We recently enjoyed a charming stay overnight at the Munroe Inn. The property is beautifully restored and decorated, with period-appropriate Victorian pieces -- a bit fussy, but in context, what belongs in an inn of this vintage. It is conveniently located within a few blocks of downtown and the river.
We stayed in the Florence room, which is ample in size with a very comfortable king bed. The bed linens were crisp and clean.
The en suite bathroom, however, is not of comparable comfort or ambience -- a very small room (obviously at one time a closet, as the room has none), with a claw foot tub occupying about 80% of the space, encased with shower curtains all around, and modified with a shower attachment with a fixed shower head set at about 5'6" from the ground. Virtually no space on the pedestal sink or elsewhere for laying out toiletries, etc. The bathroom was spotlessly clean, however.
Also, there was some sort of heavy floral scent that had been sprayed or otherwise disseminated throughout the interior of the inn, which I found unpleasant (I could even smell it on the down pillows, as the down had evidently absorbed the perfumery). There was, nonetheless, a musty odor in the bathroom not masked by the floral air freshener.
Melanie and David had unexpectedly been required to leave town, and their daughter was subbing for them. I am sure she tried her best but the breakfast was just ok. From reviews on these pages, I understand that breakfast is ordinarily a highlight of the stay. (The 4* rating that I've given, thus omits any downgrading based on our breakfast as I think it would be unfair to include what was evidently an aberrational experience.)
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