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Review of O'Callaghan Hotel Annapolis

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O'Callaghan Hotel Annapolis
Ranked #10 of 21 Hotels in Annapolis
Vienna
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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good location, attractive rooms but...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012

The location is good, the Ram's Head is down the street, Main Street and the dock are within walking distance (though the free local trolley was a welcome respite from walking in the 95 degree heat). There's a cool wine bar/small restaurant nearby that we enjoyed for drinks/appetizers. Our room was tastefully decorated and the soundproofing was pretty good (luckily because there were some young women in adjacent rooms that were loudly celebrating something). However, for me the bed was incredibly uncomfortable; there appeared to be zero padding on the mattress top,and it was completely unyielding; it felt like I was sleeping on the floor.Actually I barely slept. My husband didn't mind the bed, though. Tip-there's a municipal parking garage across the street for $5/day, free on Sunday if you leave before 1. (beats the $18 for valet at the hotel.) I would definitely stay there again if they got much better beds.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Laura287
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Bryant D, Front Office Manager at O'Callaghan Hotel Annapolis, responded to this review, January 14, 2015
Dear Laura287,

We are delighted to hear the kind review you shared with the community. It is always a pleasure to hear of happy guests. We are sorry to hear of the uncomfortable beds during your stay, but since then we are conducting a renovation of the hotel.I will be sure to pass along your generous comments with the staff.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Bowie, MD
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

As frequent day-trip visitors to Annapolis (we live 30 min away), when it came to staying overnight for an event, we were shocked at the prices at the Marriott, Westin and Leows. It seems as if these hotels want to leech from your wallet because the Naval Academy parents will always pay. We booked the O'Callaghan for a very reasonable price for a King. We were not disappointed, and we were quite pleasantly surprised! The hotel is walking distance to everything, Main Street, the Ram's Head, the waterfront, etc. They have a pleasant small bar area, and we found the staff to be more than accommodating. The room was very clean and updated. If you want 5 star type rooms, amenities etc., this is not the place. However if you want a nice room and nice service in a fabulous location at a reasonable price, then this is the place!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank brennacl
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Bryant D, Front Office Manager at O'Callaghan Hotel Annapolis, responded to this review, January 14, 2015
Dear brennacl,

We are delighted to hear the kind review you shared with the community. It is always a pleasure to hear of happy guests. I will be sure to pass along your generous comments with the staff.
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

We live in Maryland, but booked the O'Callaghan for a Saturday night out in Annapolis. Very friendly staff, better than average accomodations, and decent location at a moderate price. No complaints or issues.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bronzestein
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Bryant D, Front Office Manager at O'Callaghan Hotel Annapolis, responded to this review, January 14, 2015
Dear bronzestein,

We are delighted to hear the kind review you shared with the community. It is always a pleasure to hear of happy guests. I will be sure to pass along your generous comments with the staff.
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

Nothing about this hotel was special. It has the potential to be so much better. Interactions with staff showed them to be, with one exception, indifferent if not cold. Brunch offering was inadequately stocked.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Paulindac
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Bryant D, Front Office Manager at O'Callaghan Hotel Annapolis, responded to this review, January 14, 2015
Dear Paulindic,

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are sorry to hear about your disappointing stay at our property. It is the basic expectation of any guest to be treated fairly and courteously during your stay. We hope to be given to opportunity to sway your opinion in the future.
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West Virginia
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

We were looking for an inexpensive hotel to stay in after attending a show at Rams Head. We were planning on having a couple of drinks so we didn't want to drive. We didn't need much because we weren't planning on being in our room except to sleep. When we arrived at this hotel we were pleasently surprised. Clean, comfortable and in a great location with a decent price. Our only dissapointment was that we didn't spend 2 nights. The restaurant on site looked nice but we didn't have a chance to try it out. We will definetly be back!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank kpkeyser
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Bryant D, Front Office Manager at O'Callaghan Hotel Annapolis, responded to this review, January 14, 2015
Dear kpkeyser,

We are delighted to hear the kind review you shared with the community. It is always a pleasure to hear of happy guests. I will be sure to pass along your generous comments with the staff.
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Brick, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

We came down for one night to pick daughter up from USNA. Staff was personable and accommodating. Pointed us in the right direction to local taverns. Room was comfortable. The hotel doesn't overlook the Harbor so there really are no views Per Se. The shuttle is great and you are in walking distance to the Academy, St John's, Football stadium and harbor areas. Perfect for a Fall Football Game. Go Navy..Beat Army.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Steve J
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Bryant D, Front Office Manager at O'Callaghan Hotel Annapolis, responded to this review, January 14, 2015
Dear Steve J,

We are delighted to hear the kind review you shared with the community. It is always a pleasure to hear of happy guests. I will be sure to pass along your generous comments with the staff.

Go Navy!
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

As soon as we exited the elevator on the second floor, we noticed a musty smell - like mildew. Our room smelled the same, likely because the floor under the A/C window unit was soaking wet from condensation. Judging from the fact that the entire hallway smelled like mildew, we assume that most rooms had this issue. The smell was so overwhelming that it was difficult to sleep. When we were driving home, we noticed that the smell had permeated our belongings and was following us home!

Also, the room was in disrepair, with a loose faucet, missing soap dish from shower wall, and more. We didn't really use the in-room TV, but for those who care - it is standard def.

When we checked out, no one bothered to ask about our stay and they seemed unconcerned when we politely mentioned the smell. We would not recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank DCough
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Bryant D, Front Office Manager at O'Callaghan Hotel Annapolis, responded to this review, January 14, 2015
Dear DCough,

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are sorry to hear about your disappointing stay at our property. It is the basic expectation of any guest to be treated fairly and courteously during your stay. Since your stay we have undergone renovations to the systems that corrected your maintenance concerns. We hope to be given to opportunity to sway your opinion in the future.
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Property: O'Callaghan Hotel Annapolis
Address: 174 West St, Annapolis, MD 21401-2824
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Location: United States > Maryland > Annapolis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Annapolis
#10 Romantic Hotel in Annapolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — O'Callaghan Hotel Annapolis 3.5*
Number of rooms: 119
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Warm Irish Welcome awaits you in Historic Annapolis! Make us your home while you explore all the great attractions of this great city. Walk to everything or use city transportation around the downtown area. All rooms offer free high speed internet. Enjoy a great happy hour in the John Barry Bar! Meetings, weddings and private events. ... more   less 
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