Built in the 1890s as a girls' finishing school, this Victorian mansion has a large comfortable parlor and guest rooms with such touches as painted cherub murals and, in some, wood-burning fireplaces. Burgundy brocade, lace, heirloom antiques, stained glass, and inlaid wood floors add lots of character throughout. Complimentary amenities include an expanded Continental breakfast, daily newspaper, weekday courtesy-car service to downtown, iPod docking stations, and afternoon tea and sherry. The versatile parlor, salon, boardroom, library, and covered outdoor courtyard make this a popular spot for weddings.
Oct 10, 2011
Reading fodors I had great expectations for this place as fodors usually leads me right. I changed my reservation to the weekend from the weekday on the phone, this ended up with my rate jumping 100%. Because I did not review in a timely manner (my fault I admit), and a 7 day cancellation policy, I got stock with a nasty bill. When I asked clerk to try to change I got laughed at and mocked given that $800 for a weekend is not in my budget. Breakfast
was disappointing (although poppee seed bread is worth a plate) Far from everywhere. Through reading and their website I was under the impression the wharf was nearby. Not well marked so that you may not easily find it (drove by twice). Windows are old so not much noise protection from the street. Easy access parking was great. Nice furniture... Rooms are large (what you are paying for) yet dark and not homely. Haunted by ghosts according to local tours (not kidding..a tour guide comes by everynight) For $400/night, you can do a lot better. If you get a cheap weekday special, then maybe go for it.