We've stayed here before and find it quite enjoyable. The building dates back to 1906 as I recall and has been updated with en-suite bathrooms in most of the guest rooms and fully furnished with period furniture and decor. Even off season, the price is a little steep but it's a wonderful place. In prime season the price is out of our reach so we must go elsewhere in those months.
When you reserve, you reserve a specific room and all rooms are different so be sure to read the website for the specific room info. They are all furnished and decorated in the early 1900's motif but are different sizes and have different bathroom configurations. Like many "period" B&B's some of the beds are quite high, requiring a step stool (1900's polished wood) to ascend to the bed top.
The rooms now also all seem to have an LCD TV (sometimes a small one) and wireless internet. However, finding someplace to plug in your lap top and all those chargers one is forced to carry around these days can be challenging.
The decor is wonderfully charming in the early 1900's Victorian style (if that's your thing). Very tastefully done and the entire establishment is brimming with nick-knacks and what not from the period - all very well done. Every time we stay there I wind up doing a double take on the cats curled up at the top and bottom of the front stairway. They are not real though even though they are very life like.
All the rooms have standalone, floor standing, A/C units vented through a nearby window in case needed. As we're only there off season we've never had a need to turn one on though. The regular heat is through radiators and is adequate and surprisingly quiet for such heat type (no rattling, hissing, or banging as I recall from such devices when I was in college in Boston). The rooms also each have a small space heater in case needed (we have yet to need one).
The Breakfast is served in a large dinning room (in period decor of course). The fare was good, but not great and also somewhat standard. I think though my wife and I were irrevocably spoiled by a B&B in Tacoma we stayed in many times where the hostess was nothing less than a 5 star chef who never ceased to surprise and delight us by creating something we'd never had before and invariably it was delicious - sadly the owners retired and sold it so I don't know what it's like now.
There is no off street parking available but all the streets in the neighborhood have curb parking. Unfortunately, many times (especially if you're returning late) it's hard to find an open spot. If you're a suburbanite you may want to practice your parallel parking skills before your trip as it will be put to good use on these narrow streets.
All in all, a wonderful place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This majestic 1906 Queen Anne mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, transports you to another time. The eight guest rooms (all with private baths) are each unique and emanate Victorian charm. Historic yet up to date, the rooms are air conditioned and equipped with telephones, cable TV, and high-speed wireless internet access. The parlors and dining room are comfortable, spacious, and decorated in period furnishings. ... more less
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