hotels with a view in Columbia, MD

1. The Westin Baltimore Washington Airport – BWI (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set 3 miles from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, this understated airport hotel is 9 miles from the National Aquarium and 11 miles from the Edgar Allan Poe House.Straightforward rooms offer flat-screen TVs, desks and Wi-Fi (fee), plus minifridges and microwaves. Suites add separate living areas.Parking and an airport shuttle are complimentary. Other amenities include a polished bar/restaurant, an indoor pool and a hot tub, as well as a fitness center. There’s also a business center and meeting space. Breakfast is available for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms and the beds
  • Some guests complained about the showers
  • 16 min drive to Oriole Park at Camden Yards
  • One of the few hotels in the area with 24-hr room service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has weight machines
  • Guests praised the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Gerard Cudzil

Perfect location for my needs The hotel needs work and quickly The phone in the room did not work! Couldn’t contact the front desk, so when we needed them we had to go down to the lobby! We had to ask 4-times to get body wash as the previous guests ripped the bottle of the wall in the shower

Awesome bartender! He was all by himself but kept up with everyone in a timely fashionLocation was very convenientThere was a wedding after party in one of the rooms It large l lasted well into the early morning hours The group was extremely loud; making it impossible to rest, sleep and relax! We called down to the lobby using our cell phones and they said there was nothing they could do as it was almost over and those guests were quiet That’s because management was in the lobby and not in the 3rd floor!!! Absurd

Jessica Pereira

At check-in, the gentleman was extremely nice and provided a warm welcome to Baltimore after a day of flight delays The hotel was nice with a clean lobby and nicely furnished room The bathroom left a little to be desired and the wall dispensers in the shower were broken off but it wasn’t a big deal

All in all, the actual stay would have been 4-5 stars, HOWEVER, when I arrived home from my business trip I found that I had been charged $108 and each of my colleagues staying at the same time had charges ranging from $90-210 with no reason or acknowledgment provided by the hotel at check out and itemized receipts never sent by email as promised I don’t know if they think that business travelers won’t be checking statements and that they can just throw random charges onto the room? Because of the shady nature of these additional charges and the time now spent on the phone with Marriott to dispute the charges, my company and our clients will be finding another hotel to use for our Baltimore travel needs

Brian Bittner

Spacious rooms with nice amenities The hotel is clean and the small sitting areas available both inside and outside are great to relax and chat or read It’s definitely designed to ease the weariness of travelling

The staff are cordial and very helpful The parking lot is very small but there is a good deal of guests from the airport with no cars – just depends on when your stay is

2. Embassy Suites by Hilton Baltimore at BWI Airport (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Featuring an airy atrium, this polished all-suite hotel is 3 miles from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and 8 miles from the lively Inner Harbor.The contemporary 1- and 2-bedroom suites have separate living rooms with pull-out sofas, plus flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. All provide microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers.Freebies include made-to-order breakfast, an airport shuttle, and regular evening socials with appetizers and drinks. There’s an American restaurant, as well as a fitness center, an indoor pool and a hot tub. Meeting rooms and a business center are available. Parking is offered for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • 15 min drive to Oriole Park at Camden Yards
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large but unclean
  • Some guests complained about the unclean bathrooms and the showers
  • Guests mentioned the service is professional
  • Guests praised the American restaurant and the restaurant service
  • Guests mentioned “omelettes” 46 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers

Tammara Miller

This was not a comfortable stay for us It was not a nice Embassy Suites The entire hotel seemed unclean and outdated

I can’t even get into all of the details of the different issues with thatOur room smelled terrible The couch in the living room was so dirty I asked my daughter to not touch it The curtain rod from the shower was hanging down from loose screws on both ends of it, from the walls We could not even keep the shower curtain closed enough for water to not come out onto the floor And we could only shower after having maintenance come up to jimmy the faucets to get them to workThe back of the toilet tank was broken, there were stains on the bathroom floor The carpet was very dirtyAfter just feeling so uncomfortable in the hotel itself, we were at least looking forward to breakfast Got down there at 6 because we had to hit the road, and waited for a while only to be told that because it was a holiday, breakfast was not until 7 That was annoying because not only were we told 6, we were also given a piece of paper that said 6 o’clock The man sending us away actually argued with me and told me I would have been given a piece of paper upon check in that said because of the holiday it was 7 I pulled out the paper to show him, which said 6 And another couple standing and waiting with us, had actually just called the front desk and were also told 6 So we had to leave without eating and go find a gas station breakfast so we could hit the road Really just annoying and disappointing Not a fun stay


Visited MD 5 times within 3 months because I’m buying a house and, so far this is best hotel we stayed at Amazing location, Hotel is gorgeous, staff is nice, unlimited parking… but few things why I’m not giving 5 stars- 1st and most important, room cleaning service is available only every day and you HAVE TO REQUEST IT FIRST

