InterContinental Harbor Court Hotel

, Baltimore, United States
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InterContinental Harbor Court Hotel

, Baltimore
4 star

Rooms: 195

550 Light Street - Baltimore - Maryland - 21202 6099 - United States Hotel Website | 410 234 0550
295 Traveller

Reviews - InterContinental Harbor Court Hotel

Best Ever
Submitted by: Tom in 23/01/06
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
We had a great time--It is so clean-So comfortable and the tub in the suite was extraordinary. It is not cheap=but you get what you pay for. Can't wait to return.
Above average luxury hotel
Submitted by: Barry Herman in 06/06/05
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
I had a nice upgraded room with a terrible view. I would stay at the Harbor Court Hotel again, but only if I had a nicer view.

Historical Traveller Reviews of InterContinental Harbor Court Hotel

Stayed at the Harbor Court Twice

from RRRC
Stayed here twice over the summer months. Once as a family with my 2 children and another with just my husband. Both visits were wonderful. The rooms are very clean and spacoius. The harbor view rooms have a great unobstructed view. The hotel's location is the best. We walked to everything: Camden Yards, the Science Museum, the Aquarium, etc. The pool area is small but very nice. The staff was efficient. Look on line at the hotel's web site for packages that include parking and/or breakfast. When I called the hotel directly they had different rates than were available online.

Great time at the Harbor Court

from A TripAdvisor Member
My wife and I just came back from our Baltimore trip last night. We stayed at the Harbor Court Hotel for 2 nights. The hotel is very beautiful. It has a Revolutionary War theme to it. Service is great at all the restaurants. It is true, there are no coffee pots in the rooms! But, it was alright, 24 hour room service took care of that. The only problems we had were that we didnt get a king bed as we requested, we ended up getting a double, and the toilet didnt work one night. But, this doesnt exemplify the atmosphere the staff had created. We got the SPA treatments done as well. Excellent services available there. Definetly worth the money you put into it.

More ups and downs

from kitty33
Nicely furnished hotel in a great location. We had a king room with a great view of the harbor. Room was spacious and again, lovely decor. Bathroom huge! Huge shower, huge tub. However, some thing felt a bit dated and worn. Service consisted of very friendly, young staff who tried hard but fell short. Ordered room service 4 times. Order was wrong or things were missing everytime. For Baltimore, solid 4 stars, not 5.

ups and downs

from A TripAdvisor Member
If you a serious 5 star person, this is not up to your standards. Strangely the rooms smelled stale-they are dark-service staff nice-but afraid when new four seasons opens this hotel won't hold top rank
Just be realistic enough- this is baltimore and for that town, say ok compared to any other choices

very good, would stay again

from A TripAdvisor Member
My room was $215 after I found a discount. The hotel isn't on top of the convention center, but I walked there in about ten minutes. The minibar had a great selection of snacks, candy, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. It also had a refrigerator which was great to keep my food in. The bedroom's TV was too big for their standard size room. The bathroom also had a TV, I think that's tacky. I can't comment on either of the two restaurants because I didn't eat there. I wanted to give the hotel five stars, but the coffee bar (Espresso Etc.) left me unimpressed when I wanted a quick byte to eat, it needs better food. It's a quaint little hotel, the room was very clean, its furniture, walls and rug were all in great condition. I'd definitely stay there again.

The only Baltimore hotel for discerning travelers!

from A TripAdvisor Member
As a frequent guest at the Harbor Court, I was stunned to read any negative views on the property. Clearly, anyone who would expect a coffeemaker in a 5-star hotel room is not the type of traveler who frequents properties similar to Harbor Court in other cities--namely Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, and other members of Preferred Hotels. Guests staying at Harbor Court receive top-notch servcie, but should coem prepared to pay for that service!

You will pay extra for high-speed Internet service, overnight parking, and coffee or tea (delivered via In-Room Dining 24 hours a day). But you will be pampered in ways simply not possible at the city's generic Marriott, Renaissance, Hyatt, and Sheraton hotels. From the incredible Hampton's 5-star restaurant overlooking the Inner Harbor to a huge Fitness Center that includes a tennis court with an unmatched view of the city skyline, this hotel has it all!

Insider's tips:

1. Take advantage of the afternoon tea at the casual Brighton's restaurant. During the holiday season, the Teddy Bear teas for children featuring Santa Claus are a sight to behold!

2. Sit in the alcove at upscale Explorer's Lounge to enjoy the city's finest martini while lsitening to jazz and gazing at all the celebrities enjoying the relative peace and quiet.

3. Take advantage of the hotel sedan (with tuxedoed chauffeur) to get around town. It's much easier than driving your own car through the crowded streets!

4. For recreation, play an hour of racquetball on the hotel's court while the kids relax in the spacious new indoor swimming pool. What a terrific way to work out while having fun!

