Peabody Court a Clarion Hotel

, Baltimore, United States
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Peabody Court a Clarion Hotel

, Baltimore
3 star

Rooms: 104

612 Cathedral Street - Baltimore - Maryland - 21201 - United States 4107277101
60 Traveller

Reviews - Peabody Court a Clarion Hotel

Pricing And Quotes Inconsistent
Submitted by: Michael in 03/11/05
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
Quotes on the internet and directly from the hotel were different and conflicting. The hotel was refusing to honor rates and or make concessions.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Peabody Court a Clarion Hotel

Nice hotel, quite a ways from Inner Harbor

from LAXbound
I stayed at the Peabody for several nights while at a conference at the convention center. It is not within walking distance, and you'll have to take a taxi back and forth. I had to wait for a taxi every day, so leave a little early if it's rush hour. There was often several people waiting since it's not on the main drag. The hotel restaurant was just OK, but the bar was friendly and the chairs were comfortable.

The room I had was very large, with a high ceiling and nice old-fashioned details. It had a jacuzzi tub in the marble bathroom. I never did figure out the heat/cooling - it was always much warmer in the bathroom than in the rest of the room. There was free wireless, a nice plus. There was a large closet and built-in shelves, and a refrigerator too. The bed was comfy and the linens were nice. The staff seemed fine, but I didn't ask for anything out of the ordinary.

This hotel has a lot more character than the Sheraton/Radisson/Hyatt types, and I paid less than those rates. However, the location is a drag. It's a tradeoff.

Adequate, well-located

from janewinebox
I stayed here in February for 5 nights. My room was spacious, and the marble bathroom was clean. There's a separate sink/dressing area. The towel heater did not work though. I was not bothered by noise from the street, but there was a lot of noise from the hall. The maid staff is not especially quiet or discreet.

The decor is fairly neutral, sort of a classical tangent. There are bizarre paintings of monkeys at the end of each hallway. Stop in just to see those.

The staff was all friendly, especially the valets, who called cabs, etc. They also recommended a great car service, Watkins Transportation, to take me to the airport.

Location in Mt. Vernon is good. I walked to the harbor with no difficulty, it's about 15 minutes, and 10-15 minutes from Bolton Hill. I'd absolutely skip the hotel restaurant and head over to Charles St for many better options. Try the Helmand. Or go to City Cafe further down Cathedral. The hotel's food was lackluster, and the menu descriptions were hilarious. They try to make a connection to the Walters Museum by having an "art" theme to the menu, and one section is called "Paintings of Pasta." My guest and I almost died laughing. One night I ordered room service, and it was cold by the time it arrived.

I also developed an itchy rash on my face and upper body. I think it was a reaction to the detergent used on the sheets, possibly the comforter, which had that yucky polyester feel. Another review mentioned bed bugs, and now I'm wondering if that's what I experienced. I never saw any sort of insect, but did have obvious red itchy spots by the time I left, and they went away once I was home.

Worst hotel ever

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I recently returned from Baltimore, where we had gone to help our son settle into college. Instead of the small, charming and reasonably priced hotel we expected from the description on the web, we found appalling service, outrageous extra charges, a room in poor and not very clean condition ( bed bugs or some other biting insects in the lumpy bed, a coffee pot but no coffee, cream or sugar provided) inedible food that took hours to be served, and worst of all, the rudest managment I have ever encountered.

Although we were were not looking for luxe on this trip -- just a convenient, peaceful, and clean hotel -- we were so depressed by our first night that we moved to the beautiful and luxurious Harbour Court Hotel where we had stayed on a previous visit to Baltimore. However, when we got there, we were amazed -- and aghast -- to discover that the Peabody Court had put a block on our account for considerably more than the three nights we had booked. It was a long week-end, and although we were told by our bank that removing the block was simply a question of a manager calling them up, the week-end manager of the Peabody Court refused to do so, putting us to unbelievable expense and inconvenience for the entire long week-end. To add insult to injury, we were charged an "early departure fee" -- imposed, no doubt, in anticipation of many such "early departures" by disatisfied clients.

I have lived all over the world, and stayed at hotels both grand and modest in several dozen countries -- never have I known anything as awful as the Peabody Court Hotel.

Quaint and Quiet

from Allegra475
We stayed here over New Year's Eve 2005, and found it to be a nice little getaway. It's definitely out of the main touristy area of the Harbor, but it was nice to get out of that at night. We found the people at the reception desk to be very helpful. One note - I wouldn't recommend the rooms ending in 01 - they are small corner rooms with no view!

