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Monroe Bay Inn Bed & Breakfast

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6 reviews
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

We enjoyed our stay. The room was small but clean and comfortable. The Innkeeper was very nice and accommodating. We were late arrivals and she make it work for us, others I spoke with could not. The home was nicely decorated with local art, which we found interesting. We would stay there again.

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We stayed here overnight while boating on the Potomac. Shirley was a great host. We were impressed that she is an artist and she has all types of art - different media around the very large house. Colonial Beach is a pretty small, but nice town. We rented a golf cart and jaunted around town.

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Chester
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Shirley was very helpful, personable and accommodating! Our room was clean , neat and comfortable! Great art work all over the house from local artist! We loved cruising the area in a golf we rented. Denson's grocery was delicious!

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Linville, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

Monroe Bay Inn is a great place to stay. The innkeeper, Shirley, is full of information and makes great breakfasts! Our room and the entire Inn is spotless. Such beautiful art (some of it is Shirley's!). The beds and pillows were comfy. Nice fluffy towels and plenty of water pressure. There is a small fridge in the upstairs sitting area... More 

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Shirley H, Manager at Monroe Bay Inn Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and an excellent one at that. I enjoyed talking to you, especially about Colonial Beach, and hope to see you again, either here or at your place. My handyman is on his way to "fix" room 1. I appreciate the feedback. More 

Troy, Michigan
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

I believe we had room #1 with a king size bed/bath. Clean, comfortable, and relaxing. A lot of terrific local art work displayed throughout the home. Shirley made us feel right at home. We were the only guests for the 3 nights so it was probably quieter than usual. We stayed here soon after the labor day weekend so the... More 

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Bealeton, Virginia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

Shirley is such a joy and a great host. Shirley made our stay there beautiful and pleasant, the atmosphere is so open and fresh. Exhilarating very therapeutic. The artwork is amazing at the B&B, you can walk to the back side of the beach to the boat piers, and walk to the dockside restaurant and have an amazing meal at... More 

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Shirley H, Manager at Monroe Bay Inn Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

What a great conversation we had on Sunday morning! I'm delighted you were able to spend your anniversary at the Inn and that you enjoyed Colonial Beach. Please come back! More 

Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 19 September 2015

We stayed at the Inn 4 nights. The room was clean and comfortable. The house is lovely. There is a front porch with a glider, comfortable great room and another sitting room upstairs that is cozy. Shirley is a wonderful hostess and breakfast was delicious every morning. Can't wait to return!

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Shirley H, Manager at Monroe Bay Inn Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you stay at the Inn. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your time at the Inn and exploring Colonial Beach. I look forward to seeing you again. More 

London
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70 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

It's a shame that this B&B isn't on the waterfront, but it's only a short walk to the water, and the B&B is comfortable, clean, and spacious. The bed was good, the shower worked fine, and Shirley makes a home made breakfast. There are no tea and coffee making facilities in the bedroom, and although there's a little guest sitting... More 

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Shirley H, Manager at Monroe Bay Inn Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying at the Inn and for taking the time to write a review. Your comments are helpful to us. More 

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Reviewed 26 June 2015

Awesome place to stay 😉 😀😀😊 we will be back for sure 😊 Shirley is a top notch inn keeper breakfast was fresh and delicious 👍👍 our mini vacation was good thank you Shirley for your hospitality and making it happen 😎

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Shirley H, Manager at Monroe Bay Inn Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

What great fun having you stay at the Inn! Thanks for staying and for writing a great review! Hope to see you soon. More 

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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48 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2015

Spent this past Saturday night at this inn, our first stay here. We will be back! The place is exceptionally clean, the bed was very comfortable and the front porch alone is worth the stay. We didn't have breakfast there Sunday morning because we had already made other plans, but we'll definitely do that next time. The Inn is located... More 

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Shirley H, Manager at Monroe Bay Inn Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for staying and especially for coming back. I appreciate the positive review and look forward to seeing you soon. More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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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 

Additional Information about Monroe Bay Inn Bed & Breakfast

Address: 306 Hamilton St, Colonial Beach, VA 22443-2613
Region: United States > Virginia > Colonial Beach
Number of rooms: 4
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“All rooms have private baths but only one has a tub instead of a small stand up shower.”
 of 5 bubbles ShannonPenceG, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
“I don't think you could get a bad room at all and the area is very quiet and peaceful. One thing, it would not be a good place to stay if you can't handle stairs because all the rooms are on the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles carsicknot, 16 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Choose a king room for most space and comfort--or maybe just choose by the original artworks you like best!”
 of 5 bubbles 74mizj, 27 May 2015 | Read review
“Room #1 was spacious, very clean and had great natural light!”
 of 5 bubbles aliciac694, 22 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Just go to the website...you can view all rooms there”
 of 5 bubbles TranquilB, 15 Jul 2013 | Read review
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