My husband & I just celebrated our 1 year anniversary on August 6th. We wanted to get away for a few days without the kids so I went searching for an adult only hotel or resort. First I came upon the Pocono's which was way out of our price range. After some searching on Google & TripAdvisor I found the Inn of the Dove in Bensalem, PA. A lot of the rooms are pricey so we went with the Deluxe Suite (we were room 112) which was the cheapest. I booked it through the Inn of the Dove website & it stated there would be a $100 deposit charged to my card. They only charged $50 (maybe because it was one of the 'cheaper' rooms.. I'm not sure). We live about 3 hours away & had to leave after my husband got out of work, so we didn't arrive til about 9:30pm. Since it was dark, the location seemed sort of iffy. It's on a dead end road & didn't seem real well lit. We checked in (easy process) & were given a map of where to find our room. The grounds seemed nice.. there's a pretty gazebo in the middle of all the suites. It was HOT out that day so it was nice to walk into our nice, cool air conditioned room. The Jacuzzi was clean & there were towels, bubble bath & body lotion (Bath & Body Works!) set along side it. The knob to turn on the jets was in an unfortunate location though since we had to get out of the Jacuzzi to turn it on. Not that big of a deal though. The bed was huge & nicely made, on it were two long stem red roses with a Dove chocolate bar. The bed was very hard though! To me it wasn't that big of a deal, I actually slept really good.. but my husband has a bad back so it was a big hard for him to get comfortable. We paid for the anniversary package so upon getting to our room we found a small round cake that read "Happy Anniversary" complete with candles, a pack of matches, 2 paper plates, a few napkins & plastic knives & forks. There was another small candle next to it & a bigger jar candle next to the Jacuzzi. There were champagne glasses on the wet bar next to the ice bucket. I must have misread somewhere because I thought we would get a complimentary bottle of champagne but we didn't. In the mini fridge we found 4 cans of soda & 2 bottles of water. When we travel we usually bring our own drinks & snacks but it was still nice to have some cold drinks ready for us. There were also 2 packs of cookies on top of the wet bar. Housekeeping came the next morning & replenished the soda & water. The shower with the 2 shower heads was nice, except my husband noticed a tiny bit mildew. He also noticed a couple spiderwebs in the bathroom & I found tiny black ants on the wet bar & in the bathroom on the counter. The second night we were there we were relaxing after having a huge dinner. We tried turning the tv on but the remote wasn't working. We called the front desk & within a half hour someone came & brought 2 new batteries for it.
This hotel is close to a lot of things. There are a ton of restaurants within a 5-10 minute drive. We had breakast at Nifty Fifty's & while it wasn't *the* best breakfast ever, it was still pretty good & for the two of us it was under $15. For dinner we ate at Texas Roadhouse & are never disappointed in their food! During the day we ventured off & went to Point Pleasant beach which was about an hour drive.
Overall it was a great stay & I think there's a good possibility we'll go back. I'd love to see the suite with the pool but knew it was probably taken or else I would have asked to see it quick before checking out.
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