4.4 on October 18, 2016
My husband and I have made day trips from Philadelphia to Chesapeake City before, but never stayed overnight. We decided to stay the weekend for our anniversary. We had a lovely stay at the Ship Watch. We were able to get a parking spot upon arrival which was great since parking is pretty limited. The Inn was decorated very nicely for the fall. We stayed in the Talbot Room which was comfortable and lovely. The rooms were very clean. The view from the outside deck was incredible. This was our first time staying at a B&B, so the adjustment to the noise was a little hard to get used to - there were a few couples celebrating late on the deck one night and smoking right outside our sliding door. Breakfast the next morning was delicious and service was great. My only complaint is that on Sunday morning, the water bottles were completely empty from the fridge, so there was not water. We had overheard a table to people traveling together saying how they came down in the middle of the night to get a bunch of water and cleared it out. I would expect things like that to be refilled first thing in the morning (by this time it was about 9am). Overall a great stay and would definitely return!
4.8 on October 17, 2016
I stayed one night while attending a party at the nearby Chesapeake Inn. The Inn is charming -- lovely room right on the canal and a short walk to stores and sights. The breakfast was delicious and the staff couldn't have been friendlier.
4.8 on October 11, 2016
Stayed in the Annapolis Suite for 2 nights....very relaxing and comfortable stay. Would highly recommend to friends and planning to stay again.
4.8 on October 10, 2016
We live about an hour and a half from the Shipwatch. We were guests at this B&B last year and wanted to return with friends. They were not disappointed. We had good sunny weather and enjoyed our time at Shipwatch. Local restaurants are great. Breakfast and snacks at Shipwatch were very nice. A good time was had by all!
5 on October 05, 2016
We have stayed many times at the shipwatch inn. I believe we have stayed in every room. We love it here. Renee and her staff are second to none. The rooms are clean and the view is spectacular! If you are lucky a large ship will pass down the canal. Being that close to one is something to behold. The town is quite and quaint. The locals are very friendly and you don't have to worry about crime. The Chesapeake inn is a great place for brunch, lunch or dinner. The sushi is outstanding and the drinks are a real treat. We were just down last Sunday and ate on their terrace. Beautiful. Getting back to the shipwatch! Many rooms have jacuzzis and fireplaces. The decks have a perfect view of the C&D canal. The breakfast is always delicious in a pleasing atmosphere. Coffee,soft drinks,water,cookies and cake are available anytime. The Wifi doesn't skip a beat. That just about sums it up. You won't regret staying at the shipwatch! Don Whisler
4.8 on September 19, 2016
Wow - we just stayed at Ship Watch and it was a fabulous 2 day trip. My husband and I stayed in the Chesapeake Suite. It was very spacious - and what a view . We ate breakfast the first morning on our deck - it was divine and then the second morning we ate in the dining room as we had to leave right away. Parking is a little tight but we were able to find a spot on a street nearby and our vehicle was safe . Will be planning another trip in either the Spring or the Fall. Sounds like alot of fun happenings in the town so want to check them out in the future. Thank you to all at the Ship Watch Inn for making our 25 Year Anniversary getaway a wonderful one.
4.6 on September 16, 2016
Our anniversary was in June and our kids gave us a stay here and dinner at Chesapeake Inn. What a relaxing time - loved the jacuzzi. The room was lovely and breakfast delicious. Nice 2 hour afternoon cruise with MV Bay Breeze with pickup at town dock - a very short walk from the inn.
4.8 on September 10, 2016
Chesapeake City was a perfect getaway thanks to the accommodations and staff of the Ship Watch Inn. We plan to return!
4.2 on September 03, 2016
We had such a wonderful weekend, we already booked for the same time next year. The rooms are spacious and clean. Breakfast was served on the porch each morning. The view is WONDERFUL! Restaurants are within walking distance and so are the many shops in town. Sharon checked us in and went above and beyond during our stay. She was absolutely wonderful from beginning to end. It was our first stay at a bed and breakfast and it was perfect.
5 on August 28, 2016
I booked this B&B on line without any idea where Chesapeake City was, on route to drop off my daughter in NC. What a surprise to arrive in this charming little town, and to be staying in this wonderful B&B right on the canal. Our room was beautiful, our view of the canal was breath taking and our breakfast was served right outside of our room on the deck overlooking the canal. A block away are sweet stores, a coffee shop, a crab shack and great dining and entertainment on the shoreline. I will go out of my way to return to this wonderful inn. Cakes/brownies/cookies/water/coffee etc all extras available! FIVE STARS!
