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Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore
Ranked #5 of 67 Hotels in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence
Williamsburg, Virginia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Perfect location, wonderful staff”
Reviewed 6 April 2013

We bought two Groupons to stay at this hotel for two nights during Spring Break 2013. We chose the harbor view option and it was well worth the extra $25/night.

Pros:
*Location, location, location! Right in the middle of all the best Inner Harbor attractions
*Valet parking service was wonderful - we didn't want to leave at checkout time, so they packed our car for us. We were able to leave the car until 6pm the day we checked out.
*All staff that we encountered were very friendly, welcoming and helpful
*For an older hotel, it really was beautiful - the view from our room was perfect
*The bathroom space was huge, water hot, great water pressure, very clean, lots of towels A+
*Indoor saltwater pool with lifeguard 8am to 8pm, very large hot tub, nice workout facilities thought we did not use them
*The food at Brighton's for breakfast was very good
*Fluffy pillows, down comforters, nice room-darkening curtains

Cons:
*The double room had two full sized beds, not queen sized
*Both mornings at breakfast we had to wait while they went to get us a table and chairs from the other room
*Breakfast was very expensive, although that is par for the course in any city hotel I suppose
*The pool was over 5 feet deep all the way across, making it hard for all of us with smaller children to relax and enjoy

Overall I was pleased and would choose to stay there again. We felt very pampered during our stay... the staff at the Royal Sonesta is exceptional.

Room Tip: Definitely choose a room with harbor view, one of my favorite things about our stay was the view
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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David_Kohlasch, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, responded to this review, 8 April 2013
Dear PJkimmel,
Thanks for your great review. We appreciate your comments and glad you had a wonderful stay. Our location along the Inner Harbor is definitely an advantage, especially this time of year as we are walking distance to Camden Yards and all of the great attractions in downtown Baltimore. Glad you took advantage of the Groupon deal as many others did the same. We hope to see you again soon and thanks once more for taking time to comment.
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

Booked a family overnighter with a Groupon...we had never been to Inner Harbor and the hotel is wonderfully close to every attraction. The hotel staff is extremely accommodating and pleasant. Room came with a perfect view of the harbor. We only wish we could have stayed another night or two, but we will definitely book our visit back with The Royal Sonesta soon!

  • Stayed April 2013
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David_Kohlasch, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, responded to this review, 4 April 2013
Hello Doc1104,
Thank you for your stellar 5-star review! The Groupon deal has been a very successful promotion and it has allowed us to expose the hotel to many new guests. Sonesta is relatively new to the Baltimore market and we have big plans moving ahead for this wonderful hotel which has been a fixture on the Inner Harbor for years. We certainly appreciate your comments, so please spread the word and we look forward to seeing you again when your travels call for a return to Baltimore.
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

Everything about this hotel was wonderful! The staff was very friendly and very knowledgeable about the area. The room was beautiful (Totally enjoyed the TV in the bathroom!) and the beds were comfortable. The location is quite convenient as it is right across from the Inner Harbor, so I didn't have to drive anywhere. Everything was within a 10-15 minute walking distance, including the National Aquarium. If I find myself in Baltimore again, I will definitely be staying here!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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David_Kohlasch, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, responded to this review, 5 April 2013
Hello Grace A,
Thank you for your recent review. We appreciatr your kind words and hope you had a wonderful stay. Glad you enjoyed the TV in the bathroom - a nice thing many hotels do not offer, but our guests really enjoy. Please spread the word about our Inner Harbor hotel and we hope to see you again upon your return to Baltimore.
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Forked River
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

My wife and I took a two day trip to Baltimore Harbor. We elected to stay at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court. If you have a wife like mine,who refuses to go anywhere without groupon in hand,you are a lucky man! The first thing I look for when I approach the check-in counter is the friendly smile and the genuine hello, how are you today? Without fail we were greeted with the utmost respect and professionalism. Long story short, because of a parking problem, they upgraded us to a harbor view room which was beautiful! The guys and girls at the desk answered all of our questions without fail. The Royal Sonesta upper management should be extremely proud of their employees. We will certainly rebook a trip back to this fine hotel. The reason why I mentioned groupon is, even your finer establishments with good sound management and first class personnel, know middle class america needs a break and they are willing to help. Thank you for allowing my wife and I to stay with you and we will be back soon!
Sincerely,
Mark and Kathy Risberg
(arrived 4-1-13, 3:30pm/left 4-3-13,9:30am)

