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“Wonderful experience, but lacking in basic amenities.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore

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Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore
Ranked #8 of 66 Hotels in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence
Middletown, New Jersey
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience, but lacking in basic amenities.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

We loved staying at this hotel. The room was extremely clean and well cared for. Spacious, with a large window, the basic king size room was exactly what we wanted. The bathroom was gorgeous, I loved the size of the shower, so much bigger than your basic Days Inn etc.
Our main reason for our stay was the National Aquarium, and even though we visited during a Polar Vortex, the walk was short and sweet. Although the city needs to address how icy the sidewalks were. The location of this hotel is excellent.
However there are a few things that bugged us. For one, we drive a pick-up truck which simply did not fit in the parking garage. I wish we would have known that no outside parking was going to be available. We ended up parking behind the hotel in a lot that cost $27 a night. If we were staying more than two nights we probably would have switched hotels.
Also, NO vending machines?! I always thought a vending machine was a basic necessity in a hotel, and this one has not a one! Except you can get water in the fitness center, but that closes at 8pm, so if you're thirsty for a soda, or want a snack you're essentially out of luck. However this was easily rectified the next night as we made sure to pick up some snacks before arriving back to the hotel.
I cannot recommend the staff enough, they were absolutely wonderful. They were helpful, and seemed to care about your needs and concerns.
We came here with a Groupon offer, so I'm not sure what the price is normally, but I think this hotel is well worth the price, just get some vending machines!

Room Tip: Pick a harbor view room if you can, wonderful view!
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bob_Haislip, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, responded to this review, 30 January 2014
Dear Lindsay D., Thank you for your review of our property. We appreciate any and all types of feedback. I am glad to hear that you very much enjoyed your room and that our staff was able to accommodate your needs. I'm sorry to hear that you had issues with parking your vehicle in the garage next to us and you had to utilize the parking lot adjacent to the hotel. We hope that these minor incidents will not prevent you from visiting our property in the future. Thank you.
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

Love the Harbor Court! Great location, elegantly appointed common areas, accommodating staff, large rooms and good food. Running and walking path along the harbor across the street. Families will enjoy the child friendly Maryland Science Center only a block away. Couldn't ask for anything more. We'll be back.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bob_Haislip, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, responded to this review, 27 January 2014
Dear KGaye, Thank you for providing such a wonderful review of our property and thank you for the 5 start rating. Baltimore has much to offer and our hotel has a prime location to many of the attractions in the downtown area. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2014

We spend a few weekends every year at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel. We have never been disappointed by the service and the location of the hotel can't be beat. The hotel is very accommodating to children as well as adults. I just hope this gem doesn't become too popular! :)

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bob_Haislip, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, responded to this review, 27 January 2014
Dear Audrey P, Thank you for reviewing our property from your December visit. We are glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. The staff and I certainly look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Manama, Bahrain
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66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2014

I've just checked out of the hotel after a one-night stay, having been allowed to keep the room until 2 pm, for which I am grateful, so that I could work at my laptop (free wi-fi) in the room.

I'm not a big fan of large "convention center" type of hotels, but he Royal Sonesta is a great location, and it is excellent value, with a staff that is friendly and most accommodating. The decor is a bit "old fashioned" for my taste, but it is nevertheless pleasant, very clean, with HUGE guest rooms, and nice amenities. I will definitely stay here again when I return to Baltimore.

Room Tip: Unless a view of the harbor is important to you, it's particularly good value to have a courtyar...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ExpatDBK
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Bob_Haislip, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, responded to this review, 27 January 2014
Dear ExpatDBK, Thank you for the 5 star review of our property. We appreciate your feedback and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We pride ourselves on being the industry leader in customer service and am very pleased to hear we lived up to our standards. Thank you again and the staff and I look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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180 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

For a 4 star hotel this hotel deserves a user rating of five stars. This is how a hotel should operate. Staff from the valet service, to the front desk to the bartender were excellent (one tip - put the do not disturb sign on your door in the morning - we had three knocks from housekeeping before 9 am wondering if we were still in there). The most important items like mattresses, bedding, carpet, and bathroom have been updated at this hotel. Our room was huge with a nice entry area. Loved the tv in the bathroom! Loved the shampoo dispenser - no wasting on plastic little bottles. There are a few things a little outdated/in need of a little repair and I'm sure in due time they will be brought up to the level of everything else. There is a really cool bee sculpture along with the bee hive that was right outside of our room. What a neat idea for those who do not have a view of the water. Loved it! And we took advantage of the gym and pool on this trip. And the restaurant - so on this trip we fully experience all aspects of this hotel. Unfortunately pool was not heated but the whirlpool and exercise equipment were both well taken care of. Would return with the family even without such a discounted rate!

Room Tip: Cannot go wrong - an inside room gives you a neat view of the courtyard with the bees and the bee sc...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ManyMilesStill2Go
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Bob_Haislip, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, responded to this review, 22 January 2014
Dear ManyMilesStill2Go, Thank you for your 5 star review of our property. The staff and I are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate you sharing the details of your stay on TripAdvisor. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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60 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2014

We had a waterfront view room overlooking the harbor that was just lovely. This hotel is located very close to the Baltimore Aquarium and just several blocks from Fed Hill. Parking was convenient and the staff were wonderful!

Room Tip: The waterfront rooms are so worth paying the additional money! Enjoy the sunrise!
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SirOliver08
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Bob_Haislip, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, responded to this review, 21 January 2014
Dear SirOliver08. Thank you for the 5 star review of our property. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and your room with a view of the harbor. The views are quite spectacular during the morning sunrise. The staff and I hope to have the opporunity to welcome you back in the near future.
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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

The staff at this hotel are friendly, patient and caring. They were wonderful to interact with and I felt very attended to. The location is great and the value as well. Though the decor felt a little outdated, nothing felt old or dingy.

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 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 bufflb
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Bob_Haislip, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, responded to this review, 21 January 2014
Dear bifflb. Thank you for the review of our property and for acknowledging how attentive and helpful our staff was during your stay. We strive to provide the best customer service and I am glad to hear we lived up to your expectations. The staff and I look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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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
Amenities:
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
#4 Romantic Hotel in Baltimore
#4 Luxury 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
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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