by Courtney Elko
With views of the Assateague Lighthouse and the Wallops Island Rocket Launch Site, this hotel is great for families who want to explore everything Chincoteague Island has to offer.
Fishing, hiking and biking are all nearby, as well as the beach at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. In fact, the BEST WESTERN Chincoteague Island is the closest hotel there is to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, and Chincoteague Museum is right next door.
Families will love the free, hot breakfast and refreshment beverage bar, along with the pool and free Wi-Fi. They’ll also love the family suites that have bunk beds and can sleep six people comfortably. Bonus: They have balconies or patios featuring views of the Assateague Channel.
Our Editor Loves
- Bunk beds in family suites
- Fishing and biking
- Chincoteague Museum next door
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
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All of the guestrooms and suites feature a mini-fridge, microwave and Keurig coffeemaker. A balcony or patio with chairs is featured in each guestroom or suite. Some of the rooms feature excellent views of the Assateague Lighthouse and overlook the pool area. The exterior hallways offer even more views for guests to enjoy and some guests utilize them as an additional balcony. DVD players are also available at the front desk.
Cribs and rollaway beds are available at a $6 nightly fee.
The large guestrooms feature two queen beds and plenty of space for a crib or rollaway bed. There is a small table and chairs and a tub is featured in the bathroom. There are also two bathroom sinks, one inside the bathroom and a second one just outside the bathroom area. Connecting rooms are available in the guestrooms.
The family suite sleeps six. There is a king bed in one bedroom and then in a separate bedroom there are twin bunk beds, plus a queen bed in the same room. Two televisions, a microwave and a mini-fridge are also featured in the family suite, along with two bathrooms, both with bathtubs.
Poppa John Suite
This suite is similar to the family suite as it offers a king bed, plus twin bunk beds and a queen bed in a separate bedroom. But it also features a kitchenette with a mini-fridge, sink and microwave (no stove). And a Jacuzzi tub is also featured in the bathroom. This suite also sleeps six people and there are two televisions in the suite.
We were returning guests having enjoyed our two previous stays. The rooms were newly upgraded to our delight. The staff from front desk, to breakfast, to cleaning were all willing to go above and beyond to make our stay and excellent experience.
by Lynn S
I was delighted with the Best Western in Chincoteague. The staff were welcoming and happy, my room was spacious, clean, inviting. I had a balcony overlooking the sunset. Breakfast was plentiful and good.
The seasonal outdoor pool is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and there is no lifeguard on duty. There are plenty of lounge chairs on the pool deck along with a gazebo. Pool towels are provided. The pool has a depth of about 3 to 5 feet and there are steps to get in gradually.
In the corner of the pool deck is a "Misty Booth," named after Chincoteague's famous horse, but this water misting area is just for cooling off. Kids will love to get a little misty before hopping in the pool!
A grassy area on the hotel property has become a great spot to play a game of volleyball or cornhole. There are a picnic tables and a grill available to guests as well. Small concerts also take place here, so be sure to ask at the front desk if any live music is scheduled to play during your stay.
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
The BEST WESTERN is the closest hotel to the refuge. The Chincoteague Museum and the start of the bike path are literally right next door. The beach can be found in the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, which is about a 3-mile bike ride. Driving to the beach is also perfectly acceptable.
A complimentary, full hot breakfast is available to guests from 6 to 9:30 a.m. each morning. Families will find things like eggs, sausage, waffles, sausage, gravy, fruit and yogurt. Tables off the lobby or by the pool are great spots to enjoy your breakfast.
Or if you're in a hurry, pick up one of the Grab & Go breakfast bags that are available Monday through Friday and enjoy your breakfast while heading to the beach.
Coffee, tea and lemonade can be found in the lobby, too, for families to enjoy 24/7.
Planning & Tips
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Wi-Fi is complimentary to guests throughout the hotel.
The hotel is 100 percent non-smoking.
The tiny fitness center offers a treadmill and weight machines, along with a water bottle fountain. The fitness center is open 24/7.
The Art of Smart Timing
The high season runs from May through Labor as Chincoteague Island is a beach town. However, there are several fall and spring festivals that bring visitors to town, too.
The Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport, located in Maryland, is about an hour from the hotel and Norfolk International Airport is about two hours away. Driving to Chincoteague Island is a family's best option.
There are several restaurants and shops a short drive or longer walk away from the hotel. Families can walk or bike to the beach, as it's about 3 miles away. Driving to the beach is also an option and parking is available.
For Mom and Dad
Parents can enjoy the proximity the Chincoteague Museum, especially on a rainy day. The museum, where kids can learn about the island and maritime history, is located right next door to the hotel.