A suitable hotel in a poor part of town. There are three times as many rooms as there are parking spaces so arrive early!. Parking is $12 per night and if you miss out one of the 20-odd spots, you're on the street. The view out our window was of the lovely Juvenile Justice Center which provided some good people watching (in conjunction with the "takeout" shop across the street.) There was also a lot of street noise at night (from both trucks and sirens which seems like a common occurrence in Baltimore.) The hotel itself is in an old bank, leading to an impressive lobby area. The staff was friendly and very helpful and the room was spacious and clean. The pillows were really nice as well, a mix of firm and soft, which is hard to find in this type hotel. So all in all, its a good hotel, affordable, less than 10 minutes from Johns Hopkins, with a shuttle that runs to and from, but I wouldn't stay here again unless I were visiting the hospital again (which hopefully doesn't happen.)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Express Hotel in downtown Baltimore is now accepting reservations for arrivals after July 26, 2009. Brand new in 2009, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel Baltimore Downtown is conveniently located off I-83 a block away from the city hall in the heart of the city business and government district. The closest downtown hotel with free shuttle to Johns Hopkins Main Hospital and Medical Center, at the back yard of Merci Hospital, and with easy access to the Inner Harbor, the Baltimore National Aquarium, Science Center Museum, The Convention Center, University of Maryland Hospital, Art museum Mount Vernon, Fort McHenry, the Orioles Camden Yard stadium and the Ravens M&T Stadium. Baltimore, Maryland will keep you fully entertained by offering a variety of outdoor activities such as Baltimore Zoo, Power Plant night life, Historic Fells Point, Pimlico Horse Race Track. The 1920 historic, elegant building offers 68 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, including 5 suites equipped with deluxe, new bedding, Smart Bath Collection, granite counter tops, 32 flat panel multimedia televisions, and free wired/wireless high-speed Internet access.This brand new hotel also features spacious elegant lobby and grand room, Jacuzzi suites, exercise room, business center, meeting room. Stay Smart, we are confident that your stay with us will be a pleasant experience. ... more less
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