When you need a place to crash for the night or two, you can book this decent room for relatively chip price. There is a single bed with sufficient closet for your stay when on travel to see downtown Baltimore, which is only just 5 min away by bus or subway. The neighborhood is in process of revitalization and some parts looks rundown. I would advice for you to just take the bus to downtown straight via bus. There is no special precautions needed just keep to yourself and your business in mind.