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The hotel is taking in homeless people but they don’t let you know this so your experience walking inside is quite scary. Also, the neighborhood where the hotel is located is very poor and run down. The hotel should have a disclaimer about this too. Management has a “head in the sand” attitude about all of this.

Ok. Good experience. Parking was extra. Overall was good

This Holiday Inn Express showcases the best of Old Baltimore. It’s in a restored old bank building and has nice historic touches everywhere. The room was clean and had a fridge, microwave, Keurig-style coffee pot, and TV (as well as beds and a nice bathroom). The staff were friendly and helpful. The elevators worked and there was even a gym. Vending machines and ice were present on most floors. The free breakfast was very good. Parking was in a lot right behind the hotel, and the area around the hotel was well-lit at night. There is also a 7-11 right next to the hotel, which was convenient. The harbor side district is about a fifteen minute walk (all well-lit) or five-minute drive/Uber away. Seriously, there’s no need to stay at some high-priced hotel where they don’t include breakfast, don’t have vending and ice machines, and don’t have fridges and microwaves in the rooms when you can stay here. This hotel is historic and charming and has literally everything you’d need.

All good not much parking. Friendly staff. Our friends and I couldn't be on the same floor though. We checked in at 4pm and they said we couldn't be on the same floor.

Rough area of Baltimore. Felt a little threatened.

Can't really do anything about the neighborhood. Would definitely not be walking around at night.

With the exception of one, everyone at the desk and the shuttle drivers were very nice and helpful! I was there 5 days and my room was cleaned everyday with new towels provided without asking. There isn't much immediately around the hotel EXCEPT Ida B's Table, a delicious soul food restaurant with great staff, food and experience but I was able to take the shuttle to the convention center and the inner harbor, the two main places I needed to go. They could add more machines in the "fitness room". Overall, I had a great experience on this property

I had a morning appointment at Johns Hopkins, and the hotel provided free shuttle service there. Also, good selection for breakfast, friendly, helpful staff.

Terrible staff, wretched area Across the street from juvenile detention center

Had to pay for parking. This cost added to hotel price was not worth the stay.

The shuttle driver,Carlos, was so very accommodating and always with a smile.even getting us to the ballpark during rush hour! The 2girls at the desk (Karen and Rita) were also great. We have been here 3times. Great because it is half way to the inner harbor and half way to Camden yards. Very good free breakfast also.

Staff was helpful and friendly. Breakfast person kept everything well stocked. Shuttle was a nice idea but uncomfortable and crowded so we used uber a few times.

Stayed for 2 nights to catch a couple baseball games over the weekend. Hotel was clean, and the room was spacious. Their breakfast was good. The hotel shuttle was great, and the drivers were prompt and friendly. Highly recommend this hotel to everyone ! Two thumbs up !

Hotel was a good price and great location. Close to Inner Harbor and other downtown attractions.

next door to the homeless shelter, so the neighborhood is seedy. parking is $15 a night, but the lot is too small and i was unable to find a parking spot. moldy bathroom

It was a nice hotel. The shuttle was WONDERFUL! no need to drive in the wicked city traffic. The hotel staff were very nice and even after we checked out we could use the shuttle and keep our car in the lot till we got back around 3pm. It was a wonderful stay :)

A nice location near inner harbour. Worthwhile for brief stay in Baltimore.

The breakfast, staff, rooms,...... Everything was excellent! We really enjoyed our stay!

N Gay Street Baltimore MD

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to National Aquarium in Baltimore and Baltimore Inner Harbor Marina
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Fitness center

Located in Downtown Baltimore, Holiday Inn Express Baltimore Downtown is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as National Aquarium in Baltimore and Walters Art Museum. This 68-room hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a fitness center.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is offered each morning. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

Holiday Inn Express Baltimore Downtown's 68 rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 32-inch flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free local calls, safes, and ironing boards.


Property features

Guests of Holiday Inn Express Baltimore Downtown enjoy a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. If you drive, self parking is USD 15.00 per day, and there's also a free area shuttle. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with luggage storage, tours or tickets, and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include a business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and express check-out.

Room options

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking (Mobility, Roll-In Shower)

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 5

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking (Mobility, Transfer Shower)

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 5

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (LEISURE)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Baltimore Downtown

Everyone (15) Business (2) Couples (13) Family (6) Other (7) Friends (4)
1
Partner Couples

The hotel is taking in homeless people but they don’t let you know this so your experience walking inside is quite scary. Also, the neighborhood where the hotel is located is very poor and run down. The hotel should have a disclaimer about this too. Management has a “head in the sand” attitude about all of this.

