Upon arrival at the Aberdeen Inn, I was far from impressed. While the location is convenient to Asheville's downtown attractions, the part of town is a little precarious, to say the least. You have to drive through run down converted apartments, zig zag past trash and dumpster filled curbs, and hope that locking your car doors at night would keep it safe enough. Broken flower pots greeted us on the front porch, and stayed there for the remaining of the weekend.
The room was tidy enough, but far from spacious. While giving the bathroom a once over, which was an extremely tight squeeze, I discovered mold in the shower curtain and hair in the drain. Needless to say it was a showerless weekend. The inn keepers were entertaining out of town friends, and after returning from dinner both Friday and Saturday nights, we found the parlor occupied by them and the wine bottles empty. So my friend and I were forced to try and relax in our tiny room, while her small infant was sleeping. When asked if Tom, the inn keeper would mind heating up the baby's milk for a mere 20 seconds, he sighed quite loudly and snorted "I guess...."
Both nights we were awoken by the water cooler in the upstairs hallway near our room. Every time a guest creaked down the wood floor to get water, the cooler would glug glug loudly and wake us up. Upon checkout, our bill totaled over $360 and Tom said that we could add any extra to that for the house keeping!!! What house keeping??!!??
The only positives I have about this Inn is that the inn keepers gave great suggestions about where to eat for dinner, good directions for traveling to downtown, and they went above and beyond to entertain THEIR personal guests. I cannot get over the fact that we payed $170 a night for mildewed shower curtains, false promises for wine, cramped sleeping quarters, and common areas that we were unable to use. I was shocked that there were not any other reviews like this for the Inn, and hope that someone takes this to heart when considering the Aberdeen Inn. Please, DO NOT consider the Aberdeen Inn.
- Also Known As:
- Aberdeen Bed Breakfast