This is a decidedly mixed review. The Holiday In Express Baltimore-Downtown is tucked in to kind of a sketchy neighborhood at the entrance to I-83. It's a bit of a hike through neighborhoods you may not want to walk through to get to main attactions, which on the map look nice and close. The front desk metioned having to walk though a stretch of what they called in a whisper, "gentlemen's clubs". That concerned me less than being surrounded on three sides by detention centers...
To its credit, the building is beautiful, behind the front desk you can see the old bank vault and the deco details in the lobby are worth a look. The rooms were comfortable and modern and very well kept. The black out curtains ensured a great night's sleep well into the morning, which is what I want on vacation ;) The hotel offers a free shuttle to downtown locations every 30 minutes, and the staff was a pleasant as could be.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Baltimore-Downtown Hotel Baltimore