4.0 on August 24, 2016
Loved the room and the view. Breakfast was very good and was served on the porch outside our room. Would definitely go back.
4.6 on August 20, 2016
Very relaxing stay, we love visiting the ship watch inn. We have stayed there many times and plan on returning again
4.6 on August 11, 2016
Great view of the canal and surrounding area from our third floor deck. Stayed two nights and had an excellent breakfast each morning which was served to us on the deck outside of our room.
4.6 on August 10, 2016
The first week of August every year, we travel by boat to the Chesapeake. Wherever we go, we always make sure to visit the Shipwatch Inn for at least one night but generally two. The view is gorgeous, the accommodations are exceptional and the breakfast is always top notch. There are many restaurants to sample, shops to visit and the people are so warm and comfortable. I highly recommend visiting the Shipwatch Inn to relax and unwind.
4.4 on August 08, 2016
We were here for a wedding and the Inn was an excellent place to stay. The staff were very professional, courteous, and efficient. Breakfast was excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
5 on July 26, 2016
Extremely friendly service, Fantastic view overlooking the canal, less than fifty feet from the canal's edge. Breakfast was outstanding.
4.2 on July 25, 2016
Wonderful! We stayed in the Annapolis Suite and loved the view, tub and the bed was very comfortable. My only complaint would be the dust on the ceiling fan and some flyer under the bed. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We will return in the near future.
5 on July 24, 2016
Really enjoyed our stay here. Room was clean, bed very comfortable, breakfast was wonderful. Innkeepers were great. We had booked a sunset cruise on the canal and were supposed to go on the other side of the canal over a bridge under construction. She knew the people who ran the cruise and called and had them pick us up at the dock on our side saving us time going over and coming back.
4.4 on July 23, 2016
Our first time at Ship Watch but, when we go to Chesapeake City again, not our last. The room was clean and well maintained. Our inkeeper Sharon was as accomondating as they come. Very enjoyable stay.
4.6 on July 20, 2016
My girlfriend and I stayed in the Annapolis Suite and had an experience that we will never forget. The breakfast on Saturday morning was the cherry on top! I haven't had homemade sausage and waffles like that ever. The service from checking in to checking out was superb as well.
4.2 on July 20, 2016
We stayed at the Ship Watch Inn for a relaxing getaway! Sitting on the balcony outside our room, overlooking the canal and watching the ships go by was so wonderful! What a view! Snacks, home baked cake and cookies and drinks were out for your enjoyment all day. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast of waffles, strawberries and sausage. Our room was clean and bed comfortable. Just have a suggestion to leave another set to towels if needed. The little town is quaint and charming and walking distance to all the shops. We ate at the Chesapeake Inn and had an awesome dinner. We hope to return someday!
4.2 on July 16, 2016
What an amazing find this was for my friend and me! Ship Watch Inn is a lovely inn with carefully appointed, clean, cozy rooms (and very comfortable bed!) along with a great view across the canal. The staff could not have been nicer or more accommodating. The full breakfast was delicious (an abundant), as was 24 hour access to beverages and homemade baked goods. A very welcoming place to stay in a quaint little town.
5 on July 06, 2016
We truly enjoyed our stay at this very nice establishment. The breakfasts were outstanding and the goodies that were available 24/7 were delish! The only negative thing about our stay was that the hot tub was not functioning. We can't wait to return for another trip.
5 on June 30, 2016
A perfectly lovely and welcoming B & B. Brealfast on the balcony, right outside your room overlooking the C & D canal is very nice and so very delicious. The staff is fantastic and the rooms are absolutely charming. Coffee, drinks and fresh baked goods are availanle 24/7 and that adds even more coziness to your stay. My husband and i love it. Our hostess Renee was fantastic and very kind throughout her very busy day. We will definitely stsy here again.
5 on June 27, 2016
I stay at Ship Watch Inn every year for a few nights and it's like home away from home! The accommodations are upscale, spotless, and provide the best waterfront views on the C&D canal. The staff is extremely professional and knowledgable about the area, and they go out of their way for their guests. The fresh baked deserts available any hour in the dining room is a very nice touch! – Mike Kucera
4.4 on June 14, 2016
My wife and I enjoyed yet another stay at The Ship Watch Inn. Everything there makes you want to extend your stay and you don't want to leave. It's really hard to say what the best part is....the views are magnificent, the staff friendly and attentive, the food is served outside your door on the balcony and a small town right out of a novel.
