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The deadline to register for hotels is October 31.

After a long day of attending sessions at the Annual Meeting, it is good to have a haven to relax and recharge for the next day. AAR has negotiated special conference rates at twenty-seven luxurious and convenient hotels for the convenience of meeting attendees. Hotel room rates do not include the average of 16 percent hotel room tax. Please note that the single/double/triple/quadruple room designation denotes the number of room occupants, not the number of beds. A triple room means three people are sharing two double beds, unless a rollaway bed is requested at an extra charge.

Admiral Fell Inn

Fell's Point is where the city's folklore — and more than a few ghost stories — thrive. And in the heart of it all is the Admiral Fell Inn, a quaint, European-style hotel listed on the register of Historic Hotels of America. The legendary hotel consists of seven different buildings dating back to the 1770s, which have previously served as a ship chandlery, a theater, and a boarding house for sailors. Enjoy eighteenth century furnishings, hardwood floors, Persian rugs, plush beds, and other charming details alongside the amenities of a full service hotel. Guests of Admiral Fell Inn receive access to the MAC Wellness Center in Harbor East. Adela is your onsite restaurant, serving tapas, paellas, and sangrias starting at 5:00 PM. This hotel also has the Tavern, which is open Wednesday–Saturday evenings. In addition to nighttime options, wake up to complimentary fresh muffins, coffee, and tea. Other amenities include complimentary wi-fi throughout the hotel, bottled water, an in-room coffee maker, a shuttle to the heart of the Inner Harbor, and a ghost tour through the seven buildings that make up the Admiral Fell Inn. This is a pet-friendly, smoke-free property.


Brookshire Suites

The Brookshire Suites perfectly balances contemporary styling, friendly service, and all the amenities of your "home away from home." Each suite provides living rooms, separate bedrooms, and conveniences, including a 24-hour market, refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, microwaves, and oversized work spaces. The pillowtop bed helps ensure a restful night and the bathroom has a shower/tub combination. There is a hot complimentary breakfast and Internet service, as well as an on-property fitness facility. The lobby features a new business center with two computers and copying, printing, faxing services, and a Guest Service Specialist. This is a pet-friendly, smoke-free property.


Day's Inn — Inner Harbor

In the heart of downtown Baltimore's exciting Inner Harbor area, Days Inn’s guestrooms offer city views and have antique decor with reproduction furniture. In-room amenities include a 37-inch flat screen TV, coffee maker, combination microwave and refrigerator, and complimentary wireless Internet access. The onsite Hopkins Bar and Grill is popular for its Maryland crab cake sandwiches and daily specials. Guests unwind in the lobby bar after a long day or take advantage of happy hour. This hotel has a business center and a 24-hour fitness center. This is a pet-friendly, smoke-free property.


Embassy Suites

Uniquely appointed and spacious, this all-suite property is designed with you in mind. Spread out, relax, and feel more at home. At the end of the day, tuck in with the exclusive Beauty Rest mattresses and luxurious bedding. From free wireless Internet to functional kitchenettes with coffee makers, you’ll never want to leave the room — especially with room service available as well. If the business center and fitness center don’t coax you out, the manager’s reception in the evening or complimentary hot breakfast in the morning will. B’more Bistro, the onsite restaurant, features crab cake sliders, rockfish risotto, and Old Bay Bloody Mary's. This is a nonsmoking, pet-friendly hotel.


Fairfield Inn

Baltimore’s first green hotel has a visually interesting and technologically rich atmosphere, accented by a thirty-two-foot lacrosse mural in the outdoor courtyard area, which also has a grill for guest use. The guest rooms are comfortable and well-appointed with pillow-top mattresses and down duvets, with every room containing a coffee maker. Tavern 101 continues the site’s former brewery and pub reputation as a fun and favored gathering for lunch and dinner, and don’t forget happy hour. If you can’t make it down, room service is available. The Fairfield Inn provides complimentary continental breakfast and Internet access. A business center and fitness center is located in the hotel, as well as a restaurant that features local Baltimore specialty items. This is a smoke-free and pet-free property.


