It’s one of the best deals in cruising and can save you some serious cash.
The market for hotels is competitive, especially in a place like downtown Baltimore where there are dozens of places to stay. That means hotels will often offer perks in order to attract more guests. One of those perks is cruise parking packages.
But if you are staying in the area, then you can find a hotel that offers a cruise parking package. These packages include parking in your hotel fare, typically for an amount that’s a little more than the regular room rate, but less than parking at the cruise port. In addition, they will often (but not always) include transport back and forth from your ship.
To be sure, if you don’t plan on staying at a hotel the night before, then doing it just for the parking isn’t worth the added expense. But if you are going to stay somewhere, we suggesting finding a place with cruise parking to save a few extra bucks.
We recently hunted down several hotels near the port that offer parking packages. Click on each hotel name to read reviews about it on TripAdvisor.com. Prices are for a search for a recent Saturday night stay and are subject to change.
Holiday Inn Express Baltimore at the Stadiums
Parking Package: $225 | Regular Rate: $168
Includes shuttle service to and from Port of Baltimore, up to 8 days free parking, and complimentary hot breakfast and Wi-Fi
Sleep Inn & Suites Downtown Inner Harbor
Parking Package: $199 | Regular Rate: $199
Includes breakfast buffet, parking for the duration of your cruise, and shuttle service to and from Port of Baltimore
Best Western Plus Inner Harbor
Parking Package: $140 | Regular Rate: $150
Includes free parking for the duration of your cruise, breakfast, and shuttle transportation back and forth from the port.
Residence Inn White Marsh
Parking Package: $134 | Regular Rate: $189
Park for free for up to 10 nights. (Note that this hotel is about 15 miles from the port.)
Just because you don’t see a hotel here doesn’t mean it has no cruise parking package. If you find a particular hotel you are interested in staying at, ask what sort of offers they have for parking.
More on Cruising From Baltimore
Getting to the Port of Baltimore — Transportation options from airports and the Baltimore area to the cruise port. Everything you need to know to get to the port and start your vacation.
Baltimore Cruise Parking — Parking at the port? We’ve got you covered with all your parking options, including costs and discounts.
Dropping Off at the Port — Dropping off passengers? Not sure where to go once you get to the port? We have turn-by-turn directions to find your cruise terminal.
Baltimore Cruise Hotels — Getting in late? Leaving early? Simply need a place to rest your head? We’ve rounded up the options for places to stay near the port.