Flag House Inn

24 Randall St , Annapolis, MD 21401-1720 USA (Show map)

About

The perfect location with on-site parking, king or twin beds, private baths, comfortable seating, good lighting, and in-room cable TV. On the block connecting the historic waterfront and the U.S. Naval Academy in the National Historic District, Flag House Inn offers five guest rooms (including a two-room suite). Splendid interiors are filled with original naval and nautical art and memorabilia, fine paintings, antiques, and reproductions. The large front porch, flying the state or national flags of guests, greets you with swings and teak benches. Enjoy a large, hot breakfast before visiting Flag House’s beautiful and historic neighborhood.

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Pleasant, restful...very welcoming.

5 on June 08, 2015

We felt like we were visiting the home of friends. Hosts are friendly and accommodating and the food was good. The atmosphere was relaxed and that's just what we came for. The house has an authentic feel of an inn that, with a little imagination, can transport you back to the earlier days of Annapolis being a busy port and seat of government. Oh, did I say the bed was comfortable? :)


A Must Stay

5 on June 07, 2015

From the beginning of our first correspondence with Charlotte, to our last good-bye, we felt as if we became acquainted with and cared for, by a distant relative. Our room, the Sailing Captain, was comfortable, immaculately clean, with a personal air conditioning remote enabling us to sleep as cool as we like. Breakfasts were delicious consisting of a warm entree such as quiche, or baked blueberry French toast, along with fruit, juice, and warm sweet bread. I will say that the photos of the Flag House Inn do not do this charming B&B justice. Given the opportunity, we will gladly revisit the Schmickles and their Inn.


First time in Annapolis

5 on June 05, 2015

Super knowledgeable, friendly hosts, great location - wonderful intro to Annapolis. We came from a wedding on the Eastern Shore on our way to DC, decided to spend a night in Annapolis. Should have planned a longer stay with the Flag House Inn as our base. Charlotte and Bill made us feel right at home, guided us to restaurants, sights. Excellent breakfast topped by a sunny farewell photo with the Washington State flag. Much fun.


Excellent B&B in historic Annapolis

4.6 on May 16, 2015

Close to the waterfront and in the historic district, this B&B is an perfect. Excellent accommodations and delicious breakfasts make this the perfect choice for Annapolis.


The place to stay in Annapolis!

5 on April 01, 2015

Breakfast was incredible every morning. The owners gave us great ideas for our daily agendas. Cozy and comfortable rooms with updated amenities. The B&B to stay at in Annapolis!


Excellent

5 on March 18, 2015

Our recent stay at the Flag House Bed and Breakfast Inn was outstanding. Our hosts, Bill and Charlotte, are incredibly kind and hospitable folks which made our visit an exceptionally enjoyable experience. Parking is limited in Annapolis, so we were grateful that Flag House B&B offers free parking to their guest. Additionally, Flag House's location is optimal for visits to the Naval Academy and historic downtown Annapolis, all within walking distance. We don't mind stairs, so staying on the top floor wasn't a problem for us. There are no elevators, so others may choose to stay on a lower floor. The top floor offered a great view, and the road-side room was surprisingly quiet. Both rooms that we chose are opposite the hall from each other, making it very convenient for our family. We were in awe of the history just within the Flag House. Bottom line, Flag House Inn is an exceptionally clean, quiet, friendly, conveniently located, and superbly operated inn that we found far exceeded our value expectations. We look forward to staying there again!


Delightful innkeepers

5 on January 29, 2015

We would like to take this opportunity to highly recommend the Flag House Inn in Annapolis, Maryland to anyone looking for upscale accommodations, adjacent to the Naval Academy, convenient to everything and hosted by a fun couple. Bill and Charlotte Schmickle have owned and operated the Inn for 14 years and obviously love what they do. We made reservations at the last minute but Charlotte accommodated us with a smile in her voice. When we arrived after dark and tired from driving for hours in a heavy rain storm, Bill and Charlotte greeted us graciously and Bill even parked our car for us. Charlotte showed us to our room, which we found comfortable, clean as a pin and tastefully decorated. Breakfast was a joy with new friends and animated conversation. Our weekend was short but enough to encourage us to put Annapolis and the Flag House Inn on our short list for a return visit.


great place to stay a few nights!

