Parking:

Balticon is working hard to bring affordable parking to the area around our hotel. We are still in contact with other groups and gathering area parking information. Check back soon for more updates.

  • Water Street Garage – Least expensive option ($7.75/day if purchased in advance) about 3 short blocks from hotel.
  • Parking Panda – Reduced reserved parking. Less expensive if purchased in advance. Good for several local Baltimore parking garages.
  • Hotel Parking – Parking at the Balticon hotel. Most convenient, but most expensive option.

Water Street Garage

Reserve your spot at 414 Water Street. 443-681-6905. 5 min. walk about three blocks from the hotel. Clearance: 6 ft. 4 in. Driving Directions map to S. Gay Street entrance. (also the pedestrian entrance). Alternate entrance on Commerce St. Note: There is no entrance on Water St. Weekend rate: $9.00/24-hours beginning 4:00 p.m. Friday through 11:59 p.m. Sunday. Weekday rate: $18.00/24-hours.

Baltimore City Parking Authority has given us a discounted rate of $7.75 per day at the 414 Water Street garage. This discount is available for purchase through Monday May 29, but all parking pre-sales for the 414 Water St. garage (whether discounted or full price) will be discontinued on May 30. Use discount code balticon17.

Discounted passes are valid from 4:00 p.m. Friday through 11:59 p.m. Monday. They also apply for Thursday evening after 4:00 p.m. No in-and-out.

Discounted passes ($7.75) may be combined with pre-purchased full-price daily passes ($18.75) to allow you to park continually from Thursday or Friday through Monday as described in the bullets below. Passes should not be combined with separate payments for parking.

VERY IMPORTANT: Please observe the below Thursday and Friday rules which tell you when you can use a discounted pass and when you must use a full-price daily pass. The discounted passes will always say good all day, but they will not be honored upon exiting the garage if they do not meet the rules given below. It is possible that all of the discounts for the weekend could be lost in that situation. See also the related discussion below of how many passes you will need during the weekend and on Monday.

You cannot just drive up and get this rate. This is a pre-paid online offer only, which will also ensure that a parking spot will be available for you. Use BUY DAILY PARKING, then apply the balticon17 discount code in the shopping cart.

You must purchase your passes one at a time to receive the full discount. Purchase your first day’s pass, then shop again to purchase your next day’s pass, etc. Optionally, you can create an account from your first day’s entries and use the account to purchase additional day’s passes. Note: This garage is listed simply as “Water St.” on the shopping page.

Thursday parking: If you begin parking on Thursday prior to 4:00 p.m. you should pre-purchase your Thursday pass at the regular daily rate of $18.75. If you begin parking only after 4:00 p.m., when evening rates normally apply, then you can use the balticon17 discount code to get a rate of $7.75 for Thursday. In either case, when you pre-purchase for Friday, be sure to do so at the regular $18.75 daily rate. After that, use the Balticon discounted rate for continuing parking on Saturday through Monday at $7.75 per day.

Friday parking: If you begin parking on Friday prior to 4 p.m. you should pre-purchase your Friday pass at the regular $18.75 daily rate. If you begin parking only after 4:00 p.m. on Friday, then you can use the balticon17 discount code to get a rate of $7.75 for Friday. After that, use the Balticon discounted rate for parking on Saturday through Monday at $7.75 per day.

You will need one pre-purchased pass for each day parked, regardless of the time of day. A special exception: If you are ending your parking on or before Sunday, and if you did not begin by using the Thursday evening $7.75 rate, then (and only then) each pass covers parking for up for 24 hours. For example, if you began parking at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and left the garage by 4:59 p.m. on Sunday, then you would need only two of the discounted Balticon passes to cover 48 hours of parking. As another example, if you began parking at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday and exited parking on Sunday by 1:59 p.m., you would need to have pre-purchased for both Thursday and Friday at the regular $18.75 daily rate, and then pre-purchased for Saturday at the $7.75 discounted Balticon rate. But be very careful using this exception: If you overstay the allowed time of your final pass, an additional $18.75 (the full regular daily rate) will be charged automatically for just the overstay time alone, and then the previous days’ discounted rates of $7.75 will be retroactively raised to become $18.75, as well.

Monday parking: Passes reset at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, so a separate pass for Monday is always needed. The Balticon discounted pass does not carry beyond 11:59 p.m. on Monday. Be sure to leave the garage before then.

When you are ready to leave, first take your entry ticket and all of your pre-printed day passes (or pass, for single day parking) to the office on the 2nd floor of the garage on the Commerce Street side. They will provide you with an exit card. Do not leave your entry ticket or your parking passes visible on your dashboard while parking. That is not necessary in this garage.

Parking Panda

We have partnered with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, to allow you to search and reserve parking before your trip or on the go. Reserve your location with real-time availability and pricing at convenient locations near the Balticon hotel. Simply choose the day you’re attending or update the calendar to fit your schedule and view parking options.

Once booked, your spot is 100% guaranteed at the selected location. Need assistance? Please give Parking Panda a call at (800) 232-6415!

The Renaissance Hotel

The Balticon hotel offers self-parking for $30 per day, and valet parking for $43 per day, with in-and-out privileges. For in-and-out privileges to work, the front desk needs to associate the parking ticket with a guest staying in the hotel. Clearance: 6 ft. 6 in. The Gallery Garage provides the hotel parking.

The Gallery Garage.  (enter the hotel directly from the garage). Clearance: 6 ft. 6 in. The entrance at 110 South Street is immediately adjacent to the Renaissance Hotel lobby drive through lane. Alternate entrance at 111 S. Calvert St. Daily rate: $26.00 (same day). Evening rates are $6.00 Mon-Thurs after 4:00 p.m. and $10.00 Fri-Sun after 4:00 p.m. Parking Panda rate $31.00/24-hours (before Balticon discount). Note: In this garage Parking Panda guarantees a space in a separate ground floor reserved parking area. When you arrive, take a ticket and follow the signage for the “pre-paid parking area”. Anytime before you leave, stop by the garage office and present your Parking Panda confirmation (either a print-out or pulled up on a smartphone) to the attendant. Your ticket will be validated for exit.

We are still in contact with other groups and gathering area parking information. Check back soon for more updates.