Delta Hotels Baltimore Inner Harbor worth checking into

Check out the view at the Delta Hotels in the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. (Courtesy photo)

Always exciting to see something new open in the city. Recently I got the opportunity to tour and experience the Delta Hotels Baltimore Inner Harbor, 1 East Redwood, between Charles and St. Paul.

It opened January 16 but needed a few weeks before letting the media take a look. I think it was worth the wait.

There are 150 rooms with various designs and styles. Each one also contains pictures of Baltimore. There are also Baltimore pictures in the hallways. They are very interesting and well placed and of course add a touch of the local flavor. I think my favorite was the one of Penn Station.

The hallways are narrow but I kind of liked that. Not sure I can tell you why, perhaps it was because it gives the hotel a cozy feel. Small yes but bright.

The hotel is managed by Aimbridge Hospitality and owned by the Trangroup. Many of the staff has come from other hotel properties in the city, and other cities, so they possess hotel and hospitality experience. This is important when opening a new hotel. Can you imagine a staff not familiar with how to operate a hotel?

The overall theme of Delta Hotel is Edgar Allen Poe. One giveaway, the restaurant is named Telltale. Currently the restaurant only offers dinner, but I am told that will change soon. Other Poe clues is the name of some of the cocktails. Names like And Never More, The Pit and the Pendulum and Tell-Tale Heart. Some of the entrees are Dim Sum, Caesar (choice of adding chicken or flatiron steak), Haddock, The Burger and Beer Chicken.

Besides the restaurant, the hotel also has a fitness center, valet parking ($40.00 per night), Vekes Coffee Shop (breakfast and lunch), complimentary bottled water in the room, free wi-fi and a business center.

Without question this is another great addition to the city. Besides the obvious benefit of more rooms and another place to eat and drink, there’s also the benefit of more jobs and adding life to a location that was closed.

Reach them at 410-234-8950 or by going to the Marriott website.