Escape 45

Escape 45, Baltimore: Hours, Address, Escape 45 Reviews: 4.5/5

4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
Welcome to the ultimate escape room experience. Can you and your team work together to solve the puzzles, find the clues, and escape in time? The puzzles and mechanisms will test your intellect and wit! Our rooms will immerse you with the use of Arduino technology, audio-visual effects, and captivating narratives.
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< 1 hour
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Jeniye L
1 contribution
Great 1st visit, horrible 2nd one
Mar 2017 • Family
So, this review is based on two experiences at Escape 45. The first time I went with a friend, and did the Jewel Heist room. One of the items in the room was broken, but only one, the girl who worked there was super nice, we escaped, and we had a really great time. It started my love of escape rooms, so I thank them for that. Therefore, when a Groupon came up for Escape 45, I decided to get one for the Lighthouse, so that I could take my family, who had never done one before. Well, all I can say is, my family, consisting of my husband, two sons, my mother, and myself, did not have the great experience that I had on my first visit there. First off, when redeeming my Groupon, I still had to pay a 10% Baltimore City entertainment tax. I’m not sure if that is standard practice or not with Groupon, but I have NEVER had to pay money on top of what I spent on a Groupon before. However, that wouldn’t have even been an issue if everything else was okay. It was not. The good part was that the guy who waited on us, was once again very nice. However, the bad outweighed this overall. He started off by informing us that the walkie talkies were dead, but that we could call him on our cell phones instead. This created a problem because 1. there were other groups there at the same time, so he had to give us two numbers in case the other group was calling at the same as us, 2. out of the three times we called, he only answered once, so we couldn’t get any clues (The first call was to give the code for one of the broken items. Oh yeah, this room had a broken item as well.), and 3. Dialing phone numbers and waiting for rings that were never answered ate up valuable time. When we were let into the room, we were informed that one of the clues was broken, and we would have to call him on the phone to tell him what we figured out, so that if we got it right he could give us the clue we would have gotten if the thing was working. So now, two broken things, am I done yet? I wish. The countdown clock tv was ALSO broken. If you’ve never done an escape room, the countdown clock is CRUCIAL. We had no way of pacing ourselves! Needless to say, with no functioning walkies, no one answering the phones, and no countdown clock, we did not escape. The room itself was also looking pretty beat up, with missing drawers, knobs, and ripped books. I also saw where someone else said the Lighthouse Room was the worst room, and going off of the two I’ve done, I agree. There was no flow to the room, and some of the clues that were explained at the end, didn’t make a whole lot of sense, and I don’t see how anyone could have made that leap of logic without a clue, which, despite our efforts, we didn’t get. If Escape 45 can’t have a functioning room, than they shouldn’t be booking guests. My 15 year old, and 10 year old went from thinking I was an awesome mom, to be being annoyed that we wasted our time that day, and I can’t say I blame them. Escape 45, people deserve better for their hard earned money, I will be referring my friends to other escape rooms in the future.
Written March 13, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jennifer F
100 contributions
Don't do it.
Dec 2016 • Couples
The broken furniture, marijuana bong in the meeting room and all around disrepair if this escape room is inexcusable... Pick a reputable company.please.
Written March 12, 2017
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Alex K
Lutherville, MD46 contributions
Escape Rooms rock.
Dec 2016 • Business
If you've never gone to an escape room, give it a try. My wife and I had been wanting to try one for awhile and when this one popped up in our home town we thought I'd be a fun activity to do with friends.

It was exciting, fairly challenging, and a great activity to do with a group of people. I made it a surprise so no one else knew where we were headed. It was a great time.
Written December 12, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Local visitors are some of our favorite and we are thrilled to hear what a great time you and wife had! We hope to see you soon so you can try some of our other fun rooms!
Written January 8, 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jazie B
1 contribution
21st Birthday
Sep 2016 • Friends
We booked the Jewel Heist room for four to surprise my best friend for her birthday. She absolutely loved it & we all had a lot of fun. Looking forward to trying the other rooms. Highly recommend for groups of friends looking for something different.
Written September 16, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Happy Birthday to your friend from all of us at Escape 45! Thank you for the great feedback and we are happy that you had such a wonderful time.
Written January 8, 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

