I recently spent about 48 hours in Baltimore for a whirlwind tour of the city’s historic sites. My home-away-from-home for the trip was the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott – Baltimore Inner Harbor. Despite its incredibly long and complicated name, this hotel is one I’d recommend for families, couples and business travelers headed to Baltimore. What makes the Fairfield so great?
I loved the Hilton in Rockville, Maryland, not too far from Washington DC. The lobby area is beautiful – there’s a waterfalls, trees with beautiful lights on them, and you can watch the glass elevator go up and down. There’s at least one bar, where the drinks weren’t too expensive, and numerous places to eat.
After my stay here, I promised that I would go online and buy the bed sheets. They were so, so soft and comfortable! The room was really big, with two Queen beds, a desk, a TV, and a large bathroom. There were two swimming pools, though I only used the inside heated one because it was raining outside in the morning. It was smallish, but really warm, like bath water. Perfect!
The location is great – it’s not necessarily close to sights like the White House, but if you’re here for business and you need to be close to government offices such as Lockheed Martin or the National Institute of Health, then you’re set! There’s a huge meeting space, if you need it.
Internet was not free, which I don’t get. How can you get free Internet at a cheaper place like Holiday Inn Express, which also has free breakfast, and yet you have to pay for Internet at a place that charges $240/night? I think it was $17.
I’d come back here if I could afford it!
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