Traveling is not an easy task when you bring your family along. In fact, areas you are heading to should be perfectly aligned with the hotel you are staying in. I have found time and time again, that perfectly located family lodging is key to a successful family vacation.
On our most recent trek to Baltimore, we chose to visit the Inner Harbor. Lodging in Baltimore Inner Harbor is all about location and comfortably appointed suites. If you have not been to the Baltimore Inner Harbor you may not know how walk-able the city is. Finding family lodging in Baltimore Inner Harbor with inns and suites is easy if you know which hotel to chose.
Our perfectly located family lodging in Baltimore Inner Harbor offered a boutique-style hotel as it is a historic landmark with an awesome 7th floor atrium. We had spacious rooms, and our stay included a hot breakfast (allergen free) and an indoor pool. The boutique styled hotel is only 2 blocks from Inner Harbor and steps from so many great attractions and history.
Lavishly live travel out loud and learn more about the perfectly located family lodging in Baltimore Inner Harbor.
Perfectly Located Family Lodging in Baltimore Inner Harbor
Are you wondering where we stayed at this point? It’s easy, we were on Redwood Street, and at the Hampton Inns & Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor. The rooms are very clean, the front desk staff is very attentive and once you park your car, the city is completely walk-able.
We were one of many FAMILIES staying here, so don’t pass this up thinking you will be booking a hotel that hosts only convention-goers. We were very happy to be guests of the Hampton Inn & Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor and thank them for their awesome hospitality.
When you pull up to check in at the Hampton Inns & Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor you unload the car and the Valet will park your car. Valet parking is $35 a day (which is reasonable, think Big City). Please note, if you need your vehicle, call at least 20 minutes ahead, as others need their vehicles as well, so give the Valet time.
David (above) or any of the valet staff, looks your vehicle over from front to back, has you sign off on any scratches, non-scratches, etc. takes the keys and then parks your vehcile for you. If you arrive before check-in there is a valet closet, that you can store your luggage in until your room is ready (we used this).
The Front Desk staff knows all about the area, how to use the Charm City Bus (free bus to get around city) as well as where to eat, drink and head to! If you need something as simple as a bandage, or a plastic bag, they are so accommodating.
My son wants to personally thank Christian for treating him like an adult, and not a child when he went to the desk and asked for a plastic bag. The Front Desk Staff is there all day and all night, so whatever you need, whenever you need it, they are there.
This is John, he made certain my son could eat something for breakfast each day.
Allergen Friendly dining was an easy find to start the morning off just right! My son ate bagels with butter, fruit loops, and he even enjoyed the waffles, which he made himself.
When my son wanted to know an ingredient, John grabbed the bag, or box, and made sure to get an answer. Vinyl gloves were used, not latex.
The hot breakfast varies each morning, but includes warm entrees in chaffing dishes, as well as breads, bagels, muffins, yogurts, fruits and juices.
Beverages Day Long
As we ventured in and out, we stopped to grab a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate just to savor the moment and when we did, we hung out in the foyer, which was amazing.
The beverages are there 24 hours a day, and well tended (we have been in places where when it runs out its out, but the Hampton Inns & Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor is on top of it!)
The pool is in the lower level, accessed by stair or elevator. Next to the pool is a fitness center and bathroom. Yes, there are towels for the pool area, right in the pool. There is not a lifeguard on duty. The pool area is very warm, so if you are planning on sitting, dress with less is all I can say! There are reclining chairs and regular chairs, so you can just lounge.
We stayed on the 7th floor, where the atrium is. I have to tell you the atrium is amazing as it is so light and pretty.
There are rooms all around the atrium so ‘shhhh’ I had to remind my kids about others, lol! Photo-worthy area and the floor I would personally request to stay on.
We loved the our room because 4 in a room is usually a Jam Session, but we had a roll out sofa sleeper, and 2 Queen Beds, so everyone had some space. The showers were CLEAN, the carpet is clean and the beds were marked as Clean with tags letting you know everything was fresh (Nona is on top of it )
Amenities in our room
We had a refrigerator, hair dryer, 2 sinks, a desk and really fast internet. The rooms do not have personal safes. Cleaning services do start early, so if you don’t want interrupted from slumber, hang your tag and then remember to remove it, or just tell the front desk.
Having your room cleaned early on is a blessing because when we headed back for the second parts of our day, our room was ready to go and we could shower and head out.
The one night we needed an extra pillow and blanket, as we headed out, my oldest son left the request. We had been so tired from walking we had all rested before we went out again. When we came back, our beds were made and there were extra pillows, we have no idea who did it, but THANKS, we hearted that!
What Are You Close To?
My biggest challenge with any trip is figuring out where we are in relative proximity to all the attractions. No worries when staying at the Hampton Inns & Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor because so much is within 2 blocks, you may not get it all done!
Light Street is out to the left of the building and if you go down, you are right in the Inner Harbor. You can grab the Baltimore Water Taxi service and travel all over the Inner Harbor. The 4 Historic Ships are in the harbor and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not is right there.
Shopping for souvenirs? You will find 3 shops (go to one of them, because there were not really any others ones that we strolled up and trust me, we walked about 9 1/2 miles a day+ one way).
Dining is all over and all around. You are close to Pratt Street (loaded with restaurants), you are 10 minutes from Miss Shirley’s Cafe (A must for breakfast, lunch or brunch), The Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore, Dick’s Last Resort and more.
If you like to drink, there are 3 bars right down the first alley, out the front door, to the left and the prices are sinfully awesome! Even when it’s not happy hour, the wine is only $4 a glass! Also right up in Fell’s Point you can find fresh oysters and amazing Bloody Mary’s right on the street at cafes!
Your Adventure Begins
So, as our adventure ends, yours is just about to begin. You can easily see that you will be well taken care of, and will be right in the heart of all the fun. My thanks to Hampton Inn & Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor and Suzanne for such an restful and wonderful stay! We lavishly lived travel out loud while we visited with you! Bring those walking shoes and get ready to experience the best of….