Hampton Inn — Downtown

Relax in the sports-themed lobby of the Hampton Inn — Downtown with free coffee and tea throughout the day. The hotel offers access to a twenty-four-hour business center, health club, spa tub, fitness facility, and indoor pool. Guests are offered a complimentary hot breakfast each morning. A complimentary manager's reception is offered Monday through Thursday. Guestrooms feature a thirty-two-inch LCD TV, complimentary wired Internet access, an in-room coffee maker, and signature bedding. Smoking is available in guestrooms; no pets allowed.


Hampton Inn — Inner Harbor

This hotel offers a boutique hotel experience in the 1906 U.S. Fidelity and Guarantee building, just two blocks from the Inner Harbor. In addition to a business center, an indoor pool, and fitness equipment, a daily hot breakfast and high-speed Internet access are complimentary. There is complimentary coffee in the lobby and a grocery/convenience store onsite. Guest rooms include expansive windows, nine-foot ceilings, microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee/tea makers, and pillow-top mattresses. Smoking is available in guestrooms; no pets allowed.


Hilton Hotel — Convention Center

Built as a tribute to Baltimore's heritage, this four-star property features bricks from Camden Yards and artwork from more than forty local artists. In addition to a twenty-four-hour business center, the Hilton provides an indoor pool, health club, sauna, and a fitness facility. The hotel has three dining options. In addition to room service, the Diamond Tavern offers casual upscale dining in a lively sophisticated atmosphere, serving delicious American cuisine — open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The lobby bar is an intimate, yet vibrant setting serving your adult beverages while you relax and people-watch in the spacious lobby. All guest rooms offer large LCD HDTVs, a coffee/tea maker, iPod docking stations, and an ergonomic desk chair. This is a non-smoking, pet-friendly hotel.


Hilton Garden Inn — Inner Harbor

Enjoy the sophisticated Hilton Garden Inn, located in the east neighborhood of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor area. The hotel’s amenities include a twenty-four-hour Pavilion Pantry, complimentary business center, a garden on the eighth floor, and complimentary admission to the adjacent Maryland Athletic Club and Wellness Center, which has a pool. There are a few options for dining — the Great American Grill, offering American cuisine that serves breakfast and dinner, the cozy lobby bar, or room service. Relax in the spacious guestrooms with harbor or skyline views, granite furnishings, and excellent amenities, including complimentary wireless Internet, a thirty-two-inch LCD flat screen TV, microwave, refrigerator, and coffee maker. Smoking is available in guestrooms; no pets allowed.


Holiday Inn Express

With great amenities and chic, contemporary decor, this Inner Harbor hotel’s services are hard to beat. Recreational activities at the Holiday Inn Express include an outdoor pool and a fitness facility. Although there isn’t a restaurant onsite, you may enjoy the complimentary hot breakfast bar each morning. If you need to catch up on some work, utilize the twenty-four-hour business center, complete with complimentary wireless Internet throughout the hotel, including guestrooms. This hotel also offers laundry facilities, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a complimentary area shuttle. Guestrooms feature refrigerators, ergonomic desk chairs, and a coffee maker. Windows open in some guest rooms. Smoking is available in guestrooms; no pets allowed.


Holiday Inn — Inner Harbor

You will find everything you need for an unforgettable experience at the Holiday Inn — Inner Harbor hotel. This three-star property offers access to a business center, Baltimore’s largest indoor swimming pool, a sauna, and a fitness facility. Featuring two onsite restaurants and room service, you can start your day with locally-roasted coffee and fresh pastries at Dottie's Café and unwind with signature cocktails and grilled favorites at the Eden West Restaurant and Lounge. Newly remodeled guest rooms have plush signature bedding, a flat-screen HDTV, complimentary wireless Internet, coffee makers, a microwave, and refrigerator. This is a smoke-free property that accepts pets under fifty pounds.


