My husband and I recently stayed at the Robert Morris Inn and we were extremely pleased overall. Even during the offseason, the Chesapeake offers a gorgeous backdrop. The town of Oxford is tiny and therefore does not provide much in terms of shops and dining, especially during the offseason. The inn however, has an excellent tavern and restaurant. We were planning on eating there for dinner on the first night and trying another restaurant in nearby Easton on the second night, but we enjoyed the food so much we eat there both nights. We highly recommend the lamb shank, crab cake, and prime rib Sundays (so delicious). The waitstaff was a little slow on the first night, but we weren't in a hurry luckily. However, another gentleman, presumably a manager, was extremely helpful to us throughout our experience. My husband is a HUGE Syracuse fan and the manager was extremely attentive and kind enough to provide him with score updates and a channel change while we were waiting at the bar.
We stayed in one of the Bottle rooms with a waterfront view. The room was cozy, but the bed was a little uncomfortable (very firm). The inn however, was also able to accommodate our very large dog, so that was a key factor in choosing it in the beginning. There is a $25 pet cleaning fee, but no weight limit. Works for me.
Breakfast was also excellent. Served in the tavern, guests are given an $18 breakfast credit which we did not exceed either day. Brunch on Sunday provided more lunch options, but the lunch and dinner menu seemed quite repetitive. I understand the inn is small though. The food was excellently prepared though, and I particularly enjoyed the fresh butter and house-made berry preserves served with my toast. Also, excellent scones at tea time.
Lastly, one word of caution to those coming in the from the west. We drove in from DC and our GPS navigated us to a ferry. The ferry only operates March-November, so we had to backtrack a bit.
Overall, the service, food, and experience were excellent and we would gladly return and recommend for a relaxing weekend getaway.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Robert Morris Hotel Oxford