Room Tip: 6th floor Harbor view. BEAUTIFUL!
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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David_Kohlasch, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, responded to this review, 4 April 2013
Dear Mark & Kathy,
Thanks so much for your wonderful 5-star review! It is so great to hear comments like your about our staff. All of our associates are amazing people and truly care about each and every guest. This is what makes our industry so great - people who are passionate about providing excellent customer service, exceeding expectations and going above and beyond to make the guest feel as warm and welcome as possible. The Groupon deal is definitely an excellent value, so glad you were able to take advantage of it. Please spread the word about the Royal Sonesta to your friends. We are relatively new to Baltimore and our committment to this area this long-term. Thanks again for yourn 5-star review and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

Easter getaway for Saturday and the stay was well deserved! Great location and parking is an option for valet and self-park: which we did. They give you a voucher at the end of your stay if you self-park (way to go). Rooms are pretty nice, little touch ups needed, but much better than others. Beds seem old and used (lumpy, lopsided, etc.)!! Hotel indeed! Overall, not a bad place. By the way, everything is closed pretty much for Easter Sunday, just in case you plan on going in the future. In addition, room was not ready at 3pm. We walked and ate before returning to the hotel, they at least held on to our luggage.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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David_Kohlasch, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, responded to this review, 4 April 2013
Hello gz138,
Thanks for your review. Your comments are well-taken, but I want to let you know that Sonesta recently assumed management of this property and I can assure you a plan will be in place soon to address a number of improvements and upgrades to the entire hotel. We are very excited abaout the future of Sonesta in Baltimore, and if you return (we hope you do) in the coming year, I know you will be amazed at what will be happening here. Stay tuned! Thanks again for your review and you hope to ssee you again soon at our Inner Harbor hotel.
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Cape May, New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 April 2013

My husband and I were celebrating our Anniversary and after seeing a great Groupon deal, decided to spend a night in Baltimore. We only live 2 hours away so getting there was a breeze. When we checked in, I happened to mention that it was our anniversary. Next thing we knew, our room was upgraded to a suite! I wish I could remember the woman's name who checked us in, because later on she sent us champagne and chocolate covered strawberries! It really made our evening so special. The room was immaculate and had spectacular views of the harbor. When we checked out the next day, there was a large group of managers, etc, in the lobby. I made sure to tell the group the extra touches made a simple day so special. All the staff were friendly and accomodating. We hope to return to this fabulous hotel!

Room Tip: Room 317 - fabulous and beautiful views of the harbor.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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David_Kohlasch, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, responded to this review, 4 April 2013
Dear TravelwithFriends4,
Thank you so much for your 5-star review! I do remember seeing you as our managers were gathered in order to conduct a test of our three elevators and needed staff on every floor to make sure guests could get from various floors to the lobby area efficiently during the short process. It's great that you were able to take advantage of the Groupon deal, but even more pleased that our staff was able to make your anniversary extra special. From all of us here at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court, we wish you many more years of happiness and hope you will consider staying with us again when you return to Baltimore.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

We only live about 45 minutes away but got a great deal through Groupon for a one night stay in a harbor view room and decided to take a romantic getaway. The hotel was great: wonderful view, clean, very comfortable, helpful staff and an amazing location just a short walk from the National Aquarium. My only complaint was that the light was flickering constantly above the shower, although I'm sure that they would have fixed it promptly if I had drawn their attention to it - it just didn't seem worth the intrusion for a one night stay. I don't know that I would pay full price for the hotel, but then again that is only because I wouldn't pay that price for any hotel, but for someone who has the means to spend $220 on a room then maybe it would be worth it. I will definitely return for another weekend trip sometime if I can find another deal on the place.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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David_Kohlasch, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, responded to this review, 2 April 2013
Dear jingold,
We really appreciate your great 5-star review! The Groupon deal is definitely something people have been taking advantage of purchasing, so glad you snapped it up and made your way to our Inner Harbor hotel. Sonesta is new to the Baltimore area as we started managing this property a few months ago. We definitely have great plans and upgrades in store here, so stay tuned as we transform this hotel and return it to its rightful place as one of Baltimore's great places to stay. We hope to see you again soon.
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Property: Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore
Address: 550 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21202-6099
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Region: United States > Maryland > Baltimore
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Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Baltimore
#3 Luxury Hotel in Baltimore
#4 Romantic Hotel in Baltimore
#7 Family Hotel in Baltimore
#20 Business Hotel in Baltimore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore 4*
Number of rooms: 195
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The Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore is ideally situated on the picturesque waterfront of the Inner Harbor. The hotel is a short walk from the downtown business district and the city's best attractions, including the National Aquarium, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, American Visionary Arts Museum, The Maryland Science Center and historic Federal Hill. ... more   less 
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