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Ship Watch Inn

401 First Street , Chesapeake City, MD 21915 USA (Show map)
4.7
61 Reviews
$99 - $245
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About

This waterfront B&B offers 8 guest rooms and 2 suites, all overlooking the beautiful C&D Canal. All rooms have private baths, 6 with Jacuzzi tubs, private phone lines and cable t.v. Enjoy a full service breakfast outside your room on our breezy vistas overlooking the water. When the weather is chilly, our dining room is the perfect setting to enjoy breakfast while still taking in the breathtaking views. Relax in our outdoor hot tub which is open year-round or unwind at the Chesapeake Inn restaraunt with outdoor dining, live music, a gift shop and Tiki bar. Take a stroll around town for unique shopping or enjoy a boat tour of the magnificent canal. The Ship Watch Inn is the perfect setting for a romantic get-away, reunion with loved ones or relaxing retreat.

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Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.5

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Great experience

5 on November 18, 2014

Inn keeper and staff were all wonderful and we enjoyed our stay.


Unbeatable location

4.0 on November 12, 2014

Location location location We have stayed in Chesapeak city a few times but this was our first time at The Ship Watch. We travel with two other couples to B&B's and it was nice to be able to sit outside on the porch/deck together. We especially loved being right there on the water watching the boats and barges. The hot tub was very relaxing but we had to use our bath towels to dry off. So I would suggest extra towels in the room for the hot tub. The rooms were clean and very comfortable and the staff was very friendly. We requested three rooms on the second floor, the only down fall about that was we could hear everything from the rooms above. Like the zipper opening on their suitcase. Not sure what could be done about that. Our stay was wonderful and we are planing on making the Ship Watch Inn our fall 2015 get away.


Out of the way and great for "down time"

4.0 on October 26, 2014

Although I spent very little time in the room, (was only there to sleep), it is quaint, relaxing and worth your time to visit if you need a beautiful view and some personal down time. Restaurants nearby are all first class and within walking distance. You feel like family and feel safe and calm there.


beautiful view

3.2 on October 21, 2014

spent our one year anniversary here. very nice bed and breakfast. loved the view and the deck outside our room. my husband especially liked that there was cold drink and delicious snacks 24/7. The small city was adorable and we enjoyed walking through all the shops. Very relaxing and we will definitely be back again.


Wonderful time....

4.6 on October 06, 2014

We spent our first vacation time in Chesapeake City and had a wonderful time. The Ship Watch Inn was more than I could have asked for. Thank you for a memorable time. We will be back in the spring.


just what i was looking for

4.8 on September 14, 2014

great view! quiet, peaceful! a beautiful little town to stroll through with very friendly people. staff at the inn were friendly,attentive and caring. some reviews say it was like being at home. my family do not make me feel as welcome as they did. i did not want to leave. brakfast on the deck outside our rooms was icing on the cake. this stay was part of a present to my wife, she told me "you done good"


Nice Vacation

5 on September 10, 2014

My fiance and I stayed here for 3 days in September after the holiday rush. It was very relaxing. The room was clean and spotless. Renee greeted us as we checked in. There were snacks and beverages 24/7 which was very nice and they were delicious. Tatum made breakfast both mornings we were there - ham omelet with sausage and the next day french toast, both were delicious. Since it was after Labor Day some of the surrounding shops were closed be we did venture out a little. We loved that we saw some ships pass by while sitting on the deck, that was a plus. We will definitely go back and stay in the future. Thank you for a nice and relaxing vacation away from the city hustle and bustle.


Outstanding B&B

5 on August 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.


Great Location - Friendly Service

4.6 on August 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.


Excellent B&B

5 on August 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!


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Location

Location Type

Canalside, Small town

Airport

Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington)

Directions to property:

From New York and Philadelphia: South on I-95 to exit 1A (896 South, Middletown). Travel 4 miles to Route 40 west. Make Right on 40W. Travel 4 miles to Route 213 South. Make Left onto 213 and travel 6 miles to Canal. Cross over the C&D Canal bridge. At base of bridge, bear right. Yield sign bear right. Stop sign make left onto George St. Follow George St. 3 blocks till you dead end at the water. Ship Watch is on the corner of George St. & First St.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, C&D Canal, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Wi-Fi , Complimentary bottled water & sodas, and assorted "sweets"

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hot Tub, Waterside Picnic, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2 - 5pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Home is not baby proof & we cannot provide child equipment
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Mastercard
  • Cancellations: Because we are an inn and availability is limited, you can make changes or cancel your reservation up to 10 prior to your arrival date with no charge. You will be charged for the full rate of your stay if the cancellation or change is within 10 days of your arrival date.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Renee McKenney

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: M-F 7-9am Sat & Sun 8-10am
  • Serving Location: Outside on Decks, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Atkins


Signature Dish

Eggs Chesapeake
2 poached eggs served atop a slice of ham and toasted english muffin. Topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and creamy hollandaise sauce. Accompanied with chopped fresh fruit, coffee/tea and juice.


Details

401 First Street , Chesapeake City, MD 21915 USA (Show map)

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