I stayed at the Comfort Inn Suites and the Holiday Inn Express in Chestertown, MD on consecutive nights in August. Both hotels were immaculately clean, with neither hotel particularly better than the other. The beds, bed linens and pillows were great in both hotels. The bathrooms were clean and well-appointed in both hotels, although the water pressure/showerhead in the Holiday Inn Express was superior. The furniture in the Holiday Inn Express looked a little newer than that in the Comfort Inn, but there really wasn’t much between them. The front desk staff in both hotels were really great, although I have to give the nod to the lady working the front desk in the Comfort Inn on the evening of 8/26. She was incredibly helpful and a real pleasure to deal with. The parking at the Holiday Inn Express was to the rear of the building and after 7pm you need to use the front door and then walk all the way to the rear – not really a problem, but slightly less convenient than at the Comfort Inn where the parking is to the front of the building.
The biggest difference for me was the quality of the internet service at the respective hotels. I use T-Mobile for my phone/data and I found reception extremely poor in the Chestertown area and so relied on the hotels to provide me with good internet service so that I could catch up on work emails when I got back to the hotel at the end of the day. Unfortunately, this is where the Comfort Inn let me down as the internet service was intermittent and often slow. I found the best reception was to be found by sitting next to the door of my room, which wasn’t very convenient at all. This was a deal breaker for me and so I moved next door to the Holiday Inn Express and paid a little more for my room.
The Holiday Inn Express appears to be a little more expensive than the Comfort Inn and if it hadn’t been for the poor internet service I would have been happy to have spent my second night at Comfort Inn rather than have to move. If you don’t care about internet service I would recommend either hotel. But if you need a good data connection I would recommend playing it safe and staying at the Holiday Inn Express.
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- Also Known As:
- Comfort Hotel Chestertown
- Comfort Suites Chestertown
- Chestertown Comfort Suites