I was in Annapolis to visit my son at the Naval Academy. The Flag House is located right across from the Naval Academy, which was very convenient. Charlotte and Bill made us both feel right at home. We both enjoyed our delicious breakfasts, our comfortable room, and weekend together. I am looking forward to staying at the Flag House again in the future and would highly recommend it to others.
We've given it 3 stars (ie - met our expectations) because in general it was actually pretty much what we expected, but that's because we didn't really believe all the hype with which it surrounds itself. What it is, is a decent small hotel and a pleasant enough place to spend the night. Unfortunately it does not live up to it's somewhat more grandiose pretensions. As to those, if you consider helping yourself to tepid cheap boxed wine and tucking into the same few dips and chips that were on the table the night before, to be an elevating experience then you'll be impressed by the evening free wine & cheese on offer. Equally, if you consider that a rubbery, hard yellow mass constitutes a gourmet version of scrambled eggs and don't you don't mind waiting half an hour to eat it amongst the crumbs left by a previous guest you'll be equally happy. In summary then, our advice would be, take the Bed, which is fine and comfy. Grab a bottle of wine and some nibbles in the supermarket and have your own midnight feast in the room. Then skip the "Gourmet Breakfast", and head out and find a diner that knows how to serve a decent, honest breakfast of the non gourmet variety.
This was our 4th trip to Sandaway and it was on a whim. We could only stay one night and the Gibson Family who own the Inn were very helpful in getting us the Cozy room upstairs. We had a lovely stay, the grounds are always so well kept and just sitting on the Adirondacks watching the Osprey fish is one of the most relaxing spots on the East Coast. The staff is always friendly and it is such a charming property and Oxford is quite the gem. Definitely come by Ferry across the Tred Avon. There are great restaurants in Oxford as well. Thanks again to the Gibson Family for another wonderful stay!
This property in Columbia is close to the city, but feels like you are miles away. I really enjoyed the Z suite with the patio out front and the spacious room. Breakfast was great and the staff was outstanding.
My visit this past weekend to The Columbia Inn far exceeded my expectations! My room was amazing. I was pleasantly surprised that my room had a glassed in steam room in the spa shower. This was not in the description of the room and I loved it. I went from the Jacuzzi tub with jets to the steam room and spa shower with ease and all my stress and tension just melted away. I will be returning in 2 weeks for another stay as for the price and the amenities, there is nothing like it in a 3 state radios. Amazing!!!
Charlotte and Bill are the perfect hosts, always available yet not intrusive. Separate entrance for B&B allows privacy but our hosts are always easily accessible. Rooms immaculate and charming. Location is perfect for two block walk to restaurants shopping and dock. The best B&B experience you could hope for!!
A lovely place to spend a romantic and peaceful weekend if you love being surrounded by water, birds and nature. The hosts are very helpful and friendly. Close enough to small towns to explore great restaurants, boating and just to walk around.
The room: My wife has always been a fan of period pieces. I had always wanted to take her somewhere that was "fancy" in a Victorian style. Walking into our suite, we entered a parlor/sitting room with a large day bed and comfortable tea table with tea/coffee service settings. The furnishings as well as the atmosphere were truly something from an English parlor. The bedroom included a gorgeous four-poster king bed that was exceptionally comfortable. The lamps, lighting, furniture, and color scheme all worked well together to give that turn of the century feel. Absolutely wonderful. The night life: I had made reservations at Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse for dinner. Wonderful dinner. The staff recommended a great Italian bakery just a few minutes up Albemarle Street on foot. After the bakery we walked another 10 minutes or so up to Power Plant Live for some evening entertainment. At the end of the evening we had had dinner, dessert, and entertainment without having to drive or take a cab anywhere. The food: My wife is a pretty picky eater, but she loved the food. We placed our menu card on the door before leaving for the evening. We were given 3 choices for dining; the main dining area, the open courtyard, or our room. We chose the courtyard and it was the right choice, if the weather cooperates it is a must. We went out and picked a table at 8:25 and our breakfast was promptly served as ordered at 8:30 as we'd requested. It was phenomenal! Everything was comfortable and low stress and the courtyard made you forget that you were in the middle of the city. Overall: A whole romantic evening without driving, paying for transportation, or fighting huge crowds was exactly what we wanted and got. Just the style and sophistication of the room would have been enough. Throw in the service and the convenience of downtown and it was perfect. Thank you 1840s Carrollton Inn for a wonderful experience and anniversary celebration.
