I stayed here with a co-worker for four nights while in town for a conference at the Hilton. The Hilton was far too expensive so I did my best to find a reasonably priced hotel that wasn't too far a walk away (we did not have a car during this trip.)
The Best Western at Envy (BW) showed what turned out to be a very accurate 13 minute walk from the Hilton, stadium and inner harbor.
The BW is a small hotel with small rooms. This has never bothered me at any hotel I've stayed in but if you're looking for a lot of space, be aware of that.
The staff was polite and helpful and checkin was quick. Love the room keys - you just waved it in front of a panel on the door to unlock. Beware though - there is a small $3 charge for not returning them at the end of your visit.
We had a desk, closet, small dresser -- all the typical furnishings of a hotel room. What surprised me was the mini fridge and coffee maker. Both were used on a daily basis!
The sink and hairdryer were outside the bathroom -- something I always appreciate -- and we had a large flat screen TV on the wall with a nice selection of channels.
Housekeeping came by everyday and we always returned to a tidy room.
The breakfast was another surprise. I usually think of a continental breakfast as a smattering of bagels and some coffee. However, we were offered coffee, tea, orange juice, apple juice, yogurt, mini bagels, mini donuts, toast, english muffins, milk, three kinds of cereal, sausage patties and eggs. I was able to have a protein heavy vegetarian breakfast every morning without spending a penny! Even the dining area was pleasant.
Loved the free wifi!
There is a bus stop directly outside (sometimes leads to a huge crowd right outdoors) and Walgreens and a coffee shopt are right across the street.
So - the downside: only one that I can think of and that was the bathroom. The door was a recycled room door (complete with a defunct keycard lock) and was difficult to latch closed. It also creaked and was situated about a metal panel that emitted a loud "clunk" when accidentally stepped on.... troublesome when you're sharing a room and trying not to wake the other person when getting up to shower or use the bathroom.
But the bathroom door was just one small hangup at an otherwise lovely and affordable hotel; we both very much enjoyed the stay and I would certainly consider staying on a future visit!
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