Loews Annapolis Hotel
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Disappointingfrom A TripAdvisor Member
But now the rest. This hotel bills itself as "Luxury" but it is far from. It would not even approach the standards of the worst hotels in real luxury chains like Four Seasons, Ritz, or Intercontinental. The facilities are old and worn, though they do appear to be doing some rennovations. The rooms, while clean and comfortable, and totally anonymous and undistinguished. If I didn't know better, I would say I was at some suburban Embassy Suites. The "Fitness Center" is laughable - a couple of sad old unattended machines thrown together in a grim and poorly air-conditioned room next to the elevators. The hotel does promise to have the concierge get you access to a nearby healthclub with "fuller facilities." By this, of course, they mean "facilities that are not hopelessly inadequate." The bar is uninviting and sterile looking. The glass fronts around the lobby are dirty and stained.
This is not to say that the hotel is unpleasant to stay in, it is just that it is completely unimaginable that anyone awarded it four diamonds for anything. Don't be fooled - this is not "luxury" in any real sense of the word.
Add to that the fact that the Loews chain seems to advertise itself as "pet friendly." It even has a page in the room service menu for pet snacks. This is absolutely great if you are pet owner travelling with your animal. If you are not, however, you will find youself with the odd experience of having people walking dogs all over the halls. And since the walls in this hotel are thin and noisy, and the doors do not fit the frames particularly tightly, the sound of barking dogs can be distracting late into the night.
Great experience at this accomodating hotelfrom Rozzi73
I would definitely advise joining the loews first program so that you can choose from one of their many ammenities. It was nice to be able to get ready for the concert with a nice bottle of wine and some snacks.
We decided to have dinner at the hotel at the sports bar downstairs. The service there was outstanding and the bartender Allison was super nice. She definitely made us feel welcome. It was nice to know that a drive from NY to Maryland for a concert (and much more) was worth the trouble.
All in all a great experience and would recommend the Loews Annapolis to all my friends.
Nice, but not great.from copperpot
Hotel is within walking distance to the attractions. Very close to food (Ram's Head pub and 49 West coffee house, both good) and the Annapolis visitor center. Did not try the hotel food, but they have a bar, coffee shop, and sit down restaurant in-house.
This hotel has a nautical theme. It's OK, nothing over the top. The rooms are nicely furnished but we had some problems. The door, as in a previous review, does not shut tightly and therefore lets light and sound in. In some cases, lots of sound. We stayed Friday and Saturday nights, Saturday there was a wedding taking place. Our room looked in to the open middle of the hotel (the area in front of the ballroom) and it was a little loud with the music. I guess the music died down around 10:30 or so. The thing is, and believe me I can appreciate this, the hotel allows dogs. I have a dog, it's a nice option. But some dogs bark. And the doors don't shut tight. So you can imagine, if someone is letting their dog out after a late wedding night where the music is already going until 10:30 and the dog gets excited and starts barking, and there are people standing outside your room giving their drunken hugs goodnight, you will not sleep until they are done. The wedding decorations looked lovely though.
The other thing with the Expedia booking is the room iteself. I would have preferred a room looking outdoors. I find it disorienting not to be able to see outside from the room. But I knew the response to my question, had I gone to ask the front desk, was "You should have payed the full rate, then you would get what you wanted. Until then, you will take that room and like it." Obviously they would never say that, but I am certain the hotel was not full and despite our requested accomodations at booking, we received neither a view nor a queen bed. We got two doubles.
Valet service was pretty good, the coffee shop was out of muffins at 10:00 AM, the dogs are generally cool to see walking around (not used to that), and really we didn't have much else to worry about hotel-wise. We spent a lot of time seeing the sights. A fairly convenient place, but nothing spectacular, and not the best value, as reported previously by other reviewers.
Not great - service not noteworthyfrom rfc_traveler
Loews makes a great effort to promote their service quality, but I have a couple of concerns in this regard. First, the hotel advertises free shuttle service in Annapolis but we were told, upon inquiry, that the shuttle service is no longer available though the valet might be able to drive us to town "if they were not busy." I would request that the service not be advertised if it is not available. Second, we were there partially for business and wanted to use the gym somewhat early in the morning (around 6:00 a.m.). The door to the gym, however, was locked every morning and, on two occasions, we had to wait for the security man to open the door for us. In the process, he more or less informed us that he could only open the door if a guest was not staying next door to the gym. On both occasions, we were made to feel foolish for even asking "permission".
I was also not impressed with the facilities. The gym was cramped and limited as far as fitness equipment. The hotel rooms themselves, while clean, were not especially well lit and were very basic. The bathrooms were also not well lit and only of average quality. Insulation from hallway noise was also poor.
All in all, I would probably not return to this hotel, given the typical price range.
Uptown at the Loews Annapolisfrom A TripAdvisor Member
O.K., not greatfrom ChicagoAlli
As for the hotel itself, it seemed a little worn to me. I understand that Loews accepts pets chain-wide and it definitely showed at this hotel. I have never seen so many dogs in a hotel in my life! Don't get me wrong--I love dogs and other pets, but I think this policy leads to a property that is much harder to maintain. My room was clean, but nothing special. I was happy to not be on the interior, atrium side, as that is were part of the wedding reception I attended was located, and I'm sure the noise would have been heard in those rooms. Overall, for what I paid, the hotel does not give a great value, while I had no major complaints, nothing was very special about the property either. It just kind of reminded me of a Holiday Inn from the mid 1980s--definitely NOT a four star property.
A great place to stay in Annapolisfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Questionable Value for your Dollarfrom kappgurl
Loews was great!from tripmiss
Enjoyed our stayfrom travel2muchGeorgia
Cant go wrong here.
Top Local Tips for Annapolis
McGarvey's Pub Excellent lunch fare at McGarvey's by the dock. We ate there twice and thorougly enjoyed both meals. The shrimp salad sandwich was excellent as was the pulled pork sandwich.
Loews Annapolis Hotel The Breeze restaurant is wonderful....fantasic seafood choices and delightful desserts. Also the breakfast is great, big and bountiful.
Keep an eye out I reserved a shuttle back to the airport. The shuttle driver past by the hotel because the entrance isn't on the main street. Our taxi driver almost missed it too. I would just keep a look out for taxi/shuttle to flag them down so they don't miss the hotel.
Other names for Loews Annapolis Hotel
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- Address: 126 West St - Annapolis - Maryland - 21401 - United States
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