By , from Pennsylvania on Jul 8, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 17, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. Please note that we definitely do not take in any homeless people. I am not sure where this confusion is coming from, but we ask that you contact us so that we may address your concerns more directly.

4
Everyone

Ok. Good experience. Parking was extra. Overall was good

By on Jan 21, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 23, 2020

Thanks so much for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.

5
Family

This Holiday Inn Express showcases the best of Old Baltimore. It’s in a restored old bank building and has nice historic touches everywhere. The room was clean and had a fridge, microwave, Keurig-style coffee pot, and TV (as well as beds and a nice bathroom). The staff were friendly and helpful. The elevators worked and there was even a gym. Vending machines and ice were present on most floors. The free breakfast was very good. Parking was in a lot right behind the hotel, and the area around the hotel was well-lit at night. There is also a 7-11 right next to the hotel, which was convenient. The harbor side district is about a fifteen minute walk (all well-lit) or five-minute drive/Uber away. Seriously, there’s no need to stay at some high-priced hotel where they don’t include breakfast, don’t have vending and ice machines, and don’t have fridges and microwaves in the rooms when you can stay here. This hotel is historic and charming and has literally everything you’d need.

By , from Germantown, MD on Nov 24, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 6, 2019

Wow what a glowing review! Thank you so much for your kind response :) We place customer satisfaction as our number 1 priority, so I am thrilled you enjoyed your overall stay with us. We can't wait to serve you again soon!

4
Partner Couples Friends

All good not much parking. Friendly staff. Our friends and I couldn't be on the same floor though. We checked in at 4pm and they said we couldn't be on the same floor.

By on Nov 4, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 13, 2019

Thank you so much for staying with us! It's great to hear you enjoyed our friendly staff during your stay. I apologize if we weren't able to have you all on the same floor. I encourage you to put in your request at the time of booking or perhaps call ahead that way we can guarantee any requests at the time of check-in!

4
Family

Rough area of Baltimore. Felt a little threatened.

By , from Dubuque on Oct 21, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 13, 2019

Thank you for this 4-star review! Despite its rough exterior Baltimore is a vibrant city with lots of history and even more to offer. I am glad you stayed with us and hope to see you again soon.

2
Everyone

By on Aug 29, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 29, 2019

Thank you so much for choosing the Holiday Inn Express Baltimore-Downtown for your recent stay! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

5
Family

Can't really do anything about the neighborhood. Would definitely not be walking around at night.

By on Jul 21, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 27, 2019

We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this note. Our Hotel values put customer satisfaction as top priority and we are committed to our customers. Its Guests like you that make our job wonderful. We look forward to serving you again.

4
Business Business

With the exception of one, everyone at the desk and the shuttle drivers were very nice and helpful! I was there 5 days and my room was cleaned everyday with new towels provided without asking. There isn't much immediately around the hotel EXCEPT Ida B's Table, a delicious soul food restaurant with great staff, food and experience but I was able to take the shuttle to the convention center and the inner harbor, the two main places I needed to go. They could add more machines in the "fitness room". Overall, I had a great experience on this property

By on Jul 17, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 27, 2019

We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this note. Our Hotel values put customer satisfaction as top priority and we are committed to our customers. Its Guests like you that make our job wonderful. We look forward to serving you again.

4
Everyone

By on May 31, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 11, 2019

We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this note. Our Hotel values put customer satisfaction as top priority and we are committed to our customers. Its customers like you that make our job wonderful. We look forward to serving you again

5
Business Business

I had a morning appointment at Johns Hopkins, and the hotel provided free shuttle service there. Also, good selection for breakfast, friendly, helpful staff.

By on Mar 8, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 4, 2019

Hello there! Thanks for the comment and rating! We're happy you chose to stay with us and I hope your visit to the hospital went well. Here at the Holiday Inn Express-Baltimore Downtown, we treat Johns Hopkins patients (and family) as priority. We believe it is stressful enough to have to visit the doctor, so we make it our duty to help ease off any of your worries. Let us know if you have any plans on coming back to Baltimore. Either for a hospital visit, or just to indulge what Charm City has to offer. We'd love to have you back! Thank you again for staying with us. Have a wonderful day!

Holiday Inn Express Baltimore Downtown

221 N Gay Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
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