5 on June 09, 2016
Great place, very nice people
Good Morning, Thank you for staying with us at Ship Watch Inn. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to future visits.
5 on June 07, 2016
It's a perfect place to stay..super clean and beautiful rooms and excellent staff. It's fabulous
5 on May 26, 2016
Ship Watch Inn has outstanding views of the water. We loved sitting out on the porch and the breakfast was served there, also. The rooms are beautiful. Great place for a nice get-away!
4.2 on May 20, 2016
We really enjoyed our stay. Everything was clean and people were very friendly. The only thing that would have been nice was a fan for some air circulation in the room. Would like to visit again.
4.4 on May 10, 2016
Once again, we really enjoyed our stay at the Ship Watch Inn. It was our second time we stayed here and both times were great. The meals were fantastic. Hats off to the cook!! Another plus is, we always meet other nice couples there to share stories with.....
4.6 on April 19, 2016
We stayed here with some friends for a weekend getaway and had a great time. The town was very nice, and there were plenty of places within walking distance to shop, eat, drink and be merry. This was our first real Bed and Breakfast and it was a real pleasant surprise. We would definitely recommend it to others and will be returning in the future when the weather gets warmer and we will be able to enjoy sitting on the porch and enjoy the waterway views.
4.6 on April 14, 2016
My daughter got married in November and everything went great. The room was very comfortable and breakfast, you couldn't have asked for a better meal. My daughter's wedding was beautiful and we had great weather for taking pictures outside. I can't wait to visit again.
4.6 on March 28, 2016
My husband and I stayed for two nights recently. We had a warm, welcoming experience. Sharon and Renee made sure we were satisfied with our stay. Can't wait to return. The hot tub was not working at the time of our visit but we were compensated with a gift certificate for money off a future stay and also with a gift certificate the the Chesapeake Inn. The breakfast was delish and the baked goods were an added treat.
5 on March 22, 2016
My husband and I and one of couple visited Ship Watch on 3/19/16. We were a little late, but the innkeepers had our information ready for us and it was an easy check-in. Our rooms were a bit small but nicely furnished (not looking for a big room anyway since only sleeping there). Our room overlooked the Canal and had a wonderful deck but it was too cold to go on the deck. We dined that evening at the Chesapeake Inn and had a good meal. Prior to dinner, we like to have wine and cheese at the inn, but there really is no sitting room to do that so we improvised and used the check-in desk. The next morning, we had a FABULOUS breakfast of eggs benedict with fresh fruit and OJ. After a short walk around town, we headed home. It is a very comfortable inn for the value and the innkeeper was very nice. It also is one of the only places that offers a 1 night stay, which is what we wanted..
4.4 on March 15, 2016
This is a great treasure in Chesapeake City. The inn keeper was delightful. It was our first experience at a B&B and had a pleasant stay. We will be back!
5 on February 25, 2016
My husband and I stay here every February. The Ship Watch Inn is our favorite place close to home. The rooms are absolutely beautiful, spacious, clean and the view is amazing!!! We are lovers of summer time, but coming here in the winter is the only thing we look forward to every year. The staff are amazing!! The eggs benedict with crab is delicious!! Even the guests that stay are great!! We have had great conversations with the guests. Walking through the little quaint town, running into people we met back at the Inn, makes it feel like home away from home. We CAN NOT WAIT to come back in 2017. Ship Watch Inn, Chesapeake Inn, Chesapeake City.....WE LOVE YOU!!
4.2 on February 23, 2016
Chesapeake City is one of my favorite American towns- so quaint and quiet and the ships going thru the C& D Canal are amazing. But the Ship Watch was absolutely lovely- clean- incredible views and the breakfast was delicious. Suzanne
4.8 on February 21, 2016
Great stay - what I liked most: outstanding view large room with comfy king size bed super soft towels breakfast to order friendly staff - Sharon and Renee
4.8 on February 18, 2016
First time staying in a B&B and Ship Watch Inn did not disappoint! Everything I'd imagined was realized: Cozy, homey, inviting, clean and comfy. Privacy when desired and friendly, local knowledge by wonderful innkeepers, Sharon and Rene! Daily breakfast was delicious and I haven't even mentioned the quaint little shops/restaurants or the amazing water view!
