Princess Anne Book Lovers Inn

Princess Anne Book Lovers Inn

30535 Linden Ave, Princess Anne, MD 21853-1131
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4.5
#1 of 2 B&Bs in Princess Anne
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
5.0
Service
4.8
Value
4.6
Princess Anne Book Lovers Inn is a beautiful countryside home. Its not just a bed and breakfast its an experience, a British experience.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
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jll11 wrote a review Jul 2022
Montclair, New Jersey52 contributions9 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved our two-night stay at the inn. The entire place is so beautifully decorated and cozy. There’s a lovely breakfast room and a charming library/living room. You don’t have to be a book lover to stay here, but if you are, the literary theme is very special.

We stayed in the gorgeous Jane Austin room, beautifully appointed with antique furniture and one of the biggest bathrooms we’ve ever had at an inn, complete with separate shower and claw-foot tub.

But the best part was the exceptional hospitality of Heidi, the innkeeper. She cooked me a special breakfast, and provided us with little treats when we had our tea in the evening. Heidi was very helpful with tips about attractions and restaurants in the area.

The location was close to Salisbury, which offered many dining options, including the Evolution Brewery, which we really enjoyed.

We highly recommend the inn and hope to return soon.
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: The Jane Austin room was fantastic.
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Jacob L wrote a review Jun 2021
5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My partner and I stayed here after a day trip to Chincoteague on our way back to DC. We enjoyed a lovely evening in the Robert Louis Stevenson room (on the cozier side, depending on your size, but with some delightful thematic elements). Heidi was an amazing host — this place is clearly a passion project for her, and it shines through in her attention to detail and care for the guest experience. She also prepares a lovely English breakfast!

We will certainly be staying here again on our next trip to the peninsula!
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Venture745974 wrote a review Jul 2023
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Princess Anne Book Lovers Club Inn was a most wonderful experience! There was charm and warmth at every turn and in every detail. Heidi is lovely and welcoming and every little charming detail makes you feel pampered and want breakfast to last all day!
My room was comfortable and quiet and the location just off Rt 13 made getting around very easy. Highly recommend and looking forward to returning!
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Don’t make too many early plans- Plan to stay and enjoy your breakfast at the Inn - it’s so worth...
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Susan wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Happened upon the Book Lovers Inn by chance. Sooo happy I did! Heidi is wonderful, the inn is super clean and cozy.
Loved our stay but sorry it was only one night! My English tea at breakfast reminded me of my growing up years with my Welsh Grandma and Grandpa, we always had tea together in the morning.
We stayed in the Langston Hughes room and it was great. Very comfy bed and everything had a good comfortable feeling.
I just loved it there, did I say that already??
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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John B wrote a review Oct 2021
Thousand Oaks, California17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I had a wonderful stay at Heidi’s cute B&B. She met us at the door and spent time giving us info on her place as well as good restaurants. We had the Robert Louis Stevenson room, very quaint and comfy with a private bath. The neighborhood is super quite and we both got a good nights sleep. Heidi served us an “English breakfast” the next morning at 9 which was quite good. We haven’t stayed at a B&B for a few years and forgot how enjoyable it is compared to a regular hotel. Heidi provided a first class stay, highly recommended! John & Michele
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Highly recommend Old Mill Crab House in Delmar (1/2 hr drive north of Princess Anne) for fabulous...
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Buggy baby wrote a review Sep 2021
New York City, New York15 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Booker Lover's Inn is a well loved and cared for inn. We enjoyed meeting Heidi and were treated like family stopping by for a visit. The rooms were immaculate and the bed very comfortable. We stayed after walking the Wildlife refuge in Cambridge and canoeing on the Pocomoke. We would definitely stay here again .
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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GBducks wrote a review Aug 2012
Easton, Maryland9 contributions30 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Alexander House B and B on July 22, 2012 and were disappointed by both the extensive rules and regulations involved and the lack of the advertised “gourmet breakfast”. We didn’t post a review at first, but contacted the owners with our concerns. After several emails back and forth, they said we were “venting”. We still didn’t submit a review, in order to give the hosts a chance to make adjustments. It has now been over a month since then and we noticed that a subsequent reviewer experienced the same breakfast situation and that the Alexander House website still promises a “gourmet breakfast”. That is why we decided to submit this review.

As a Bed and Breakfast, the Alexander House carries off the Bed part very well, but falls down badly on the Breakfast part.

Instead of a “gourmet breakfast”, or even a cooked one, we encountered a do-it-yourself buffet of cold English muffins and waffle sections laid out in sandwich bags next to a toaster, along with some fruit, yogurt, and cereal. It was breakfast, but more motel than gourmet. Of course, there is no law that a B and B has to serve a breakfast that is actually cooked, but that is what we’ve always experienced elsewhere and what the “gourmet breakfast” mentioned on the website and many of the reviews seemed to promise.

