Lots of youthful enthusiasm backed by some big investments in creating a really neat hotel. The name is highly appropriate in that it meshes perfectly with the decorating/furnishing style: The original use for this building in the 19th century was for two businesses--a mortuary and a hardware store. The rooms are spartan yet cute. No air conditioning as of yet because the owners were duped into buying portable "swamp coolers" which don't work in the eastern half of the country. They'll probably buy window air conditioners for 2013. There were a few other bugs in the setup as well, such as our shower wouldn't get quite as hot as I'd prefer and the outlet on one wall wasn't wired up right. The food in the restuarant was very good and the service was delightful. WiFi worked fine. I look forward to visiting again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel at Morguen Toole provides guests with a unique experience that isn't found anywhere else. The huge brick building was built in the late 1800's as a morgue and tool shop. The current owners bought the sadly neglected building in 2011 and have restored the beauty and history. The lodging is primarily on the 3rd floor and include everything from hostel style bunks to elegant 4 room suites. ... more less