I had not been to Baltimore, other than to pass through, in a while, and this hotel was a nice reminder of the unique character and history of this great American city going back to the time of Admiral Fell himself ca.18th century. The hotel presents as if it could have been in business during that time and maintains that ambience in a way that's understated and a bit artificial, but pleasant. As a modern hotel, it's perhaps stuck back in the 1990s in terms of condition and some small points. But if you compare its rates (179.00 for us) to those of more modern alternatives close by (Marriott 300.00 plus) it's a good value. The immediate neighborhood is great, historic, waterfront, active, lots of food and drink, but can be noisy through the windows as others have noted. Our problem at the back of the hotel overlooking backyards was a Mexican band that couldn't be seen late into Saturday evening. Parking is easy and safe in a PMI garage right down the street, but was 20.00 overnight on the weekend, probably more other times. TVs are HD without HD channels, curious. Wifi is free in the rooms and usable, but I wasn't able to get a good fix on its strength. Good people work here, and it's recommended.