3.6 on January 12, 2016
The room was very nice and Sharon was kind. Giving advice on restaurants sightseeing etc. What a beautiful little town. I would like to go back in the spring or summer. Very quaint and clean bed and breakfast.
We are happy to hear you enjoyed our town. We look forward to your visit in the Spring.
5 on January 12, 2016
We had a great time at the Ship Watch Inn. If you enjoy looking at ships close-up this is the place to go. Very comfortable bed, great views. We're coming back when it is warmer so we can sit outside and watch the big boats pass by. The Inn made it as one of our best trips. Thank you!
Thank you kindly for such a nice review. We do feel that the views are spectacular and the warmer months offer some great views of recreational boats as well.
5 on January 05, 2016
I love this Inn and I love Chesapeake City especially during the holidays. We had a fabulous time and the Inn was so beautifully decorated it was enchanting. We visit a few times a year and I am certainly looking forward to my next visit. The Inn keepers are fantastice, extremely attentive and easy going. The breakfasts are delicious!
5 on January 04, 2016
First class.....start to finish.....we'll be back!
We do love our Inn. Thank you for your review. We look forward to your return.
4.8 on December 18, 2015
Very accommodating check in even though we arrived after hours. B&B decorated very nicely for the holiday, especially Frosty! Great breakfast both days. Staff very responsive and helpful. Great views of the Canal from our balcony. We hope to be back.
4.4 on November 09, 2015
Really nice place for a quiet weekend retreat. A very inviting bed and breakfast. Great location and the accommodations were excellent. Nearby restaurants had delicious meals. Staff was extremely friendly and made the stay very comfortable. Only suggestion would be to have a breakfast that can accommodate a gluten free diet. Had waffles for breakfast which I couldn't eat but my wife said they were delicious!!
5 on November 08, 2015
My wife and I have stayed at the Shipwatch Inn no less than six times. We have never been disappointed. The inn is beautiful, and the staff is friendly and accommodating. We love to sit in the rockers on the porch, and enjoy the scenic view of the canal, while enjoying complimentary snacks, coffee and tea. A beautiful and satisfying breakfast, freshly prepared, never fails to please, especially nice when enjoyed on the porch in nice weather.
4.4 on October 14, 2015
We had a great one night stay in the Wicomico room. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Can't wait to stay there again in the near future!!
4.6 on October 14, 2015
My husband, myself and another couple stayed at the B & B and it was awesome.. We had a great time and everybody was very friendly. The view from the rooms of the Bay were awesome.. Sat in the hot tub at night and watched the barges go by.. We will be back..
5 on October 01, 2015
This is our 7th plus visit to the SWI, and planning on visiting again in the future. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Thoroughly enjoyed our R&R there.
5 on September 30, 2015
Great B&B value. Room had a balcony overlooking the canal. Beautiful sunset. Renee was caring and concerned, and made a wonderful breakfast! Great restaurant literally next door...so you can stumble back after dinner. Would absolutely return if it fits our plans.
4.6 on September 06, 2015
Everything was exactly as represented on their view site. Beautiful room (Somerset) and amazing view. My only qualm is how noisy both mornings were. The first morning, a guest from one of the upper floors came down to the first floor deck right outside my room and made a very loud, long telephone call at 7:30 am. The other guests on the first floor were woken, too. The staff person noticed too and did nothing but roll her eyes. On the second morning, staff were dragging tables and chairs around on the deck outside my room to accommodate a larger group staying on other floors. Don't count on being able to sleep in past 7:30am.
5 on August 27, 2015
This place is great. The view, the keepers, the breakfast and night snacks can't be beat. They are very generous and have a comfortable inn. Can't wait to return for another visit and some R&R.
5 on August 18, 2015
the towels and sheets are the softest we have ever experienced away from home. The food was great, and the service is fantastic. They were very attentative to the needs of a wedding party. Awesome stay, beautiful view from the deck!
4.4 on August 17, 2015
The dining on our balcony was a lovely experience! This charming and beautiful B&B was perfect except for the parking. We had to rely on public parking and cross our fingers to find a spot close to the B&B. Otherwise, it is flawless and outstanding.
