Before you think of stopping at the Chesapeake Motel, you have to ask yourself... why are you coming here? Are you looking for a nice, quaint Eastern Shore getaway? You've found the wrong property. It is indeed dated to the point of being somewhat unappealing, the property grounds look somewhat unkempt, and it's very much that "trashy motel" feel that you see in the movies.
However, if you're looking for a super cheap place to park your rear for one night, it really is ok. You can go see the room before you book--do it. Take advantage of it. Some of the rooms are probably worse than others. The first room we looked at was not adequate--there was not a working light in there. We tried another and it was fine. Not beautiful, but not the ugliest motel room I had ever seen.
I came here with a buddy after a Maryland football game and we wanted a place that was convenient to the Jetty at Kent Narrows. We were able to take the Jetty's shuttle bus to and from the bar from here. For $28 a person, it was worth it. The Sleep Inn just next door would have been $75 a person before taxes, and all the hotels at the Narrows would have been a minimum of $100 a person.
The front desk was helpful and nice. They joked with us quite a bit, and made sure we had anything we needed. Went above and beyond by telling us what delivery places would be open late and helped us arrange the transport--and gave us backup options just in case. Everything was clean, if dated and a bit dingy from years and years of decay. There wasn't filth on anything or dirt on the floors. Shower was definitely the most dated part of the room. Very old school TV, but it worked. There were two beds, which was all we used the hotel for--and they did the trick for the money.
If you're expecting a "decent" room for these prices around the Annapolis/Kent Island area, you must be from somewhere far, far away. This is one of the most expensive areas of the United States. Your expectations will probably be met at one of the $200/night joints at the Narrows. If this place was $100 a night, I'd give it one star, and for $80, probably only two stars. At $55, I'll give it three.
- Also Known As:
- Chesapeake Hotel Grasonville