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O'Callaghan Hotel Annapolis
Ranked #10 of 21 Hotels in Annapolis
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
257 reviews
103 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
“great hotel for the price”
Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is what hotels should be like. Very clean room, very comfortable beds, very friendly service, very good location, and a fair price. It is less than a mile walk to the city docks from the hotel. Parking is valet only for $20, but there are few options in downtown Annapolis. You probably won't need your car if you're visiting only the downtown attractions.

The beds are very comfortable. The combination of pillows is nice, although I don't know why the pillow is square shaped when rectangular would fit better. Maybe for sitting up in bed? The AC is a bit loud, but works well and responds to the thermostat quickly. The bathroom fan comes on automatically with the bathroom light, which is a nuisance in the middle of the night when you're trying to not disturb your roommates. The bathroom is spacious with a good amount of counter space. The towels are soft but a bit small.

The bedroom has a round table and sitting chair with a reading lamp. There is also a desk, so guests can spread out. The mini-fridge is good size. The room is quiet and nice. It has a calming effect.

The lobby is a bit spartan with not much room to sit. It does have lemon flavored water in a serve-yourself dispenser, which is a nice touch. The restaurant is inviting but we didn't eat there. It is such a short walk to Main Street with a great selection of restaurants. There is a breakfast buffet which looked good.

The valet parking is quick and very friendly. I would have tipped more but at $20/day for parking I felt like I had already paid enough. For a modern hotel close to downtown, this is a very good choice.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Robert R, Manager at O'Callaghan Hotel Annapolis, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
Dear Dutch Brother,

Thank you for the wonderful review. It is great to know that we met your lodging needs. I will be sure to pass your comments along to our staff. We hope you come back to see us soon.

Best Regards,
Robert Russell
O'Callaghan Annapolis Hotel
410-263-7700 EXT. 7146
robert.russell@ocallaghanhotels.com
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Lewiston, Idaho
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2014

There is room to relax and enjoy yourself at this historic hotel. There is room to move, store your suitcases, and feel like you can stretch out. The staff is exceptionally kind and helpful; ready to make you as if you've arrived at your home away from home! Its location is fantastic for all you'd like to do in and around Annapolis. The rooms are clean and bright, and the service is beyond your expectation.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Shannon K
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Robert R, Manager at O'Callaghan Hotel Annapolis, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
Dear Shannon K,

It is great to hear we exceeded your expeditions during your stay. Thank you for the great review. We look forward to having you back as our guest soon.

Best Regards,
Robert Russell
O'Callaghan Annapolis Hotel
410-263-7700 EXT. 7146
robert.russell@ocallaghanhotels.com
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Clifton, New Jersey
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Reviewed August 18, 2014

at check-in we encounter Jacques Lawrence and from that moment on our weekend was extra special. She recommended great places to eat and provided interesting sightseeing information.
The free trolley made getting around very easy, thus no paking problems. The hotel was very clean and our room comfortable .. A great weekend away with friends.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Gloria586
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Robert R, Manager at O'Callaghan Hotel Annapolis, responded to this review, August 20, 2014
Dear Gloria586,

Happy to hear you had a great weekend. I will be sure to pass on your praise to Jacque. Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the hotel.

Best Regards,
Robert Russell
O'Callaghan Annapolis Hotel
410-263-7700 EXT. 7146
robert.russell@ocallaghanhotels.com
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Arlington, Virginia, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 15, 2014

Didn't know much about the hotel and read no reviews before visiting. We were in town for a wedding and had a great experience. Our room was clean, the valet parking and the staff were friendly and efficient. Really enjoyed the crab cake from the restaurant and the drinks were reasonable. Best thing was the location. Easy walking distance to everything. Overall a great stay!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Robert R, Manager at O'Callaghan Hotel Annapolis, responded to this review, August 17, 2014
Dear Carol R,

The staff and are glad to hear that you had a great experience during your stay. We look forward to seeing you in the future.

Best Regards,
Robert Russell
O'Callaghan Annapolis Hotel
410-263-7700 EXT. 7146
robert.russell@ocallaghanhotels.com
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Falls Church, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed August 15, 2014

This hotel was exactly what we were looking for. It was clean and modern, the hotel staff were friendly and helpful, and there were great details like cucumber water in the lobby. Had a great stay, and will definitely go back!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Kaye B
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Robert R, Manager at O'Callaghan Hotel Annapolis, responded to this review, August 17, 2014
Dear Kaye B,

We are glad to have met your expectations during your stay. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

Best Regards,
Robert Russell
O'Callaghan Annapolis Hotel
410-263-7700 EXT. 7146
robert.russell@ocallaghanhotels.com
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Orlando, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 14, 2014

We stayed here the last week in july and loved it. The price was reasonable compared to the surrounding hotels. Your next to some great restaurants and the visitors center. We found the beds were comfortable and service outstanding. Especially the housekeeping staff keep up the smiles and friendly attitude ! Next trip to Annapolis we would definitely stay here.

Room Tip: Had a king and it was great
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Anne C
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Robert R, Manager at O'Callaghan Hotel Annapolis, responded to this review, August 20, 2014
Dear Anne C,

Thank you for the wonderful comments about our service and Housekeeping staff. We are pleased that you had a great stay. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Annapolis.

Best Regards,
Robert Russell
O'Callaghan Annapolis Hotel
410-263-7700 EXT. 7146
robert.russell@ocallaghanhotels.com
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Boston
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213 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2014

Our recent stay at the O'Callaghan was more disappointing that our last (twice this summer). I should have known better than to have booked a second visit at the hotel but we had to be in Annapolis twice for our son at USNA. The hotel needs a lot of renovating. The carpet was filthy in both of the rooms we stayed in. I'd hoped the first was just a fluke. The bedding is poor and the fitted sheet (is it fitted?) doesn't stay on the mattress. The pillows are thin and uncomfortable. The tubs in both rooms were old and permanently stained. The tiles could use some updating as well although they weren't too bad. The caulking had some mildew in both of the rooms. The counter tops and sinks look new and are nice. We left our room at 8:30AM one morning and returned at 1:30 so that our midshipman could take a badly needed nap. The room had not been cleaned. We had to forego service and let our son sleep. The other irritating thing about the hotel is the valet service. If you have to run in and out of your room several times a day/night you have to do valet. There's a $20 per day charge but you should count on at least a couple of dollars as well each time you have to ask for your car. It's very inconvenient. There are hotels in the area where you have access to your own vehicle any time you want. The hotel was a nice place to stay 5-10 years ago. The only plus was that the front desk personnel were very friendly.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Thank TallieB
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Robert R, Manager at O'Callaghan Hotel Annapolis, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
Dear TallieB,

Thank you for your review. We appreciate that you took the time to let us know where improvement is needed. We will strive to correct these items. If you wish to discuss your stay further and give us a chance to apologize with some meaning please contact me directly. We would love to have the opportunity to show we can deliver the guest experience one deserves.

Best Regards,
Robert Russell
O'Callaghan Annapolis Hotel
410-263-7700 EXT. 7146
robert.russell@ocallaghanhotels.com
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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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