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Conowingo, Maryland
Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Room seemed to be covered in baby oil? Tables, fridge, tv, microwave, everything! I was afraid to move or touch anything but this is the only hotel in this town. Will not be somewhere I stay again, I would rather sleep in my car in a parking lot. Lots of trash under the bed, and when they say "old fashioned...

1Thank Chelsea L
Haddon Heights, New Jersey
Reviewed April 27, 2016

This is by far the WORST place I've stayed in since my first dump back in Europe in 1998! Smelled so BAD of fresh cigarette odor (literally there were ashes on back of toilet!!!!) The carpet, walls, bedding, and bathroom were SO DIRTY and nasty, I didn't even want to touch anything! I slept in full clothing with hood up...

3Thank Diana R
Bohemia, New York
Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

This hotel was not that great a few years ago but this year hit rock bottom. Bed bugs, 2 rooms from the group didn't have tvs. Filthy carpeting and mold. Not good stay away. It's sad because it's convenient and very reasonable maybe too reasonable.

3Thank Lucretia123
Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

Well. There was mold in the shower. You need to hold the handle down for 20 seconds to flush the toilet. The carpet is pulled up and just laying there in spots. My husbands back is in pain from the beds. We booked a one queen bed room and got something else. I called ahead to ask if they had...

3Thank Carsenaul
Yokohama, Japan
Reviewed June 14, 2015

To be blunt this Inn needs help! Although the room was serviced every day, the floor was never vacuumed. Towels washed(I hoped) were still dirty. As if someone had used them to clean there car. Prior to my arrival, somewhere in time the room was broken into. The chain had been screwed back in place but, the door frame had...

3Thank Bush B
Reviewed May 30, 2015

We booked a room through Trip Advisor, received a confirmation and thought all was well. We arrived at the hotel after driving for 4 hours only to find out that yes they did receive and see our booking, however they did not have any rooms available. Not sure why in this day and age that this would happen, or why...

2Thank Michael C
Williamson, Georgia
Reviewed March 18, 2015

It is right on the beach. With pets and sand, the tile floors make sense. There is some noise from the highway, so bring a white noise machine. Everything was very clean. The bathroom we had was tiny but adequate & staff was liberal with fresh towels. The sounds from fountains & birds made for a nice escape.

3Thank Patricia D
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed July 7, 2014

I'm still traumatized by this place. If there were any other places to stay, we would have left, but we were there for work and since everything else was booked up we had no choice. Looking back, sleeping in the car would have been better if the immediate area wasn't so questionable (Chestertown Historic District is nice, however). The lobby...

5Thank springsprung505
Jay D, Guest Relations Manager at Driftwood Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate that you’ve taken the time to point out the possibility of a pest problem. We take all reports of lacking service and issues with amenities and accommodations seriously, particularly those that you have raised. Further, any issue related to insects is promptly addressed through professional treatments right away. Your comments help us to see where we need to...

Stirling, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 21, 2014

Warning: this review will be 100% true, from the point of view of a world traveler (and not a 1st class world traveler, let me assure you of that. More like cheap motel check in at the middle of the night world traveler). This hotel is a nightmare. When we first pulled into the parking lot towards the back, we...

4Thank Annika H
Jay D, Guest Relations Manager at Driftwood Inn, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear that your most recent stay with us did not meet your expectations of quality service, accommodations and hospitality. Thank you so much for your thorough review of our hotel's policies, layout, and accommodations. We value your opinion and suggestions for improvement as these comments help us to improve upon the guest experience at our...

Edgewater, Maryland
Reviewed June 20, 2014

After avoiding the bed on the first night of a business trip due to the curly hairs I found hidden within it, I also discovered the need to share the restroom with insects. I didn't find the time to cancel the remainder of my stay until after their standard check-out times. They refused to refund me for the second night...

5Thank Mark J
Jay D, Guest Relations Manager at Driftwood Inn, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear that you experienced such unusual circumstances and inconveniences during your most recent stay with us, especially that we were not able to address the issues and misunderstandings right away. Thank you for sharing your experience so that we can benefit from your perspective of our hospitality and services. Thank you for sharing your honest...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Escape from the busy hustles and stress of life and let us pamper you at Driftwood Inn. Combining traditional hospitality and luxurious accommodation. we offer guests outstanding service and a comfortable stay all at affordable prices. We are committed to providing our guests with the best we have to offer surpassing guest expectations. Unwind and relax at this respectable 28-room Inn conveniently located in peaceful Chestertown, a historic colonial town by the sparkling waters of the Chester River. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Driftwood Inn

Address: 609 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620
Location: United States > Maryland > Chestertown
Price Range: $63 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Driftwood Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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“You're better off sleeping in your car at the strip mall up the road.”
 of 5 bubbles Flemington_Diner, Nov 2, 2016 | Read review
“It is a good place to sleep,shower and move on. Not for long term or business stays.”
 of 5 bubbles Z2970YWmichaelc, May 30, 2015 | Read review
“Don't stay here. And if you do, bring a sleeping bag for on-top of the beds. And don't bring valuables. And really just stay away.”
 of 5 bubbles 765annikah, Jun 21, 2014 | Read review
“Just stay away - comfort inn and holiday inn express nearby use them.”
 of 5 bubbles jasonmR8496XP, May 18, 2014 | Read review
“Avoid this motel.”
 of 5 bubbles dmymd, Apr 28, 2014 | Read review
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