I was a student at JHU when this hotel was being built (20 years ago!) and always thought it looked so nice from the outside. I finally had my chance to stay at the hotel when I was invited to participate in an alumni advisory committee in April 2007 (I did not have to pay for the room myself). I have to say I was a little disappointed with the hotel. First, the rooms are kind of dark and a little run down. Next, I could not figure out how to set the clock, let alone the alarm (it had the wrong time!) and the lock of my room was pretty bent and worn (but it did still lock). It was unusually warm when I was in Baltimore and I had a difficult time getting the room comfortable. After crawling into bed, the bottom sheet kept coming untucked from the mattress (I hate that!). During my stay, I saw furniture just left in the hallway (and overheard the discussion of the staff, "I wonder what that's doing there?"). In addition, I did not find the front desk staff to be overly helpful when I needed to schedule a 4:00 am taxi.
On the good side, the food we were served on our first night's meeting was outstanding.
In short, the hotel is great for convenience to the JHU campus, but is in need of renovation (which they said they were doing) and some improvements in service.
- 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