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Hotel Brexton
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   868 Park Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201   |  
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Ranked #30 of 68 hotels in Baltimore
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“back in time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Nice old house with a sense of history. Well located, nice crew, clean room, simple but good free breakfast. Had to do a lot of internet work and connection was always good and front desk personnel ready to help with printing support as well as transportation coordination

Room Tip: Corner suits are nice and have good views; try to get a room with street view, in any case
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  • Stayed October 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brexton, General Manager at Hotel Brexton, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Thank you for your kind review of our hotel. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Our front desk staff works hard to provide the best customer service in Baltimore! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I stayed here with my boyfriend for a night. Nice location and beautiful historic building. The price tag, however, was far too high to deal with the room noise, the infrequent cable connection and the peeling paint on the room wall. Would return for a stay if the price was cut in half. Bed was very comfortable.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Brexton, General Manager at Hotel Brexton, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are sorry you felt out hotel was overpriced. Our prices vary according to demand and special events in the area. Please contact us soon and we will work with you for the best possible rate for your next stay.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

The hotel room was overall clean, and was different then most hotel rooms you stay in which was nice. However, the hotel advertises they have free parking, which in Baltimore is a big deal but they do not tell you until you arrive that they only have 5 parking spots for the entire hotel. Once those five spots are filled, your stuck paying a meter. The inner harbor is not as close as you would think. On very hot days there is no chance you want to walk there which means you end up driving and paying 26 dollars to park for the day. So the hotels location is very in-convent. The breakfast they advertise is in there basement, which is not pleasant. Overall, our stay was fair but I will not be choosing hotel brexton again in the future.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

The Brexton is a renovated historic hotel that falls short overall. The front desk staff frequently disappears and there's no bell on the counter so you just yell "HELLO" until someone eventually appears. The rooms are comfortable and updated but walls are paper thin so you hear everything going on next door. The hotel features the smallest and slowest elevator ever, so ask for a first or second floor room to avoid long waits. A member of our group cut her foot badly on the bottom of the sharp metal shower door (be careful!). I went to call the front desk and my room phone was dead. Really.

All in all, a very mixed experience. I wanted to like the hotel more but I truly believe you can find a better property with more amenities and better staffing.

Room Tip: Get a first or second floor room to avoid the painfully slow elevator.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Brexton, General Manager at Hotel Brexton, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
We apologize for your recent experience at our hotel. We are looking into each and every matter in your review to be sure this does not happen to another guest. We hope that your friend's foot is better, and we can assure we have repaired the bathroom that had this issue. We hope that you will give us a second chance soon to prove our award winning service to you.
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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

An historic, architectural jewel of a building has been modernized on the interior to make it a perfect delight for the contemporary traveller. Part of the big appeal is the unexpected. The rooms are not simple squares, rectangles, or any traditional geometric shapes. The space preserves the original design, respecting its integrity rather than reducing it to humdrum conformity. Another delight were the windows, which retain their original dimensions and settings. Modern amenities are provided in a thoughtful and convenient manner, including an effective individual climate control system. The staff are an inn keeper's dream. Welcoming, gracious, knowledgeable, efficient and thoroughly reliable. Taxis arrived when requested, boarding passes were printed and produced in a timely fashion, and the dining and activity suggestions were
excellent. Concierge services at their most outstanding level!
One small downside is the location. Although the neighborhood is safe, clean, and has interesting small shops and darling row houses. It is also rather far -like too far to walk easily- away from many attractions, including the inner harbor. Visitors to the Johns Hopkins facilities will find the location quite convenient. A plus to being away from the major tourist areas is that street
parking is available and secure.
The Brexton was a complete delight!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We had a great overnight stay at Hotel Brexton. We arrived in the morning prior to check-in and our room was already ready. We had a King room which was so nice, high ceilings, beautiful bathroom. Everything was clean and modern and the staff was very accommodating. This is one of the,ore affordable hotels in the area compared to the chains on the Inner Harbor and its just a short cab ride away to those main attractions. Also the conteintenal breakfast was nice, typical smaller items. I highly recommend.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brexton, General Manager at Hotel Brexton, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Thank you for your kind recommendation and review of our hotel. We could not agree with you more that our hotel is a much better option from the big chains. We hope to see you again soon!
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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Overall it's a good hotel to stay. For the money I paid, $99 per night, the historically renovation hotel room is okay, with a nice city view. The room is clean, the bed is comfortable to sleep on but I found a dirt spot on the blanket which is unacceptable.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brexton, General Manager at Hotel Brexton, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the room and view. We apologize for the dirt spot, and we will be sure to inspect all of our blankets. We hope that you will join us again soon for another stay in Baltimore.
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Address: 868 Park Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201
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Location: United States > Maryland > Baltimore
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 68 hotels in Baltimore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Brexton 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Brexton - Truly Extraordinary. Decidedly Unique. Escape the ordinary and immerse yourself in first-class service and accommodations in our brand new boutique hotel located in the heart of Baltimore. Rich colors and a trendy atmosphere set the tone for a luxurious experience. Our charming and historic hotel offers business and leisure guests the ultimate in comfort and style. We invite you to reacquaint yourself with dedicated service on an intimate scale, recapture the romance of travel and delight in the art of individuality. ... more   less 
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