St. Michaels Harbour Inn Marina & Spa
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Met Chris at US Naval Academy at 9am Chris gave us a grand tour of the Academy Campus is beautiful Learned interesting facts about War of 1812 and how it related to the Navy For example: "Never Give Up the Ship" generated from this war Walked around down town Annapolis area. It's right on the water and very beautiful. There are a lot of small quaint shops very ...
... and two basset hounds have a run of the place. Miles spends a great deal of time building houses for Habitat for Humanity, and he is a great cook also. Wednesday night he made us his famous Maryland Crab Cakes and roasted potatoes.
Thurs Sep 19th we drove a short distance to St. Michael's, MD and spent a couple of hours at the Maritime Museum and ...
... castles, wine tastings, vineyards and photo ops - not sweat and tears! The terrain is mostly flat and covers 230 kilometers in six days so we (mostly over 50yrs old) would enjoy the experience at a reasonable pace.
Last minute items included checklists for packing, plug converters for European electric outlets, purchasing some Euros for immediate expenses and stopping the mail etc.
Getting very excited about the whole ...
It has been a day to remember (Or forget)
It started with having
to shift the boat ready to be hauled out, but the throttle mechanism
jammed, so we were micky moused while we manouvered through the crowded
marina. Thanks to Dylan's skill we made it.
Then they were late getting ready to lift us out so we sat in the
holding area for a couple of hours.
Fine Till ...
... designed to assist in the dredging of oyster beds. I read at one point that this area has the only commercial fishing fleet in the America that still uses boats under sail power. The next building housed a temporary exhibition of aerial photographs taken of the same areas of the Chesapeake Bay during drastically different time periods. They showed how buildings and nature have changed, and in some cases, been preserved and also how the rising ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
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Historical Traveler Reviews St. Michaels Harbour Inn Marina & Spa Saint Michaels
Great view, everything else just ok
We stayed in a waterfront suite (first floor). It was larger than we expected, and it was clean enough, but aficionados will probably expect more for the price. It was very nice to be so close to the water (~10 feet to the boat slips), but it was a little uncomfortable to lounge with the curtains open when people were walking along the dock so close to the room. We found the half-mile walk to the main part of town to be very nice. Those looking to stay closer will want to stay on Talbot street or at least on the other side of the harbour. Beware of the extra 5% "resort fee." Seems a little silly to me.
For the price, you can't beat this location and style.
We were within easy walking distance to anywhere we wanted to see. The Maritime museum was excellent, as were the local shops. Even though we came by boat, the INN staff were very helpful, and drove us to a few places when we requested.
Overall, the experience was great! Considering we were actually at the marina attached to the hotel, made it even more enjoyable for us.
We enjoyed our stay at the St. Michael's Harbour Inn. The rooms are expensive (we paid $225 per night, on the low side for this hotel, and did not have a water view) but good-sized and decently appointed. The restaurants on site are excellent. The fancier of the two offers terrific service, water views, great food, and a nice ambience. The casual one offers service pool-side as well as in outdoor and indoor seating areas. The staff were professional and friendly.
We've stayed at the Harbour Inn three times over the last four years. Unfortunately, it has continually declined and is now in downright shabby condition. The best I can say is that the staff was accommodating, and it has a nice waterfront location. However, the rooms are in terrible condition and in desperate need of remodeling. We had tiles literally falling off the jacuzzi, which was oddly located in the living room of our suite--looking like an afterthought. The suite was dirty with coatings of dust on the woodwork. Apparently, they are no longer affiliated with the restaurant housed within the inn, and room service is no longer an option. To add insult to injury, the restaurant does not even own one highchair, so we were forced to drive into town with our 19-month-old to get something to eat. For the exhorbitant price, this was an extraordinary disappointment. We are sad to say that we will not return to the Harbour Inn.
We stayed here for a getaway last weekend and while the Harbour Inn is pleasant, clean and sports very friendly and helpful staff, at $459 per night it is not worth it. There is nothing out of the ordinary about this place, the rooms being on par with those in any Marriott. Food was about like Marriott quality as well. The location right on the water is pretty. Had a couples massage in the spa: very nice calming atmosphere, but the massage more akin to an old-fashioned rubdown than a real theraputic treatment. Also the therapists were rather young and inepxerienced, and were so overly concerned about our modesty that they overkilled tucking the sheets in around our legs and such when working on limbs. $200 for that also was not worth the price. If you have money to burn, this is a nice decent hotel. I probably would not stay here again.
When my girlfriend's and I wanted a weekend spa getaway close to Washington, DC, we found this place on the Internet. They had a special "pajama party" weekend deal which sounded exactly like what we were looking for. The hotel did not disappoint! St. Michaels is so small that all the hotels are "convenient". We could walk from one end of town to the other in just a few minutes. The hotel was nothing special but the spa (our weekend included 3 treatments) was wonderful with excellent service and amenities. The pajama party was fantastic. We received so much chocolate and drinks that we couldn't event make a dent (and we are talking 4 ravenous women, one pregnant). All in all, the waterfront view, the service, the spa, and the party made for a wonderful weekend. I can honestly recommend this place for a get-away. If you stay, consider booking ahead to have dinner at the Inn at Easton- a short drive form St. Michaels.
Husband and I stayed at the Inn this past weekend and felt the same about the place as did others. OK,room could use some updating, perhaps a fresh coat of paint??? For the price you really didn't get much except a nice view. The place did not "wow" me and for the $225.00/nt. I guess I was expecting more. We called several weeks in advance and were told there were no single rooms available but that we could have a "waterfront first floor suite". We had never been to the area and were in need of a get-away so decided to take it. The Inn did not look full so I kept thinking they were trying to sell out their more expensive rooms first. There were 2 double beds in one decent sized bedroom, a small bathroom and nice sized living area with pull out couch. I guess If I had the rest of the family with me, the price would have been more appealing. All in all, it was comfortable with a very nice view.
Best bet in the area. I wouldn't come here for opulence, but I'd come here for a clean, well-run, and professional environment with comfortable accomodations, and a first-rate, beautiful spa. This is not an "Inn" in the sense it's a B&B with "personalities" afoot. This is a hotel and spa, and they do a good job with customer service. Far better than other "Inns with a Spa" in the area, which fall short on both marks, in my opinion. I have been treated better here than at other area Inn Spas, and it to this Inn that I return, and send my wife for spa treatments when I want to suck up. This is the place to go -- especially if you really want a real spa on the premises which isn't an afterthought, but a fully incorporated facilty with care taken to its surroundings and its treatment menu. At the Inn, you will get the same courteous service everytime, and not have to deal with any surprises or the fickle moods of Innkeepers you find in other B&Bs in the area.
A Great hotel
This is a wonderful vacation break. The view is incomparable! The setting is spellbinding. The cost is acceptable considering the experience. If you want opulance, go to the Hyatt in Cambridge. If you want the St. Michaels flavor, this is the place. Stayed here several times and have not been disappointed.
Not so bad
It's hard to get too excited about the Inn, although we had a perfectly good time there during a two-night stay. Based on the pricing, I might have expected a higher-class environment, plus newer and better furnishings in the room. I found the service staff to be very helpful, but severely lacking in numbers, so it was often hard to get service, particularly at Pascal's Tavern. I can report that the spa and the inn's nicer restaurant both offer world-class service, but, again, it was a bit disappointing to be surrounded by rather average decor. Overall, it was a very nice experience, but I would hope that the hotel invests in a few interior touch-ups and a few more employees on staff.