After we had paid and checked in, our hostess mentioned in passing that breakfast would be laid out and a menu posted. The next morning the menu turned out to be a list of the items on the table and in the fridge. There was nothing that could be ordered and no one in the dining room but us. When we complained of the breakfast later, they replied that this was a one-time event due to the hostess’s recent operation, but also indicated that breakfast had been served that way all summer. Either way, it would have been better to have been told this before we checked in. Since a subsequent reviewer complained of the same problem, we know it is still being done.

Our rating reflects our disappointment at the motel-type do-it-yourself breakfast. People choose a B&B for a time to relax. They can cook their own breakfast at home.
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Date of stay: July 2012Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from elizalex, Owner at Princess Anne Book Lovers Inn
Responded Aug 25, 2012
We have been trying out a summer breakfast buffet because of frequent guest feedback saying they wanted a light and cool breakfast, not a heavy cooked one in the summer. And many wanted a self serve to get out early for outdoor activities in the summer, and not need to come down at a certain time for a cooked breakfast.. Since we ourselves have enjoyed these type of buffet breakfasts at many inns, we offered this for the summer. We have received many positive comments from other guests regarding the buffet breakfast. We have this summer breakfast described in detail on our website and in other b an b paid listings. We cannot control what people have written on Trip Advisor regarding breakfasts in the past and how they differ from current breakfast offerings, this is not our advertising. That said, we’ll be returning to a more traditional breakfast soon. The “extensive regulations” referred to are to keep the front doors locked and to store foods in the fridge. A curious note: The reviewer above took the time to write in the room journal before they checked out, “We had a great stay on ---birthday. We had an enjoyable time, and that can be taken literally!”
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Lorraine S wrote a review Aug 2013
23 contributions10 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a pretty and well-appointed home. The rooms highlight authors, so it is interesting for bibliophiles. The breakfasts were well prepared and attractive. Notwithstanding, the number and specificity of the rules made it hard to feel totally at ease.
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Date of stay: May 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Passenger30139 wrote a review Aug 2004
Manassas, VA1 contribution3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Five stars go to Elizabeth and Peter, hosts of Princess Anne's Booklovers B&B, and the townsfolk of Pr. Anne are very fortunate to have them! My husband and I spent a wonderful Valentine's Day weekend, complete with poetry readings of love poems, sonnets, etc. in their Cafe Collette on Sat. night. Peter and Elizabeth are quite a team and she has great culinary gifts (her breakfast crepes cannot be beat) and his woodworking/renovative skills have done wonders for the Alexander home. They also have a cozy sitting/reading room where time almost stands still for quiet reading/work/reflection. If you are looking for a restorative B&B in a quiet, historic town w/little traffic, try the Alexander house and don't forget your books! Gwen Frazier
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Pathfinder1324 wrote a review Aug 2004
1 contribution3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Winding your way to Ocean City, MD and/or the locale? Have an enjoyable stay in Princess Anne at the Alexander House, Booklovers B and B. The inn keepers are so personable; the breakfasts are delicious... the Jane Austen room is beautiful. Treat yourself to a lovely, relaxing evening or two.
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Venture745974 wrote a tip Jul 2023
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t make too many early plans- Plan to stay and enjoy your breakfast at the Inn - it’s so worth it!"
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jll11 wrote a tip Jul 2022
Montclair, New Jersey52 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Jane Austin room was fantastic."
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John B wrote a tip Oct 2021
Thousand Oaks, California17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Highly recommend Old Mill Crab House in Delmar (1/2 hr drive north of Princess Anne) for fabulous all-you-can-eat Maryland Blue Crab dinners"
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Kool-Cee wrote a tip Aug 2019
Hagerstown, Maryland132 contributions75 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Quiet area, free parking, great breakfast"
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Joyce W. wrote a tip May 2019
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"lots of steps if someone is handicapped, otherwise perfect. Calm and quiet."
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PRICE RANGE
$154 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Alexander House Booklovers Bed and Breakfast
LOCATION
United StatesMarylandPrincess Anne
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about Princess Anne Book Lovers Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Princess Anne Book Lovers Inn?
Nearby attractions include Let's Get Lit Candle Studio (1.2 miles), Manokin River Park (0.5 miles), and Boxwood Gardens (0.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Princess Anne Book Lovers Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Princess Anne Book Lovers Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Princess Anne Book Lovers Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Princess Anne Book Lovers Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Beach to Bay Seafood, Caesars Pizza Palace, and Squeaky's Cafe.
Is Princess Anne Book Lovers Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Princess Anne.
Are there any historical sites close to Princess Anne Book Lovers Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Boxwood Gardens (0.8 miles).
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