5 su agosto 27, 2014
We come here every August for 5 days. We love sitting on the porch/balcony watching the different types of water craft especially the giant barges that do a pilot exchange. The breakfast is so delicious and is different every day. Also, there are home made cakes and cookies in the dining room that are always available. The town is small enough that you can walk every where. There are nice shops, restaurants, and an ice cream parlor. We always take the tour boat the "Miss Clair" for a scenic ride. We love it there.
4,6 su agosto 23, 2014
We were greeted warmly, but found our room a little too cool when we arrived. When I went downstairs for a cup of coffee, our host said she would "warm it up a notch". It was ok for a little while after that, but we were huddling under the (provided) robes part of the time. The room was beautiful and well furnished, and we took advantage of the tub with the massaging jets (after we figured out how to use it). Perhaps there should be a sign instructing the user not to turn it on until water reaches a certain level? We were battling the spray until we figured it out. Once we got it figured out, it was great! The room had a fabulous view, with the porch overlooking the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. We enjoyed the rockers on the porch before we went to dinner and in the morning with a cup of coffee. We were treated to some views of passing canal traffic (mostly barges, smaller boats and a few yachts, but we saw a large container ship, which was a sight to see!). As I mentioned, the room was great. Lighting is a pet peeve for me, so I appreciated the spots and reading lights on both sides of the bed. I did notice some dust on the shutters in the bathroom and also on the ornate lamps on the dressing table. We were served breakfast on the outside porch, which we thoroughly enjoyed. The food was good and the service was superb. Yes, I had some nits about the place, but we would certainly return for the beautiful view, friendly service and comfy getaway. Chesapeake City is a small town and the shops close up early. But, we did make a few purchases in the afternoon and the next day before leaving town. We also visited the Canal Museum, which provided the history of the canal and was quite interesting.
5 su agosto 22, 2014
I had the opportunity to stay here while in Maryland on business, and what a place to return to to unwind and relax after a full day. The morning breakfasts were incredibly delicious, and provided a great start to the day. There are also cakes and cookies available throughout the day, I stopped by the dining area anytime I left or returned. The rooms are nice, quiet and comfortable, the view is remarkable!
5 su agosto 22, 2014
the view was outstanding
4,6 su agosto 12, 2014
This was great for a weekend wedding. Most of the wedding party stayed there so we basically had the place to ourselves and could all eat breakfast together.
4,8 su agosto 01, 2014
This was such a great stay. Cozy room, great view, endless supply of snacks and drink, and breakfast in the morning?! I will definitely be back in the fall.
4,8 su agosto 01, 2014
My wife and I spent a night at the Ship Watch Inn. The room was spotless and beautifully appointed. I loved that the room could be accessed via an outside terrace and that it overlooked the Chesapeake Bay. I was also delighted to find that the outdoor hot tub also looked out over the bay....what a beautiful view both from the hot tub and our room. We were also very happy that our breakfast was served at an outdoor table in front of our room overlooking the water. I would highly recommend your visit to this charming B&B.
5 su luglio 22, 2014
Rooms are decorated with wonderful antique style furniture. The breakfasts are gourmet. View from all of the Balcony area is fantastic ! Richard & Denise Thomas ALL FIRED UP
5 su luglio 16, 2014
My wife and I have visited the Ship Watch Inn many times over the last ten years and already have additional dates booked. It is our "Home Away from Home". We love the food, the views are spectacular and the Inn Keeper (Renee) always cooks up an awesome breakfast and provides us with a welcome greeting that keeps us coming back for more.
4,8 su luglio 15, 2014
Our room had doors that opened onto a porch with rocking chairs and small tables right along the water! The view of the Chesapeake City Bridge and the boats floating by was so relaxing.The staff was friendly and polite. We have stayed at the Ship Watch Inn for two summers now. We discovered that our breakfast server last year was a sister to the server we had this year. A family oriented business! The food is scrumptious and was presented so nicely that I felt I needed to take a photo! There were home made cookies, cake, cupcakes and cold drinks in the dining room to snack on whenever we wanted. There were heating lamps in the ceiling of the bathroom. We would definitely recommend this lovely bed & breakfast!
