Renaissance Harborplace Hotel

Balticon 52 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.

The Balticon Sleeping Room Block, per contract terms, with a room rate of $145.00 per night (taxes additional 15.5%) for King Bed or Double Queens is now closed for official booking. The hotel left it up till 05/21/18, long after the contracted closing date. You can try booking at the regular non-con Marriott site which will book you in at a higher rate. If you book through that site then send email with your name and reservation number to and we will attempt to get you switched into the block at the lower con rate. Although likely we can it depends on how many cancellations we get to open up room inside our block.

There are still rooms available at the hotel through various other sales channels at a higher rate than the original Balticon block (a little more than our original price for non-refundable booking and a lot more for if you want the right to cancel) on standard rooms and of course special luxury rooms and suites are available for a lot more. (* see note below if you book that way)

Those already in the Balticon Block can still 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 2018). Remember in Maryland you can always extend your stay an extra day once you are in the room by calling the front desk.

If you want connecting rooms or to be on the party floor or any other special accommodation and you are inside the Balticon Block, then send your name, registration number and the special request information to and we will ask our contact at the hotel to assist in securing that request.

Let Dale Arnold know if you have problems getting your requests (either before the con, during check-in or whenever you learn –because it cannot be fixed if you wait till after the con) by sending email to

*= Please note if you book through third party booking sites other than Marriott’s own booking system (,, etc…) our ability to move you into the block for a lower price once you get the room at the third party site is closed because the contract Marriott has with those sites prevents them from doing that sort of thing.