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Blue Heron Inn - a Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 6 Solomons B&B and Inns
Salisbury, Maryland
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111 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Excellent hosts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

We stayed in the suite with some friends of ours on the pullout, the hosts were wonderful, property is very nice. Everything in town is in short walking distance to here as well, enjoyed exploring the area.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Weezulman
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  • 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

We just returned from our first trip to Solomons. Thankfully we enjoyed the location, the inn however, was disappointing. We booked our room for 4 nights but our room was only "cleaned" on 1 of the 3 mornings. I use the word clean very loosely, as basically they made the bed and gave us clean towels, they did not clean anything-including at a minimum wiping the bathroom sink and taking away the used glasses-which they did NOT do. We were the only guests in the main house on Thursday night, I can't believe they couldn't come in and clean our room on Friday morning. At breakfast Friday morning I was amazed to see that we were given 2 small BOTTLES of orange juice and there is no fresh brewed coffee-only a Keuring, which you have to use to prepare your coffee yourself. And, we found out on Saturday morning, that on Sunday morning they do not provide a full breakfast to the guests of the inn, but if you want to eat at the brunch at the Bistro they will give you a $10 discount. Really? It would have been nice to know this when we booked. There are only about 5 parking spaces in front of the inn, but people staying at the inn do not get reserved spots. If you leave and a dinner guest comes in, then when you return you have to park your car down the street at the public lot and walk back to the inn.
This is not what I expected nor what I consider to be standard in B&B's that charge similar rates. As noted by an earlier review, the main focus appears to be the Belle Bistro that is operated on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.This inn has a beautiful location, but they are not making it user friendly and frankly I think missing a huge chance to make this a great place with just a few changes. If you do not provide daily room cleaning then your guests should be told that when they book their stay. A Keurig is nice for a cup of coffee in the middle of the day, but at breakfast, brew a pot of coffee for your guests, and don't serve the juice in a bottle-I could get that at a Hampton Inn for a lot less. Put some chairs out on the lawn so your guests at the inn can enjoy the view while your dinner guests are using the great room and the deck. And provide daily cleaning service.
They are charging for a 4 star inn and giving you, at best, 3 star service - hence my rating.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank needarita
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Columbia, VA
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2013

We just stayed at the Blue Heron Inn for our very first bed and breakfast getaway, and we couldn't have been more pleased. Even though the Inn was nearly full, it felt completely private. Our room was large and very comfortable, the place was immaculate, and the staff were warm and friendly; available without being intrusive, Unfortunately we had to cut our stay short because of bad weather, but I would have loved to stay longer at the Blue Heron.
A truly terrific experience for first time B&B guests! I would recommend the Blue Heron Inn as the ideal place to stay in Solomons, it is centrally located, but quiet and comfortable. Amazing!!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Shannon S
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Alexandria,Va
Level Contributor
37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2013

Especially since someone had connections and turned a 60% chance of rain day into the perfect weather for a waterside wedding. :-)

We booked all four rooms for two sets of parents; the bride and her maid of honor; and a room for the groom. Very spacious rooms and as mentioned, the 2 on the second floor have direct access to a balcony. The bistro level also has a wide balcony perfect for enjoying your morning cup of coffee with a spectacular view.

Bedrooms 3 and 4 are on the upper level, so climbing somewhat steep stairs is a must. Very quiet up there though.

The bathroom in #1 was huge and perfect for five bridesmaids to help each other and the bride get ready. The sitting area in room 2 provided a nice gathering spot for snacks during the preliminary activities.

The brick walk across the lawn to the water made for a perfect aisle for daughter and the water was the perfect backdrop for the ceremony and photos.

We rented 90 chairs and a 20 by 30 tent from a nearby vendor....the tent being a last minute addition because of predicted rain - but it ended up providing a nice shade covering from the sun.

We only ate breakfast at the Inn because our reception was at a private club next door, but the breakfasts were very ample and totally yummy! Lots of fresh fruit, warm banana bread and a hot main course served each day.

We slept very well, after the Tiki Bar noise flowing across the water died down....but since many of the patrons there that weekend were from our event, I guess we couldn't really complain. :-)

Would definitely go back for a quiet getaway.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cbpercy
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Solomons, Maryland, United States
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335 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2013

We selected Blue Heron and Belle Maison Bistro for a place to stay and entertain friends for a double birthday celebration. We knew we were not taking a chance because of the sterling repution of Amanda (owner/operator/chef) whose schooling as a Chef at Cordon Bleu in Paris and Culinary Institute of America comes through in every aspect of her entire menu (changes weekly so there is always a surprise in store). Amanda suggested a platter style multicourse experience and served us the entire menu for our party of 9. It was simply amazing.

As to rooms, they are spacious and well appointed and breakfast the following morning was another culinary feast.

Room Tip: Second floor rooms have access to balcony which is highly recommended in seasonable weather
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Hey_Joe54
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Florida, USA
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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

Blue Heron is a unique facility that doesn't have the feel of a true Bed and Breakfast, it's much more private. Guest accomodations are excellent, the breakfast outstanding and the hostess goes out of her way to make the guest feel at home. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MOWCAY-Abaco
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Washington DC area
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2012

For the high price, I didn't find this BB worth it. My back ached from the soft bed and they didn't bother to clean up the room on the obligatory second day.

I was in the top floor-so it was a long haul to the coffee and tea. I had an upset stomach and really could have used a cup of tea. But the kitchen/dining room is turned into a restaurant each night, so you can not make tea in the evening. Frankly, it apears that the food and restaurant is more of an interest to the owners than the lodging part. It would be a good idea for them to have a coffee maker on each of the four rooms.

I definitely didn't feel that it was worth the money.

Room Tip: The room is in back of another building. So the only view available is the narrow. At first, I coul...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Customer111212
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Property: Blue Heron Inn - a Bed & Breakfast
Address: 14614 Solomons Island Rd, Solomons, MD 20688
Region: United States > Maryland > Calvert County > Solomons
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Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Solomons
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 4

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