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Waterside Inn
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Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

This was our first family trip to Chincoteague...I had been before on a day trip...but my son wanted to see the ponies so we decided to spend our vacation on the island. There are a couple of newer and higher priced "resort" hotels on the island but we like to support the local community where possible. We were not disappointed! The hotel is older but very clean. The staff sweeps the walkways and pool area daily, the bedding is always fresh and the towels are plentiful. The rooms are a good size and have comfortable furniture. The cleaning staff was friendly and greeted us each morning like family. Its also nice and quiet at night with a few people strolling the dock and pool areas but no loud parties...perfect for families! We loved hanging on the dock each evening, where we got to know a few other families and cheered when the kids caught crabs or someone landed a fish. My son loved it there so much, we stayed an extra day!

Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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WIChincoteague, Owner at Waterside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2014

Thank you for sharing your vacation experience that anyone would want to duplicate. So many of our customers enjoy those experiences with friends and family and people they have just met. Another one of the reasons that Chincoteague and the Waterside is such a family friendly vacation spot. Hope you can come back soon.

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Reviewed 9 August 2014

Upon arrival, the staff was respectful and helpful, providing us with brochures and answering questions. The setting on Waterside Inn is fantastic....next to the water with a wonderful pier. The setting of the swimming pool is great. However, besides the wonderful location, there is little at this Inn that would entice us to return again. The rooms are a bit outdated. The floor was obviously sloping. The mattresses on the beds were uncomfortable. There was a damp odor in the room. We had a room on the first floor and could hear people walking on the room above us into the early hours of the morning. The cleaning staff started knocking on the door at least 2 hours prior to check out time and proceeded to knock 2 more times in the next hour and a half. We left earlier than check out time because we were getting so irritated.

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2  Thank Juanita B
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WIChincoteague, Owner at Waterside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2014

I am sorry that your experience was not typical. We have" do not disturb" signs so that our housekeepers know when the rooms are available to be cleaned. I hope you give us another opportunity to show you the hospitality that we are well known for.

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Reviewed 8 August 2014

We met up with family who live in VA for lunch and an afternoon of mini golf and fun. While they needed to drive home, we decided to sleep over one night so my 13 yr old daughter could revisit Chincoteague and enjoy the beach. Our stay at the Waterside was fabulous. The staff were so friendly and helpful, breakfast was delicious, the pool very clean and afforded relaxing views of the inlet. I especially loved that we received real keys to get into our room - no demagnetized cards! The bathroom was clean and so well layed out - w/a sink in w/ the toliet and tub and another outside the door allowing multiple people to get ready. My mom, aunt, daughter, and I all agreed that we would stay here again in a heartbeat!

Room Tip: it is suggested to pick a room on the third floor for best sunset or space rocket views but our firs...
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WIChincoteague, Owner at Waterside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2014

Thank you for the great review. I am glad that you and your family had so much fun. We are far enough away from the heavy traffic and within easy walking distance of many shops and restaurants. There is a lot to do on the premises including the fishing, crabbing pier, the heated pool that is open late, the Jacuzzi and even a newly resurfaced tennis court. You might also get lucky and be able to view a rocket launch from your room balcony or the dock. Come back soon.

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Reviewed 7 August 2014

When we arrived we added another person to our reservation without a problem. Great rooms and service from the staff. I was pleasantly surprised to find that they have an elevator midway down the length of the hotel and this is a great plus. The fishing and crabbing from the pier was great for my son and grandkids and they caught several crabs, two sharks, a flounder and an eel and almost landed a big ray before the line broke. Five minute drive to the National Shore beach. We stayed 3 days and I hated to leave and my grandkids are ready to go back. We will go back and stay at the Waterside Inn when we do.

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1  Thank Steve L
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WIChincoteague, Owner at Waterside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2014

I am always glad when people discover us for the first time. We have been around for awhile but we take great pride in our family run business and are happy that your group enjoyed your stay. We will look forward to your return visit.

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Reviewed 6 August 2014

We loved our recent trip to Chincoteague! The Waterside Inn had everything we were looking for. The rooms were clean and had a great view. Wifi was reliable and effortless. Rooms came with a fridge, and a microwave. They went above and beyond with the washer and dryer on the second floor. It was refreshing to get some clean clothes!

We also enjoyed getting to meet new people at breakfast and on the dock; we even made a few friendly duck friends!

I know they said that they get a lot of repeat customers. I can see why. Thank you!

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WIChincoteague, Owner at Waterside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2014

Thank you for taking time to share your vacation experience with others. Many of our customers plan their vacations around people that they have met at our hotel. Chincoteague has been named the friendliest town and the Waterside likes to do our part to keep that tradition going . We hope that you come back soon or at least make it an annual event.

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Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

The room was spacious and very clean. The view of the back bay is gorgeous. There is a pier that you can fish or crab from if you're so inclined. The free breakfast came with delicious miniature waffles. 5/5 would crash there again.

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2  Thank Eric B
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WIChincoteague, Owner at Waterside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2014

Thank you. I am glad that you had a such a nice relaxing time at our hotel. It is our desire for our customers to feel that they have received quality, value, fun, and a lot of extras. Thanks for sharing.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

The staff was very helpful and friendly. The room was wonderful and we had great views of the bay. Long pier for fishing and crabbing and a lovely swimming pool! The breakfast was very good and they even had someone there making waffles on demand.

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WIChincoteague, Owner at Waterside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2014

I am so glad that you enjoyed your vacation and your room so much. Our waterfront location offers an ever changing array of scenery. Everything including sunsets, dolphins, boats, eagles, fish, and otters. We are located close to many things and are happy to make suggestions suited to our individual guests taste and budget. Hope you can return in the near future.

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Additional Information about Waterside Inn

Address: 3761 Main St, P.O. Box 347, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-1808
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Region: United States > Virginia > Chincoteague Island
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Chincoteague Island
Price Range: £45 - £129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Waterside Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Upscale family owned and operated hotel in a resort area offering many amenities found in larger chains. We pride ourselves in friendly personal service and unmatched hospitality. All rooms have private waterfront balconies overlooking the Chincoteague Bay. We are a short drive to Assateague Island and NASA Wallops Flight Facility. ... more   less 
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