I really wanted to love my stay here. Like I really, really wanted too. I love to stay in historic hotels and often overlook what most travelers would dislike. I would even go as far as to say that I would love to try this property out again just a very different room. This review is solely for room 7 and its condition. The room is in desperate need of maintenance. First off, there is one person who does the housekeeping and front desk duties and the owner. My boyfriend and I arrived early to see if we could check in. It was about 1 pm. I used to work in the hotel industry, so I wasn’t too bothered when they housekeeper/front office guy said that the rooms weren’t ready. We went to get something to eat and then checked in.
Once we were all checked in we went to our room and noticed right off the bat it was very dirty. The comforter and sheets were mismatched looked very old and worn. There was a partial hole in the ceiling which wasn’t filled in very well. The carpet looked as if it was 100 years old and also the bed skirt and mattress were very questionable with hair (pet?) and stains (food?). The one thing that looked very clean was the bathroom which blew me away. The old fashioned pull chain toilets were cute too. My only complaint about the bathroom was that the shower curtain liner should’ve been changed out because little specks of mold were starting to grow. The sink is actually in the middle of the room and the TV had decent channels. The windows were old and dusty and we couldn’t pull up the blinds. The towels were provided in a basket and those were reasonably clean. I really truly want to believe that this room is in the condition it is in because it is room with lowest rate ($88 w/ tax). As we were walking around the hotel we did notice that there were other rooms that looked nicer and much cleaner. Nothing too crazy happened during our stay. I felt as if someone bumped into the bed which woke me up. I also heard a music box playing and then saw the key that was hanging on the armoire swinging back and forth. It also sounded like (both my boyfriend and myself heard this) gunshots were fired in the street in front of our hotel at 3 am. That was all of our ghostly experiences.
Another reason I would love to come back here is to visit the bar! The bartender, Jess (or Jessie?), was great! She made a stiff drink and was great to talk too. We had a great time and the fried zuccini isn't bad either! I would love to give this place another try and stay in room different from #7! I really hate to give bad reviews but I hope the management sees this as constructive. Hopefully, this property can get a little more maintenance in the areas it needs because it has great potential!
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