The King room I had was very nice and comfortable. Yes, I noticed some black and red bugs -- the same as I have at home. No big deal. NOT like it was roach-infested as an earlier review implied. But I have a few comments:
1. Comparatively, very poor value for the money because a) breakfast is NOT included (Super8 or even Hampton comes with a continental breakfast included for LESS money per night) and b) no refrigerator in the room (every Super8 and Best Western comes with one in the room -- so I can store my own cold drinks or fruit, or other food).
2. Small breakfast area in the lobby with table service. Choose either the breakfast buffet for $9.95, continental breakfast buffet for $7.95 or a la carte. I chose a la carte having cereal and fruit one day and bagel with fruit another day. Compared to other hotels, while the buffet seemed priced comparatively, the a la carte was decently priced (about $5 per day including a glass of orange juice).
3. I wanted a QUIET room (I hate traffic noise and garbage trucks that come at 5 am; plus I am a light sleeper). While my room on the parking lot (near I-83) was relatively quiet, I noticed after the first night that the rooms across the hall were on a courtyard, thus away from traffic noise. I would have preferred one of those rooms. Additionally, the early morning "slap" of the daily newspaper hitting the floor was not needed. Why can't hotels just supply the newspaper at the front desk for customers to pickup?
4. The heat was constantly on, cycling between heating and then cooling. This dries out a small room quite quickly creating sinus problems while sleeping. The heating system should work like a residential system: heat to the desired temp then TURN OFF. While I have seen other systems continually blow heat, this is the first one which then cycled to cooling. This seemed like an extra drain and waste of energy.
5. Because I am environmentally conscious, on longer stays I have no problem re-using towels for three or four days. I was glad to see a sign posted on the toilet that, in theory, the hotel supports. I was conscious to hang up my towels each day, but arrived back to my room later each night to find new towels. I guess I should have left a note for the staff, but customers like me never know which language to put it in. Besides, if there was already a sign on the toilet to conserve the environment yet the housing staff were not following that ... what good would my note have done?
6. Don't know what was going on with the toilets, but I was unable for four days -- until the last morning -- to actually get it to flush completely. I tried holding down the lever for various amounts of time to no avail. And, I had no time to inform staff as my business meetings started at 8am each day and continued to 7pm -- by the end of the day, I had no energy to try to get the toilet figured out.
7. The pool and whirlpool were not working, which is one of the things I looked forward to. They both had some kind of blanket in them and when I asked someone who said he was staff, he said they were not working and I did not see anyone using the pool despite a full hotel.
8. If you're looking for the hairdryer you won't believe where they put it: in the closet (opposite the mirror/sink). Don't know why they didn't put it on the wall by the mirror/sink where it would be more useful.
9. BEWARE: Review the bill carefully! I reviewed the bill that was put under my door on my last night. Stuck in the middle was a charge for "Market Foods" for $2.99 plus a separate line item for its tax (there was no food/drinks in the room; they were in an area in the lobby). I called down to the front desk to inquire and they said they would take it off. (I don't know how it got on there, but I did bring from home a 25oz bottled water -- which I had marked with my name and date -- which was thrown away one day while I was at a meeting -- NOTE: don't bring your own). Anyway, after I had breakfast in the lobby restaurant, I went to check out and a SECOND time mentioned the charge coming off. I was handed the bill and I put it in my purse before attending the final all-day meeting. When I got home that night, I looked at the bill and noticed the charge was still there. So, from home, I had to call a THIRD time to have it removed. (NOTE: I have checked my credit card bill and it was actually removed.)
Hotels should require guests to swipe their room keys like a charge card when billing items to a room. People do not remember correctly their room numbers and this happens to me at every hotel which just requires a guest's signature.
While I enjoyed my stay and would probably stay again, as well as recommend the hotel, there are just a few things that could be improved upon. It's always the little things...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Courtyard Marriott Baltimore Hunt Valley hotel is located in the suburbs, north of downtown Baltimore. Easily accessible via I-83 to Baltimore's downtown, this hotel is in easy reach of the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore Inner Harbor, Raven's Stadium and Camden Yards. This hotel has earned the prestigious Energy Star label from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its efforts to conserve water and energy and protect the environment. In addition, the Courtyard Marriott Baltimore Hunt Valley's rural setting is convenient to Oregon Ridge Park, the Maryland Masonic Home/Bonnie Blink, as well as, the Northern Central Railroad Trail. ... more less
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