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Blue Heron Inn - a Bed & Breakfast
Based on 45 traveler reviews
Comfortable stay, welcoming Innkeeper, great spot
Sep 01, 2014 by: WAOM from Baltimore, Maryland
We stayed in room three, which is on the third floor. The description calls it cozy, and compared to the king suites on the second floor it is much smaller. We thought is was just the right space for us, and our 8 lb Italian Greyhound. The queen bed was very comfortable; the bathroom was much larger than expected and had all the right amenities, including a hair dryer. It was a hot weekend so we turned on the supplemental window air-conditioning unit, which also served nicely as white noise--there was live music somewhere nearby that lasted until 3 a.m. but was barely audible with the ac going. There's Keurig coffee service on the landing for each floor, and a shared mini frig and freezer. Both a nice plus. The room has views of the east and west through matching dormer windows with window seats. We sat on the back (east) second floor porch in the afternoon, reading and enjoying the boating scene. The grounds were very neatly manicured and the pier was in great shape. Regan, the Innkeeper, could not have been nicer and more welcoming. We arrived a bit early and were greeted warmly by Amanda, the owner. Our room was ready for us. We were a bit disappointed in breakfast, which included coffee, juice, fruit, a small cheese selection, bacon and French toast. As I write this it sounds good, but I guess we would have liked the option for eggs. Next time I'll ask, since I'm sure that Regan would be happy to accommodate special requests if she can.
Great location, beautiful building, owner/manager mostly absent
Jun 22, 2014 by: zahav from Washington, Virginia
We had similar problems as stated by previous reviewers. Beautiful house, gorgeous room, great location. The owner/manager seems to be absent, breakfast not so great but plentiful, room cleaned very late in the day, like at 4 pm, no one watching the house, we walked in one night late and door was unlocked and no one downstairs, kind of spooky. Reservations was also confirmed after a few phone calls and emails. The owner/manager needs to put more time into this B&B.
Disappointing drop in its previous service
Jun 19, 2014 by: Marie C from Washington DC, District of Columbia
We have been to the Blue Heron a few times and this year the service wasn't what we expected on our last visit. I couldn't get Regan, the manager, to call me back and had to email or call 4 or 5 times to get a reservation. If we hadn't had such a great experience in years past, I would have given up. We realized at dinner time that the restaurant was closed for a private party and just closed completely the next night so we couldn't eat there this time. I would have expected staff to tell us in advance rather than us finding out at dinner time both nights. Our room was never cleaned or serviced and I had to go find toilet paper in a supply closet. We did get breakfast but it wasn't good and certainly wasn't the amazing meal we had on out previous visits. Most of the time you come in and the place is just empty and there is no staff to be found. I like the rooms, giant balcony, view, and location. It is a beautiful property and the rooms are pretty and clean upon arrival but the rates are too high for this type of service. I'll stay there again (maybe not right away) and hope it gets back to the standard that it was before.
May 06, 2014 by: MarylandTraveler111 from Fruitland, Maryland
We made reservations well ahead in advance to go to the Blue Heron Inn, which we had visited twice before. A few weeks after we made the reservation, the owner/manager called and said that there was a "miscommunication in the scheduling" and that she'd "accidentally" scheduled a wedding the weekend we had scheduled, but that part of our party could still rent the studio apartment, which we accepted. Then today, a week before our trip to Solomon's, we got an email stating that the guest who had reserved the apartment had a "family emergency" and she was sorry that she had to cancel our reservation. Solomon's Island is a beautiful location, with some great restaurants, but the Blue Heron Inn ended up being a very disappointing experience. We will frequent the other B&B's in Solomon's Island from now on!
I don't recommend this B and B
Mar 23, 2014 by: ElizabethTraveler123 from Washington DC, District of Columbia
The owners' energy is all on their restaurant, which totally takes over the first floor of the house. It felt as though the bedrooms were really just a sideline. The restaurant is very noisy, including the jazz music on speakers that come through very loudly in the bedrooms above the restaurant. I believe that the restaurant is open on weekends only, so I would recommend staying here only when the restaurant is not open.
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