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Admiral Fell Inn
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Apr 23, 2014 by: Martha D from Weston, United States
Upon arrival, I waited a few minutes for someone to appear at the desk. The man had a middle-eastern name, and his English was lacking. Upon checking in, I asked why I was being charged an additional $9.95 for "services," that included a gym which I wouldn't use. He couldn't explain why. My room was 225, nicely appointed. However, they never mentioned my room was above a nightclub where the bass was so loud I could hear it throbbing through the four-poster bed. I called to complain at 10:30 PM and was told there was no other room available. I called again at 12:30 AM to complain, and now there WAS a room available. How could that be? By this time, the music was so loud, dogs were barking in adjacent rooms. I was moved to the third floor on the other side of the hotel, and all was fine for the 2nd and 3rd nights. The hotel comped me for a full breakfast which was nice. What I needed was a drink! While my room was clean enough, the hallways, which are quite narrow due to the age of the historic building, are rather groady. The hallways need fresh decorating.
Wonderful stay in Fell's Point
Apr 23, 2014 by: donkeyowner from Viewtown, Virginia
We had a great stay at the Admiral Fell Inn last week. We knew we did not want to stay in a cookie-cutter chain hotel in the Inner Harbor, and ran across the AFI on the web. The hotel is very quaint and well-maintained (some reviewers noted that it was "old," but it is historic, i.e., has character, w/boutique-quality touches). Our room had two double beds and was just perfect for 2 adults and 1 child. We requested a room on the quiet side, which I would recommend if you're concerned about noise (esp. on weekends). It was super quiet (4th floor, Rm 418) and had no issues with the room. I can't say enough great things about all of the staff, particularly Roland, one of the shuttle drivers, the valets (would recommend just using valet for your stay since everything is in walking distance and/or you can use the hotel shuttle or Charm City Circulator or water taxi), the folks at the front desk and the gentleman who does the Ghost Tour. I would recommend the Ghost Tour, as it's not the expected cheesy set of ghost stories, but instead gives you the background of the area, the hotel itself (made up of I believe 5-7 historic buildings), the Fell family, etc. We made sure to go down Shakespeare Street to see the Fell Family burial area after learning about it from the guide (I wish I could remember his name, he was wonderful). After the tour you get a complimentary drink at the pub (great bartender). We did not eat at the hotel, as there were a lot of great places nearby (Bonaparte Breads, Riptide by the Bay, Papis Tacos were all yummy), but the pub was cute. Again, I just can't get over how friendly and helpful all the staff were -- genuinely nice people, not just faking it for their job. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone heading to Fell's Point.
WAS excited! That changed.
Apr 21, 2014 by: MrsAncrum from Suffolk, Virginia
We stayed here through a Groupon voucher. Due to weather we could not keep our original reservations but they (Admiral Fell) were nice enough to change our dates and keep the rates low. Getting to the hotel was WORK :) SO many oneway streets and traffic was busy. Once we got there, no parking! NEVER been to a hotel that had NO parking. You either pay the parking garage, 2 blocks away or you pay for valet. WOW! That would have been nice to know up front. We are from out of town, so we had no clue and were pretty much stuck since we had made the 4+ hours trip. The valet serviced is a DAILY charge. The hotel is old, so I expected the creaking floors and such. But not be right next to the ice machine, we heard all day and night....LOUD! Not to mention our room was right over the tavern so we heard the partying ALL night and into the early morning. I'm a light sleeper, so needless to say, I didn't get much sleep during my stay. We were told, after we checked out, we should have asked for a "quiet room." REALLY?! Like we knew that! The rooms have no fridges or microwaves, so you are forced to eat out and throw away your leftovers if you have any. Oh, did I mention the barking dog next door to our room?! Every little noise caused this dog to bark....day and night. If I walked to my bathroom (creaking floors), he barked. If we turned on the shower, he barked. If we walked in/out our room, he barked. I know it's a pet friendly hotel but guests with pets should be kept separate from guests without. Another thing, the extra charges you are not told about. We were charged an extra $9.95, a day, for "guest services" WHICH we were not told we had paid for until we checked out. Its an automatic charge, so we should have been at least briefed on it. That's why I took my Fiji water when we checked out (that was included in the guest services package). NOW, the only thing that caused me to give this hotel a 3 star vs a 2 or 1 is the location. There is something to do and plenty of places to eat. We really enjoyed the places we ate at, Vikki's and Sal's Seafood...also Green Turtle. Wanted to try so many others :) but we didn't have enough time. If the weather had been warmer, we'd try the boat trips. We liked the area very much BUT we will definitely be staying at another hotel when we visit again. Thanks again for changing our reservations and such but no thank you. Also, the staff was VERY nice and courteous. Very friendly. Valet parker was prompt considering he was the only one.
This could have been a good review BUT
Apr 16, 2014 by: Ruth W from Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Our friends made the arrangements -- booking a package that included breakfast, water taxi tickets, museum tickets etc. When we arrived the front desk had the reservations but couldn't find any of the tickets. It took about 1/2 hour. Once they found the tickets they forgot to give us the breakfast vouchers. This could have all been overlooked except the friends that made the arrangements had the most disgusting room. We didn't know this until the next day, but their carpet was filthy, as was the curtains and chairs. The sink was broken and the toilet did not work. Based on our room, I would have recommended this hotel but not now.
Awesome Pirate weekend!
Apr 14, 2014 by: Annemarie D from Farmingdale, New York
My pirate reenactment group and I stayed at the admiral fell inn for privateer weekend. From the second we arrived they went above and beyond. Mario the GM was wonderful he was with us for our entire stay making sure everything went perfectly and got us anything we needed. I would recommend this hotel to everyone!
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