My wife and I travelled from New Jersey to enjoy Blue Claws in the Chesapeake. We had been to Kent Narrows several years prior. At that time, there was only one major hotel in the area. Now there are three (Best Western, Hilton Garden, & the Holiday Inn Express). We chose this hotel because it was the only one with an outdoor pool and we planned to stay two nights. It appeared somewhat expensive ($209/nt) but we chose to check it out anyway. This was money well spent. We enjoyed a sun filled wekend laying by the pool during the early afternoons and frequenting the several dock bars and crab houses (all within walking distance of the hotel) in the late afternoon and evening. The hotel room was clean and the breakfast was well done. My only suggestion to both the Holiday Inn and the state of Maryland is to follow the others and discontinue allowing smoking in the hotel rooms. Besides that, we enjoyed having our breakfast out by the pool, enjoying the breathtaking views of the Charles River. Another small complaint was that the hotel appeared to be hosting a large family reunion that weekend and as the day went on, the pool seemed to be taken over by the group (many of whom did not appear to be staying at the hotel.) Nonetheless, the group was not disrespectful or ignorant. The front desk clerk and manager were helpful and even found us a non-smoking room when we weren't sure there would be one available. What a great destination for an weekend drive. We'll certainly be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- IHG Award Winning Direct waterfront hotel on the Chesapeake Bay. Hot breakfast included with your stay, everyday. Observation Deck and Pier to get close to the Bay. Walking distance to all the restaurants and nightlife The Narrows offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Kent Island Hotel Grasonville
- Holiday Inn Grasonville
- Holiday Inn Express Grasonville
- Grasonville Holiday Inn