Renaissance Harborplace Hotel

hotel exterior, night, harbor in foreground

Balticon will be held at The Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA, inside the Baltimore Inner Harbor Entertainment District. Multiple shops, restaurants and entertainment venues are adjacent to the hotel. See the map (right) for hotel location.

Parking: Information on parking is on the Parking page.

Public Transportation: Routes and schedules for bus and light rail are available on the MTA website.

Room Parties: If you wish to host a party in your room, please contact the party coordinator at for party guidelines and how to reserve a room on the party floor.

Book a Room

Balticon has worked with the Renaissance to secure a discounted rate for our guests. If you book through our room block, you are guaranteed a rate of $158.00 per night (plus taxes) for either a King Bed or Double Queen room.

The block officially closes on May 4, 2024, but we have asked for an extension which may be granted on a day by day basis by the hotel to allow fill in. If you want a room, try the Passkey link and if it allows you to book then you can.

Make your reservation online at:

To make reservations by phone, in order to get the discounted rate, please use the dedicated toll-free Group Reservations phone number: 1-877-212-5752. The Group Code is BALTICON 2024.

Once booked in the Balticon Block you can use the same link or phone number to manage your stay. If you decide to cancel your room reservation for any reason, remember to do so more than 72 hours before check-in to avoid a fee. Note: once you are in the room, you may extend your stay an extra day by calling the front desk.

Hints for using the online reservation webpage

Special Requests: If you have any special requests for your room such as accessibility, bedding, cribs, these can be entered in the special requests text box.  This is on the page where you add your address information, underneath the address fields. Also send special requests with your name and reservation confirmation number to and we will tell the hotel from our side to pay maximum attention to your request.

Saving Your Receipt: If you want a printed receipt: on the Receipt Page, hit the print link before you move past that page. In addition, once the booking is processed, the system will send an email receipt to the email address you provided.

If at any time you need help with a hotel issue before or during the con, email

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