5 su luglio 10, 2014
We enjoyed a beautiful vacation at the Ship Watch Inn July 6- July 8th. We were greeted by a beautiful young woman named Tatum- she gave us a tour of the meticulously manicured property then directed us to our room. Our room-5 Cecil was adorned with sage green and pastel colors- freshly updated and awaiting our entrance. The bathroom was spa like decorated with furnishings you would see in an upscale magazine. Our breakfast was served on the patio deck outside our room each morning. Robin brought us delicious French toast drizzled with fresh melted chocolate, fresh fruit and coffee. Robin also was responsible for our room and kept it as perfect as when we first walked in. Tatum prepared eggs for us on the 2nd day- also delicious! I can't say enough about this B&B...I only wish we had more time to stay. We originally were coming by boat but the July 4th weather and ocean seas prevented this. Friends that run the Hack Point Marina recommended 3 inns in the area and we are happy we chose Ship Watch Inn. Thank you for a wonderful experience! Coreen and Cliff
4,8 su luglio 08, 2014
We loved the antique furnishings and were extremely impressed with the cleanliness of our room. This B&B has a wonderful view of the Canal and is just a short walk to the dock at the Chesapeake Inn where we had also rented an overnight slip for our boat. Our trip was unexpectedly cut short but we definitely plan to stay there in the future.
5 su luglio 07, 2014
I happened to stumble upon this place while searching for bed and breakfast places in MD. I am obsessed with MD, hoping to one day move here. After staying here I fell inlove with MD even more. The outside of the Inn looks like a painting or an old time photo. We were greeted immediately when entering with the friendly staff. We could smell something baking in the oven as our reservation was processed. We stayed in the Kent room on the third floor. Every room has an amazing view of the Cheseapeake Bay. The room had such a "home-like" feel. Outside our room we were able to sun bathe since there was no covered awning. Breakfast was served right outside on the balcony in the morning. The waffles were amazing and the staff SO friendly. They had snacks layed out for those hungry in the evening. Everything is in walking distance with multiple bars around town. I was able to capture many pictures of sailboats on the bay (another obsession of mine). There is not one thing we did not like about this place. My BF is already talking about going back. Also the prices were VERY reasonable which is another reason why we stayed here..we could not be happier woth our choice. We cannot wait to return. You will not regret staying here..believe me.
5 su luglio 07, 2014
This is our 3rd visit to Chesapeake City and our 3rd stay at the Ship Watch. We've stayed in both Suites which are incredibly comfortable. We've also stayed in the Lent and Dorchester, both of which are charming. The food and service is supurb and the location is absolutely perfect. There is nothing more relaxing than just lying on your bed, looking straight on to beautiful C&D canal and waiting for big ships and barges to pass by. We've already booked for next year.
5 su giugno 24, 2014
This is the best B&B in Chesapeake City! The view from the room was excellent, the rooms are spacious, the bed is so comfortable, it is so clean, and to top it all off... the breakfast is phenomenal! I would recommend this B&B to anyone! Also, this is the only place in town that does not have a 2 night minimum.
5 su giugno 21, 2014
The Ship Watch Inn was everything I had hoped it would be. Unless you could arrange for more ships to go by while I was relaxing on the balcony (which I know you can't) I wouldn't change a thing. Where we were going to stay was a surprise to my cousin and she was as pleased as I was. Thank you.
4,6 su giugno 17, 2014
I really enjoyed our stay at the Shipwatch. The only problem I had was that people were allowed to smoke on the common porch. we had breakfast outside which was lovely but others were smoking while we ate.I would prefer a totally smoke-free environment.
5 su giugno 09, 2014
I took my wife to the Ship Watch Inn for her birthday. It was a hit and the staff was very friendly.
4,8 su giugno 08, 2014
We have stayed here twice now. The Inn Keeper Renee is very friendly and accommodating. The view of the canal is breathtaking! Breakfast is served on the porch each morning. It is prepared by Renee, who is also a very good chef. The rooms are very clean and decorated to the period of the old shipping days on the canal. We will most likely return again and again. What a charming Inn.
5 su maggio 22, 2014
We stayed her the night before and after our wedding. The staff were so friendly and so accommodating. The breakfast was amazing!!!! They took care of everyone that was with me and didn't mind my bridal party getting ready there. The views from the balcony were great! Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a nice quiet relaxing get away.
4,4 su maggio 20, 2014
Everything was exactly as we wanted. Lovely room and very nice breakfast! We'll be back!
