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“Perfect Valentine's Weekend”
Review of Simon Kenton Inn

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Simon Kenton Inn
Ranked #1 of 5 Springfield B&B and Inns
Xenia, Ohio, United States
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9 reviews
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“Perfect Valentine's Weekend”
Reviewed 17 February 2013

My girlfriend setup a weekend at the Simon Kenton Inn for the two of us to spend Valentine's Day weekend together this year. Upon arrival for our dinner reservation, we were greeted promptly and courteously by each and every member of the staff. The dining area was cozy and romantic, perfect for a Valentine's Day dinner with the one you love. The food was cooked to perfection, the wine selection was fantastic (who doesn't love Apothic Red?), and the staff was very attentive and accommodating. After a wonderful meal, we headed back to the Virginia Hunt suite. Let me start by saying that I was expecting no more than a comfortable retreat for the night and I was blown away. For a small room, the room was immaculate. The sleigh bed was perfect and comfortable. The room felt very spacious for such a small area. The jacuzzi was much better than expected and very relaxing/romantic on such a cold, February night. What more could you ask for?! Even during the breakfast service in the morning, the staff were very polite and kind and made you feel more than comfortable. This will definitely be a place on our list of frequent visits in the future. Two thumbs way, way up! If you're looking for a weekend retreat with your sweetheart, this is a great home away from home right in your backyard. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: The Virginia Hunt Suite was a fantastic choice!
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Columbus, Ohio
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111 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2012

We found info about the Simon Kenton Inn while doing an online search for B&Bs in Ohio. It looked nice, and the amenities sounded very nice. The reviews on Trip Advisor were mostly favorable, so we decided to try it out. Unfortunately, our experience was not good at all. I am not sure if the individuals who gave it rave reviews have not experienced true luxury B&Bs or not, but our experience was not favorable. Below are the pros and cons from our experience:

Pros:
~Food is EXCELLENT! The owner's strengths of this inn are in her food
~Provided good customer service in the restaurant and at breakfast
~No bed bugs
~Ample parking
~Simon Kenton House was decorated well and provided a historic and romantic atmosphere

Cons:
~Room was small and dusty
~Bed was very uncomfortable
~Hairs and dust throughout bathroom
~Satellite TV unreliable
~Several light bulbs out in bedroom & bathroom
~Towels had stains on them
~Water had a bad odor
~Not one person throughout our stay asked us how our accommodations were, not even the owner
~Furniture looked worn out & old (not antique, just old)

If you are looking for a luxury B&B to get away from it all, avoid this one. It is a great place to visit for dinner or Sunday brunch, but you are better off staying at home than spending the night here.

Room Tip: Go for the food, not for the night!
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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sarasota
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Reviewed 25 September 2012 via mobile

My family ( 6 adults and a 2 year old ) stayed there while visiting my grandparents for their 50th anniversary. We stayed in the cottage and it was spacious enough that we all felt comfortable. The owner and staff were very accommadating and made every attempt to fulfill any requests that we had. Homemade breakfast was provided every morning ( which was delicious ). I would highly recommend this place to anyone that happens to be in the area.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Masaryktown, Florida
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

The Simon Kenton Inn a Bed and Breakfast located between Urbana and Springfield, Ohio is a joy. My family of 7 (including a small child) stayed there in July, we rented the cabin located on the property. The cabin was clean, comfortable and spacious. Our daily breakfasts at the Inn were delicious and generous. Spent days playing board games under the magestic shade tree. Our 22 month old roamed freely and safely on the grounds. Evenings could be spent in our quiet cabin or at the Inn listening to music, enjoying a cold beer or an assortment of wines. Though we never ate a dinner at the Inn, the food looked great and I heard nothing but raves about the taste. Many kodos to Theresa who is the owner and operator on the Inn. We will make this our place to stay when visiting this area !!!

Room Tip: The cabin is seperate from the Inn and gave us the family privacy we so wanted. Rumor is in a few ye...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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44 reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

We stayed 2 nights at the Simon Kenton Inn and had dinner there two nights and loved it. We had a king room in what they call the Barn and it was very nice. You could park right outside your door and that made it nice. We brought friends that we knew from college (Wittenberg University there in Springfield) out one night and it was so easy for conversation and we had lots of attention from the wait staff. The bar area is very nice and we enjoyed a glass of wine before dinner. The owner is on property and it was great talking with her and learn how she rehabbed this place into a lovely inn. I would recommend it to anybody visiting in the area!

Room Tip: I believe any area would be nice to stay in. It is just a nice property overall!
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Bhende
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Dayton, Ohio
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55 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2011

We had our Christmas dinner party for our company there! The grounds are beautiful and the new bar area is great. Food was great too! Everyone in our group (30) commented on how nice is was. We did not stay over, just ate there!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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Eaton, Ohio, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2011

My son and his wife had their wedding hosted by them. The place they had(the springfield house) was not prepared for the wedding, rooms were locked, and no place to get ready. They did try to help and were very nice, but it was still lacking and frustrating. We move to Simon Kenton to finish the rehersal and were put outside, cold and dark. The food at the reception was tough. We had a wonderful wedding dispite this and there shortcomings and it was not worth the money for the hassle that we recieved. This was the last wedding between the two companies and I feel they took their problems out on us. We deserve a refund at the very least and an apology. It should have been taken care of before we arrived difference or not. We should not have even known there was a problem with the two companies. A couple wanting to have a great event didnt need this. With limited budget they were expecting a little more professionalism. Your a big company, they deserve there money back. Mother of the Groom

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Simon Kenton Inn
Address: 4690 Urbana Rd, Springfield, OH 45502-9503
Region: United States > Ohio > Springfield
Amenities:
Kitchenette
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Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Springfield
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Simon Kenton Hotel Springfield
Simon Kenton Inn Springfield, Ohio

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