Travel & Venue

The 11th SATURN Conference will be held at the Lord Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore's Inner Harbor is the city's premiere tourist attraction and a waterfront shopping, dining, and entertainment destination.

Lord Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland

Lord Baltimore Hotel Dining
Lord Baltimore Hotel

Housed in a stunning French Renaissance building and located in the heart of downtown Baltimore, Maryland, the hotel is just three blocks from the famous Inner Harbor.

Guests at this grand hotel enjoy easy access to area attractions including the National Aquarium, Baltimore Museum of Art, and concert venues.

Lord Baltimore Hotel
20 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201 USA 


Additional Amenities
In addition to the Lord Baltimore's usual amenities, SATURN attendees who book within our room block will also receive

  • complimentary internet 
  • complimentary access to the fitness center 
  • breakfast voucher for a hot breakfast each day of their stay 
  • discounted self-parking



Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is about 12 miles from the Lord Baltimore Hotel. Estimated drive time is 30 minutes from BWI Airport and 75 minutes from Washington, DC (IAD). 


Valet parking is available at the hotel for $31 per night plus tax.
Self-parking is available at the official garage of the Lord Baltimore, located at 213 West Fayette Street, two blocks from the hotel. Overnight rates are $15 per night.  

Driving Directions

  • From the airport, head northeast on Friendship Road.
  • Continue straight onto I-195 West (signs for MD-170 / I-95 / I-295). ″Take Exit 4A to merge onto I-95 North toward I-695 / Baltimore.
  • Take Exit 53 to merge onto I-395 North toward M. L. King Blvd.
  • Continue on South Howard Street.
  • Turn right on West Baltimore Street.
  • Turn left at Hanover Street.

This hotel does not provide shuttle service. 

Alternative Transportation 

Light Rail (train)

Pickup: The BWI Marshall Light Rail Station is located immediately outside the Lower Level of the terminal building, adjacent to Concourse E. Take the train north toward Hunt Valley. Exit the train at the "University Center - Baltimore Street" stop. Walk three blocks to east (right) on Baltimore Street. Lord Baltimore Hotel is on the north side of the street at 20 West Baltimore Street. 

Approximate Travel Time: 40 minutes 

Cost: $1.60 one way per person 

Penn Station (AMTRAK), Charm City Circulator 

Pickup: Go out of Penn Station and turn left. Walk to St. Paul's Street and look for the sign for CHARM CITY PURPLE ROUTE. Take the bus to Fayette Street and exit. Walk two blocks west on Fayette Street to Hannover Street. Turn left, and the hotel entrance is half a block on the left. 

Approximate Travel Time: about 15 minutes

Cost: Free

Local Attractions

There are many options for how to spend your time before or after SATURN 2015.

National Aquarium, Baltimore

With a collection of more than 16,500 specimens representing 660 species, National Aquarium, Baltimore, is the city's most-visited attraction. Exhibits include a multi-story Atlantic coral reef, an open ocean shark tank, a 4-D immersion theater, a tropical rain forest, a glass pavilion with Australian wildlife, and a mammal pavilion that holds Atlantic bottlenose dolphins.

Historic Ships

In lieu of a traditional maritime museum, several historic ships are permanently docked in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Visitors can climb aboard and experience four historic ships—a U.S. Navy tall ship first launched in 1854, a U.S. Coast Guard lightship from the 1930s, a submarine that took two war patrols in Japan during World War II, and the last ship floating that fought in the attack on Pearl Harbor—and a lighthouse.

Maryland Science Center

Three levels of exhibits, a planetarium, and an IMAX theater draw crowds to the Maryland Science Center. Kids will love learning about physical science, space, Earth science, and the human body. There's also a special exhibit on blue crabs, giving the museum some local flavor.

Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the beautiful baseball facility in downtown Baltimore, is 12 minutes west by foot from the City's Inner Harbor and only two blocks from the birthplace of baseball's most legendary hero, George Herman "Babe" Ruth. The Orioles are at home during SATURN 2015, playing the Boston Red Sox April 24–26 and the Chicago White Sox April 27–29.

Explore Baltimore



Elegant gourmet cuisine, ethnic foods from around the world, and plenty of fresh seafood from Maryland's Chesapeake Bay can be found at the many Inner Harbor restaurants.


Harborplace, a festival marketplace and a centerpiece of downtown Baltimore, has something for everyone, from seafood to fudge.

Harbor East

Whatever the occasion or craving, Harbor East never fails to serve it up with an abundance of style and an extra side of spice.

Power Plant Live!

Power Plant Live! is Baltimore's premier dining and entertainment destination located just one block from the World Famous Downtown Inner Harbor.

Little Italy District

Baltimore's Little Italy is primarily a restaurant district where you will delight in dining at family-owned restaurants.

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