Set at the end of a leafy and charming street, by the water's edge and within strolling distance of the centre of lovely Beaufort, the location of this hotel is ideal. The rooms are well appointed and nicely furnished, and come with balconies and rocking chairs in which to relax.
We found the people who run the hotel to be friendly and charming and thoroughly enjoyed our two day stay here. I was actually close to rating our visit a five star affair and the only thing stopping us doing so was the breakfast. I have read several negative comments re the breakfast they serve here and wonder if the owners should drop the "famous breakfast" claim from their literature, as this perhaps raises expectations a tad too high.
Certainly if I was asked in advance to outline what a "famous breakfast" might include, I would likely list a selection of fresh fruits; cheeses and cold meats; sausages and hams and a choice of egg dishes. The reality is that the breakfast options here are limited by the microwave and, apart from French toast, the only hot item is the breakfast pie. As quiches go this is actually pretty good, and was fine for a couple of days, but I can't imagine having it every day for a week, and would certainly be craving some scrambled or poached eggs, or perhaps an omelette.
But back to our overall impression of the Beaufort Inn. It is areally nice hotel run by nice people and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beaufort Inn is the perfect place to relax in historic Beaufort, NC. We are located right on the water and in the heart of the historic district. During the day you'll enjoy walking down the streets lined with historic homes and beautiful gardens. You can pick up the perfect gift in one of the unique shops or enjoy fresh local seafood at one of the cafes or restaurants. You'll enjoy relaxing in the rocking chairs on your private balcony where you can watch the boats come in and see amazing sunsets or unwind in our extra large hot tub. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Beaufort Hotel Beaufort