This hotel is clean, friendly, and everything you could ask for from a Holiday Inn Express. However, this is not located in a good neighborhood and guests should be prepared to take cabs or coordinate with the free hotel shuttle for transportation. My boyfriend and I both live in major metropolitan areas and enjoy walking vs cabs, so we are used to urban living but this neighborhood really was not very safe to walk around in. Across from the hotel is the Juvenile Detention Center and behind the hotel is the Baltimore Police Station and Homicide Investigation Unit. After arriving, it was decided we would not be walking and rely mostly on cabs to get around.
Bottom line: Sketchy neighborhood aside, it was a reasonably priced hotel with free wifi, good continental breakfast, and clean, quiet rooms. As long as you are prepared to put some cash toward cabs or plan your day around the free hotel shuttle schedule, you will enjoy your stay. Cabs are reasonably priced, with most rides costing between $8-15 (Fell's Point, Inner Harbor, Little Italy).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Express Hotel in downtown Baltimore is now accepting reservations for arrivals after July 26, 2009. Brand new in 2009, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel Baltimore Downtown is conveniently located off I-83 a block away from the city hall in the heart of the city business and government district. The closest downtown hotel with free shuttle to Johns Hopkins Main Hospital and Medical Center, at the back yard of Merci Hospital, and with easy access to the Inner Harbor, the Baltimore National Aquarium, Science Center Museum, The Convention Center, University of Maryland Hospital, Art museum Mount Vernon, Fort McHenry, the Orioles Camden Yard stadium and the Ravens M&T Stadium. Baltimore, Maryland will keep you fully entertained by offering a variety of outdoor activities such as Baltimore Zoo, Power Plant night life, Historic Fells Point, Pimlico Horse Race Track. The 1920 historic, elegant building offers 68 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, including 5 suites equipped with deluxe, new bedding, Smart Bath Collection, granite counter tops, 32 flat panel multimedia televisions, and free wired/wireless high-speed Internet access.This brand new hotel also features spacious elegant lobby and grand room, Jacuzzi suites, exercise room, business center, meeting room. Stay Smart, we are confident that your stay with us will be a pleasant experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Baltimore-Downtown Hotel Baltimore