The hotel is a quick six-minute drive (that’s less than two nautical miles, matey) from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) — a seafood lover’s paradise recently named among the country’s top 10 airports in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. Foodie voters praised BWI — the region’s fastest-growing airport — for offering a bushel of places to sample Maryland’s signature blue crab.
During your holiday travels, warm up with a bowl of crab soup followed by succulent crab cakes (get ‘em broiled or fried!) at Obrycki’s Restaurant & Bar, a beloved 74-year-old Baltimore institution now located exclusively at BWI. Afterward, scuttle over to R & R Seafood Bar and toast the new year with a peppery Crabby Mary garnished with a claw. Looking for a last-minute gift? Spice up stockings with local flavor: a tin of Old Bay and some frozen shellfish. A lump of sweet meat sure beats a lump of coal!
After filling your belly, climb aboard the Polar Express — er, the free 24-hour shuttle — to the Homewood Suites by Hilton Baltimore-BWI Airport. The all-suite hotel recently completed a multi-million-dollar renovation. Each spacious room boasts a fully-equipped kitchen with a two-burner stove, a microwave, a full-size refrigerator and a dishwasher. Take advantage of the complimentary grocery shopping — make your list, check it twice and let the elves do the rest. And in the meantime, pump up your pinchers at the hotel gym: soon, you won’t need a mallet to crack that crab.
Ready to emerge from your shell? Take a short 15-minute drive to Baltimore’s iconic Inner Harbor to ice skate, tour historic ships or try your luck at the Horseshoe Casino. Then visit the National Aquarium, where the Chesapeake blue crab — Callinectes sapidus, to be specific — can be seen in all its splendor, along with sharks, crocodiles and thousands of other denizens of the deep.
The Homewood Suites by Hilton Baltimore-BWI Airport is located at 1181 Winterson Road in Linthicum, Maryland, and features:
- 147 suites, all boasting kitchens with full-size refrigerators, two-burner stoves, microwaves and dishwashers
- Complimentary hot breakfast and evening socials
- Free fast Wi-Fi
- A 24-hour convenience store
- Free grocery shopping service
- An indoor pool
- A 24-hour fitness center with cardio equipment and free weights
- A 24-hour business center
- On-site laundry facilities
- Complimentary Neutrogena bath products
- 1,078 square feet of meeting and event space for up to 120 people
- A complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle
Reserve rooms by phone at 410-684-6100 or online at homewoodsuites.com.
MCR is the sixth-largest hotel owner-operator in the country and has invested in and developed 104 hotel properties with more than 12,000 rooms in 27 states. MCR’s hotels are operated under 11 brands. The firm has offices in New York City and Dallas. MCR is a recipient of the Marriott Partnership Circle Award, the highest honor Marriott presents to its owner and franchise partners, as well as the Hilton 2017 Top Performer Award. For more information, please visit mcrinvestors.com.
About MCR Hospitality Fund LP
The MCR Hospitality Fund LP targets investments in institutional-quality Marriott and Hilton select service and extended stay hotels throughout the country. The fund provides MCR with approximately $1 billion in buying power.