So if you booked for 3 days or 2, your room will not be taken care of- Rooms are too close to each other Almost no privacy When you open your room, a bunch of people can see inside if they are outside in front of their rooms, on the balcony or even in the elevators which are fully transparent- The breakfast service has this lady who is so unprofessional and rude Zero customer service I went to breakfast on day 2 and it was a very nice and professional gentleman making the omelettes On day 3 it was a lady and literally everyone was complaining about her attitudeOverall, it was a good stay even if I called a week ahead and specifically asked for a baby crib in my room for our little one but it was not there Luckily we got it about an hour later after checking in That didn’t affect my review I wish I can give 45

Christopher Mabes

This past weekend we stayed at the Embassy Suites at BWI We spent 36,000 points for a suite and were super disappointed When we arrived our room only had two towels and three pillows, which clearly isn’t enough

The room overall felt dated and honestly dirty The carpeting was pulling up in the common areas The shower was tiny (see photo) and there was mold around the whole base The shelf in the shower had been ripped out of the wall and never put back up, so our shampoo and soaps had to be placed on the floor (see photo) The floor of the shower was also poorly patched leaving it super rough The toilet paper holder had also been ripped from the wall and not replaced (see photo) We told the front desk, but I think they misunderstood and sent us extra soap and toilet paper The staff was struggling due to the hotel being booked and them being stretched thin The evening reception was poor We were limited to three drink options and poor bar snacks There were only two staff members, so the drink line backed up to the lobby Again, we have no complaints with the staff, there just weren’t enough of them Then for breakfast they couldn’t keep up with the crowds There was only one person bring out food, which left the counters a mess and everything constantly empty The man was trying so hard to keep up and he was so kind, but in a fully booked hotel, one person is not enough for this task The parking lot was dark and there were hardly any open spots We came across a car (not far from our own) with a smashed window and all the tires missing (see photo) There were no cameras or security around the parking lot, which was super alarming Additionally, this was my first stay I have had since achieving Hilton honors diamonds status and nothing was mentioned or provided regarding my status during my stay

3. Sonesta ES Suites Baltimore BWI Airport (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set 4 miles from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, this casual all-suite hotel is also 8 miles from the National Aquarium and 10 miles from the Maryland Zoo.Relaxed, colorful suites offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and kitchens, plus desks, dining tables and sofabeds. The 1- or 2-bedroom suites add separate living areas.An airport shuttle, a breakfast buffet and an evening social are complimentary. There’s also an outdoor pool, a hot tub and a BBQ area, as well as an exercise room. Other amenities include a coin-operated laundry, a business center and meeting space. Parking is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms
  • 12 min drive to Oriole Park at Camden Yards
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests liked the kitchenettes, mentioned 10 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers


My large group and I stayed one night at this hotel Our flight (Spirit airlines) was canceled from Philly to NOLA and the only alternative flight was the following day from Baltimore at 7pm I quickly booked this hotel and just assumed we would have to deal with being cramped in a small less than favorable room

I was wrong! The room was spacious, beautiful and cleanthe staff was incredible Special shout out to Margo! She was so kind and accommodating We were blessed to encounter her The free breakfast was delicious (waffles, oatmeal, biscuits and gravy, cereal, yogurt, breads bagels etc) we washed our airport clothes (small coin fee the hotel provides detergent) Margo provided us with a late checkout due to the circumstance and scheduled a shuttle ride to the airport Thank you so much! We will definitely be back if ever in the area!

Devin Henslee

We were traveling through the Baltimore area and booked this stay in advance Romelo provided outstanding customer service at check-in, honoring our request for a pet-free room Our room was exceptionally clean

We liked the layout and found everything we needed in the kitchenette Check-out was seamless and we enjoyed the breakfast options of waffles, yogurt, fruit, juices, pastries, and to-go granola bars Every staff member we encountered was friendly and helpful

Van Mckennon

This place overall is a great stay!! Especially for pet owners I love their pet policy and the housekeeping staff is very friendly and thorough with the cleaning overall A slightly annoying staff member and a lil bit of updating needed in the bathtub irritated me while there

However the friendliness and efficiency of the managers as well as most of the staff, made up for any glitches The hot breakfast, pool, and gym are all great additions I do recommend this hotel and will try this brand from now on when traveling with or without our pet

4. The Columbia Inn at Peralynna (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set on a tree-lined road, this elegant B&B occupies a grand, white-clapboard house featuring turrets and bay windows. It’s 1.1 miles from Centennial Park.Refined rooms and 1-bedroom suites offer luxe bedding, Internet access and private or en suite bathrooms. Some add flat-screen TVs, granite wet bars, and kitchenettes or full kitchens. Individual touches range from antiques, barrel ceilings and fireplaces, to Palladian windows, balconies, and/or whirlpool or soaking tubs.Hot breakfast is served in an atrium. Common areas include a 4-story great room, a game room, a library and a sundeck. Event space is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 5 min walk to Clark’s Elioak Farm
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “wine” 15 times
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Scott Wood

My new bride made reservations for this trip, as such, the room was not under my last name There was no social hour, breakfast, snack, or beverage offered purportedly due to covid It appeared that the dining space was significantly reduced due to the fact that the back deck for outdoor dining was condemned

There were multiple signs of neglect in the interior and exterior of the building This building has potential, but will take some work It would not have a bad experience for a $55 stay, but extremely disappointing for the price paid

KH Yoga Education

They are not ADA compliant I was turned away at the door due to my disability after a confirmed reservation in my husband’s name If you’re a person traveling with a disability, stay away from this place

They won’t treat you like a person I can’t speak to the inside of the room, I never made it But I highly recommend finding an alternative place to stay, anywhere else I normally only write about positive experiences, but I would never want someone else to be stranded They don’t want disabled money They will turn you away with an empty parking lot and little other revenue coming in

ilene levin

This is the worst place to stay They have no amenities They claim to have a sheep farm but that is a total lie

The place is completely run down and has not been taken care of They do not have a kitchen The patio doors do not lock and the patios are filthy with leaves, cobwebs, bugs, etc They also claim to provide a breakfast When we checked in, they gave us a small lunch bag with two store bought muffins, individual oatmeal packets and pretzels that they clearly bought from the grocery store They have a no refund policy for a reason because when you check-in, you want to leave right away

5. Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia/South (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This contemporary hotel is 3.5 miles from the Merriweather Post Pavilion outdoor concert venue, and 18 miles from downtown Baltimore’s restaurants and galleries.The modern rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Suites add sofabeds, minifridges and microwaves.Complimentary amenities include parking, and a hot breakfast buffet (or breakfast bags to go). There’s also an indoor pool, a convenience store, and fitness and business centers.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and liked the beds
  • 7 min drive to Merriweather Post Pavilion
  • 49 min drive to Washington Ronald Reagan
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 13 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has weight machines
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines
  • Guests praised the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Angela Lyles-Sharp

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights and it was phenomenal It was quite and clean The staff was friendly and very accommodating

The breakfast was more than expected There were a variety of food choices from hot to cold foods as well as assorted fruits and juices It was nice to see that they offered turkey sausage because not everybody eats pork I would definitely recommend and stay here again

Megan Spencer

What a fabulous hotel! My family and I were pleasantly surprised at how large the room was! The room and entire hotel was so clean The breakfast was great for what was offered with lots of different choices Definitely using this hotel next time we are in the area!The staff was extremely friendly and helpful answering all of my questions

The only downfall, the pool was closed for the time we were there

Gaspi corgi

Third stay here and it’s always awesome! Ladies at the front the desk could be friendlier, seemed grumpy, but other than that it was a great stay! Clean hotel rooms and bathrooms Excellent breakfast choices with alternatives to pork The housemen and breakfast attendant Derry were very friendly! Especially Derry, she made our family breakfast special

Thank you so much to her!!!!! Will keep coming back

6. Hampton Inn & Suites Arundel Mills/Baltimore (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Highway 100, this modern hotel next to the Arundel Mills shopping mall is a 7.6-mile drive from Baltimore International Airport and a 13-mile drive from downtown Baltimore.Classic rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and custom-designed beds, plus microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add sitting areas with sofabeds.Complimentary amenities include guest laundry facilities, parking, hot breakfast and 24-hour local shuttle service. There’s also an outdoor pool, a snack shop, and fitness and business centers, as well as meeting rooms.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • The rooms have TVs
  • 13 min walk to the Maryland Live! Casino
  • 48 min drive to Washington Ronald Reagan
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests mentioned “shopping malls” 48 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a casino
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

michael anderson

The only reason that I gave this two stars rather than one because of the staff is really nice But this hotel has seen its better Days The rooms smells molded, it may be the carpet

It was difficult for me to sleep because of the smell I had a headache for the 2 nights that I stayed there My coworkers stated the same thingNormally hotel lobbies are nice and updated Not this one, so you know what you are going to get when you get to your room Even the wallpaper has scratches and dirt on it Horrible!!! Do not stay here unless you live lesser than this!


We booked in to a “suite” which is putting it very modestly The only upgrade was a bit more floor room It was on the fifth floor

There was peeling paint and wallpaper across most of the walls The toilet would not flush and ended up clogging immediately When going to the front desk, clerk was on a smoke break and had to call maintenance personally who was just not at work What kind of Hilton has no maintenance staff? We had to plunge the toilet ourselves Subsequently another person in my party tried to shower and the bath tub backed up When going to plunge to it to maybe try and fix it, black pieces came out of the drain God only knows what those were So we asked to move which they obliged The room the system said was available was not It was filthy and torn apart and smelt like some one had died in it from the hallway Back down to the desk we went They finally seemed to pull enough sense together to get us into a room seeing as how it’s approaching midnight and we’d be lucky if there was any more available The consolation was free ice cream and a changed rate The rate going from 135 to 99 a night In my opinion this place was comparable to a motel 6 which cost 30 dollars a night I probably would have slept better there I like a stiffer bed but I left with back pain The ac wasn’t working properly either as I dropped it to 66 degrees and the ambient temp stayed around 71 Damp and dingy The lobby bathroom stall is falling apart The pool was nice enough with a broken gate The entirety of the hotel comes from a time forgotten which was kinda cool for two minutes until you see how nasty it actually is I guess if I was as drugged as hunter s Thompson in fear and loathing this place would be marvelous But it is indeed a dumpster fire If you have live anywhere close to better than this hotel is not for you

