From the outside the Inlet Inn looks like a quaint B&B, but don't be fooled. Inside it's a Holiday Inn. The price is good for a large room but there is no dining room for guests. Rather, you call on the phone in the morning and a maid delivers a tray with a pitiful "breakfast" to your room. We thought B&B meant a breakfast of eggs, bacon and homemade baked goods. What we got was a miniature bagle and a muffin--both the kind that you buy in large quantitieds at COSTCO or a grocery store. Even the orange juice was low grade processed stuff. You make your own coffee in your room.
On the plus side the location is on Front Street, the road that skirts the shore, so very convenient. At least the towels were fresh and not ratty like I've seen at other hotels. The bathroom floor was hairy, however. When I called 0 for room service I got no answer so I went down to the front desk. The attendent had me call back Barbara, the maid, from the parking lot as she was leaving. They call this service?
If you want a Holiday Inn at a Holiday Inn price, the Inlet Inn will work. If you want a real B&B, look elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a small family owned waterfront hotel in downtown historic Beaufort with great views of the harbor. We have 36 rooms divided among three floors. Our first and second floor waterfront rooms have king beds and private balconies to relax and enjoy the warm summer breezes. Some of our first floor waterfront rooms have wood burning fireplaces for the chilly winter months. Our third floor rooms have two queen beds and a large bay window seat perfect for watching the wild horses and traveling mariners. We also have some non-waterfront rooms as well as one room with a king bed and two twin beds, but with no balcony, perfect for larger families. Included with your stay is a small continental breakfast with warm muffins, bagels, and orange juice with coffee upon request. We deliver to your room or breakfast can be enjoyed in our third floor widows walk lounge. However don't hesitate to try many of our great downtown Beaufort dining locales, all within a few blocks of our location on the waterfront. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Inlet Inn And Conference Center
- Inlet Hotel Beaufort