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Pecan Tree Inn
Ranked #1 of 8 Beaufort B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 September 2009

The check-in time for this B&B is between 3.00 and 6.00. We arrived at 5.45 after a 350 mile drive to find it locked up. There was a note on the door to say that the owner was out for a while and to call the phone number that was written on it. We walked the length of the town looking for a public telephone as a UK mobile doesn't work in the US. When we got back we asked the next door neighbour if there was a phone in the area and he kindly let me use his mobile but the number was unobtainable. He gave us a can of drink each and we sat on the porch of The Pecan Tree for about an hour. Some American guests came out and they tried the number for us and then realised that there was a three digit code to enter first. How were we meant to know that? Anyway, they left a voicemail message for the owner and let us in. We sat in the lounge for the best part of an hour before the owner, Dave, turned up. He was very apologetic and said that he had been on his boat and had left a deputy manager in charge. She had earlier sent away a couple with children thinking that they were us and had then cleared off. They weren't us and if they hadn't had children with them they would have been given our room.
The room itself left a bit to be desired. The towels were clean but had a musty smell to them as if they had been left damp for some time. In the bathroom there was black mould down the corners of the shower unit. The shower head was encrusted with salt deposits as if it hadn't been cleaned for a long time and the fittings were rusting. The pipework to the sink was covered in thick dust. There was a black mouldy patch developing on the wall and the paint was flaking. The room needed some serious work doing to it.
Dave is a very nice bloke but he does need to crack the whip with his staff and get the place sorted. I don't know what the other reviewers saw but it wasn't what we saw and compared with other B&B inns that we have visited in Virginia and North Carolina this was not amongst the best and was overpriced for what it was, but then Beaufort is a place where you need a fat wallet!

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2009

My husband-to-be chose Pecan Tree Inn after we spent time on a couple of occassions looking at the various offerings in Beaufort. I did not want to know where we would be spending our honeymoon and the Pecan Tree Inn was perfect!
Very relaxing, nice spacious room (Beaufort) with 4 poster open canopy bed. This room is bayed out so there is very little contact with room nextdoor and only on one side. Otherside is outside stairway from upper patio.
Dave was gracious and the selection of food outstanding! Even had seating outside.
I gave a 4 for cleanliness only because one of the robes was stained around the neck (yuck). Only other complaint would be the lighting from the hallway and one of the outside spotlights (both of which are necessary for safety reasons). I'm sensative to light and found my sleep disrupted even with the blinds drawn.
Cute place, old, great town, WONDERFUL food! Made friends on the upper pato while they fed the friendly squirrel and the squabbling blue jay and cardinal.
Oh, unless someone moved it, there is a restraunt journal in the room and we wrote up all the places we ate in, good and bad.
No in-room refridge. Ice is available. Wireless does work, tho phone (other than Verizon) is chancy.
Stronly recommend the Pecan Tree Inn
You will not be disappointed!
(oh, we also happened to find out after the fact that my sister and her groom stayed there, in the same room, for their honeymoon!)

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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dubuisson, owner at Pecan Tree Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2009

Thanks for the positive feedback. We have retired the offending robe. As for cellular service in the area, We have used Alltel and AT&T here for years with no problems.

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Reviewed 13 July 2009

After staying at the inn two years ago we had the bar set pretty high for our recent stay. Dave, Allison and staff surpassed our expectations. Great place, great location, great advise.

You will see us again.

Tom and Arlynne Lyon
Whispering Pines N. C.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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dubuisson, owner at Pecan Tree Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2009

Thanks, Tom. You've set the bar even higher!
Dave

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Reviewed 3 July 2009

Pecan Tree was the perfect place to stay. Nice quiet bed and breakfast with nicely appointed rooms and very accomodating host. Breakfast had a nice delicious assortment of breads, fruit and liquids. The front porch was available for outdoor dining. Two other porches were perfect for relaxing and enjoying the weather. Even on our departure day you are allowed to stay and enjoy the porches and even use the powder room to change shower etc. It is the perfect location for just dropping by the shops on Front street. We will be back.

  • Stayed: June 2009
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Reviewed 30 June 2009

I recently had a wonderful stay at the Pecan Tree Inn in Beaufort, NC after reading great reviews on TripAdvisor. (Also, they were the only establishment to respond to my email request for additional info.) I found the Pecan Tree Inn to be very accommodating and provided a nice variety of breakfast items that fit into my low-carb diet. Complimentary sodas are always available to guests, the atmosphere was very relaxing and parking behind the inn was excellent. A dinner recommendation by the innkeeper, Dave, at Aqua was fantastic. I will definitely stay here again when I am in town again in the fall!

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 June 2009

We just returned from our first visit to Beaufort and had a delightful stay at the Pecan Tree Inn. Our room, one of seven in the inn, was bright, clean and very comfortable. We were served a delicious continental breakfast each morning, with baked goods prepared in-house by the innkeeper. There are three comfortable porches perfect for reading or relaxing. The inn has a great location, just a 1/2 block from the waterfront and very close to excellent restaurants. We recommend it highly.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 June 2009

The Pecan Tree Inn is a beautiful historic bed and breakfast that is large enough to afford privacy but has cozy public spaces to relax in. The room was clean, and the host was attentive and available without being intrusive. In addition, he was kind enough to bake gluten-free breads for breakfast as my wife's diet requires. The breakfasts included a variety of seasonal fruits and fresh baked breads - excellent. Parking was convenient. The Inn is in an old seaport town, about a block from the docks, quiet but within easy walking distance of several excellent restaurants. We enjoyed five nights there. Dave was an excellent host. This was our second stay there, and we plan to return.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Address: 116 Queen St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2214
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Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Beaufort
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Beaufort
Price Range: £134 - £190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pecan Tree Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your Crystal Coast Getaway, Beaufort, North Carolinas most popular and romantic B&B since 1991, the Pecan Tree is in the heart of the Beaufort Historic District, just a few steps from the yacht harbor and across the street from Beaufort Grocery Co. and Blue Moon Bistro, with in walking distance to restaurants, shops, museums and the famed historical sites. Renowned for its hospitality, the Pecan Tree has seven gracious rooms and ample porches for rocking and socializing. Open year-round! ... more   less 
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