The Hotel Brexton is a beautiful building, and I like to stay in historic hotels. I made reservations weeks in advance, and was really looking forward to my stay.
I arrived a little early, and was kindly allowed to check in before the stated time. My room was great! It was on the 4th floor, and had an interesting shape (the bathroom was a circular room), and nice views of the city. I left for several hours, returning in the early evening to a very unpleasant surprise: my room smelled like someone was smoking a cigarette in there! I don't mean that it smelled like stale smoke, but that it was smoky with fresh smoke. The hotel has a non-smoking policy with a $250 fine, and I went directly down to the desk clerk. He was very nice, and re-assigned me to what he said was the only available room, which was on the first floor.
The room was lovely, but the windows looked out at the sidewalk, so I couldn't raise the roman shade and was unable to get any natural light, which I didn't like during the two days I stayed there. The shower had a strange arrangement: you had to get in it and close the door before turning it on, or the water would shoot into the bathroom! Luckily, the hot water kicked in fast, so there was only a second or two of cold (in the winter, I could see this as an inconvenience!).
I don't know what the problem is with the ventilation in the Hotel Brexton, but they sure need to look into it. I guess it's lucky I wasn't sleeping in the room when the smoke hit! I'm afraid I won't return---there are a lot of nice hotels in Baltimore.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome you to the Hotel Brexton in Mount Vernon, a Designated National Landmark Historic District and a Baltimore Cultural District. Hotel Brexton is a 29-room Queen Anne style boutique hotel, originally constructed in 1881 and beautifully restored in 2010. It is certainly one of Baltimore's Most Unique Historic Hotels and appropriately situated a short walk from Baltimore's finest museums, art institutes, restaurants, night life, antique shops, colleges, symphony and theatre, galleries, and public transportation (train, light rail, and free City bus!). Escape the ordinary and immerse yourself in first-class service and accommodations in this boutique hotel located in the heart of Baltimore, just North of the Harbor and the perfect Hop from NY, Philly, DC or abroad. Rich colors and a trendy atmosphere set the tone for a luxurious experience. The charming and historic hotel offers business and leisure guests the ultimate in comfort and style. Come reacquaint yourself with dedicated service on an intimate scale, recapture the romance of travel and delight in the art of individuality. ... more less
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