Thank you to the Days Inn Inner Harbor who provided hotel accommodations for our stay in Baltimore.
Heading to the Baltimore area and not sure where to stay? Let me tell you a little about the Days Inn Inner Harbor and what we thought of our stay there. This past week, we spent a few days exploring Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The last time I visited Baltimore was when I was in middle school. I think for a school trip. Growing up, traveling wasn’t a top priority and most consisted of school trips or trips to the Jersey Shore. When I became a parent, I knew I wanted to travel with my kids and let them explore new places, tastes and things. There are so many great cities to visit close to home, the only challenge is finding the time to visit them all. When we sat down and started talking about where we wanted to visit first, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor came in on top. We had a wonderful few days together as a family exploring the city and creating memories that we’ll all cherish. We started our trip with a stay at the Days Inn Inner Harbor, a great family friendly hotel right in the middle of all the action.
Whether you’re heading into town to take in a baseball game at Camden Yards, a football game at M&T Bank Stadium or you just want to explore the Inner Harbor, The Days Inn Inner Harbor is right in the middle of it all. The hotel is a gorgeous brick building you can’t miss when you turn onto Hopkins Place. I love brick buildings so I was enamored as soon as we turned on the street.
Since we drove down from New Jersey, we parked our car in the parking garage right next door, grabbed our things and went to check in so we could head out into the city to explore. From the minute we walked in, I felt completely at home. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming , I felt like I was catching up with old friends.
All About Our Room
I’ll start off by saying the rooms are gorgeous and plenty big enough for my family of four. Traveling with a tween and toddler comes with its own set of challenges when it comes to space but we had plenty of room without feeling like we were all on top of each other. They both had plenty of room to spread out and play without tripping over each other or getting in each other’s way.
Our room had two full size beds, a desk, TV and my favorite – a great sized fridge for waters and milk for the baby. (That large door in the picture above is the fridge and it really is that big) This was a great feature for me especially since I’m traveling with a toddler. I’m used to little fridges that barely keep things cool. Not only did it keep our drinks cold but had room for a half gallon of milk and the freezer even re-froze my ice packs! Great little feature. There’s even a microwave if you want to re-heat any of the yummy food your bound to eat on your trip.
The beds were one of the most comfortable beds I’ve slept on in a hotel. Even my husband who typically complains at every hotel he’s uncomfortable slept like a baby. Our room was super clean as was the entire hotel.
The bathroom, while a little on the smaller side, had the sink and vanity in the room outside the toilet/shower room. I enjoyed that as it allowed us to get ready quicker. I could have the kids washing up before bed and brushing their teeth while not tying up the shower area.
The closet space was a decent size and had shelves to keep our belongings out of the way and organized.
There’s a restaurant located right inside hotel. While I didn’t have a chance to check it out, I liked the convenience factor of having onsite dining. If you’re looking for other quick options, there’s plenty of places to eat all within walking distance.
There’s are great pool right at the hotel that is open and heated which is great for those cooler days when the kids want to go in the pool. You can access the pool area right off the main lobby by the elevators.
There are lounge chairs and tables and chairs around the pool so you can sit and relax with something to eat before or after you swim.
The Days Inn Inner Harbor is located just a few short blocks from all the action. We spent our entire trip exploring the Inner Harbor and walked to all the attractions. There is even a free shuttle service that will take you around if you’re not up to walking. We wanted to take in all the sites so we enjoyed the walk.
Things to Know Before You Go:
- Parking is $29 a day at the lot right next door. Be sure to give your ticket to the front desk staff so they can give you in and out privileges if you’re driving around the city
- King sized beds are available
- Ice and vending machines with soda/water options are available on each floor
- Small store location in main lobby with sandwiches, drinks, snacks and even medicine is available
- Valet service is available
- FREE Wi-fi is included with your stay
- 24 hour fitness center is onsite
- Heated outdoor pool available from Memorial Day – Labor Day
Overall we had an amazing time at the Days Inn Inner Harbor and can’t wait to go back. If you’re looking for a great place to stay in the middle of all the action, be sure to check out the Days Inn Inner Harbor!