Eastern Shore Hotels Near Capacity - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Eastern Shore Hotels Near Capacity

Updated:

GRASONVILLE, Md.- Phones were ringing off the hook and there were lines of people checking into Eastern Shore hotels as people were crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in search of a place to stay after last Friday night's severe storms left some without power.

"Everything was booked on that side of the bridge so we decided to come to this side of the bridge," said Karen Smith of Glen Burnie, Md.

"I lost power Friday night and it just became unbearable to stay there with out any air conditioning so I came over here," said John Merritt of Annapolis, Md.

Merritt spent the last two nights in a hotel. He is now on his way back home to Annapolis, hoping his power has returned.

"We were told that hopefully the power will be back on by Tuesday, so I am going to go back to my apartment and see if the power is back on or not," said Merritt.

Marc Lacoste, who is the general manager of the Best Western in Kent Narrows, said business has been booming.

"We're happy to have the business but we'd rather have the business for people that are coming for a good reason, travel, vacation," Lacoste said. "But we are glad we are here to assist them and help out."

Due to a busy week, the Best Western had to turn away more than 100 people, and unlike many other hotels, it accommodates pets as well.

"I think it definItely helps," Lacoste said, adding, 'You definitely see an increase because we do take pets."

Hotels were anticipating a slow week with the Fourth of July landing on a Wednesday but due to power outages, a lot of hotels fared better than usual. Power was restored in Annapolis, but it is going to be a  few more days before electricity returns to the areas surrounding Washington.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Dover Business Owners Sound Off During Downtown Tour

    Dover Business Owners Sound Off During Downtown Tour

    09/25/2017 19:37:00 -04:002017-09-25 23:37:00 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 8:17 PM EDT2017-09-26 00:17:59 GMT
    Erin Thwaite, owner of Bel's Boutique in Downtown Dover, talks with City Councilman David Anderson about running a store in Downtown Dover.Erin Thwaite, owner of Bel's Boutique in Downtown Dover, talks with City Councilman David Anderson about running a store in Downtown Dover.
    DOVER, Del. --- Dover business owners on Monday gave their thoughts on conditions in the downtown area during a tour by city officials and members of the Downtown Dover Partnership.The Monday morning tour was aimed at getting feedback from local businessMore
    DOVER, Del. --- Dover business owners on Monday gave their thoughts on conditions in the downtown area during a tour by city officials and members of the Downtown Dover Partnership.The Monday morning tour was aimed at getting feedback from local businessMore
  • Dover Man Arrested for Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

    Dover Man Arrested for Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

    09/25/2017 18:48:00 -04:002017-09-25 22:48:00 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 7:01 PM EDT2017-09-25 23:01:30 GMT
    Courtesy of the Milford Police Department Courtesy of the Milford Police Department
    Milford Police arrested a Dover man after finding drugs in his car during a traffic stop.More
    Milford Police arrested a Dover man after finding drugs in his car during a traffic stop.More
  • Local Sports Fans React to NFL Protests

    Local Sports Fans React to NFL Protests

    09/25/2017 18:40:00 -04:002017-09-25 22:40:00 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 6:41 PM EDT2017-09-25 22:41:57 GMT
    NFL players across the country linked arms and kneeled down on one knee - all to take a stand against President Donald Trump and a statement he made last Friday.More
    NFL players across the country linked arms and kneeled down on one knee - all to take a stand against President Donald Trump and a statement he made last Friday.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices