We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Waterside Inn

Certificate of Excellence
2.0 of 5
Hotel website
3761 Main St., P.O. Box 347, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
Offers & Announcements
Stay 2 get 1 FREE!
Waterside Inn
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
RAJ711 San Francisco, California
Write a Review

399 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    247
    113
    17
    10
    12
See reviews for
123
183
13
14
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (142)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (399)
  • Mar-May only
    (71)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (173)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (121)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (34)
All months
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We often stay here when we visit Chincoteague Island. The Waterside Inn is well maintained and has clean rooms and attentive staff. It is nicely located to the center of Chincoteague, and Assateague Island is a short distance away. Look at their web site for specials and reduced rates.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fairfax, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The staff is pretty fan-freakin-tastic and the room was comfortable. I enjoyed the view from the balcony on the 3rd floor. If you take the elevator you can see the water through the glass wall. I really think this place deserves a hella high five from every nanny spankin' hubba-bolu.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
WIChincoteague, Owner at Waterside Inn, responded to this review

I have to say that this review was a little unique but overall conveyed your enjoyment of our hotel. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. More 

1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a great motel. The kids ❤️ it.The staff were friendly from housekeeping to front desk. Rooms are clean. The view is great. We were treated with respect. Very helpful .Neat the Main Street and stores.Definitely coming back!

Was this review helpful? Yes
WIChincoteague, Owner at Waterside Inn, responded to this review

Chincoteague is not your typical Spring break location if you want to go crazy wild. But if you want a safe, quiet, beautiful, natural, place to bring the family we are the destination. The Waterside has an ideal location of being close to many fine restaurants and shops and overlooking the Chincoteague Channel. We hope potential customers read your review... More 

Catonsville, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff is super friendly, from the front desk to the custodial staff to the breakfast staff. The rooms are a bit old, but not dirty. It's all about the location: the water around Chincoteague is beautiful. There is a dock at the hotel, too. It would be fun to bring a kayak and throw it in there. The grounds... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
WIChincoteague, Owner at Waterside Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Our homemade waffles are always a big hit with our guests. I think our customer service is unparalleled and our location in proximity to everything that Chincoteague has to offer is one of the nicest things about us. We do rotate breakfast items but the waffles are a staple. Weather is... More 

England
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This motel is in a good location for chincoteague attractions and dining. The rooms are spotlessly clean and your standard motel fare. Breakfast is served in the reception area. Great waffles made by a very friendly young lady, omelettes and sausage nice too. Reception staff are all very warm and welcoming. Nice views across the bay, amazing sunsets

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
WIChincoteague, Owner at Waterside Inn, responded to this review

Of course top floor usually has best views and usually quieter. If the price is not the big issue I think it is the best option. We do have a lovely glass elevator for your convenience. For the rest of April we are running a stay 2 or more nights and get 1 night free. I hope you can return... More 

Landenberg, Pennsylvania
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for and overnight. Great, quiet facility. We loved the pool and hot tub! The rooms are very cozy and quiet. Loved the free coffee down in the lobby and very friendly staff. Would absolutely stay here again!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
WIChincoteague, Owner at Waterside Inn, responded to this review

That is so nice of you to write a review. Whether you are here for vacation or work we offer all of the amenities found in much larger hotels in much larger cities. And we offer it in a quiet, peaceful, serene atmosphere with our friendly helpful staff. We have fast and free broadband and a hot breakfast as an... More 

Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely wonderful stay (3/31-4/3/15)!! This was my second stay at Waterside. This time I took my 82-year-old mother, and she LOVED the Inn; and I've already booked another stay for September. The staff is extremely friendly, and they go above & beyond for their guests. Sunsets from the balcony are stunning!!! Awesome location, within walking distance to shops and restaurants... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
WIChincoteague, Owner at Waterside Inn, responded to this review

That was such a nice review. It means a lot to us when people take the time to share their experience with other potential customers. Our hotel has been around for awhile and a lot of the things that you liked about us is the reason why. There are people who are planning a getaway to Chincoteague who will read... More 

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I were visiting for the "Search for the Shamrocks" and stayed at Waterside Inn since we had won a free night the previous year. We have an aunt that lives on the island, so we usually don't need accommodations while visiting Chincoteague, but we would recommend staying here. The room was clean and spacious. I love the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
WIChincoteague, Owner at Waterside Inn, responded to this review

The Death by Chocolate and Search for the Shamrock events are big drawing cards in the off-season for our Historic Main St. Merchants. There are also 2nd Saturday events and various other things to offer unusual entertainment for a quick getaway or a long term stay. In addition to the beauty of Nature and our pristine Ocean Beach, there is... More 

Martinsburg, PA, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Being there in the off-season, we shared the Waterside Inn with just a few other guests. The view of the bay was exquisitely beautiful. The room was clean, beds comfortable, and staff super courteous and friendly. Will definitely go back.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
WIChincoteague, Owner at Waterside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We pride ourselves on our clean, quiet, guest rooms with terrific ever changing views. An added bonus is our knowledgeable, friendly staff. Our goal is to be sure your vacation experience is as enjoyable as possible. I hope you can return soon. More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Clean, warm, comfortable. BEST place to be for Death by Chocolate. Our room's view allowed us to watch the bay recede with the strong winds, and freeze with the sub zero temps of the weekend! We will be back...

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
WIChincoteague, Owner at Waterside Inn, responded to this review

Our balconies overlook the ever changing scenery of the Chincoteague Channels treasures. In addition to Waterfowl and wildfowl, there are often pods of dolphins and jumping fish. We have a resident Bald Eagle who fishes for his breakfast and dinner offering an up close visual of something really regal and iconic. You can watch the rocket launches from Nasa/wallops or... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

217 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (167)
Viewed
View from room (45)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (51)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (11)
Viewed
Room/suite (17)
Viewed
Bathroom (6)
Viewed
Other (37)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (50)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (16)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (29)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question