Spoil Yourself at the Harbor Court

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed at the Harbor Court for two days during the Fourth of July weekend. Found that the hotel was more than we expected. Front desk, bellmen and concierge went out of their way to make the stay wonderful including recommendations to local restuarants. Got a great rate on a harbor view room (do your homework) that was worth every penny spent. Less expensive courtyard view rooms would not be bad either. The only complaint is that there was not a coffee maker in the room, however, room service provided wonderful coffee service for a price. The harbor is just across the street and the hotel is convienent to most tourist areas. The room, entry, bar area and bath were very nice and spacious. Television in the bathroom a plus. The fitness center would rival most private clubs. If you can afford to stay here don't pass up a wonderful experience. The only place to stay in Baltimore as for as I am concerned. Will return soon.

Not quite what I expected

from 4oldwomen
I was really excited to be able to stay in a 4 star hotel. I deliberated between staying at the Harbor Court or the Hampton Inn for the prices were very close. I opted for the Harbor Court based on location and it's popularity with Tripadisor.
First impressions were excellent--tv and phone in the bathroom, very clean and neat rooms, the harbor is just a short walk away. The beds were very comfortable and there were plenty of towels for us. That night after a long day of driving and then walking the harbor we wanted a shower. No hot water. Finally, after letting the water run for several minutes, we were able to get enough warm water for showers, and this is with the spigot all the way over to hot. Some decaf coffee before bed? No coffee pot in the room. The hair dryer barely spit out enough air for drying ones hair. I would have thought a high falooting place such as this would have been on top of all of this. I questioned the man at the front desk about the coffee pot and he said all the coffee makers were taken out of the rooms last year. Parking was great for it was included in the room fee. However, if you are on the 4th floor don't think that you need to park on the 4th floor to be close to your room for there is no correlation between the two. To do things all over again, I would have stayed at the Hampton Inn which I discovered to be just as close to the harbor and I know would have had a breakfast for us, hot water for a shower, and a coffee pot in my room. I guess sometimes hotels get all caught up in trying to impress with aesthetics that they forget about the simple things that really please the guest.

Really enjoyed our stay.

from lawgirl2831
Went up for a mini-vacation with my husband - planned to just enjoy the Inner Harbor and go to an O's game. LOVED the hotel. location was perfect, it was beautiful, pool and hottub were clean and towel service was provided. We did not try the restaurants or room service. We also received a good rate with a special they had on their website - $199 room rate. Was slightly hoping for an upgrade to a view room, but you can't have it all. Will definitely recommend the hotel to friends.


from ChrisMontvale
Stayed at the Harbor Court 1 night, Thursday April 8-9, 2004. Planned to stay 2 nights, but we cut our trip short. The Hotel is in a good location - right across the street from Baltimore's inner harbor. Rack rate for harbor-view room was $270. The hotel is elegantly decorated and very clean, but not quite up to its four star pretensions. The hotel does not offer rooms with 2 queen beds. The best they can do is two full beds. When I reserved our room over a month prior to our stay, the reservationist assured me that the renovations to the indoor pool would be complete by April 1. When I called two weeks prior, the person at the front desk assured me that the indoor pool would be open on April 1. When we checked in, we were greeted with a sign informing us that the indoor pool would not be open until April 12. After, the front desk staff was unsuccessful in finding us a room in a nearby hotel with an indoor pool, the PM manager intervened and agreed to comp our room and drive us over to a hotel with a pool. We accepted. When we arrived in our room, someone else's bags were there and it took a half-hour to get our bags. The PM manager then reneged on the offer to take us to a property with a pool informing us that the pools at the nearby hotels were too crowded. When we complained, he informed us that his boss told him that we should have not even have been comped for the room. We then sought the help of the concierge in finding activites in lieu of swimming for our young boys. The concierge gave us the wrong closing time for the Maryland Science Center (its 5:00 pm not 6:00 pm). Also, the concierge did not have tickets to sell to the National Aquarium ("We did't get them yet this year"), and did not give us accurate info regarding buying tickets to the aquarium. In the end, the PM manager did try to make us happy by comping our room and valet parking and by sending a very nice fruit basket to the room. The same cannot be said for the concierge who did not appear to be trying at all.

Top Local Tips for Baltimore

Two great restaurants When in Baltimore, check our Sotto Sopra on North Charles Street or Chiaparelli's in Little Italy. Both are terrific.

Baltimore Aquarium Tickets This is the first year I bought our tickets online. What a time-saver! The line is always SO long. This time, when we arrived - I walked over to the kiosk, inserted my credit card used online, and out came the tickets. In one minute we were done and going to have a nice lunch instead of waiting in line for an hour!

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Other names for InterContinental Harbor Court Hotel

  • intercontinental baltimore
  • Address: 550 Light Street - Baltimore - Maryland - 21202 6099 - United States
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