My family and I stayed 3 nights at the Brookshire and we loved it! There is not a pool and not any activities for children but I didn't go on vacation to stay at the hotel and my kids didn't even notice any lack of things to do. They thought everything was great, even the exercise room. Who thought a stationary bike could be so much fun!! The hotel was extremely easy to get to. One turn off route 83, 5 or 6 blocks down, and it's right on the corner. I called ahead of time to find out where I should pull up to and was directed to make a right on the corner and they had an area off of the street to unload. This was excellent because the hotel is on a 5 or 6 lane one way street that you do not want to stop your car on. There was an attendant waiting there to help with the bags and take care of your car. I can't remember his name but he did and excellent job and greeted us everyday we left to site see. There is valet parking so you don't have to attempt driving the one way, crazy busy streets to park in a parking garage. You pay a little extra for this but I believe it was well worth it. You can get your car as many times as you like and if you just need something from the car they will either bring it to the hotel or walk with you across the street to take you to your car. A wonderful service!!!
Check in was very easy and fast. We arrived early but our room was ready so we went straight up. I had chosen a 2 room suite with 2 double beds. There was so much room that no one complained, which is a miracle with just a mom and 3 kids!! The bathroom is a little small but again, I wasn't living in there. There is enough space to do what you have to do and not much more. There was a fridge, microwave, and single cup coffee maker. The fridge was great so we didn't have to waste food from the day. There were also 2 tvs so the boys could watch one and the girls the other before bedtime.
Breakfast, wifi, fitness room, and some other things were included in the destination fee of $10. Definitely worth it. Try feeding 3 kids breakfast for under $10...NOT HAPPENING. It was a nice breakfast: scrambled eggs, sausage, bagels, toast, english muffins, danishes, fresh fruit, cereal, milk, choc. milk, yogurt, coffee, o.j., another juice, and water. I was wondering what the breakfast would be before we went and couldn't find it anywhere in a review so I thought I would put it in. The kids were able to get something each morning that they wanted and it was all hot and fresh. There is a hotel employee that keeps an eye on everything all morning so it doesn't get dry and disgusting and she kept bringing out fresh batches so there was plenty to choose from no matter how early or late you got there.
Location was great!!! You are one block from the harbor and all of the attractions there. Everything was within walking distance. I parked my car when we arrived and it didn't move until we left. We were so close to everything that we were able to return to the hotel whenever we wanted throughout the day without losing much time.
The best part was the price! Staying from a Tuesday to a Friday I was able to take advantage of their stay 2 nights get one free. For this reason alone I extended the trip from 2 days to 3. Other hotels right by the harbor were so expensive, $200-400 per night!! WHO CAN AFFORD THAT?? Not this mom. The normal charge per night was cheaper and with the buy 2 get 1 offer, the Brookshire ran circles around their competitors. I was leery of booking through one of those low priced sites that get you discounted rates. I read reviews that said you didn't get all of the amenities or there was no record of your reservation. There was also the fact that you could cancel because of the low, low rates. So I used these sites to find pictures, reviews, and other info about the hotel and then proceeded to book my hotel directly through the Brookshire's site. I recommend this to anyone as they have a lot of different specials they offer directly on their site and you have the ability to cancel if an emergency arises and you can't travel. The only stip to this was you had to cancel a full day in advance to avoid a one night cancellation fee. That seems pretty fair to me.
I thought the value for my money was great and I couldn't have asked for a better stay. The Brookshire Suites made my family's vacation to Baltimore even better than expected!! I do plan on returning to Baltimore again during a summer to see the city in full swing and, when I do, I will be returning the Brookshire Suites once again!
I would like to thank all the staff, whether I met them or not, for such a wonderful stay!! :)
If you have a family definitely go for a 2 room suite. They have a lot of space so no one will feel...
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