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Harbourtowne Resort
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in St. Michaels
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

Stayed at this resort for Winefest. Once again the location is superb but the resort really needs updated. Our room was painted canary yellow and had awful old carpet. Right outside our room was a tank that had a flushing sound constantly, nice ambiance while trying to sit outside on the patio. I will say that the bathroom and beds were clean and that was most important. We had a power outage Sat morning that continued into the day so we were allowed to shower at the country club. That was only offered to us after we asked if we could move to another room. We were told that was not an option. I know it was not their fault that there was an electrical problem but we were told it has been an ongoing problem. All the staff was very apologetic however I feel we could have been compensated either by a reduction in our bill or a free breakfast. They just wanted us to deal with it. After all we were in town to support an event for the town of St Michael's. And it is not cheap to stay there. We will not return unless the resort does some upgrading.

Room Tip: Do not choose room 403. Annoying flushing water in underground outside container right outside patio...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

We recently worked with Harbourtowne for a company retreat. We spent three days at Harbourtowne and took advantage of their meeting/banquet facilities, guest rooms, as well as bike rental. In the feedback we received, our team members universally loved the setting and accommodations at Harbourtowne. I found the event and banquet staff to be pleasant to work with and the pricing more than fair. They were more than happy to make creative last minute changes when the weather didn't cooperate with some of our outdoor plans.
The guest rooms were spacious- each room had a spectacular water view and mini-fridge. Some of us had vaulted ceilings and fireplaces complete with starter logs and matchbooks (perfect on the rainy night when we first arrived.) Parking is ample and free. The rooms are not overly modern or luxury; but, they have been updated and we found them to be clean, comfortable, and well-equipped- more than adequate for our needs.
The meeting space was excellently equipped and Harbourtowne provided fresh snacks and beverages in the room after each break period. The breakfast and luncheon food was average-- I recommend dining in St. Michael's for dinner because there are fantastic options. My only complaint is that we had major connectivity issues with wireless and internet access while on the property. The staff said this was because we are a Mac-based company. We had created web-based agendas and other information for our event that basically became useless once we were at Harbourtowne. For a business meeting, not having reliable internet access is kind of a drag.
While we didn't take advantage of golfing, we did rent bikes from Harbourtowne and enjoyed an hour's ride around the expansive residential property.
Overall, Harbourtowne is a lovely boutique hotel experience. I highly recommend it for a company meeting or get-away.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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3  Thank CraigsOrganizer
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Harbourtowne, Manager at Harbourtowne Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2014

Thank you very much for your comments.

We are working diligently to fix the wireless internet problem we have been experiencing with Apple products. We hope to have this complete in the next few days.

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Reviewed March 19, 2014

Stayed last weekend for a surprise birthday. Room had great view of the bay, in-room fireplace with log, very comfortable bed and room. Liked the bathrobes in the room but one size fits all doesn't fit and I am not fat.
Fired up the wood stove, turned down the lights and watched the bay out the sliding door, it was great!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Harbourtowne, Manager at Harbourtowne Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2014

Thank you for your wonderful comments. This is what Harbourtowne is all about! So sorry about the bathrobe.

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Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

Stayed 1 night for a quick business trip. Staff were friendly and accommodating. Room was clean and seemed to be well taken care of. I have never stayed here before and was pleasantly surprised. Its an older hotel, however it appears that they work hard to maintain everything. Our room was on the ground floor on the water. The view was nice. Too bad the weather wasn't nicer, I would have enjoyed sitting on the deck. Breakfast was part of the stay because it was part of the event. It was just ok, as was lunch. This would be a nice place to stay in the summer. Might have to arrange another trip.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled on business
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Harbourtowne, Manager at Harbourtowne Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2014

We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Please do come and enjoy our property during the Summer!

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Reviewed January 31, 2014

I could not find a separate listing for the golf course. We were staying in St. Michaels, and decided to head over here for some golf. The course was pretty empty, which meant a fast round. That is always good. And the course was well maintained, and was not surrounded by fairway houses or condos. My only complaint was the service- no bar cart, and it was HOT, and very few amenities like on-course restrooms. The person in the snack shop was very nice. Maybe it is more fully staffed when they hit their peak.

Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

Stayed here in St. Michael's off-season. Lovely hotel right on the river. Front desk staff very helpful. In-resort restaurants were closed the days we were there. In fact, I believe we four were the only ones staying there at this time! Beautifully appointed rooms, very warm and toasty. Very conveniently located close to open restaurants and downtown St. Michael's. Did not play golf, but the course looked very challenging. We would definitely stay there again!

Room Tip: The first floor rooms open onto a small patio. River is only paces away. Beautiful place to watch...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Have been going to Harbortown for many years. the reason to go here is to have the Miles and Wye rivers right at your door step. The view is incredible...the setting tranquil. It is outside St. Michaels away from the tourist hustle and bustle. The best accomodations for me are on the Point where you have a little cabin with fireplace and oh those views. You do not go there to eat...many better restaurants in st. michaels...and you do not go to be pampered. The rooms are pretty basic but clean and comfortable. G
iven the competition the price is reasonable. If you want to be spoiled go somewhere else. If you want to get away...this is the place.

Room Tip: The litte cabins on the Point are very romantic. The are not plush however.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 9784 Martingham Drive, St. Michaels, MD 21663-2228
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Location: United States > Maryland > Talbot County > St. Michaels
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in St. Michaels
Price Range: $120 - $300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Harbourtowne Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Harbourtowne - St. Michaels is located on Maryland's beautiful Eastern Shore and a premiere destination for relaxation and rejuvenation. Our property boasts 'Spectacular Views - Everyday' with 111 guest rooms nestled along the banks of East Chesapeake Bay and Miles River - every room is within 100 feet of the water! The Conference Center Our Conference Center caters to groups from 10-160 for meetings, team-building events and retreats. Our 18,000 square feet of meeting space has natural lighting and our on-site professional planners customize meeting experiences according to needs and budget. Waterfront Weddings and Events Harbourtowne - St. Michaels remains a top choice for waterfront weddings, receptions as well as events and gatherings. We have a full-time coordinator on property to assist with every detail for planning and executing an affair to remember. The Town Our property is lucky to share the same zip code with the historically rich, charming town of St. Michaels. The town's cobble-stone walks are lined with boutiques, art galleries and restaurants unique to this area of Maryland and museums provide cultural history about this area. At Harbourtowne - St. Michaels, you'll enjoy the laid back atmosphere most notable to the Eastern Shore lifestyle and we're a short drive from Washington, DC, Baltimore and Philadelphia. Let us be a part of your Eastern Shore Experience! ... more   less 
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Harbourtowne Golf Hotel St. Michaels
Harbourtowne Hotel Saint Michaels
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