Tucked into a shopping galleria and an office building, the Renaissance offers convenience for both business traveler and tourist. Its rooms are tailored and spacious with dark wood, windows that open, the ubiquitous white bedding, and well-appointed baths. On the upper level, rooms have the best views of the harbor—and here you'll find the largest rooms. Some of the 36 suites even have Murphy beds that take the best advantage of the space and are a good choice for families. A new addition is the binoculars available in every harborview room—a fun touch. Need peace and quiet for that big event? Ask for a courtyard room and you'll hear not a whisper of traffic. If allergies plague you, ask for a "pure" room. The Renaissance is generous in its public-space seating. The lobby and lounge always seems to be filled. You may never notice the improved key card system and faster elevators, but they show the management has been thinking about making their guests' stay run more smoothly.
Renaissance Harborplace Hotel
Restaurant, lounge, concierge-level rooms, fitness center, indoor pool, whirlpool, valet parking ($40), self-parking ($28), Wi-Fi (fee)Web site Renaissance Harborplace Hotel
Map202 E. Pratt St. Baltimore
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