NP_95
Charlottesville, VA28 contributions
The Lighthouse escape
Aug 2016 • Friends
Six of us did the Lighthouse room. Very challenging and we had a great time! The staff were super nice and we thought the puzzles were creative and fun.
Written August 14, 2016
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The Lighthouse room is a customer favorite and it's awesome for us to hear what a splendid time you had. Thank you for the kind words to our staff, we always strive to give you the best experience.
Written January 8, 2017
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SuzanneLHuber
Baltimore, MD53 contributions
Fantastic Evening for ALL
Jun 2016 • Family
My daughter had a get together with her girlfriends. They are 16. The Mothers and Daughters met for dinner - there are soooo many great choices close to Escape 45. We dropped off the girls and had a cocktail and dessert while they HAD A BLAST! They were laughing and smiling when we picked them up. They all said it was fantastic and they would do it again. They said the employees were very helpful and fun and they felt like the bonding experience was fantastic!
It was a great light hearted night out - filled with bonding, laughs, and friendship!
My son wants to plan his trip with his friends soon!
Lots of fun for everyone!
Written July 25, 2016
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We love to hear that we can be such fun for all ages. We always make sure we offer a safe and enjoyable experience for any age. We can't wait to host your son and his friends and hopefully we will see you and your friends in for a your own night out!
Written January 8, 2017
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taz613
Baltimore, MD17 contributions
Lots of Fun!! (but with a few glitches)
Jul 2016 • Couples
2 of us went for the Jewel Heist room and we were paired with another 2. We had a GREAT time and finished without any hints just before our time was up. However, there were some glitches in the room- one cabinet that should have been locked, was mistakenly left open and we easily got a clue right out of it. Another clue wasn't hidden the way it was supposed to be, and we got it without taking all the steps that we otherwise would have needed to. Had we not gotten these "freebies," I doubt we would have solved the puzzles in time. But because we didn't get a "full experience," Escape 45 has offered us a nice compensation, so I'm glad that they're working that out for us!
Written July 20, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We want all of our guests to have the best experience possible. We are truly sorry you hit a couple of snags with your room and that we were able to work things out with you. Please come back soon and try some of our other rooms. We know you won't be disappointed.
Written January 8, 2017
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jackiedif
Bel Air, MD114 contributions
Jewel heist
Jun 2016 • Friends
We were a party of 3 without experience so we tried the Jewel Heist room. Some of the puzzles are challenging and fun, but multiple puzzles did not work correctly due to technology or overuse. Some problems benefited us while others wasted some of our 45 minutes. We were not able to escape. There is potential but the sensors and clues need to be fixed.
Written June 27, 2016
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We are very sorry to hear that your experience was not up to our standards. This is not the challenge we want any of our customers to have. Your feedback is very important to us to help us improve and provide better experiences for everyone. Please check your inbox for further outreach from our management personnel. Once again, our sincere apologies for our failings and hope to hear from you soon!
Written January 8, 2017
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TeamZyla
Annapolis, MD10 contributions
Great Challenge! Can't wait for more
Mar 2016 • Family
We loved the Lighthouse room! 5 of us had a great time. Customer service was super. We will be back. I treated my 13 year old daughter and some friends to the challenge for a birthday party celebration. It was perfect. They loved playing Master Detectives. They were one clue away from the key, so they had a great time!
Written June 14, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We love providing Birthday fun and we are thrilled you thought of us for your Birthday blast. The Lighthouse room is a customer favorite and great for all ages! We hope you don’t wait until her next Birthday to see us again as we have several other rooms that are phenomenal for all occasions.
Written January 8, 2017
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AABeyer
Freeland, MD31 contributions
Great fun!
Jun 2016 • Family
Had a wonderful time with our middle school Destination Imagination team. Great for team building and working together. We tried to escape from the Lighthouse, but unfortunately we didn't succeed. The employees were very friendly, and it was great that they showed us the clues we missed and then the kids were able to let us out of the room (phew!). Lots of fun - will be back with my family to try the Jewel Heist, or one of the new rooms. Also, very easy to get to and there is street parking, as well as at least one lot close by.
Written June 9, 2016
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Thank you for choosing us for your team activity. Your feedback is exactly what we love to hear and that we were able to provide a challenge for such an awesome group. We can't wait to see you again with your family and hope you enjoy all of rooms.
Written January 8, 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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