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I really liked this hotel and want to visit again. The rooms were nice, decor was tasteful, and in room amenities quality. I booked the room last minute for a one night stay, but intend to return. Menu and cocktails at the hotel restaurant (Poets) were delightful. the front desk staff were friendly, attentive, and professional. The service at Poets was very slow, it appeared there was only one server on that shift, and he was overwhelmed, but the delays were unacceptable. I was also surprised that the hotel does not appear to offer express check out through the TV. I haven't checked out in person from a hotel in years unless there was a problem. However, this was definitely mitigated by very attentive front desk staff -- checkout was a breeze.
Staff was nice. Internet was useless. Needed it for work and it wouldn't work
Warm and friendly staff, clean and comfy rooms and quiet. We will definitely be returning. :)
A nice, comfortable room in a great part of the city. Friendly staff and trendy decor. I'm not sure why anyone would put a sliding door on a bathroom.
It was comfortable there--a large bed and a large desk which are what I needed the most there. Both of the bedside lamps were not working, and the standing lamp was a little bit broken but still working. One of the two charging plugs was not working.
Location Molded refrigerator on the inside and out was brought to our room. Took pictures pretty bad.
The location was awesome and they have a great breakfast! Facilities are just okay, but good for the price.
The Mount Vernon boasts a great location; clean, comfortable (but nothing too luxurious) rooms; a very helpful staff; and a free breakfast every morning-- all at a terrific value for how close it gets you to Inner Harbor and all that downtown Baltimore has to offer. This is not the perfect hotel, but it can't be beat for the value! There are a number of problems to consider when booking at the Mount Vernon. Parking is difficult, especially if you arrive late (our drive to Baltimore got us in after 3); there is a parking garage across the street, but it is closed overnight; and there is an open-air parking lot two blocks away. Parking is fairly inexpensive in these lots, but some travelers may not be comfortable with these options. Accommodations are also sparse; the rooms are comfortable, but not big, and there were small problems for the staff to remedy. For example, the hair dryer in our room was broken and seemed unsafe for use. Lastly, the free breakfast that is offered is not that good. They provide coffee, tea, juices, cereal, yogurt, breakfast breads, and some hot options, like eggs, grits, and hash browns. The hot options were not always available on time, and were uniformly underwhelming. But, it is free, which makes it more difficult to complain.
The location was excellent. The room was poorly cooled, the television didn't work, the bathroom sink drain was broken, the television remote control didn't work when the television did, the breakfast was mostly very poor quality and the towels might as well have been paper.
Cute hotel Good price Good location Good price for parking
Location. Nice rooms! The breakfast
I liked the location and the service was excellent. The price was good and the breakfast was a nice buffet. The room was also very clean. The "temperature controled" room is a FARCE! It is on a mass controlled system for the entire building which means the building is either set to a/c or to heat. It was over 80 degrees in our room each night NO MATTER how we set the tempterature because it only controls the blower (low, medium, high) but doesn't control the type of air that comes out. TERRIBLE in the Spring when temperatures fluctuate! Also, I completely believe that this hotel is used a back up for a shelter or for a some sort of government housing or possibly a place domestic abuse families. It was full of people who were obviously NOT tourists and in volitile relationships. The first night, it was almost empty on our floor, but then a flood of people came in the next day and that night, people were screaming at each other and a corner of rooms were obviously smoking weed. People were up until 3 am in the hallways carrying on conversations. Also, the Mount Vernon area is not the most ideal area -- I would suggest staying in Fells Point if you don't want to stay in the Inner Harbor or to stay IN the Inner Harbor instead of Mount Vernon.
