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Ship Watch Inn

401 First Street , Chesapeake City, MD 21915 USA (Show map)
4.7
46 Reviews
$99 - $245
per night

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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
  • Services4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.5

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Home Away From Home

5 on July 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.


Breathtaking View, and Fabulous Food!

4.8 on July 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!


Beautiful, Charming, & Memorable Stay

5 on July 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


July 4th in Chesapeake City

4.8 on July 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.


Cannot wait to return! :)

5 on July 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.


Can't imagine staying anywhere else!

5 on July 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.


The Best B&B in Chesapeake City

5 on June 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.


Cousin Retreat

5 on June 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.


A nice place to stay

4.6 on June 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.


Awesome Stay

5 on June 09, 2014

I took my wife to the Ship Watch Inn for her birthday. It was a hit and the staff was very friendly.


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Location

Location Type

Canalside, Small town

Airport

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Other

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: 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.

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

BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

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

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