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4344 Columbia Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042-5910
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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Ellicott City
Two hundred years of history await you at the Wayside Inn. Conveniently located in historic Ellicott City, Maryland, and within a short drive of either Baltimore or Washington, D.C., the Wayside Inn is the perfect place for you to escape to the past. A historic building providing modern amenities and fabulous, full breakfasts combine for an unforgettable escape.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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botox13 wrote a review Nov 2020
New Delhi, India30 contributions26 helpful votes
We booked the Banneker room for the night of November 8th. The property is right on the highway. With the fall season, our uber driver missed it! The home is beautiful and well decorated, we could enjoy the tourist attractions on the main street in the town in the afternoon. However, the room is extremely creaky, anyone walking in the room would make so much noise, it's very old and not well maintained. The jet tub (Jacuzzi) makes so much noise, you would not want to run it at all. However, the breakfast is par excellence. Joe arranged a fruit meal for us, followed by a mini buffet :) - baked egg, sausages, a mini-croissant sandwich - served very well. They do have coffee and tea machine that works well. But the room is small and the floor makes noise when anyone walks, the bathroom is much bigger (compared to the room). Overall, banneker room is too pricey (at $199 + taxes = $224). I have been to better bed and breakfast places for $150-$175.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Room Tip: Banneker room is extremely creaky, dont walk - your partner will be annoyed :)
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maelwysmyrddin wrote a review Feb 2020
Columbia, Maryland11 contributions3 helpful votes
I really enjoyed the night I spent here. We were looking for a quick getaway and this provided a nice fun trip close to home. The new owner was very friendly and talked to us all through breakfast. The Rooms were clean and well maintained.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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tippercup wrote a review Jan 2020
Pennsauken, New Jersey34 contributions3 helpful votes
This was an Interesting stay. Me and my husband planned to stay for two nights at the last minute, but after reading the reviews we changed it to one night (and we glad we did). There were several issues First, we booked the Ellicott room,however we noticed the next morning that we were given the incorrect room which was the the Banneker Room. The rooms are the same the only difference are the beds. If I would have never said anything to the owner(Joe) he would have not mentioned anything to us about the mix up. Second , the room was extremely cold. There was no heat, the only heat was the fire place which is located in the bedroom. We were given one pack of logs which lasted for four hours. Third the lack of tv channels.There are only basic channels and the rest are HBO channels. We watch Netflix on our iPad for the night. The highlight of the evening was the jet tub and spending time with my husband. Luckily we had the heat from the tub keeping us warm because there is no heat in the bathroom. The next morning, we were suppose to receive a three course meal. We received coffee or tea, fruit dish with yogurt and our main dish. We were not offered any assortment of juices. The only reason why we chose this place because it was listed in the Select Registry Book, which we found out as we were checking out that they are no longer apart of. I explained to the owner that it is listed on their website under how did you hear about us. He said that he will remove it. Unfortunately, we will not be staying here again.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
gate6122016 wrote a review Nov 2019
Seattle, Washington88 contributions77 helpful votes
You should know what you're getting into before reserving here. First, this is under new management. It overlooks a major highway (29). It IS a 200 year old home so don't expect any modern conveniences outside of a Keurig on the second floor landing. Old, stained furnishings, with cluttered knick knacks everywhere. The floors creak, you can hear everything and every one. We reserved the Margo suite which is on the top floor (2 winding, narrow staircases) and the bed was so uncomfortable. Tiny tub with a shower head and curtain. The worst was the room shares a thermostat with the room next door so we ended up with dueling temperature challenges, which is ridiculous for the price you are paying here. Literally, the only positive was they do try to provide a nice breakfast in the morning. We couldn't wait to leave and find a hotel with a decent shower and it's own thermostat!.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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MJWampler wrote a review Jul 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
We just got back from a two night stay at this lovely inn. The inn itself is very beautiful and has a lot of history!! Our room was perfect and the jetted tub was just what I needed to relax and unwind. Joe, was an excellent host!!! The breakfasts were simply AMAZING!!!!!! We will definitely make it a point to return!!!!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Wayside Inn
What are some of the property amenities at The Wayside Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Wayside Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at The Wayside Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Wayside Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Wayside Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's Italian Grill, and Duchess Variety Store.
Are pets allowed at The Wayside Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Wayside Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Daniels Ghost Town (4.5 miles) and Historic Oakland Mansion (2.6 miles).