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Hotel Review | The Historic Tidewater Inn – Easton, Md.

In the heart of Easton’s charming downtown is the historic Tidewater Inn, a colonial-style hotel that traces its roots back to the 1700s.

Today, it’s an elegant setting for a relaxing stay just steps away from the art galleries, boutique shops and local eateries that line Easton’s brick-paved sidewalks.

I have often walked by the Tidewater Inn during my visits to Easton, and, on my most recent visit, I stayed two nights at the hotel and attended a beautiful wedding in the Gold Room.

The Location

The Tidewater Inn is conveniently located for guests who wish to explore the local downtown or venture further away. Visitors are within walking distance of Easton’s shopping and dining, and it’s a short drive from the Tidewater Inn to St. Michaels, another quaint town full of trendy gift shops on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

The Rooms

The Tidewater Inn (Photo by Erin Klema)

The Tidewater Inn (Photo by Erin Klema)

My friend, Amanda, and I stayed in a standard room outfitted with two double beds, a vanity with a mirror, a flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi access. The traditional furnishings and Chesapeake-themed artwork were reminiscent of the hotel’s historic setting in the Chesapeake Bay region.

The Dining

Skip Jack Bar at the Tidewater Inn (Instagram via @erinkelma)

Skip Jack Bar at the Tidewater Inn (Instagram via @erinkelma)

The Tidewater Inn has a full-service restaurant with an outdoor terrace and a bar area. The Skip Jack Bar provides a quiet spot to enjoy a glass of wine or quick meal, if you are traveling solo. The restaurant, Hunters’ Tavern, serves delicious crab cakes, salads and cream of crab soup.

The Hunters' Tavern Terrace is perfect for alfresco dining on warm days. (Photo by Erin Klema)

The Hunters’ Tavern Terrace is perfect for alfresco dining on warm days. (Photo by Erin Klema)

The Service

During our stay at the Tidewater Inn, we experienced friendly and professional service from all the employees with whom we interacted — from the check-in counter to the bartender.

One of the reasons why I love the Tidewater Inn so much is the little details that made my stay so pleasant. The complimentary fresh infused water in the lobby was incredibly appreciated in the July heat and humidity.

Who Should Stay Here

While the Tidewater Inn is certainly a family-friendly hotel, the traditional elegance, fire-place lobby and Adirondack rockers on the front porch would appeal more so to adult travelers visiting Easton for business, leisure or a special event.

TidewaterInnOutside Things to know before your stay

Location: 101 East Dover Street, Easton, Md.

Closest Major Airport: Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)

Rates: Starting from $139

Parking: Limited parking in hotel lot, but there is a municipal parking lot next door

Amenities: In-room Wi-Fi, Flat-screen TVs, Full-service restaurant and bar

For reservations, call 1-800-237-8775.

Wish you were here,


4 Comments Post a comment
  1. hey there! I am loving your recent posts! I also blogged about some tips on how to see the world. Question: What is your number one tip?

    here’s what my recent post is all about:

    Would love to hear from you!

    Deanna ( )

    August 31, 2014
    • Hey, Deanna! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your recent posts, too!

      My No. 1 tip for traveling: Do your research first! A trip is less stressful if you already know the best way to get around, helpful phrases in the native language, where you can exchange currency and so forth. I like to leave time to be spontaneous while traveling, but having an idea of what I’d like to see gives me a direction in which to wander.

      August 31, 2014
  2. this is exactly what I picture when I think of visiting the NE! sheesh. we have GOT to make it up there!

    September 15, 2014

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