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Admiral Fell Inn
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Location is its ONLY plus
Sep 27, 2014 by: MartiNewYork from New York
I travel frequently, contribute reviews on Trip Advisor regularly, and don't think I have ever written a negative review. I was SO disappointed in this hotel. I booked on their website and reserved a room with a balcony. My emailed confirmation said "room with city view", so I called and the front desk young man said "let me lock in a balcony room for you right now". Arrived to be placed in a room with no balcony -- all such were occupied, I was told. No breakfast included, so we went out, only to find there WAS breakfast set out in the lobby. Hotel staff looked down whenever someone entered the front door, instead of greeting them. We were out all day and returned at 4 pm to find our room had not been cleaned. We called, no apology, woman arrived to make the beds and take away all our towels, but not replace them. We called, no apology, woman returned with only bath towels. We had to call a third time to get hand towels. Went down for breakfast the next morning to be told the small spread was $9.99 per person. Weren't told that either. Again, staff seemed to find hotel guests an interruption, rather than the reason they had their jobs. Never have been in a hotel with such a totally oblivious and disconnected staff, each and every one, over a two-day stay. Don't stay there unless you want to be treated like an intrusion. (Location in Fells Point was terrific -- that's the only positive).
Great property and location
Sep 27, 2014 by: tonytsheng from
I was here for a business conference where about 30 people were hosted for both lodging and food at the Inn for 2 days. The Inn is a fabulous historic property and the location is perfect being in Fells Point and one block off the water. The food and service was great as well as the logistics for hosting our conference, which most of the time was on the upper floor meeting rooms which have a great view of the city. You can catch the water taxi over lots of other places and Fells Point has lots of nightlife - restaurants, bars, etc. There is fun stuff on the pier on the weekends - one Fri night we saw a big tango dance party. Fells Point has a pretty active nightlife so be aware that your room might be a little noisy.
Baltimore is an excellent city...thanks to the folks at Admiral Fell Inn !!
Sep 26, 2014 by: Uncle D from Chicago, Illinois
In town for a food show and was fortunate enough to get a room at the Admiral Fell Inn. Spending all day feeding the masses it was a pleasure ending the day by walking home to a welcoming hotel...it revitalizes the soul and gets you ready to enjoy this fantastic city!! Manager, Mike Clark did and exceptional job of making the stay awesome. He helped plan my evenings out with visiting clients...who now want to book rooms for next years event. All of Mike's team members from the shuttle driver Greg, to the servers like Crystal...were great, all trying to make our stay fun, enjoyable and memorable. It was very important that I knew where to go after hours with friends and clients. Every team members was helpful with great direction and advise. We felt safe and comfortable walking the Inner Harbor, Fells Point and to the Convention Center. Some of the best spots were surrounding (very short walking distance) the Admiral Fell Inn. Steve Mavronis, bartender extraordinaire, runs the lower level bar. This is a place everyone needs to visit when in town. The guy makes some killer great drinks, great music and just a great place to hang out until 2am - ish ha ha. First class cool!! The hotel offers a variety of great food with exceptional ambiance unique to all the different historical rooms and surroundings. Important fact is that all the members made sure our stay was a great experience. That in itself makers for a fantastic time. We felt important, comfortable, safe and welcome.
Historic & Convenient
Sep 25, 2014 by: Marilyn E from Tampa, Florida
This is one of the three Harbor Magic Hotels that are in Baltimore. The service is good & the staff is accommodating. This Inn is more in line with an older classic hotel than the B&B style of The Inn At Henderson Warf, one of their other properties. It sits on a corner & has the charm of an old Baltimore Classic Hotel. Although it is more convenient to Fell's Point pubs & night life, The Inn At Henderson Warf is just moments away & less costly for the perks offered, such as secured free parking & quiet when you need to rest after taking in the city or the night life of the Inner Harbor. The Admiral Fell Inn is right next to a few popular pubs & the views are nice from across the street of the waters edge whereas the Inn At Henderson Warf offers both Marina & Harbor views. So it all boils down to what you are looking for but both hotels far exceed the standard hotel chains by far. Enjoy your stay either way.
Average rating is being kind!
Sep 22, 2014 by: kathy1953 from Fayetteville, New York
I have never before written a Tripadvisor review, and I've stayed in hotels of all types all over the world, but I can't tell you how disappointed I was with the Admiral Fell Inn. I visit the area 3 or 4 times a year, always stay at another hotel nearby, but was not able to get a room there for this past weekend. I was delighted to find that I could still book a room at Admiral Fell, however, and was eagerly looking forward to it! OK, so valet parking is almost $35 per day. The valet was super-friendly and helped me in with my bags. The desk person was also nice and check-in was efficient. I was also happy to find that there is a large and roomy elevator, something many old inns are lacking. Unfortunately, though, after a long and winding walk from the elevator to Room 294, my high hopes for something special were quickly dashed the moment I opened the door. To say that the room is dreary is an understatement. The windows allow some light in but there is no view other than down to the terrace of the next door restaurant where a large group was noisily enjoying dinner. The AC fan and ear plugs drowned out the noise sufficiently and I didn't really consider this a huge issue. Far more disturbing were the filthy, stained wall to wall carpeting, the musty, mildew-laden shower curtain and dirty-looking bathtub, a broken toilet paper holder, the absence of a bath mat and even one extra towel (a towel rack sat empty), a lamp that would not turn on and, upon inspection, contained a broken with jagged glass lightbulb, no full length mirror (there are two in the elevator), and only four hangers, all pants hangers. On the upside, the bed (abnormally low to the ground) was comfy and there were plenty of bed pillows. The TV also worked. I decided not to complain until checkout and when I did the desk person seemed grateful to receive the feedback. He also explained that there are four rooms in the hotel that have not been upgraded to hardwood floors. That does not explain the overall poor condition of this room in a so-called luxury historical inn. To put the icing on the cake, after checking out, the valet brought my car around and I drove a distance away to meet family for brunch. As I was parking at my destination, unfamiliar music began playing from somewhere inside my car. Somehow, someone's cellphone (the valet?) ended up beneath my derriere on the driver's seat. Being the good citizen that I try to be, I took the extra time and went out of my way to return the phone to the hotel front desk, where no one had reported a missing phone. I'm still not sure what that was all about. At any rate, it's too bad but I've seen the last of the inside of the Admiral Fell Inn.
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