We stayed with you after having a week’s worth of daily meals at the restaurant. We were in Annapolis a couple of months ago, to visit our daughter at USNA. There were so many meals we wanted to try that we kept on coming in for dinner every day. Well, that wasn’t enough. We decided it would be much easier and convenient to stay at the ScotLaur. We stayed with you last week and again, we ate there for the “included breakfast” AND we had four of our five dinners at the restaurant. I think we could stay there every time and not go through all the meals offered on the menu!
The hotel stay was phenomenal. It was comfortable, quaint, quiet, convenient, reasonable, and clean. We made the reservations about six months ago to ensure our stay during several major events occurring at USNA, which we were attending. The hotel confirmed our reservations a couple of weeks prior and the night before, to make sure we were set and didn’t need anything additional at the last minute. They were totally on top of it.
The room was small but not overly uncomfortable. There were two of us with our daughter staying with us for one night.
The double bed was fine. The room was wallpapered and decorated with an Amish motif. It even included a stuffed animal on the bed. The bed linens and towels were clean. That was the main factor we expected. There were sundries available but we brought our own so we didn’t use them. There was a clothes chest with plenty of drawers for storage. No place to hang dresses, suits, or anything you don’t want wrinkled. You’ll have to hang over the door. The sunlight was fine as the window faced a backside porch which led to the back of the building and parking structure. Two lamps, one on each of the nightstands, which also had drawers. There was a small stack of books available in the room. Bring your own book. There was an alarm clock, if needed. The sink was within the suite as opposed to being with the shower and toilet. The underside of the sink had plenty of storage, including an iron in case you needed it. There was a wicker storage bin filled with blankets and fresh sheets. We took those out and used it as a laundry basket. Not all places are perfect of course. I’d be lying if I told you that the shower was…well…really, really tiny. So tiny that if you bent over to try and scrub your heels, your head would hit the wall as you bent down. The door of the bathroom must be closed in order to open the shower door. They swing in the same direction. Water pressure and temperature were fine. Toilet was fine. There was a flat screen TV but we didn't have time to watch it. The internet was great and free WiFi. Carpeting was not new but was clean. We requested a “cot” for our daughter’s one-night overnight. We were provided with a plastic twin mattress that was placed on the carpet next to us. We were forewarned that the room would be nearly impossible to move around with that mattress on the floor. Indeed, it was true. However, we didn’t mind. Better than not having the opportunity to have her stay with us. As expected, she was glad it was only for one night. The corridors inside the Inn were familial. It felt as though you were in your own home, dating you back to the early 70s. Photos of the original owners, and his family were hanging on the walls throughout. There were two levels of rooms. We stayed on the first level. I felt safe and secure as a key was needed to come into the building from the restaurant. The Inn sits in the middle of downtown Annapolis so there is no need for transportation. The Academy is approximately a quarter of a mile from the Inn. The only reason we rented a car was because we needed to get to and from the Inn to the airport. It was less expensive than doing an Uber. The downside was that the parking fee adjacent to the hotel charges $20/daily. The Inn reimburses you $10 for the day. That’s still $10 a day for parking even if you don’t use it. If you go in/out more than once, it becomes more expensive. We went to the mall a couple of times to get essentials and the going in and out, added up to our bill. We’d plan our trips better next time. Hands down, the experience and everything about the stay at ScotLaur is recommended. The only thing that didn’t make sense was the parking. There is street parking but it is hourly. Then again, it Is not any different than any other touristy city. That’s just a fact to deal with. Looking forward and already booking our next stay for the beginning of the year. We visit every other month and this will be our new destination. To us, we love it. It makes us feel like we’re at home.