Joey Meador

Before a long day of travel, I had booked a room at this hotel for over $200 in hopes of rest before a 7 hour drive the next day I arrived to a chaotic place with people having cookouts and throwing baseballs in the parking lot There was one person working on an incredibly busy night

I tried to go to sleep just before 9pm to no avail There was yelling, screaming, and door slamming I contacted the front desk They sent “security” up to quell the ruckus to no avail The next time I called the lady said she’d have them evicted, but still nothing I called the front desk 8 times over the course of 3 hours and as I write this the noise is still as loud as it was at 9pm This is behavior I expect paying $60 at a Motel 6, but this is a Hilton property charging almost 4 times that amount Stay away from this place if you actually want to sleep

7. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Columbia (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 1-minute drive from US Highway 29, this modern hotel is a 4-minute drive from Columbia Mall and 21 minutes’ drive from BWI Airport.Flat-screen TVs, minifridges and free WiFi are offered in each room, as well as contemporary decor and custom-designed beds. Suites add sitting areas and wet bars.A traditional American restaurant and bar offers buffet breakfast, plus all-day a la carte meals. There’s also an indoor pool, whirlpool and a 24/7 fitness center. Other perks and amenities include a free area shuttle and parking, 14,000 sq ft of meeting rooms and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 7 min drive to Lake Kittamaqundi
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the traditional restaurant
  • Guests liked “cookies”, mentioned 44 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the lobby
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has weight machines
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Catherine Schiffgens

Best hotel experience from the moment we walked in until we checked out! This trip specifically was with our family and it was a large group for a soccer tournament Lobby was big and beautiful with lots of places to hang out as a team Pool was clean and the kids had a blast! Rooms were clean and one minor issue was taken care of right away

Only downside I can think of is rooms need some updating with outlets so don’t forget your charging blocks they do not have usb charging as many other hotelsThe staff, I could right a book on how accommodating and nice they were to not only the adults but the kids I truly felt like the manager was my personal concierge and nothing went unnoticed by this gentleman he was on point at all times! We wonder when he sleeps as he was always there The breakfast and all the amazing waitresses were fabulous, definitely worth the cost!!! Plus they filled up the kids water bottle every morning and the parents coffee cups! I can’t say enough about the staff at this hotel they were beyond exceptional and truly made our trip as stress free and enjoyable as possible!

Trish Anna

Everyone who worked here was so nice! The room was very large and clean The bed was extremely comfortable! My only complaint is that I was not aware that I would have to be given a voucher for my food credit since I am a rewards member and was not given one upon check in I didn’t get to use my credit my first night because I was not aware of this policy

The next morning, I asked for the credit , was told “ok”, and thought it would just be added on to my bill at breakfast I was told at the restaurant to go back to the front desk to physically get the voucher for breakfast I did not mention it while i was there I was unaware of how this worked at this particular Hilton property I missed out on my “complimentary” dinner the evening that I checked in which I honestly do not believe is fairThe room was quiet, clean, big, and nice Everyone who worked there was extremely friendly, helpful, and nice I cannot say enough good about them or the hotel! The hotel is secluded, also

Meredith Waye

Room was clean Plenty of outside sitting and eating areas offered Awesome Breakfast layout and Super breakfast staff

Beautiful and spacious bar spread Multiple televisions all around so don’t miss a putt, catch or hit from any sport you’re watching Great, open lobby area for relaxation, working, meeting and conversation Oh, did I mention how Great the breakfast staff is?! See you again soon!

8. Aloft Arundel Mills BWI Airport (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This upscale hotel is 6 miles from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and a 15-minute walk from shopping at Arundel Mills. It’s 1 mile from the Live! Casino.Modern rooms have free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and coffeemakers, as well as walk-in showers and designer toiletries. Kids are welcomed with air mattresses, bedding and goodie bags. Dogs receive treats and toys (fee).Parking and an airport shuttle are free. There’s a colorful lounge and a trendy bar with regular live entertainment, along with a 24/7 pantry, an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center and a business center. Breakfast is offered for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • 7 min drive to the Maryland Live! Casino
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 39 times
  • Some guests complained about the air conditioning
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are unclean
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms and others complained about the showers
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests praised the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

D. Berry

The hotel is in need of a deep cleaning It was dusty and visibly dirty base boards, windows etc The bed was worn and the pillows are like small bags of rocks

Super uncomfortable stay Staff wasn’t to friendly and hardly said helloWe’ve stayed here before and each stay has gotten worse The bar tender was on her phone checking out social media while we were trying to get drinks We will not stay again I certainly do not recommend this hotel, there are other options in this area These were my pillows in my picture I literally folded them in half When I asked for new ones, they lady at the front desk was totally annoyed with me They did deliver 2 new pillows that weren’t much better and they said they could only replace 2, so my husband had to tough it out

Jacquin K. Savoy

My first visit to this hotel will be my last I had a bad feeling about this place upon arrival The front desk attendant was very nice and helpful, but the overall experience was terrible

I reserved two rooms and requested either adjoining rooms or rooms next to each other (for me, my daughter(s), and her friends who were celebrating her birthday) They allegedly accommodated my request, however, when my children and I went into one of the rooms, it was already occupied We had to scramble back out of the room as not to disturb the occupant Unfortunately, the only other available room was two floors away from my girls in the second room That didn’t work for us, so we wound up leaving and checking into a nearby hotel I understand an honest mistake, but it was late and we’d had a long day We were ready to hit the showers and go to bed Having to find another hotel after 11P was very inconvenient and even more tiring Also, IDK if the guest in the room we went into was a hard sleeper or what because they didn’t budge when we barged into the room I asked the front desk attendant to check on them I hope they did!

