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“Charm and convenience” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Tidewater Inn
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Easton
Certificate of Excellence
Washington, DC
Level Contributor
60 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Charm and convenience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014

We have stayed at the Tidewater three times in the last two years, and are planning a return trip later this month. Its central location makes it a natural base for exploring the town and surrounding area. The staff are friendly, and the suites are large and very comfortable. It feels like a home away from home. Easy off-street (but not covered) parking behind the inn. Lots of shops, restaurants, and art galleries in easy walking distance.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank DCTranslator
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Don R, Manager at Tidewater Inn, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
Thank you so much for your review of The Tidewater Inn. We know your time is valuable, so we appreciate you for taking the time out to evaluate your stay with us. We strive to make our guests' stay memorable. As for the suite, we aim to provide outstanding comfort to all guests, so we are glad you were highly satisfied. Our staff at all levels understands that guests are the heart of our business and deserve exceptional customer service. We are pleased you enjoyed the closeness of the shops and restaurants to the Tidewater Inn. We are lucky enough to have our location in Historic Downtown Easton. We look forward to you staying with us again!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Gaithersburg, MD
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2014

Just had a lovely stay at the Tidewater Inn this weekend for my cousins wedding. The property is an older historic building but it's very well maintained, clean and comfortable. It's conveniently located among a number of cute shops and restaurants and the staff was very friendly. My only minor complaint would be that the hotel was a tad pricey considering it doesn't have the typical amenities we've come to expect in hotel like gyms, spas, and pools. But it did have a nice restaurant on site where my husband enjoyed the breakfast buffet. Overall I enjoyed my stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KLysha
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Tidewater_Management, Manager at Tidewater Inn, responded to this review, October 13, 2014
Greetings and thank you for your review of our property. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope that your cousin had the wedding of their dreams, and that you had a wonderful time as well!

Thank you for your compliments, including our hotel being well maintained, clean and comfortable. We are also glad your husband enjoyed the breakfast buffet at Hunters’ Tavern.

Please do come back and see us soon, we have some wonderful events in October and
November!

All the best,

Lauren Catterton
Inn Manager
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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106 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2014

My wife and I are familiar with Easton, so were happy when our daughter decided on the Tidewater Inn as the venue for her reception. We were even happier as the planning unfolded and the event took place. Melanie and the event planning staff could not have been more helpful through all phases. I won't belabor all the positives about the property/location etc. that other reviewers have already mentioned. Let me just say that the wedding reception exceeded our expectations and thrilled my daughter (not to mention mother of the bride). Food was superb and the ability to "spill-out" into the beautiful bricked patio area made for an extraordinary event. If you're considering a "destination" wedding where people can park their cars and enjoy a marvelous small town in a beautiful locale followed by a first-rate reception, I cannot say enough good things about the Tidedwater Inn.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Tipflex
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Tidewater_Management, Manager at Tidewater Inn, responded to this review, October 20, 2014
Hello and thank you for taking the time to share such a wonderful wedding experience. We are so thrilled that your daughter had the wedding of her dreams, and that your wife was so pleased as well.

Many thanks for your accolades of our event planning staff; specifically, of our events manager Melanie Bennett. A wedding is such an important moment in one’s life, so we do our best to make sure that the event is flawless from start to finish.

We thank you for your positive remarks and kind recommendation of our establishment. We do hope that you and your family come back to visit.

All the best,
Lauren Catterton
Inn Manager
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New York
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88 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

We stayed in Tidewater Inn in the middle of the week, taking advantage of the cheaper room rate and quieter time given the Summer busy time is gearing up as the temperature turns pleasant. This is not a chained, full service hotel (no swimming pool or exercise room, but you can go to the other nation-wide chained hotels if you want this kind of amenities, right?). The decoration is old world charm. The room and the bathroom are not the most spacious but are sufficient for a short stay. The bed is very comfortable with very nice linen. Our room on the 4th floor is facing the front of the hotel at the corner of the main streets, offers a nice view of Easton. The hotel location is excellent, right at the middle of old town Easton. We were able to walk to our dinner places where the choice is plenty. Tidewater Inn is a charming hotel with characters, recommended if you want a short get-away in the beautiful Eastern shores of the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank MojaveMaxNewYork
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Tidewater_Management, Manager at Tidewater Inn, responded to this review, December 18, 2014
Thank you so much for a wonderful review!

You are correct in that if one is looking for a non-chain experience, the Tidewater Inn is a perfect match. Many individuals compare us to European hotels in terms of room and bathroom size and being located in the heart of a town.

