We went to Baltimore's Inner Harbor to celebrate the New Year. The Center Club overlooks the harbor and we were going there for dinner and a view of the fireworks. The Renaissance is almost next door so it was a natural choice for our overnight stay. I think that this may have been a five star hotel at one time? If so, that's not true today, but the location, room sizes, service and cleanliness all added up to a pleasurable experience. We were as far from the elevators as you can get. That's a good thing because no foot traffic passes your door. Keep in mind that this was New Years Eve and LOTS of people were out and about. Downtown was mobbed!
There was one thing that impressed us most about our stay that night. The streets were mobbed with all sorts of people, many of which had been overserved. When we got back to the hotel at about one o'clock, heavy hotel security was out front politely checking room keys before allowing access to the hotel. Well done.
We got up the next morning and joined friends for breakfast at the restaurant on the fifth floor, which was excellent, then we got in the car and drove home. One word of caution....use the breakfast buffet. They have pretty much everything that you might want, including crab dishes to order, and it's tons faster than ordering from the menu. We had finished by the time the menu orders arrived.
For the price, this hotel is a good choice but don't expect the Four Seasons.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Explore Baltimore, Maryland's vibrant Inner Harbor with us! Top-rated Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel is steps away from the city's storied waterfront, placing guests at the center of downtown Baltimore's most exciting district. Our Baltimore hotel is close to local attractions like Camden Yards and Harborplace shopping, plus a range of fine dining and nightlife opportunities. Hotel guests can enjoy superior in-room amenities like deluxe marble bathrooms, 37-inch LCD TVs, and amazing water views. We invite you to stay active at our 24-hour fitness center, take a dip in our year-round indoor pool. With over 31,000 square feet of event space, we're also an ideal option for hosting a special event or business convention here in downtown Baltimore. Whether you're visiting for business or pleasure, we'll make sure that your trip to Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel is a success. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Renaissance Baltimore
- Baltimore Renaissance