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BEST WESTERN St. Michaels Motor Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1228 South Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663-2636   |  
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Ranked #4 of 4 hotels in St. Michaels
Downingtown
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“Worked for us”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Stayed for three nights while attending a function at the Maritime Museum....it is not the Ritz but aside from a few strange housekeeping issues which were brought to the attention of the gals at the desk, the only real complaint was that each day the number of clean towels and washcloths got smaller and smaller. i thought the beds were comfortable and the breakfast more than adequate...much better than included breakfasts at Comfort and Sleep Inns that I have stayed in.
Would I stay there again, probably yes....if you are looking for a romantic weekend in St Michaels, then maybe you should look elsewhere, but this worked for us.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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washington dc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Stayed here one Saturday night. Is very much like a motor inn in look and feel. However, it was clean and functional. The staff (especially Lisa) were super friendly and accommodating - exemplifying what customer service should be. Lisa worked with us on an early entry (we would be preparing for a wedding party later that day). Turns out she was also promoted from the front desk to her first day at the breakfast area and she did a fabulous job of ensuring that the items were well stocked. If more employees there are like Lisa, the BW will do well in reviews. Also, the BW doesn't require the summer-season two night minimum rental as does other inns and B&Bs in the area. So, while it is not inexpensive, it's much less expensive than area alternatives.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Valerie G, General Manager at BEST WESTERN St. Michaels Motor Inn, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
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Thank you for reviewing us on Trip Advisor. We appreciate your kind words and we are working very hard to provide a great experience for our guests. Please come back and see us again!
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Erhard, MN
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised by our stay. We had read some of the reviews so we weren't expecting to find such a nice place. Don't get me wrong, it is not plush and is need of some updating. But for the price it is excellent. Our check-in was nice, and she was friendly and engaged. The room was comfortable and clean. The bed was comfortable and bedding was updated. Furniture could be updated. Bathroom was clean. Room was quiet. Breakfast was excellent, lots of choices and lovely place to eat outside and enjoy the weather. Check-out was smooth. We would stay there again, especially compared to the prices in all the other places we checked in St. Michaels.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

As a kid my family often stayed in Best Western MoteIs, and while nothing fancy they were certainly good value for money and could always be counted on to be clean. Boy have times changed, especially at this one!!! The "special deal" is laughable. You could not pay me to stay there 3X in order to get a free night anywhere and I have to wonder if all Best Westerns are now as bad as this one.

I CANNOT BELIEVE this is even ranked as the #4 HOTEL in St. Michaels!!!! It if anything, is an over-glorified MOTEL and should be at the bottom of any list of places to stay in and around St. Michaels. We stayed there once a couple of years ago and NEVER AGAIN!!!! You hardly ever see many cars there on our many trips to Easton and St. Michaels and we found out why. It is outside of town and is outrageously priced for the bad MOTEL quality it is, To charge $50 would be pushing it and over $100 is out and out thievery, I don't care where the motel is located. They are just taking advantage of people who don't know any better. Its not like its even on the water. You would be better off sleeping in your car.

The rooms are very small and extremely musty and dank smelling as are the noisy air conditioners which labored to keep up with the summer heat. It was so bad I had an asthma attack and couldn't stop coughing the whole time we were there. If you didn't already have asthma you might after staying here. One wonders if they ever changed the air filters or cleaned the drapes. The rooms were suppose to be Non Smoking, but you could have fooled me. They didn't smell like the policy was ever enforced. The room was not clean. There were hairs on the towels and in the shower and the carpet was not fully vacuumed with dust that hadn't been touched in corners or near bed for ages. We had thought that since we weren't planning on staying in the room very much and would be out most of the time we could put up with the smaller room and lower quality but we were wrong. We were not able to get a good night's sleep with the saggy mattress and boxspring which ruined the weekend. I also ended up with intestinal problems, probably picking up something in the room which hadn't been cleaned properly, or the nearly inedible breakfast of seemingly at least day old hard pastries and bad coffee. We were not offered a hot option and that's probably just as well. After reading some of the other comments it seems that the local Health Dept. never inspects this place, but it should. To expect customers to clean their own rooms is ridiculous!! Needless to say my husband and I will NEVER set foot in that place again. I would try ANY other place in St. Michaels instead and you will have a better time. Don't waste your money here.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Glen Allen, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

This not the cleanest room, there was a little dust on the ceiling, but we need extra towels and pillows they were quick taken care of. The breakfast meal was great, sausage, eggs, waffles and plenty of coffee and the ladies kept things coming. It was great weekend for the antique boat show and checking out the area. I told the hotel mistress about my complaints and she did her best to correct. I willing to try this again, definitely

Room Tip: There are very few King beds, check early if needed and unless you like steps, ask for ground floor.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Medford, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Booked a room for the antique boat show and was disappointed upon entering the room. There was dust on the head boards and lamps (enough to write with) and the bathroom toilet had black mold spots. The sink had water spots and hair entwined into it. Upon complaining, I was told there was no staff available to remedy the situation, so they gave ME a towel and bottle of cleaning solution to clean the bathroom myself. The next day I was told the inspector was on premise and would remedy the situation. We returned late in the evening to find a still dirty bathroom, no replaced toilet paper and the dust remained.

Upon checking out, we found out that we got $40 total off of our bill for our troubles (and cleaning services). We will never stay here again.

Oh, and the breakfast was disgusting as well.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Massachussetts
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Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Came to St. Michaels for a wedding. Cute town.

The shower in our hotel room had two temperature settings. Scalding and freezing. Nothing else other that the 10 second transition between the two.

Breakfast was runny/waterfied eggs. Potatoes were empty by 9am, and never refilled.

Overall yucky hotel,

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1228 South Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663-2636
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Location: United States > Maryland > St. Michaels
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 4 hotels in St. Michaels
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Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN St. Michaels Motor Inn 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This charming St. Michaels, Maryland hotel provides guests with convenient access to historic St. Michaels filled with quaint shops, outstanding restaurants and a variety of activities to ensure a memorable visit.Each of the 93 comfortable and well-appointed guest rooms feature cable television with HBO® and wireless high-speed Internet access. The hotel offers a complimentary full breakfast each morning for our guest's convenience. Other hotel amenities include two outdoor swimming pools, a 24-hour front desk, some business services and meeting space accommodating up to 40 guests. Guests will enjoy spending a few days in St. Michaels to stroll the historic streets, visit the shops, explore the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and tour the St. Michaels Winery. The Best Western in St. Michaels is a short distance from a variety of outdoor activities including cycling, golf, kayaking, fishing and guided hunting.The Best Western in St. Michaels is also ideally located for visiting the areas other major attractions. Our guests can load their car or bicycle on the Oxford Bellevue Ferry, located six miles from the hotel, which will take them on a short cruise to explore Oxford, Maryland. Tilghman Island is located just twelve miles from our hotel and accessible by draw bridge. Tilghman Island offers many great restaurants and access to some of the best charter fishing on the Chesapeake Bay. The friendly staff at the Best Western in St. Michaels. is ready to ensure a relaxing and memorable stay for every guest. ... more   less 
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