There is plenty to worry about when you travel for business. Will the plane land on time? Where did the presentation materials go? What will I eat? At least with this list, you can cross one concern off your list when visiting Baltimore – the hotel. Baltimore is home to numerous business-friendly accommodations, but these five hotels stand out when it comes to offering key amenities like wireless Internet, complimentary transportation and 24/7 tech support. Also, all are conveniently located nearby areas of interest so you can spend more time relaxing in between meetings and less time running around town.
2 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, Md. 21201
Baltimore’s Hotel Monaco offers a special combination of experiencing local history and luxurious architecture with all of the amenities required by the busy traveler. Conveniently located near the Baltimore Convention Center, Johns Hopkins University and the National Aquarium, among a long list of other hot spots for downtown meetings, this one-of-a-kind hotel resides in the former B&O Railroad Headquarters right by the Inner Harbor. Business meetings can also be held at the hotel in tech-savvy meeting rooms boasting more than 9,000 square feet of space. Further, for working professionals who need to stay connected and check emails throughout their stay, the complimentary WiFi access is a huge plus. After a long work day or before heading out for the evening, stop by the lobby for a complimentary wine hour to mingle with both business and leisure travelers.
BWI Airport Marriott
1743 W. Nursery Road
Linthicum, Md. 21090
At reasonable rates and an unbeatable location less than one mile from the Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), this Marriott hotel is a great choice for business professionals. Enjoy a stress-free arrival with the hotel’s app, which allows you to check in from anywhere before arriving. Free WiFi, a day/night bar and a Starbucks lounge are just a few of the benefits wrapped into your stay. The hotel is also within a short driving distance to many local attractions and meeting spots in Baltimore, as well as Washington D.C. When it’s time to catch your return flight, hop on the complimentary hotel shuttle to travel back to the airport – just another advantage of staying at the BWI Airport Marriott.
Pier 5 Hotel
711 Eastern Ave.
Baltimore, Md. 21202
Business in Baltimore just got easier with Harbor Magic Hotels, and when it comes to staying in the Inner Harbor, you can’t ask for a better location than the Pier 5 Hotel. Aside from the numerous restaurants nearby that are perfect for formal business dinners or a quick bite on the go, the hotel boasts high-speed Internet access, a business center and a spacious work desk in your room – just a few of the amenities that will help keep you both productive and connected during your stay. Additionally, there is a shuttle service to help expedite travel in the Inner Harbor, around Fells Point and to Johns Hopkins Hospital. Be sure to inquire about “The Business in Baltimore Package” before booking to take advantage of all of the perks available to business travelers.
Four Seasons Baltimore
200 International Drive
Baltimore, Md. 21202
For the business professionals looking for style, class and luxury, there is no better place than the Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore. Recently voted one of the top 25 luxury hotels in the U.S. for 2013, the hotel prides itself on world-class service, an extensive list of services and amenities and prime real estate overlooking the waters of the harbor. No matter the time of day (or night), Four Seasons is on call to assist with any business needs or arrangements, including presentation supplies in the Business Center, wired and wireless Internet service and a helpful concierge. Once you’re ready to unwind, the fitness facilities and pools will provide a great source of rejuvenation so you can attend the next day’s meetings fresh, upbeat and energized.
Inn at The Black Olive
803 S. Caroline St.
Baltimore, Md. 21231
If you are a seasoned business traveler looking to escape the standard hotel chains, and yet still retain great location to top meeting destinations and attractions around the Inner Harbor, look no further. Located in the popular Fells Point district, Inn at The Black Olive is a unique “green” (environment friendly) hotel beaming with a creative atmosphere and attentive staff that will go above and beyond to accommodate working professionals. The charm and friendliness that is experienced from the moment of setting foot in this hotel will make any business traveler feel immediately at home. Add in the free WiFi access in every room, safe on-street parking and clean, spacious and comfortable accommodations, it’s no surprise that the Inn at The Black Olive receives such positive reviews and makes this top five list.
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