Rate based on Check-in: Sep 1, 2014 Check-out: Sep 2, 2014

Holiday Inn Express BALTIMORE-DOWNTOWN

3 stars
221 North Gay Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
28 reviews
A sound value

If you're staying at a hotel for the convenience of its location, in this case John Hopkins, it... See full review

  • RobertM64
  • Jan 17, 2014
very good hotel if you go to Hopkins hospital

General this hotel is good for someones to go to Johns Hopkins Hospital. It is not convenient to go... See full review

  • sevenring
  • Jun 9, 2013
Downtown Baltimore Hotel Near the Inner Harbor Housed in the original 20th century Old Town Bank, the Holiday Inn Express® downtown Baltimore hotel is located just minutes from the Inner Harbor, Baltimore Convention Center and many area businesses. Our accommodations are the perfect choice for both business and leisure travelers. Other hotels in Baltimore, MD can't match our location. We are the closest hotel to Johns Hopkins Hospital and only three blocks from Mercy Hospital. The Convention Center and the Central Business District are just minutes away, as well. With a business center, meeting facilities and free Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel, our corporate guests have everything they need while staying in downtown Baltimore. Our hotel's location in Baltimore, MD is ideal for exploring the area's many attractions. Stroll through the Inner Harbor, where you can find fine dining, shopping, entertainment and many of the city's top sights such as the National Aquarium, Port Discovery and Fort McHenry. Sports fans can easily catch an Orioles game at Camden Yards or a Ravens game at M&T Bank Stadium. Countless adventures await you in downtown Baltimore! Our hotel features great amenities and services with a 24-hour fitness center and a complimentary Express Start breakfast buffet. We also provide free, scheduled shuttle service to Johns Hopkins Medical Campus, Mercy Hospital, Baltimore Penn Station and the Baltimore Convention Center.

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Children's activities
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Car rental desk
FAX
White board
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Outlet adapters
Temperature control
Ironing board

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Reviewer score 3.5 out of 5

Hotel Map

39.2929 -76.6081
Nearby airports
Baltimore Washington International, (BWI), 8.00, MI, SW;
Area description
Downtown, downtown

Nearby points of interest

  • Harborplace & The Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Top of the World Observational Level: 0.4 mi
  • Historic Ships in Baltimore: 0.5 mi
  • The Walters Art Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Inner Harbor: 0.6 mi
  • Washington Monument and Mount Vernon Park: 0.6 mi
  • Pier Six Concert Pavilion: 0.6 mi
  • Baltimore Arena: 0.6 mi
  • Little Italy: 0.7 mi
  • Convention Center: 0.7 mi
  • Hippodrome Theater: 0.7 mi
  • Maryland Science Center: 0.8 mi
  • Edgar Allan Poe's Grave Site and Memorial: 0.8 mi
  • American Visonary Art Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Federal Hill Park: 0.9 mi
  • Harborplace & The Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Top of the World Observational Level: 0.4 mi
  • Historic Ships in Baltimore: 0.5 mi
  • The Walters Art Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Inner Harbor: 0.6 mi
  • Washington Monument and Mount Vernon Park: 0.6 mi
  • Pier Six Concert Pavilion: 0.6 mi
  • Baltimore Arena: 0.6 mi
  • Little Italy: 0.7 mi
  • Convention Center: 0.7 mi
  • Hippodrome Theater: 0.7 mi
  • Maryland Science Center: 0.8 mi
  • Edgar Allan Poe's Grave Site and Memorial: 0.8 mi
  • American Visonary Art Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Federal Hill Park: 0.9 mi
  • Fell's Point: 1 mi
  • Oriole Park at Camden Yards: 1 mi
  • The Johns Hopkins University: 1 mi
  • M&T Bank Stadium: 1.3 mi
  • Baltimore Museum of Industry: 1.3 mi
  • Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum: 1.4 mi
  • Baltimore Museum of Art: 2.4 mi
  • Fort McHenry National Monument: 2.4 mi
  • Druid Hill Park Conservatory: 3 mi
  • Hampden: 3.2 mi
  • The Maryland Zoo: 3.3 mi
  • Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Mary: 3.7 mi
  • Cylburn Aroboretum: 4.7 mi
  • Pimlico Race Track: 5.4 mi
  • Port of Baltimore: 6.1 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

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Guest Reviews (28)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Express BALTIMORE-DOWNTOWN

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
28 out of 28
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
2.7
Value:
3.4

71% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express BALTIMORE-DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
RobertM64
Business
Florida
Jan 17, 2014

A sound value

If you're staying at a hotel for the convenience of its location, in this case John Hopkins, it can't be beat. If you're looking for a full service, "I need a lounge, or restaurant" hotel, this isn't it. For a Holiday Inn Select, they do a pretty good job of being what they are. Very attentive service from the front desk, and the shuttle driver Kevin, was fantastically helpful!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express BALTIMORE-DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
unadilla
Virginia Beach, VA
Jul 10, 2013

Never again

The desk manager worked a 16 plus hour shift. When expressing my grave concerns to him about hotel reviews and location he was defensive. Caught him sleeping and loudly snoring at 5 AM. Shuttle was late and almost accepted a ride with a newly made aquaintance to see best friends here for visit from UK. Next day we moved to the another hotel - THANK GOD!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
1
Review of Holiday Inn Express BALTIMORE-DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sevenring
alabama
Jun 9, 2013

very good hotel if you go to Hopkins hospital

General this hotel is good for someones to go to Johns Hopkins Hospital. It is not convenient to go to restaurants. Some stuff need to give customeres more smile face.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn Express BALTIMORE-DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
dance mom probs
Vienna, VA
Mar 4, 2013

Not the bed configuration I ordered

I reserved two queen beds with this web site, but arrived to find only single Queen beds available. The front desks claims that unless the I book directly with the hotel either by phone or their direct web site they are not obligated to provide what I purchased. Other Baltimore hotels were sold out, so we had to make due with the one bed. It was frusterating and disappointing . The hotel was clean, provided good breakfast and beautiful lobby. The highway next door is loud if your room is on that side of the building. Parking was additional money, but free shuttle to the harbor.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
3
Review of Holiday Inn Express BALTIMORE-DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cathy W
Canberra Australia
Sep 16, 2012

Great place to stay

central location with shuttle available to get you to te main areas of Baltimore. Friendly helpful staff and nice clean comfortable rooms.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Holiday Inn Express BALTIMORE-DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
convention center attende
Business
Huntington Beach, CA
Sep 15, 2012

ok for budget minded needing to attend conference

staff excellent, mostly helpful. Pros: breakfast was good. Pancakes, cinnamon rolls, cereal, juice. coffee. Pretty quiet except could hear street noise as it is located at busy intersection. Negs: complimentary shuttle seemed always full, sits about 5 or 6 people only. Needed to get to convention center. Walking distance if 1 mile ok. Neighborhood a little dicey, a little scary for single woman. Juvenile court and homeless shelter across/down the street. Overall, I have been in worse places.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Long walk from hotel

sign up/inquire about the complimentary shuttle as soon as you get in as once full might need to walk in ? neighborhood.

Review of Holiday Inn Express BALTIMORE-DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
bobbo 2
menomonee falls
Jul 1, 2012

Needs a manager

Breakfast wasn't ready at 6:30 Shuttle was 90%of the time late Blaring music in the lobby 2 days in a row we only had 1 towel in our room and had to ask for another

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
2
Review of Holiday Inn Express BALTIMORE-DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
vacay girl
south Jersey
Jun 12, 2012

Our hotel stay

The hotel overall was very nice for the price. We did have to pay extra for parking per night, but when the weekend came they didn't have enough parking spots. The hotel is not near Inner Harbor, but it's not a bad walk (10 min) if you're up for it. They do have a free shuttle that can take you where ever, which was great most of the time. Except their last pick up was 9:30pm so when we went out to dinner at La Scala, we were lucky the restaurant had a complimentary shuttle to take us back to our hotel. So you must keep that in mind when planing your outing. The complimentary breakfast they serve every morning was a very good spread; there was something for everyone and it's free! Our room was an odd shape, but a good size and nicely decorated.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

La Scala is an upscale Italian restaurant in Little Italy. A bit pricey (we were celebrating our anniversary) but you get a good portion and everything we had was absolutely delicious!

Review of Holiday Inn Express BALTIMORE-DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mike from Jersey
Salem, NJ
Jun 10, 2012

Good value

Neat and clean room. Free shuttle to Camden Yards and surrounding areas.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn Express BALTIMORE-DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Momval
Winsted, Ct
May 26, 2012

Enjoy Baltimore

The room was probably their worst with the traffic going by all night. We had to change rooms for an unrelated reason and the second room was much better. Also parking was extra. A first! Hotel needs a like of love. They did have a shuttle available to try to improve the location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
1
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