Annual Convention

Hotel and Travel Information

The 2020 FRIENDS Convention will be held at:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor
222 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Click to view on Google Maps

Special Rates for convention attendees are available on a first-come, first-served basis through June 23 only.
$149 + tax per night for Studios and Jr. Suites
$164 + tax per night for One-Bedroom Suites (with separate bedroom and parlor)

The Embassy Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor is a unique hotel. The sleeping room configurations are different than traditional Embassy Suites hotels. Please review the available room types and select a sleeping room using our dedicated hotel link that best meets the needs of your family.

Studios (375 – 440 sq. ft.), $149 + tax per night

  • King Bed, no parlor, no pull-out sofa
  • Queen Bed, no parlor, no pull-out sofa
  • 2 Queen Beds, no parlor, no pull-out sofa

Jr. Suites (450 – 520 sq. ft.), $149 + tax per night

  • King Bed, all with pull-out sofas, no parlors
  • Queen Bed, all with pull-out sofas, no parlors
  • 2 Queen Beds, all with pull-out sofas, no parlors

One-Bedroom Suites (560 – 700 sq. ft.), $164 + tax per night

  • King Bed, separate bedroom and parlor with pull-out sofa
  • Queen Bed, separate bedroom and parlor with pull-out sofa

Please refer to the sample convention schedule prior to booking your room in order to plan check-in and check-out dates. The convention begins Thursday afternoon and ends Saturday night. Friday and Saturday morning workshops start promptly at 9 a.m.

Please click here to book your hotel room at the special convention rate. If calling the hotel to book your reservation, please refer to the group name “Friends in Baltimore” or the group code “FIB.”

The closest airport is Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).

Airport Transportation

Embassy Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor is located 12 miles from BWI Airport. That’s a 20-25 minute car ride. For directions and hotel shuttle information, please visit the hotel’s Maps and Directions page.

Uber and Lyft are popular options for travel. The Uber rate from the airport to the hotel is approximately $25-30.


If you are driving to the convention and staying at the convention hotel (Embassy Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor), the hotel’s website offers the following information on parking:

 Self parking: Not Available
 Valet parking: $38.00 (24 hour access.)
 Secured: Available
 Covered: Available
 In/Out Privileges: Available
 Other Parking Information: oversize vehicle valet charge of $45.00 per night.

There is a city parking lot next to the hotel that offers $17 per weekday rates and $5 per day weekend rates.  However, there is no in and out access. 

The hotel valet does offer in & out access with no additional charge.

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