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“Nice Stay” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Oaks Waterfront Inn and Events

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25876 Royal Oak Road, PO Box 187, Royal Oak, MD 21662   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Royal Oak B&B and Inns
Salisbury, Maryland
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“Nice Stay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2006

My husband and I attended a function at this Inn with the Board Of Realtors. We decided to stay at the Inn rather than drive back to Salisbury late in the evening. We called on the Wednesday before to make reservations and were pleasantly surprised that they had rooms available at a midweek rate. We stayed in a waterfront room with fireplace and whirlpool tub. Reservation stated Queen bed but it was a very small queen. Due to the unseasonably warm weather we never used the fireplace. We liked the robes they had available in the rooms and we enjoyed the whirlpool tub. The location of the room was however next to the outside exit door to the deck so whenever someone opened/closed the door I just about jumped 2 feet out of bed because it sounded as if they were coming in our room. A couple other downsides were that we were unable to get the window shade to come all the way down on one side. We ended up pushing a chair against it to block anyone's view into our room from the deck outside. Also, when we tried to use the shower we never could get the hot water to come out of it but hot water came out fine into the tub. The Inn itself was quaint and seemed to have a lot to do. We visited in the off season. We were surprised from the previous review that there was breakfast served. We had a choice of blueberry pancakes or mushroom omelette with fruit and toast. It was very good and was served with a view looking out to the water. We then spent the day in historic St Michaels which is about 10 minutes away. I collect Cat's Meow's Houses from all the B & B's we visit and was excited to find out that I could purchase one of this Inn at the Christmas House in St Michaels. Overall it was a nice getaway for us since we have 4 children and don't get too much time alone.

Stayed March 2006
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2005

The Oaks is a lovely, lovely, lovely property. Beautiful views of the water, free bikes, free canoes, shuffleboard, horseshoes, et. al. to keep you as busy or unbusy as you might like. We rented a very large room with a private balcony, views of the water, and a kingsize bed. Perfect for a couple looking for a romantic get-away.

Regrettably, across the three days that my wife and I stayed at the inn there was a great deal of construction being done on the property's water-side exterior. My wife and I had dropped the kids off at a relatives, yet we were awakened each morning by 7:30 or so to banging, sawing, and the like. Our balcony had workers traipsing across repeatedly. The construction made relaxing by the water all but impossible, and views from the breakfast area were obscured by workers, saw tables, and the like. The construction continued each day into the late afternoon. Hence, we were forced to spend more time away from the inn then we might have otherwise.

We complained to the management after our first night. At checkout the following day, our bill was adjusted with very little haggling. In short this is a wonderfully romantic place--just not on the several days we visited. At the very least, I wish the management would have told us about the construction when we made our reservation or when we checked-in.

An aside... Breakfast is nothing special, which is somewhat surprising given the aspirations of The Oaks. Institutional bagels, fruit salad, and box cereal.

  • Stayed June 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Oaks Waterfront Inn and Events

Address: 25876 Royal Oak Road, PO Box 187, Royal Oak, MD 21662
Location: United States > Maryland > Talbot County > Royal Oak
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Royal Oak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
The Oaks Waterfront Inn And Events Hotel Royal Oak
Oaks a Country Hotel
Country Inn Royal Oak
Royal Oak Country Inn
The Oaks a Country Hotel

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