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Inn at the Canal
Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Comfortable and convenient accommodations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2011

My husband and I enjoyed our 2-night stay here when attending a 3-day Horizon Photography workshop. Charming, comfortable and convenient accommodations. Bob and Carol are gracious and attentive hosts and were amenable to fixing us breakfast early enough for us to make it to our early workshop sessions. GREAT breakfast, too - delicious and nice presentation - a real treat! All around a lovely stay at the Inn. Thank you Bob and Carol!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Delaware County PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2011

I went to the Inn with 10 friends and we rented out all but one room. The owner,Bob was very friendly and a great cook. Breakfast was delicious. The rooms were very comfortable and the air conditioning was nice and cold. We all agreed that we would definitely go back again.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank palmtastic
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Dunedin, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2011

We stayed 3 nights and had a delightful time - very much enjoyed the hosts and the yummy breakfasts, loved going back in a time machine. Wonderful old house in an area that is very much like it was over a century ago. There is a little ice cream place down by the water now, and a great boat ride you can take on the canal. It was recommended by Bob, and we did it at sunset. Great food, and an interesting area to explore. And - back at night to the delightful Inn. We are going back this summer, can't wait. (If we didn't live in Florida we would go more often.)

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DunedinCarol
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Cincinnati
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51 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2011

My wife and I stayed at the Inn 4 nights (Thur - Sun). We were there to attend a friend’s son’s wedding.
Bob (the innkeeper) greeted us at the door (His wife Carol was out), showed us to our room and gave us some time to get settled in. Bob then showed us around the house and gave us some information about the town and suggestions on where to eat. We met another couple staying at the inn and went with them to dinner at the Bayard. I had the Anaheim peppers stuffed with crab, lobster and shrimp; very good. My wife had the soft shell crabs which she found to be a little greasy. We retired to our room a little later and fell asleep on a comfortable bed with good pillows.
For breakfast Friday morning Bob prepared fresh orange/cranberry juice, an apple muffin, a fresh fruit cup and really thick and fluffy French toast with a light blueberry (lots of berries) syrup. Very good! We also met Carol for the first time and she is as nice a gracious as Bob.
We spent the day sightseeing and shopping in Chesapeake City and checking out the C&D (Chesapeake and Delaware) Canal Museum. What a great little town. Lots of the buildings are on the National Historic Register as is the canal museum. We found the people in town to be very friendly.
We had lunch at the Bohemia Café; a homey, unpretentious place with excellent food and service and very reasonable prices.
That evening we went to Newark, DE for the rehearsal dinner at the McGlynn’s Pub. Good selection of local craft-brewed beers and the food (buffet style) was good; not great, but good.
We got up late Saturday (the beer last night was good), (Bob serves breakfast between 8 & 10 AM) and Bob prepared juice, fruit, and a great Vermont cheddar omelet with a cheese biscuit. Yum!
Today is the wedding day and it looks like we will finally have a sunny day. The last 2 days had been overcast with occasional rain
We took off to see Turkey Point light and had a nice 1 ½ mile hike from the parking lot to the light. Lots and lots of great views as you are up on a cliff overlooking the upper Chesapeake Bay. The light is decommissioned but is still well maintained by a private group. We had to rush back to the inn and get ready for the wedding but made it in plenty of time. The wedding was in Pell Gardens in Chesapeake City. This garden is right by a back bay that attracts lots of boaters and we experienced a lot of disruption by a few very loud “Cigarette” style boats. This bay is also where the restaurant is at where the reception was held.
The reception was held at the Chesapeake Inn banquet room. A very, very nice room that comfortably seated the 100 plus guests. Appetizers were great which included herb crusted baby lamb chops and a couple of types of “pot stickers”. For the main course, my wife and I had the seafood selection which turned out to be 2 crab cakes. These crab cakes were 2 inches high and about 4 inches in diameter, topped with a sauce that I think was a béchamel sauce with herbs added. They were outstanding! The food never stopped coming; besides cake, chocolate and raspberry, there was a selection of gelatos, sea-salt caramel being the best. Thank goodness it was only a 3 block walk to our inn.
Sunday morning Bob fixed strawberry/blueberry pancakes and I can’t remember what else but I know I enjoyed breakfast.
We then took off to see Havre De Grace and the Concord light. There is a very nice light-keepers home which is now a little museum, a very well maintained lighthouse, a number of beautiful old homes and a great boardwalk with lunch stand at the end that serves up Hersey’s ice cream and a large selection of sandwiches. I had the fried oyster po-boy and my wife had the cod with fries. The po-boy was great and my wife’s fries were just the way we like them, not greasy, crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. We did some shopping and stopped in North East. You’ve got to check out the model train store in North East.
We headed back to the Inn where we met our friend’s (groom’s parents) and went to dinner at the Chesapeake Inn. I had crab cakes again which were prepared differently that those I had had at the reception (different chefs). They were very good and a very generous portion. While everyone enjoyed their food, this restaurant is very pricey and we will probably avoid it in the future.
Monday morning we had to get up a little earlier that we had the last couple of days to be able to catch our flight home (It’s only a 45 minute drive to the Philly airport). Bob fixed us an omelet with brie, sautéed mushrooms and caramelized onions. Wow, this was the best yet.
Only one problem: Late on our first night we found that our AC was not cooling. While not as cool as we would normally have the temperature, we were not uncomfortable. We notified Bob (our host) the next morning and Bob had a repair person look at the AC unit while we were out shopping. The repair person was not able to repair the built-in unit on-site, so Bob installed a window unit while we were out to dinner and that worked very well.
When we visit again, we will try to get a larger romm as we missed haviing a closet (ours was their next to the smalest room). As they were completely booked, we couldn't up-grade.
We had a great time at a very good inn, with great hosts and all located in a really charming little town.
Will post photos later.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank TheCosmo
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Baltimore
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31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2011

For my 50th birthday, my husband surprise me with a night away. We chose Chesapeake City because it was close to an event we were attending the following day. We were warmly greeted by Bob and given wonderful dinner recommendations before being shown to our beautiful room. It was a cold, rainy night when we arrived, and our room was toasty warm and so inviting. The bed was comfortable and the place was very quiet, so we slept really well. Very early the next morning, Bob made us a lovely breakfast before we had to leave. We would love to have stayed another day to enjoy the historical town and to have another special breakfast. Bob takes alot of pride in his inn and makes you feel pampered.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BrendaBaltimore
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Property: Inn at the Canal
Address: 104 Bohemia Avenue, Chesapeake City, MD 21915
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Region: United States > Maryland > Chesapeake City
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Chesapeake City
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,827 - ₹ 8,984
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Inn at the Canal 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elegant and comfortable rooms filled with antiques in this Victorian Gothic circa 1874 home on the Historic Register. Gourmet breakfasts by owner/chef,C.I.A. Grad. Waterfront views of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, quaint town of shops, art and restaurants, and short drive to many desirable sites from Philadelphia to DC. ... more   less 
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