My room Lobby
This hotel has a great location and friendly staff. It has a nice, old-fashioned feel which gives it a romantic quality for the price. The decor and furniture are attractive and classic, albeit a bit shabby when examined closely. We were particularly impressed with the bathroom in our corner room,which was filled with marble tiles and a towel warmer. Everything was clean and pleasant. The bar/restaurant attached is a nice place for cocktails as well, especially as a warm-up for a night out in the wonderful area of Mt. Vernon. This neighborhood is desirable for those from out of town, and this hotel provided good prices and an overall pleasant stay. Parking can be an issue; they have valet service (for between $20-$35) that I recommend to anyone not familiar with the neighborhood (we had lived around the corner years before, so knew how to find good parking sports). Additionally, we were staying during an extremely cold (below average temperatures) weekend, and found everything to be a little chilly. On top, we found that the bed was made with only three small pillows and a thin blanket (fine for one person, but there were two of us). When we asked for an extra blanket and pillows later that night, the front desk sadly informed us that they had run out due to a high demand of requests. While they were very sorry, it does seem strange that they had dressed the bed in so few pillows and blankets to begin with, though I understand the need to go for a more minimalist approach in order to conserve energy, etc (and do respect that).
Due to an error in receiving my reservation information from a third party booking agency, the were no available rooms of the type I had reserved. So, the hotel was forced to give me a nicer room at the same rate. The room was a bit dated, but the jetted tub and sitting area were very nice. While the front desk staff and valet seemed to lack professionalism, the staff at the hotel bar were quite welcoming and friendly. When the desk clerk could not locate information on my reservation, she told me to have a seat nearby while she looked for my reservation elsewhere. When she still couldn't find it, she shouted to me across the lobby that her GM said she can't let me into a room until she got the payment details from Kayak and that I had to call Kayak to resolve the issue. I guess asking me to step up to the desk to discuss my situation or calling Kayak herself was too much trouble. While I called Kayak customer service to attempt to resolve the issue, other guests arrived to check in. As a result, the only clerk working the front desk was busy and could not speak with the Kayak representative I had on my cell phone and they had to call the clerk at the hotel a while later to attempt to resolve the issue. While I sat at the lobby waiting for Kayak to call the desk clerk, a hotel valet came to the front desk and used the phone there to loudly order food for himself and the desk clerk from a local restaurant. And then he proceeded to argue with the restaurant about it giving a discount to hotel employees. Not only was this inappropriate business to conduct at the front desk, but I'm left wondering why the front desk clerk has time to tell the valet what she wants to eat, but she can't call Kayak to attempt to resolve the issue with my room. Once the desk clerk spoke with someone from Kayak, she again shouted to me across the lobby about the status of the issue. She said they needed to fax her the information again. After waiting another 5-10 minutes, I approached the desk and asked if she had received the information she needed yet. She said no and walked away from me to FINALLY check the fax machine. Lo and behold, the information she needed was there and she checked me into my room with barely a perfunctory apology for the delay. She also made sure to tell me the issue was that the Kayak third party service provider handling my reservation had the wrong fax number for the hotel so the issue was really someone else's fault. I guess this hotel is nice enough for the price if you don't have any issues with which you need any customer service. But if there is the slightest issue, or you just stick around the lobby for a little while, you'll see that the staff really doesn't seem to have much training on professionalism. I was pretty disappointed by the experience.
I loved how welcomed I felt by the staff. The building is beautiful in a historic part of town. George's restaurant has a great Maryland crab Benedict. No family-oriented amenities.
Location Horrible customer service! Tons of attitude and talking back. I stayed there for 5 nights, and my room wasn't cleaned at all 2 days out of those. The front desk lady told me in the end of the day that it wasn't her job to clean, that all the cleaning stuff was out for the day, and that there was no manager I could talk to on premises. She told me to just suck it up and wait till the next day (I am not exaggerating !). When I asked her if cleaning services were supposed to be included in my daily room charges, she said yes. Then there was the ongoing issue with them not replenishing toiletries at all even so that was also included in the daily room charges. All and all, this could of been a great hotel if all the front desk staff was replaced or retrained
It's in a good location. Hotel is old and well-worn - in desperate need of a rehab. Despite the Joie de Vivre name, the desk clerk on our arrival was decidedly not happy. We booked a two-bed room and got a king with a too-short foldaway cot, and on one of the coldest days of the year they did not have any spare blankets, so we were given three sheets instead. For $80 a night it would have been ok - for twice that, it was a ripoff.