Home2 Suites

Home2 Suites has beautifully renovated a 1952 apartment building into an all-suite property, with urban loft design and ecofriendly furnishings. It is located downtown, surrounded by the urban Mount Vernon neighborhood and within walking distance of many restaurants and bars, historic buildings, parks, and art galleries. The fitness center is equipped with workout area, free weights, and a variety of cardio equipment. A business center offers computers, printers, and complimentary wireless. Both facilities are open twenty-four hours a day. In addition to a convenience store offering snacks, drinks, and travel essentials, the hotel also provides a complimentary breakfast daily. Make yourself at home in a modern guest room featuring movable furniture, a living area with sofa bed, a clock radio with a dock for an iPod or MP3 player, fully equipped kitchen with coffee maker, and complimentary wireless Internet access throughout the hotel. This is a smoke-free property that accepts pets under twenty-five pounds.


Homewood Suites

The Homewood Suites is part of a multicomplex waterfront development where you can enjoy a warm, comfortable experience with all the comforts of home, combined with caring services and amenities. Enjoy some recreational time, taking advantage of the complimentary access to the Maryland Athletic Club, complete with indoor pool. Every hotel room is a suite. Enjoy the benefits of a full kitchen, living room, and bedroom as well as a full range of complimentary extras like evening dinner and drinks Monday through Thursday and a full hot breakfast every morning. The hotel offers a complimentary grocery shopping service, a twenty-four-hour onsite convenience store, a full business center, and complimentary wireless Internet. This is a smoke-free property that accepts pets under seventy-five pounds.


Hotel Monaco

Situated in the historic Baltimore and Ohio Railroad headquarters, the Hotel Monaco provides an unparalleled stay with luxurious accommodations and four-star amenities. Their newly-designed rooms feature classic Beaux Arts details and include plush terrycloth robes, an in-room safe, and special amenities, such as a companion goldfish delivered to your room for the duration of your stay (upon request) and in-room spa services. Kimpton InTouch loyalty members receive complimentary high-speed wireless Internet. The Monaco’s uniqueness doesn’t stop at the guest rooms. They have bicycles on loan for guests, complimentary coffee and tea in the morning, and an evening wine hour in the grand living room lobby. Standard amenities also include a twenty-four-hour fitness facility, business center, and room service. No visit is complete without a visit to the adjacent B&O American Brasserie, which is open breakfast, lunch, and dinner, specializing in handcrafted cocktails. This is a smoke-free and pet-free property.


Hyatt Regency

This urban contemporary hotel offers a luxury gateway to Baltimore. Skywalks link this gleaming fourteen-story hotel to the Baltimore Convention Center on one side and the Inner Harbor on the other. All rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, Hyatt's signature Grand Bed, MP3-docking stations, flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, and in-room safes. The twenty-four-hour fitness center offers a cardio theater with flat-screen TVs, treadmills, stair climbers, and exercise bikes. Relax with room service or go to Bistro 300, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or grab a cup of coffee and a pastry at Perks in the morning. This is a smoke-free and pet-free property.


Marriott Hotel — Inner Harbor

The hotel’s Camden Yards location is located by both sports stadiums, the Convention Center, and the Inner Harbor. Stay fit with access to the hotel's exercise equipment at any time of day. The twenty-four-hour business center offers computers with high-speed Internet access and the lobby offers wireless Internet access (surcharge for both). Rooms feature luxury signature bedding with down comforters and 300 thread-count cotton linens and coffee makers. Room service is available or try one of three restaurants downstairs. This is a smoke-free and pet-free property.


Marriott Hotel — Waterfront

Located on the scenic water's edge, the Marriott Waterfront boasts spectacular views and is regarded as one of the top hotels in the Inner Harbor. Guests can swim in the indoor lap pool or work out in the twenty-four-hour health club, which has a great view of the harbor. Onsite dining includes three restaurants and a Starbucks with complimentary wireless Internet. Room service is also available. In addition to the complimentary newspapers in the lobby, there is also a business center for your last minute needs. Guestrooms feature Marriott's Revive Collection down bedding, bathrooms with marble vanities, coffee makers, refrigerators, and an in-room safe. Most rooms face the harbor; others overlook the city. This is a smoke-free and pet-free property.


