When I made my reservation, I was informed the Inn only had a "cozy" cabin room available. Slightly concerned, I asked for photos and a better description of the size. The Inn was not able to provide photos but assured me the room would be a "standard room with no seating area, a little on the smaller size."
Overall, the inn is in need of a good renovation and deep cleaning, but I will keep my comments to Room 14 in particular. When my wife and I arrived, the minuscule size of the room was the least of it. The window was open (no a/c), letting in not only the bay breeze but also the noise of the kitchen's HVAC unit located just outside the window on the lower roof. When we mentioned the noise to the front desk, we were assured it would cease around 10pm, once the kitchen closed. What wasn't mentioned was the fact the ventilation system would blow the fumes from the kitchen through the open window and into the room. Which would be fine, assuming the odors of fry oil and fish are your thing.
Other than the size of the room and generally awful decor (see my photos photos--wallpapered ceiling?), the other issue was the bathroom. I understand that when bathrooms are not part of the original floor plan, you have to accept some compromise. But the mini-sink and coffin-like shower were just absurd.
Even at $145/night during the off season, it's not worth it. At the end of the day, there's rustic charm and then there's decay and inattention to detail. I strongly recommend considering one of the many other options in the area until the Robert Morris Inn takes time to address some of these issues.
- Also Known As:
- Robert Morris Hotel Oxford
- Robert Morris Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Once the home of Robert Morris who gained fame as "Financier of the Revolution". General and later President George Washington was a close friend and visited Robert Morris often. In more recent times author James Michener outlined his famous novel, Chesapeake here and fell in love with our renowned crab cakes. More history is located here. Now the Eastern Shore's most unique historic restaurant with rooms under celebrity Chef Proprietor, Mark Salter and Ian Fleming. Enter the Inn and step back 300 years: a pristine yet historic interior welcomes with timber beams, panelled walls and open fires in the cooler months. Through to Salter's Tavern featuring historic red brick walls and old slate floors, with magnificent fires in the cooler months and offering casual outside dining on our Terraces and Veranda during balmy warm summers. This is a truly historic Inn, cosy with a natural patina running through. Friendly, great cuisine and understated professional service. ... more less
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