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Historic Inns of Annapolis
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   58 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401   |  
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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“A Walk Back in Time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We were only able to spend one night but loved the Robert Johnson Inn. There are three properties in this group spread through on square and around the corner. You check in at one then the valet takes you to the other two if needed. Our check in was fine, nothing overly friendly. It was the valet/bellhop who we thought was wonderful. We wished we would have caught his name as he really tried to make everything perfect for us. He actually took two larger suitcases up 4 floors while we took the elevator and he beat us! He brought us ice from the first floor and back up again. There seemed nothing he wasn't able or willing to do for guests. Very impressed.
Our room was as requested, quiet and with a view this being of the Maryland State Capital building. Beautiful. Heavy draperies and fabrics, large TV although poor reception. The bedding was a bit tired and hopefully replaced soon. I know it's historic but fitted sheets would have been nice. No coffee facilities or fridge although coffee is served in that hotel's lobby starting at 7AM.
This hotel is definitely located within the heart of Annapolis which is a walk in time. Cobble stone streets, restaurants, bars and history are at every corner. The little things can be overlooked when you stand back and see where you are.
The one down side was the next morning when we went to the main hotel to check out, the valet on duty then was busy with his IPhone and didn't even see us pass and when we looked around that hotel as it too is historic, we found that those guests also get a selection of pastries, juice and coffee to our meager coffee. Would have been nice to be included.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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mradike1, General Manager at Historic Inns of Annapolis, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Dear Grums:

Thank you for your feedback. I was pleased to read that you overall enjoyed your stay at the Robert Johnson House and was specifically happy to read that a member of our valet team provided exceptional service. I appreciate your additional feedback on guest room and morning pastries; I will share that.

We provide complimentary muffins, pastries, and whole fruit for all of our guests at the Governor Calvert House, the point of check in. Any of our guests can take advantage of that and I am sorry that was not explained to you.

We appreciate your business and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely,

Mike Radike
General Manager
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Manhattan Beach, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The facilities are nice, but the bedding and fabrics throughout are very tired. Stayed in companion property in a very large room/suite, The Maryland Inn, but the transfer from the main Calvert house was very easy. Valet drove us in our car to the property and picked us up whenever needed with no problems. The room had a very awkward setup. Had to walk through the large sitting area to get to the bathroom from the bedroom.

Their rates are on the high side especially considering that the standard rate does not include breakfast. That is an option that can be added.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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mradike1, General Manager at Historic Inns of Annapolis, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Dear sharedexperiences:

Thank you for your feedback about your recent stay. I am sorry that you felt you did not receive a positive experience while with us. While I noted you found the valet services to be efficient I am disappointed we were not able to provide a more overall pleasing visit. I agree that, because of the historic structure of our buildings, some of our rooms have peculiar arrangements. Please know we replace bedding and linen on a regular basis and will continue to do.

We value your patronage and thank you for your observations. We wish you the best in your future travels. Thank you.

Mike Radike
General Manager
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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

LOVED the location.... I ended up in one of the Inns on the State circle. My room was really cute, with original antiques and an up to date bathroom. The main street was 30 seconds down some steps right next to the Inn. Really enjoyed my stay in Annapolis - what a nice town!

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mradike1, General Manager at Historic Inns of Annapolis, responded to this review, June 8, 2014
Dear LCHand:

Thank you for posting your comments about your recent stay. I was happy to read you found our location in the heart of the Annapolis Historic District. We truly have the “best” location and, as you experienced with the service rating of “5,” we deliver the service to go along with the location.

We appreciate your business and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thank you.

Mike Radike
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Baltimore, Maryland
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22 hotel reviews
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stayed here for one night after an outing w/friends. We were able to walk from downtown. The room was comfortable and service was good. We used valet parking ($24) which was worth not having to look for parking downtown. The hotel was well kept, the room was a nice size w/comfortable bed. They offered muffins, cereal and lemonade in the lobby area in the morning before we left. I would recommend it to friends and I would definitely stay here again in the future.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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mradike1, General Manager at Historic Inns of Annapolis, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
Dear beachiemom:

Thank you for your comments. I was delighted to read how much you enjoyed your brief visit with us and glad to see you found several aspects that worked well for you. I certainly you had some time to take advantage of our central location and walk around the Historic District.