Staff lacked Baltimore Knowledge

from A TripAdvisor Member
Peabody Hotel is located in Mt Vernon, a rather quiet section of town, almost too far to walk to Inner Harbor. The rooms were small, cold (no in room temperature control), and had a strange odor (be sure to pack a candle if you are staying here). The bathrooms were marble but they needed some updating as well. My biggest complaint is that the staff members were of little help in providing directions and/or dinner/bar recommendations. I knew more about the city and hot spots from web research than the staff who lives there!

It was the best thing I could have done

from A TripAdvisor Member
After having a bad experience at a different hotel ( The Raddison in Baltimore), Hotels booked me at the Peabody. I was apprehensive about the location but after driving all day to get my wife up there for her appointment at John Hokins and fighting with the Raddison I decided to give it a try. It was the best thing I could have done. The staff was unbelievable. They made us feel so at-ease and comfortable. The Valets couldn't be more helpful if they tried, and the room cleaning staff even noticed I drank Regular (not decaf) and left extra packets of regular coffee in the room. The whole experience, the meals, the cozy bar, old world charm of the place, was so refreshing. It was a home away from home. I will definitely go there again.

Good News and Bad News

from bayman
Had a recent 2 night stay and was pleased and disappointed at the same time .Good Points:reception was polite and prompt,bellman helpful,valet quick.lobby pretty,restaurant was pleasant,room was clean,bathroom very nice. Bad points:room was very small,no temperature control in the room,windows were all busted up,alot of street noise could be heard.

A Lovely Hotel

from lucky52
A gem. Clean, stylish,comfortable. Good-sized room with marble bathroom. Impeccable staff from check in to check out. You will love this quiet hotel in historic Mt. Vernon Place.

A Touch of Elegance, Charm, and Romance

from buddmar
When I stayed at the Clarion Peabody, I found it delightful. When I made my reservation I was asked if I had any special requests and I said "A non-smoking room on a higher floor with a view." I got a gorgeous, but smallish room, overlooking Mt. Vernon Place and the Column. It had all the charm of staying at the Ritz in the Place Vendome in Paris: marble topped furniture, rich fabrics, tasteful decor, European-style towel warmers in the marble bathrooms, etc. And the view! The hotel staff was so friendly and helpful. Only the valet parking was pricey, but I found a reasonable multi-storey 24 hr parking garage only a block or so away. One last thing: I cannot believe the negative reviews this and many other fine hotels receive. I guess even the best hotels have a "bad day" when something breaks down or malfunctions. I've travelled to nearly 100 countries on 6 continents and know that "little disasters" have been experienced even in places like the Waldorf Astoria in New York, the Sacher in Vienna, and the Oriental in Bangkok. Read all the reviews, if possible, and discern if the hotel is really nice if if there are one or two "sour grapes" clients who unfortunately experienced a temporary inconvenience.

Excellent service and stay

from A TripAdvisor Member
We were here for a weekend, and I found the service and accommodations to be excellent. I made my reservation online, and the room was just as the online information described it. Lovely furniture, windows, curtains, and bed. Everything was quite up-to-date without sacrificing style or coordination. The refrigerator was small (a cube), but perfectly serviceable. Beautiful marble bathroom and whirlpool-bathtub. If there's a flaw it's that the room was larger than necessary; I would have preferred a larger bathtub and a smaller room. The real gem of this hotel is the valet staff, who were all extremely personable, polite, professional, and helpful. When our car wouldn't start, they jumped it for us (first insisting that it's not good decorum to use another guest's car to jump your car, and thus went around to pick up their car first), helped us find parking, and the next day pointed us in the direction of some great restaurants. Very reasonable price and well-located (a gathering of ethnic restaurants is less than five blocks away). Highly recommended.

Top Local Tips for Baltimore

More to Baltimore than Inner Harbor if you dont have kids Visit Mount Vernon for many museums like the Walters Art Gallery (free admission), or Peabody Conservatory. Antique Row just a few blocks over in Mount Vernon.

Attractions nice Loved Baltimore just was not happy with our hotel selection..the Peabody Court Hotel which has bad service for a "Luxury" hotel..stay at Holiday Inn you'll be better off.

Inner Harbor and Fells Point Inner Harbor is really commercialized, loaded with all the stores and restaurants you find at any mall, but Fells Point was a much nicer area - quaint and with lots of bars and restaurants. I wish we would've spent more time there.


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  • Address: 612 Cathedral Street - Baltimore - Maryland - 21201 - United States
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