5 on August 12, 2015
The staff at the Ship Watch Inn were absolutely amazing! Our fight was delayed & they accommodated our late check-in, great breakfast & service, & a clean room & fresh towels every day. The property is beautiful and every room has a fantastic view of the canal. Wonderful experience, we will definitely be back!
5 on August 04, 2015
My husband and I shared our 18th wedding anniversary at the Ship Watch Inn and it surpassed all of our expecations. The room was gorgeous, the view was fantastic and the breakfast on the balcony was unbelievable. This was an amazing value and I cannot wait to return. The innkeepers do everything right. Don't stay here so there will be availability the next time I go (wink, wink).
4.2 on May 27, 2015
We enjoyed our stay, everything was just beautiful and comfortable. We did not get to eat breakfast due to an issue that was unforeseen with the inn. We will definitely come back.
4.6 on May 27, 2015
I would recommend this place to everyone. It is adorable. The location is perfect and the rooms are clean and comfortable. I had a great stay here.
4.8 on May 24, 2015
We spent our 25th wedding anniversary at the Shipwatch Inn and had a great time! The staff were very friendly and personable, we loved the view and the rocking chairs on the wrap around porch! Breakfast was delicious, and the town of Chesapeake City was charming! We would love to come back!
5 on May 13, 2015
We always stay at the Ship Watch Inn on our visits to Chesapeake City. Love the 2nd floor balcony, with the view of the canal and bridge. Very relaxing and Renee is always very accommadating.
4.0 on May 13, 2015
My husband and I came here from Philadelphia for our 15th anniversary. We were very pleased with the cleanliness and condition of The Ship Watch Inn. We stayed in the Annapolis room (corner room, 3rd floor) and it was beautiful!!! The room was a good size and the jacuzzi was fantastic! We only wished the bed was a little firmer but it's not a deal breaker! The Inn keeper Ms. Renee was very friendly and professional. The highlight of staying here was being able to park our car and walk to everything (restaurants, shopping, ice cream shop) the whole weekend. Every room at this Inn has a deck to walk out onto that you can eat meals on and watch all the ships & boats go by on the river. If you want to get away to a close, beautiful, calm and relaxing town--make a reservation here! Only an hour from Philly but the feel of a peaceful far away place!
4.8 on May 05, 2015
We had a great weekend stay at the inn peaceful and quiet, yet entertainment was a block away at the Chesapeake Inn. The only issue we had was no AC and the third floor was a little warm, But a fan was provided upon request. We will definatly be back!
4.6 on May 05, 2015
Great place, great service, clean, quaint, friendly and cozy!
4.2 on April 29, 2015
This was my first b&b experience...not only was it a welcoming breath of fresh air, it was a wonderful time. It was very peaceful and serene...a very nice quiet quaint town, like what you see on television, only it was very real. The staff was very welcoming and polite. The room was spacious and clean, with a door that opened to the porch outside...a large area where we ate our breakfast each morning. I would definitely go back again and definitely recommend this inn to anyone who wants to get away from the busy, hectic day to day craziness.
5 on April 29, 2015
We only stayed one night but we totally enjoyed ourselves...we were on the third flood with the balcony and it turned out to be a beautiful day...after we walked around the town and visited all the shops and bars...we got to go back to our rooms and sit out on the balcony and just watch all the lovely sights !!! We are already trying to pick another weekend this time !!! Place was clean, people were lovely and we had a delicious breakfast !! Thanks for a great time !!!
3.6 on April 29, 2015
We stayed in the Chesapeake room and loved every minute. Very clean. Renee was nice and helpful. We are definitely going to go back.
4.4 on April 24, 2015
Enjoyed the quiet and lovely surroundings while visiting with family. The staff rearranged tables and allowed extra family visiting time at breakfast, very appreciated.
4.4 on April 21, 2015
First time there and it will definitely NOT be our last time. Wonderful and friendly service, fantastic rooms and view and there is nothing about this experience that was not top notch. Only suggestion is try for more parking spaces. Leaving and finding a parking ticket was not a great ending, but a small price to pay for such a great time.
4.6 on April 19, 2015
The last few reviews say it all. After exploring the small town a perfect place to relax and enjoy the view of the canal. We had a third floor room and when the BIG ship passed by we were in awe. Would recommend to others
4.6 on April 14, 2015
Our stay was enjoyable. Loved the view. Wish it was a private deck though. Otherwise we loved our stay.
