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16408 West Ridge, Tangier Island, VA 23440
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Jim, Maureen, and their son, David, were the perfect hosts during our recent visit to Tangier Island. We chose the Bay View Inn based on my pretrip conversations with Maureen, who could not have been any more helpful or informative. I appreciated the fact that she was upfront about the "dryness" of the island (no alcohol is sold on the... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The ferry from Crisfield, Md., arrives on the island about 1:45 PM. David, the owners son, met us at the dock and took us to the Bay View Inn via their golf cart. As the proprietors had already emailed us their three page list of policy and procedures we were forewarned, admonished and chastised in advance of our arrival. Maureen,... More

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Lewes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the ferry from Crisfield, MD to stay overnight on Tangier Island which is located on the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia and decided to stay at Bay View Inn. Before we left for the trip, one of the owners, Maureen, was very helpful with the reservation. She also gave my husband Paul some recommendations of what to bring and... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tangier is a charming place with charming people. There isn't much in the way of entertainment and there are only two hotels on the island. The rooms are dated, in need of repair. Bugs were found in several places in our room. Decore was tacky. The breakfast was delicious, BUT there was a cat that kept roaming about and I... More

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Staunton, Virginia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me preface this review with this. It is going to be a mixed review. We arrived as a party of 6 (myself, husband, two daughters and their husbands). The Inn's large golf cart met us at the dock and transported our luggage to the Inn while we walked across to Four Brothers and rented our golf carts. We were... More

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Doswell, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we decided to visit Tangier we checked out the available Bed and Breakfast hotels. We picked Bay View Inn because there all the rooms have private bathrooms and that is important to us. The Inn is charming. David Gott (son of owners) met us at the dock in a golf cart and conveyed us with our luggage to the... More

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Feasterville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two delightful days on Tangier Island. It was so nice to slow down and take in all of the beauty of the island. This was made possible by our stay at the Bay View Inn. Maureen, Jim & David were great hosts and treated us like family. Not to forget to mention, the breakfasts were delicious, too. Accommodations... More

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Claymont, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ( 2 ) stayed 2 nights & just returned home. The hosts Jim & Maureen were so friendly & go out of their way to please. Conversation with them was very pleasing, informative and fun too... they're gret people. You are picked up at the ferry dock & taken to the B&B. Our room was lovely, clean, nice towels,... More

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Yorktown, Virginia
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If I could, I would give 5 stars for service and 3 for the accomodations, so I averaged it to 4. When we arrived the husband and son were in charge. They took excellent care, picking us and our luggage up at the ferry. Dropped us at a restaurant for dinner, picked us up afterwards and had our luggage in... More

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Our second visit to Bay View Inn and Tangier Island. We hope to visit as often as possible. Maureen, Jim and their son David are the nicest hosts you could ask for. They're never in your way but are always available to chat/help if you need. They go out of their way to make you comfortable. The rooms are spacious,... More

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Address: 16408 West Ridge, Tangier Island, VA 23440
Location: United States > Virginia > Tangier Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Bay View Hotel Tangier Island

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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Recommended inn when visiting Tangier Island. Established in 1904 by Sidney Wallace a merchant on Tangier Island. Bay View Inn is one of the oldest homes on Tangier Island and is filled with the beauty and charm of day's gone by. Our accommodations have fascinated artists, celebrities and business executives. Guest astronomy folks say it's an excellent location for viewing and searching the stars. Tangier Island's Bay View Inn will touch your soul for years to come. There are nine cottages and two rooms in the main house. Under new ownership and open year-round for you to enjoy a pleasant and restful visit to the quiet and remote fishing village of Tangier Island, Va. Featured in the 1973 November issue of National Geographic. ... more   less 
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