Rate based on Check-in: May 31, 2015 Check-out: Jun 1, 2015

Holiday Inn Express BALTIMORE-DOWNTOWN

3 stars
View map of 221 North Gay Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
30 reviews
good for family and visitors Baltimore

well the hotel is ok the location is ok clean neatly,near to everything u need really but it was... See full review

  • abdhr
  • May 5, 2015
Holiday Inn Express 221 N. Gay Street

I have stayed here previously and would not hesitate to stay here again. Excellent staff all... See full review

  • Lisa R.
  • Mar 10, 2015
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
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Outlet adapters
Temperature control
Ironing board

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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.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by CheapTickets

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Express BALTIMORE-DOWNTOWN

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
30 out of 30
Amenities:
3.1
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
3.7
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
2.6
Value:
3.4

70% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express BALTIMORE-DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
abdhr
Business
riyadh
May 5, 2015

good for family and visitors Baltimore

well the hotel is ok the location is ok clean neatly,near to everything u need really but it was wrong time to be there due to protesters and problems happening now in the city but

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express BALTIMORE-DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lisa R.
Business
Kailua
Mar 10, 2015

Holiday Inn Express 221 N. Gay Street

I have stayed here previously and would not hesitate to stay here again. Excellent staff all around: food service, front desk, housekeeping. Adequate location. Excellent value. Convenient parking. I have no complaints whatsoever. I know what to expect, and I get what I expect. No surprises.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express BALTIMORE-DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
kristen u.
Business
inwood
Jan 12, 2015

Night out

The hotel was nice and clean, but located in not the best part of town...

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

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express BALTIMORE-DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Special Education Teacher
Business
Washington, DC
Oct 22, 2014

Clean, convenient stay for Johns Hopkins

I was Baltimore for the night for an appointment at Johns Hopkins. The value for this hotel is incredible. The staff is friendly, helpful. They have a complimentary shuttle that goes to Johns Hopkins, I will certainly stay here again when I come back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express BALTIMORE-DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
unadilla
Business
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express BALTIMORE-DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sevenring
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express BALTIMORE-DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
dance mom probs
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
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
Business
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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