4.8 on January 05, 2015

wonderful & helpful hosts in a lovely quiet well-kept perfectly located b & b in Annapolis (which has more to see & do than we expected).


Holiday Weekend in Annapolis

5 on January 04, 2015

Spending a weekend just before the Christmas holidays was a wonderful treat at the Inn. Our hosts were so friendly and their inn was more like a second home than a place to spend the weekend. The breakfasts each day were delicious and varied and they made every effort to make us feel at home. That together with the holiday midnight shopping night as well as the holiday lighted boat parade in the harbor, a few minutes walk from the inn, made the entire weekend a joy. Charlotte and Bill shared so much knowledge about the area and Bill's discussions at breakfast added so much to the conversation allowing all of the guests feel as if we had known everyone for a very long time, just as if we were seeing old friends again. Being right across the street from the entrance to the Naval Academy permitted us to take long walks enjoying the campus as well as the sites and sounds of the academy as well. The Flag House Inn is an exceptional place to spend a wonderful time together.


Can't wait to stay here again!

5 on December 28, 2014

Absolutely perfect in every regard. Booking was a breeze, arrival smooth and incredibly welcoming. Bill helped carry our bags in and situated our vehicle, which we did not have to drive the entire time we were there. Charlotte showed us up to our rooms and gave us a tour of the home. Having our state flag flown during our stay was very special, we took many pictures on the adorable front porch where we enjoyed evening cocktails on the swing and chairs, watching midshipmen and other tourists stroll past. We were in town for our 25th USNA reunion, so the location was the total envy of all of our classmates. Our room was comfortable, well apportioned, with amazing view of the Naval Academy chapel. Charlotte and Bill were full of amazing stories about the area and the house itself, we just could not have had a better time. We were ready to make reservations for our 30th reunion, but they don't book THAT far out - ha!


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Rooms & Rates

King or twin bed rooms

Our four guest rooms accommodating up to two guests have either king or twin beds, cable TV, private bath, comfortable seating and good lighting for reading.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Two-room suite

Our two-room suite occupies the entire second floor of one of the paired townhouses that comprise Flag House Inn. The front room has a king Hickory-White pencil-post bed, love seat, wing chair and cable TV. The back room has a twin bed, large Hickory-White couch, wing chair and cable TV. There is an en suite private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

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Location

Location Type

Chesapeake Bay, Downtown, Small town

Airport

Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington) 20 miles

Directions to property:

From I-95 or I-495 from Washington, DC, or I-97 from Baltimore, exit onto MD 50 east toward the Bay Bridge. Exit MD 50 at exit #24 Rowe Blvd (bear to right at end of ramp). At second traffic light turn left onto Taylor Avenue. Go two blocks until Taylor Avenue dead ends and bear to the right. After going through the curve turn right at the traffic light. You will now be on King George Street (no street sign at this point). Go to end of King George St. and turn right onto Randall Street (at Naval Academy gate). Flag House Inn is the 8th house on the right. Turn into driveway and come to the front door of #24. From the Eastern Shore of Maryland Take Hwy 50 West to exit #27 (to USNA). At very end of exit ramp turn left. Continue straight and cross the US Naval Academy Bridge. At the second traffic light turn left onto King George Street (no street sign at this point). Go the the end of King George St and turn right onto Randall Street (at USNA main gate). Flag House Inn is the 8th house on the right. Turn into driveway and come to the #24 front door.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, U.S. Naval Academy, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland State House, St. John's College, William Paca House, Hammond Harwood House, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet , on-site parking, porch, swings

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hunting, Kayaking, walking, running, segway tours, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only On front porch only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Most weekends @ two-nights, longer for special event weeks
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's stay or 50% for special events
  • Cancellations: No-shows or cancellations within 10 days of arrival date will be subject to the full rate for the full stay or any portion that cannot be re-booked. A minimum of $25.00 per room processing fee will be charged for any cancellation.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Charlotte & Bill Schmickle

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

Bill and Charlotte enjoy walking in historic Annapolis, reading and fine dining, interior design, Navy sports and boating with friends. Bill is past chair of the Annapolis Historic Preservation Commission.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30-9:30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Recipes