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“Nice Business Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Express Baltimore - BWI Airport West

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Holiday Inn Express Baltimore - BWI Airport West
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   7481 Ridge Road, Hanover, MD 21076   |  
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“Nice Business Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

I stay at a lot of hotels every year and it’s always appreciated for staff to go beyond the basics. They were helpful at check in and offered to get my Rewards number and had a nice treat to take to your room. On this trip, I did not have a vehicle and they offered free service to the Mall and train station. Staff was helpful on all counts and the room was a basic HI room, but clean and had free internet. Breakfast was done well also.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TamikaBrown, Asst. Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Baltimore - BWI Airport West, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
Thank you for staying with us here at the Holiday Inn Express BWI-West. We are very pleased to see that you've enjoyed your stay with us. We strive very hard to provide our guest with excellent customer service and be responsive to all of their needs. We hope you continue to choose us the Holiday Inn Express BWI-West for all your future lodging needs.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Aberdeen, Maryland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Check in was challenging. I arrived in the evening after an exhausting flight across the International Date Line. I needed to extend my stay one night, and as a Priority Club member, I thought this would be easy as long as they had a room available. The attendant was an older woman with a British accent who kept fiddling with the keyboard and telling me that in order to do this I would have to physically move to another room. This made no sense to me, and I told her to just book me in any room where I could stay two consecutive nights. I was so tired I slumped over the counter and put my head down for a while until she finally agreed to let me stay in the same room for two nights. She made it seem like a huge favor. Huge pain in asparagus. Breakfast service and coffee excellent, however dining room and lobby TVs have CNN news all the time which is obnoxious. I saw a desk clerk change from sports to CNN so he could watch from the front desk. But it is clean and the stuff works.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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TamikaBrown, Assistant Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Baltimore - BWI Airport West, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Thank you for staying with us at the Holiday Inn Express BWI-West. We sincerely apologize for any inconvience you've experienced. We strive to make sure our guest are completely satisfied and all of their needs are met before leaving our hotel. We are taking the proper measures in making sure this matter never occurs again. Please give us a call so that we may make this matter right by you. Again thanks for choosing the Holiday Inn Express BWI and we hope to see you in your future travels.
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Concord, California
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244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We stayed in room 105 at this hotel in Hanover, MD recently, to visit nearby relatives. It's not the Inner Harbor or a fancy hotel but the Holiday Inn Express model worked quite well for us.

We had a room with two queen beds. Very spacious and clean room, with a bathroom large enough for two people --- decent towels and a very nice large adjustable shower head.

Plenty of standard amenities were available, like an iron and hair dryer and flat screen TV --- and the added pluses of a microwave and fridge. Also a desk, ergonomic office chair and side chair. VERY comfortable beds and numerous pillows labelled *soft* and *firm* so you can take your choice. It was a relatively quiet sleep --- the one exception being our first night when a family next door (there was a connecting door) had a crying baby. Easy to hear but didn't wake us in the middle of the night (thank you, baby).

The free wireless worked well --- always important for us. For those who need to print a boarding pass, there are two super-fast computers near the lobby which have a printer.

For snackoholics, there is a little store next to the front desk where you can buy candy (and a variety of snacks such as one would find in a vending machine), drinks and things to heat up in the microwave.

As always, we prefer interior corridors and an elevator, but were pleased to be on the first floor to not need the available elevator.

There is a healthy continental breakfast each morning, until 10am, with the possibility of pancakes made by a new-fangled machine. Pancake-lovers will enjoy it. Also, for those who get hungry later in the day, the hotel shares a parking lot with Denny's. We also appreciated the free, secure parking.

What was lacking for us ( might be anecdotal -- a one-time only occurrence, I hope) was the staff. They either seemed aloof or inefficient (several examples) and the worst part of it was when we needed the shuttle to pick us up and it took forever, due to (supposedly) their radio in the shuttle not working. We did have a car but depended on the shuttle just one day (which they claim runs reguarly each half hour) as we thought it would be easier. It was ineffective. We didn't depend on their shuttle again.

