Hyatt Chesapeake Bay

Old Apr 12th, 2006, 06:45 AM
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Hyatt Chesapeake Bay

My husband and I have reservations at this hotel on Saturday. I got a deal back in february, but it's still a little expensive. Is it worth the money? The weather might not be that great this weekend, is there enough to do at the hotel or in the area? Please let me know if you have stayed at this hotel and your thoughts. I have to cancel the reservation by 3pm if that is what I decide to do. Thanks!!
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Old Apr 12th, 2006, 06:51 AM
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Are you talking about the new Hyatt in Cambridge?
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Old Apr 12th, 2006, 06:55 AM
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Yes, the hyatt in cambridge.
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Old Apr 12th, 2006, 08:27 AM
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I have never been to the Hyatt resort, reported to be the next savior of Cambridge. It is probably pretty swank; the House Republicans met there a month ago and President Bush spoke to them. The Choptank River is very wide in Cambridge and the city's establishment is looking to double the size of Cambridge and make it into a retirement community for those who don't want to retire to Florida and its eight month summers and exploding growth.

There are places to visit in the Cambridge vicinity. St. Michael's, half an hour away, is the most touristy town (I'm not including Ocean City) on the Eastern Shore. The Chesapeake Waterman's Museum is located there and is worth an hour of your time. Tilghman Island, an honest waterman's town, is twenty minutes west of St. Michael's. Oxford is a quaint town only twenty or so minutes from Cambridge. South of Cambridge is the Blackwater Reserve of swamps and birds- a pretty fun drive.

As for dining, Cambridge does not have much in the way of fine dining. For the vicinity, there are several places. In Oxford, there is the Robert Morris Inn (built 1710) where the crab cakes are excellent. At Secretary, fifteen miles east of Cambridge, there is the Suicide Bridge Restaurant on the Choptank River. Easton, fifteen minutes north of Cambridge, has several nice restaurants including the Inn at Easton and the Tidewater Inn. St. Michael's also has several top notch restaurants including the expensive Inn at Perry Cabin and my favorite, Michael Rorke's Town Dock. Tilghman Island has Harrison's Chesapeake Inn with fine seafood and family-style eats.

Cambridge itself has some of the ugliest slums on the Eastern Shore. One of the first urban riots of the 60s occurred in Cambridge in 1963.
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It's a lovely resort and the weather is supposed to be nice there on Saturday, unseasonably warm.
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Old Apr 12th, 2006, 10:11 AM
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Thank you. Anyone else stay there?
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Old Apr 12th, 2006, 10:21 AM
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We stayed there for two nights a year ago October, it's a lovely resort w/good walking grounds and a great looking golf course. We did the day trip as George W. described, and the Blackwater Reserve, which we loved. The surrounding areas are very nice, and yes, Cambridge itself is a dump. We tried to find a local restaurant, what a waste of time. The resort has a nice seafood restaurant on the grounds though that wasn't terribly expensive. We loved the area and if we went back, would probably try to stay in St. Michaels or Easton, just to be in better proximity to restaurants.
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Stayed there for 2 nights late 2003. Excellent resort, fair restaurant. Ditto the comment that Cambridge is a dump. But the resort itself is quite nice! They also have an excellent spa.
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