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Doubletree Inn at The Colonnade
Ranked #23 of 66 Hotels in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence
Bangor, Maine
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150 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Stuck in Baltimore for the night”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

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.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Boulder, CO
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2012

We wanted to tour Johns Hopkins Univerisity with our teenager and this hotel was in the perfect location for that purpose - directly across the street. One can walk to the farthest reaches of the campus in under 15 minutes from this hotel. Our room was clean and spacious and front desk staff were helpful when needed. Parking is pricey. No in-room safe, but free wi-fi.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Flemington, NJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2012

I have stayed at the Colonade a number of times when visiting Johns Hopkins' Homewood campus, which is right across the street. The rooms are quite nice, and the front desk staff meets my high standards for a Hilton property. Everything feels like a solid, top tier DoubleTree.

Except for the restaurant. The food is, at best, average. And it is priced like a downtown restaurant, but it really isn't one. Service is adequate, but nothing special. The continental breakfast is $10 for cereal, fruit, yogurt and bagels. The dinner menu, while impressive to read, doesn't quite make the grade either. My food was okay, but I heard diners at two different tables nearby have problems with their meals (one had undercooked salmon, the other an issue with her steak). At this price point, and at this kind of property, I expect something much better.

Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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San Antonio, Texas
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453 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2012

Stayed here for a meeting. Staff were friendly. Room was comfortable and clean. Nice lobby. Good location near Johns Hopkins University (not the hospital). Fitness center was small and only 2 treadmills, 1 ellipitical trainer that wasn't completely function, and 1 recumbent bike, + free weights. That could use some improvement. Other than that, a nice stay

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

This is a good night's stay in well appointed rooms in a nice Doubletree, clean and tidy. The location is great if you're going to Johns Hopkins as it's right across the street, not so great if you want to go anywhere else (public transit is nothing special in Baltimore so to get downtown e.g. to Camden Yards, it was a 20 minute taxi). The restaurant on the main level was very good for lunch, average at best for breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Pennington, NJ
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2012

This hotel is like an oasis in the middle of Johns Hopkins University. Not only is the venue beautiful but it also has a spa/wellness center and a nice sized meeting room area with outdoor area to have lunch or take breaks. The rooms were of very high quality and the staff was exceptionally helpful. I highly recommend this hotel for business or pleasure. The spa/wellness center has massage, yoga and many other services. It looks like they host weddings there and I can see why it would be a beautiful place to host a wedding. There are two courtyards with columns that are simply extraordinary.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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snyitrai, General Manager at Doubletree Inn at The Colonnade, responded to this review, June 14, 2012
We are so glad you enjoyed the beauty of our hotel and the ammenities we offer. I agree we have 2 great courtyards located steps from JHU and a great Wellness Center. The Wellness Center has more to come in the next several months. Thanks again and we look forward to having you back to our home.

Steve
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New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2012

The good things: the location was perfect for a college visit to Johns Hopkins. They also allowed us to check-in early. The room was nice, clean and updated. We especially liked the modern bathroom., I was positive I saw breakfast was included when I made out reservation, but we were told when we were just about to eat that it was not. The front desk staff did give us the tickets eventually but grudgingly. On a positive note, our server at the restaurant was gracious and helpful. Lastly, we self-parked but were charged the valet parking rate which was a few dollars more. We didn't want to waste our time disputing this charge as we discovered it after we left the hotel.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Doubletree Inn at The Colonnade
Address: 4 W University Pkwy, Baltimore, MD 21218-2387
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Location: United States > Maryland > Baltimore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 Family Hotel in Baltimore
#29 Business Hotel in Baltimore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Doubletree Inn at The Colonnade 3.5*
Number of rooms: 125
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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