Laurel Grove Inn on the South River

2881 South Haven Road , Annapolis, MD 21401 USA (Show map)


Laurel Grove Inn is an 8,400 sqft. home located on 3 acres overlooking the South River in Annapolis.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining4.6

An Untraditional B & B

3.6 on September 03, 2018

If you are looking for a stuffy, traditional B & B experience, this is not the place for you. There was a wonderful breakfast buffet complete with fresh fruit and options for everyone, and the company, including the two resident schnauzers, delivered a happy way to start the day. What was different about this place was the lack of pretense that comes with a traditional B & B. Tiffany is a casual innkeeper who gives you your space, while making sure you have everything you need and want. The location was exactly what we were looking for, right on the South River. We saw a fox, several deer, a crane, several herons, and a bald eagle flew by as we sipped coffee on the patio overlooking the river. The crew teams from the local college were out practicing before sunrise and the sunsets were a peaceful salute to busy days spent in the nearby city of Annapolis. It was what we expected when choosing this inn, and were quite pleased with our selection.

A cozy relaxing weekend

5 on August 13, 2018

Can’t say enough about this Inn. The Inn keeper makes you feel at home. The Inn overlooks South River. Outside our room was a patio with tables if you cared to bring your breakfast outside or just relax watching the boats go by. The breakfast was done in a buffet style and had quite a variety to eat along with a special hot entree prepared by the Inn keeper. This was a great find and can’t wait to return.

fabulous stay

5 on August 11, 2018

everything was perfect

First night as a married couple

3.8 on August 07, 2018

The view was wonderful and the breakfast was amazing. We wish we could have stayed one more night to enjoy it more but we had to keep moving. Service was great and she truly made you feel welcome in her home.

Room in a house

2.4 on July 31, 2018

Hostess was very hospitable and an OK place if you want a bedroom in someone's house, This is not what we expected for a B&B on the water.

Friendly and comfortable

4.6 on July 11, 2018

Enjoyed our stay as always. Wonderful hostess, great views at a great price. Breakfast is delish!

Beautiful Setting

4.6 on May 17, 2018

Beautiful view of river from our balcony & multiple rooms in the house. Very friendly & trusting owners, as they were not there when we checked in. Wide variety of snacks & drinks available in addition to a very nice breakfast.

A wonderful place to stay

5 on April 19, 2018

Laurel Grove Inn was a beautiful place for a weekend away. Tiffany was a great host and knew of plenty of things to do around the area. It was our first time in a B&B and couldn't be happier with the experience.

Great B&B

5 on April 07, 2018

This was my first experience at a B&B and I absolutely loved my stay. It was a great experience all around and certainly plan on going back

Negative customer service experience.

3.6 on April 04, 2018

I rated this B&B well in everything aside from service because I did not end up actually staying here, and I wanted to be fair to the establishment. Initially, I made my reservation and everything was fine. A few weeks passed and I realized I needed to change the dates of my reservation to a week before the week I initially selected. Same room, different week. I went through a lot of confusing emails with one of the innkeepers, they were having trouble keeping track of the room availability, our communications, etc. and overall I felt the interaction was fairly unprofessional after much back-and-forth. A month later, myself and my infant fell ill and cancelled our reservation as we live many states away and weren't fit to travel. We cancelled about a week before our scheduled reservation. I was sent a confirmation regarding the cancellation for the original, unrevised week! Overall I felt the innkeeper could have been a lot more organized and made my reserving experience more difficult than it needed to be. For this reason I cannot say that I will be trying to stay here again.

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Rooms & Rates

Arundel Arbor Suite

This serene king-size bedroom suite has a sitting room with a luxurious queen-size-sleeper sofa… The sitting room doors can be closed off and used as a separate bedroom that would share the suites’ bath. Best of all, the sitting room has a private porch that overlooks the river. The bathroom has his/hers sinks and a dressing room. As well as a walk in shower. This suite is on the first floor and is easy to get around by wheelchair, walker or cane. It could also be used as a family suite for a family of four.

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

John Barry Suite

Since we are an active duty Navy family we had to name one of our rooms after the founding father of the Navy-- John Barry. This two-bedroom, one-bath suite has a nautical theme. Each bedroom has a queen-size bed, ceiling fan, closet and bureau. The den area has leather sofa and chair with cable TV. This suite is on the ground level so you can view the river from your porch just outside your siding door. This suite has a separate outside entrance as well as one to the inside of the B&B. Just up a few steps to the front of the house, you’re on your way.

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

Harlequin Room

A single queen size bed suite with a private bath. This room is cozy and calm no matter what the weather is outside. With a great view of the river from your bed, you may not want to get up in the morning. This bedroom has an extra long tub/shower in case you want a long soak in the tub after a busy day. Then wrap yourself in our cozy robe, and sit in the rocking chair to watch the action on the river or its wildlife. This room is on the main level and can be navigated by walker, wheelchair or cane.

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

River Hill Suite

This suite can be accessed from the outside or from inside the B&B. You can pull your car up to the door and just walk in. Your large sofa is seated next to the expansive wall of windows overlooking the river. A great place to read a book or take a power nap, or you take a nap on the king-size bed. This suite is equipped with a full-size, private bath.

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

Watermen's Room

A single queen size bedroom suite overlooking the river. This room had the motife of the watermens life. The working life on a boat and the shells that come from the water we overlook. This cozy, quite room is light and airy. Since you are on the ground level you can stoll outside and sit in a chair overlooking the river and enjoy the view. Queen size bed w/ private bath, plush robes provided In room coffee/tea service Cable TV Indoor and outdoor entrance

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

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Location Type

riverside, Airport, City, Countryside, Downtown


Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington) 23 miles

Directions to property:

Downtown Annapolis-Rowe Blvd towards Rt.50 (away from town) stay on Rowe blvd., it changes into Bestgate Rd...just past Rt.50. The mall will be on your left at the light of Bestgate and Generals Highway. Go through the light to the next light-Rt. 450 Defense Hwy-make right. Go to next light -Left onto South Haven Rd. Go 2 miles-#2881-right side- in community of Southaven.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, United States Naval Academy, St. John's College, Chesapeak Bay, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Piano, Secretarial services, TV Video games, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , off site office meeting rental, reitement/birthday/small party rental, small venue parties

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, crabbing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 0300 pm
  • Check Out:: 1100 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: Limited can be arranged
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: for reservation of 3 days or longer, a deposit of 50% may be required.



Tom & Tiffany O'Donnell

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Dogs , 2 cockatiels

About the innkeepers

Boating, golf, entertaining, travel, skiing, coaching lacrose and field hockey.

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 0800-0930 (M-SA) 0900-1200 (S)
  • Serving Location: Outside Deck, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian