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TravelPod Member ReviewsKent Manor Inn Stevensville
We found the Kent Manor Inn while we were eating dinner and decided to go check it out. For the price of a best Western etc. You get a beautiful old mansion, completely redone and on it's own 227 acre property. Breakfast was delivered to our room, included in price. Definitely good value this time of year. Highly recommended!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Kent Manor Inn Stevensville
A charmer !
My 5 year old daughter and I stayed here for one night after spending the day at Sandy Point State Park and it was splendid ! We had no reservation as I decided in the eleventh hour not to make the drive home (about an hour) and there was room at the Inn ! (it was mid-week) . Our room was beautiful and my daughter and I shared a King size bed and the linens were crisp with a lovely down comforter. After a warm bath, my daughter was sound alsleep in all of this splendor ! Also, dinner was delicious ! The next day she and I walked around the lovely grounds. It was a great mother and daughter getaway !
I work for a branch of the Government and we recently had a planning retreat at the Inn. We stayed for 2 nights.
The serene grounds were the PERFECT setting for our meeting. The food was PERFECT and a great value.
The staff was friendly and very accomodating.
Beautiful Getaway Location
My fiance and I were taking a long weekend and stayed at the Kent Manor, as we had never been there before. It was recommended by a co-worker who had attended a wedding there. It was one of the most charming places we had ever been to. Everything from check-in to the extraordinary dinner to Sunday Brunch was absolutely wonderful. There were a couple weddings that weekend out in the glass house, and we could see everything from our balcony-it was magical. We are now considering hosting our own wedding there next year! We will definitely be back again and again.
Loved Kent Manor!
My new husband and I had our wedding at Kent Manor on October 23, 2005. We spent several months of planning with the Inns' coordinator, Julie, and it was a fantastic experience. As we both live in California, we placed a great deal of trust in the staff and their expertise. We were not disappointed! We made a couple of trips back to MD during our engagement and always made a point of visiting the Inn to have a meal, view the grounds (spy on other weddings!) and talk to the staff. We always had fantastic meals! And the staff was always consistently accomodating and professional. They even went out of their way to show us different rooms. Many of our guests stayed at the Inn for one or two nights and we heard mostly good reviews. Most folks loved the grounds, the view, food, staff and area. But a few had issues with the room temperature, water taste (must be on a well) and water pressure in the bathrooms. But everyone agreed that Kent Manor has plenty of character! I think it's important to have the right perspective, after all, this is an historic Inn, not a brand new facility. There's character involved! The rooms facing the Garden House probably offer the better view. Take advantage of the free bikes, kayaks and paddle boats! The Inn is also accessible by water if you wish to come by boat. Housekeeping staff was very thorough and efficient. The banquet and serving staff were outstanding! They demonstrated complete attention to detail and were very attentive. On several occassions, they went out of their way (the safety pin, cake boxing and cheese knife assistance come to mind!) Oh, and Sunday brunch is one of the best in the area! If you are considering some of the restaurants on the water in Annapolis, give Kent Manor a try! They have everything! The beauty of Kent Manor speaks for itself, especially on a beautiful Fall day. As fate would have it, my husband's favorite baseball team (Houston Astros) made it to the World Series while we were there. Although we had troubles finding the game on the sattelite TV (too many channels?) the lady at the front desk kept us posted on the scores. We are looking forward to our next trip back to Kent Manor!
Neat place for a really comfortable weekend
My wifes friend was getting married there. The day of the wedding we asked the manager for a tour. He showed us some rooms and said that every room is different so I'll show you just a few. The ones we saw were charming and comfortable. I made a reservation for the next weekend and had a great time. The restaurant was excellent, coodos to the chef. The continental breakfast was great. The new beds were awesome. We'll be back.
A noisy hideaway in a creepy location
The Kent Manor Inn is beautiful from the outside, but it's location is anything but an island vista. The water views are actually of a small pond behind the hotel, and the area is small in a television murder mystery kind of way rather than an ideal location for a romantic getaway.
We went shopping and sightseeing in Annapolis in the morning and then wanted to take a nap in the afternoon after checking into the inn around 4:00. Unfortunately, there was banging on the walls (literally) for the entire hour we attempted to lay down. Of course, it may not be reasonable to expect complete quiet in the early afternoon, but we were later awakened after midnight by guests from a party in the restaurant finding their way to their rooms. The hotel has no soundproofing.
Historic Stevensville is just a few shops, all of which were closed by the time we went for dinner at 6:00. However, we did have a very nice dinner at the Love Point Cafe, which was uncrowded and reasonably priced.
When we returned to the inn after dinner (nothing else to do in the area) we decided to watch some television only to find out that the satellite connection in our room was down. My husband went downstairs to follow up and was assured that someone would come to check on it, but no one ever did.
The continental breakfast was lackluster and my milk was spoiled. You could get comparable service and accomodations for far less money, and you could get much nicer service at a bed and breakfast for the same cost. Seriously, don't stay there.
When we stayed, the staff were abrupt mostly because there was a shortage of staff and the food was overpriced in regards to the menu selections - which left much to be desired. The continental breakfast does not exist, we had to look for the staff in the morning and find our own coffee. The chef was more interested in flirting with the waitresses. Don't go.
My husband and I went to Kent Manor Inn expecting an excellent Thanksgiving meal in a nice, quaint inn. Boy, were we wrong. Dinner was terrible... upon entering the dining room, other diners told us not to order the turkey as it was awful and the other dishes were equally bad.
They were correct! The meals were cold and sending them back to the kitchen didn't help. My "creamed spinach" was canned spinach; my husband's veal was tough and didn't taste like veal. The only saving grace was that we weren't charged full-price for the meal which was inedible. Breakfast was not much better than dinner...cold cereal, instant oatmeal, dry coffee cake, dry sweet rolls, lukewarm water for the tea...etc, etc. The room was dark, hot, stuffy and the window didn't open; the bed was hard as a rock; some lightbulbs were out in the bathroom and there was no soap, although there was a soap dish.
Overall it was a completely unpleasant experience and we left after breakfast. We would never recommend this inn to anyone.
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I am not usually so negative, but I want to advise others not to go here- it is not worth the price. Our room was very noisy- we could hear everyone in the hallway walking past and registering for their room. Also there was a 300 guest wedding with a very loud band the night we stayed and in my opinion they should inform guests of this when you call. The room had flies and the shower didn't work properly. The inn in general was very run down. Very dissapointing. I must say, however, that we really enjoyed the area of Kent Island (Stevensville)- very pretty and relaxing. We just need to find another place to stay next time.
Not worth it
Did not find the Inn worth the expense. We were promised a "waterview" room, but in fact the room looked over the parking lot. Had to walk through a wedding to get to the pool, which was not very clean. Also, there was a bug in our bed on the last night.