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Ship Watch Inn

401 First Street , Chesapeake City, MD 21915 USA (Show map)
28 Reviews
$99 - $245
per night

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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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  • Guest room4.8
  • Services4.7
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.5

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Great view

4.4 on April 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.

outstanding athmosphere and service

4.4 on April 06, 2014

stayed in various rooms, perfect cleanliness and equipment. In some rooms a table ( to work on) is missing.

Very nice B & B

4.0 on March 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

Wedding weekend

4.2 on March 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.

Warm Hospitality

4.8 on March 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.

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Location Type

Canalside, Small town


Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington)

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Other

On-site amenities

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

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

Terms and Conditions

  • 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.



Renee McKenney

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

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  • 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.

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

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