Hotels

 

 

TRAVEL, HOTELS, BALTIMORE

 

 

!! Note that as of 10/8/07 all of the five hotels at which we held room blocks have filled their allocations and are not releasing further room to us. This link takes you to an excellent pdf map of the downtown hotels. The headquarters hotels for the event are the Sheraton Baltimore City Center (#6) and the Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore (#7). You may wish to work with a travel agent in your region to assist in identifying a hotel for your stay. !!

 

New for 2007: All reservations should be made through the AEA Housing Bureau run by our partners at the Baltimore Convention and Visitors Association in order to take advantage of the significantly discounted conference rates. You cannot get the conference rates by contacting the hotels directly. Working with the Housing Bureau, you will be able to check all of the conference hotels via a single web link or call.

 

Based on the number of rooms filled in previous years, the conference hotels will fill early. Please make your reservations at your earliest convenience to ensure that you have a room.

 

Dates: AEA’s special rates are available beginning on Friday, November 2, at most hotels based on space availability. Come early and spend the week! See the sites in Baltimore or rent a car or take the train and explore Washington, DC, less than an hour away. If you are coming for pre-conference workshops, as most people do, these begin as early as Monday, November 5. If you are coming strictly for the conference itself, it will begin at 3:15 PM on Wednesday, November 7. The conference ends at 6:00 PM on Saturday, November 10, and there are post-conference workshops from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Sunday, November 11. The workshop schedule and list may be found at /eval2007/aea07.PDW.asp.

 

We recommend making your reservations online if at all possible so that you have an immediate printable record of your reservation. If you do decide to call in your reservation, you will receive an acknowledgement via email or fax following the call.

 

Government Travelers: The maximum lodging rate for US government travelers to the city of Baltimore is listed as $148. The rooms at the Days Inn, at $129, are within the government guidelines.

 

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  • Recommended: Click here to go to the AEA Housing Bureau to make reservations

  • Call the AEA Housing Bureau at 800-282-6632


Headquarters Hotel: Sheraton Baltimore City Center

101 West Fayette Street · Baltimore, Maryland 21201 · United States

 

Sheraton Baltimore City Center, BaltimoreThis newly renovated hotel was rebranded as a Sheraton this winter. The new name brought with it a remodeled lobby, updated rooms, and the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed with its cushy mattress, fluffy duvet, and abundant plush pillows. Room service is available and the small fitness center is complimentary to all guests. Approximately 60% of the conference sessions will be held in the Sheraton. It is connected to the Radisson next door by a short above-ground walkway on the conference level.

 

Rate: $179 single or double, upgrade to the club level for $20
(April 12: Club level rooms are sold out)

 

Smoking: Smoking and non-smoking rooms may be requested at time of reservation but are not guaranteed. There are a limited number of smoking rooms at the hotel.

 

Internet: $9.95 per day for hardwired internet access in each room.

 

Parking: Self parking $23 single, $30 valet in attached underground garage underneath the hotel with unlimited in and out privileges.

 

Insider Tip: There are two Sheratons in downtown Baltimore. Be sure to ask your cab driver for the Sheraton CITY CENTER and provide the street address or you may end up at the wrong hotel.

 

Insider Tip: There is a self-park garage across the street on Fayette for around $14 per day - but without in and out privileges.  


Headquarters Hotel: Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore

20 West Baltimore Street ·  Baltimore, Maryland 21201·  United States

 

Wait until you see the lobby and gorgeous carved ceiling in this Baltimore landmark historic hotel! The rooms are newly refurbished in a classic style with either Sleepnumber (90%) or Simmons Beautyrest beds. The Starbucks in the lobby will appeal to many coffee-lovers. Room service is available and the small fitness center is complimentary for guest use, including its sauna. Approximately 40% of the conference sessions will be held in the Radisson. It is connected to the Sheraton next door by a short above-ground walkway on the conference level. Room service is available and the small fitness center is complimentary to all guests.

 

Rate: $179 single or double.

 

A limited number of upgrades to the Plaza Level are available for an additional $30 and these include complimentary continental breakfast, evening cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, nightly turndown service, one free movie per stay, upgraded bathroom amenities, and plush robes in the room.

 

Smoking: Smoking and non-smoking rooms may be requested at time of reservation but are not guaranteed. There are a limited number of smoking rooms at the hotel.

 

Internet: Free wireless in rooms and lobby

 

Parking: Valet parking is $25 per day with unlimited in and out privileges. There is no hotel-affiliated self-parking.

