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Imperial Hotel
Chestertown, Maryland

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For over a century The Imperial Hotel has been a gathering place for
travelers and local patrons in Chestertown.

The Imperial offers comfortable accommodations, exceptional dining, and warm personalized service. Located in the heart of historic Chestertown, the hotel is convenient to shopping, sightseeing, and the Washington College.

The Front Room Restaurant serves lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday and brunch on Sunday. The style of our food is defined as "eclectic contemporary cuisine" drawing on a variety of culinary disciplines and focused on fresh regional ingredients. The dining rooms are dressed in linens but our guests are free to be in casual attire.


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During the spring, summer and fall seasons the courtyard behind the hotel as well as the sidewalk tables and balcony in front of the hotel are set and ready for open air dining.

The Imperial Hotel has 11 deluxe rooms and 2 suites. The rooms are cozy and well appointed. We offer a balance between the quaintness of an old inn and the comforts of a modern hotel. Each room has Wi-Fi internet connection, phones, color TV, hair driers, alarm clocks, ironing board and irons, heated towel bars, and soft comfortable beds.

Included in your room rate is a continental breakfast served from

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the main dining room.

The Parlor Suite

The Parlor Suite has a queen bed with a queen-size pull-out sofabed in the parlor. Situated on the 3rd floor of the hotel facing the town's main street (High Street) the Parlor Suite has its own private balcony overlooking the town's historic district. The balcony and sitting room make the Parlor Suite excellent for entertaining. The suite also has the option of being two bedroom with the adjoining room which has a king bed and separate bath.

The Carriage House Suite

Separated from the main hotel building, the Carriage House suite has a king bed with a queen-size pull-out sofabed in the living area.The suite overlooks the hotels rear courtyard which during the spring and summer months is lush with flowers, an herb garden and a shaded canopy provided by a row of lovely mature crepe myrtles.

Deluxe Rooms
Each of our rooms has their own individual character. They are decorated in authentic period furnishings with antique armoires that house color cable television with remote control. Each room has a private bath.

The Carriage House Suite – $200/night
King-sized bed in master bedroom with full bath
Living room with queen sleep sofa
Kitchen with stove, refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave
Cable and wi-fi

Imperial Hotel Room 201 – $150/night
King-sized bed (or twin bed option)
Cable, wi-fi, coffee maker

Imperial Hotel Room 301 – $150/night
King-sized bed (or twin bed option)
Cable, wi-fi, coffee maker

To book a room contact:
Kathryn Meehan, Innkeeper
410-778-5000, Ext. 2 or 410-708-4680

10% Discount for 62+ Seniors and Military/Veterans
Sunday-Wednesday Nights

Booking more than 50% of the rooms requires a 30-day cancellation notice to avoid any penalty

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Each room is unique, filled with a dazzling collection of furniture and fixtures, fabrics and prints. But underneath the flowers and chintz, the brass chandeliers and oriental runners is a modern hotel, with creature comforts a top priority."
The Philadelphia Inquirer, Susan Q. Stranahan

Banquets and Meetings

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The Imperial Hotel and Front Room restaurant are hosts to all kinds of banquets and meetings. We provide personalized service for your event, planning every detail to make your function perfect and stress free. Whether it be an important meeting, private dinner or very special day that will be a part of your lifelong memories, The Imperial can provide you with the setting, the service and the cuisine to make an impression that will not soon be forgotten.

The revamped restaurant at Chestertown's Imperial Hotel is a culinary jewel"
Chesapeake Life Magazine, Mary K. Zajac

Though not formally set up for room service, guests can indulge in selected items from our menu during restaurant hours served in the restaurant, in room or on the balconies. We have staff available 24 hours to assist our guests and we provide concierge service to all our guests to help make your stay in Chestertown memorable. We are happy to pre-arrange fishing charters, tee times, hunting trips or local shopping and historical tours.

Rates and Information

  • Check In 3:00 P.M. Check Out 11:00 A.M.
  • Late Check Out is at 1:00 P.M. at an additional fee
  • The Hotel maintains a smoke free environment in all areas except The Veranda and Courtyard
  • Sorry No Pets Allowed
  • Cancellation Policy – 48 hours advance notice is required for a full refund.
    Parties booking more than 50% of the hotel require 4 week notice for a full refund.
  • The Imperial Hotel accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express
  • Prices subject to change without notice.

Chestertown's history dates back to 1668 with the first proposals by Governor Charles Calvert to establish a port town on the Chester River. Chestertown was formerly established as the seat of Kent County on April 17, 1706 and the first town plan was drawn a year later. A cross plan was used to delineate the town center with a broad main street, High Street, starting at the waters edge proceeding to the town square where it intersects Cross street. Places of public business were to develop over the years along this simple plan.

History and hospitality are the hallmarks of the Imperial Hotel, both for diners coming for an evening's repast and for overnight visitors. The fare matches the dining rooms in flare, formality and flavor. The presentation of each dish was gorgeous…but portions are generous, bearing no resemblance to the nouvelle cuisine trend. Though the decor would suggest more formality, dinner guests are encouraged to 'come as they are'."

A petite retreat, this tiny Chesapeake hotel recalls yesterday's charm."
Restaurant and Hotel Design, Mary Jean Madigan

Imperial Hotel
208 High Street
Chestertown, Maryland 21620
Phone: 410-778-5000
Toll Free: 800-295-0014

Fax: 410-778-9662
Email: staff@imperialchestertown.com
Homepage: www.imperialchestertown.com
Innkeeper: Kate Meehan

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