This is not a ‘B&B’ – it’s just a ‘B’ (bed, but no breakfast served). For the price, they give you back a $7 coupon for a restaurant across the street where two normal breakfasts will cost you another $20 on top of the coupon. The restaurant (Vickie’s) is pretty decent, but if they had just given me back my $7 in cash we could at least have chosen a restaurant for breakfast on our own.
The whole place is pretty much self service, and we saw almost nothing of our hosts other than chance encounters in the hall. The owner spoke on her cell phone nearly the entire time she was checking us in. We had to fold up a rollaway bed left in our room (from the prior guests?) and push it against the wall to make room for a table and 2 stools, then go get the table and stools from the room across the hall ourselves. No amenities (soap, shampoo, etc) were in the room, but we did get a bar of Ivory soap on request. There was no bureau or even shelves to unpack clothes into – we stacked our stuff on a wooden bench in the back of the closet. We were in a basement room (Mogollon) and the windows were covered with old sheets as was the doorless closet. The mattress and box-spring were directly on the floor and the mattress was very soft and well worn, as were the bed clothes. When we came back in the evenings there were no inside lights left on. Someone prior to us had left a gooey mess on the top of a cupboard which was feeding down the inside corner through two shelves and dripping on the counter below. We mentioned it to the cleaning person on our second day and mentioned it again to the owner 3 days later when it was still dripping when we left. All of this could be viewed as 60's ‘charm’ if that’s what we were looking for and the price had been commensurate. All-in-all, this place has a long way to go to meet standards of B&B hospitality.
P.S.: Watch out for the bathroom floor – very slippery when wet and the rubber bath mat does not stay in place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come experience Silver City at the Gila House Hotel and Gallery400. We offer get away tour packages that feature historical tours of down town and local real estate listings. We are centrally located in the heart of downtown Silver City, walking distance to restaurants and shopping. We are the perfect choice someone considering relocating to Silver City. ... more less