The Hotel is on the east side of Baltimore so you need to approach traveling north on Baltimore. Just stop at the curb at the Hotel entrance and valet will handle from there. Self parking is at the Hotel back and can be accessed from 14th St. There is a court yard with loading area, Hotel access, and parking garage entrance there. Valet is only $2 more per night over self parking, so I recommend that. You can access your car any time, but of course a tip is appropriate when your car is delivered. If your plans are Bartle Hall, the Municipal Auditorium, or the Power and Light District you're within walking distance of each. Destinations such as Crown Center, the Plaza, or Westport require some driving, so the choice is yours to make. Hope this is of some help.