4,4 su maggio 05, 2014
We spent a very relaxing weekend at the Ship Watch Inn! The views are amazing and the porch outside our room overlooked the water. The breakfast was fresh and substantial. I highly recommend this lovely inn for anyone wanting to decompress.
4,0 su maggio 05, 2014
We had a wonderfully relaxing weekend in the Talbot Room. It was just warm enough for us to enjoy the veranda. The town is so quaint with lots of shops and restaurants to tempt you. We would stay here again.
4,4 su maggio 02, 2014
Very nice place. Reminded me of my grandmothers home. Tv noise from other room was a bit loud. Great view and food was good. Very cozy.
3,6 su aprile 27, 2014
My husband & I stayed in the Dorchester Room #7 which was perfect. It was a bit chilly so we didn't get the opportunity to eat on the patio. When making the reservations I should have asked about the "snacks" because I saw some pretzels in a jar that was for everyone to help themselves. I don't eat food that everyone touches,that grossed me out.There were also some cookies and a few cupcakes...although I love fresh baked goods I try to eat well and would have loved some healthy choices. Maybe homemade granola bars could be added. Breakfast was a HUGE disappointment..We were offered scrambled eggs or a ham & cheese omelette.. Sadly we left hungry..... If your going to do 2 options they should be different and exciting...These choices were mundane.. As for the service WE LOVE TATUM!!!! Such a sweet young lady with a wonderful future planned... She will missed on our next visit. Overall you can't beat the views and the house is beautiful:)
5 su aprile 25, 2014
Firstly, Chesapeake City, MD is one of the most pleasant, quiet, and quaint little out of the way places you'll find, with plenty of character, charm, and shops! The Shipwatch is just great, with a very comfortable and well-appointed, "home away from home" feel. I loved it!
4,4 su aprile 16, 2014
The rooms are wonderful, the view is spectacular. The food... needs improvement. Only choice was Eggs Benedict, some of us did not eat at all and those who did.. well we all went to breakfast elsewhere after. We will surely be back, but will plan to just go out for breakfast. Very nice and friendly staff too.
4,4 su aprile 06, 2014
stayed in various rooms, perfect cleanliness and equipment. In some rooms a table ( to work on) is missing.
4,0 su marzo 27, 2014
My son's wedding was held at the Chesapeake Inn on March 22nd. We had all 8 rooms at the Ship Watch Inn. It was a wonderful experience. The place is very clean, no bed bugs!! I walked around the house with white socks and not a speck of dirt on them. I soaked in the Jacuzzi tub in my room for two hours after the wedding because my feet were killing me. I would return again. The only suggestion I might have is that it for the breakfast, it would be nice if there was a choice of two things, in case someone didn't like one maybe they can choose the other. Other than that it was great, very pleasant and accommodating staff as well. Michelle, Media, PA
4,2 su marzo 25, 2014
My husband and I just got back from our wedding weekend in Chesapeake City. Our wedding party stayed the weekend at the Ship Watch Inn and it was absolutely perfect! It was the first time we ever stayed at a B&B and I was so pleasantly surprised. When we arrived, Renee got us checked in and we unpacked our bags. Each room has such charm and character—and not to mention a gorgeous view! Breakfast was delicious each morning, the hot tub offered a perfect spot to relax, and the weekend was wonderful. I highly recommend the Ship Watch Inn to anyone staying in Chesapeake City.
4,8 su marzo 11, 2014
We stayed 2 nights in the Annapolis Suite for our 22nd anniversary. The room was clean and beautiful! But the highlight for us was the warm hospitality. Renee was so kind in preparing us a "special request" delicious oatmeal and fruit breakfast as we were on a fast for Lent at the time. She also had time to share some stories of the canal. We were then privileged to see quite a few barges and 2 big ships pass through. The ships were breathtaking! Would highly recommend this inn in this lovely quaint non-commercialized town. Great restaurants, adorable shops, and lovely walks.
4,8 su febbraio 22, 2014
What a wonderfule and comfortable B & B. Stayed in the Talbot Room with an awesome view and a very relaxing breakfast served the next morning. Highly recommend to everyone looking for a nice stay in small town America.
