We stayed for 1 night in the "Poolside Lodge"- a 1 room house facing the water with a gas fireplace, sitting area, kitchenette, queen size bed, and a large bathroom with jacuzzi tub. Outside a little porch with 2 adirondack chairs and a table facing the marina- great for having a cocktail and playing cards. In our room was chocolate covered strawberries & a bottle of champagne (part of a groupon deal)- YUM.
First, we drove to (about a mile away?) and walked around the shops downtown- great little antique shops and a few shops for unique gifts. We came back for a 5:30 reservation at the hotel restaurant and sat outside and ordered the ham croquettes and lobster special ($19!)- full lobster, green beans, and your choice of potato. Server was friendly and attentive, dinner was great. We went to the bar later on in the evening for a key lime martini- it was very clear this bar was not just hotel guests, but many regulars as well- the bartenders knew people by name.
The next morning we went to breakfast at Smithfield Gourmet Bakery and Cafe- I'll put up a review for them too, they were great. After breakfast we took a stroll through Windsor Castle Park- very pretty and RIGHT across the street from Smithfield Station. WIsh I had brought my tennis shoes- great place for a long hike or a quick run! Unfortunately, the shops at Smithfield station don't open till 11, so we didn't get to visit any of them before we left (even the bakery on the property didn't open till 11!), but I hope to visit them next time, they looked cute.
All in all, a great stay. Not much to do at night if you aren't interested in the bar (and even that closes at 10 or 11), so bring some games! Wonderful stay- Thank you Smithfield Inn!!
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