4.2 on April 12, 2015
This is THE place to stay in Chesapeake City. Every room faces the water, and after wandering around the very small town, there's nothing better than sitting on a rocker, on the porch, watching the activity on the canal. The room was comfortable and very clean. Rene, the innkeeper, was extremely accommodating and treated us like family. The fresh baked cookies and cake she put out each day were a nice treat. We will be back!
4.6 on April 09, 2015
Lovely room, great view, convenient to restaurants and bars, great breakfast. Loved the cookies!
4.2 on March 31, 2015
Very convenient access to shopping and restaurants. Would reccomend staying here.
4.6 on March 25, 2015
We love the views from our room. We come back time and time again. Our innkeeper is just great and the location is convenient to restaurants and shops. We had very noisy people above us who interrupted our sleep a number of times through each night. It made this visit a bit less enjoyable as usual. Otherwise, we love this B & B.
4.4 on February 22, 2015
First time staying at a B&B, won't be my last, would definitely stay here again!!
5 on February 17, 2015
Always enjoy spending time here. Very relaxing and convenient to local shops and dining.
4.6 on February 16, 2015
My wife and I just stayed for our anniversary. The Ship Watch Inn is a beautiful little bed and breakfast in Chesapeake City. The facility is spotless, and atmosphere is cozy and classy. Highly recommend staying here and checking out the shops in town. The Chesapeake Inn and The Bayard House are both in walking distance and are wonderful places to dine.
5 on November 18, 2014
Inn keeper and staff were all wonderful and we enjoyed our stay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"
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.
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.
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.
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!
5 on August 22, 2014
the view was outstanding
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
4.8 on June 08, 2014
We have stayed here twice now. The Inn Keeper Renee is very friendly and accommodating. The view of the canal is breathtaking! Breakfast is served on the porch each morning. It is prepared by Renee, who is also a very good chef. The rooms are very clean and decorated to the period of the old shipping days on the canal. We will most likely return again and again. What a charming Inn.
5 on May 22, 2014
We stayed her the night before and after our wedding. The staff were so friendly and so accommodating. The breakfast was amazing!!!! They took care of everyone that was with me and didn't mind my bridal party getting ready there. The views from the balcony were great! Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a nice quiet relaxing get away.
4.4 on May 20, 2014
Everything was exactly as we wanted. Lovely room and very nice breakfast! We'll be back!
4.4 on May 05, 2014
We spent a very relaxing weekend at the Ship Watch Inn! The views are amazing and the porch outside our room overlooked the water. The breakfast was fresh and substantial. I highly recommend this lovely inn for anyone wanting to decompress.
4.0 on May 05, 2014
We had a wonderfully relaxing weekend in the Talbot Room. It was just warm enough for us to enjoy the veranda. The town is so quaint with lots of shops and restaurants to tempt you. We would stay here again.
4.4 on May 02, 2014
Very nice place. Reminded me of my grandmothers home. Tv noise from other room was a bit loud. Great view and food was good. Very cozy.
3.6 on April 27, 2014
My husband & I stayed in the Dorchester Room #7 which was perfect. It was a bit chilly so we didn't get the opportunity to eat on the patio. When making the reservations I should have asked about the "snacks" because I saw some pretzels in a jar that was for everyone to help themselves. I don't eat food that everyone touches,that grossed me out.There were also some cookies and a few cupcakes...although I love fresh baked goods I try to eat well and would have loved some healthy choices. Maybe homemade granola bars could be added. Breakfast was a HUGE disappointment..We were offered scrambled eggs or a ham & cheese omelette.. Sadly we left hungry..... If your going to do 2 options they should be different and exciting...These choices were mundane.. As for the service WE LOVE TATUM!!!! Such a sweet young lady with a wonderful future planned... She will missed on our next visit. Overall you can't beat the views and the house is beautiful:)
5 on April 25, 2014
Firstly, Chesapeake City, MD is one of the most pleasant, quiet, and quaint little out of the way places you'll find, with plenty of character, charm, and shops! The Shipwatch is just great, with a very comfortable and well-appointed, "home away from home" feel. I loved it!
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.
4.4 on April 06, 2014
stayed in various rooms, perfect cleanliness and equipment. In some rooms a table ( to work on) is missing.
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
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.
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.
4.8 on February 22, 2014
What a wonderfule and comfortable B & B. Stayed in the Talbot Room with an awesome view and a very relaxing breakfast served the next morning. Highly recommend to everyone looking for a nice stay in small town America.
