with us.. Your comments are a great asset... More 

Columbia, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our 6th stay here and as always it was great. It was the first time we used a room with 2 beds and it was very spacious. The staff was great and professional as always. Love the free shuttle to places around downtown area. It also goes to John Hopkins. This a unique place to stay with history... More 

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HIEBaltimoreDtwn, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Baltimore-Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Carlosrmstrng, Thank you very much for your lovely comments! We appreciate you coming to join us once again as it is always a true pleasure to have you as our valued guest! We sincerely appreciate you returning to see us and are very happy to hear that our team is always able to make your stay a wonderful experience.... More 

Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is located in an ex bank and has the most fabulous lobby with some wonderful architectural details. We had a nice room with an amazing view over to the main buildings of downtown Baltimore. Breakfast was good....the usual Holiday Inn fare, and Reception were very helpful and friendly. This hotel runs an excellent shuttle service to the Inner... More 

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HIEBaltimoreDtwn, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Baltimore-Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Mickigirl1310, We sincerely appreciate your time and effort in letting us know about your experience with us! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to have you as a valued guest. We're elated to hear you enjoyed your guest room, our great shuttle service, and that our staff was able to assist in making your stay comforting and enjoyable.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good deal for the price. Close to the waterfront and ballpark attractions. Free shuttle to Inner Harbor areas was terrific. Our driver DOMINIC was great, and gave us a few excellent suggestions on where to go.

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HIEBaltimoreDtwn, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Baltimore-Downtown, responded to this review

Dear robert w, Thank you for your lovely comments! We sincerely appreciate your time and effort in letting us know about your experience with us. We're thrilled to hear you were able to make great use of our complimentary shuttle service Your feedback is always appreciate and we invite you back in on your next visit to Baltimore! More 

Florida, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I arrived at the hotel parking lot all I thought was omg it looks like I'm in a terrible area. Had I seen that the hotel was located in an area like this I might have just spent a little more money to be more in the tourist area. But when we went inside I was very relieved. The... More 

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HIEBaltimoreDtwn, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Baltimore-Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Christine T, We wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for having chosen to stay with us during your visit to Baltimore! We're very glad our team was able to help you feel comfortable and relaxed during your stay and that you were able to find our complimentary shuttle service suitable for your needs! Your comments are always... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in this hotel for 4 nights, I like that they change the breakfast couple of time. i believe they rotate some items. first night we had bacon & turkey sausage. the second day we had burger & turkey burger. I don't eat meat for breakfast but the breakfast lady made bacon for me. very wonderful staff, we did... More 

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HIEBaltimoreDtwn, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Baltimore-Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Zobroff B, Thank you so much for taking the opportunity to tell us about your visit with us! We sincerely appreciate your feedback and will share your experience with the rest of our team. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and were able to take advantage of just some of our hotel... More 

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