This is a good hotel, but it needs improvement in several areas and that's why I didn't give it four stars.
The lobby is very nice and check-in was smooth.
The room is quite complete. It has a work desk with an adjustable office chair, a mini bar, a pretty good coffee machine and a comfy seat. There is Wi-Fi, but it is not for free.
The safe is inside the closet, but it is positioned vertically. It is high, but not deep. At least you can store valuables in it, but you need to stack them. I'm not sure if a 15" laptop fits.
The staff was friendly and helpful.
There are several restaurants nearby and if you don't mind a 15 minute walk, you can easily go to the harbour where you can find several other restaurants. The hotel also offers a transportation service.
So why only 3 stars then? Basically there are several smaller things that need improvement. It all adds up and this hotel is fairly expensive so I expected more.
I was a little disappointed with the room I got. The furniture looked somewhat old and worn. There also wasn't a good place for my suitcase, but by moving the desk a little, I could make it fit. The sliding doors of the closet were not tied to the floor and make it look like they were broken. I'm not sure whether this was on purpose or whether they were broken indeed.
There was an issue getting warm water. It took a very long time for the water to get warm and the water pressure was too low. I was only on the third floor, so I don't think that played a role.
There is only one block with elevators. It was not a big deal for me, but you may need to walk quite a bit to get to them. They are also very slow and several times I had to wait a long time for an elevator to show up.
The parking policy is very annoying. They're way too pushy getting you to take the valet parking. I took the self parking and wasn't even allowed to park my car close to the entrance to unload my luggage and check-in. I was sent away with some lame excuse. Self parking is also outside only and with 18 $US a day way too expensive.
I also think that for a hotel like this, internet access should be for free.
- 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:
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