We were in town for a funeral, our first time to the area. Some of the group we were with decided to stay right down the road at the Colonial Inn. Prior to booking our hotel room, I did some research on TripAdvisor and found the reviews to be very poor for the Colonial Inn (out of 49 reviews, 23 were terrible). Of course it was cheaper to stay there, however in my opinion there are many more important qualities that I look for when locating a hotel. My number one concern is cleanliness! Plus, being a Hilton Honors member I always try to pick a Hilton hotel where ever we go. We were thoroughly impressed with this hotel. From the moment we walked in I could tell it was well maintained and the employees really cared about the property. Our room was large (we had a king sized bed), clean, quiet and comfortable. There was a hand written note left next to the bed that said “your duvet cover and sheets were cleaned for your arrival”. Obviously, the sheets’ being cleaned is a no brainer but the duvet being cleaned is much appreciated added touch! The hotel also has a salt water pool and a hot tub; unfortunately we did not have time to try them out. Our room had a refrigerator, microwave and a coffee pot. It also had a bench at the end of the bed, a winged chair and a desk. We stopped by the breakfast area on our way out and were pleasantly surprised at everything they had to offer. I went for the oatmeal (which was the real deal- homemade) and was not disappointed, my fiancée made an egg sandwich and he was just as pleased. They also had a waffle making station, 4 or 5 cereal choices, yogurt, fruit and muffins/toast. We ended up stopping by the Colonial Inn to visit other family staying there and all I have to say is we certainly made the right decision on the hotel, the poor reviews were dead on! I was more than willing to pay the extra money to have the amenities and cleanliness we had at the Hampton Inn. I asked the front desk at check out when the hotel was built; expecting her to say 2012 and she said 2010. I couldn't believe it, the hotel looked brand new! There are a few other options for hotels in the area but from what I can see this is by far the best pick. Overall, this hotel hit it out of the park and we would absolutely stay here again.
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