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


“Waterside Inn is the perfect place to stay for your Chincoteague vacation. The views are amazing. Balcony overlooked the Channel for sunset views. Friendly staff. Local owner at the desk to assist you. Delicious hot breakfast. There is an outdoor pool overlooking the channel. There is a private pier to fish from or sit and enjoy the view. Convenient to walk to shops and restaurants downtown or the Carnival grounds. Highly recommend! Room was clean with a microwave and refrigerator and bed very comfy.”



“From the time we made reservations until we checked out, all the staff were friendly and helpful, good “ole Southern Charm”. It was a pleasure to stay there. The rooms had a gorgeous view. The room above us must have had a child that was running all over the room. We asked to change and they did so with no problems even though the hotel was full. We stayed for the Island’s Death by Chocolate Weekend and the Waterside had best display with chocolate fountain. A great weekend. We will stay there again.”



“This is our favorite hotel on Chincoteague! The rooms are so clean and well-appointed. The beds are comfortable, too. Love having the balcony with a view of the bay! So peaceful to sit there and enjoy the quiet atmosphere and the seagulls flying by. They offer a full breakfast and the staff are so nice and greet you with a smile. They make you feel like family. Donna Mason has done such a wonderful job in establishing such a positive environment!”

Robert A


“During our week-long stay at the Waterside Inn the friendly, professional staff made us feel so welcome and at home. Breakfast was cheerfully served, including lots of choices. Our room was spotlessly clean. Views from our balcony were beautiful over the water. Seabirds flew by, calling to their mates. The owner grows the most amazing collection of roses that adorned the property. Altogether, a calm, lovely, relaxing place to stay.”


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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