to write a negative review. I like to encourage small business owners. However, this experience was dreadful. This is not a bed and breakfast, it is a roadside motel. The rooms are oddly decorated with little plastic sconces and dimestore "art." I have stayed in youth hostels in the U.S. and guest houses throughout Asia and Southeast Asia. I am not a snob. But I do ask for pleasant accommodations. This room was not. For the price of over $100 a night, during the off season, I would at least expect a comfortable bed. This mattress was extremely hard. I imagine it hasn't been replaced for decades. A true bed and breakfast will offer guests a comfortable common area to curl up with a book, perhaps sit by a fire. This place's "common area" is really the family's TV room. When I stayed, the extended family was visiting. Grandpa in the La-Z-Boy, children playing on the floor. I was trapped in my room. I would have kept all this to myself, but I have seen other negative reviews, mentioning some of the same things I noticed, going back a few years. It is obvious that these owners aren't interested in improving their property -- they are counting on a steady stream of unsuspecting, one-time-only guests. Or perhaps they are really clueless about the character of a good bed and breakfast? I have also noticed that a negative review on this property is quickly followed by several positive ones, full of superlatives and exclamation points, and high numerical ratings that influence the average.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Heritage Manor Inn offers its guests friendly hospitality set in a peaceful countryside atmosphere. Accommodations include ?Romantic? Jacuzzi/Fireplace rooms and suites, ?Charming rooms, and spacious two bedroom town houses. All of our rooms include queen beds, private baths, cable TV, and air conditioning. Each morning a full buffet breakfast is served in our dining. Our newly remodeled heated indoor pool and whirlpool are great places to unwind, cool off, or take an evening swim. ... more less