First, this is not like any hotel. It wouldn't be fair to compare it. Imagine that you are going to visit your aunt and uncle in their old home, and they let you stay in one of their bedrooms. This is literally what you are doing (no, I am not related to the caretakers, though).
The man and his wife (I presume) live on the property and will take good care of you in the morning. Breakfast is nothing extravagant (cereal, fruit, coffee) but they did offer to make bacon and eggs (not what I eat.) You eat on a lanai area with a relaxing garden setting and the backdrop of a marina. One nice touch, they made a special effort to get me skim milk when I expressed a preference for it the night before.
The room is nicely furnished with antique furniture and very clean. Mine had a phone, TV and a bathroom like you would expect in any hotel. There was also an iron available. The paint is peeling a bit on the baseboards, but this would probably be the case with your aunt and uncle's home, too. It just adds to the ambiance. My room overlooked the marina. One consideration--there were no elevators apparent with only a narrow staircase with several bends to get up to the 2nd floor. If you need an elevator, then this place might not be for you or you might want to inquire about a ground floor room.
There is a library with couches and chairs is you would like to get out of your room. The grounds are lushly landscaped with flower gardens. Solomons Island is safe and relaxing environment with shops and quite a few restaurants (although they are pricey.) The area is nice for a walk in the evening (or the day if you prefer.) This is definitely one of the better places to stay in the Patuxent River area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The perfect choice for a WEEKEND GETAWAY. The perfect choice for the BUSINESS TRAVELER. Solomons Victorian Inn caters to all your individual needs. Walk to Solomons best restaurants, relax in the stunning gardens, jog the island roads, hire a boat or jet-ski. It's all here, and close to PAX River and all nearby attractions. ... more less