The room was very clean and spacious. The bathroom was beautiful and had amenities like a towel warmer and an overhead heat lamp. The hotel was in a great location in the heart of Mt Vernon - I could see the Washington Monument from my window. Housekeeping was very accommodating to our schedule and left the room pristine. To preface this review, I stayed at the Wyndham for a total of 6 nights. The WIFI worked about half the time, which was detrimental because I was in Baltimore to take intensive courses at JHU and couldn't do my homework in the room. The staff blamed it on the windy weather, but it was such a huge inconvenience. My keycard also failed to work more than half the time, which was another annoyance. The front desk also overcharged me for "incidentals," a total of $115. They charge $50/day up to 2 days, which should only have come up to $100, so where did that extra $15 come from? They were pleasant enough about it, and corrected it accordingly, but I warn future guests to double check their transactions. Also, the fridge in the room wouldn't get cold even though it was plugged in, and the microwave emitted a scary burning smell when used. Finally, I stopped by IN PERSON the day before my check-in to request an extension of my check-out time from 11am to 2pm, and they happily obliged. Then, the night before my check-out date, I called down to the front desk to confirm and they claimed that they were overbooked and can only extend my check-out time to 12pm. When I let them know I made the request prior to check-in, no one seemed to know what I was talking about. They were kind enough to offer to store my luggage, but again, an inconvenience. Overall, my stay was mediocre due to the faulty amenities, but the staff was gracious and polite about everything. Still, I don't think I would stay here again.
The room was nice and clean, confertable beds. The reception was rude, we wanted to get food in the middle of the night but there was no one in the building working to suggest any thing to us.
The hotel felt classy and luxurious. The staff was super friendly and helpful. The valet service was prompt and careful. Great stay. Lovely location. Very clean. Great view. Good deal through Kayak. The bed was way too hard for my personal preference and comfort. Shower could have used a little updating, but the pressure and temperature were perfect.
Really nice hotel - we were given a larvger room, which was very clean and spacious. The staff was very friendly. The only thing is valet parking was $30 - NYC pricing... Around the corner parking lot was $10- should have parked my car there overnight.
Very lovely place, excellent location. Staff was helpful Bedding was great whne we arrived, but we did find leftover food in the fridge from the previous guests which made us a little wary of using the tub because we weren't sure how thorough the cleaning was
Bar is great with wonderful happy hour foods Quiet, nice king bed on 12th floor Uber taxi to Johns Hopkins for $5 Excellent location Great rate thru Kayak Park for $12 a day a block or two away. Would like to be be able to get coffee by 6
Reasonable price for a great downtown location. It is an easy walk from the train station. The staff has always been friendly and helpful when I stay there. I do not spend a lot of time in my room, and so it serves my purposes well. The building itself is not in the greatest shape. The furnishings could use an upgrading. However, because I do not spend much time in the hotel and my room, these are minor concerns. Because of the price and location, I will stay at the Biltmore Suites Hotel in future visits to Baltimore.
Reasonable price and located within a mile of the convention center. Parking was $3 per day. Parking was 1 block away in the hospital lot. It was a frumpy old place. Don't expect much besides a clean room.
The room was nice and spacious. No elevator
the view , the neighberhood, the staff ..everything
The Hotel is ideal for city visit and great value for money. The rooms are neat and gives a comfort stay. No lift!!!! so ask for your room on the first floor.
no elevator- too hard for older people. no transportation to convention center or major areas not convenient
location The building was literally falling apart, had a funky odor and was not well kept at all
Shower, fan, hot water, a/c worked. Plenty of clean towels. Microwave and mini-fridge. Heavy tobacco smoke odor in non-smoking hotel, coming into my room. Two employees claimed it would be corrected. It was not. Found cigarette in hallway. Tacky decor, dirty rugs, old upholstery, sullen front desk staff with unprofessional appearance. No towel racks, rusted heat register in bathroom, moldy messy caulk around tub, missing lamp finials, broken window blinds. One corner section of blind missing-- great for a peeping tom. This could be a beautiful hotel, but needs a new owner with taste and who cares about the customer.
The layout and decoration had old-fashioned character and charm (large parlor downstairs), and the room was spacious. 1. The double-bed was not very comfortable. I was staying with a girlfriend, and because the bed sank in the middle, we kept rolling towards each other. 2. The breakfast was really bad -- granola bars and pound cake. 3. The shower had some of the paint peeling off the walls.