Robert Morris Inn - Historic Restaurant with Rooms

314 N. Morris Street P O Box 40, Oxford, MD 21654 USA (Show map)
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Dating from 1710 and celebrating its 300th Anniversary this year - join us! Once the home to Robert Morris Sr. and his son who gained fame as "Financier of the Revolution", now the Eastern Shore's most unique restaurant with rooms under celebrity Chef Proprietor, Mark Salter serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, veranda and dinner menus available. Located on the waterfront of this historic and quintessentially colonial American town, just steps from the Tred Avon River and the historic Oxford-Bellevue car ferry. Entering the Inn from the main street is like stepping back 300 years, a pristine yet historic interior welcomes with timber beams, panelled walls and open fires in the cooler months. Move on through to Salter's Tavern named after our celebrity chef owner, Mark Salter and you enter a more modern addition featuring historic red brick walls and old slate floors, again featuring magnificent fires in the cooler months and offering casual outside dining during balmy warm summers. 14 historic bedrooms are located on the second and third floors and adjacent to the Inn we have Bottle Cottage, housing two delightful waterfront rooms. All rooms have private baths, air-conditioning, and are individually decorated. The Oxford location is conveniently to St. Michaels, Easton, and Cambridge. The historic Oxford-Bellevue car ferry runs April-November and provides the 7 mile shortcut across the river from St. Michaels to Oxford.



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  • Guest room3.6
  • Service4.1
  • Value3.9
  • Cleanliness4.0
  • Onsite Dining3.7

Old-fashioned charm

5 on August 27, 2016

Charming old-fashioned hotel in a lovely sea-side village. Loved the afternoon tea. Could see myself relaxing there for a few days.

Very enjoyable stay

4.2 on May 28, 2012

The Inn is comfortably updated, yet keeps the historic look of the original Inn. Very clean and comfortable. Great food at the restaurant.

Website room photos misleading

2.2 on November 17, 2011

I decided to take advantage of a long weekend and book a room for my wife and I at the Robert Morris Inn. I went online to get an idea of what the Inn had to offer, and based on the limited photos posted on their website, I was favorably impressed and decided to make a booking. Shortly after I made my reservation online, I received a call from the Inn staff informing me that my reservation confirmation coincided with an update of their reservation system database, and the room I thought I had booked, turned out to not be available. The staffer apologized for the error, and mentioned they had one room available, and that it was one of their smaller rooms. Based on the decor and furnishings exhibited by the photos the Inn had posted on their website, I assumed the only difference in the smaller room would be size. I booked the smaller room, sight unseen. When my wife and I arrived to check in, we were shown to our room on the second floor. When the door was opened, we were greeted to a room that was indeed small, but the decor and furnishings could not have been further from our expectations. The walls, and ceiling, were covered in four different patterns of wallpaper, the furnishings resembled a collection of items from a thrift store, and the bathroom sink was barely big enough to wash your hands in. This room's decor bore little to no resemblance to those of the rooms showcased in the photos on the Inn's website. While we were told that this was a quaint room, and one that many previous guests considered to be charming, my wife and I checked out the next day for more spacious and comfortable quarters elsewhere. While I appreciate the historical significance and period details of the Robert Morris Inn, unless the management focuses some attention to the appointments and decor in ALL of their rooms, I will not be returning any time soon.

Quiet weekend

4.0 on June 30, 2011

Stayed in the Bottle Cottage, and enjoyed the large room and water view. Food and service are great, and it was very easy to walk to Mear's Marina and Schooners to join friends for boat rides and fun food.

Kayaking in Oxford 2011

3.4 on June 22, 2011

The Inn staff was very attentive to us at all levels. This is a beautiful and funky inn with character. Breakfast was outstanding.

Wonderful stay at Robert Morris Inn

5 on June 06, 2011

We enoyed a wonderful stay over Memorial Day weekend at the Robert Morris Inn. The Inn has a great atmosphere, is impeccably clean, our room was great and a terrific value, because the room had a sitting room and a terrific breakfast is included in the room rate. I will definitely return.

great stay at RMI

4.4 on May 15, 2011

the location, food and service were all excellent. if you are looking for modern amenities this is not your place, looking for a country inn...then stay here....

Robert Morris Inn April 2011

3.0 on May 09, 2011

Very nice place. Expensive but worth the money. Breakfast was especially nice.

Robert Morris Inn at Oxford, MD - Eastern Shore Rest

4.2 on April 23, 2011

We spent a few days at this wonderful inn....went before the summer rush. Food is great and we didn't want to eat anywhere else. Oxford is really a sleepy town with not much to do so it is perfect for resting and gazing at the still water of the Chesapeake. Took the convenient ferry (right out our door) to St Michaels to do the requisite shopping. All in all - restful and quiet. Kids would hate it....

Great weekend stay

4.4 on October 29, 2010

We were guests of the Robert Morris Inn but actually stayed at Sandaway Inn, a block away from the the Robert Morris. They were overbooked, so they moved us, but we can't complain because we had a beautiful room at the Sandaway and had great breakfasts at the Robert Morris Inn. The staff at the Robert Morris in were great - very friendly and accommodating. We'll definitely return.

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Rooms & Rates

King Room With Waterview

Country romantic style with views of the Chesapeake Bay waters. Rooms have a private bath. Non-Smoking. Cable TV. Breakfast included.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

King Room No Waterview

King room with a separate sitting room located in the Main Inn. Room has private bath. Non-Smoking. No TV is in your room. Breakfast included.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Colonial King

3rd Floor. Non-Smoking, King Bed, Sitting Area, His and Her Bathroom with claw foot tub & shower, Side Views of Oxford's harbor. No TV is in your room. Breakfast included.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Colonial Double

2nd Floor, Historic Room Dates Back To 1710 - Non-Smoking, Double Canopy Bed, Sitting Area, Private Full Bath, Side Views of the Historic Ferry & Bay. No TV is in your room. Breakfast included.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Queen Room No Waterview

2nd Floor, Non-Smoking, No Water View, small queen bedroom with sitting room, tiny shower bathroom. Located in the Main Inn. No TV is in your room. Breakfast included.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

Delmarva Penninsula, Eastern Shore, Mid-Atlantic, Talbot County, Maryland, Chesapeake Bay region, Small town, Village


Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington) 70 miles

Directions to property:

Route 50 East, to Route 322, go 3.4 miles and turn right on Route 333, proceed approx. 9 miles to Oxford, go straight through town until you reach the waters edge, the Robert Morris Inn is on the right. Speed limit 25mph - strictly enforced.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Easton, St. Michaels, Cambridge, Chesapeake Bay, Tilghman, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Hairdryer, Private entrance

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Oxford Ferry - Then Just 6 Miles to St. Michaels, Blackwater Wildlife Refuge, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: No deposit required. Credit card details required to secure reservations.
  • Cancellations: 7 day cancellation policy. Cancel outwith 7 days of arrival and there is no charge. Cancel within 7 days of your arrival and you will be charged the value of the first nights stay.
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Mark Salter & Ian Fleming

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  • Time Served: 7.30
  • Serving Location: Outside in fine weather, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Salters Tavern, Our Restaurant


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