It's a lovely property with delightful and very comfortable beds in a quaint town of Micanopy,Florida. (We saw quite a few rooms as the other guests had not arrived. )The third floor has one room without any windows! It's beautifully decorated, but small and claustrophobic.
We stayed in Mae's Room replete with a four poster bed.The old upholstered furniture needs to be vacuumed....especially the two red chairs. There was no real comfortable place to sit as the furniture was not really good for that. The bed was great! Very, very comfortable. The bathroom had a claw foot tub with a shower curtain if you just wanted that. I would suggest that their staff clean off the splatters of toothpaste on the wall directly next to the sink! There was also a glob of green, frothy stuff on the light.I can only hope it was some toothpaste. The small pictures in the bathroom need to be cleaned as well as the bathroom lamp.
We had requested a private "gourmet" dinner for two for $100.00. It was very disappointing. The physical area was lovely. It faces a beautiful garden.(I would recommend that the bird bath have water in it.) The table was set with candles.We were the only ones in the dining area. Our young waitress was sweet and helpful.I requested that the jazz music from the radio be lowered. It immediately was.
The first course was a very large platter of fruit, oven cooked brie and 12 small shrimps with cocktail sauce. The brie was delicious. The shrimp a little too warm for our taste and a bit droopy.The mandarin salad was very ordinary.. My husband enjoyed his minstrone soup. I chose a crab soup. They were fine. The main courses were not what we had hoped for. My salmon was dry. I didn't feel that the pork tenderloin was made that day! Both our vegetables (asparagus) were overly cooked with burned mushrooms and onions. The shocking buns that was served must have come from a Publix . Awful!
Desserts were yummy: keylime pie and freshly dipped strawberries with chocolate. The chocolate had just been dipped so it had not hardened. They only had a choice of a white Zinnfendel or a red wine. (The owner said, in the morning, there had been another white wine but they didn't know that!)
They could not bring us hot water for our tea.....twice! If you enjoy English breakfast tea, they don't have that.
The morning breakfast was very enjoyable.
I would recommend that anyone visiting kids at the University of Florida or Shands Hospital, stay in this property. It's a much better choice than all those usual hotels and only about a ten minute trip from Gainsville on I75. For the price, in my opinion, it's a better value as that full breakfast is included for 139.00. (Hilton was 119.00 with no breakfast.) I would just pass on the "gourmet" dinner for two.Take the time to meander around all the wonderful antique stores and enjoy the peace and quiet of sweet Micanopy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Herlong Mansion Historic Inn and Gardens is an Award Winning Bed and Breakfast and a member of Small Elegant Hotels Worldwide. Surrounded by ancient Magnolia trees and Oaks dripping with Spanish moss this Old World setting offers a peaceful sanctuary along with the Wide Verandas with porch swings and old fashioned rocking chairs. Southern Style Breakfasts and Southern Hospitality at its friendliest. Complimentary refreshments available at all times with Wine and Cookies in the evening. AAA rating 3 Diamonds and 4 Diamonds for bedding and furnishings ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Herlong Mansion b&b Inn
- Herlong Mansion Hotel Micanopy
- Herlong Mansion Bed And Breakfast Inn Micanopy, Florida