Mount Vernon

This historic property, which houses a grand piano in the lobby, is steps away from the Walters Art Museum and less than a mile from Penn Station. Classic boutique accommodations are what guests can expect with convenient amenities, including free wireless Internet, coffee makers, and an in-room safe. Come to the Bay Atlantic Café for a complimentary hot breakfast or stop in for dinner in the evening. This is a smoke-free and pet-free property.


Peabody Court

The Peabody Court strives to surround you with the warmth and charm of a historic hotel in the Mount Vernon neighborhood. Signature features abound, such as the dramatic six-foot Baccarat crystal chandelier in the tiered lobby, a fitness center, guest use of a copier and fax machine (for a fee), and complimentary wireless Internet. All of the guest rooms showcase antique furnishings, original artwork, and period furnishings with full marble bathrooms, which contain heated European towel warmers. Rooms are also equipped with in-room safes, refrigerators, and coffee makers. The onsite restaurant, George’s, is open breakfast through dinner and focuses on simple flavors, consistent service, and picture-perfect food set in a casual yet elegant atmosphere. Room service is available as well. This is a nonsmoking, pet-friendly hotel.


Pier 5 Hotel

Nestled on its own pier directly on the water, this boutique hotel is your gateway to Baltimore's famed Inner Harbor. The waterfront guest rooms offer a whimsical combination of vibrant décor and magnificent views of the harbor or city skyline along with thoughtful amenities ideal for travelers, such as complimentary water, wireless Internet, and a coffee maker. In addition to our award-winning accommodations, Pier 5 also features two restaurants right off our lobby — McCormick and Schmick's Seafood (room service available) and Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. And as a guest of the hotel, you can enjoy exclusive experiences, including our weekday "Crabby Hour" and our Saturday "Chocolate Event" — where you can indulge in chocolate fountains while learning how to make your own truffles. Guests also receive access to the MAC Wellness Center in Harbor East, which has an indoor pool. You also have access to an onsite business center and a shuttle that takes you to the heart of the Inner Harbor. This is a nonsmoking, pet-friendly hotel.


Radisson Plaza Lord

Housed in a stunning Art Deco building located in the heart of downtown, the Radisson Plaza Lord features complimentary services, such as high-speed wireless Internet access, a fitness center, and a business center. Featuring the Sleep Number bed by Select Comfort or Serta Beautyrest beds, the hotel rooms boast convenient amenities designed to enhance your stay. This includes a coffee maker, a USA Today newspaper, and the option of room service, breakfast through dinner. Guests can also enjoy the convenience of onsite dining in one of four eateries. This is a nonsmoking, pet-friendly hotel.


Renaissance Hotel — Harbor Place

Adjacent to the Gallery Mall, this hotel is across from Harborplace Marketplace, where dozens of stores and restaurants are located. There is an indoor splash pool with a spa tub, a fitness center with a sauna, and a business center. Guest rooms offer iPod docking stations, flat panel TVs, coffee makers, refrigerators, windows that open, and room service. The Watertable Restaurant and Lounge features American cuisine and harbor views and the Ground Floor Café and Bar serves Starbucks coffee all day long. This is a smoke-free and pet-free property.


Residence Inn — Downtown

Ideal for longer stays, this all-suite property features pullout sofas and a full kitchen. When you’re not relaxing in the comforts of the in-room amenities and enjoying complimentary wireless Internet, there is plenty to do in the lobby. Start your day off right with a complimentary hot breakfast and then visit the fitness center or business center. 17 Light Restaurant and Lounge offers lunch and dinner, with room service available in the evenings. If you’re not ready to fill up on a full meal, there is a manager’s reception most nights as well. This is a nonsmoking, pet-friendly hotel.


