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Ship Watch Inn

Chesapeake City, MD 21915 USA (Show map)
4.7
54 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
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.5

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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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5 on August 22, 2014

the view was outstanding


Great stay, perfect for a wedding party to share

4.6 on August 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.


Perfect for a Wedding weekend

4.8 on August 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.


Wonderful Time

4.8 on August 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.


Already booked multiple rooms for next year!

5 on July 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


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!


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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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