5 on February 19, 2014
Everything was great at this bed and breakfast! We actually felt like we were in a home away from home. View was great and staff great as well. All rooms clean and we had everything we needed for a nice romantic getaway! Breakfast was tasty :)
3.4 on August 10, 2013
We had a great time at the Ship Watch Inn. The rooms were very pretty, and comfortable. We were pleased overall with our stay, and would return. However, in the interest of excellence, there were a few issues I believe should be addressed. Our rooms were clean, but there was a ring of build up around the tub. Our breakfast (Belgian Waffles with fruit, was really disappointing, and my biggest complaint. The waffles were all very dry and dense, sort of powdery, if you will. The fruit was tasty, and there were lots of drink options. The guest pantry ran out of water, and it was never restocked. Upon checkout, the teenage cleaning crew was there, and VERY anxious to begin, apparently. They were standing at our door at ten till eleven, arms crossed, leaning against the wall. It seemed very tacky and rude. However, the young lady that served our breakfast on the second floor, was extremely nice, and very helpful. Despite these criticisms, it is a lovely Inn, and we enjoyed ourselves. These are just things that if improved, would put it in my 5 star category.
5 on May 30, 2013
Moved from Chesapeake City to Charleston a couple of years ago and when I decided to make a trip back home naturally I decided to stay in this beautiful town that I love. Shipwatch, located waterfront on the C & D Canal was the obvious choice. The interior is beautifully decorated in Victorian style and there is a wonderful upper porch where you can sit and watch the big ships make their way through the canal, and enjoy the lights from Schaefers Canal House restaurant and marina across the water. The rooms are beautifully appointed as well. Renee, the hospitable innkeeper will make you a fabulous breakfast each morning in the dining room (my favorite room here...it is gorgeous) My only negative for the Inn is the heavy presence of fragrance in the rooms. Between plug-in air fresheners, incense oil sticks and perfumed fabric softener used on all the bedding I got a splitting headache and had to remove everything I am allergic to. Would advise those with allergies to mention this ahead of time so as to have room ready for your arrival. I can't wait for my next visit home and another stay at the Shipwatch.
5 on April 17, 2013
Serene Beautiful view of the canal from porch outside bedroom Delicious cupcakes at check in :) Wonderful experience!
5 on September 26, 2012
We were traveling back to NY from VA and decided to stay overnight along the way. We didn't know anything about Chesapeake City, MD, or the Ship Watch Inn. We are so glad we decided to stay there! The Inn was perfect - rooms, hospitality, breakfast, layout, porches, and more. The small City itself was charming with great views, restaurants and shops. In the future, we will plan another trip to the Ship Watch Inn for sure!
5 on September 20, 2012
Balcony view made our stay wonderful! The staff was polite and breakfast hit the spot. The city is quaint and fun to explore too!
4.8 on June 03, 2012
We stayed here because we were attending a wedding that was at the Chesapeake Inn and our stay just added to our awesome weekend. Renee was so sweet we wanted to take her home with us. Awesome homemade waffles! The views are spectacular and we were lucky enough to see a huge cargo ship. Rooms were spotless and the inn was well maintained with clean, modern bathrooms. Will definitely be going back! Thank you for great memories.
4.0 on August 26, 2009
My husband and I stayed at the Ship Watch Inn for our anniversary in August 2009. The view from the balcony was fantastic. The breakfast served on our balcony was wonderful. We booked a small room with a queen bed for a good price since we knew we would be outside on the balcony more than inside the room. Baked goods, water and soda were complimentary during our stay. The room was clean and comfortable. We would stay there again.
4.0 on June 12, 2009
We have just returned from the Ship Watch Inn and found the entire experience to be wonderful. The Inn was very clean with a fantastic location and interesting furnishings. Breakfast was delicious, and there was an abundance of desserts, snacks and drinks available at any time. We are already planning a return trip.
