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The Wayside Inn

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
Reviewed February 3, 2015

My husband and I always go away to a B&B for my birthday. This has got to be one of my (our) favorites. We stayed there this past weekend. David is a friendly host and an excellent cook - altogether perfect for the job. The old house was filled with charm, very inviting, very clean. It was very tastefully decorated...

1Thank Laura S
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed January 12, 2015

After searching for weeks to find the perfect place for a weekend getaway in the Baltimore area, I found The Wayside Inn and I could not be more pleased with the find. The Inn combines historical charm with modern amenities and delicious breakfasts at a price that was better than any other option in the area. The Terrace Room with...

2Thank D H
Edenton, North Carolina
Reviewed December 31, 2014

Extraordinary Inn, extraordinary innkeeper extraordinary experience. My wife and I stayed on Tuesday night and checked out on New Year's Eve, we didn't want to leave but the Inn had no vacancy for the next night. David is an incredible host and chef, we also met his lovely and kind wife. The breakfast was amazing. 5 Stars for this extraordinary...

Thank mowbry
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

Couldn't be more pleased with the stay my husband and I had here. The food was absolutely delicious, the linens and room were cozy and fantastic and the owner (David) was hilarious, warm and welcoming. You can really tell he enjoys taking care of people. We were so sad to leave and can't wait to go back. I really can't...

Thank Amy F
Palmyra, Virginia
Reviewed November 11, 2014

We booked the terrace room at Wayside Inn for my birthday weekend. The room was great. It has a private entrance that was very convenient. The bed was the most comfortable bed we've ever slept in away from home and the sheets are very soft. I was amazed at the size of the bathtub. It it very large and a...

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breakfastguy83, Owner at The Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. We certainly enjoyed meeting and talking to you and really appreciate that tip about your meal at Family Meal in Frederick. We will have to go experience it for ourselves! When a business calls itself a "Bed and Breakfast" we firmly believe that both parts of that experience should be top notch...

Chevy Chase, Maryland
Reviewed November 6, 2014

I just spent one night at the inn since I was attending a seminar in Ellicott City the next day. Luckily for me, the rooms at the lecture site were full or I would not have found this delightful alternative to typical convention accommodations. I was greeted at the door by David, the inn keeper, who took my bags and...

1Thank LynnB992014
breakfastguy83, Owner at The Wayside Inn, responded to this review

We are so happy to read that you feel lucky that you found us. We feel lucky, too. Thank you so much for your kind words and your detailed descriptions of everything you liked at the Inn. We try really hard to make sure you enjoy everything we offer. Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience...

Millville, New Jersey
Reviewed October 27, 2014

We found ourselves traveling to Ellicot City, Maryland for a book convention, and exploring online found the town to be very interesting. With streets filled with antique and specialty shoppes, it felt only proper to book a Bed and Breakfast. We booked by telephone with the Inn directly, as there was only one room remaining. Upon arriving at the Inn,...

3Thank CoryDKross
breakfastguy83, Owner at The Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your in depth review of your recent stay here at our Inn. We do appreciate your positive comments about your stay, including that about your room, breakfast, the quiet and your appreciation of our squeaky floors! They are definitely part of the charm of a 230+year old home. The kitchen issue is a bit of a dilema....

Frederick, Maryland
Reviewed October 20, 2014

After the very stressful week we had leading up to our wedding, the inn was a welcome sight. The inn keeper was very personable and friendly and greeted us personally. He gave us a brief tour of the stunning 200 year old inn before we settled in for the night. It was nothing like I thought it would be -...

Thank Jackie B
David B, Owner at The Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Jackie, knowing that we were able to help you decompress after a stressful week is so wonderful. To hear how much you appreciated the amenities and the Inn is absolutely fantastic. We definitely strive to be a refuge and place of comfort, so to read we were able to give you that is just amazing. All the best, David, Owner

Rancho Bernardo, California
Reviewed September 25, 2014

We stayed here for the two nights after our wedding before having to fly back to California. David and Sue were so gracious from check in, through breakfast, and even setting out muffins for us since we had to leave before 6am to make our flight. Our room was private, quiet, and had a shower/jacuzzi which we loved. The building...

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David B, Owner at The Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Alexander and Kelsey, please know that it was our pleasure to have you stay here! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed the stay and that it helped you relax after such a busy few days. Knowing that you were able to use the jacuzzi and appreciated the sheets and grounds is really fantastic. We truly hope you'll stay...

Flagstaff, Arizona
Reviewed July 21, 2014

Stayed here 5 days during a visit with family in Ellicott City. Every morning David served an excellent breakfast, then it was a short easy drive to the family house in Ellicott. Although the floors creaked like nothing we'd ever encountered before (big surprise in an 1780s house), the room was comfortable and very quiet. We enjoyed a nice soak...

Thank Mary D
David B, Owner at The Wayside Inn, responded to this review

It was great having you stay with us, Mary! I love knowing you enjoyed the breakfasts every morning and could relax in your room despite the charming creaks of our old house. I do hope you'll be back soon for another stay! All the best, David

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Wayside Inn

Address: 4344 Columbia Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042-5910
Location: United States > Maryland > Ellicott City
Price Range: $175 - $247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Wayside Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“All rooms are beautiful, the Terrace Room is the most private.”
Gingersnappy0909, Oct 16, 2016 | Read review
“The Ellicott Room is located at the back of the building which provided the quiet and privacy we were looking for.”
A127NXrogerm, Jul 20, 2016 | Read review
“Betty's Suite was beautiful, but no jetted tub - if you're hoping for that, book a different room in this hotel.”
Emc8309, May 15, 2016 | Read review
“Terrace room is fantastic.”
bubba1701, Nov 22, 2015 | Read review
“Loved their Terrace Room which had a separate entrance!”
Victoria8201, Sep 30, 2015 | Read review
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