When I booked my room for my stay during the Bourbon festival, I was told that during the festival there will be music in the bar so it will be noisy (as you can hear the music in the room). I stood in the Washington Irving Suite which is directly over the bar. I said that's ok, I figured a little noisy wouldn't be too bad. Ha!!
Noisy isn't even the word for it.....more like they were trying to break the sound barrier. Totally crazy it sounded as if the band was right in the bedroom with speakers that are needed for maybe a very large arena!!! I had the TV volume up to 100 and still couldn't hear it through the music.
Cleanliness is not their forte....the second day I go to the front desk and say don't you make the beds and take away the dirty towels....they respond oh the girls don't like to go into the bedrooms they don't want to be accused of stealing...???...but we will have someone come and take the dirty towels away. Nope didn't happen. So next day I tell them well now there are 2 days worth of dirty towels in the bathroom. I call the manager and she says oh if you want your room cleaned and sheets changed you have to let us know....whoever heard of such a thing not me....so I say of course I want my sheets changed and at least clean the bathroom.
Continental breakfast is included but is only served between 9am and 10am...and on Fri, Sat and Sun a full breakfast is included. So on Friday morning we go down for the full breakfast...we thought we would be choosing from the menu....NO they bring you out a dish with a spoonful of scrambled eggs, 2 slices of bacon, a slice of tomatoe, 2 biscuits and gravy that looked like glue. Terrible we could't even eat it, we both don't eat scrambled eggs and the biscuits tasted uncooked and we wouldn't even touch the GLUE. We left and went down the street to Mammy's and had a good breakfast.
The only good thing about this place is its location. Right in the middle of the town, not that the town is very big with lots to do....NOT.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic Inn and restaurant. Stay where the likes of The James Gang, Abraham Lincoln, and General George S. Patton have visited. You will find a vast amount of history in this building. Enjoy the world's oldest bourbon bar and eat great southern cooking in our restaurant. Full breakfast is included. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Old Talbott Tavern Hotel Bardstown