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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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Mary S wrote a review Apr 2021
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My husband and I recently returned to the Wayside Inn (our first sty was in 2018) and we enjoyed it just as much! We stayed in the Margot Suite, which is small but very comfortable. The hostess was lovely, the inn is very comfortable, and the breakfast was amazing. We’ll definitely go back again.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Rebecca S wrote a review Dec 2020
74 contributions26 helpful votes
My husband and I desperately needed a weekend getaway and a break from our kids so I searched the area for a B&B and found this one. We love character and history in a B&B so we enjoy the creaky floors, winding staircases, and all the other little oddities that come with an extremely old house. The owner was so warm and welcoming and the breakfast was outstanding! He served us what may have been the best croissant breakfast sandwich I’ve ever had and that’s saying something. We felt the pricing was great, the stay was comfortable and the food was on point.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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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
$177 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Carrabba's Italian Grill, Outback Steakhouse, 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).