We had a family event in Baltimore this weekend and I needed to book three rooms: one for me and the wife, one for her mom and one for my adult kids driving down from the Northeast.
I went through a few options with Hyatt and Marriott, but I had four IHG free night certificates, two of which were expiring soon. The Hotel Indigo looked a decent option as we were attending a couple of family get-togethers fairly close to downtown. I booked using four free night certificates plus 67,000 IHG points total for the three rooms for two nights each.
We arrived around 4pm on Friday and parked as directed in the garage across the street. It’s a bit convoluted to charge the $5 parking fee to your room as you have to take the coin-shaped token to the front desk and get them to assign it then remember to bring it back to your car. On Saturday night there was some sort of gate malfunction at the garage, but I was lucky and found a street parking spot right near the hotel.
We ended up with exactly what we booked, a King room for my wife and me, a 2 Queen ADA room for my mother in law and a 2 Queen for my kids. We were on the same floor and 2 of the rooms were adjoining.
Here are some pictures of our King room and bathroom:
We were given three drink coupons at check-in, even though we’re technically only entitled to one. We did use these for a draft beer and a house wine the first night and then as I forgot to use it later that night when our kids arrived, I was able to use it for one of our coffees at breakfast the last morning.
As a IHG Platinum, I was not eligible for free breakfast. Sunday morning we had breakfast in the restaurant. Four omelettes, four coffees and one eggs Benedict plus tax and tip came out to $96. Food was good and it was convenient as my kids were headed north and the rest of us were going to Bethesda to see my brother-in-law before we flew home.
Overall, the hotel was a good value for the points and free night certificates spent, given that rooms were going for $300 or so including taxes. Downtown Baltimore isn’t the greatest area to be based as it’s not that close to the stadiums, Inner Harbor or Fells Point, but the location worked for our needs. The $5 parking is a plus where other hotels are $40+.
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