Royal Sonesta — Harbor Court

The Royal Sonesta is an elegant hotel in that overlooks the picturesque waterfront. For years, this property has been considered one of the most revered and authentic Inner Harbor hotels. All rooms offer complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, luxuriously triple-sheeted bedding, a Keurig coffee maker, a thirty-inch LCD television in the living area, and a flat screen television in the bathroom. Brighton's Restaurant offers daily breakfast and afternoon tea on Friday and Saturday, while Explorers features regional cuisine for lunch, dinner, and late night cravings. If you are on the go, Formula Espresso is a great place for coffee, soft drinks, or lightly-prepared foods, such as salads, wraps, and sandwiches. Other amenities the hotel offers are room service, a business center, a fitness center, and an indoor pool. This is a nonsmoking, pet-friendly hotel.


Sheraton Hotel — City Center

This high-rise hotel has all the amenities of home, plus a few extras so that you will never want to leave. The signature lobby-based communications hub includes a flat screen television, newspapers, magazines, multiple Internet-enabled workstations with 24/7 ethernet and wifi connectivity, plus printing services — all complimentary for our guests. A full fitness center and outdoor pool make it easy to unwind. The restaurant serves up sizzling fare in a relaxed and comfortable setting and also offers room service for those that want to stay in and relax. A great night's sleep awaits between the crisp sheets, plush mattress, and cozy duvet of signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Beds, available in all of our guest rooms. Plus, you'll enjoy great amenities like our flat screen LCD TVs, coffee makers, and spacious work areas. This is a nonsmoking, pet-friendly hotel.


Sheraton Hotel — Inner Harbor

This revitalized hotel is one of three that connects to the Convention Center via covered walkway. Take advantage of our complimentary Internet at our lobby lounge, which offers travelers convenient online experience and a comfortable setting where you can to stay connected to work, family, and friends while on the road. Enjoy the celebrated "ahhhh" of the pillow-top mattress, featherweight duvet, and crisp white linens of the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed. Touch base with home or the office with oversized work desks and enjoy new flat-panel TVs and your in-room coffee maker. Our fitness center and indoor pool will provide an invigorating start to your day or a gradual wind-down at its end. After a long day, satisfy your appetite for local favorites at the Orioles Grille or enjoy a sumptuous meal at the classic Morton's Steakhouse. Room service is also available. This is a nonsmoking, pet-friendly hotel.


Springhill Suites — Inner Harbor

Book your stay at SpringHill Suites and take advantage of free wired/wireless Internet, a free daily hot breakfast buffet, and our lobby bar. You will find the studio suites are 25 percent larger than typical hotel rooms and have pullout sofas and windows that open. The guest rooms also feature amenities, such as a well-lit desk, luxurious bedding, and pantry area with a small refrigerator, sink, microwave, and coffee maker. Our fitness center lets you keep up with your routine and our business center is perfect for last-minute work items. This is a smoke-free and pet-free property.


Please note that you must be registered to secure housing. Register online here.

To help orient you to the city, here’s a map of the area of Baltimore where the hotels and the Convention Center are located. The Map corresponds with the hotels listed below:

1 — Admiral Fell Inn
2 — Marriott Hotel — Inner Harbor
3 — Marriott Hotel — Waterfront
4 — Brookshire Suites
5 — Days Inn
6 — Embassy Suites
7 — Fairfield Inn
8 — Hampton Inn — Downtown
9 — Hampton Inn — Inner Harbor
10 — Hilton Hotel — Convention Center
11 — Hilton Garden Inn
12 — Holiday Inn Express
13 — Holiday Inn — Inner Harbor
14 — Home2 Suites
15 — Homewood Suites
16 — Hotel Monaco
17 — Hyatt Regency Hotel
18 — Mount Vernon Hotel
19 — Peabody Court
20 — Pier 5 Hotel
21 — Radisson Plaza Lord
22 — Royal Sonesta — Harbor Court
23 — Residence Inn
24 — Renaissance Hotel — Harbor Place
25 — Sheraton Hotel — City Center
26 — Sheraton Hotel — Inner Harbor
27 — Springhill Suites


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