The room we had was spacious. The location is close to some tourist shops and acceptable restaurants. It is also fairly close (within about 40 minutes) of several wineries. The internet price we got was on par with the chain brands.
But.... No way is it a 4 star hotel as described by Travelocity. This is a family run business with some quirks.
Here's the rant...
There is NO security. The rooms use metal keys for access. If you check out and the owners don't happen to be around, there's no secure key-drop. You leave the keys at the unattended desk.
The door to our room in the 'newer' section of the inn had no sill or seal around it. One could easily stand on either side of the door jam and look around the door through the cracks. You could actually stand in the hallway and see the bed with the door closed!
While I approve of disinfectants, our room smelled strongly of chlorine bleach. And, there were two light bulbs out in the bath. The dated shower-tub has very high walls. If you have any problems with your hips or knees, this will cause you problems. The bath is straight out of the 70's.
The selection at the breakfast buffet is pretty weak. As well, the owners water their dogs from it. This may seem fine to you dog lovers. But, there's a reason your vet checks your pets for parasites. I don't want dogs being watered from my drinking water source in the area where I eat.
The free wireless internet is slow and has a very week signal. Don't count on using Netflix or doing any serious downloads. There's a meager selection of old videos for free in the lounge, but no books.
Our room was on the front of the building and we got a lot of road noise at all hours.
Next time we're in Cambria, we'll try a different place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A famed Cambrian landmark dating back to 1865, The Rigdon House showcases impressive two-room suites with more than 600 square feet of comfortably elegant space, our suites offer guests all the comforts of home. Family suites provide parents and their children uncompromising comfort with private bedrooms and cable TV. Located in the beautiful village of Cambria, The Rigdon House is a delightful hotel, set in the midst of fine dining, shops, and unique galleries. Indulge yourself with the timeless historical elegance of one of the most celebrated hotels in Cambria. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Burton Hotel Cambria
- Burton b&b