Whitehaven Hotel

River Street & Whitehaven Road , Whitehaven, MD 21856 USA (Show map)


The Whitehaven Hotel was saved from the wrecking ball through the cooperative efforts of local residents, the Maryland Historic trust and by those captivated by its charming location in a riverfront Eastern Shore village at the Whitehaven ferry, minutes from the Chesapeake Bay. The Hotel, now one of the last of its kind, provided lodging for travelers crossing the Wicomico by horse to Quantico, Salisbury and Princess Anne and by steamship to ports as far as Baltimore. Nestled on the shore of the Wicomico River, the village of Whitehaven is about 25 minutes outside Salisbury, MD. Other Eastern Shore attractions such as Ocean City, Chincoteague Island and the Assateague National Seashore are also short drives away.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Best Bed and Breakfast We Have Ever Stayed In

5 on October 12, 2017

The Whitehaven Hotel is a must see and stay for anyone who loves B and B's. The small, quaint little town of Whitehaven is idyllic in its beauty and the hospiality of Cindy the innkeeper is second to none. I warn you though, this is not a vacation for the adrenalin junky. This is a place to relax and recharge. To sit on the porch, sip wine, watch the ferry go back and forth, and relax. The "hotel" is also pet friendly! I can't recommend this location enough!

Quiet Retreat

4.2 on October 06, 2017

Sit back and enjoy nature. Great location to just chill. Owner did a great job renovating this historic hotel. Inn keeper was fantastic and very helpful. Will return for a longer stay next time.

Peaceful Setting

4.8 on September 11, 2017

Our second visit. We will return again. Very peaceful setting. Cindy is a wonderful hostess. Breakfast is exceptional.

Quaint Getaway

4.6 on August 30, 2017

The Whitehaven Hotel was a delightful stay in a very small Eastern Shore hamlet. If you want peace and quiet, this is the place to go. Also wonderful birdwatching! The staff put out cheese and wine at 5:00 p.m. to welcome us. They were friendly and helpful throughout our stay., Breakfast is served at 9:00 a.m. and was wonderful. They have a dock you can use if you have a boat and you can explore both the Wicomico River and the Nanticoke River from there. The nearest restaurant if about 15 minutes away but for extended stays there is a third floor room with a kitchenette and you could bring your own food. We stayed on the second floor in the Garden room and enjoyed having the screened in porch for relaxing and reading a book. We would definitely go back, especially in the spring or fall.

Dream Weekend !

5 on August 30, 2017

The Thompson's from Sharpsburg Md., Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mtns. Our trip to Whitehaven Hotel on the Eastern Shore turned out to be a "Dream Weekend" It was our first stay in a B&B and we couldn't have picked a better place. Cindy and the rest of the staff or should I say Hosts truly made us feel at home. From the rocking chairs on the front porch overlooking the beautiful Wicomico River to the comfort of the Lincoln Room with it's claw foot tub and kitchenette, made for an all around GREAT weekend. The breakfast each morning were meals to remember, and Cindy's recommendations for dinner and rides in the country were first rate, you could easily tell she loved where she is and what she does.Can't wait for the opportunity to go back. It's like a little piece of home, away from home.

Wonderful Bed and Breakfast

4.8 on August 27, 2017

We had our Wedding in Salisbury( we are over 50)and had most of the rooms reserved for our out of town guests. Everything was perfect. The Whitehaven Hotel is a great historic structure on the Wicomico River and fun to explore, both inside and out. The staff was friendly, the breakfasts were great and they were very accommodating concerning menu preferences. Complementary Wine and cheese every evening sitting on the porch swing overlooking the river was idealic! We used the Sailmakers loft as the "Bridal suite". It is huge with a kitchen, living room and bed room, plenty of room for us to have early arrivals come up and visit before the rehearsal dinner. For a couple looking for a Romantic get away I would recommend the Victoria Room which my daughter slept in, it has a sitting area overlooking the river on one side and a screened porch overlooking the garden/marsh on other other.


5 on August 19, 2017

My husband and I stayed at The Whitehaven Hotel in the middle of summer tourist season. It was such a nice quiet getaway from the hustle and bustle of the beaches, which are just an hour away. It is a fantastic place to unwind without fighting crowds. It is directly on the river with great opportunities to boat, bike or just relax on the dock. Breakfast was amazing! We will stay again.

Hopefully the first of many visits

5 on July 17, 2017

I found the Whitehaven Hotel by chance online. Best choice I could have made. The folks I met staying were all repeat guests.

Relaxing, Beautiful Views, and Kind Owners

4.6 on July 12, 2017

The Whitehaven Hotel was a wonderful stay. We loved the gorgeous historic building, the grounds were stunning, and the beautiful little town of Whitehaven was picturesque and perfect for a relaxing quiet getaway. Breakfast (included) was delicious and the owners were helpful, kind, and provided great amenities (happy hour, kayaks, bikes, bottled water, etc). Highly recommend!

Whitehaven Hotel

4.4 on June 21, 2017

Staff are super friendly and helpful!!! Had a wonderful stay for my family and our guests.

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Location Type

Wicomico River, Wicomico County, Countryside, Small town, Village, Waterview


Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington) 80 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Fishing, Skipjack Races, Canoe & Kayak , Local Artists , Salisbury University, Bike Tours, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, BBQ grill, Bike rental, Copier, Outdoor grilling, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, TV Video games, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wheelchair access , Canopy Bed, 2 Rooms with Priv. Porch and fireplaces, Maryland Historical Register, Waterfront, Marina Across Street, Gift Store on Site

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hunting, Kayaking, Antique Shopping, Boat Cruises to Winery, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Time Served: 9 AM
  • Serving Location: Porch, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Childrens

Signature Dish

Danish Pancakes


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