4.4 on June 08, 2009
We spent a night at the Ship Watch Inn, a last minute decision that we are so glad we made! A great advantage here is that the SWI allows one night stays, invaluable to people like us with small children who sometimes get away for one night but rarely more. The second best thing is that it is so close. Only a little over an hour drive from our Main Line home and we were in a whole new world. Who knew! If you looked up "quaint" in the dictionary, you'd find this town. Adorable old homes and shops and restaurants, all in a few blocks radius that just begs for you to get out and stroll. All in view of the gorgeous C&D canal, a lovely waterway abounding with pretty boats and interesting ships and charm. The Inn itself is perfectly situated on the water with views from every room. Come and go from your room through the Inn or down the outside stairs from your balcony overlooking the canal. We spent the first morning walking the town, and afternoon sunning on the balcony, watching the boats. After drinks at the Chesapeake Inn, and dinner waterside at Bayard House, we enjoyed the SWI's hot tub under the stars and then our jacuzzi bath in our room. There was a wedding party staying next door, getting prepped for the nuptuals. They were relatively quiet, but it would have been nice if this had been mentioned to us when we made our reservation. On the down side, and these are sort of nit-picky, the room was freezing and I couldn't figure out how to adjust the a/c. The a/c also made a whooshing sound that kept me awake. There were some yucky hairs in the bathroom and some cobwebs in the corner, but overall the place was very clean. The walls are thin and you will hear your neighbors come home at 2:00 a.m. The morning breakfast is served outside your room on the deck, weather permitting. The service, coffee and french toast were excellent, the sausage not-so-much. Overall, I highly recommend the Ship Watch Inn. You'll be pleasantly surprised.
5 on May 07, 2009
Very clean.. Great views of the canal. Very good breakfast. Can not wait to come again!
5 on February 11, 2009
My husband and I found the Shipwatch Inn over 3 years ago.....we love it. Renee always makes us feel like family and the rooms are like home. We've stayed in just about every room and can honestly say we have no favorite. The beds are so comfortable, the view is unbelievable, and the breakfast is delicious!! We "go home" at least 3-4 times a year and made sure to go at different seasons. It's always welcoming and the people in town could not be more accomodating. Can you tell how much Lucy and Ethel love the Ship Watch Inn?
5 on January 02, 2009
I would recommend the Annapolis Suite to anyone. The view was breathtaking, the room was immacualte, and the bathroom was outstanding. It had a large jacuzzi tube as well as a seperate shower. The service was excellent and I can't wait to return.
5 on November 04, 2008
The Ship Watch Inn B&B was a wonderful place to stay with a beautiful hew. The rooms are spacious and clean. I loved sitting on the porch outside my room. Relaxing, watching the boats pass!
5 on September 22, 2008
My wife and I stayed here for our anniversayr and we had a great time. It is very clean and quaint. The breakfast was delicious and the staff was very courteous. The area surrounding the Ship Watch Inn was picturesque and there was always something to do. We definitely will be back.
5 on July 14, 2008
My husband and I have been coming to Chesapeake City since 1995. I enjoy the view on the Inn right in the C&D Canal. The breakfast is served right outside your door on the porch. I love this place and people.
5 on July 07, 2008
Every year, one week before christmas when all the shopping is done, the presents are wrapped and the tree is trimmed, we book a overnight stay at the Ship Watch Inn, we take our two daughters and their grandmother. It was a tradition we started 9 years ago and every year it just gets better! The inn is alway decorated so festive and beutiful, the rooms are so cozy and tastefully decorated, we usually make dinner resevations for after we check in, after dinner we enjoy the hot tub, while watching the ships go by, and the next day we hit the charming stores located in chesapeak city for some last minute christmas shopping! This is something we look forward to every year!!
5 on June 18, 2008
Every year, my wife and I make a point of going to the Ship Watch Inn just before the start of the school year. It is a guaranteed way to relax and prepare for the beginning of school. Only an hour away from West Chester, PA, it is a completely different and welcome environment.
5 on May 28, 2008
We reserved rooms for friends & ourselves without seeing the Inn. We had beautiful rooms. They were helpful making reservations at the restaurant on short notice (and getting us good seats on a very busy night) The whole experience was wonderful & we will be back soon.
5 on February 27, 2008
This place was absolutely stunning. The romance, the history and the SUPER nice people will keep you wanting more. We booked the Annapolis Suite and it exceeded our expectations with its tasteful decor, jacuzzi and balcony. I'm definitely coming back!
4.8 on November 06, 2007
The hot tub is great!
4.0 on August 22, 2007
Thank you for such a wonderful and memorable time at Ship Watch Inn. The rooms, service, location was great. I'm wish I was able to get 2 days and not just one day there. Looking forward to a return visit. Thank you again for everything !