Archive for February, 2009

Hotel Deal of the Week

Brian says:

“We booked a room at the Mount Vernon Hotel for Thurssday-Sunday. It was 80 bucks a night after taxes.  We booked through Expedia.  Not sure how nice the place is, but for a room downtown for that cheap we will chance it. I read that there is a parking garage across the street and it is around 15 bucks a night to park your car. ”

Did YOU find a good deal?  Please share!

Posted on 17 February '09 by , under Baltimore Tourism, hotels. No Comments.

Getting Fashion Obsessed

I have found an online toy that makes me feel 13 again.  It is called Polyvore, and it lets you clip fashion images from around the web and assemble them into a collage.  My friends and I used to do this by clipping from magazines and pasting into notebooks.

See a sample: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=6307985

Posted on 6 February '09 by , under Fashion. No Comments.

Book Your Hotel By March 1

For those of you who would like to book a hotel room for the wedding, please consider booking within the hotel room block we have reserved.  The room block goes away in March; make your reservation by the end of February!!

We have CHANGED our room block, after visiting our original pick.  You should now book at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.  The name is important, as there are multiple Marriotts in the area. You will need to mention the Chandler McNew Wedding when you call.

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Room Block
700 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202 USA
Toll-free:  1-800-228-9290
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bwiwf-baltimore-marriott-waterfront/
15 rooms available
Single King or Two Double Beds: $179/ night, plus tax
$25/ day parking

Call the 800-number and reference the Chandler-McNew wedding to get the discounted rates.  If you find that there are no more available, please let us know.  The rate above is a SIGNIFICANT discount over their normal rates.  There are plenty of places to walk to for good food, etc.  A cab ride from here to the wedding will run you about $8.   This hotel is on the water taxi route, if you would like to tour the Inner Harbor that way.  Do not rely on it to get you anywhere quickly.

A second option might be to stay at the

Scarborough Fair B&B
1 E Montgomery St, Baltimore, MD 21230
410-837-0010 or toll free at
877-954-2747
Rooms are $209 to $259 per night
http://www.scarboroughfairbandb.com/

Parking: One spot FREE

If you cannot afford to stay in the city, you may look into alternatives such as renting a property or staying out by the BWI airport or Arundel Mills Mall.  Make sure it is worth your trouble — you will end up being about 20 to 30 minutes by car from the action.

Our original choice is CHEAP, BUT IN A SKETCHY, SKETCHY NEIGHBORHOOD
We don’t really recommend staying here. 🙂

This hotel is NOT within walking distance, of well, anything.
The best view is of the expressway.
If you STILL want to stay here, I still have the room block.  Info below.
Holiday Inn Express Baltimore at the Stadiums
1701 Russell Street
Baltimore , MD 21230
410-727-1818/866-481-1818 toll free
www.hiexpress.com/baltimoremd

Single King: $129 plus tax
Double Queen: $139 plus tax
Parking: $10/day
Group Code: CMW

Posted on 4 February '09 by , under Baltimore Tourism, hotels. No Comments.