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HOTEL

The Hunt Valley Inn

Balticon 49 will be held at the Hunt Valley Inn, 245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031

Balticon's group rate for 2015 is $137 plus taxes, which comes out to a bit more than $156/night.

The Hunt Valley Inn is sold out. Balticon's group rate for 2015 at the Hunt Valley Inn is $137 plus taxes, which comes out to a bit more than $156/night. If you want to be placed on a waiting list for a Room at the Wyndham Hunt Valley Inn send your best email address, legal name, daytim phoone number, desired date of arrival and date of departure and room type to: overflow AT balticon DOT org. If you need special accommodations, or have any questions or problems with the Hunt Valley Inn, please email hotel AT balticon DOT org.

1. The first overflow block is $149/night at the Embassy Suites Baltimore - North/Hunt Valley
Embassy Suites Baltimore - North/Hunt Valley
213 International Circle
Hunt Valley, Maryland 21030
410-584-1400

This hotel is directly across Shawan Road from the Hunt Valley Inn, at a rate of $149/night. Some Balticon attendees prefer this hotel to the Hunt Valley Inn, and make their reservations there routinely, as it features a free breakfast and also a free happy hour (including afternoon snacks) for its guests. Balticon overflow block reservations may be made by phoning 410-584-1400 and mentioning the group code BAL for Balticon. This hotel also allows overflow block reservations to be made online using the link and information:

http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/B/BALHVES-BAL-20150522/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Group Name: Balticon
Group Code: BAL
Check-in: 22-MAY-2015
Check-out: 25-MAY-2015
Hotel Name: Embassy Suites Baltimore - North/Hunt Valley
Hotel Address: 213 International Circle
Hunt Valley, Maryland 21030
Phone Number: 410-584-1400



2. The second overflow blck is $159/night at the nearby Residence Inn, a short distance from the Hunt Valley Inn and on the same side of Shawan Road. This also includes a free breakfast.
Residence Inn Baltimore Hunt Valley
45 Schilling Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21031
410-527-2333

If you phone the hotel to make your reservation, please be sure to mention Balticon to get the group rate. Alternatively, here is the reservation link to use to make online reservations:

http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=Balticon%202015%5eBWIRH%60BALBALA%60159.00%60USD%60false%605/22/15%605/24/15%605/1/15&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes

3. The third overflow block is $169/night at the Courtyard by Marriott Hunt Valley, which is only a short driving distance past the first hotel.
Courtyard Baltimore Hunt Valley
221 International Circle
Hunt Valley, Maryland 21030 USA
410-584-7070

Sleeping rooms in this room block are $169 for a King room with a sleeper sofa or a room with two Queen beds for $169. Breakfast is NOT included in this room rate. Rooms are ready to be reserved by calling Reservations (800.321.2211) and referencing the BBC Room Block. Reservations for the group rate must be made prior to May 1, 2015.
Please call 800-321-2211 and reference BCC at the Courtyard by Marriott Hunt Valley" to make reservations at the group rate. You may also book directly online by via the link:

http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=Baltimore%20Comicon%20%5eBWIHU%60BCCBCCA%7cBCCBCCB%60169.00%60USD%60false%605/22/15%605/25/15%605/1/15&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes"

Obviously we are Balticon, not the "Baltimore Comicon" (another fine convnetion in the area) but the dates and the rate given on the web page are correct and you may use them for Balticon as the block contract is actually for Balticon.



The on-line hotel reservations link and instructions to use it for the Hunt Valley Inn for Balticon 49 were:

http://www.wyndham.com/wbe/reservations.wnt?pro=47327&grp=05206864BA&cha=WYNDHAMCORP

Click on the gray "Reservations" button on the left, and enter your dates (Balticon runs May 22 - May 25 in 2015).

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.

TRAVEL TO THE HUNT VALLEY INN:

Directions from Baltimore-Washington International Airport:

Take I-195 West from BWI for 4 miles, to I-95. Follow From Points South below.

From 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, for about 17 miles. 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 and stay in the right lane as you exit the ramp. The hotel entrance 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, and get as far right as possible. 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 lots.

Parking:

There is free parking surrounding the hotel, and huge parking lots on the east side of the hotel. 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 parking lot.

Public Transportation:

Light Rail: MTA (Maryland Transit Administration) Light Rail provides service between Hunt Valley and BWI Airport. Trains run until midnight on weekdays and Saturdays, and until 7 pm on Sundays and holidays. You can get off at one of two stations: Hunt Valley or McCormick Road, to get to Balticon. They both appear to be about the same distance from the hotel.

The Hunt Valley Station is just down Shawan Road from the hotel. You can walk to the hotel by crossing Shawan Road, which is a four lane highway (please use crosswalks), and walking 3 long blocks west on Shawan Road.

The McCormick Road Station deposits you on Schilling Road. Walk west on Schilling Rd to McCormick Rd, cross both ways, and proceed diagonally across the large parking lot past the office buildings, and the Hunt Valley Inn will be at the other end of the next parking lot.

Not every train goes all the way to Hunt Valley, so check the schedule or be prepared to transfer. See http://mta.maryland.gov/light-rail for more info.

In the past the hotel has had a van service to pick up guests from the Light Rail stations upon request: we do not know if they will be operating this during 2015. Please check back here closer to the convention to find any updates, or call the hotel.

Your other alternative to get from the Light Rail to the hotel is to call Jimmy's Cab Company at 410-296-7200, or another local car service.

AMTRAK: You will arrive at Penn Station in downtown Baltimore - avoid the middle of night because there is no Light Rail service (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: Check the Light Rail schedule before reserving your flight, to make sure that it is still running when you arrive. BWI also has Shuttle Services based at the Airport, which will be pricey because the hotel is a good distance away. The hotel does not offer shuttle service to the airport. Airport General Information: 800-435-9294 or 410-859-7100 or 410-859-7111.








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