I had always wanted to go into Baltimore for the Independence Day fireworks at the Inner Harbor. So this year we finally did it! And I'd always wanted to stay at an historical place. So we chose the Admiral Fell, at the end of Broadway in the heart of Fells Point. The setting is quaint, if a bit shabby. There are some upscale shops, but more run-down bars and vacant storefronts. The Inn is in a similar state. The registration process should have given me a clue. While I could look up availability on-line, I had to call to actually make the reservation. The staff was very attentive and professional, and the room was adequate, but there were little things that just didn't add up. There was an overpowering potpourri smell in the lobby. And some of the upholstery was visibly dirty. The room was adequate, nice furnishings, one bedspread had a tear, there was a glass shelf in the bathroom that seemed loose and was slanted enough to allow things to slide off, one table lamp was not working, and half the length of the sheets were tucked under the end of the mattress. But the thing that bothered me most was the dirty windows(inside & out)! And just outside, the peeling paint! The other down-tick was that I had signed up on the "Harbor Magic" website for the 4 p.m. Afternoon Tea and the 5 p.m. Ghost Tour, only to find out upon arrival that both had been canceled because of the holiday. They had my email address, they could have had the courtesy to contact me and let me know. While there was no mention of a complimentary breakfast, we imagined that they must have some provision, and I asked at the desk what they could recommend. The night clerk said there was a breakfast buffet that was regularly $11, but that we should ask about their voucher in the morning. What we discovered the next morning was that the voucher was only included in certain packages, and our stay did not qualify. Oh, and the buffet was really $11.95. We asked for alternatives, and they only offered one, a diner across the square, but we found it was way too crowded. We cut our losses & headed out of the city for a popular chain restaurant down the road. As for parking, we took the cheap route: street-side metered parking was $1/hour 10 a.m. -8 p.m. and free overnight. Alternatives were a nice garage 3 blocks away for about $15 overnight, or valet service from the Inn at $30 for 24 hrs.
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