6 Convenient Baltimore “Park and Cruise” Hotels

It’s one of the best deals in cruising and can save you some serious cash. Let us explain…

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.

Parking can be an unwelcome extra charge on your cruise. Parking at the port runs $15 a day. That means for a week of parking, you can expect to pay at least $105.

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. For parking packages, you may have to book through the hotel.

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Baltimore Park & Cruise Hotels

Holiday Inn Express Baltimore at the Stadiums
It’s hard to beat this location if you want some fun things to do while you’re in town. It’s just a three-mile drive from the cruise terminal, near Inner Harbor, as well as the football and baseball stadiums. It’s also next door to the Horseshoe Casino. The “Cruise Package” includes breakfast, transportation to and from the port, and up to eight days of free parking. After that, parking is only $7 per day (compared to $15 at the port).

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 3 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Sleep Inn & Suites Downtown Inner Harbor
If you want an affordable place to stay near the harbor, then the Sleep Inn is it. Rates hover around $100 a night depending on the schedule. Meanwhile, it’s highly rated with 4.5 out of 5 on TripAdvisor. The Park & Cruise Package includes breakfast buffet, parking for the duration of your cruise, and shuttle service to and from Port of Baltimore for two adults and two children. You can call 410-779-6166 to book.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 3 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Holiday Inn Express: Baltimore-Downtown
A sister property to the Holiday Inn Express mentioned above and next to the Sleep Inn & Suites, this spot offers an affordable stay near the port. The package is about $50 more than a regular room, but it includes the room, transportation to and from the port, and a parking spot for 14 days. Taking a longer cruise? It’s only $5 per day more after 14 days.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 3 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Best Western Plus Hotel and Conference Center
Situated outside of the popular Inner Harbor area, this hotel is in a spot that’s a bit more commercial and industrial. While that might not be good for sightseeing, it does mean it has ample parking. The parking package includes free parking for the duration of your cruise, breakfast, and shuttle transportation back and forth from the port. You can call 410-633-9500 to book.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 4 miles
  • Review Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Residence Inn White Marsh
The Residence Inn White Marsh is some distance from the port — about 15 miles. It’s great if you’re driving in from east of Baltimore and don’t want to deal with city traffic before you reach your hotel. With the package you can park for up to 10 nights and have transportation included to and from the Port of Baltimore. One thing to note is the package is a bit expensive. Regular rates during our search were about $140 but the parking package was $220. You’ll still save over parking at the port.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 14 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Staybridge Suites Inner Harbor
The “Park & Cruise” package includes parking for one vehicle for up to 7 days and transportation to and from the cruise terminal. When we called to inquire, they also mentioned that sometimes they will valet your car to the port, so you don’t have to worry about the ride back to the hotel to fetch your vehicle.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 2.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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.

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