Pier 5 Hotel Baltimore, Curio Collection by Hilton
What We Love
- A charming waterfront boutique hotel in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor - includes a waived resort fee
- The prime position in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, with
- complimentary shuttle access to sister properties in surrounding
- neighborhoods, for easy transportation around the city
- The aid of your Experience Specialist, who is so much more than just a concierge and can help tailor your own unique trip
- The well-appointed rooms, some with sweeping views of the harbor
What To Know
- WiFi is available; fees may apply
- Pet-friendly accommodations
- Access to Maryland Athletic Club
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Prepare to be dazzled from your first step into Pier 5 Hotel, where, on
occasion, an aerialist dangles from the highest peak of the atrium
lobby. With brightly lit sculptures and gorgeous works of art, this
property guarantees an unusual stay. So much more than just a hotel, the
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner offers an array of
localized activities intended for a truly experiential visit. Take a
Maryland crab cooking class at its weekday Crabby Hour, indulge your
sweet tooth at the Saturday Chocolate Event reception, or brainstorm
more activities yet with your own personal “experience specialist.”
on its own pier, the hotel is conveniently located next to the National
Aquarium, Pier Six Pavilion and the Power Plant Live! entertainment
complex, plus walking distance to loads of shops and restaurants in the
heart of the city’s Inner Harbor. With such a convenient position, you
can’t help but feel charmed by Baltimore’s historic vibes and nautical
nostalgia, which is probably why the city is conveniently dubbed “Charm
City.” We couldn’t agree more.
Measuring in at more than 375 square feet, Pier 5’s King rooms are warm and inviting, with yellow and purple walls. Most King rooms look out over the city of Baltimore, while the Harbor View option offers views of – you guessed it – the Inner Harbor.
Pier 5 Hotel is home to two renowned, upscale restaurants. Dig in to a tender steak at the outpost of the famed Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, or enjoy the fresh seafood fare that Maryland is known for at McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant, where you can indulge in local crab cakes, the catch of the day and surf ‘n’ turf.
Pier 5 Hotel is located in the heart of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, home to the National Aquarium, Pier Six Pavilion and the Power Plant Live! entertainment complex, plus hundreds of shops, cafés and restaurants. Hop the Harbor Magic shuttle to move between the hotel’s three sister properties in Fell’s Point, Inner Harbor and Johns Hopkins Hospital Main Campus, as well as to high-profile attractions such as the Maryland Science Center, Harborplace and The Gallery and Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
How to Get There
The location is five-star. The staff and customer service, five-star. The hotel room was a 3-star. The hotel needs updating. Loyal Hilton customer who would love to see this property renovated commensurate with its harbor front location. Breakfast was lovely. Chef Monte makes amazing omelettes and Michelle was a wonderful hostess. C. Hawkings made checking in delightful and was helpful with dinner recommendations. Won't return unless the property is updated.
We thought we made a good choice with the Hilton brand but were very underwhelmed by this one. The best we could find to say was great location and there’s a balcony! Third floor hallway had several major areas of water damage and wallpaper starting to come off. One TV wouldn’t work, the other constantly froze up. Our sink was leaky, bath tub in bad condition and our friend’s shower had mold in the tiles (see picture). Pretty disappointing for price.
Stayed for a weekend, room was nice/ overlooked the harbor but nothing spectacular.
Staff made the stay great- both mornings had delicious omelettes made to order by Monte who was super friendly, chatted with our family and congratulated my son on an award he was receiving (which was the reason we were in town). Also had delicious fresh fruit, yogurt, granola (and option of sausage, bacon, grilled potatoes which I didn’t have). Other breakfast staff equally friendly and really hard working. Hotel location very convenient as well, right next to the aquarium.
We spent two nights at this hotel. It is a great location in the center of downtown with easy access to lots of things to do such as the National Aquarium and museums. The hotel has a Ruth Chris and a McCormack’s and Schmicks in the same building. Rooms are large with comfortable bed and work space. One negative is a lack of lighting in the rooms. Visually impaired might not be comfortable. Price is a bit high but probably market level for the area.
I stay at Pier 5 very often, and can't say enough about the warmth, helpfulness, and professionalism of the staff. After a long workday, happy hour is a welcome respite thanks to Candace and Whitney. The front desk staff -- Aisha, Tiwan, Niger, Alex, Shamika -- are wonderful, always doing their best to make my stay pleasant. And for breakfast, you can't beat the spread managed by super-friendly Taisha or the omelettes made to order by expert chef Monty. Shawn manages all things related to my room, and goes above and beyond, time and again. Thank you to all! They make the Pier 5 experience a happy one. Add this to the central, green, waterfront location -- safe and close to excellent restaurants -- and you have a recipe for the ideal hotel in downtown Baltimore.