I ended up with this hotel after bidding on priceline for a Friday night stay. For the price I paid, I was very happy with the overall experience. My husband and I arrived in the late evening Friday night, and I'd read about the very expensive hotel parking. So we ended up going in a lot on the street behind the building and paying $19 for a day. I realize this wasn't drastically less than the hotel parking, but it was very convenient so I was happy to save a little money and walk the extra block.
The hotel is huge and takes up the whole block. We had an easy check in and were put on the 7th floor in a king bed room right next to the indoor pool. The room was very large and the bed was comfortable. The decor in the hotel and room was definitely dated, but this wasn't a problem for me as I was just looking for a comfortable place to spend the night. The only problem we encountered in our room was hearing very loud noises that sounded like plates and silverware banging righ toutside our door at 8:30 am. I'm not sure if there is some kind of kitchen right around that area but it was very loud. Luckily, I was already awake, but if it had woken me I would've been more upset.
I enjoyed being in a room next to the pool because it was convenient to take a swim, which I did in the morning. The indoor pool is small and a bit cold, but it wasn't crowded so I still enjoyed a swim. There is also a nice jucuzzi next to the pool and a small lounge area with comfortable chairs and tables.
The hotel is located one block from the harbor, right in the action of the downtown area. There were plenty of shops and restaurants within easy walking distance. My husband and I had breakfast at Miss Shirley's a few blocks away, which was excellent, and took a walk around the harbor because it was such a beautiful day. I think the hotel's location is perfect for tourists who want to experience Baltimore's main attractions.
Overall, I had a very enjoyable stay at the Renaissance and was pleased with the hotel as a priceline win. I previously stayed at the Marriott Waterfront on the other side of the harbor (also through Priceline) and I preferred the Renaissance. I would be happy to stay here again on a trip to Baltimore.
- 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