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“Cozy Stay in Chestertown” 5 of 5 stars
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White Swan Tavern
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231 High St, Chestertown, MD 21620   |  
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Ranked #7 of 12 Chestertown B&B and Inns
Baltimore, Maryland
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“Cozy Stay in Chestertown”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Relaxing comfortable stay at the White Swan, conveniently located on the main street of town near shops and restaurants. We were warmly greeted; accommodations were historic and charming but at the same time luxurious. The afternoon tea and continental breakfast hit the spot; all in all a very nice stay despite rather dreary winter weather.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Telford, PA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We were very pleased with the inn. You feel like you stepped back in time as all of the furnishing are very period appropriate. We were provided a small fruit basket when we arrived. Tea in the afternoon included ice tea and lemonade in addition to hot tea or coffee. Mini desserts were also provided. The continental breakfast the next morning was quite substantial including cereal, yogart, Danish, juice, coffe/tea. I rated the inn very good instead of excellent because of the mattress in our room. It was the hardest mattress we had ever slept on. I actually pulled up the sheets to make sure it was a mattress and not a wooden block. When we made our reservations, we were aware that we selected a full size bed - which we thought would be our issue, however, the size wasn't the problem - the mattress was just that hard.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We immediately felt like we stepped back in time at this lovely renovated B&B...the suite was amazing, roomy and comfortable. Everyone was so friendly and made us feel like family. Mornings offered fresh coffee and a continental breakfast, then you are invited to a "tea" in the afternoons with little desserts. White Swan is in the center of town and in walking distance of everything. Highly recommend!!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We stay here every year for the Chestertown Tea Party. This B and B is right in the center of all the activity, walking distance to the river, resaurants and shops. The rooms are nicely appointed with period furniture that is comfortable. Modern amenities include wifi and TV. Breakfast in the dining room or patio is relaxing. afternoon tea is enjoyable and helps break up the day. Kid friendly. Pleasnt staff. Reasonably priced. Great getaway.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Catonsville, MD
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10 hotel reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We have spent the weekend at other B & B's in the area but never right in town. We loved having a convenient place to park and then walking everywhere around Chestertown. We never moved the car all weekend. The Tavern was not full and we received an upgrade upon our arrival without even asking--nice touch! One of us had not done his taxes and needed to work on Sunday, and they were very accommodating about letting him stay in the room past check out. Be advised that the Tavern is located right across the street from a church whose clock chimes on the hour--so if you are light sleeper, you might want to stay outside of town.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wye Mills, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

The White Swan Tavern is located in the middle of the historic district of Chestertown, Maryland, a town chock full of gorgeous Colonial homes (as well as lovely Victorians and other styles) and charming shops. The White Swan is simply irresistible to anyone who loves history and historic buildings. There's no mistaking this is a colonial-era building - the exterior, with brick and clapboard, looks just like it did when earlier travelers arrived by horseback, coach or ship. The interior boasts beautiful antiques and an atmosphere that transports the visitor back to colonial times. Tea is available from 3 to 5 every afternoon in one of the tavern's rooms downstairs, and includes a nice selection of teas and pastries. A continental breakfast is served in the same room as tea, with fruit, scones, croissants, juice and coffee available buffet-style. The room across the hall is fitted out with comfortable chairs for reading and tables for cards or a drink. Sitting in that room brings history alive, and it is easy to imagine conversations of politics (and revolutions!), games of Whist, and tankards of ale being served to boisterous locals and travelers two hundred years ago.

The rooms are charming as well, each different and distinctive. We stayed in a snug room with a canopy bed and slanting eaves that framed mullioned windows overlooking the back garden. The attached bath was spacious. Our (antique) bed was very firm, but comfortable. The only thing that was not great were the pillows, which were totally flat and didn't provide any neck or head support.

All in all, a lovely place. We enjoyed chatting with the innkeepers and other guests, and found the library with its cheery fire in the fireplace, very inviting. We will definitely go back soon.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

We spent a weekend at the White Swan....the staff, our room, afternoon tea...everything was great! They had afternoon tea from 3-5, hosted by a staff member who also teaches at Washington College; he was a delight. We enjoyed the display of artifacts found when the old tavern was restored. We enjoyed walking around the old colonial town of Chestertown, and having lunch on the water at the fish restaurant on the river. Breakfast was "continental", but hot scones and rolls added considerably. Our room and bath were very nice. One of the beds was a little on the firm side, but fine. Enjoyed the colonial furnishings. Air conditioning was fine, and we needed it! The guests' living room with TV was charming.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 231 High St, Chestertown, MD 21620
Location: United States > Maryland > Chestertown
Amenities:
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Ranked #7 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Chestertown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6

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