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Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore
Ranked #5 of 67 Hotels in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 4, 2013

The Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel is right on the Inner Harbor in downtown Baltimore. It is one of the few affordable venues that is actually right on the water (well, okay, so there is a four-lane road between you and the water, so not exactly on the water). If you get a harbor view room you really do get a treat both in the daytime and the night view.

We were a family of four and stayed very comfortably in a 2 double bed room. The room was very spacious -- more than enough for us not to have to coordinate movements. The staff at checkin (Khadija) was extremely kind and helpful. Not that false sense of politeness or simply going through the motions, but clearly keying in on what our needs were (parking, room, and dining options). The other gem about the hotel is the small cafe in the lobby where they served Illy coffee. The staff member there (just him alone against the world) efficiently served everyone and even was calling up eggs and sandwiches from the kitchen for other guests.

For the price, location and service this place is unbeatable in the Inner Harbor area.

Room Tip: Harbor side is worth the upgrade.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

My 4 day stay in the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore was the most enjoyable I have ever had at a hotel. This is not just a general statement. I was met at the door and informed of my car options and he took care of it and took all my suitcases, etc. to my room. Check in went quick since they seemed to have been waiting on me. They informed me of the WIFI and other things of interest such as racquetball, tennis and exercise room. I called housekeeping because I was not familiar with the coffee maker and someone was there in 2 minutes with a handful of coffee and got me trained. I left one rainy morning and the doorman gave me his umbrella without any questions. I don't think I opened a door, they did. Room was perfect with up to date modern furnishing. I could go on with examples but simply stated, it is a perfect place to stay in Baltimore. Did I mention that it is on the inner harbor with great places to eat.

Room Tip: If you drive, they take great care of your care. Come with a smile
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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David_Kohlasch, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2013

Dear jnicholsdvm, thank you for the great five star review! I’m delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court. Our staff prides itself on the exemplary service that is delivered to our guests every day and your review speaks to that. We hope to see you again next time you are in Baltimore. Thank you again for the five star review and staying with Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore!

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Reviewed November 1, 2013

The Harbor Court is the best upscale hotel in the city! The rooms are fabulous and the staff is outstanding. Khadija at the front desk was professional, courteous and accomodating. Thanks Khadija! You must stay in a Harbor View room here at least once in your life. Nothing else in Baltimore compares.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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David_Kohlasch, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2013

Dear BA202013, thank you for the five star review! Thank you also for mentioning Khadija by name – just one of many examples of the team members we have on staff delivering great customer service to our guests. Thank you again for the five star review, and we look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back.

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Reviewed October 31, 2013

Our staying was extraordinary. We were part of a wedding party and we enjoyed every minute we spent at the hotel. Our room facing the Harbor was immaculated clean and with an astonishing view, day and night. Everyone at the front desk was very polite and helpful; we asked for information and guidance on various occasions, and they were very courteous. The food, service and atmosphere on wedding evening was amazing and so was the next day for Sunday brunch. We spent five days in the hotel and those were unforgettable. Even people associated to the hotel are reliable and professional, as happened to us when after checking out, Carmen, at the front desk, recommended us a private driver very early in the morning, to take us to a friend's house in Washington D.C. It happened that inadvertently, we left a laptop computer in the Oniel's Limousine Service, and this driver/owner drove sixty miles+ to deliver this item, on the same evening, to were we were; and when we came back home to California, there was a call from Carmen checking out if everything was O.K. You just can not ask for anything better!

Room Tip: Make sure you stay on a room at the Harbor side.
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David_Kohlasch, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2013

Dear Ernesto E, thank you for the great five star review! Our Harbor View rooms are very popular with our guests for the tremendous views they provide of the Inner Harbor. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and the wedding you attended went so well. We feel our staff at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court is the best in city, and your review is evidence of that high level of service. Thank you again for the five star review.

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Reviewed October 28, 2013

With the understanding I was traveling on business and working right downtown near the harbor, the location was perfect as I enjoy walking to work and never needed to rent a car. I can see how tourists could see value in this as well. The room was well appointed and spacious, the bathroom was nicely equipped. The only negative was the lack of hot water (luke warm at best) during my 6am shower before work, not sure if this is a regular issue or if maintenance was being performed.

A good hit is to get a Harbor view room, the views are worth is.

Room Tip: Harbor view is a must.
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David_Kohlasch, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2013

Hello Ppapp, thank you for the great review via TripAdvisor! I’m happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and that our location worked out well for you. Our hotel offers many attractions from the Inner Harbor and Camden Yards that are within walking distance. Thank for the feedback on the water temperature. Normally the water is hot, and I will have maintenance take a look. Thank you again for the great review and we look forward to seeing you again next time you are in Baltimore.

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Reviewed October 25, 2013

Throughout our stay, the staff was so accommodating to us and to our many guests in town for our wedding. We heard from our guests about Jonathan, Andy, and Carmen at the front desk, Don in Bell Services, and Lynette, our bartender for Sunday brunch in the Explorers Lounge. The fact that I remember many of the employees’ names is testament to the method of hiring, training, motivating, and rewarding of their staff. Thanks for begin such a important part of a great wedding weekend.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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David_Kohlasch, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2013

Dear CalAm2, Congratulations and thank you for a great five star review! I’m delighted to hear you and your family enjoyed such an important weekend and chose to stay at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court. We feel our staff is the best in the city and your feedback is testament to the exemplary service they deliver to our guests every day. We look forward to having you stay with us again next time you are in Baltimore.

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Reviewed October 24, 2013

We stayed here a couple of nights while visiting Baltimore, Used TA reviews, Spot on,
Walking distance to Inner Harbor activities, Nice room. Breakfast is not included however.
Would stay again. Get the King Harbor view room, 6th floor, Wonderful view,

Room Tip: Get a 6th floor King Harbor View, Wonderful to look out and watch the activity.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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David_Kohlasch, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2013

Hello Pkd80, thank you for the great review and choosing to stay at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court. Our location is ideal to our guests for the attractions that are within walking distance to the Inner Harbor. Thanks again for the review, and we hope you’ll stay with us again next time you are in Baltimore.

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Additional Information about Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore

Address: 550 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21202-6099
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Location: United States > Maryland > Baltimore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Baltimore
#4 Spa Hotel in Baltimore
#4 Luxury Hotel in Baltimore
#7 Family Hotel in Baltimore
#20 Business Hotel in Baltimore
Price Range: $153 - $306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore 4*
Number of rooms: 203
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore is ideally situated on the picturesque waterfront of the Inner Harbor. The hotel is a short walk from the downtown business district and the city's best attractions, including the National Aquarium, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, American Visionary Arts Museum, The Maryland Science Center and historic Federal Hill. Many guestrooms and each of the hotel's 21 suites offer stunning views of the Inner Harbor ... more   less 
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