Leonard Spencer

Excellent hotel and great rates especially for Marriot Envoy point redemption I have stayed there on numerous occasions The rooms are well kept and very clean

The front desk staff were always nice and friendly On my most recent stay I would like to give special thanks to Amber She was extremely helpful and very professional Thank you !!

9. Residence Inn by Marriott Columbia (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This unpretentious, all-suite extended-stay hotel is 4 miles from Centennial Park and 6 miles from Benjamin Banneker Historical Park.Ranging from studios to 1- and 2-bedroom suites, the laid-back quarters offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and living areas with pull-out sofas, plus kitchens with microwaves, and tea and coffeemaking facilities.Complimentary perks include breakfast, parking, and regular evening socials with snacks and drinks. Other amenities consist of a gym, a seasonal outdoor pool and a hot tub, as well as a convenience shop and a patio with a BBQ grill.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the beds
  • 9 min drive to Patapsco Valley State Park
  • 52 min drive to Washington Ronald Reagan
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “suites” 12 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Susan Reynolds

Staff during breakfast were top notch! They were very kind/courteous and made sure that everyone and everything was clean and sanitized for the guestsNewly renovated rooms were gorgeous! Great job updating them However, the only bad thing was that we were there for a week and thought our rooms would be peeked in on (to empty trash or give us fresh towels or more toilet paper, etc

I know with the new Covid protocols that they may not do so regularly, but thought maybe at least once during a week-long stay would have been nice We had to ask for clean towels (since ours would not dry from showering), more soap/shampoo, and toilet paperOne evening, we came back to the room and found that our window and sheers were opened (making the room really muggy), but the room was not refreshed We were confused why someone would come into our room and open our sheers and window Nothing was taken Went to tell the Front Office Manager at the time, but she didn’t have an explanation and seemed to shrug it off It was a little unnerving

D “Foodie Fanatic” Skillet

Very clean and efficient The shower was clean and the workout room was very functional I loved the service from the customer service respresentative

The continental breakfast was even better than all other places I have been to I was thoroughly impressed by the professionalism and the cleanliness of this hotel I will definitely be back!

Hattie Bouyer

I just left this hotel this morning I stayed overnight because I attended a wedding nearby I chatted for an early check-in and that is when the 5 star service begins

Although i did not arrive early due to traffic, my room was ready I stay at a lot of Marriott properties as an Ambassador Elite Traveler and this place is top notch The room was pristine from the kitchen to both bathrooms The bedding was lush and the towels were thick, bright and white I didn’t eat breakfast but I grabbed coffee and sausage on the way out Both were vey high quality Keep it up This franchisee has high standards!

10. Homewood Suites by Hilton Columbia (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This contemporary extended-stay hotel is 11.7 miles from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and 15.3 miles from downtown Baltimore.Classic rooms, from studios to 2-bedroom suites, come with fully equipped kitchens, dining tables and free WiFi, plus flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels.A free hot breakfast is provided daily, as well as complimentary light dinner and drinks (Mon-Thurs). There’s a convenience store and free grocery shopping services, plus a business center and coin laundry. Other amenities include meeting rooms, a fitness center, an outdoor pool and a basketball court.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have kitchenettes
  • The rooms have TVs
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • 15 min drive to the Maryland Live! Casino
  • 50 min drive to Washington Ronald Reagan
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

D Magnus

we had a two bedroom suite so it was roomy enough the ice maker was not turned on and there was no ice maker on our floor so that was a hasslethe TV remote was impossible to use was very strange this is only in the common space between the two bedroomsI think the king size bed in one of the rooms needs to be replacedit’s great that they’re ceiling fans in the bedrooms

the bathroom was decent but the small space between the toilet and shower made it a tight fit

Constance Moscicki

My husband and I recently drove up from South East Florida This trip we decided to do in three days instead of two Our final destination being the east end of Long Island

We really weren’t sure where to make our second stop If you should find yourself in a similar situation, I highly recommend Homewood Suites by Hilton in Columbia, Maryland We always stay at Hilton properties when we made this drive However Homewood Suites is our favorite out of all the Hilton properties at which we have stayed If you’re looking for a comfortable bed, a clean large suite, 24 hour coffee and a complementary breakfast then this may be the place for you I also love the fact that their linens are white The room was immaculate It was everything we were looking for in an overnight stay, but could easily accommodate a much longer stay

M. Hunter Haglund

This is a very busy location that is starting to show its age It’s conveniently located, but I’m going to need to find a different place to stay I’ve been coming here every few months for a couple years-and any excuses I could come up with to justify it were used up in the first two years of the pandemic

