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“Gotta love Chick & Ruths and Annapolis”

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Scotlaur Inn Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #14 of 25 Annapolis B&B and Inns
Reviewed 11 November 2013

We stayed 2 weekend nights in November. We previously lived in Annapolis, so Chick & Ruths is nostalgic for us. Staying in their B&B (Scotlaur Inn) was great!
We stayed in room 303 on the 3rd floor, which was midway down the hall, so no views, but very quiet.
Breakfast in the delly was awesome - you can either order from thier B & B menu, or take an equivalent amount off of what you order (in case you want a milkshake for breakfast -- also awesome omlettes, etc).
Room was very clean, the staff always remembered our names, and we were even able to check in early (11AM) because our room had been vacant the previous evening.
They provide 1/2 off tickets for the nearby parking garage for as many times as you want to go in/out.
This isn't the sort of place that "updates" the carpet, furnishings, delly booths, etc every few years. (Thank goodness - that's part of the charm). We absolutely didn't run into anything sticky as another reviewer mentioned - it's clean but nostalgic. Don't expect 5* -- expect some character and a great location.

Room Tip: Room 303 was quiet on both Fri and Sat night. A bit small, but everything you need. Sink is separa...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

The room was clean and comfortable although a little worn. The staff and owners were very friendly and helpful. The location is ideal - right in the heart of Annapolis within walking distance of all the sights. The free breakfast was excellent - and enough that we usually didn't need lunch! Our room was on the second floor facing the front and I would recommend that, especially if you have trouble with stairs. The pictures on their website are accurate. The public parking garage is convenient but it costs $20 per day. All in all we were very pleased and enjoyed our stay. We would definitely stay again on our next visit to Annapolis.

Room Tip: Choose the second floor to climb less stairs.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

I would not exactly consider this a typical B& B as the breakfast is served in the diner this place sits on top of. However, that is a minor detail as we did enjoy our stay here. First off the location is pretty great if you want to spend time in this part of Annapolis. Everything is within walking distance. Also there is a parking garage really close so you don't have to be wandering the streets of Annapolis looking for parking. Second the people here are really nice. They let us check in a bit early which was helpful for our travel plans. Third, the bed was so comfortable I had trouble getting up for breakfast the next day. Speaking of breakfast.. If you stay here, most rooms come with a choice of breakfast in the diner below. Choices are not fantastic, but it will do the job. I had the belgium waffle and my husband had fruit. Both were enough to make you full, but as I said earlier this is not the typical B & B breakfast. I recommend showing up for breakfast in time to do the Pledge, which they do every morning. It was a fun flash back to elementary school. Really the only negative thing I can say about this place in general is that the ceiling above the door in our bathroom needed some repair.- nothing big, but it should be fixed. I do recommend staying here and would stay again if we came back to town.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

I really wanted to like this place, but it was just awful. My husband and I stayed a couple of nights at the Scotlaur Inn in September, on the third floor. Contrary to other posters, we didn't feel all that inconvenienced by the stairs; we just decided to pack only essentials, so the trip up with luggage was fine.
Breakfast came with the room and it was also fine. Nothing special, but they did offer an assortment of muffins, waffles, or eggs. No complaints with breakfast.
The location was great, until it was time to sleep. The street noise was pretty loud and kept us awake until businesses closed at 2:00 am. Also, the room had a window air conditioning unit which was noisy and kept us awake off and on all night, both nights. But, the Inn is in the middle of everything that you would want to do or see in Annapolis and, in that respect, it was perfectly located.
The problem was with the overall condition of the Inn itself. It felt dirty, like it hadn't had a thorough cleaning in months, or even years. Our room was dirty. My travel brochures and computer stuck to the wooden tables they were so sticky. I specifically requested that the chambermaid clean the tables. She did clean the table tops, but the sides were never cleaned and stayed sticky (yuck!). It was symptomatic of the way the entire room had been cleaned, or not cleaned. The windows needed to be washed. The wall to wall rug in the room did not feel clean. The bathroom ceiling had a noticeable patch of mold and was falling down in one corner. It was nasty. And the shower had the most feeble spray coming out of the shower head that it took four times as long to rinse my hair. The hallway rug leading into the Inn was dirty/greasy from the "Delly" and the hand rail in the hallway was sticky, too.
The Innkeepers really need to pay attention to the Inn and not just the "Delly". They seem so preoccupied and overwhelmed downstairs in their very busy restaurant that they overlook the conditions upstairs in the Inn. Perhaps they need to hire a manager for the Inn. For the price I paid for these accommodations, I expected more. At the very least, I expected a clean room. We were very disappointed.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

Once again we have enjoyed our stay in Annapolis due to the wonderful hospitality of the folks at Chick and Ruth's Delly and the Scotlaur Inn. This quaint inn above the delly is retro 50's and proud of it. Our room, #201, looked directly out onto Main St. with the American Flag flying outside our window. The room is small; with a queen bed, TV/closet armoir, and bathroom, but very clean and comfortable, AND breakfast is included! The $115 rate can't be beat for location and fun. With all the fancy hotels in town, we call the Scotlaur Inn 'home' whenever we visit.

Room Tip: Room 201 faces main street and the American Flag
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

My wife and I stayed at this B&B for one night in a room on the second floor. The room was very small but the main problem was a rancid smell that permeated the room. We didn't know if it was the carpet or the kitchen downstairs that stank so bad. First and last time we will book a room at this place.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank Tony E
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Reviewed 3 August 2013

The Inn is right on Main street, so very close to shops, the harbor, everything. Although we were initially in a room on the third floor, problems with the toilet caused us to move - they were very accommodating in trying to deal with the problems, but it was a bit of a hassle. Despite being just one floor about the diner, we didn't hear hardly any noise. The beds were comfortable, and the rooms came with a TV, small bathroom (with weak water pressure) and a very powerful AC unit. Nice decorations and family memorabilia lined the halls. There are a few flights of stairs to walk up, but nothing too problematic unless you are carrying a 6-pound milkshake from downstairs or a 50-pound suitcase from overseas. The free breakfast is a nice feature of the deal.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Scotlaur Inn Bed and Breakfast

Address: 165 Main St, Annapolis, MD 21401-2000
Region: United States > Maryland > Annapolis
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Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant
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Ranked #14 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Annapolis
Price Range: £79 - £102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Scotlaur Inn Bed and Breakfast 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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