We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Historic Charm, Magical Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Reynolds Tavern

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Annapolis
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Reynolds Tavern
Ranked #14 of 25 Annapolis B&B and Inns
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Historic Charm, Magical Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

I LOVE Reynold's Tavern - in my opinion, it is THE place to stay in Annapolis. They only have 3 rooms - and I've only ever stayed in the Mary Reynold's Room, but both times were seriously magical. The owners are as sweet and accommodating as can be, and you feel like you just stepped back in time. The rooms are immaculately decorated and the location is prime, right on the Circle, in the heart of Annapolis. Rooms are a little pricey, but for what you get it's worth it. You also get a complementary delicious breakfast with french press coffee, and the freshest of whatever is coming out of the kitchen that day. NOTE: if you are going on the ghost tour, this was one of the stops (in the pub underneath) and the story is about the haunting of the Mary Reynold's room - super cool, but we did not see a ghost.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank MMMer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

28 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    21
    5
    1
    1
    0
See reviews for
3
17
Solo
0
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (3)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
ellicott city md
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

We had tea and lunch here and also stayed here overnight. This is a lovely old home with very nice tea rooms available for tea, lunch or dinner. The tea was excellent, a large variety of loose teas on the menu including the creative and delicious "Jane Austen" selections. The Savory Tea was very good, egg salad, ham and also cucumber sandwiches along with the wonderful orange cranberry scone with strawberry preserves and cream, this was very delicious. I also had the tomato basil soup, which tasted fresh and homemade.
The Washington Suite was very roomy and had a great view of Church Circle. The temperature was nice and the bed was very comfortable. It is furnished with antique furniture. The bathroom was also faily large.
The host and hostess were very nice and chatted with the guests. They were very friendly, especially considering how busy the place was, they run the tearoom, bar and patio, restaurant and B&B so there is a lot going on there. The tea room especially seemed booked all day.
With all of the activity in this house, the room was amazingly quiet and comfortable.
The New Orleans french toast the next morning was out of this world.
We loved this place and will return next year for our Anniversary!!

Room Tip: The Washington Suite is roomy and has a nice view.
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank ecbtravel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Cleveland Ohio
Level Contributor
57 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

Over the course of the last 10 years my wife and I have visited Annapolis and stayed at the bed and breakfast properties around the circle. I got this one thinking it was one we stayed at before. I booked it months in advance since there was an event at Navy and was worried about vacancy. What a great surprise!

The innkeeper is fabulous and caters to people better than any other we've experienced. He has the answers and is a fabulous cook. Special omelet one morning and eggs Benedict another made our day start out perfect. I'm sorry I missed the french toast. The room was filled with antiques but it was extremely pleasant. Even though the amenities were older they were very comfortable, bed and couch included. The bathroom is updated and nice. Door heights are about 6.0' so duck if you are tall.

We ate dinner in the restaurant and had a great steak and seafood dinner. Around the corner but in the basement is a nice little pub that we frequented. It was a great convenience to stop for a beer and then climb a stairway to our room.

Overall one of the nicest B & B's ever for us.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank TheKeeneGuy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Darlington, Maryland
Level Contributor
19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2012

This charming and refined B&B is in the height of activity in Annapolis. Just around the corner from Ram Head's Live you can walk to attend any concert that is being performed. The staff was very sweet and accommodating, and seemed excited to have us stay. Our room was a mix of old world charm, and modern necessities. You would think with the proximity to all this activity that there would be a problem with noise, however, I found it very quiet and serine. Their food was delicious, however, if you are more of a burger and fries kind of person and do not like to try new things then this is not the place to dine. However, if you like fine dining or at least to try something new, then I suggest you give the food a try.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Cici68
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Southport, North Carolina
Level Contributor
110 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

We have eaten at Reynolds Tavern on numerous occasions, but never spent the night. We recently spent a night in the Jefferson Suite and enjoyed it tremendously. If you are looking for the comforts of a 4 or 5 star hotel, Reynolds is not your place. The building dates to the 18th century and it truely has the ambiance of an old inn. Our suite was spacious with a California King bed. The TVs are not flat screen, but do have cable.

Reynolds is located on Church Circle within walking distance of everything in Annapolis. This is particularly good since driving in Annapolis can sometimes be a challenge, and parking is at a premium. A full breakfast is offered to overnignt guests. We had New Orleans French Toast and it was superb, as is all of Reynolds' food. The rooms are a bit pricy, but if you like old charm and great food, Reynolds Tavern should be considered.

