This third floor “King Deluxe” room overlooks the main pedestrian entrance to the U.S. Naval Academy. This room is located across the hall from Chesapeake (formerly Water Witch) for those wanting two rooms. Maximum occupancy is two people in this room.
All rooms come with free parking onsite for one car, a rarity in downtown Annapolis, along with our famous home made hot cooked breakfast. No other lodging in downtown Annapolis provides both as part of regular room rates.
Room-darkening shades, individually controlled heat and air conditioning, and a multi-speed ceiling fan add to your comfort. The room has a private bathroom and separate shower room en-suite, walk-in closet, free Wi-Fi & HD cable TV. Plush Karastan carpeting keeps it quiet in the room.
The decoration is reminiscent of the United States’ naval presence in the Far East before the Second World War. An evocative and lovely limited edition print by Tom Freeman, “Far Yangtse Station,” pictures the USS Turtulia standing watch on the river at Chungking, China, in 1939, with the town rising behind it as a Chinese junk and smaller craft glide past. The print is beautifully mounted in a soft gold bamboo style frame and softly lighted at night by an overhead picture light.
The room is papered in an aubergine colored documented eighteenth-century toile print in the chinoiserie style of the period when Chinese design was all the rage. The border is an eighteenth-century Chinese Chippendale fretwork design faithfully copied in the radiator cover which has been hand-crafted by your host.
The room has an aubergine love seat and good seat-side lighting for reading. A tall antique Chinese chest contains a television. The custom made king-size bed’s headboard and dust ruffle duplicate the wallpaper print, as do the cornices in the dormer windows. The bed has bronze-finished swing arm lamps on either side for nighttime reading.
Room Rate: $159 – $350/night (+ 13% taxes)