Details for Holiday Inn Dinghy Dock

Holiday Inn Dinghy Dock

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Average rating 4.9 stars from 10 reviews

Address Solomons, MD


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

VHF channel

Web site

Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

$2 per day to land the dinghy. Cash only. If the office is not open there are envelopes on the door for use to submit payments.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


Floating dinghy dock is located at the shore end of two rows of fixed docks for larger boats - docks C and B on your left as you approach from the south. The dockmaster's cottage is located up the tiny hill at the shore end of the fixed piers.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: Plenty for dinghy.

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info: Dinghy dock is now nicely level, steady, and floating.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Dinghy access

Yes - This is it. Located between docks B and C.

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Welcome in indicated area for short stop. Take 'em with you when you go shopping.

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out




Yes - Take trash to dumpster behind hotel on the way to Woodburn's shopping area. No known recycling effort except for a dumpster for corrogated cardboard next to trash dumpster.





Yes - Great liquor store next to West Marine.


Yes - West Marine.


Yes - Lots! Great sandwiches, coffee, and goodies now available at Woodburn's.


Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Boat ramp availability


Yes - The Connector bus leaves from the public library on the hour, or shortly after, and goes across the bridge to St Mary's County, with access to Lowes, Target, Giant Grocery Store, Walmart. There's a discount if 60 or over, drivers are generally very helpful.

Other services


Reviews for Holiday Inn Dinghy Dock
reworked and great shape, 2017-09-15
Captain: , Annapolis (3379)

Dinghy dock has been up graded. Good access to some shops like west marine and a convenience store. It is over a mile to the grocery store.

Five Star Dock Master, 2017-09-09
Captain: , Groton, CT (365)

We had legal papers to process, John downloaded and printed
the four pages, and chased us down at the hotel lobby with
perfect copies, after a failed attempt the first time. Directed
us to a notary, and Post Office before they closed @ 12 AM
on Saturaday.

Dinghy Dock, 2015-10-14
Captain: , Strafford, NH (610)

Great spot to get the Route 5 bus for Walmart at the library, $2 per day.

Dinghy Dock Open, 2014-08-11
Captain: , Baltimore, MD (20)

Spoke with two fellows in the office. They said the dock is open, still $2.00/day, and said they knew nothing about it having closed.

Just a dock?, 2013-06-24
Captain: , Seattle, WA (60)

Nope. Here's a secret that I'm hesitant to give away, in fear that privledges will be taken away from too much abuse. After docking, and noting the little office doesn't seem to be open on weekdays, we went to the the Holiday Inn front desk and said "Hi, we're anchored out and just dinghied to your dock, do we pay you the $2, and also do you have public showers available for boaters?" Reply: "Nope, you can slip the $2 under the door of the office, and yes, here's a card to get into the shower" (which we noticed adjacent to the tiki bar).
So $2 not only gets you a dinghy dock (oh, and by the way the ramp appeared to be fixed, as it wasn't an issue for us), but also a refreshing shower in a very clean large bathroom (was labeled as a "roll-in" shower.) They even had the typical assortment of hotel bath products avail on the table. Then we enjoyed some drinks at the Tiki bar...

Convenient dinghy dock, 2013-05-16
Captain: , Gloucester, Mass. (799)

For $2/day you can land your dinghy, empty trash and acces the afore mentioned shops.

This trip the admiral had trouble climbing up on the fixed dock from the floating dock. We hope the Holiday Inn will reinstall the ramp that used to be there.

Great for making a grocery run, 2013-05-13
Captain: , Apex, NC (224)

The Dingy dock is floating, and the best place to get off your dingy if you are making a run for groceries. Since the old smaller grocer is out of business, you need to walk about 1.3 miles down the access road. This makes it over a 2.3 mile walk each way if you docked at the free town dock. The laughing Budda Resturant is close, and was a good choice for some lunchtime Chinese food.

Great facility, 2011-10-20
Captain: , Cape Elizabeth (494)

Easy access from the anchorage. The marina even drove us up to get propane at the Citgo station near the Food Lion supermarket.

Easy walk to West Marine through the parking lot to the SW corner by the cell tower. Had an excellent meal at the CD Restarant.

Best Dinghy Dock Price on the Bay!, 2011-09-21
Captain: , Full Time Cruisers (2244)

at $2 you can't complain. Fee is good for the whole day, come and go as many times as you wish for one flat rate - $2. Small amounts of trash may be brought ashore and disposed of in the large dumpsters to the right as you exit the marina. One dumpster is for cardboard only - don't mix trash in this dumpster.

Great price to hit West Marine/liquor store and more, 2010-08-03
Captain: , Melbourne Florida (4616)

Walk through the hotel parking lot, go to the back left corner, walk between corn field and pole barns and pop out right next to West Marine.

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