We looked forward to our stay at Open Gates, but very disappointed in the condition of the room (Garden Room in the Carriage House) and lack of cleanliness. When trying to find an outlet for the laptop, I was shocked to see the filth behind the bedside table and headboard - very thick dust/dirt, even covering the wires - clearly had not been cleaned in a long time. The bathroom was in need of updating to the point that it felt dirty, rather than historic. We were charged extra for a toddler even though he slept with us and did not have breakfast. Although the website states they have free WiFi, it did not work in the Garden Room, nor did our cell phones (Verizon usually access everywhere). I was told to go outside - where one would get eaten alive by mosquitoes (not the fault of the Inn, but have never encountered so many mosquitoes..just trying to get into the car, it was filled with the things).
The one positive is that the bed was very comfortable.
I am sorry to leave a bad review - we do not usually review an Inn or Hotel unless we can give it 4 or 5 stars and I considered it carefully before writing this one, but this was so disappointing that potential guests should be warned.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Open Gates Bed and Breakfast, built in 1876 by a wealthy timber baron, is uniquely situated for nature-lovers, history buffs, birders, boaters, and outdoor enthusiasts wanting to experience one of the richest natural ecosystems in the world. We are a family run, nature-based business located in the small coastal village of Darien, Georgia. Located on historic Vernon Square, just one block from the shrimp boats on the Darien waterfront, Open Gates is surrounded by giant live oak and magnolia trees providing a private, relaxed atmosphere for your vacation getaway retreat, business trip or special event ... more less
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