Discover Virginia’s
Eastern Shore


find Us:

3761 S. Main St
Chincoteague, VA 23336

Call US:

(757) 336-3434
(877) 870-3434



find Us:

3761 S. Main St
Chincoteague, VA 23336

Call US:

(757) 336-3434
(877) 870-3434

About Us

Our unique family-owned and operated hotel has had the pleasure of hosting the island’s visitors since 1987. The Waterside Inn offers one-of-a-kind accommodations and prioritizes due diligence in the areas of guest relations and cleanliness – we aim to be exceptional and hold ourselves to the highest industry standards. Nestled amongst rose gardens and breathtaking sunsets overlooking the Chincoteague Bay, our property makes the perfect location for visitors looking to engage with the beauty and charm of the island!

 The private marina located at the Waterside is the perfect spot to view a rocket launch from Wallops Island or to cast a line in hope of snagging your favorite catch. We are a short walk or trolley ride to Historic Downtown Chincoteague where you can shop, dine, or take in a movie at the Island Theatre. For those looking to visit the island’s wild ponies, our property is roughly 200 yards from the Chincoteague Carnival Grounds where the annual Pony Swim and round-up festivities are held and only a 10 minute drive from the Assateague Island National Wildlife Refuge.


Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, let us be your Chincoteague Island destination!

Rooms at Waterside Inn

Our property offers 5 different types of rooms for you to choose from. All room types come complete with: a private waterfront balcony, a microwave, a mini refrigerator, in-room coffee and coffee machine, an ice bucket, Wi-Fi, an expanded cable TV package, an iron/board, a hair dryer, and a vanity-style bathroom with 2 sinks.

Ask about our adjoining rooms, cot services, and ADA accessible offerings.

The Diplomat Room

Looking to wake up to panoramic water views from the comfort of your bed? Our Diplomat Room might be for you! Complete with private balconies and large picture windows, these rooms are located closest to our pier and swimming pool, giving the guest the fullest access to the Chincoteague Bay’s splendor.

  • Private Balcony
  • King Bed
  • Daily In-House Breakfast included

Double Queen

Cozy, ground-floor rooms complete with a plethora of in-room amenities and private balconies with partial water views.

Double Queen

Spacious and amenity-equipped, these rooms are located along the first and second floors of the property and have unobstructed views of the Bay from their balconies.

Double Queen

Take a short ride in our glass elevator to these third floor, adult-only room offerings. Enjoy quiet, comfort-driven rooms with the most expansive views of the water and sunsets available at our property.


Located across all three floors of the property, these capacious room types boast full water views and are perfect for couples or single visitors.

For weekly and long-term rentals, consider our adjoining property, Sunset Hill Condos! 4 spacious condo units are located within a Victorian-style building, complete with 5 furnished porches that are perfect for taking in the island air and sunset views. The lower-level units comfortably sleep 8 guests while the upper-level units sleep 6. Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen and dining area.

Sunset Hill Condos

Sunset Hill – Units 1 & 2

  • 2 Bedrooms- 1 Double Queen, 1 Double Full
  • Living Room with Pull Out Sofa 
  • 1 Full Bath, 1 Half Bath

Sunset Hill – Units 3 & 4

  • 2 Bedrooms – 1 King, 1 Double Full
  • Living Room with Pull Out Sofa
  • 1 Full Bath, 1 Half Bath


Enjoy a host of amenities across our seaside haven! Free Wi-Fi is offered across the property and we have a small business station with printing available in the lobby. For your recreational needs, the property hosts: a heated, private waterfront swimming pool with deck area, a fitness center & indoor jacuzzi, a private 220’ foot fishing/crabbing pier & marina with boat slips & trailer parking, waterside grills & picnic tables, and 3 brand-new Selkirk-sponsored Pickle Ball courts with equipment available for free! Free grab-and-go breakfast is offered daily with rotating hot/cold menu options. Daily housekeeping, laundry services, and ice/vending machines are available at your convenience.


Indoor Jacuzzi



Grills & Picnic Tables

Pickle Ball Court

Fishing & Crabbing

Swimming Pool

And MANY more
      • Spectacular Sunsets
      • Hot & Cold Breakfast Items for Carry Out
      • Conference & Hospitality Room
      • Ample Boat & Trailer Parking
      • Glass Elevator
      • Beautiful Rose Gardens
      • 100% Smoke Free

What Our Customers Are Saying


“On my way home, I swung by Chincoteague and stayed here. As it was off-season and on a weekday, I got a great deal on the room price. The hotel was clean and well maintained. Check-in went well; the woman at the desk was helpful and friendly. The view of the sunset, from my top floor room and hot tub, was amazing.”

J. Thomas


“Loved the view from the balcony! We definitely enjoyed our stay here. The staff were all very friendly and our room was clean and comfortable. The to-go breakfast was pretty good too. We would absolutely come back to stay again.”

A. Todd


This is our second time staying here. Great staff and rooms. Water views are spectacular of the channel and bay. Sunset viewing right from your private balcony. Fishing and crabbing on the private pier and the pool is just perfect. We will be back again.”

S. Collison


I planned a vacation for my family to Chincoteague for two nights. I did hours of research to find exactly what I thought would fit us best, and I stumbled across Waterside. I booked a non-refundable two-night stay. We drove through the day and into the night, and showed up after the office has closed. The front desk worker saw us pull up and pulled back around to show me where they left my key and room information. We settled into our room at almost midnight, so I couldn’t see anything outside. When I awoke at 6:30am to seagulls and waves crashing, I was in absolute awe of what I saw. I had only paid for a parking lot view, but our room was right on the channel, just feet from the fishing pier. The staff were friendly and accommodating. They remembered me and helped me when I needed it. The room was perfect for my family of four, and I spent 75% of my time there overlooking the channel, eating amazing local food. This is the place to stay for sure, and I can’t wait to return.”

J. Dunlap

Seasonal Specials

All packages are based on 2 adults and 2 children 12 and under. $10 for additional person. Maximum of 5 guests per room. Not valid with any other offers, specials or discounts. All offers are subject to availability.


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