Since 1946, the award-winning Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa has been a waterfront destination cherished by boaters and vacationers seeking the quintessential Chesapeake Bay experience. Blending resort-style amenities and warm, boutique-inspired intimacy, our charming, 72-room hotel is located directly on the Maryland shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay just a short drive from Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Annapolis.
We like to think of ourselves as a bridge to Chesapeake Beach’s thriving early years of over a century ago, when railroad baron Otto Mears welcomed travelers to “Monte Carlo on The Chesapeake Bay.” Visitors from around the country would arrive by steamship and railway to stay at his grand hotel, dine on local seafood dishes, gamble, cavort at the waterfront amusement park and stroll the boardwalk.
Today, the resort embraces the very same spirit of an authentic, Chesapeake Bay getaway. The original restaurant and marina have been marvelously redesigned to include a hotel with waterfront or water-view rooms appointed with balconies, fireplaces and whirlpools, a full-service spa overlooking the Chesapeake Bay, a second marina, two additional waterfront restaurants and a beachfront. Resort guests enjoy bingo and gaming, watersports like paddleboarding, sailing and ocean kayaking and live entertainment at the boardwalk’s historic, beautifully restored Band Shell. Known as the “Charter Fishing Capital of Maryland” since 1946, the resort also boasts two, full-service marinas, The Rod ‘N’ Reel Dock and Marina West.
In addition to the casual Smokey Joe’s Grill and outdoor Boardwalk Café, the resort’s signature Rod ‘N’ Reel restaurant has offered Chesapeake Beach’s premier fine dining experience for nearly 70 years. Here, in the light, airy, waterfront dining rooms, guests savor classic Chesapeake Bay seafood dishes, sizzling steaks and Chef’s specials accompanied by a diverse selection of wines from around the world.
Whether you prefer romantic walks on a moonlit beach, a day of being pampered at the spa or a fishing adventure, our Chesapeake Bay resort offers the perfect destination for your weekend getaway, family vacation or couples escape. The resort’s waterfront ballroom and event venues offer beautiful backdrops for weddings, corporate events and retreats. No matter how you spend your time with us, you’ll start your morning with our delicious breakfast and drift off to sleep to the soothing sounds of the Chesapeake Bay lapping at the shore each evening.
A special resort in an equally special setting, come discover a leader among Chesapeake Bay Hotels where hospitality meets the bay! We can’t wait for you to arrive.