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Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore

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550 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21202-6099
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had to be in Baltimore for a couple of days, and looked up hotels with the best reviews. We stayed in a refurbished room, and why girlfriend could only manage the word "OMG" when she saw the room, it was that amazing. The construction is due to end at the end of March. Only tried a snack so far -... More 

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Bob_Haislip, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that you found our new guestrooms to be so amazing! We've completely redesigned the rooms with modern wall coverings, carpeting, artwork, new furniture including new bedding, a 40" LED television, and we've added new touches to our marble bathrooms. Explorer's continues to serve terrific cuisine, including renowned Maryland crabcakes. Regarding the Wi-Fi, our complimentary Wi-Fi... More 

New Bern, North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
18 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Under construction so the restaurant was closed - the bar is beautiful and food pretty good. They are updating the rooms but in doing so it has lost much of its charm. That being said the bed was wonderful free wifi there was a robe to use and even an umbrella haven't seen that before. Found the staff to be... More 

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Bob_Haislip, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit, as well as for taking the time to provide candid feedback about our new look and vibe. We appreciate that so many guests that have been so loyal to the property through the years, and we recognize that not everyone will love our new look. That said, the impetus to modernize the look of... More 

Destin, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved everything about the Royal Sonesta. Staff was wonderful from the valet to front desk and concierge. Best crab cakes(we had them everyday of our weekend stay) and the bartenders were fantastic. We had the best view of the Inner Harbor from our room...day and night. They also have great workout facilities and a nice garden area to relax outside.

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Bob_Haislip, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, responded to this review

Thank you for all of the wonderful comments about the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore! Our wonderful staff takes pride in providing personalized service. Also, yours is the second straight guest review remarking about how delicious our crabcakes are--and that's because we use real Maryland blue crab meat. Our chefs will love reading your comments! We especially appreciate your feedback... More 

da burgh
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104 reviews 104 reviews
13 hotel reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place still has the best inner harbor crab cakes (hands down better than Phillips), a good bed, nice bathrooms, and the best in-hotel pool in my opinion. Also, the front desk staff is amazing every time. The valet and bell staff are the nicest people you'll ever meet. But check before you go - I'm hoping they will get... More 

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Bob_Haislip, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, responded to this review

Linda, thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed and thoughtful review. As you've stated, we are changing our guestrooms and public spaces to reflect a much more modern look, in response to hundreds of reviews and comments from our guests. Through the past few years, the most common feedback has been along the lines of "perfect... More 

Zebulon, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel in Baltimore seveal times. The Hotel is located across the street from Baltimore's Inner Harbor and offers a great location for guests. The hotel staff is extremely courteous and professional. The hotel experience makes it a delight to be a guest. On this last visit (February 25-28, 2015), the hotel... More 

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Bob_Haislip, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, responded to this review

Jeffrey, thank you for your warm comments regarding your recent experience staying with us at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore. We recognize that any renovation, particularly an exetnsive $10 million renovation like our project, can easily cause disruption to anyone's plans, particularly when traveling for leisure. That's why we are glad to read your account describing how well the... More 

A TripAdvisor Member
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have stayed at this hotel twice before. Nice place, has been going through renovations for the last two years. People are nice. full service hotel. rooms saying accessible are not all truly accessible. valet staff is excellent, Michael was helpful at the front desk. staff is very nice.

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Bob_Haislip, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback! We're not certain, but you may have our hotel confused with another property you've visitied recently, as our renovation kicked off in early December, and will be completed by the end of March, a 3.5 month timeframe from start-to-finish. Our hotel features 8 ADA-compliant rooms, each with tub grab bars and widened doorways, and... More 

Fairfield, Connecticut
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Before booking, I read all of the reviews, construction complaints, etc... - We stayed three nights, and honestly, the only day we heard any noise was Monday morning, the weekend was quiet. The beds were plush and comfy, the rooms were nicely decorated, the spa / fitness area / pool was perfect. Above and beyond everything, I can't say enough... More 

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Bob_Haislip, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, responded to this review

Thank you for your warm comments about the new look to our hotel, and particularly about the service experience provided by Jonathan and the other members of our terrific team. For more than 25 years, great service has been the hallmark of this property, and we will certainly share your feedback with Joanthan. We apologize that our ongoing $10 millino... More 

Maryland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Yes they are under construction and that only caused one issue for us. The water was off for a period of time but we asked for and were given a couple of bottles of water. It's exciting to see the upgrades and what the lobby will look like when completed. That staircase is AMAZING. Can't say enough about the employees.... More 

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Bob_Haislip, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, responded to this review

Our team and our guests are so excited as the end date (late March) of our $10 million renovation approaches! We thank you for the wonderful comments about the amazing look of our new lobby and signature staircase, as well as the luxury of our spectacular new guestrooms. As we head into the home stretch of our renovation, beginning March... More 

Gorakhpur, India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I attended one meeting in Baltimore during Feb 7 to 11, 2015. Room service was very good and staff members were friendly. The problem we faced was because of drinking water. They are even not providing drinking water which should, in my opinion, be provided with room for a better service to guests.

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Bob_Haislip, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your stay in Charm City in one of our renovated guestrooms, and we thank you for being our guest. We appreciate the suggestion to add bottled waters to our guestrooms, and we will definitely consider doing so. We also feature a terrific lobby shop, Formula Espresso, which offers bottled water in a variety of brands... More 

Toronto
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I came here for High Tea with my best friend, and while we ran into a few problems at the beginning the service, food and recovery we experienced was exceptional. I had made a reservation for High Tea at 4PM, however when we arrived the reservation was nowhere to be found. There was a bit o confusion and frustration (as... More 

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Bob_Haislip, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with fellow travelers! We certainly apologize for the initial missteps but we are glad to hear that our bartender and chef rose to the occasion to provide personalized service that resulted in a great impression. We actively provide ongoing service training to empower our associates to take great care of our guests,... More 

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