Now they just need to get their act together Hopefully they will pay a little bit better attention to guest services, and repairing/replacing surface wear

11. Sonesta Select Columbia (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern hotel off Highway 175 is a 6-minute walk from the Dobbin Center and Columbia Crossing malls, and a 4.7-mile drive from Rockburn Branch Park.Contemporary rooms offer free WiFi and TVs with premium cable channels, plus desks and coffeemakers. Some rooms feature pull-out sofas, and suites add separate living areas and minifridges.Social spaces include a living room-style lobby, an outdoor courtyard and an American restaurant serving Starbucks coffee. There’s also a business center with workstations and printers, plus 2 meeting rooms. Other amenities include an indoor pool and an exercise room, as well as free parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 12 min drive to Merriweather Post Pavilion
  • Guests liked the clean rooms but some complained about the kitchenettes
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • 52 min drive to Washington Ronald Reagan
  • Guests praised the professional service
  • Guests mentioned microwaves 15 times
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 23 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Doreen McEwan

Not as horrible as some of the reviews But no coffee for us early risers AND they charge for it anyways No breakfast either

Thin walls, hear everything It is very dated Grass was super high for my dogs and there was dog feces all over the courtyard (Bad dog parents, but still very unkept grounds) Definitely odor of marijuana in some hallways Needs to be demolished and updated Came back through, stayed elsewhere; much happier

Steve Tasco

It was kinda clean

that’s itok really where do I start? No microwave in room, a community microwave where the ice machine that doesn’t work iscleaned by who??? Me? Good luck with breakfast, if your schedule has you gone by 7:30 no breakfastnot sure they even have onemaybe someone could let me knowStaff was friendly enough but that’s not really important if they don’t offer anything else, a 2 outta 5 is kind

bdubz 612

The room was nice and that’s the only thing about this place that was okay The staff is ignorant, they not only don’t have any type of breakfast but they sell little cups of cereal and they also sell their cups of coffee I’m sorry but someone spends over 100$ to stay a night at your establishment the least you could do is give a cup of coffee for them in the morning

Very disgraceful and greedy is all they are

12. Holiday Inn Columbia East-Jessup, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Located less than a mile from I-95, this modern lodging is also a 7.1-mile drive from the Merriweather Post Pavilion and a 14-minute drive from historic Ellicott City.Straightforward rooms come with flat-screen TVs and desks, plus minifridges, premium cable channels and coffeemakers. Kids 19 and under stay free with an adult and there’s free WiFi in every room, as well as a choice of hard and soft pillows. Suites add whirlpool tubs.The facility also offers an on-site bar and restaurant serving American dishes (where kids 12 and under eat free), plus an outdoor pool, free parking and fitness and business centers.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have TVs
  • Guests praised the beds
  • 12 min drive to the National Cryptologic Museum
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests liked the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 20 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Diana Martin

This hotel was disgusting They must be paying for the good reviews We are IHG Gold Members and have never stayed at a hotel as gross as this

Was told by reservations that it was recently renovated but the hotel employees said it was not We were given a ground floor room and left after finding red stains on the mattress We were given a VIP room and that too was gross Never stay here! Would post pics but can’t figure out how

Alabama Zephyr

Hotel appears to be an older one and need a renovation noted mold all over the tile grout in the bathroom so proper maintenance has not been being done The staff at this location are absolutely wonderful! They are the reason for the three stars because they are what really make this location Other than the staff the rooms are mediocre and like I said in need of renovation

The on-site restaurant is a joke the menu is very limited and they don’t serve anything that looks remotely like any of the photographs on Google Maps for the restaurant LOL having said all that the worst thing about this location is its location It is impossible to get to this Holiday Inn that sits on the corner of an intersection from two sides there’s only one entrance that you can use and if you’re coming from the wrong direction particularly if you’re headed north you’re going to have to go somewhere and make a U-turn and then backtrack to be able to get to an entrance for this hotel Noting that I won’t ever stay here again as there are a couple of other Holiday Inns just down the road that are a lot easier to get in and out of Of course just visiting the area I had no idea that it would be such a hassle so I’m leaving this review in hopes it helps someone else in their decision making

Jeff Jack

I love to stay here food is great Has bar to Gets full fast so make a reservation

I am back in jessup MD tonight and it’s always a pleasure to see Carmen he does a great job at front desk and I’m definitely happy to see Dewayne working because he always helps me with everything Tonight I was having trouble trying to print something off the computer and Dewayne saved me again Thanks you Dewayne for your hard work and patience with your guest!!!! Enjoying a cold beverage that Franklin served me staff is àwsome!!!

13. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Columbia (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Interstate 95, this straightforward hotel is 1 mile from the trails and picnic areas of Lake Elkhorn, and 4 miles from open-air events at Merriweather Post Pavilion.Casual studios provide free WiFi, iPod docks and HDTVs, as well as microwaves, minifridges, and tea and coffeemakers. All have living areas with pull-out sofas.A breakfast buffet and parking are complimentary. Other amenities include a convenience store, an indoor pool and a 24-hour exercise room. Coin-operated laundry facilities are on-site.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the showers
  • 8 min drive to Merriweather Post Pavilion
  • Guests liked the large rooms but some complained about the beds
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • The fitness center has weight machines and elliptical machines
  • Guests liked the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Dawn Ronnei

The front desk worker was great! Her name was Sorta, extremely friendly, assisted us to check us in and we went straight back to the hospice center for a family member The young man (sorry don’t have his name) that was on duty later that night was also extremely friendly! Wow, two employees that was awesome! Only thing the beds were okay and the pillows was lacking comfort Plenty of items to choose from for breakfast

Kevin John

The staff here are so incredibly niceI’m an idiot and forgot my phone charger and the manager let me borrow one for the night I know it sounds like a small thing but it made a big difference to me

The room was clean and well designedHotel itself is perfectly situated between DC and Baltimore

14. Cambria Hotel Arundel Mills-BWI Airport (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off a highway 7 miles from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, this casual hotel with a hip vibe is 2 miles from shops and dining at Arundel Mills, and 5 miles from the National Cryptologic Museum.Featuring aviation-themed decor, the airy, relaxed rooms offer flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, plus minifridges, microwaves and Keurig coffeemakers. Suites add sitting areas.An airport shuttle is complimentary. There’s a restaurant, a bar and a trendy lobby lounge, plus a heated indoor pool, a gym and meeting space. Breakfast is available for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the beds
  • 7 min drive to the Maryland Live! Casino
  • Guests praised the friendly service, which has a concierge
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 19 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests praised the indoor pool
  • Guests praised the trendy bar

Feedback From Real Customers


I’m not sure about pets, but they are NOT kid friendly We heard babies crying at 6am and we never said a word, naturally because it is a hotel and people come with their families However, we received 2 complaints in the middle of the afternoon (12:30 and 3:45) when our 3 and 4 year old were laughing and playing in the comfort of the room that we paid for

Not in the hallway, not in the lobby, but in our room We received a call with someone on the other end saying, “can you keep your kids quiet?” When we expressed concerns about this and how the stay was uncomfortable for us, we were told that there are pilots trying to get some sleep When I checked out and again expressed my concern to one of the representatives behind the desk, another woman (not a manager) stood beside her and tried to justify the calls by stating, “we have other paying customers too” I quickly dismissed her and pointed out that it was one of me and two of them and I will finish my discussion with the person that I started my conversation with (which happened to be understanding regarding my complaint) I asked for the manager, who was unavailable on a Monday afternoon, and I left a voicemail with no call back or resolve We also had a teenager who asked to use the pool but was told that it was closed, only to see that it was open for other guests Pick another hotel if you have a family, especially if you have small children The patience and service is less than desirable, to say the leastUpdate…the manager called me back He was apologetic and very professional We received a discount for our trouble and appreciate the response and resolve

Jay Hill

Beautiful hotel Great location for my work trip As others have mentioned, walls and doors do not filter sound at all

Normal conversations are heard 3 rooms away Next door room sounds like they are leaning against the wall while talking on the phone This is just normal conversations!!!!! Every door closer is not set properly, so every door slams closed… you can barely prevent it if you are trying to be considerate I’m a big strong guy and those closers would be horrible for a child, handicapable person… Won’t be back


Customer service was questionable at first Upon checking in, I stood and waited for the front desk person to acknowledge me for what felt like 5 minutes while talking to a a co-workerBesides that, my hotel experience was pretty good

It was a quick one night stay for work The room was clean and so was the bathroom The decor is fun and modern and location was perfect for what I needed!Disclaimer: if you’re looking for a relaxing hotel for a getaway or staycation if sorts, I would not recommend as it was pretty loud and had tons of kids and families Which isn’t a bad thing of course, but if you want quiet, I would look elsewhere I agree with the other reviewers stating that the walls are pretty thinAll in all, I would visit again

15. Comfort Suites Columbia Gateway (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Located off I-95, this straightforward, all-suite hotel is 5 miles from Savage Mill entertainment complex and 10 miles from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.The modern suites offer free Wi-Fi, 2 flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, and sitting areas with sofas or chairs. They also provide desks, microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. Upgraded suites add separate living rooms with pull-out sofas, and some feature whirlpool tubs.The hotel offers free parking and breakfast. There’s also an exercise room and an indoor pool, plus a business center and meeting rooms.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 13 min drive to the Maryland Live! Casino
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are unclean
  • 50 min drive to Washington Ronald Reagan
  • Guests mentioned hot tubs 19 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Vonny Dee

Oh what a coincidence looking at these reviews When my husband and I were told by the front desk female manager that we were the only guests that complained about roaches at this hotel This Comfort Inn is infested with roaches

This is unsanitary and if the bugs are in one room then they are in the entire hotel My Valentine’s was ruin due to the poor condition of this hotel We use to love staying in the jacuzzi but not after last night We had issues here and there But nothing like our last visit and as we were celebrating a special day We’ll never reserve another room at this location again When my husband checked in he noticed a bug as the manager offer to change the room However he didn’t think anything of it because it was only one as he was sanitizing the room But it wasn’t until I arrived that more bugs started coming out I noticed one on the floor and around the jacuzzi area But once we were comfortable within celebrating Valentine’s Day we turned the lights off and they began coming out more and crawling around It was to late to reserve a room at one of the surrounding hotel because everyone were booked up Therefore we had to sleep with all the lights on in the room The manager don’t have to respond to my review because after already being lied to there’s no else that can be said I would appreciate if someone from Corporate would follow up on this matter

m Stasney

I never wanted to stay in comfort inn hotels but this locations had good reviews and it was suites The location neighborhood is beautiful upscale and quiet

