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 almost sold out. If you contact the Hunt Valley Inn and they report that there is no room at the Inn, send an e-mail to: overflow AT balticon DOT org and we will update you with the information regarding Overflow Hotel Blocs at the neighboring hotels. In addition to receiving overflow hotel information, you will be placed on a list and offered rooms at the Hunt Valley Inn if there are any reservation cancellations between now and Balticon.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.