5 su febbraio 19, 2014
Everything was great at this bed and breakfast! We actually felt like we were in a home away from home. View was great and staff great as well. All rooms clean and we had everything we needed for a nice romantic getaway! Breakfast was tasty :)
3,4 su agosto 10, 2013
We had a great time at the Ship Watch Inn. The rooms were very pretty, and comfortable. We were pleased overall with our stay, and would return. However, in the interest of excellence, there were a few issues I believe should be addressed. Our rooms were clean, but there was a ring of build up around the tub. Our breakfast (Belgian Waffles with fruit, was really disappointing, and my biggest complaint. The waffles were all very dry and dense, sort of powdery, if you will. The fruit was tasty, and there were lots of drink options. The guest pantry ran out of water, and it was never restocked. Upon checkout, the teenage cleaning crew was there, and VERY anxious to begin, apparently. They were standing at our door at ten till eleven, arms crossed, leaning against the wall. It seemed very tacky and rude. However, the young lady that served our breakfast on the second floor, was extremely nice, and very helpful. Despite these criticisms, it is a lovely Inn, and we enjoyed ourselves. These are just things that if improved, would put it in my 5 star category.
5 su maggio 30, 2013
Moved from Chesapeake City to Charleston a couple of years ago and when I decided to make a trip back home naturally I decided to stay in this beautiful town that I love. Shipwatch, located waterfront on the C & D Canal was the obvious choice. The interior is beautifully decorated in Victorian style and there is a wonderful upper porch where you can sit and watch the big ships make their way through the canal, and enjoy the lights from Schaefers Canal House restaurant and marina across the water. The rooms are beautifully appointed as well. Renee, the hospitable innkeeper will make you a fabulous breakfast each morning in the dining room (my favorite room here...it is gorgeous) My only negative for the Inn is the heavy presence of fragrance in the rooms. Between plug-in air fresheners, incense oil sticks and perfumed fabric softener used on all the bedding I got a splitting headache and had to remove everything I am allergic to. Would advise those with allergies to mention this ahead of time so as to have room ready for your arrival. I can't wait for my next visit home and another stay at the Shipwatch.
5 su aprile 17, 2013
Serene Beautiful view of the canal from porch outside bedroom Delicious cupcakes at check in :) Wonderful experience!
5 su settembre 26, 2012
We were traveling back to NY from VA and decided to stay overnight along the way. We didn't know anything about Chesapeake City, MD, or the Ship Watch Inn. We are so glad we decided to stay there! The Inn was perfect - rooms, hospitality, breakfast, layout, porches, and more. The small City itself was charming with great views, restaurants and shops. In the future, we will plan another trip to the Ship Watch Inn for sure!
5 su settembre 20, 2012
Balcony view made our stay wonderful! The staff was polite and breakfast hit the spot. The city is quaint and fun to explore too!
4,8 su giugno 03, 2012
We stayed here because we were attending a wedding that was at the Chesapeake Inn and our stay just added to our awesome weekend. Renee was so sweet we wanted to take her home with us. Awesome homemade waffles! The views are spectacular and we were lucky enough to see a huge cargo ship. Rooms were spotless and the inn was well maintained with clean, modern bathrooms. Will definitely be going back! Thank you for great memories.
4,0 su agosto 26, 2009
My husband and I stayed at the Ship Watch Inn for our anniversary in August 2009. The view from the balcony was fantastic. The breakfast served on our balcony was wonderful. We booked a small room with a queen bed for a good price since we knew we would be outside on the balcony more than inside the room. Baked goods, water and soda were complimentary during our stay. The room was clean and comfortable. We would stay there again.
4,0 su giugno 12, 2009
We have just returned from the Ship Watch Inn and found the entire experience to be wonderful. The Inn was very clean with a fantastic location and interesting furnishings. Breakfast was delicious, and there was an abundance of desserts, snacks and drinks available at any time. We are already planning a return trip.
