The good: This hotel has pleasant staff, free breakfast, is just 5 short blocks to Inner Harbor and has a stunning lobby with soaring marble columns and intricate well kept decor and celings built circa 1900. It is an old bank and it is lovely ! It has a shuttle that will drive you a max of 3 miles around town. We saw cops on patrol several times.
The bad: The immediate neighborhood is poor. The naughty district is 4 blocks away. The juvenile court is kitty korner across the street. Looks like a lot of working class poor around. I would not walk it after sunset.
This hotel was a very good value. If I were to stay near the Inner Harbor again I would stay here after exhausting the many other nearby hotels. It's a great hotel in a not-so-good place.
- 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