Ratings based on 127 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified ReviewsThey paid and stayed. We double-checked.
by A verified traveler
Thin walls (and ceilings)Posted May 23, 2016
Cons: Noise, service, flooring, thermostat, price, pretty much everything.
Location: Good location, but the other hotels nearby are almost certainly better.
We were woken up at 2:30 in the morning by music and moaning coming from the room above us, followed by the sound of the bed banging into the floor. I called the front desk and asked the guy down there to take care of it. A couple minutes went by during which I could clearly hear the expletives being shouted by the woman as they were apparently having a very good time. Eventually I got dressed and had to go upstairs to deal with the issue myself. The service I got from the staff was no where near the level I would expect after paying as much as I did for this room. As for the room, it featured concrete floors which were painted, but some of the paint came up on my socks. The thermostat was not adjustable. The view was nice, but the windows let ALL of the noise from outside come in. There was a pot of dirt under the sink, which I assume held a plant at some point, but no longer. The bathroom sink drains super slowly which led to it filling up with water and allowed me to watch my spit swirl around as I finished brushing my teeth, then splash back up on my shirt when I rinsed. The level of noise at this hotel is more on par with a cheap roadside motel than a hotel in this price range. If you want a good night's sleep, you can roll the dice here or go somewhere else. I would not stay here again nor would I recommend it to anyone. There HAS to be better options.
Posted Apr 1, 2016 on Hotels
by derek from New York
Business trip night in BaltimorePosted Mar 27, 2016 on Hotels
I always enjoy staying at the Inn at the Black Olive. The room at had this stay (41) seemed sparsely furnished and very empty. The room needed more heat and I had to ask the front desk to adjust a couple times since there are not in-room thermostats.
by Crystal from Baltimore
Perfect spot for Inner HarbourPosted Mar 24, 2016 on Hotels
Awesome simple comfortable bed. Perfect for enjoying local foods and nightlight just blocks away
by Holly from Scranton Pa.
Posted Mar 24, 2016 on Hotels
Water taxi would have been a good idea at around 4 or 5PM for going around harbor But the $15 parking parking next to the hotel after 4 was great and responsible.
by meredith from Philadelphia
Birthday OvernightPosted Mar 23, 2016 on Hotels
I really enjoyed this hotel because it was so different, it felt more like we were squatting in someone's apartment. It was really spacious and the Jacuzzi bathtub was awesome, plus very comfortable beds. Overall I found it clean and comfortable. Maybe it's not the type of hotel you'd want with every hotel experience, but it was refreshing because it was so unique. Like I said, it really felt like more of an apartment than just a simple hotel room. My boyfriend and I went for the night for my birthday and the location to the Fells Point bars could not be beat (very quick walk), plus there was a convenient and inexpensive parking lot adjacent to the hotel for parking our car ($15 for 24 hours). My ONLY complaint is that they didn't have any ice...but the guy at the front desk was really polite and apologized about that and explained it was because they are renovating the restaurant, since people usually expect ice available at a hotel I would possibly suggest to management to maybe keep some on hand in a cooler or something. I would definitely recommend this place and I would absolutely stay there again.
by A verified traveler
Wanted out of the InnPosted Mar 23, 2016 on Hotels
It was horrible. Thermostat didn't work. No staff was to be found. Had a downpour of water from the bathroom ceiling that soaked all towels and bathroom. The bathroom "waterfall" wasn't a feature that I wanted. Had 3 hours of sleep since I spent the evening trying to get help with a hotels.com rep from the Philippines. Very disappointed with the service I got from both parties.
by A verified traveler
Really nice never knew about this placePosted Mar 22, 2016
A quick get away for me and the wife we really enjoyed ourselfs....this place was perfect
by A verified traveler from Ann Arbor, MI
I recommend, and will stay againPosted Mar 18, 2016 on Orbitz
Cons: List of amenities.
Location: Very walkable area. Bus service is limited without walking.
I found the Inn by accident, and it turned out to be a happy accident. A small, niche eco-friendly hotel. I give it a shabby-chic feel. The rooms are a lovely size, with delightful rain showers and a jacuzzi spa. I never give 5 stars, but there were a few issues, which is why I gave an overall 3 star. There was no coffeemaker in the room, etc... and no list of amenities so it didn't occur to me to ask. There is some construction going on across the street, but it looks to be ending soon. The restaurant is under renovation so there was no room service, or building dining available. The few staff I interacted with were great. I will definitely be returning to Baltimore in the future, and when I do, if there's availability it will be at the Inn.
by A verified traveler from Baltimore, MD
I regret my stay tremendouslyPosted Mar 16, 2016
Pros: At this point, I regret having stayed there, the bright side was we had a great time outside of the hotel.
Cons: Literally everything
My complaint is concerning both my stay at The Inn at the Black Olive and my treatment by the management after the fact. This is almost the exact email I sent to the management, the day after our stay. I have limited text so I will summarize. - 1 staff member working - phones at the hotel did not work, could not even call to confirm my stay, had to call a nearby restaurant and see if someone could go deliver a message - waited in the lobby forever for the one staff member - key cards did not work almost the entire stay - fire alarm ripped off the wall in the room - asked for glasses, got them 3 hours later (we had left the room by then) - given the wrong room, was told the room description on expedia was incorrect - sheets and pillowcases had silver-dollar sized holes, and black (makeup?) stains - the jetted tub did not work - jackhammering of some kind began between 9:45-10 am the next morning, so loud we couldnt hear one another even if we yelled - was told i would receive a small refund, never did I emailed the hotel after my stay. Heard nothing for a couple days. I emailed again asking if anyone would respond. I got an email saying I would be contacted within one business day. Never was. A couple days later I call the hotel, and ask for management to call me. They don’t. I receive an email after writing again saying management does not work during the week (strange considering they emailed me and said they would have called on a Wednesday). I guess ignorance is bliss.