Budget Hotels in Baltimore are Plentiful, Easy to Find and Easy on the Pockets

Traveling can be hefty on the pocket book. A necessity for some, it can be a luxury for others. Transportation and lodging tend to be your highest costs when traveling but there are ways to save a dollar. Of course, staying with family or friends will probably always be the least expensive route but when that's not an option, your next best bet would be to reserve one of Baltimore's budget hotels.

The city has plenty of options to choose from. You may choose to stay close to the Inner Harbor under the roof of the Days Inn, Quality Inn or Holiday Inn. You may opt to bunk outside the city at Americas Best in Towson or somewhere in Laurel, a 25 minute drive from the city. The airport also offers plenty of budget options, and although a 20 minute drive from downtown Baltimore, has many inexpensive options that don't necessarily compromise on quality. Remember that you pay for convenience and location matters. You'll have to decide what's more important when you're traveling within a strict budget.

Your furnishings may be basic but you'll keep more money in your pocket to spend on dining, entertainment, and exploration. Besides, travel isn't solely about where you rest your head - it's about what you to discover and put in it.


The Days Inn Glen Burnie is located just outside of Baltimore in one of the nearby suburbs. The hotel is just 10 minutes south of the Baltimore Inner Harbor, 7 minutes from BWI airport, and 25 minutes from historic Annapolis. The hotel offers an outdoor seasonal pool with a lounge and fitness center. At their disposal, guests have a daily complimentary breakfast, free airport shuttle, free parking, safety deposit, laundry/valet services, meeting facilities, daily-delivered local newspaper, and free wireless internet access. The hotel is also pet-friendly, for a charge.

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The Days Inn Inner Harbor is located just outside Camden Yards and doesn't get any more convenient for the traveler looking to catch the Orioles play. Walking distance from several bars, restaurants, shopping, Baltimore's convention center, and all the attractions of the Inner Harbor, guests can save money on their hotel stay and spend it on their "play". Hotel rooms are furnished with a coffee pot, refrigerator, as well as free WiFi. The hotel also offers a free airport shuttle.

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Motel 6 offers no fuss and no frills, just your basic place to rest your head at an affordable rate. Located in West Baltimore, right off of I-695, the hotel is only 15 minutes from downtown, situated in an off-the-beaten path part of the city. If you're looking to explore Baltimore away from the tourists and be amongst the locals, you've found your place. The hotel is pet-friendly and offers 24-hour check in and WiFi for a nominal fee.

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The Days Inn Baltimore is located 10 minutes from Interstate 95, and not far from the Baltimore/Washington Airport. The hotel offers the standard amenities including satellite TV, free wireless high-speed Internet access, daily complimentary Continental breakfast, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and an on-site fitness center. For the business traveler, you will find a business center on site as well.

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The Biltmore Suites on Madison St. in charismatic Mount Vernon is conveniently located to several of the area's attractions. The hotel is housed in an early 20th century building and has done few major structural renovations. Thus, there are no elevators for its 4 floors of suites. The Victorian-style rooms are large and spacious for their low price point. You'll find plenty of parking on the street and dozens of restaurants and activities to take advantage of just blocks away.

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The Quality Inn is convenient and affordable if you want to stay in the downtown area. One of the biggest draws of the hotel is that it's within walking distance to the Inner Harbor - a feature that many travelers to Baltimore are looking for. Renovated a few years ago, the hotel offers guests free wifi to help them stay connected. Free continental breakfast also helps take the strain of travel expenses off of your pockets, allowing you more money for attractions, shopping, or dinner in the downtown area.

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