June is indeed a wonderful time of the year to visit the Eastern Shore. We hope you stay with us again this coming June and know we generally have mid-week specials!

All the best,

Lauren Catterton
Inn Manager
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Corpus Christi, Texas
Level Contributor
27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2014

The Tidewater Inn is a beautiful historic hotel located amidst antique galleries, boutiques, and fine restaurants. There are many interesting shops to browse within easy walking distance, including a fascinating shop with unusual gift ideas, many from recycled materials. The excellent food in the restaurant is presented very attractively. You can eat outdoors or in. There are several comfortable lounge areas in the large lobby, the rooms are spacious, and the beds conducive to a really good nights' sleep! The staff members are friendly and helpful. This hotel has an old world charm, but all the modern conveniences including free WiFi. I hope to return for another enjoyable visit to Easton.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Joan A
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Tidewater_Management, Manager at Tidewater Inn, responded to this review, December 18, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write such a complimentary review.

We take great pride in offering a unique and quality experience for our guests. You depicted our property, restaurant, staff and historic town absolutely accurately! We do hope you return for “another enjoyable visit” again soon!

There is always plenty of events and attractions in our area and we consistently promote hotel specials on our Twitter and Facebook pages as well as our website.

Safe travels,

Lauren Catterton
Inn Manager
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Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
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56 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

My family and I stayed at the Tidewater Inn as we were attending a wedding at the site. It was a really nice space for a wedding. The only issue I encountered was that the ceremony took place outside at 5PM and the sun was in our eyes the entire time. The rooms were very nice and the food/bar was average. The location was great though. We were able to walk to a lot of cute shops on the same street. They also had outside seating at their restaurant which was really nice, but I didn't have the opportunity to eat outside. Overall, I would suggest this location as a place to stay or have a wedding.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Erica R
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Tidewater_Management, Manager at Tidewater Inn, responded to this review, December 18, 2014
I appreciate you taking the time to write a review about your stay at the Tidewater Inn.

We are well known for our destination weddings and even won the 2014 award for “Best Wedding Hotel for Out-of-Towners” by a leading regional bridal publication. The Tidewater Inn is in the heart of the historic district and allows for guests, such as you, to take advantage of shopping and touring when not participating in wedding events.

We hope you consider us in the future for a family-holiday as we do offer a number of event-related specials throughout the year.

Thank you,

Lauren Catterton
Inn Manager
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

My wife and I stayed in the Tidewater Inn over the Memorial Day weekend for a wedding. The Inn has a classic design, the staff is not only gracious but helpful. When we first entered, the concierge engaged us in conversation in an authentic conversation; gave us the lowdown on parking regs and the sights to see. The lobby is open, bright and stately without being elegant. The rooms are bright and ample. This is not a full service hotel; the windows open, the HVAC is a bit noisy and the bathrooms small but the rooms are pleasant for lounging. The Inn's central location meant that it was easy to walk around Easton and get the atmosphere. We would return to the Inn if in the area again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank dpyaffe
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Tidewater_Management, Manager at Tidewater Inn, responded to this review, December 18, 2014
I am so pleased that you were able to experience and appreciate the Tidewater Inn’s unique atmosphere and environment. We are very fortunate that we have well-tenured staff who genuinely likes to welcome guests to our property and make sure they are set for their stay.

I thank you for considering staying with us again should you be in the area. Since you stayed with us in May, I would suggest you might visit us in the fall during the highly popular Waterfowl Festival (20,000+ attendees strong) and our very own Brew and Oyster Brawl. Both of these events would give you the true flavor of all that the Eastern Shore has to offer during the fall months.

Best,

Lauren Catterton
Inn Manager
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Additional Information about Tidewater Inn

Property: Tidewater Inn
Address: 101 E Dover St, Easton, MD 21601-3001
Location: United States > Maryland > Talbot County > Easton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Easton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Tidewater Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Tidewater Inn is a charming and elegant hotel located on the Eastern Shore with roots that trace back to 1712. A romantic hideaway nestled in historic downtown Easton, Maryland, surrounded by boutiques, art galleries, gourmet restaurants and the famed Avalon Theatre. The Inn features 95 well-appointed boutique guest rooms, a tavern style restaurant and banquet rooms. A luxurious retreat just outside of Baltimore, Washington, DC and Wilmington, the Tidewater Inn is appointed with modern comforts, state-of-the-art conference space and exquisite banquet rooms ideal for weddings and special events. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Tidewater Hotel Easton
Historic Tidewater Hotel
Historic Tidewater Resort
Tidewater Inn Easton Md

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