Got a hot deal on Hotwire and was pleasantly surprised to see the hotel I got... beautiful hotel, not quite in the heart of Old Town but within a 20-25 min. walk to the waterfront and the Old Town King Street restaurants. The hotel itself was quiet and the room was great (great bed, clean, etc.) but there were very few restaurants in the surrounding neighborhood. The neighborhood was very quiet and safe (stayed on a Saturday night before going to FedEx field for the football game) and we just walked around randomly looking for something open... ended up at a Jerry's Subs & Pizza (which was awesome by the way) next to a 7-11, both about two blocks away. Valet parking was $$ but free street parking on weekends, so I just drove around until I found a spot... The King Street Metro is about a 10 minute walk but parking is metered so during the week if you don't want to fork out the $$ you'd have to hit one of the regular parking lots or garages.
The only thing that made me drop a star was that the internet isn't free!!! Seriously, what is up with these four-five star hotels charging for internet?? Even the local Starbucks has free wifi-- LOL!! :)More