Okay, guys, it's a Hampton Inn...you aren't going to the Ritz.
With that said, I think this place really served up plenty of bang for the buck.
I was in Baltimore (again) for a wedding (again - yes, wedding number 5 in the last 6 months!), and this place was the one suggested by the couple. The hotel also offered shuttle service to the ceremony and reception, so that was part of its draw. Yes, I am totally down with being lazy and having door-to-door service.
Total plus column wins:
1) Affordable rooms.
2) Well-located hotel. The Inner Harbor area and Federal Hill are easily walkable, and Camden Yards is literally right across the street.
3) Large rooms that are clean, well-maintained, and quiet.
4) Really comfortable beds with big plushy pillows.
5) Free wifi and free plug-in wired Internet.
6) Free continental breakfast. It's not super fancy, but it'll totally get the job done. There's a make-your-own-waffle station, two hot trays (first morning was cheese omelettes and turkey sausages; second morning was scrambled eggs and some hash browns (I think?)), fruit, cereal, oatmeal, toast, yogurt pastries like muffins, etc., and the usual juice, milk, coffee, and tea. You really can't beat it for the price.
One questionable thing:
The private driver service that took me to a destination that should have been ~$7-9 via taxi tried to charge me $15. I asked the front desk lady beforehand how much a cab would typically cost to X destination, and she said "no more than $10." Tried calling for a cab, but then the valet guy instead suggested using the private driver guy. I was wary b/c those are usually expensive, but then they said the private driver guy (who I assume is contracted to service the hotel or something) would charge no more than a taxi's rate. So yeah...$15 is not what the taxi's rate would be. I know this because the next day, when I took a taxi to the train station (a destination that is FARTHER away than my X destination), the metered charge was $7.60. Yup. Note that there is a taxi stand across the street on the lefthand side.
One thing I'd change: The room's temperature control is a little odd. Sometimes it would be too warm and then it would be just right. It's not terrible, but it was extreme enough for us to notice it.
Of note (or maybe I'm just crazy b/c I couldn't find it):
There IS a closet in that room. It's behind the mirror. Yes, the full-length mirror that looks like it's only a wall mirror. Yup, there's a lip to the mirror that you can pull away to reveal - ta da! - a closet. I was baffled when I entered the room and couldn't find a closet, so here's hoping that little tip helps you. :)
Overall, I thought this hotel was a fine choice for an easy, no hassle, clean and comfortable location to call our home base while in Baltimore.
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January 25, 2013
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Thank you for taking the time to provide some feedback regarding your most recent stay at our property. Five weddings in six months certainly sounds like an exciting time for your family! At Hampton, it is always our goal to provide our guests with a clean and comfortable guest room, warm & friendly service and exceptional value. I'm glad we were able to exceed your expectations during your most recent stay at our property.
Thanks for pointing out the closet! It is "hidden" somewhat in our traditional guest rooms and we do hear that comment quite a bit. We are looking at ways to help better identify this for our guests.
I appreciate the honest and candid feedback you provided regarding transportation and I will ensure that your comments are shared appropriately. I'd also like to take a look at the thermostat in your guest room as this should regulate the temperature properly.
Thanks again for taking the time to share some feedback regarding your most recent stay. We certainly hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to Baltimore at some point in the future (wedding or not). As always, if there is any additional assistance I may provide to you, I am at your service.
Christopher D. Guerrero, CHA
Hampton Inn Baltimore Downtown Convention Center
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