The hotel is well kept, clean and has living room area refrigerator and microwave everything you need for a comfortable stay The hotel price is such a good price breakfast included indoor pool This is a hidden gem

Brenda Smith

The service was was so very nice check in was easy, the is vert friendly My room was very clean, refreshing after a long drive to walk in to my room that had a extra space to sit and relax The breakfast had more than expected

I will staying here again in two weeksThank you

16. The Wayside Inn (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 4344 Columbia Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042
  • Phone: (410) 461-4636
  • Ratings: 4.7 (84 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : The Wayside Inn
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: This romantic 18th-century B&B has a library, a sun room and elegant rooms with period decor.

About this hotel

Now a charming bed-and-breakfast, this historic inn dates back to circa 1780 and is 2.1 miles from Fairway Hills Golf Club and 4.2 miles from Patapsco State Park.Romantic rooms are decorated with period decor and offer free Wi-Fi, TVs (most are flat-screens) and 2-person spa tubs or claw-foot tubs; some have fireplaces and/or private terraces. Suites add separate sitting rooms and some have CD radios.Free gourmet breakfast is served daily. Other amenities include a library with a fireplace, games and afternoon snacks, plus a sun room with a porch, a dining room and a lounge. Newspapers and magazines are available for guest use.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 7 min drive to Patapsco Valley State Park
  • 54 min drive to Washington Ronald Reagan
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Juanita Newberry

It is a beautiful place The set up is historic & ancient if you’re I to that type of thing Quiet, clean & homelike

The host were gracious, courteous & delightful The 6 cheese eggs are now my favorite My husband & I enjoyed our stay We plan to make this our go to whenever we’re in Ellicott

Emily Slabaugh

Jesse and Michelle are amazing hosts, very hospitable and warm We booked the whole place for two nights for a party event, and us and all our guests felt comfortable and excited to be there Breakfast was delicious each morning as we all sat in the sun room

The rooms are large, as are the en suite bathrooms The history of the house is fascinating and the grounds are gorgeous

Sharon Ann Holt

The Inn was a great place to stay It’s easy to find off US 29 and my room was comfy, stylish, and very well appointed Also had a small sitting area, which added some delights

The hosts were friendly and took a lot of extra trouble to make sure that I had a gluten-free breakfast I am very grateful for such care There’s a fantastic ancient tree out front which is worth stopping to see My stay was in late October, but I have added going back in warmer weather to enjoy the patio and outdoor space to my bucket list Highly recommend this historic Inn

17. Turf Valley Resort (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set on 1,000 forested acres, this laid-back golf and spa resort is 8 miles from Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, and 21 miles from downtown Baltimore.Relaxed rooms have coffeemakers, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi; some feature golf course views. Studios and 1- and 2-bedroom suites add pull-out sofas, balconies, whirlpool tubs and/or kitchenettes. Room service is available.Parking is free. Amenities include a pair of 18-hole golf courses, a golf school and a pro shop, plus an outdoor pool, event space and 3 tennis courts. The spa has saunas and an indoor pool. There’s also an upscale restaurant offering open-air dining.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms
  • 12 min drive to Clark’s Elioak Farm
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the upscale restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “banquets” 11 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Anne Stanford

The first night, we couldn’t get served in the bar due to apparent staffing shortage while the hotel was busy The bartender was not just busy, he was rude When we finally got seated for dinner, the server was great but a steak came out cold

There was so much noise both nights we couldn’t sleep The in room coffee maker was broken There is no service to help take bags to the rooms and luggage dollies are sparse The decor is extremely dated I could handle one of these things but the combination is atrocious I feel sorry for the staff Our room was $400 for two nights I had plenty of towels and the bed was comfortable, although the noise level was prohibitive of actual sleep The second night we tried to order room service; Door Dash was faster The facilities were clean

Craig De Columbian

This was a beautiful structure and clearly was top notch maybe in the 90’s , however with all the amenities this place can still hold its own The bar and restaurant was absolutely amazing and the food was really good The parking area was plentiful and the pool was clean

My wife took advantage of the spa while I spent time killing ants back in the room on the 5th floor for the remainder of our stay Everything else was fine from the kitchen to the enormous bathroom with his and her sink I was kinda upset when I noticed a couple ants running across my dashboard upon leaving out stay-cation

Ian Weibel

This is such a beautiful facility and far enough outside Baltimore and Washington DC to avoid traffic I didn’t golf, but wanted to very badly The hotel staff from check in and for all our meals all week were amazing

They were always ready to answer any question and very responsive The room had everything I wanted in it, was very clean and the water pressure is great My only suggestion is get a room facing the golf course as the parking lot can be a little loud if you are over the lobby

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