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“not the best choice in town” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Envy Hotel
Ranked #51 of 66 Hotels in Baltimore
berlin, United States
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“not the best choice in town”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

A burger king and bus stop next to the hotel kept the front entrance crowded and you will be asked for money, to buy drugs and requests for cigarettes. Paper thin walls may keep you up at night and make sure to bring your own alarm as not all the staff is attentive to wake up call requests. When reported staff was responsive but who wants problems at all! TV remotes were replaced and towels brought (they only gave one) when requested but the time needed of having to request meant it was fixed after leaving the room.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with Best Western

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  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

Definitely will not return to this hotel. The bus stop is located just out the main lobby. It was raining and so people waiting for the bus would come stand in the entry way to the hotel. I did not feel safe at night. Bad neighborhood. Prostitutes loitering the area. I asked for extra towels and was told they were "out". We also witnessed someone walking in asking for a room--the desk agent told her no rooms available. A friend of ours later called with a voucher for a free night stay due to air travel delays. He said "yes we have plenty of availability for tonight". This hotel is very strange... there's some ghetto mood lighting on the wall/ceiling. Also saw my fair share of rats roaming outside of he area... Yuck!!! Definitely do NOT recommend this hotel to anyone! Next time I will gather a few more friends and we will stay in a nicer hotel closer to the inner harbor!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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161 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

I sepnt 5 days at the hotel while attending a conference in a walking distance.
The good thing about the hotel was the friendliness of the staff - very nice and helpful.
The hotel was OK, no more than that.
The room I stayed in was very long and dark - was it once a part of an apartment that was converted into a hotel room?
It looks like the door of the room and the shower need to be fixed, as well as the hotel's elevator.
All in all, staying there was OK - if you do not expect much/plan to stay in the room

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tsvi K
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Balto, United States
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

Property is run down and in disrepair...staff is very helpful and kind...location is good if you do not mind very noisy...price is on the lower side for the area. Burger king next door and bus stop in front. Close to waterfront attractions.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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San Marcos, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

Within walking distance of many attractions, friendly staff and comfortable bed. I would stay here again if I was to return to Baltimore, MD. I would recommend to others staying in Baltimore. Worth the money! We do recommend taking a taxi to places though or walking in couples/groups given the number of people waiting for the bus outside the hotel on a daily basis.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with Best Western

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Thank Mercedes I
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Iowa, United States
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

This hotel's name is deceiving. I do not envy others who stay here. Our room smelled of old smoke as we walked in, and that smell stayed on our clothes and other items even after the trip. The lobby is in need of an update. The hotel is in an unfortuante location by a very busy bus stop, so at nearly all times of the day (630am, 10am, 2pm, 5pm, 7pm, 1030pm) there are large crowds gathered outside the hotel front door, making it difficult to enter/exit, even as a single person. The hotel staff also struggled with our arrival, since we needed to split the bill onto two cards (for work.) It took far longer than usual to complete what is always a simple transaction at other chain hotels. I was very disappointed, and am very glad I did not pay more than I did for this stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with Best Western

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New York City, New York
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

The ambiance of this hotel is certainly one that is of dreams, and by dreams, it is often a mix of the nightmares you face regarding hotel amenities. First, the entire hotel smells of the suckling aroma of chlorine. Yet, the true fun in this fact is that a pool doesn't actually exist. Actually what you are smelling is an intense mix of bleach and ajax in the air.

The hotel has the most unusual walls within the rooms. One wall is an odd version of white oceans waves with a neon back lighting similar to a small town, gay bar in the middle of western Kentucky.

The walls are a beautiful yellow. But beautiful would be that of baby food. Also, these yellow walls have odd white stains existing on them. But lamps are provided, and you are allowed to call Heather for a good time. Her name, number, and some inappropriate activities are written on the inside of your room's lamp shade- this could be helpful to those customers seeking some compassionate in the greater Baltimore region.

The views of the room are great. Great being defined as enjoying looking at cement walls.

Basic bathroom needs are not met here. If you enjoy only being allocated two towels, and when you ask for more being told "we are out" is an appropriate response, then this is the hotel for you.

The free breakfast is one to skip, luckily there are other places around the corner. That smell of chlorine fills the air as you smell microwaved eggs and waffles, along with yogurt that is oddly close to the expiration date. Also, where the staff lacks additional service, they make sure to have one staff member continually obsess over the waffle maker. Ensuring the waffle maker is the cleanest aspect of this hotel.

Even today as I write this review, I could hear the faint sounds of screaming. As I went outside my room, I discovered an overzealous woman screaming that the elevator had converted itself into a Tower of Terror, continually rising and falling the six flights of the building. So much so, that I was able to interact with some of Baltimore's finest...the fire department.

Another fun tidbit about this hotel is the game you can play. The game is "how many strange hairs can you find in the room." I love coming back to a freshly made bed with a 2 foot strand of black hair, and looking at the two inch blonde hair person in my mirror's reflection.

Also, the doors of this hotel are certainly one's for the record book. Our first room we had a bathroom door that sounded as if a small baby elephant was awaking at the zoo. At loud, screeching sound, that was then supplemented by the aluminum step entering into the actually bathroom. Then, our attention must turn to the locks. The locks are similar to the interactions between the Real Housewives. They rarely work together, and it requires more effort to keep the door closed then to even open it.

...also, there are drips of blood in the stairwell.

I humble request, that you avoid this hotel. Although I try to sound eloquent in this response, I hope my humor did leave you to avoid this and never to live in horror.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Thomas G
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Additional Information about Envy Hotel

Property: Envy Hotel
Address: 22 E Fayette St, Baltimore, MD 21202-1706 (Formerly Best Western)
Region: United States > Maryland > Baltimore > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #51 of 66 Hotels in Baltimore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Envy Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 49
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