I got to the Governor Calvert House after major car trouble, then a business meeting that ran late. By the time that my sister and I arrived, we were hot and tired. The front desk staff went all-out to make us feel welcome and relaxed. There's ice water and cold lemonade in a lovely server near the reception desk, and the public rooms in the inn are SO beautiful!
Gov. Calvert House is located opposite the State Capital Building, and its an easy walk to all of the sites and restaurants in Annapolis. The neighborhood is quiet, and the valet parking eliminates the major problem in Annapolis--no place to put your car. So give it to the valet, and use your feet; it's a very small town.
The desk clerk decided to change our room assignment, so I don't know where he was putting us originally, but he moved us to the fourth floor because a very exuberant wedding was in progress. The room was very large, and it had two terrific queen-sized beds with good quality linens. The only disappointment was that the room had a tiny window with no view. Again, this might have had something to do with our late check in, and next time I'll be sure to ask for a room with a view.
The bathroom was spotless and well appointed; I especially liked the English toiletries. The nozzle on the shower left me a bit puzzled, but I managed to work that out.
We were ready to turn in at 9, and the wedding was still in full swing, but at 9:30 the band stopped playing, and we had silence. That seemed very reasonable to me.
Breakfast is an assortment of muffins and Danish pastries, plus apples and coffee. Some juice and a bit of butter and jam would be a nice addition. Breakfast was served in a room with a see-through floor, so that we could look at the original foundations of the building. We took our meal to a little side patio with wrought-iron furniture and a lovely view of the Statehouse and the gardens. So very relaxing!
Before strolling around town, we asked if we could have a late checkout, since we had arrived later than anticipated, and the front desk staff immediately said yes. When we returned, the valet got our car promptly, and offered to help with the luggage. The inn staff makes a real effort to be welcoming and helpful, and it gave us a very good feeling about the entire stay. I would definitely return to this charming, friendly inn.