Being unwilling to pay $200+ for a room in the modern wing, we got a discounted rate in the "historic" section. No bath in the room, but we did get a sink. Two single beds, reasonably comfortable, and a nice harbor view. Pretty much a throwback to 1940s accomodations.
Our room was above the bar and small restaurant. so a bit noisy before midnight. My wife had earplugs and I would recommend you bring a pair just in case a loud party is downstairs.
If the hotel is busy, sharing the bathrooms is a bit annoying, especially because they are not serviced that often (once a day, perhaps?). If you're staying upstairs, a trick is to head to the first floor where there are 2 more bathrooms and not many guest rooms.
Unlike other reports, the front desk staff we encountered were not particularly friendly, but reasonably helpful when prodded for information. On our first night, we did get a couple bottles of water, some granola bars and a piece of fudge -- all more than I would have expected. The owner seems to take some pride in the property. The lobby is pleasant and interesting, with lots of mounted animals.
Bottomline is that I would stay here again if it were significantly cheaper than other options.
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