My husband and I had the good fortune to stay at the Taylor House Inn in the historic district of Wilmington, NC for four nights. Our host , Scott, was attentive to our every need from the first phone call to place our reservation to welcoming us to the inn, showing us around the house and sharing information about Wilmington attractions and eateries. Our room, named Peace, was lovely in every respect, clean, comfortable bed, quiet and had a private bath. The only negative was the relative small size of the shower, but it is an antique home and we were happy to have a private bath. Scott's breakfasts were great and we rarely needed lunch they were so filling, so we could splurge on some fabulous restaurants in Wilmington and nearby Southport. Little extras, like sweet tea served in the upstairs hallway in the afternoon, and chocolates in the bedroom were greatly appreciated. Breakfast is served at nine, somwe made an early walk each day to Port City Java in downtown Wilmington, although Scott leaves coffee out at 8am.
We hope tomsomeday return to this lovely inn. We have stayed in many b&bs and this was one of our very favorites.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This Historic home is on a quiet one-way brick paved residential street, just six blocks up from the Cape Fear River in Historic downtown Wilmington. Upon arriving, there is a lovely front porch with rocking chairs and swings to pass the day in and catch the cool breezes coming off from the river. Entering this lovely home, you will be in a twelve foot high foyer with original woodwork and stained glass windows on the staircase. There are two homey and comfortable parlors to sit in, to read or play board games or just to sit listen to the classical music that is continuously playing. The formal dining room is where the candlelight full hot seated gourmet breakfasts are served every morning. Fine antiques and art are abound in the is lovely home. Upstairs there are five bedrooms, all with their own private bathrooms. The names of the rooms are; Love, Joy, Peace, Tranquility and Serenity. Love and Joy are rooms with King-size beds and private baths with both showers and claw foot soaking tubs. Tranquility is a lovely room with a Queen-size bed and a private bathroom with both a shower and a claw foot soaking tub. Peace and Serenity, have Queen-size beds and modern bathrooms with stall showers. This is a lovely place to stay for your lodging needs. Among the extra amenities; there is an early morning coffee service delivered just outside your door, central heat and air, ceiling fans over each bed, freshly ironed sheets, chocolates and fresh flowers in your room. Truly, a lovely place to get away from your everyday concerns and worries. ... more less