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Mt. Washington Conference Center
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   5801 Smith Avenue Suite 1100, Baltimore, MD 21209 (Mt. Washington)   |  
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Ranked #41 of 69 hotels in Baltimore
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“Spartan”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012 via mobile

This picturesque setting offers spartan comforts that reflect the institutional management. Our bathroom is not even pretending to be clean, furnishing in the college residence style room is broken, and don't even dream of eating here, food is processed and pre packaged. Nostalgic of college dorm days.

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Great, low cost alternative if you're visiting Johns Hopkins University. At $89 to $119/night, this is a great value for a hotel. While the rooms are somewhat spartan (and probably needs an update) my double bed room was very spacious, clean and comfortable. It included a flat screen TV (most of the channels were analog though), a refrigerator and a large work space. The shower / bath was also larger than normal.

The hotel/conference staff were very friendly. During my one night stay the hotel wasn't that crowded. They also provide a free shuttle to Johns Hopkins Univ, which is about 15 minutes away.

Room Tip: all the rooms should be very quiet. no street noise whatsoever.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

I recently stayed here for a couple of nights during a visit to Baltimore. The staff (when I did interact with them) were very courteous and helpful, but the facilities on the whole needs an upgrade. Don't get me wrong: the conference center is useful, the rooms neat, the beds comfortable, and the bathrooms are clean. However, the whole place feels in need of sprucing up. I did notice that some of the carpet was going to be replaced in the conference center as a whole - but the rooms could use it as well. The furnishings have a "Contemporary 1980s" feel to them. Again, all very neat. But the place could use a much-needed facelift.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boston
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Don't let the reviews scare you off! My husband and I stayed here for two nights while bringing our son back to college. This hotel is off of the beaten path and offers no frills but it was wonderful. The rooms were clean and smelled fresh. The beds were comfortable and our room had a small balcony. The staff was very helpful. We requested shuttle service to a local restaurant and they were there in less than five minutes. Kind of uncomfortable because it was a Johns Hopkins security van but it got us to our location just fine. The hotel offers continental breakfast which was small but fine for us. On the down side, no restaurant or lounge on premises. The grounds were beautifully manicured. My husband used the workout facilities and said they were fine. If you are looking for a four or five star resort with all the amenities - this is not the place for you. If you are looking for a clean, no frills, safe hotel you should stay here.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ohio
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8 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Had to return to Baltimore for a minor surgery at Union Memorial hospital. Looked for a hotel that was close and had free parking. Mt. Washington Hotel turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. Grounds ( part of Johns Hopkins) were just beautiful. Hotel was clean and quiet. Staff was very accommidating and helpful. Hotel is close to the light rail line and in fact grounds security took us and picked us up from the rail line. Easy ride to the Inner Harbor. Two complaints though. One, air conditioning was very cold and we had to sleep with blankets on. Second, there was really not much in the way of restaurants in the area immediately close to the hotel. Hotel does provide a decent continental breakfast. All in all, I would definitely recmmend Mt. Washington as a very nice and reasonably priced option in northern Baltimore.

Room Tip: All rooms have very nice balconies
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Beautiful grounds, awful accomodations and service. NOT comparable to a Marriott as the advertisement stated. This is a converted dorm with outdated everything! Bathroom shower/tub was so dirty you could grow black eyed peas in it. Continental breakfast was the pits. NEVER STAY HERE!

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Ashland, Virginia
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

We stayed here for a visit to the Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus. This property was listed as near the campus, it is not. About a 15 minute drive. The rate was good, setting is lovely and grounds are beautiful, the rooms were fine too. The front desk service is poor. We only had 2 towels in our room for 3 people, when I asked for more, I was told that they did not know where the clean towels were. I called again and was told that I could come down to get them. Also, there was no dinner available at the property and the suggestions listed were either closed or permanently gone. We went back to the front desk to ask for help and they could not tell us where to eat???? We ended up using our GPS and found a great place, Donna's. Would choose a hotel closer to campus next time.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Mt. Washington Hotel
Mt. Washington Hotel Baltimore
Mt Washington Hotel
Address: 5801 Smith Avenue Suite 1100, Baltimore, MD 21209
Location: United States > Maryland > Baltimore > Mt. Washington
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Baltimore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mt. Washington Conference Center 3.5*
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