I've thought about this review for a while to ensure I was being fair and wish there were a 'below average' rating, instead of 'poor'. I have stayed in numerous B&Bs around the country and the world and am pretty easy-going in my expectations.
We were traveling through the area for one night and Dave kindly relaxed his 2-night minimum for our last-minute reservation. He was at the property to greet us and was very welcoming. The house has wonderful charm but felt somewhat unkempt in curb appeal and inside. I own an old house myself and understand there are always projects but for a public establishment, there was more needing attention than one might expect.
We stayed in the Ms. Adeline's room - decor and room size were fine, and the private bath was renovated, though there were no towel racks and no vents, so it was very hot. The window AC unit showed a temperature of 86 deg when we arrived and never got below 78 deg through our entire stay, which was terribly uncomfortable. The bed also had a deep sag across the middle; we found it somewhat more comfortable sleeping backwards.
When we came down for breakfast, fresh coffee was waiting but the coffee mugs were all dirty. Breakfast was fine, but the little touches were missing. When we paid, the room rate was a bit higher than listed on the website, which we had not been made aware of.
Dave and Carolyn are open, friendly and helpful people but their B&B just misses the mark for the price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a full service Bed and Breakfast which caters to outdoor activities (Jane Island State Park) such as golfing, kyaking, fishing, crabbing, bicycling, hunting, eco tours and local heritage and cultural pursuits of the Cheasapeake Bay. We also specialize in weddings, private parties and corporate packages and are near enough to Ocean City and Chincoteage for a trip to the Atlantic Ocean. Our location in the historic area, with walking distance to everything, makes Marquis Manor Bed and Breakfast an ideal destination for those that seek a unique experience near the Bay. Time stands still, traffic is nonexistent and your relaxation is our main priority. ... more less