Firstly, if you absolutely HAVE to fly out of BWI, make sure you leave yourself plenty of time to check and in and get through security, particularly at peak times. This has to be one of the most badly designed airports in the entire country.
I stayed here ahead of an early start at BWI. The hotel shuttle was fast and efficient and free to boot. Well worth the tip. The hotel lobby is very nice. The check in process was efficient and the staff were friendly, although it did seem a bit like they had a script to go through when checking you in. Sometimes natural charm is better, hotel chains!
The corridors and rooms were a little bit dated but still clean and more than acceptable. There are nearby eating options, in addition to those in-house. These are all walkable - eg chili's or quiznos.
The shuttle back to the airport starts at 4am. If your flight is any time before 6am you should get this shuttle. If you are on the earliest flights (eg Newark at 515am) you might want to get a taxi because the check in and security process takes a LONG time.
I would recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover the comfort and convenience of a prominent full-service hotel near Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport when staying at the stylish BWI Airport Marriott. Conveniently situated in the heart of the Washington, D.C./Baltimore government business district, this BWI hotel features complimentary shuttle service to the airport and Baltimore Light Rail so guests can enjoy convenient access to downtown and the Inner Harbor. Nearby attractions include Maryland Live! Casino, National Aquarium, Baltimore sports stadiums, historic Annapolis and Washington, D.C. With its easily accessible location and 18,000 square feet of flexible event space, the hotel is an ideal choice for business and social gatherings, maintaining a staff of event professionals that stand ready to ensure every detail is perfectly executed for outstanding events. Whether traveling for business, vacationing with family or planning a romantic weekend, this BWI Airport hotel is a remarkable destination. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bwi Airport Marriott Hotel Baltimore
- Marriott Bwi Airport
- Marriott Hotel Baltimore
- Marriott Baltimore
- Baltimore Marriott