Room Tip: The Jefferson Suite is located on the second floor at the front of the Tavern on Church Circle. Priv...
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank PaulSuzanneTravel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Clarksville, MD
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2010

My wife and I spent a weekend at Annapolis staying at Reynolds Tavern. Our experience was very positive, mostly due to a very convenient location of the tavern in Annapolis city center, its attentive innkeeper, Wes, and the quality of the dining at the tavern. We stayed in Mary Reynolds room that was reasonably comfortable, although a tad warm (it was the hottest weekend of the year). Where the Reynolds Tavern shined was in the meals they provide at the inn. The Afternoon Tea (included in the room rate) was wonderful - that includes the tea selection, the finger sandwiches, the mini-tarts and the scones. The breakfast was also nicely presented and delicious. The taverns central location makes it easy to explore the best of Annapolis on foot. We had a great time at the Reynolds Tavern.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank msmolyak
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
New Hope, PA
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2010

Let me begin by saying this establishment is not really a B&B. It's a restaurant/tavern/tea room with 3 bedrooms on the 2nd floor. The focus is most definitely on the tea room. My party of 4 arrived on a rainy afternoon and the restaurant was very busy. There is no separate entrance for the B&B, so you are entering with the restaurant patrons into a small foyer area. We had many items to carry in because we were staying and also attending a bridal shower. No one offered to help at all except to say they would hold our items for us until our rooms were ready. In fact, the owner watched my 76 year old mother struggle with a package and did nothing! When I had called to make arrangements, I spoke with a lovely woman on the phone. I explained that the shower was at 3:00 so we were hoping to be able to get into our rooms a little early. She said that would not be a problem as long as the rooms were ready. Needless to say, it was a problem. We were told the rooms would not be available until 3:00. Now understand, there are only 3 rooms. How long could it possibly take to clean them? This was 12:30. As it was pouring rain, we really did not know what to do or where to go and the owner offered no suggestions. After standing awkwardly in the foyer for about 15 minutes, we discovered a cozy little pub below the tavern. Why didn't the owner suggest this as a place to wait while the rooms were being readied I'll never understand. I think he was annoyed with me. We had a lovely lunch and I returned upstairs around 2:30. Owner said we could have our rooms @2:45. Came back up @ 2:45 and was told we could not get in until 3:00! At this point I felt as though the owner was simply being petty. I'll never understand how someone in a service profession could have such poor people skills. We were finally able to get into our room @ 2:55 which left us with 5 minutes to get ready for the bridal shower.
The next morning(around 9:00), not a cup of coffee or a live person, to be found anywhere. How can you run a B & B and not provide coffee for your guests? I had to walk to the Starbucks around the corner. There are so many reviews here praising the owners for their hospitality and helpfulness, I can't understand it. Perhaps we just caught them on a bad weekend? I'm not really sure. But if you're a frequent B & B guest I don't think you'll find Reynolds Tavern(the name should have been a clue) to be what you're accustomed to. Oh, and the total cost for 2 rooms 1 night was $644!

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank ReadToSucceed
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Annapolis hotels
0.2 mi away
Loews Annapolis Hotel
Loews Annapolis Hotel
#1 of 21 in Annapolis
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,152 reviews
0.2 mi away
Historic Inns of Annapolis
0.4 mi away
Annapolis Waterfront Hotel, Autograph Collection
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 mi away
O'Callaghan Hotel Annapolis
O'Callaghan Hotel Annapolis
#10 of 21 in Annapolis
4.0 of 5 bubbles 844 reviews
0.6 mi away
Westin Annapolis
Westin Annapolis
#7 of 21 in Annapolis
4.0 of 5 bubbles 822 reviews
0.4 mi away
Gibson's Lodgings
Gibson's Lodgings
#3 of 25 in Annapolis
4.5 of 5 bubbles 238 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Reynolds Tavern? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Reynolds Tavern

Property: Reynolds Tavern
Address: 7 Church Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401-1935
Region: United States > Maryland > Annapolis
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Annapolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in a prominent position on Church Circle, Reynolds Tavern is convenient for the historic district, shops, restaurants and the United States Naval Academy. The building has been restored beautifully to reflect the working nature of the tavern and the elegance of the 18th Century. Reynolds Tavern is the oldest tavern in Annapolis and one of the oldest in the U.S. We have 3 rooms all en-suite, and luxuriously appointed, which offer a unique atmosphere just steps away from the Capital Building. Whatever your tastes the Tavern has something to offer you. Sly Fox Pub & Restaurant in the cellar gives you a flavor of what a pub was like over 250 years ago, We have casual dining and alfresco dining in the courtyard. Reynolds Tea Room has lunch, English afternoon tea and elegant casual dining in the evening. ... more   less 

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing