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.

Bay View Inn

Certificate of Excellence
16408 West Ridge, Tangier Island, VA 23440
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Tangier Island
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Bay View Inn
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    26
    10
    5
    1
    1
See reviews for
7
25
1
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (7)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (43)
  • Mar-May only
    (2)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (28)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (11)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (2)
All months
Roanoke, West Virginia
Level Contributor
20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My original review was removed by Tripadvisor. This is a resubmitted review of my experience with Bay View Inn. I had planned a trip to Tangier Island with my wife and parents. My mother and myself are photographers and we wanted to do a shoot of the island and decided the daily ferry would not allow enough time. We decided... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 11
virginia beach
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just spent 3 nights at the Bay View Inn, on Tangier Island, and could not have been any more pleased with our stay. David met us at the dock with the golf cart to take us to the Inn and pointed out restaurants and places of interest on the way. Our room was ready upon arrival and David took us... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Virginia Beach
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Spent the night at this wonderful Bed and Breakfast. The owners were very accommodating making sure that the group was picked up at the dock. The rooms were more than suitable for the night. The back deck has a great view of the bay and we got to watch a thunderstorm pass by with a lovely lightening show. Breakfast was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Culpeper, Virginia
Level Contributor
128 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Maureen and her son were very accommodating. Check-in is at 3:00, but our ferry from Reedville came in at 11:30 am, so the inn came out and picked up our luggage. They also delivered our luggage back to the dock when we were leaving. Not only were they helpful, but the rooms were spotless. They aren't big, but they do... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Salisbury, Maryland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Well ... this was not just any overnight trip. There was much emotion attached to this tranquil visit to Tangier after having just discovered that my paternal ancestors rested here. I had no expectations as my priority was genealogy research, i.e. taking photos of dead people. What was truly amazing was the extraordinary personal attention by the proprietors, Maureen and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Richmond, Virginia
Level Contributor
34 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I don't want to just rehash all the great things about this place that have previously been said - the friendly owners, the phenomenol made-to-order breakfast, the beautiful sunset - I would rather address the naysayers. First, if you came to an isolated island of 500 people and you expected the Ritz Carlton, that is your own fault. There are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 10
Moorefield, West Virginia, United States
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This family was like leaving family when we had to come back home..We got to know them on a personal level besides all of them being very professional. My husband and I spent five days here and couldnt have asked for any better service. The breakfast is the best I have ever had..Trying copy his potatoes WV style...lol..We plan on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Suffolk, Virginia, United States
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Once you understand the challenges of Tangier Island living, you can appreciate the amenities more. Everything is brought by ferry and it comes at a price so they live more simply than most of us. It's not a 5 star hotel but their cottages with private baths are a standard at Bay View when you would share a bath with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

20 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (15)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (9)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (5)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Tangier Island
22.9 mi away
Hampton Inn & Suites Exmore - Eastern Shore
22.5 mi away
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Exmore
22.0 mi away
Quality Inn & Suites
Quality Inn & Suites
#2 of 3 in Exmore
3.5 of 5 stars 120 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
22.7 mi away
Holiday Inn Express Kilmarnock
18.4 mi away
Ma Margaret's House B&B
Ma Margaret's House B&B
#1 of 5 in Reedville
5.0 of 5 stars 63 reviews
15.6 mi away
The Charlotte Hotel & Restaurant
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities