I loved the location because it was close to the USNA. I went to the east coast for a SJSU v USNA football game on 9/29. I got their extended weekend rate and it was really no bargain. I chose Loews because of its location. The room itself is laid out nicely; and it faced the atrium. I stayed Thursday through Monday.
However, the blackout drapes did not meet in the middle and I had to use my bag to hold them closed. The main drape was ripped away from the curtain grommet down about 8 inches. The bathroom was nice except for the fact that people forget to clean behind the faucet and it was grimy and black. Little things yes, but when I'm paying that much for a room, I expect more. The one thing I appreciated was how soon housekeeping had my room tidied up and sheets and towels replaced. I never had to wait for anything to be done. I would leave my room for breakfast and a quick walk and by the time I would come back to get ready for the day by around 9:30 my room was completely refreshed. I also appreciated the fact that the bed was very comfortable.
The staff at the front desk were polite. I loved using their complimentary shuttle (tips for the driver) all over town. They even took us to the game and dropped us off at the front gate and then another shuttle inside the stadium took us to our tailgate area. Really nice for all of us. On the other hand, I had requested a wake-up call on Friday and they also asked if I wanted a reminder call 15 minutes later. They forgot both of them. Now, had I been dependant upon them in order to make a meeting I would have been upset. Mine was just to make sure that I was going to be on time for the tour of the Naval Academy. The rest of the days they did call me on time.
The food in the restaurant was ok for dinner; I understand that "West" has only been open for a couple of months. Maybe they are still working out the kinks. The drinks were not excessively priced but but then again there was very little Capt. Morgan in my drink. I do think that their breakfast menu was way over priced for what I got. $22 for a muffin, 3 strips of transparent bacon, glass of OJ, a diet coke and 2 cups of coffee for my guests was a little steep for me. I went down the street for breakfast from then on. There is a starbucks nearby as well as other small restaurants serving full breakfasts so it was not a big decision to change places for that meal.
The hotel is within walking distance of almost anything you want to do in downtown and in fact I was very comfortable walking by myself at night.
I did valet my car for the entire stay at $22/day plus tip. I did not use it for 2 days but needed it for the 3rd day and for transportation to-and-from the airport. Their self-park is $18. At my age, I really didn't care about the extra $12. They did seem to have some trouble on Thursday night because their was a very large event and I heard grumbling from people about how long it was taking to get their cars out of the garage. Personally, I had no trouble.
Would I stay there again? Probably yes. It was not a cheap place to stay but I felt very safe in my room; it was close to everything I wanted to do and visit. On the other hand, I've stayed in chain motels that offered exactly the same amenities but at a much cheaper price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Steps away from the Chesapeake Bay, Loews Annapolis Hotel welcomes you with warm charming guest rooms and luxurious suites decked out in nautical style. Enjoy the comfort and outstanding service of the Chesapeake Bay's favorite choice among Annapolis luxury hotels. In the surrounding area, Loews is your most welcoming port. The premier hotel facility in this charming resort town, the Loews Annapolis Hotel offers a variety of unique suites, meeting spaces, and excellent service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Loews Annapolis
- Annapolis Loews