Balticon 53 will be held at The Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA adjacent to the Inner Harbor. Multiple shops, restaurants and entertainment venues are adjacent to the hotel. See Google Map for hotel location.

Parking: Information on discount parking can be found on the Balticon Parking Page.
Room Parties: If you wish to host a party in your room, please read the Open Room Parties page.

The Balticon Sleeping Room Block, per contract terms, has a room rate of $145.00 per night (taxes additional 15.5%) for King Bed or Double Queens and closes on 5/3/2019 at 5pm can be booked at

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Baltimore Inner Harbor plaza  

There are still King Bed and Standard Rooms available at the con rate. Due to the demand for double queen sleeping rooms, which fans tend to prefer, members of Balticon have reserved all of the normal double queen rooms in our hotel block. There are still a few harbor view double queens which are offered at a higher than con rate (well below the non-con rate) which you will see in passkey as an option. If someone cancels a double queen room in the hotel it will bounce back into our block and should show up on passkey, but these rooms are highly desired and only a few cancellations are anticipated. [There are also a few double queens on the club level outside our block, but they are so pricey you could book two king bed rooms in our block and get two beds for less.]

For additional information or any problems, send email to

Those already in the Balticon Block can use the online system to manage their stay through the link

For changes by phone, please use the following dedicated Group Reservations phone number in order to make sure you are able to remain within the block. Reservations Toll Free: 1-877-212-5752 (Tell them date and hotel info and Group Code is BALTICON 2019).

Remember, in Maryland you can always extend your stay an extra day once you are in the room by calling the front desk.

Baltimore inner harbor with ship