Annapolis Area Motels

by Mark Heidelberger Google
The docks on the Annapolis coastline are a fisherman's paradise.

The docks on the Annapolis coastline are a fisherman's paradise.

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Motels in Annapolis, Maryland, generally offer comfort, quality and brand name assurance since they are national chains that most travelers know and trust. Amenities and services may be limited, and stylistic elements are simple and reserved, but these motels offer a cost-effective solution for budget-conscious travelers, particularly those looking for short-term stays. Additionally, the properties are usually convenient to local points of interest like the Chesapeake Bay and US Naval Academy.

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Comfort Inn

The Comfort Inn is only minutes away from the Annapolis Maritime Museum, Maryland State Archives and Anne Arundel Community College. Property amenities include free parking for buses and RVs, a news stand, guest laundry and free use of the fax machine at reception. Unfortunately, there is no swimming pool, and pets are not allowed. However, a complimentary continental breakfast with hot waffles is served daily, while nearby lunch and dinner restaurants include Lemongrass Thai and Castlebury Irish Pub. Each of the motel's 60 guest rooms features AT&T long distance, free Wi-Fi access and satellite TV, while rooms with an in-bath whirlpool can be requested. Guests who participate in the Choice Privileges Rewards Program can also redeem points that are good for free night stays and airline miles.

Hilton Garden Inn

The Hilton Garden Inn is less than five miles from the Naval Academy, Maryland State House and downtown historic district, which is littered with shops, galleries and restaurants. Guests can make use of a luggage hold, gift shop, swimming pool, whirlpool, fitness center and safety deposit boxes at the front desk. Executive travelers also have access to an unstaffed business center, meeting rooms and audio-visual equipment. On-site dining options include an American-style grill, snack shop, 24-hour market, cocktail bar and in-room dining. Accommodations include choice of one king or two queen beds and amenities like LCD flat-panel TVs, DVD players and ergonomic work desks. In addition, guests can sign up to be Hilton HHonors members, earning points that are good toward discounts, gifts and vacation packages.

Holiday Inn Express

The Holiday Inn Express provides easy access to nearby attractions, such as Watermark Cruises and Charter Tours, St. John's College and the Chesapeake Children's Museum. The property's 24-hour health and fitness center features treadmills and ellipticals, while an adjacent Jacuzzi is perfect for just relaxing. Other on-site amenities include same-day dry cleaning, ice machines and free high-speed Internet access throughout the premises. Corporate travelers can use a staffed business center with computer and printer, while all guests can indulge in the free breakfast bar each morning, complete with sausage, eggs and biscuits. All 79 guest rooms and suites are extremely spacious and offer speaker phones with voice mail, in-room safes and private baths with hair dryers. Rooms with microwaves and mini-fridges can also be requested.

Quality Inn

The 72-room Quality Inn -- also a Choice Privileges Rewards Program property -- is just one mile from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel and is convenient to Sandy Point State Park and the USNA Football Stadium. Guests can enjoy morning wake-up calls, copy/fax services, free newspapers Monday through Friday and a children's playground. A complimentary continental breakfast is included in the room rate, with nearby restaurants, such as Broadneck Grill and Ramshead Tavern, primarily serving simple American cuisine. Both smoking and nonsmoking rooms are available, all with amenities like climate controls, refrigerators and basic cable TV. Discounts are available for government and military travelers, seniors, AAA members and designated corporate entities. Additionally, pets are welcome for a small nightly fee.

About the Author

Mark Heidelberger has been writing for more than 22 years, from articles and short stories to novels and screenplays. He is a consummate foodie, loves to travel and has run several businesses, all of which influence his work. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from UCLA.

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