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Balticon 49 information will be posted when the Hotel block becomes available.

The information below was for Balticon 48.

The Hunt Valley Inn

The Hunt Valley Inn is currently sold out for Friday and Saturday nights. If you want to try the Hunt Valley Inn link below, if someone has cancelled you may get lucky and find some availability, but don't count on it.

We have an overflow block at
The Embassy Suites Baltimore - North/Hunt Valley
213 International Circle
Hunt Valley, Maryland 21030
Phone Number: 1-410-584-1400

Currently there are no doubles available, just kings, but if you are familiar with an Embassy Suites you will know that they all come with a separate sitting area with a sofa bed.

They will do requests for doubles, and if they have them later they will switch the reservation. But don't count on it, there are lots of tournaments in the area that weekend, so there will be lots of kids.

The group code is "BAL". Please refer to it when you call the hotel in order to get a booking, otherwise the hotel is sold out. We have the same rate that we have at the Hunt Valley Inn, $135/night. Check to see if they charge more for more than 2 people, and verify their cancellation policy if you think you may need to cancel. They have a minimum age of 21 to register.

Please make your reservations right away. The number of rooms is limited and they will only be there for a few days.

You get a buffet breakfast with the room. And they may be having their Evening Reception over the weekend, too.

They are across the street from the Hunt Valley Inn, and up a fairly steep hill. You probably do not want to walk because of the steep hill and the 8-10 lanes of highway traffic in between the two hotels. If you do walk make sure to cross at a pedestrian crosswalk, there is one to the East.

They have a complimentary shuttle from 7 am - 10:30 pm with a half hour notice.

The Balticon 48 hotel is the Hunt Valley Inn, 245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031

Balticon's group rate for 2014 is $135 plus taxes, which comes out to very close to $150/night.

For on-line hotel reservations at the Balticon group rate, please use this link:

Click on the gray "Reservations" button on the left, and enter your dates (Balticon runs May 23 - May 26 in 2014).

Or, if you prefer, you can call the Wyndham national reservations number at 866-764-8359 to make your reservation, referencing "Balticon" to get the group rate.

If you need special accommodations, or have any questions or problems, please email Hotel AT balticon DOT org.


Directions from Baltimore-Washington International Airport:

Find and take I-95 or I-295 North. Follow the Points South info below.

From Washington, DC and Points South:

Take I-95 North until you reach I-695. Take the left-lane exit North towards Towson onto I-695. From I-695, take I-83 North towards York, PA. and then follow I-83 North.

From Points North via I-95:

Take I-95 South to I-695. Take the I-695 exit West towards Towson. From I-695, take the I-83 exit North towards York, PA. Then follow I-83 North directions below.

I-83 North:

Five miles North of the I-695/I-83 interchange is exit 20A, Shawan Road East. Take this exit, the hotel is at the bottom of the ramp on the right.

From Points North via I-83:

Take I-83 South and get off at exit 20A, Shawan Road East. After going under the highway, you must immediately cut across the ramp on the right to take a right turn into the hotel entrance. Or, continue to the light, take a right turn, and another right turn into the parking lot of the office building on the right. Go around the office building, and you can get to the hotel through the parking lot.


There is free parking around the hotel on all sides. Huge free parking lots on the east side of the hotel. Do remember to lock your cars and hide valuables; even though we are outside the urban area, please take precautions typical of a suburban shopping mall's parking lot.

Public Transportation:

Light Rail runs between the Hunt Valley Mall (across and up the street from our hotel) in the north, and BWI in the south. Trains run until at least 11 pm on weekdays, 7 pm on Sundays and holidays, but if you travel during non-peak times you may have to transfer trains to get to Hunt Valley.

There are two stations you can use. The Hunt Valley station is at the intersection of Shawan Road and York Road, which is about 3 blocks from the hotel. You can walk to the hotel by crossing Shawan Road, a four lane highway, and walking 3 blocks west on Shawan Road.

If you have a reservation at the hotel call them at 410-785-7000 once you get to the Light Rail Station, and they will pick you up if the van is available. If you do not have a reservation you can call Jimmy's Cab Company at 410-296- 7200 and they will move you the 1500 ft. to the hotel. (five football fields in length distance).

AMTRAK: You will arrive at Penn Station (downtown Baltimore - avoid middle of night due to no light rail, check schedules). You can reach AMTRAK at 800-523-8720 or 800-872-7245. Then take the Light Rail north to the hotel or find a taxi.

Greyhound: You will arrive in downtown Baltimore at 2110 Hains St. You can take the 27 bus to travel 0.9 mi. to the Camden Yards station, or walk 0.5 mi. to the Hamburg Street Light Rail station and take it to the hotel. Check schedules to make sure you can make connections.

BWI Airport: Airport General Information: 800-435-9294 or 410-859-7100 or 410-859-7111. Take Light Rail or one of the Shuttle Services based at the Airport.

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