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“Nice location, charming, friendly staff, but some frustrating quirks due to old hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Tidewater Inn
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Easton
Certificate of Excellence
Hamburg, Germany
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28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice location, charming, friendly staff, but some frustrating quirks due to old hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

We recently stayed at the Tidewater for a family wedding and found it to be a nice hotel. We had a suite, which was spacious and comfortable for hanging out, and nice to have two bathrooms. Nice. helpful staff, clearly used to weddings and events! Great location in a charming little town with a charming farmers' market and cute shops. BUT we were amazed by their cooling system which had our rooms SO COLD from the AC that we had to put the temp controls up to 100 (F) to get them to even budge above 65, and this in a room with two kids who were shivering in bed. We asked for advice from the reception, and they said they couldn't turn off the AC in the room, suggested turning it very high for a while (it took hours to see a difference!), and offered to bring a space heater. We ended up with windows open, which was ok, but it seemed bizarre how little control there was over the system. I also found the bathrooms a bit too old and leaky taps annoying (and terrible environmentally, as was crazy AC), although they were in keeping with the old feel of the place, which overall I would recommend with the caveat that it has quirks.

Room Tip: Suites are well worth the extra - they are very generous in size.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Diana S
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Don R, Manager at Tidewater Inn, responded to this review, September 5, 2014
Diana,
Thank you for your review. All reviews are important to us, and we use them to evaluate how our hotel is performing. We are glad that you enjoyed your suite and that the staff was very helpful and accommodating to you and your family. We would like to apologize for the discomfort you experienced with regard to the air conditioning. Given tthe historic nature of our property, we work diligently to resolve any issues that may arise with our HVAC system. Again, thank you for your review, and we hope that you will stay with us again should your travels bring you back to our area of the United States.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Southwick, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had a lovely overnight at the Tidewater Inn. We were on our way to Bethany Beach Delaware and decided to spend a night in Easton. It was clean, comfortable and relaxing. I would recommend this Inn to anyone visiting the area

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank kgck
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Don R, Manager at Tidewater Inn, responded to this review, September 5, 2014
Thank you so much for your review! We strive to make our guests' stay memorable and are thrilled you had a lovely time. Hope you had a wonderful remainder of your trip to Bethany Beach and that you will come back and visit!
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Sykesville, Maryland
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

Enjoyed every aspect of the hotel. Suite room was very comfortable and spacious. There is a level of attention at this hotel that surpassed expectations, from the front desk, wait staff to the manager. The management was quick to make sure the stay was enjoyable.
Great breakfast buffet. Great charm and great location.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank EWNSLaL
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Don R, Manager at Tidewater Inn, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
On behalf of The Tidewater Inn, thanks for your kind expressions of satisfaction with our property. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for the positive review of your suite. We also appreciate your thoughtful words about our staff, as we constantly encourage and expect staff members to meet and exceed the customer service standards our guests deserve. Again, thank you for your review, and we hope you will stay with us again!
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Washington, DC
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60 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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
      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
      Service
Helpful?
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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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
      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
Helpful?
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
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
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
Helpful?
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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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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