 

Insider Tip: Check in up to seven days in advance online at http://www.radisson.com/ey/home.do and choose your preferences for room location, wake up calls, and newspaper delivery - your room key will be waiting for you on arrival.

 

Insider Tip: Request a Beautyrest or Sleepnumber (most rooms have Sleepnumber beds) bed on your reservation form (yes it may be done online). The hotel won’t guarantee one or the other – but you can increase the likelihood of getting your preference!

 

Insider Tip: There is a ‘print me’ service available in all of the guestrooms through which you can send up to 10 printed pages for complimentary printing and pick up at the front desk.


Overflow Hotel: Tremont Plaza

222 Saint Paul Place · Baltimore, Maryland 21201 · United States

 

Each oversize room at the Tremont Plaza includes a kitchenette with microwave, small refrigerator, sitting area and newly updated bedding. Room service is available and there is a great award-winning deli in the lobby with huge New York style sandwiches made while you wait, or crackers and cheeses for an impromptu get-together. Consider spending an extra $30 per night to upgrade to a one-bedroom suite for the extra space for an extended stay. This hotel is a great option, especially if you upgrade to the one-bedroom suite, if you are traveling with your family. The rooms are significantly larger than at other hotels. The Tremont Plaza is a three-block, about five-minute, walk from the headquarters hotels.

 

Rate: $169 single or double, upgrade to a one-bedroom suite for $30 more.

 

Smoking: 100% non-smoking - All rooms and the public areas (lobby, etc.) are non-smoking.

 

Internet: Free hardwired high-speed internet in rooms and free wireless in public spaces

 

Parking: Valet parking is $25 per day with unlimited in and out privileges. The city garage next door on the St Paul street side is a maximum of $15 per day without in and out privileges.

 

Insider Tip: There are two Tremonts in downtown Baltimore. Be sure to ask your cab driver for the Tremont PLAZA and provide the street address or you may end up at the wrong building!

 

Insider Tip: This hotel, along with the Tremont Park, offers free transportation to area attractions (but not to and from the airport) – take advantage of it! They’ll even come pick you up at the end of the day. Because Baltimore is on a hillside – and the hotels are all up the hill – enjoy the few block walk downhill to the Inner Harbor and consider calling for a pickup at the end of your sightseeing when you are tired and the walk is uphill. Stop at the desk to get the cell phone for the van driver.  The courtesy van is available from 7:00 AM to 10:30 PM.


Overflow Hotel: Tremont Park

8 East Pleasant Street · Baltimore, Maryland 21202 · United States

 

The Tremont Park hotels offers oversize rooms in a comfortable setting with plush bedding and complimentary turn-down service. The internet is free, morning newspapers arrive at your door Monday-Friday, and a small self-service business center can take the panic out of last minute presentation preparations. Eat at Eight East at Tremont Park to enjoy traditional favorites and regional specialties. Tremont Park is less than a 10-minute walk from the headquarters hotels.

 

Smoking: 100% non-smoking - All rooms and the public areas (lobby, etc.) are non-smoking.

 

Internet: Free hardwired high-speed internet in rooms and free wireless in most public spaces

 

Parking: Valet parking is $25 per day with unlimited in and out privileges.

 

Insider Tip: There are two Tremonts in downtown Baltimore. Be sure to ask your cab driver for the Tremont PARK and provide the street address or you may end up at the wrong building!

 

Insider Tip: This hotel, along with the Tremont Park, offers free transportation to area attractions (but not to and from the airport) – take advantage of it! They’ll even come pick you up at the end of the day. Because Baltimore is on a hillside – and the hotels are all up the hill – enjoy the few block walk downhill to the Inner Harbor and consider calling for a pickup at the end of your sightseeing when you are tired and the walk is uphill. Stop at the desk to get the cell phone for the van driver.  The courtesy van is available from 7:00 AM to 10:30 PM.

 


Overflow Hotel: Days Inn Inner Harbor

100 Hopkins Place · Baltimore, Maryland 21201 · United States

 

The Days Inn Inner Harbor is one block, and a very easy walk, from the headquarters hotels. We visited this winter and were pleasantly surprised by the welcoming lobby, clean rooms, and good value for the price in the heart of the city. There is a full-service restaurant on site, a lobby lounge, a complimentary fitness room, a small business center with keyed access, and room service available.

 

Rate: $129 single or double.

 

Smoking: 100% non-smoking

 

Internet: Free wireless high-speed internet in rooms and lobby

 

Parking: Valet parking is $18 per day with unlimited in and out privileges.