Monday, August 4, 2014

Otakon at Baltimore Convention Center


Otakon is an annual three day anime convention held at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. The convention focuses on East Asian popular culture (primarily anime, manga, music, and cinema) and its fandom. This year, the show opens on August 8th and runs through August 10th.

Event Location: Baltimore Convention Center
1 W Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21201



Aloft BWI Hotel is located just 10 miles from the Baltimore Convention Center. Enjoy a great night's sleep in one of our comfortable BWI hotel rooms before and after exploring all the Otakon events. Take advantage of our free parking and free internet service and take the Light Rail into Baltimore City to participate at the event without the worry/hassle of parking and game traffic.



Monday, July 28, 2014

BronyCon at the Baltimore Convention Center

BronyCon is the world’s largest convention for and by fans of the animated TV series "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic." Starting out in 2011 as a one-day event in NYC with just 100 attendees, BronyCon has grown over the years to a weekend-long extravaganza drawing over 8,000 fans from every corner of the globe. Featuring show guests, an incredible panel lineup, BronyPalooza, a fully-stocked vendor hall, screenings, contests and so much more, BronyCon has something in store for everyone.

This year, BronyCon will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center during August 1 to August 3. See the full event schedule here.



Aloft BWI Hotel is located just 10 miles from the Baltimore Convention Center. Enjoy a great night's sleep in one of our comfortable BWI hotel rooms with free parking and free internet. Take the Light Rail into Baltimore City and participate at the event without the worry/hassle of parking and game traffic.


Friday, July 11, 2014

How to Get From BWI to Washington DC?

Public Transportation options to Downtown Washington, DC

Driving into DC can be really frustrating, especially during special events like The National Cherry Blossom Festival. Aloft BWI Hotel provides complimentary shuttle services to/from BWI Airport and BWI Marshall Rail Station, and you will be able to find several options to get into downtown Washington DC with ease from there.


MARC Train Service (Only runs on weekdays)

MARC train service takes you from BWI Rail Station to Washington, DC Union Station in about 40 minutes. MARC train runs from 4:47AM (BWI Airport) to 10:30PM (Union Station).
Fares: $6 per trip

Amtrak Train Service (Runs daily)

Amtrak is the fastest way traveling to Downtown Washington, DC, which only takes 25-35 minutes from BWI Marshall Rail Station to Union Station.
Fares: $15-$67 per trip



BWI Metro Bus Service

BWI Express Metro Bus provides nonstop service from Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to Greenbelt Metro Station, which is located on the Green Line of the Washington Metrorail system. The B30 service runs every 40 minutes, 7 days a week to the Greenbelt Metro Station. There are two WMATA Bus Stops. One is located on the lower level of the International Concourse and the other stop is located on the lower level of Concourse A/B. The B30 will pick you up outside at the bus shelter.
Fares: $6 per trip

Click here for the printable schedule


BWI Rail Station is served by Amtrak trains on the Northeast Corridor line as well as by local commuter and light rail services from Baltimore, Washington DC, and the surrounding region. The station is right outside the airport just 5 minutes away from us, and we’ll happily send over our free shuttle to whisk you to the hotel in no time. Just give us a call at (410) 691-6969.



Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A Star-Spangled Summer at the National Aquarium


This September marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore and “The Star-Spangled Banner,” Francis Scott Key’s poem that was inspired by the War of 1812 and eventually became the national anthem we all know today. Beginning July 11, the National Aquarium is celebrating this milestone with a new, limited-edition program featuring themed scavenger hunts, lite fare & more, all for $18.12 admission every Friday between 5 pm and 7:30 pm!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Puppy Palace and Kitty Accommodations - We Love Pets at the Aloft BWI Hotel

Just because you have to be away from home for a while, doesn't mean you have to leave everyone behind. The Aloft BWI hotel near Baltimore Washington International Airport recognizes that traveling can be very stressful, and having a friendly face along with you always makes the journey easier. That is why we are proud to be one of the very few pet friendly hotels near BWI Airport




The arf program is free of charge and open to all guests traveling with pets (dogs up to 40 pounds only please) to our hotel – no deposits, no hassle, simply a breeze. And just because we love our four-legged friends so much, all dogs staying with us will receive:


  • Our Aloft signature dog bed 
  • Dog bowl, so that it can refresh and refuel, too 
  • Woof-alicious treats and toys 


Just let us know before you arrive that your pet will be in tow and we will take care of the rest! *If your dog weighs more than 40 pounds, please contact us directly to discuss a waiver.



Enjoy more fun with our Pet Friendly Hotel Package! Learn more