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All reviews scones the tred avon river eastern shore robert morris my husband and i breakfast was included ferry landing no elevator historic property the main hotel restaurant staff third floor step back in time small room view of the river cream of crab soup sitting area
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Reviewed June 30, 2019 via mobile

If you are looking for a 5-diamond resort with modern luxury, spa treatments, and room service, search elsewhere.

If you want a rare opportunity to disconnect with the modern world and reconnect with the past, the Robert Morris Inn is for you.

Alongside America’s longest running private ferry service on the Tred Avon River, one of America’s oldest Inns is a great place to stay while in Oxford. Incredible food and service await from a great chef and staff.

During this stay, we were in Room 1 with waterfront views and historic charm. Step back in time to when Robert Morris and his guests sat by the fire. I could imagine some of the discussions that took place in the room and beyond. Look past the chipped paint, peeling wall paper, and creaking floors. You aren’t staying in a museum and the only thing perfectly preserved is the raspberry jam for delicious English scones served with your free breakfast, and the occasional feeling that some great minds are still wandering the halls of this quaint inn.

Cheers to Ian, Mark and family for continuing the tradition of service and historical charm that is the RMI.

Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Innspiration, Owner at Robert Morris Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2019

Thank you for visiting our 1710 iconic Inn and delighted you enjoyed your experience. We appreciate you sharing with fellow travelers and you certainly have nailed what makes this property and location so absolutely unique. We look forward to welcoming you back on another occasion. Regards Ian & Mark

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Reviewed June 30, 2019

We spent just one night but really loved this Inn. A great location across from the river & the old ferry to St. Michaels. According to the Inn, they are the oldest Inn in America....over 300 years. We had a beautiful King bed with fresh crisp linens. Now if you don't appreciate old wood floors that creak & are uneven, very small bathrooms & door frames & doors which are oddly shaped & misfitting, then this place isn't for you. In my view, these things add to the charm & quaintness of the Inn. Be sure to have dinner in the Inn. Their cream of crab soup was outstanding. We also shared a lump crab meat appetizer. Served on crostini & topped with asparagus tips & some greens in an orange mustard sauce....fabulous! We ordered the crab cakes & they weren't bad, but not the best I've had. Perhaps they should go back to the recipe that James Michener raved about. Breakfast, which we ate outside, had a number of offerings. We both opted for fresh fruit & crab benedict.. Once again, loads of lump crabmeat. We were pleasantly surprised to see a dog with a couple eating breakfast. This is a dog friendly Inn. I really enjoyed our short stay here & would highly recommend it , but only if you have an appreciation for the age of this kind of venue.

Date of stay: June 2019
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Innspiration, Owner at Robert Morris Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2019

Thank you for visiting our 1710 iconic Inn and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. This is indeed a unique building which has played such an important role in the foundation of America as it is today. We have opt to acentuate that unique history, perhaps at some small risk to modern comforts but the balance seems to please and still provide a unique yet comfotable experience. We are blessed with a wonderful local team who really believe in what they offer customers and well supported by great lcoal producers. We hope to welcome you back on another occasion. Regards Ian & Mark

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Reviewed June 16, 2019

My boyfriend took pains to plan a special anniversary weekend for us and everything was wonderful till we opened the door to our room. Great bed and comfy sofa,( want to start with the positives) - nice pillows and linens. The room hasn't been painted or updated in years. Peeling paint everywhere (ceiling, walls picture frames), water stains on the left window curtains, cheap Kmary lights on the walls, and the tiny bathroom (which is OK) was horrid. Wallpaper is bubbled and old, old toilet, sink, tiny mirror, with a worn wooden shelf and the shower floor was stained and ancient. Even their outside sign, was peeling and chipped.
Historic does not mean it has to look and feel old. I didn't pay, but I know it wasn't cheap. The owner must be missing in action. My boyfriend was very embarrassed and said the photos looked lovely. Great location, and I don't usually write negative reviews, but this room was really pitiful. I didn't see any of the others.

