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May 15th, 2004, 03:17 PM
Flying into Baltimore 1 day pre-cruise. Please advise on Harbor Hotels with water view. Also seeking info on best transportation from BWI to harbor area, trans from hotel to Port Baltimore day of cruise? These boards are sooo helpful and thanks to all.....
Grandeur of the Seas 10/04
Coral Princess 9/03
Voyager of the Seas 3/03
Norwegian Star 7/02
Crystal Harmony 6/00
Various older Cruise Lines
May 16th, 2004, 09:14 AM
Although I go to the inner harbor once a year(non cruise related) I don't stay on the harbor so I cannot help
However, if you are a seafood person....you must have dinner at Phillips at the inner harbor. I look forward every year to having dinner there, and have never once been disappointed.
May 17th, 2004, 03:46 AM
I stayed at the Hyatt, nice location and it is right in the Inner Harbor. I took a taxi to the pier, it was about a 20 minute ride, about $25. Phillip's is a great place for lunch or dinner, I really enjoyed that as well.
May 18th, 2004, 06:33 PM
I have been to Baltimore twice for work. Stayed at the Sheraton Inner Harbor. It is 2 blocks from the Inner Harbor. The first time I had a corner room on about the 5th floor. That was an awesome view. You will love the Inner Harbor. Smoothdancer is right, Phillips is great. I'm not much of a seafood person, but my husband has to eat there whenever we are there. There are also any number of other places to eat. You can take a water taxi to Little Italy or Fells Point. Both have some great restaurants. Have a great time.
Till we sail on the Triumph 6/5/04
July 21st, 2004, 11:45 PM
We are arriving 9/17 from Rome on the Galaxy and are staying one night at the Renaissance Harbourplace. We got a $150 rate through Priceline. We're using Gavin Limousine to get from the ship to the hotel and from the hotel to BWI the next day - price $45 each way...not bad for a sedan and driver (beats the HECK out of a stinky cab any day...). Email me at email@example.com if I can provide add'l info. Thanks.
September 29th, 2004, 01:29 PM
I've had friends stay at the Renaissance who loved the fact that it's connected to a mall of shops. I've stayed a few times at the Harbor Court. It's down the street from the Hyatt toward the Science Center. It is not inexpensive, but the hotel is lovely and I love the atmosphere. You pay more to get a room with a water view, and most certainly pay more for a suites with a great harbor view. If you want to treat yourself, check their websites to see what the rates are, and keep in mind that the Bed & Breakfast rate is sometimes just about the same as the room only rate.
I find Phillips a bit too touristy for my taste, and would recommend Legal Seafood or M&S Grill instead.
April 12th, 2006, 04:31 PM
This is an old post that I brought up. Just thought I would ask if anyone knows what sort of price is being accepted on Priceline for the Renaissance hotel, Inner Harbor, in September? I have been bidding and so far $125 + tax has been turned down. The lowest price I found on the internet was $255 + tax. I have plenty of time just wondering if anyone has booked it lately.
April 12th, 2006, 06:11 PM
This is an interesting thread. Living near the Baltimore area, I can tell you that the ride from BWI to the Inner Harbor is about 30 minutes. I'm not sure if you would benefit from being downtown because the price of hotels down there (especially during baseball and football season) are going to be especially high. In addition, Baltimore is becoming one of the top convention destinations which also tends to run up the prices and run down availability.
You may want to consider staying at a hotel near the airport and traveling downtown the next day to catch your cruise ship. Just a thought...it would certainly be less expensive.
However, if price is not an option, just remember that you will have to pay a taxi to transport you to the Inner Harbor and then again to get you to the port.
An alternative, although I'm not sure if it would work because I don't know your choice, is the Light Rail system. The Light Rail system is Maryland's version of an above-ground subway. The Light Rail runs from BWI to Camden Yards and into the city. This may be an alternate means of getting at least from the airport to the Inner Harbor if that's where you choose to stay.
If you would like any further information, please feel free to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope this helps!
April 12th, 2006, 11:13 PM
What is your date in September? Are the Orioles or Ravens playing at home? Priceline can only sell what a hotel gives it sell. Why would a hotel like the Renaissance give inventory to Priceline so far in advance when they have months to try to sell it at very high prices? But here's where you get the latest on PL deals. www.biddingfortravel.com
April 25th, 2006, 01:14 PM
I am cruising September 15, 2006 on the Grandeur. I finally got the Marriott Baltimore Waterfront for $135 through Priceline. Maybe if I had waited until the last minute I could have gotten a better price but I am happy as who knows what games or events will be on at that time. The 4* hotel is at the other end of the Harbor but has a water taxi right outside the front door and I understand that there are always cabs waiting to take you wherever you want to go.