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Island Motor Inn Resort
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Reviewed 17 May 2005

We stayed for two nights at this inn on the tiny island of Chincoteague. First of all, you might want to think twice about travel to this island. We went off season (May) and cannot imagine being there in-season. My boyfriend likened it to a tacky NJ shore resort. The billboards as you drive over the causeway are an eyesore and a shame. If you do go, this is one of the better places to stay (though my boyfriend eyed the new Hampton Inn, voted "#1 Hampton Inn in the Country"). We would recommend spending a bit more to stay in the smaller building of Island Motor Inn where the hotel registration desk is located - decor is more modern and greater privacy afforded in hanging out on the balcony. Great gym equipment - you can work out overlooking the bay and wildlife refuge. For me, a trip to this island was worth it after reading MISTY OF CHINCOTEAGUE as a child - definitely recommend a trip to the refuge just a mile or two down the road to see these beautiful horses, also deer and many unusual birds. The beach is beautiful and wild, too. We actually enjoyed a long sidetrip to Assateague in Maryland where the horses roam wild on the refuge and the beach is even wilder and more remote.

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Reviewed 11 November 2004

We stayed at the Island Motor Inn the weekend of September 18, 2004. Great service, comfortable rooms and great views. It was the day after the hurricane, so we were a little worried, but it turned out to be beautiful. We ate several meals at Bills restaurant on Main St. and I give it Four Stars. Wonderful food, and terrific service... Can't wait to go back for their Christmas Parade. We also rented a Trigger car and took it down to the ocean. SOOOO much fun. So much natural beauty to be seen, I can't say enough about this beautiful little island.

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Reviewed 1 April 2004

Been vacationing on Chincoteague for 30+ years. Skip the chains and stay at the Island Motor Inn. It's quiet, with immaculate grounds, and a terrific cafe. (You can walk to the Grubstake Deli for cheese, bread, wine, and the Times.) Go to The Village for Seafood--skip the tacky and loud Landmark Crabhouse. Shop The Brant, and get home-made ice cream at the Island Creamery on Maddox--skip Mr. Whippy. Rent bikes at Jus' Bikes--great service, and the seats are comfortable. If you have a kitchen, get seafood from Gary Howard Seafood and cook it yourself--pop by mid-afternoon to see what's come off the boat. For an extra-fancy meal, motor back to New Church on the mainland and check out The Garden and the Sea Inn. Enjoy Randolph and Nancy Payne's art at "Clouds" and "Folly" at the corner of Main and Maddox. Take a cruise with Captain Barry, don't forget Misty's footprints in front of the Island Roxy Theater, and don't judge the place if you've only ever been there for pony penning, which is a bit of a zoo. To max your enjoyment, take sunscreen, Off Skintastic, and a hat from SundayAfternoons (the sport hat is my favorite). Have a blast!

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Reviewed 20 February 2004

I have been staying at the Island Motor Inn Resort now for about 3 weeks working for U.S.Navy. This is by far the finest place on the island. I went to one of the others you wrote about but soon found this on hte waterfront. They have a gym with a great personal trainer that helps me past my time here away from home. They have the very best exercise equipment, Hammer-Strength. They also have a cafe and many other things to keep me busy. I think you should list them as the rates are comparable and everyone is very nice.Thanks, George DeLaMeninere Room 122

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Reviewed 3 September 2015
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Reviewed 3 June 2012
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Address: 4391 Main St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2810
Region: United States > Virginia > Chincoteague Island
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #9 of 21 Hotels in Chincoteague Island
Price Range: £108 - £167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Island Motor Inn Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All rooms are waterfront with balcony. Free continental breakfast, hot tub, fitness center, in room coffee maker, free wi-fi, located within walking distance of restaurants and shopping, and minutes from Assateague National Seashore and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, and NASA/Wallops Island. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Island Motor Hotel Chincoteague Island
Island Hotel Chincoteague
Island Resort Chincoteague
Island Chincoteague

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