Room tip: Stayed in rom 1 with a view of the water
Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Innspiration, Owner at Robert Morris Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2019

Thank you for staying at our vintage Inn and for sharing your views with fellow travelers. We really value all feedback as it helps us review and improve our customers experiences and we apologize your experience did not meet your expectations. Built as River View House in 1710 and an Inn since 1800, this is the oldest full-service Inn in America. Four of our 310 year old rooms were indeed slept in by Founding Father Robert Morris, George Washington and many other dignitaries of the day and since. Red brick fireplaces around which heated discussion on the arguments for independence from Britain took place and negotiations for sugar cane, tobacco and French wine worked out. You were staying in Room 1 once the bedroom of Robert Morris himself and the wood paneling, red brick fireplace and oak timbers are all as they were 310 years ago, hand built by ships carpenters from locally acquired materials and the red bricks from England, used as ships ballast. One cannot get any more historic than this.
However, maintaining and honoring all the above in the way we do, does come at a price, some compromise in modern comfort and finish. We know we are imperfect and price ourselves accordingly.
We have owned this Inn for ten years and acquired it from a family who owned it for forty, we are merely guardians. One day it will be acquired by those who will modernize, extend and thoroughly refurbish it, but hopefully not for very many years.
Again, our grateful thanks and best wishes. Ian & Mark

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Reviewed June 9, 2019

If this phrase scares you, go somewhere else. The Robert Morris Inn has been our destination for several years now. The owners and staff are truly hospitable, the rooms are quiet and comfortable, the bedding pristine. Sure, because if its age, the floors can be uneven and the bathrooms (retrofitted since back in the 1700's who had indoor plumbing?) can be on the small side - but it's quiet. The rooms are all different, if you don't like one,ask for another on your next visit.

Oxford, MD is a quaint destination for anyone to truly get away from it all. There are no TV's in the rooms, wifi isn't the best but who cares? We have met some very interesting people having breakfast - which is the absolute best complimentary breakfast we've ever had. Each guest has a $20 credit in Salters Tavern which is attached which covers almost anything on the menu; yes, a menu not a buffet line.

Oxford is a wonderful walking town and there are enough things to do it's easy to spend a day enjoying the shops, the museum, and the town itself. There is an onsite concession that rents bikes. kayaks, canoes and boats so you can enjoy the surrounding area and the water as well. Yes, there is a lot of water. Absolutely a relaxing destination and worth our 10 hour drive.

The RMI is a great experience; we have never regretted a visit and look forward to many more.

Room tip: No elevators; if this is a problem, ask for a 2nd floor room - the staff will help with luggage.
Date of stay: May 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Innspiration, Owner at Robert Morris Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2019

Thank you for returning to our 1710 historic Inn and for sharing your wonderful observations with fellow travelers. We really appreciate your business and such kind comments, which we have shared with our wonderful team. e look forward to welcoming you back. Regards Ian & Mark

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Reviewed May 7, 2019

We didn't stay in the main house but in a cottage, I was a little disappointed the cottage had an odor, it wasn't cleaned very well and things like water and tea were not replenished. The TV had 3 channels but we really didn't need it, there weren't any tissues and a few other things were different from what we've been use to. The view was amazing facing the water and the ferry. The ferry made it a short trip to St Michael's where we enjoyed the town and food. Bikes and kayaks were available and a park where you could run, walk or sit and relax.

Date of stay: May 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Innspiration, Owner at Robert Morris Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2019

Thank you for chossing to stay at The Robert Morris Inn. We really are sorry to learn of your concerns as these are all easily remedied. We do replenish all the items you mention and on check-in and in guest infomration, we do ask you to let us know if you need anything further. We are able to do so 24hrs. The TV has full cable service. Pleased you enjoyed your view and the unique pleasures of our historic and unspoilt town. Regards Ian & Mark

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