Inner Harbor
Inner Harbor
4.5
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As one of America's oldest seaports, Inner Harbor is now an important landmark and popular tourist destination. Follow the brick promenade through this bustling complex of eateries, stores, museums and entertainment venues. Rent a paddle boat to have some fun in the water with the kids, or take them to the National Aquarium which is one of the nation’s largest. History buffs will enjoy touring the heritage ships anchored in the harbor, while travelers of all ages can soak up the marvelous views from the Top of the World Observation Level. Sightseeing tours and scavenger hunts are two other great activities at the Inner Harbor.
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  • Loey
    Midlothian, Virginia80 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Safe & enjoyable (daytime)
    We stayed nearby to attend Baltimore Orioles games. During the days we strolled around Piers 3 to 1 and felt safe despite recent negative reviews. We took the free ferry (8 min ride) across from Pier 3 to Federal Hill and walked around back to the USS Constellation. We read historic signs, are ice cream and another day visited the National Aquarium. Walking at night between Calvert St. & Camden Yards was safe. Planning to return with grandchildren!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 29 August 2023
  • Eddie S
    Bronx, New York1,253 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    “ A Nice Day Out”
    It is a nice place to visit and stroll along the water front. There are a lot of things to do and see along the water front. Plus a few good restaurants to stop in for a bite to eat. Just check on the place or attraction you want to visit. Some places are closed on Sundays.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 August 2023
  • adhp02
    Toronto, Canada168 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Work the stroll
    Our hotel was close by the inner harbour, so we took a stroll along the harbour. You will walk by the National Aquarium, historical ship parked along the harbour. There were paddle boats and live music, so it was a very nice stroll.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 September 2023
  • PJ
    Montgomery, Texas97 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth checking out
    The city of Baltimore had done a very good job renovating the Inner Harbor area. The locals love to walk around enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds and there are places for kids to play. There are many things to do and see- the Visitors Center, National Aquarium, Historic ships, Maryland Science Center, and the Port Discovery Childrens Museum. Plus, there are paddle boats, water taxis and cruises available. And don't miss out on the many restaurants and shopping.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 September 2023
  • Pete
    Fredericksburg, Virginia1,205 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fireworks on NYE!
    Happy New Year!🎈🎊 As I suspected, this area of Fell’s Point in Baltimore ended up being an excellent choice for fireworks celebrations on New Year’s Eve. The only downside is that it will put a dent in your wallet. Most bars serve a cheap beer and it will set you back $15-$20. What ever happened to the $2 beer? Haha!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 January 2024
  • Patricia F
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Parking
    Baltimore Renaissance Saturday 6/15/24 - Tuesday 6/18/24 Room 12111 We were with couples that flew in from NC and we drove from the Philadelphia area. Upon arriving at check-in we were advised to take a photo of our license plate it was needed to be on file, so we did. I do not know your end, but it apparently it was not recorded anywhere (we assume)since when we were leaving we needed to return to the hotel because we could not find a location to pay. As we pulled up to the hotel we noticed 2 slips on the windshield (both were fines). I went into hotel and spoke with Raynel and he promptly assisted in the matter, took my info and then he spoke with Noah and the 2 assured me that it would be taken care of. This is TERRIFIC CUSTOMER SERVICE. I know when we checked in there were about 50-75 other people checking in so anything could have happened, this was Fleet week and also a huge baseball weekend and your associates did a terrific job. I was going to suggest clearer parking instructions on the Website, however, upon looking before writing review I see that they have been changed, however, it should be noted that you need your Plate number (not everyone carries their registration), we did need to make a special trip back to the car for ours. The parking issue aside the stay was very pleasant and relaxing.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 June 2024
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Patricia F
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Baltimore Renaissance Saturday 6/15/24 - Tuesday 6/18/24 Room 12111
We were with couples that flew in from NC and we drove from the Philadelphia area. Upon arriving at check-in we were advised to take a photo of our license plate it was needed to be on file, so we did. I do not know your end, but it apparently it was not recorded anywhere (we assume)since when we were leaving we needed to return to the hotel because we could not find a location to pay. As we pulled up to the hotel we noticed 2 slips on the windshield (both were fines). I went into hotel and spoke with Raynel and he promptly assisted in the matter, took my info and then he spoke with Noah and the 2 assured me that it would be taken care of.
This is TERRIFIC CUSTOMER SERVICE.