4,4 su giugno 08, 2009
We spent a night at the Ship Watch Inn, a last minute decision that we are so glad we made! A great advantage here is that the SWI allows one night stays, invaluable to people like us with small children who sometimes get away for one night but rarely more. The second best thing is that it is so close. Only a little over an hour drive from our Main Line home and we were in a whole new world. Who knew! If you looked up "quaint" in the dictionary, you'd find this town. Adorable old homes and shops and restaurants, all in a few blocks radius that just begs for you to get out and stroll. All in view of the gorgeous C&D canal, a lovely waterway abounding with pretty boats and interesting ships and charm. The Inn itself is perfectly situated on the water with views from every room. Come and go from your room through the Inn or down the outside stairs from your balcony overlooking the canal. We spent the first morning walking the town, and afternoon sunning on the balcony, watching the boats. After drinks at the Chesapeake Inn, and dinner waterside at Bayard House, we enjoyed the SWI's hot tub under the stars and then our jacuzzi bath in our room. There was a wedding party staying next door, getting prepped for the nuptuals. They were relatively quiet, but it would have been nice if this had been mentioned to us when we made our reservation. On the down side, and these are sort of nit-picky, the room was freezing and I couldn't figure out how to adjust the a/c. The a/c also made a whooshing sound that kept me awake. There were some yucky hairs in the bathroom and some cobwebs in the corner, but overall the place was very clean. The walls are thin and you will hear your neighbors come home at 2:00 a.m. The morning breakfast is served outside your room on the deck, weather permitting. The service, coffee and french toast were excellent, the sausage not-so-much. Overall, I highly recommend the Ship Watch Inn. You'll be pleasantly surprised.
5 su maggio 07, 2009
Very clean.. Great views of the canal. Very good breakfast. Can not wait to come again!
5 su febbraio 11, 2009
My husband and I found the Shipwatch Inn over 3 years ago.....we love it. Renee always makes us feel like family and the rooms are like home. We've stayed in just about every room and can honestly say we have no favorite. The beds are so comfortable, the view is unbelievable, and the breakfast is delicious!! We "go home" at least 3-4 times a year and made sure to go at different seasons. It's always welcoming and the people in town could not be more accomodating. Can you tell how much Lucy and Ethel love the Ship Watch Inn?
5 su gennaio 02, 2009
I would recommend the Annapolis Suite to anyone. The view was breathtaking, the room was immacualte, and the bathroom was outstanding. It had a large jacuzzi tube as well as a seperate shower. The service was excellent and I can't wait to return.
5 su novembre 04, 2008
The Ship Watch Inn B&B was a wonderful place to stay with a beautiful hew. The rooms are spacious and clean. I loved sitting on the porch outside my room. Relaxing, watching the boats pass!
5 su settembre 22, 2008
My wife and I stayed here for our anniversayr and we had a great time. It is very clean and quaint. The breakfast was delicious and the staff was very courteous. The area surrounding the Ship Watch Inn was picturesque and there was always something to do. We definitely will be back.
5 su luglio 14, 2008
My husband and I have been coming to Chesapeake City since 1995. I enjoy the view on the Inn right in the C&D Canal. The breakfast is served right outside your door on the porch. I love this place and people.
5 su luglio 07, 2008
Every year, one week before christmas when all the shopping is done, the presents are wrapped and the tree is trimmed, we book a overnight stay at the Ship Watch Inn, we take our two daughters and their grandmother. It was a tradition we started 9 years ago and every year it just gets better! The inn is alway decorated so festive and beutiful, the rooms are so cozy and tastefully decorated, we usually make dinner resevations for after we check in, after dinner we enjoy the hot tub, while watching the ships go by, and the next day we hit the charming stores located in chesapeak city for some last minute christmas shopping! This is something we look forward to every year!!
5 su giugno 18, 2008
Every year, my wife and I make a point of going to the Ship Watch Inn just before the start of the school year. It is a guaranteed way to relax and prepare for the beginning of school. Only an hour away from West Chester, PA, it is a completely different and welcome environment.
5 su maggio 28, 2008
We reserved rooms for friends & ourselves without seeing the Inn. We had beautiful rooms. They were helpful making reservations at the restaurant on short notice (and getting us good seats on a very busy night) The whole experience was wonderful & we will be back soon.
5 su febbraio 27, 2008
This place was absolutely stunning. The romance, the history and the SUPER nice people will keep you wanting more. We booked the Annapolis Suite and it exceeded our expectations with its tasteful decor, jacuzzi and balcony. I'm definitely coming back!
4,8 su novembre 06, 2007
The hot tub is great!
4,0 su agosto 22, 2007
Thank you for such a wonderful and memorable time at Ship Watch Inn. The rooms, service, location was great. I'm wish I was able to get 2 days and not just one day there. Looking forward to a return visit. Thank you again for everything !