Well, it once was a bank and still has the vault (behind the front desk) and beautifully restored lobby area. The rooms are typically Holiday Inn Express, though the bathrooms was smaller than some. Location is very convenient for most of the things Baltimore has to offer. Parking is limited and they apparently sometimes issue more placards than they have spots for, though they permitted us to park in a crosswalk when we came in late one night and the spots were all taken. It is apparently on a major ambulance route and the sirens are loud; Friday night I was awakened a couple times; Saturday night not at all. The staff is friendly and efficient; the breakfast is better when they have sausage than when it's microwaved bacon. Surprisingly, the rates are now comparable to the Holiday Inn Inner Harbor, except the parking is cheaper and you don't get breakfast at the Inner Harbor. Bonus: if you're there on a Sunday, you can walk across the street to the Farmer's Market.... We will probably stay there again.
- 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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- Holiday Inn Express Baltimore-Downtown Hotel Baltimore