My sister and I attended the same function as the previous reviewer. Paid $124 per night for a Friday & Saturday night stay.
The hotel was easy to locate just off the Interstate. The area around the hotel is heavily industrial and not pedestrian-friendly. Restaurants & other stores are just one street over (across the railroad tracks). There is a large parking lot with free parking. Because of the convention, parking spaces were scarce but we always managed to find a spot somewhere.
Check-in was quick and easy. The front desk staff offered us information about the surrounding area and gave us clear directions to everything we needed in the hotel.
Our room was really quite nice. The regular rooms are not huge but there's plenty of space to move around. We had a quick peek into the suite next door and it was very roomy.
The furniture was very functional -- large desk/table & chair, suitcase bench, large bedside table with drawers, big comfy chair. The beds were extremely comfortable. All the bedding was top-notch and we loved the pillows. They were just the right combination of firm & soft. And we didn't mind that they were smaller than average -- they were head-size which is what matters.
The bathroom was average-size. It may sound strange, but I was delighted to not have any trouble with any of the bathroom fixtures (a common theme in my travels). Shower, sink, toilet, hair dryer, coffee pot all worked as needed. And the towels felt fine to me -- good size too. My sister especially enjoyed the brand of complimentary soaps & lotions provided.
Wi-fi was available in our room at no charge. We had to wander around the room to find the "sweet spot" but after that we had no connectivity problems.
The temperature in the room was toasty warm when we arrived. And it was a cinch to adjust to our liking. The rooms are very well-insulated. We were across the hall from the main elevator, the ice machine and the coin-operated laundry services. But we didn't hear noise from any of that during our entire stay. I slept better at the Crowne Plaza than I do at home.
The hotel restaurant is better than most, I would say. Their prices weren't horribly inflated like others I've visited. The food was delicious and hot. And the wait staff was very accommodating. Our server let us special order an item that wasn't on the menu. The restaurant was clearly overwhelmed & understaffed but they were all very friendly while they rushed around. We never had to wait for refills or our check. We only had one cocktail from the bar (we're not big drinkers) -- they weren't stingy with the alcohol.
We also used the workout room during our stay. It's a decent size with a variety of equipment -- treadmills, elliptical, recumbent and spinner bikes, free weights and a weight machine. All of the equipment was in proper working order. The TV in there worked fine -- which I appreciate. The towel rack was fully-stocked.
Our overall experience was nothing short of excellent. But I think what made the biggest impression was the staff -- wait staff, housekeeping, front desk -- all went above & beyond to make our stay enjoyable. That's not something you find everywhere you go. So it's something we can appreciate when we do.
(The previous reviewer commented on his wife's plain bagel. I think I met that bagel coming up on the elevator. I remember thinking how odd that a bagel would be served without any condiments. LOL, small world)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover our North Baltimore hotel off I-83 Explore a multitude of Maryland attractions and tourist areas from the conveniently located Radisson North Baltimore off I-83 and the Baltimore Beltway, featuring 249 newly renovated hotel rooms and suites. You can stay in shape with the fitness center, open 24 hours, or relax at the seasonal outdoor pool. Park free during your stay at the Radisson, also offering more than 20,000 square feet of function space that is ideal for wedding receptions and corporate meetings. A business center and free Wi-Fi make it easy to be productive if work brings you to Timonium in the North Baltimore area. Our hotel is centrally located and within walking distance of the MTA Light Rail for easy access to Camden Yards, home of the Orioles baseball team, and M&T Bank Stadium, home of the NFL's Baltimore Ravens. 100% non-smoking facility ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Timonium
- Crowne Plaza Hotel Timonium