I know when we checked in there were about 50-75 other people checking in so anything could have happened, this was Fleet week and also a huge baseball weekend and your associates did a terrific job. I was going to suggest clearer parking instructions on the Website, however, upon looking before writing review I see that they have been changed, however, it should be noted that you need your Plate number (not everyone carries their registration), we did need to make a special trip back to the car for ours.
The parking issue aside the stay was very pleasant and relaxing.
Written 19 June 2024
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Lahpug
Middle Village, NY218 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
I met up with family on a Friday through Saturday afternoon and I couldn’t believe how much this place has changed. The last time I came here was about seven years ago and we had so much fun and there was so much to do. I noticed that a lot of restaurants and shops closed and the area is not safe. After dinner, we wanted to take a walk around the harbor and we were met by rude teenagers riding their bikes erratically and one of them bumped into my sister. All we smelled was the odor of pot, very loud music and cops everywhere. We made it halfway and came back because we didn’t feel safe. It’s a shame what has happened here. We won’t be returning.
Written 8 June 2024
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY1,134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Absolute lovely place to visit in the evening or during the weekends. Mostly stroller/wheelchair friendly though can be a bit tricky on the grass, especially if it's rained and it's gotten a little muddy. Tons of stalls to choose from and small businesses to support. Went there every day we were in town.
Written 20 May 2024
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Joe R
Chapel Hill, NC2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Business
We didn't make it farther than the building across from the Hyatt Regency. A large group of teenagers decided taunting a couple of senior tourists made for fun. One actually ran up behind me and leapt over my head giving me a sprained neck. Baltimore is off limits.
Written 17 May 2024
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Jason S
Johnstown, CO5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
When I was in the Navy we made a port visit in Baltimore in 1999 and had a GREAT time. With this in mind decided to make a day trip back to the Inner Harbor, and WOW has it gone downhill. Nothing was open, no shops worth seeing, and everyone seemed on edge. Homeless, people asking for money or if you want to buy drugs, and just felt unsafe. Baltimore has always been a city where safety was a concern, but the Inner Harbor was a jewel. Now it's a rusty nail with a bitter of glimmer. If you are like member thinking of a visit because of the past, let me just say AVOID IT, because it's nothing like what it once was.
Written 14 May 2024
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PAJAY
Auburn, PA407 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This used to be a great escape for a weekday. We arrived today, did the aquarium with plans to visit some of the shops - they’re gone! 95% of the stores are vacant. Such a disappointment, glad we are only here for 1 night.
Written 2 March 2024
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montanapescado
Albuquerque, NM1,388 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
This used to be the saving grace of a trip to the wretched city that is Baltimore. But now, it has fallen a good piece, and as always the relatively attractive area is too small an things deteriorate rapidly just a few blocks out. This used to be on the bubble as a recommended must do, but now is an easy pass.
Written 1 March 2024
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ME
Philadelphia, PA45 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Very sad to see the Inner harbor in its condition today compared to several years ago. Now the weather was poor so if it was nice we could have ice skated, or if it was in the summer we possibly could ride the paddle boats. But as far as the stores that use to be all along the harbor. There is nothing left. I suppose covid and all the riots they had here did them in. There were only a 2 stores opened. I did not get to the aquarium. They are still there so I cannot comment on that, but the harbor stores most are closed down. Signs every where do not smoke cannibis by order of the government. But that was the first thing I smelled when I walked into the opened decrepit mall that had only one store opened. Very sad.
Written 10 January 2024
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Pete
Fredericksburg, VA1,205 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Happy New Year!🎈🎊

As I suspected, this area of Fell’s Point in Baltimore ended up being an excellent choice for fireworks celebrations on New Year’s Eve.

The only downside is that it will put a dent in your wallet. Most bars serve a cheap beer and it will set you back $15-$20. What ever happened to the $2 beer? Haha!
Written 1 January 2024
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CrabbieConnie
Baltimore, MD33 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Stayed at the Renaissance hotel for New Year’s Eve. My husband purchased water front/Inner harbor view(more money)! Ordered microwave early on so we would have one in our room which of course is a extra fee and didn’t get until after 7 checking in is at 4pm and it was damn near 7 when we got into our rooms. They where definitely not prepared for the amount of people checking in for the night. You would have thought they would have extended everyone’s stay and additional hour considering how much time we stood in line and the cost to stay for one night. Room has cheap towels and wash cloths no tissues in room and limited cosmetics such as lotion in room things that usually come standard in a 4 star hotel. View was nice and good location.
Written 1 January 2024
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