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Monroe Bay Inn Bed & Breakfast
North Andover, MA
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Enjoyable stay”
Reviewed 27 August 2013

I chose this B & B based on other Trip Advisor reviews. I echo their opinions about the cleanliness and comfort of the accommodations and Shirley's warm hospitality. We had a lovely queen room and found the bathroom with it's stall shower rather cramped. The King rooms have more spacious bathrooms with tubs, so you might want to keep this in mind when making your reservations. We enjoyed talking to Shirley, learning about the local art community, and only regret that our stay didn't coincide with the art walk held every second Friday of the month. Shirley was wonderfully accommodating, working around a change in our travel plans and my dietary restrictions.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Shirley H, Manager at Monroe Bay Inn Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 4 September 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. It was a pleasure to have you here and to learn more about healthy eating.
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

Where do I begin? This was my very first time staying in a Bed and Breakfast and I don't think I could have picked a better place to be my first. From the phenomenal condition of the home and room, to the tranquil ambience created by beautiful art, to the great energy from the owner Shirley, it all made for a great escape....just what I needed to regain some necessary peace of mind...Thanks a lot Shirley, you are appreciated!!

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Shirley H, Manager at Monroe Bay Inn Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 10 August 2013
Thank you for your enthusiastic review! It was a pleasure to hear about your exciting life and the amazing work you and your daughters are doing. I look forward to seeing you again at the Inn.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

We stayed at the Monroe Bay Inn for one night. It was excellent. The room was very clean and quiet, and the bed was really comfortable. The common areas of the inn were neat, spacious, and inviting. The neighborhood was quiet and seemed to be really safe as well.

Shirley made a very nice breakfast for us and helped us find local things to do as well. She was really friendly and obviously runs a tight ship! Should we ever be back in Colonial Beach, we'll definitely be spending it at the Monroe Bay Inn.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Shirley H, Manager at Monroe Bay Inn Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 16 June 2013
Thank you for the excellent review. I appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedules to write about the Inn. Best wishes for success in medical school and your jobs.
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Naknek, Alaska, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 February 2013

Our single night visit was very pleasant. The neighborhood is quiet, peaceful and safe. The room was spic and span and private. There were extra sitting room areas if needed. The hostess was friendly and shared information about the local area. She made a very fine breakfast. We wish we had more time to explore the area from this base. The inn displays local art on the walls of a variety of artists and genre that stimulates discussion.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Susan S
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Shirley H, Manager at Monroe Bay Inn Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 4 March 2013
Just what I like to hear! Thank you so much for your excellent review. I also wish you would have had more time here for you to explore and for me to learn more about Alaska. Our discussions were interesting but way too short. Maybe next time.
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Reviewed 28 February 2013

I was looking for lodging options around George Washington Birthplace National Monument and Monroe Bay Inn B&B was the closest and highest-rated option. It did not disappoint! Shirley, the hostess, was incredibly friendly and accommodating to my schedule. The Inn is located close to everything in town and Shirley's restaurant recommendations were great. The house was extremely clean, the bed I slept in was very comfortable, the room was quiet and the breakfasts were delicious. I truly felt at home during my stay. Although I was in the area for business training (government rates were accepted at the Inn) I would highly recommend this place to couples, friends or anyone traveling alone.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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Thank MnL_Travels
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Shirley H, Manager at Monroe Bay Inn Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 4 March 2013
Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to write such a helpful review. It was a pleasure meeting you and spending time talking about Colonial Beach. It’s a great place to live and to visit. Come back when you have time to see the sights and to enjoy the Art in the Inn.
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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2013

A friend from Chicago & I wanted a quiet overnight getaway. Monroe Bay Inn was the perfect solution. A seafood dinner at Lowery's in Tappahanock, meandering through the Northern Neck, an Arts walk in Colonial Beach, all topped off with a hot cup of tea and a visit with our hostess, Shirley. The three of us talked about international relations, international experiences, and what to see and do in and near Colonial Beach. The following morning, we enjoyed coffee and a delicious breakfast. Shirley has made an art gallery of the Inn, and it was fun to see the collection before heading off to see the sights. You cannot miss with this Inn and this hostess!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank skibo2006
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Shirley H, Manager at Monroe Bay Inn Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 27 January 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive review of the Inn. It was a pleasure to have you as a guest and be able to talk to you and your friend, especially about our international experiences. A special thanks for posting the workshop flyer in Richmond. I look forward to seeing you again and continuing our discussions.
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Arlington, Virginia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 29 October 2012

My wife and I took a long weekend to explore Colonial Beach and stayed at Monroe Bay Inn. It has a great location between the bay and the river, about a 10 minute walk from the center of town. The house itself is very comfortable, with plenty of space inside and out to spread out and relax. Shirley, the hostess, was very welcoming and provided much useful information about good places to eat and what to see.

Room Tip: The smaller rooms seemed no less attractive than the larger ones.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Shirley H, Manager at Monroe Bay Inn Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 31 October 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. It was great fun to meet you and talk about Colonial Beach, my favorite place to be. Come back soon to see the changes in the Inn, different dining room furniture and an encaustic art studio.
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Property: Monroe Bay Inn Bed & Breakfast
Address: 306 Hamilton St, Colonial Beach, VA 22443-2613
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Region: United States > Virginia > Colonial Beach
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Colonial Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This beautiful inn was built in 1905 and used as a summer home for children from Washington, DC. Enjoy comfortable rooms with private baths, full breakfast and a relaxing atmosphere. Walk to the public beach and pier. Visit antique shops, restaurants and art galleries. Go fishing, boating or bird watching. ... more   less 
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