Island Inn & Suites is located on a piece of land that just fits on a piece of land between the Potomac and St. George's Creek. They offer your choice of a sunset room (Potomac) or a sunrise (St. George's Creek) room. We opted for the sunset standard room. The room was huge! The ceilings are high, everything was fairly new, and there was even a kitchenette in our room. You walk into the room and the first thing you see is the gorgeous water view from the balcony. On the balcony, there are two Adirondack chairs and a table.
I was able to get a reservation just a few days before Memorial Day weekend, so I was thrilled. After making my reservation online, I called to request a sunset room. The lady was super accommodating, which surprised me having been in DC so long.
We rented a complimentary canoe for two hours. We just had to sign a waiver and carry it down there ourselves. We had thought there would be two kayaks from the description, but the canoe worked just fine. The site also lists bikes,. There were only two bikes, though, and a few times, they weren't there. Out back, there's a public fishing pier with a cleaning station, a bonfire pit, and a grill.
Immediately next door, there's a great microbrewery and seafood restaurant - The Ruddy Duck. I believe they are only open for dinner. The hotel offers breakfast, and I had read a few reviews before going. A few people complained about the lack of food, but it seems they've recently added a waffle maker. In addition to that, there's yogurt, juices, packaged muffins and bagels, milk, and cereal cups. They have coffee available all day.
We just had one minor hiccup. There were a few ants in our bathroom, but we called the front desk, and she immediately came up to take care of the problem.
The staff was all very friendly. Being a place with less than 30 rooms, they get to know you.
Overall, it was a good stay. There isn't a ton to do in the area, but if you're looking to just relax and be by the water, this is a great place. We ended up spending the second day of our vacation at Point Lookout State Park (a 30 minute drive).
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- Also Known As:
- Island Hotel Piney Point