A huge factor in my review is that I secured a night at this hotel at a really great price by naming my price so that allowed me to look the other way on some stuff that I would have been really dismayed at had I paid the full price. Stuff like the extremely slow elevators. Ok, so there was a sign saying that one elevator was down but having to resort to taking the elevator up to secure room on the way down because it was that much delayed is not cool. Also what was not cool was the high cost of wifi access that was neck and neck with the elevator in the race for how slow can you go. Let me just say that any world class hotel that can justifiably charge premium rates should never look to gouge travelers further with exorbitant fees. Especially self-proclaimed business friendly hotels.
Now to the positive... phenomenal location. If you are looking for the full Baltimore Inner Harbor experience, this location will definitely provide it. You are steps away from the water front and dozens of great eating spots. There is also a mall connected to the hotel via a covered walkway. which is great for wives and girlfriends. The room was very, very clean and the gym was also spotless with *gasp* more than 2 treadmills (this might be illegal.. i'm pretty much sure they are breaking some hotel rules about having 2 or less treadmills). The lobby was warm and very welcoming with free lemonade and cookies. The bathroom was very nondescript but very clean so i'll be neutral on that. I like to be wowed by a hotel's bathroom but i'll take a clean bathroom over a fancy dirty one. All in all, it was a great stay. I slept well and and I ate well.
PS... Please check out the hotel bar on the 5th floor, the food was amazing, the service friendly and the views outstanding.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Explore Baltimore, Maryland's vibrant Inner Harbor with us! The 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 hotel is close to local attractions like Camden Yards, the National Aquarium, 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, or enjoy fresh, seasonal cuisine and spectacular harbor vistas at our Watertable restaurant. 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 the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel is a success. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Renaissance Baltimore
- Baltimore Renaissance