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“Lovely stay, amazing B&B, perfect location for a romantic get-away”
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White Swan Tavern
Ranked #7 of 11 Chestertown B&B and Inns
Annapolis, MD
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Lovely stay, amazing B&B, perfect location for a romantic get-away”
Reviewed March 22, 2009

My wife and I stayed at the White Swan earlier this month to celebrate our 13th anniversary. It was an absolutely perfect stay. The White Swan is the most charming historic B&B I've ever been to -- and we've been to many. Its location is perfect -- right in the heart of colonial Chestertown, with an easy walk to the Chester River waterfront, restaurants, and shops. This is most definitely the finest inn on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and ab absolute must-stay for a romantic get-away weekend. I couldn't recommend it more highly.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 22, 2007

The physical setting of the tavern is lovely and very convenient to charming Chestertown. The ambience was of a 1700s home (with modern baths etc.).
Unfortunately, the breakfast part of the B&B was meager - just a few muffins, juice and coffee.. Our room was never serviced, nor were breakfast dishes removed until we found a person in the late afternoon who was the "manager/owner?" who finally picked up the dishes, made the bed and gave us fresh towels, complaining all the while that it "was not her job"
Also, for one of our two nights we were using a gift certificate we had PURCHASED on auction through a PBS television fund raiser , the owners had DONATED the one night stay. We were paying for our second night directly. The person on the phone kept referring to our "free" room.

  • Liked — Decor and feeling of actually being in a 1700s tavern
  • Disliked — SERVICE!
  • Stayed August 2007
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MA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2007

We spent a weekend at the Tavern and found it to be charming, welcoming and comfortable. For a unique experience, I would recommend the John Lovegrove bedroom which had actually been a kitchen. We were able to see some of the other bedrooms as well and all were beautiful and each had its own character. I felt as though we were visiting a historic house museum, only we could touch and use everything! Small details such as fresh flowers and a fruit basket added to our already pleasant stay and Wayne, the inn keeper, was very nice. Breakfast, which you could eat in one of the wonderful common rooms or have delivered to your bedroom, was delicious with fresh made pastries. The bathroom was a tad bit dated but very functional and clean and even had a heat lamp. I was impressed at the level of cleanliness in general. It is very evident that much care and attention has been put into this property and visitors can reap the benefits by experiencing a memorable stay at the Tavern.

  • Stayed April 2007
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Baltimore MD
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2006

Chestertown is a historic town in Kent County, Maryland. The White Swan Tavern is like walking into history but with modern conveniences. The Tavern is located just blocks from the water and beautifully restored homes, and is just about at the center of town. The Tavern has been carefully restored with an eye toward keeping the feel of the times but the rooms are clean, comfortable, well equipped, and if you are lucky enough to get the suite that we had, incredibly large. Parking is more than ample and the gardens of this property are beautiful. It was a great location from which to explore the wonders of the Chesapeake Bay and the beautiful farmlands of Maryland's Eastern Shore. If you are looking for some downtime from the big city, this is the place - Peace and quiet deluxe.

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Property: White Swan Tavern
Address: 231 High St, Chestertown, MD 21620-1517
Location: United States > Maryland > Chestertown
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Kitchenette
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Ranked #7 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Chestertown
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Number of rooms: 6

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