Last week we found ourselves stuck in Baltimore for 24 hours due to flight cancellations. We called Hilton to book at the airport and the closest Hilton property that wasn't sold out was the Doubletree Inn at The Colonnade. Since the property is not close to the airport, we had to take a cab (an unfortunate expense but unavoidable, but we booked on Hilton points so it was a wash). The hotel is located right at John Hopkins University in a lovely historic part of town. It appeared that we got one of their last rooms as the men at the desk said they were sold out too. We were given a king room on the second floor (this is a 3 story building.) Security was good with key access to the elevator. The lobby is beautiful and there is a concierge/doorman stand at the entrance. Full bar and restaurant off the front of the lobby and a Starbucks coffee shop (closed in the evening) as well.
When we got off the elevator on the second floor there was an awful odor in the hallway, but none in our room, thankfully. The room was lovely and spacious with a comfortable couch. I am not certain if it was a sleeper/sofa or not. Good work station and flat screen TV.
Since we were delayed at the airport for a flight at 9:30pm, we asked for as late a checkout as possible. They were able to give us until 2:00 rather than their usual 12:00 so that helped.
We ate dinner at the restaurant there. We both had items off the light fare part of the menu, and the crab cakes were great. Truffle mac and cheese was yummy too. Service in the restaurant was great and the decor was lovely. Breakfast the next morning was included for Hilton Honors members so we had the continental breakfast in the dining room and the selection was good with hot or cold cereal, fresh fruit, granola, yogurt, pastries, juice and coffee.
Our only complaint was that there was a pounding noise that started at 9:00am right over our head. When Jim (who was trying to work since we hadn't made it home) called the desk to inquire, they told him that they were looking into it. The noise continued until we left at 1:30.
We were able to leave our bags with the bellman and walk to a nearby pizza place for lunch.
Overall, this was an excellent property with the exceptions of the odor in the hallway, and the constant noise in the morning. We would recommend the Doubletree to anyone who is in that part of Baltimore.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Richly appointed in European style, our guest accommodations positively envelop you in luxury and comfort. All 125 guest rooms and suites feature Biedermeier-inspired furnishings, two phones with data port, hairdryer, coffee maker, ironing equipment, and On-Command Video with first run pay-per-view movies. ADA compliant rooms available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Doubletree Inn At The Colonnade Hotel Baltimore
- Doubletree At The Colonnade
- Doubletree Hotel Baltimore