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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Pros: one of two hotels right next to the entrance on the National Park. The room we stayed in was spotless. Free breakfast, free wifi, heated indoor pool (88 degrees), hot tub, overlook, friendly staff, nice gift shop. Mini fridge, coffee pot. In the breezeway on each floor there is a microwave and vending machines and laundry areas. There's a...

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is the second time we have stayed here and we love it! Love that it is so close to Assateague Island because we love go over and hike. The stayed in room 117 with a very comfortable king bed and soaking tub! Love the unique, but not dated decor of the rooms. We stayed in mid-March and had a...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had an amazing time! The staff were so helpful with restaurant ideas the pool was amazing and the location was perfect. We look forward to returning. Perfect place to get-away and unwind. The rooms were lovely and very clean.

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We stayed here during the Chocolate festival and absolutely feel in love with this place. The room was beautifully decorated with "real" furniture. The bed & pillows were amazing. The staff was friendly and the breakfast was satisfying, can't imagine a better stay, would highly recommend it.

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Cynthia W, Manager at Refuge Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review!! Death by Chocolate is a yearly event, so hopefully we'll see you back next year, if not before!

Salisbury, Maryland
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Every room is decorated beautifully. The staff is so friendly and helpful. We were so happy to have a nice hot breakfast in the a.m. I love this place and would recommend it to anyone. I really like the location. There are plenty of place nearby to eat. The ponies outside were so much fun to watch. Unfortunately the pool...

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Cynthia W, Manager at Refuge Inn, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for the awesome review. The pool is currently drained for a new paint job, and will reopen before March. (We're on target for President's Day weekend.) We do this every few years to keep the pool in tip-top shape so that it's easy to keep clean and running well during the summer, when it gets a lot...

Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The Refuge Inn is comfortable little motel perfect for a stay on the Eastern Shore. It is clean and decorated nicely. The staff are wonderful! We would stay again at this great little gem! The location is very near the wildlife refuge and other great attractions.

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Cynthia W, Manager at Refuge Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the good review! Glad you enjoyed your weekend away and we hope you'll visit us again sometime.

Lorton, Virginia
Reviewed 14 January 2017

A hotel make you fell like home. Very friendly stuff. Kids enjoy the beautiful indoor pool. We had good time in the hot tub. Their bike rental was very helpful to go to Chincoteague island lighthouse or any near by places. Very close to Assateague island.

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Cynthia W, Manager at Refuge Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review! We hope to be your "home away from home" again sometime soon.

Reviewed 5 January 2017

Nice room with everything they said they had. It was New Years and I wanna go back when it's warmer and more stores are open. It's close to everything and easy to find. Everyone was friendly. I'll def stay here again

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Cynthia W, Manager at Refuge Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I would recommend June or October for your next trip-- rates are very affordable and nearly everything is open! Hope to see you again soon.

Stevensville, Maryland, United States
Reviewed 4 January 2017

For the past 4 years we have visited Chincoteague a couple times a year, and we always stay at refuge inn! My favorite visit is our winter getaway weekend. This year we went during the new year and our stay was nothing short of amazing, as usual. The heated indoor pool and hot tub made for a relaxing afternoon after...

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Cynthia W, Manager at Refuge Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review! We are so glad you've enjoyed our inn the past 4 years, and we hope to see you back for many more.

Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We have been visiting the Refuge INN since November, 1978.... If you want a quiet, friendly, very clean, accommodating place to relax, this is the place. We go nowhere else when we visit Chincoteague. This place has deep roots in the community and they take exceptional pride in providing the guest with exceptional experience.

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Cynthia W, Manager at Refuge Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review!! We are glad you continue to enjoy our Inn after all these years and all the times you've stayed with us. All of us look forward to seeing you back again soon.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Exceed your expectations in this family owned inn where no detail is overlooked. The Refuge Inn is located within walking distance of the wildlife refuge and minutes from our beautiful undeveloped beach. Amenities include Continental Breakfast, Wireless Internet, Indoor/Outdoor Heated Pool, Hot Tub, Fitness Room, Bicycle & Beach Gear Rentals, Conference Room and Gift Shop. A Treasure of a place, Family Owned and Proudly Operated. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Refuge Inn

Address: 7058 Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 (Formerly Refuge Motor Inn)
Region: United States > Virginia > Chincoteague Island
Price Range: $134 - $293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Refuge Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 72
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Also Known As:
Refuge Hotel Chincoteague Island
Refuge Chincoteague Island
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask for a room with a soaking tub and king bed. Bottom floor near the second breezeway is close to pool.”
  • Room 117 with king bed and awesome soaking tub
 of 5 bubbles shannonp788, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We wished we had a room further down so as to not also see McDonalds. Ask for one furthest away from office looking toward the lighthouse.”
 of 5 bubbles 252joyp, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The sound side has a great view from the second floor. The back side faces the woods for quiet. You can't go wrong either way.”
 of 5 bubbles MikeS-York, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I love the rooms facing the pine trees”
 of 5 bubbles GardenGnome2, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the first floor at the parking lot may contend with car noise and/or headlights.”
 of 5 bubbles gregorydicesare, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
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