I reserved the Declaration Suite for my wife and I for our 13th anniversary. We live just about half an hour from Baltimore and I wanted to do something special. Planning romantic getaways is not my strongest attribute so I was really going on reputation/reviews on different places to stay. I was looking for some place upscale and initially started by looking at different resorts/getaways in MD, WV, and PA. All of those places were great, but I just didn't find what I was looking for. As my wife and I rarely have occasion to "go out" (kids), I wanted to find a place that would be charming, relaxing, but also offer an option for night life. The thought of a getaway within an hour drive didn't cross my mind until I found 1840s Carrollton Inn. I am brand new to the Bed and Breakfast scene, didn't even know exactly what a B&B entailed. 1840s Carrollton Inn did not disappoint. They exceeded my expectations and made me look like a rock star. Parking: We arrived around 3:30pm and parked at the PMI Old Bay garage which was about a 1 or 2 block walk from the place. Parking is validated so it only costs $10 a night. Staff: Right when we walked in I knew I'd found a great place. The decor and atmosphere was sophisticated but at ease and pleasant. Everything was neat and clean and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. As there are only a handful of rooms they had time to explain the establishment, give us a tour of the facilities, and offered to make us dinner reservations.
We stayed here during parents weekend at the Academy and it was perfect. The hosts are great people and the house is a beautiful historic home. Was the perfect fit for us. We will definitely be returning. Highly recommend this B&B.
My boyfriend and I stayed at Peralynna Manor for our anniversary. The room was beautiful, however there were cob webs on the ceiling. There were some cracks in the walls were I feel they may want to do some renovating and paint to make it look nicer. All staff we encountered was friendly and helpful regarding places to eat in the area. The campaign was nasty but the wine bar served from 4 pm to 10 pm was great. They also had snacks from 4 pm to 10 pm. The cake was delicious. The breakfast they provide is amazing! So many options to choose from and they cook it by order. Overall our experience was wonderful and we would definitely come here again.
Haven't stayed in a B&B in a long time. So glad we picked the Flag House Inn as our reintroduction to the B&B world. The location was perfect, located close to everything. The Inn is beautiful, as was our room. We had the Commodore room which was so spacious, quiet and very comfortable. Breakfast was oh so good! Bill and Charlotte were the perfect hosts, Would love to go back.
This was our first time at Laurel Grove Inn. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this remarkably gorgeous bed and breakfast. The owner was very knowledgeable about nearby attractions and even provided us with a map. She recommended excellent restaurants and even made us reservations. We stayed in the River Hill room, which was very spacious and had a separate door that led outside. The atmosphere was very relaxing, whether we were inside playing pool or outside admiring the great waterfront scenery. We ate our delicious home cooked breakfast outside on the covered balcony overlooking the water. This is a wonderful bed and breakfast that we plan to stay at again!
My girlfriend and I stayed here on a whim one weekend because we have never stayed at a Bed and Breakfast before and have wanted to for a while. The staff were very friendly and attentive and the place was just beautiful. The breakfast was to die for, it was soooo good. ]
Let me start off by saying, we had a wonder full time here. My wife and I decided to go for Annapolis for our honeymoon, and we couldn't be happier with where we chose to stay. The Flag House Inn is perfectly located near(within easy walking distance) all the historic sites of Annapolis as well as lots of good dining. Our room was extremely clean and comfortable with plenty of space. The owners, Charlotte and Bill, were extremely kind and helpful. They had lots of great suggestions for things to do in the area, and were always more than happy to help or answer any questions. The atmosphere at breakfast was always warm and amiable, and the conversations always made it feel like we were staying with friends. The breakfasts were delicious, and the owners were always more than happy to accomodate any special dietary needs (though we didn't have any, and enjoyed everything they served - they were always sure to ask and offer alternatives to guests who did). Also the fact that the Inn has its own parking is very convenient, and made our excursions from it easy and smooth. All-in-all we had and amazing time, and our stay at the Inn was all we could have hoped for. We would highly recommend it, and would love to return!