Other than that ---- we had a pleasant, comfortable stay at the Holiday Inn Express and if someone doesn't need to be in the middle of action downtown (or totally depend on the shuttle), it is a very nice place. Near the Arundel Mills Mall and a number of restaurants, by car.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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TamikaBrown, Assistant Guest Service Manager at Holiday Inn Express Baltimore - BWI Airport West, responded to this review, October 14, 2012
We here at the Holiday Inn Express BWI-West would like to thank you for staying with us. We are very pleased to have met your lodging needs, with the exception of our shuttle service. We sincerely apologize for the inconvience that you experienced with regard to our shuttle service. We will be sure to share your comments with our shuttle team to insure that this type of occurence doesn't happen again. We hope that you choose us for your lodging needs during your future travels and that your next stay with us will be an excellent one!
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Fort Knox, KY
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Staff is sloppy and apathetic. Room was clean, comfortable and pretty nice. Walls are thin and you can hear the neighbors. Location is excellent, just a couple of miles from the airport, Arundel Mills, gambling and Fort Meade. If only the service matched the location...

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Baltimore - BWI Airport West, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Dear wadd003,

Thank you for taking the time to complete a review on your stay. It is nice to know that you have noticed the cleanliness of our rooms. Our hotel is very proud of its level of service, cleanliness and quality of its product. However, I would like to for the difficulties you had experienced with the hotel staff. I assure you that this is not the norm you should expect from our hotel. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like you, enables us to target problem areas and take the necessary actions to ensure similar situations can be avoided in the future. We appreciate the candid feedback we receive and welcome any opportunity to improve.


Sincerely,

Janice A
Case Manager
IHG Care
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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 hotel reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Spent two nights and we were delighted. Business trip and did not spent too much time in the hotel. Room was spacious, clean and comfortable. Heat pump turned on and off frequently but that is expected in hotels. I would rather stay at comfortable temperature.
Breakfast was good, business center was adequate. Did not use fitness room but it looked great. Bathroom was clean and spacious. Shower was fuctional and adequate.
Staff was friendly and attentive. Parking area was clean. Hotel offer shuttle but we did not use it. It displayed airline departure and arrival in lobby which was great for travelling people. Over all good hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TamikaBrown, Asst. Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Baltimore - BWI Airport West, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Thank you for staying with us here at the Holiday Inn Express BWI-West. We really appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback in order for us to insure that our guests have the best customer service. We're very happy that you've had a wonderful stay here with us and that you will think of us in your future travels.
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Jackson, New Jersey
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Only spent one night here before my flight out of BWI but was very happy. Shuttle to and from airport plus local attractions. Great mall right down the road with many good resturaunts and bars. Staff was very friendly and rooms were modern and clean. Really very happy with my stay

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Noblesville, IN
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Some hotels will treat you like a second class citizen when you prepay through a secondary service like Hotwire. Not this place. I received great customer service from everyone from checkin to checkout. When they found out we were attending a game in Baltimore, they offered the shuttle to take us to the light rail station at the airport and were prompt to pick us up on our return. The hotel was clean and they provided everything that was needed. The breakfast was good and there was plenty to choose from. They had a cool automatic pancake machine. I will definitely stay here again next time I am in Baltimore.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 7481 Ridge Road, Hanover, MD 21076
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Location: United States > Maryland > Hanover
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Hanover
#7 Business Hotel in Hanover
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Baltimore - BWI Airport West 2.5*
Number of rooms: 159
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Inn Express BWI has heard your comments about the need to upgrade our hotel and are happy to report that we have just completed a 100% total renovation. From walls and cielings to carpet and furniture you will find we have thought of all your comments and needs. We eagerly look forward to your comments as you visit our location and see for yourself what a great product we have to compliment our staff that is eager to make your stay a great one. Hotel offers free shuttle service to BWI Airport & local attractions within 5 miles. Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express BWI Airport Hotel West! Conveniently located just 7 minutes from BWI Airport; and 3 minutes from Arundel Mills Mall featuring over 200 stores, Dave & Buster's and Medieval Times Dinner Theatre. The hotel is an 18 minute drive to the Baltimore Inner Harbor, Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards, and the home of the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Other attractions include the Baltimore National Aquarium, Annapolis Naval Academy and Historic Annapolis, Six Flags, Timonium Fairgrounds and Washington DC points of interest. The hotel is minutes to Northrop Grumman, Daimler Chrysler, Siemens, John Hopkins, Ft. Meade and NSA. Enjoy the comfort and services you have come to expect from Holiday Inn Express, including the complimentary Express Start Breakfast Bar with our signature Cinnamon Rolls and Simply Smart bedding and bath initiative. The hotel offers free local phone calls, high-speed Internet and shuttle 24/7 to BWI Airport, MARC Commuter Train, MTA Light Rail, and Amtrak Station. Tired of paying expensive parking fees at BWI Airport? Our park and fly package is the perfect solution! Make the Smart Choice for a good night's sleep. ... more   less 
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