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Fairfield Baltimore Offers Green Rooms for Labor Day Weekend

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  Site Where: 101 President St. [map], Baltimore, MD, United States, 21202
August 26, 2010 at 12:31 PM | by | ()

Eco-conscious travelers heading to Maryland over Labor Day weekend can bunk at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott - Baltimore Inner Harbor, the city's first green hotel.

The limited-service Fairfield Inns aren't exactly the most exciting of Marriott's brands. But the Baltimore outpost tries to make itself stand out from the ho-hum hotels by monopolizing on its building, converted from a brewery, and adding a bar, and by going green.

As Baltimore's only LEED-certified hotel, it does eco-friendly things like using the old grain silo that once housed beer to store rainwater to irrigate the grounds. There's a green roof that insulates the building while reducing the radiant heat and reduces the volume of storm water flowing into streams and drainage channels. The hotel employs fragrance-free, all-natural, biodegradable cleaning products and laundering and has a zero-carbon footprint, from purchasing wind-sourced, renewable energy credits. It also has six eco-suites, which are allergy-free and come with bikes.

Aside from all the green perks, the hotel also gives out complimentary hot breakfast buffets with all stays and free WiFi. We love free things but beware--several reviews on TripAdvisor took points away from the hotel for its noisy street-facing rooms and some surly staff.

Rates for Labor Day weekend start at $159 a night.

[Photo: Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott – Baltimore Inner Harbor]

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