My husband and I stayed in the Scholar's room to celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary. Our room was so beautifully decorated with a fabulous bathroom too. Everything was so comfortable with many amenities to make our stay feel like home. Our room overlooked the courtyard which gave us a fabulous view. The staff was extremely attentive and the breakfast was truly gourmet. Little Italy was a short walk away and offered many wonderful dining options. Parking was 2 blocks from the Inn. We thought that was not so accommodating, but it was not so bad after we realized it got us out and walking to Little Italy! We will be back again!
Stayed for a girl's weekend and had a wonderful time. The owner's were lovely people and run a clean and nicely decorated Bed and Breakfast. We would definitely stay here if we travel to Annapolis again. The location is perfect and within walking distance of town and restaurants/bars. No need to take your car anywhere!
I stayed here with my boo Sun July 27 - 29 in the Tilghman room. It was one of the best experiences of our life¿ I still have pleasant flashbacks of sleeping on the hammock with the relaxing sound of the wonderful Chesapeake Bay. Bob and Tracy are the best hosts I have every come across. They make you feel like family and are very genuine. The hospitality is unparalleled. The views and grounds are amazing.
Un pezzo di storia degli Stati Uniti risiede senza ombra di dubbi in una piccola cittadina a sud-est di Baltimora, il cui Campidoglio ha ospitato personalità del calibro di George Washington nella ratificazione del Trattato di Parigi: Annapolis è la capitale dello stato del Maryland e conta poco più di 36.000 abitanti, fu fondata da alcuni puritani esiliati dalla Virginia guidati da William Stone, che si rifugiarono sulla sponda meridionale del fiume Severn.
Fu nel 1694, quando Sir Francis Nicholson spostò la capitale della colonia reale che la città inizialmente battezzata Providence assunse il nome definitivo di Annapolis, in onore della Principessa Anna che sarebbe poi diventata regina di Gran Bretagna. Città ricca e votata alla cultura, come testimonia la fondazione del settimanale Maryland Gazette, Annapolis assunse temporaneamente il ruolo di capitale degli Stati Uniti fino alla definitiva Costituzione del 1787, e presenta il più antico edifici governativo degli Stati Uniti: il Maryland State House, prima tappa "obbligata" del tour cittadino, che è tutt'ora caratterizzato da una imponente cupola in legno, la più grande della nazione, che ispirò poi l'architetto Pierre L'Enfant nella creazione del Campidoglio di Washington.
Il centro storico di Annapolis è rimasto sostanzialmente immutato e associa strutture governative storiche come l'Old Treasury a complessi più moderni come la U.S. Naval Academy, da cui viene formato il corpo dei Marine. Non mancano poi monumenti che celebrano le cinque personalità più importanti della storia cittadina, fra cui il presidente della Corte Suprema Roger Taney e il generale nella Guerra d'Indipendenza, Johann deKalb, così come luoghi di culto (come la chiesa di Mount Moriah), di interesse (il Banneker-Douglas Museum) e vere meraviglie della natura (il famoso Liberty Tree, pioppo che vanta ben 400 anni di vita).
Lungo il porto di Annapolis o nelle stradine del centro storico, numerosi ristoranti e locali di diverso stampo accontenteranno anche i palati più esigenti: si passa infatti da diverse specialità di pizza a più succulenti hamburger e carni al barbecue, senza dimenticare specialità orientali come il sushi e numerose tradizioni culinarie (dalla italiana alla thailandese, passando per messicana e cinese, davvero per tutti i gusti).
Patria del gelato e dei cupcake, Annapolis è caratterizzata da un clima temperato diverso rispetto ad altri stati del Maryland, con un periodo estivo piuttosto lungo e caratterizzato da alte temperature e forte umidità, mentre l'inverno è piuttosto breve, moderatamente freddo e raramente minato da agenti atmosferici come piogge o neve.