The Suite Life
Taking In a Ball Game from Your Hotel
The green grass in the outfield, the smell of hot dogs and peanuts, the crack of the bat meeting the ball...
yes, these are all things you want to get away from. So in honor of tomorrow’s All-Star Game, here are the
best places to catch a ball game while still wearing your hotel’s bathrobe. This is how Abner Doubleday
dreamed it would be.
The Omni in San Diego
Where you’re staying: In the two-bedroom suites on floors 16 through 20 Why: The joint’s attached to the stadium, so your views are comparable to... well, a
suite in the stadium. (Though here, they’ll deliver apple pie to your room.) Still, if the view’s not up
to your exacting standards, you can drop by the stadium’s sky bridge, or take a harbor cruise to the game.
You just can’t do this sort of thing at a Brewers game.
Silver Cloud in Seattle
Where you’re staying: One of the one-bedroom suites on floors 7 through 9 Why: At this new hotel, across the street from the park, you’ll be able to take in an
M’s game from the comfort of your room. But we also have three important words for you: rooftop poolside
The Renaissance in Toronto
Where you’re staying: Bi-level suites on the first floor Why: The hotel is literally in the stadium. Just be warned: due to some past
incidents, you’ll be asked to sign a contract promising not to engage in any... ahem, curtains-open
tomfoolery during the game.
The Hilton in St. Louis
Where you’re staying: One of the top seven floors Why: Because you can peer out over left field in the new Busch Stadium and check out the
Arch in the distance, all while enjoying the typical suite amenities. You’ve always wanted to watch Chris
Carpenter pitch while you were ironing.
The Fairmont in Pittsburgh
Where you’re staying: The River Ballpark Rooms, Deluxe River Ballpark Rooms or the River
Suites on floors 18 to 23 Why: While the on-field action’s pretty ugly—the Pirates haven’t had a winning season
in 17 years—Pittsburgh’s PNC Park is one of the league’s most scenic stadiums. Though you might want
to avert your eyes during the actual game.
The Marriott in Minneapolis
Where you’re staying: Room #3114, a bi-level suite on the top floor Why: The Twins’ new stadium debuted this year, and it’s a whole lot easier to look into
than their old home—the Metrodome. That said, something tells us you’ll prefer staying indoors while
taking in a game in Minnesota in September.
The Hilton in Baltimore
Where you’re staying: The Hospitality Suite Why: Sure, Camden Yards’ brick walls and famous right field warehouse are handsome. But
sometimes you need to retreat to a suite with some bottles of bubbly, a giant bed and something called a
Serenity Bath. Go ahead, invite Cal Ripken.