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The Hope And Glory Inn logo and link to web page
the front of the hope and glory inn
a dining patio at the hope and glory inn

The Hope and Glory Inn  is an extraordinary Irvington inn. It has been named “Top 100 in the World” twice and “Top 10 in America” an incredible five times! It perennially receives the highest ratings from America’s top three travel guides – Frommer’s, Fodor’s and Moon.

The Hope and Glory Inn was a historic (1890) schoolhouse that has graduated into a mega stylish Irvington hotel with six schoolhouse rooms and six quaint garden cottages. Additional Chesapeake Bay accommodations include four Carpenter Gothic vineyard cottages called “tents” (modeled after Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard). They can be found a bike ride away at their vineyard – The Dog and Oyster.

back yard gardens at the hope and glory inn
a bedroom at the hope and glory inn
the tides inn logo and link to their web page
Tides Inn Resort

What people are saying about The Hope and Glory Inn:


  • Southern Living Magazine -   “In this 1889 schoolhouse turned inn, the spa is called Recess, the restaurant is the Dining Hall, and (our personal favorite) the bar is Detention. Ever-present owners Peggy and Dudley Patterson pair fresh Chesapeake Bay oysters and soft-shell crabs with wines from their vineyard, The Dog and Oyster.  BONUS POINTS: Saturday afternoon cruises on the Faded Glory, with pourings of Dog and Oyster wines.”

  • USA Today - Eleanor Griffin, the Editor in chief of Cottage Living magazine named the cottages of Irvington’s Hope and Glory Inn as one of her “10 GREAT PLACES TO RENT A COTTAGE.” “For those looking to skip chain hotels and get off the beaten path,” Griffin picked ten “getaways with stunning views to pampering retreats, each promising something rare in mass market travel: a unique experience

  • Fodor's Travel Guide - names the Hope and Glory Inn a Fodor's Choice.  "These places are the best of the best".

  • Select Registry - designates the Hope and Glory as one its "distinguished inns of North America".

  • Travel & Leisure named as one of their “30 Great Inns in the US” and “Top 10 Coastal Inns”.

  • Frommer’s Travel Guide has awarded it with Three Stars - its highest rating - in  recent editions.



The Tides Inn quality standard has been noted by many awards and accolades. Those received in are:

  • "Top Resorts in the Continental U.S." Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards.

  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

  • Named #1 "Best Resort Marina, Southern Bay" and #2 "Best Restaurant for a Romantic Dinner" and #3 "Best Dockside Bar" by Chesapeake Magazine "Best of the Bay".  

  • Ranked among "Best Resort for the Whole Family" (#2) and "Most Luxurious Hotel" (#3) by Virginia Living "Best of Virginia.

  • 10 Best Water Sports Resorts,

Rooted in Irvington history and respectfully refined in 2020, the Tides Inn boasts nearly a half mile of waterfront vistas. The Resort is renowned for its Tides-to-Table cuisine at the recently revitalized Chesapeake Restaurant and poolside Fish Hawk Oyster Bar. Families and couples alike can take advantage of endless activities, like pedaling through the past on a fleet of cruiser bikes or interacting with local artisans at the new Maker Space. Amenities include a full-service spa, 18-hole championship Golden Eagle Golf Course, a 60-slip overnight marina, professional sailing school, crabbing children’s program and more. At the Tides Inn, guests enjoy nostalgia reimagined, a setting perfect for reconnecting and making new traditions.

updated restrooms at the fish hawk restaurant

Other Area Accommodations


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Flowering Fields B&B – White Stone

Full breakfast. Golf packages and fishing charters arranged. King, queen, and twin rooms.

Kilmarnock Inn – Kilmarnock

16 private guest rooms and suites, breakfast served each morning. Meeting room and event space. Walk to restaurants and shops. Wi-Fi.

Back Inn Time – Kilmarnock

A classic B&B. Features 4 rooms with private baths, AC, Wi-Fi, gourmet breakfast.

Best Western – Kilmarnock

67 modern guest rooms with 40-inch flat screen TV's, a complimentary full hot breakfast each morning and free Wi-Fi. Guests will enjoy the convenience of an onsite fitness center, laundry facility and relaxing in the Great Room adjacent to our lobby.


Inn at Levelfields – Lancaster

6 guest bedrooms. Rowing school, pool, library.


Belle Air Mansion and Guest House – Lancaster

Fully furnished waterfront homes at Belle Isle State Park. Mansion has whirlpool tub. Canoe and bicycles included.

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