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Waterside Inn
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

We stayed at the inn last weekend and have only good things to say about it. We were on the third floor with beautiful views from our balcony. Our bed was very comfortable and we loved having a microwave and refrigerator. The staff was so friendly and helped us with any questions we had about the area. Breakfast was yummy and varied. The pool is heated to 85 degrees and right on the water. We took a boat trip with Captain Dan and were lucky enough to see lots of ponies very close, including a baby Be sure to visit the Pony Center - Misty's descendents live there.

Room Tip: Ask for the top floor (the 3rd) near the channel.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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WIChincoteague, Manager at Waterside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2013

We appreciate your generous review and hope that you will return to the Waterside very soon.
Please check out our website for off season promos. Thanks again!

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Reviewed September 13, 2013

I recently stayed at the Waterside Inn and it was a beautiful stay. The staff at the office was very friendly and were willing to help. However the rooms were not totally cleaned on a daily basis. Upon arriving there was still food under the sofa from a previous guest and throughout the week we would leave small "tests" to see what would be cleaned and it never appeared that the carpet was ever swept. Overall it was a great place to stay but I think the clean up crew needs to spend a little extra time cleaning properly.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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WIChincoteague, Manager at Waterside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2013

Thank you for sharing your Waterside experience with other reviewers. I am sorry to hear that the cleaning staff did not clean your room to our expectations. I will be sure to discuss this review with them and hope that you will give us another chance in the future. We would love to have you as a returning guest!

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Reviewed September 13, 2013

This hotel was such a charming and pleasant surprise!

- The balcony view was fantastic

- The pool was great; it had a view of the Chesapeake Channel, and was open until 1PM

- The free breakfast was GREAT. You have the standard eggs, cereal, fruit, PLUS fresh made waffles and (my favorite) sausage gravy!

- The hotels private pier was great for bird watching, as well as fishing and crabbing (no license needed)

This was a romantic trip for us, so it is great for couples. However, kids would love it too, especially if you take a boat trip to see the ponies! I suggest Captain Dans' tour and Dons' seafood restaurant, which are both very close to the hotel (and affordable).

Room Tip: Try to get on the 3rd floor for the best view.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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WIChincoteague, Manager at Waterside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2013

So nice to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Our private fishing and crabbing pier is an amenity that is utilized by many guests who stay with us. Flounder and crabs were the top catches this past summer! We hope that you can plan a return visit soon.

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Reviewed September 13, 2013

We loved this hotel! The description is absolutely accurate. The staff was very welcoming and helpful. The private balcony was what sold me in the description and it was perfect. It was quiet and peaceful and we enjoyed gorgeous sunsets over the bay. Hot breakfast was nice, beds were fine (not the most comfortable I've slept on but we were so tired from enjoying Chincoteague we slept pretty hard), heated pool on the bay was empty both times I swam in it. There is a hot tub which we used multiple times! My only complaint was that the room had a slight smell, like a strong cleaner. Since the weather was so nice we just turned off the A/C and kept the door open on to the balcony (with a screen door) so we hardly noticed it after that. At least it was clean :) I definitely recommend it!

Room Tip: All rooms have a balcony. Higher floors have nicer views.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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WIChincoteague, Manager at Waterside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2013

Thank you for your generous review! We hope that you will return to Chincoteague often and the Waterside Inn will be your choice for accommodations. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest!

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Reviewed September 13, 2013

We have been staying at this motel for five or six years and are extremely satisfied with the accommodations, location and staff. While not super lux, it is comfortable, clean and quiet. The sunset views are great. As it is family owned and one of them is generally on site,it is a friendly and and responsive atmosphere

Room Tip: The higher the room, the better the view is. We normally book a second floor room and find this is m...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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WIChincoteague, Manager at Waterside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2013

It is our pleasure to have you as a returning guest! We pride ourselves in being a family owned and operated business and customer satisfaction is our #1 priority. Thank you for your generous review. We hope that you can return in the near future.

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Reviewed September 12, 2013

Beautiful views of the bay.We loved the dock for fishing and crabbing .The rooms were spotless, staff was more than accommodating. We were completely satisfied with our stay. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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WIChincoteague, Manager at Waterside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2013

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and plan to return soon! We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

The location of this inn right on the sound is great - even from our first level room. The building is beautifully landscaped with roses and "Mexican Petunias" everywhere. I overheard one guest who so admired the petunias that she asked if she could get cuttings in trade for some of her own day lilies when she returned in a few weeks. The managed said that of course she could :) The room decor is interesting. The furnishings are an odd mixture of different styles and quality. The two queen beds were indeed different heights. One was pretty much shoved against a wall, so we slept in the other. Still, the bed was comfortable and I slept through the night, that's what I appreciate most of all. We didn't use the pool but it was always loaded with kids of all ages playing in it every time we went in and out. There is a pier to walk out on to fish or just sit and enjoy the view. The breakfast was good (they had biscuits and gravy and that's what counts), though the dining room was very small and cramped. However, there is a picnic table outside that you can eat at if the weather is nice. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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WIChincoteague, Manager at Waterside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2013

Thank you for sharing your thoughts about the Waterside Inn with other reviewers. The owner takes great pride in his flower gardens. I will be sure to pass along your kind words to him. The sausage gravy and biscuits were a new addition to our breakfast this summer. Glad to hear you enjoyed it! Our waterfront pool is heated, since you did not get to enjoy it during your visit we hope that you will plan a fall getaway soon! September sunsets are gorgeous! Hope to see you soon!

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Additional Information about Waterside Inn

Address: 3761 Main St, P.O. Box 347, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-1808
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Location: United States > Virginia > Chincoteague Island
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Chincoteague Island
Price Range: $73 - $177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Waterside Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Upscale family owned and operated hotel in a resort area offering many amenities found in larger chains. We pride ourselves in friendly personal service and unmatched hospitality. All rooms have private waterfront balconies overlooking the Chincoteague Bay. We are a short drive to Assateague Island and NASA Wallops Flight Facility. ... more   less 
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