Need to know
Seventy-eight, including 26 suites.
Noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $268.00, excluding tax at 20 per cent.
Rates don't include breakfast (from US$10) or service.
A local jazz trio plays big band favourites in the dining room some evenings at the inn's much-loved jazz nights. Linden Spa offers massages for couples, exfoliation treatments, yoga classes and a steam room. Mr Smith can get a hydrating facial or pedicure.
At the hotel
Spa, gym, gardens, free-to-borrow bikes free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, preloaded iPod with dock, and CD/DVD player.
Our favourite rooms
We loved the claw-foot tub and the river views in Room 80, but the Waterfront Master Suite is the showstopper, with a vast sitting room, floor-to-ceiling windows and gorgeous personality-packed antiques.
Surrounded by blossoms and lined with flowerbeds, the infinity pool is open in the summer from May to August.
Break out the deck shoes to play captain and the high-powered binoculars for skipjack-spotting.
From April to November, a two-night minimum stays apply at weekends.
Although the hotel isn’t particularly geared towards wee ones, there's no charge to borrow cribs, beds for older children are US$50 and babysitting is available for US$15 an hour.
The inn is working to regenerate the oyster population with the help of oyster spat floats, and most vegetables and fish are sourced from the kitchen garden and nearby waters, respectively.