Baltimore is a short drive away; we look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you.

Mike Radike
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Newnan, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The Historic Inns of Annapolis offer a quiet reprise from the busy, touristy dock area of Annapolis. Within walking distance to popular bars and shopping, you can feel the serenity as you get closer to the circle that houses the Inns.

I highly recommend the valet parking ($24.00 per night) over street parking ($20.00 per night). The hotel was busy during our stay but the valets were fast and efficient. We stayed at the Robert Johnson House and the valets and check in is in the Gov. Calvert House. This did not create any inconvenience or delays. The circle is relatively small so we chose to walk between the two buildings but the valets were available to shuttle us, if needed.

The rooms are small but clean and comfortable. My only disappointment was not having access to a coffee/tea maker in my room. It is available in the lobby/common area of each building, however I prefer not to dress and walk a flight of stairs to get that first morning cup. The room did have a fridge and microwave.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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mradike1, General Manager at Historic Inns of Annapolis, responded to this review, May 27, 2014
Dear YogaRosie:

Thank you for your feedback about your recent stay. I was delighted to read that our valet parking team did a great job and that you found location, in the heart of the Historic District, to be very convenient. I will also share with our housekeeping team how clean you found your room to be. Thank you as well for your feedback on the in room coffee makers. We have considered this in the past but for now, as you noted, our “work around” is the lobby coffee set ups.
We appreciate your business and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thank you.
Mike Radike
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Having gotten one of the last few rooms available Friday morning for that night's one night stay, I could only be hopeful we'd get a good night's sleep. Everything from start to finish was perfect. From the valet, to checkin, the lovely room, fantastic bathroom, the cleanliness, charm, delicious coffee, fruit and pastry in the morning and proximity to everything, our stay couldn't have been better. Would love to stay there again!!!

Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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mradike1, General Manager at Historic Inns of Annapolis, responded to this review, May 25, 2014
Dear Deblsma:

Thank you for posting your feedback about your recent stay. I was so very pleased that you so enjoyed your brief stay and that everything worked out great. You will have to come back and stay with us a bit longer the next time!

We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Mike Radike
General Manager
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

My husband I stayed a Sat and Sun in the Gov Calvert house (building where check in and valet is located). We had a historic queen room. Room and hotel in general are cute and very clean, fairly spacious, but a little noisy in morning with street traffic. There was a wedding the day we checked in but we didn't hear any of the music or crowd in our room on the 4th floor. Check in and check out was easy but the front desk staff seemed annoyed that they had to check us in (we checked in 3:30pm not an unusual time and were the only people checking in). If a friendlier front desk, I would have rated 4 stars. Unlike other reviews I've seen, we found the valets were more helpful and pleasant than the people at check-in and we had no problem getting our car when it was time to leave. It was great having everything within walking distance, and the free morning coffee was a nice touch!

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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mradike1, General Manager at Historic Inns of Annapolis, responded to this review, May 24, 2014
Dear Burghette:

Thank you for posting your feedback. I was glad to see you found your room spacious and clean. I apologize you felt the front desk was not receptive during the check in process; we typically receive very strong, positive feedback about our team members and I will share your comments with them.

I was pleased to see that our valet did a great job for you and that you enjoyed our location. We appreciate your business and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thank you.

Mike Radike
General Manager
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Address: 58 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401
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Location: United States > Maryland > Annapolis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Annapolis
#10 Business Hotel in Annapolis
#11 Family Hotel in Annapolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Historic Inns of Annapolis 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
History comes to life at the Historic Inns of Annapolis. Located in downtown Annapolis, the Historic Inns of Annapolis comprise three unique hotels - each one with a storied past and significant place in American history. Perfect for a family vacation or a business retreat, the inns exude charm and class that have attracted guests for generations. From guest rooms to banquet rooms, we have all the space you need for the ideal getaway! ... more   less 
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