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Waterfront Historic Kent Manor Inn
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

If you need "new" this and "new" that and unsqueaky floors and a hermetic experience (for those worried about the wedding parties), then this charming 1860 inn and the old world hospitality is probably not for you; you'd be better at the 4 Seasons. Yet, if you want completely indulgent service and graciousness and a "package" that has been thoroughly thought through and generous (at least for the package we bought), then you'll be a happy guest at Kent Manor Inn. Enjoy a quiet time on the dock; take the gratis bikes out to a great trail; take the gratis kayak out for a paddle; enjoy a variety of high carb items for breakfast (that you can balance with the peanut butter or Greek yogurt; enjoy the gratis cookies (but we recommend you grab a couple before they're all gone for the evening; and (for our package) enjoy the gratis wine that was unexpectedly quite good and extremely generously sized sandwiches and goodies in the yummy boxed lunch on your way out. The staff can't do enough to make your stay as lovely as possible. We'd be quite happy to return. We'd have given it 5 stars had the AC done a better job of dehumidifying things and the champagne brunch been a notch more toward finer cuisine that we are spoiled with in Baltimore and DC. Would we pay the normal price (without the Travelzoo deal) for what we have described as a really delightful getaway? Probably not because kid one starts college in a week and we are not prone to indulge ourselves on high dollar-short duration outings (ie we're cheap). But we feel completely comfortable about the value we received from our semi-anniversary couples outing.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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travel8519, Owner at Waterfront Historic Kent Manor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2013

We are so very glad you were able to take advantage of a stay at Historic Kent Manor Inn while saving those important tuition dollars! My number one is settled in at college and number two is in the midst of the application process!!

Our cookies? Yes, very popular and sometimes (but not always) hard to keep the cookie platter full!

Sincerely,

Alan Michaels

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Reviewed 19 August 2013

On a whim, my husband and I made last minute reservations to visit the Kent Manor Inn on a summer Friday night. We were pleasantly surprised when the Inn placed us in a nice room on the second floor a bit away from the wedding party that was occupying the Inn for the night. Upon arrival we were greeted warmly, provided a tour, given tips for local restaurants and attractions, and presented with a surprise bottle of wine in our room in honor of my "early birthday." We enjoyed watching the wedding from our balcony and even chatted with a couple who was there celebrating their one year anniversary (the Inn re-creates the wedding dinner for those who have their wedding there). Our room was comfortable, clean and appointed. The Inn itself has tremendous character with its old floors, moulding and décor. The furnishings were a mix of reproductions and vintage pieces...which were nice. Bathroom was clean...albeit tiny...but no problem. Complimentary Rusk toiletries and evens snacks for purchase. We got a game of horseshoes in...but had to leave before taking advantage of kayaks and volleyball. The continental breakfast offered much more than a typical continental....eggs, bacon, pastries, muffins, cereal, etc. It was nice sitting out on the patio and looking at the creek as we enjoyed breakfast. Thad was extremely welcoming and attentive to our needs. We would definitely go back to the Kent Manor Inn...would be lovely in the fall.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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travel8519, Owner at Waterfront Historic Kent Manor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2014

From the Kent Manor Inn Better--Late-Than-Never Department:
For whatever reason I missed your thoughtful, sincere reveiw, I fall on my sword before you, oh maiden. Now our talented housekeepers REALLY have some work to do! Thank you, again, and I hope you can find time to enjoy us for future birthdays as well as "just because". Sincerely, Alan

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Reviewed 10 August 2013

Kent Manor offers a modern step into the past. Every room is decorated differently and elegantly with a private bath. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The grounds are beautiful, right on the water, and there are many options for fun. Use of boats, volley ball and bikes are all free; as well as the pool. There are many wonderful restaurants close by. There is a free breakfast buffet and when leaving you are given a boxed lunch! The inn is decorated in colonial style and is very charming. A perfect weekend get-a-way, or romantic anniversary celebration.

Room Tip: Some rooms offer a fireplace and some a private porch. If steps are a problem, ask for a room on the first floor.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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travel8519, Owner at Waterfront Historic Kent Manor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2013

If your review was also a resume for a copy writer, you're hired! Thank you for pointing out, from a guest's perspective, our amenities and your experience with Historic Kent Manor Inn. We hope to see you again, soon!

Best,

Alan Michaels

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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Lovely old inn painstaking restored and maintained. Pleasant corner room with balcony. The drive to the entrance provided an enchanting view of the manor and allowed have us a hint of what it may have been like to drive up in a carriage a hundred years ago. The pool was clean and I had it all to. Yield for swimming laps. The dock on the James River was the perfect place for solitude and quiet reflection. Just a bit disappointed that the restaurant was closed during our weekday visit.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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travel8519, Owner at Waterfront Historic Kent Manor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2013

Thank you for the kind words. And yes, it has been an enchanting place for nearly 200 years. Horse-drawn carriages and weary travelers alike have found comfort and rest at our Inn for centuries. Coupled with caring service and tranquil views of Thompson Creek, we feel the Inn is one of the hidden gems on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

As we are such a popular venue for weddings and corporate retreats, our restaurant is open every Saturday for lunch and for our Sunday Champagne Brunch.Buffet. Thank you, again, for sharing on TripAdvisor. . and by extension. . with us.

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Reviewed 30 July 2013

My grandparents were celebrating their Anniversary in July. We shopped around for several places to spend a few nights and have a celebratory dinner with the family. Kent Manor Inn was the perfect place to be for this event. I have to admit, Kent Manor Inn was not the least expensive of the different places we looked for our event, however, the lived up to every dime that we spent and more! We stayed at the Inn for 3 nights and I have to tell you, the staff makes you feel right at home and like you are apart of their own family! I was so shocked as I have NEVER been treated this well in any of my travels. We were offered a wonderful breakfast spread each morning with a different protein each morning. The dinner for the Anniversary night was exquisite. The Chef was amazing and even came out to speak to my family after the meal was served to see how everything was. What Chef does that? The service was impeccable, the guest rooms were wonderfully decorated and the food was awesome! I could not EVER have asked for a better way to spend time with my loved ones :) We will most certainly take the time off from our busy schedules to come back again and again!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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travel8519, Owner at Waterfront Historic Kent Manor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2013

Chef Lackey and his team were happy to be of service to you and your family and help make your celebration memorable. Our Inn has celebrated life's milestones for nearly 200 years and we hope to continue to do so for another 200. Thank you for selecting Historic Kent Manor Inn, we are honored you chose to spend this exceptional time with us and welcome the chance to have you visit and enjoy us, again.

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