We have stayed here before and were glad to return and be treated to perfect fall weather. The site is beautiful and relaxing. We were especially impressed by the amount of attention paid to the grounds. The plantings were beautiful and well-maintained. The staff was friendly and accommodating. We asked if we could change rooms because the first room we were given was adjoining the bar and sort of noisy. The front desk staff moved us to a quieter and bigger room without comment or argument. The room had antiques, a very comfortable bed, and a nice view of the water. It was clean and comfortable.
We ate dinner in the restaurant and were treated to a wonderful meal - it was better than I remembered our last meal here. I do agree with the other poster's observation that the meal plan is not a great option. Its too complicated by far. We had a dinner and two breakfast plan that had ceilings on them and found the bill to be totally confusing as one of our "free breakfasts" was over $60 with tip (this is for 2 cups of coffee, one oatmeal, and one plate of eggs and bacon). When I asked, I was told not to worry about it and that it wouldn't show up on my bill. This makes me wonder why they bother with the creative accounting in the first place.....they should do what many other quality hotels do and add a set tip and then not bring a bill since the room package is inclusive of meals. The same goes for dinner. Just charge for tax, liquor, and tip and don't bother bringing a bill. It feels a little nickle and dimey the way it is now and the Inn is really too nice to bring itself down to this level.
The only reason I would not give the Inn a "perfect" score is that their attention to detail, while good, is not perfect. They forgot turn down service one night, the water pressure in the bathroom was too low for the shower to work at more than a trickle, and the service staff push carts around early in the morning that make a ton of noise. These are all tiny nits, but they add up. At the prices they charge for the rooms, they need to strive for perfection in this economy to remain ahead of the pack.
We will stay here again and do recommend the Inn to anyone who wants a nice quiet comfortable retreat on the Eastern Shore.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Award Winner, Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond, is a 78 room waterfront estate with a nod to the legendary history of Maryland's fabled Eastern Shore. Cradled by the Chesapeake's Miles River, Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond sits on the edge of St. Michaels, a town steeped in the region's crabbing and oystering traditions. The Inn boasts a top-rated spa, a zero-edge pool, acclaimed dining, Afternoon Tea and countless activities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Inn At Perry Cabin By Orient-Express Hotel St. Michaels
- Hotel At Perry
- Inn Perry Cabin