Our trip was to be the last for a while, intended to be a romantic getaway for a few days to relax and enjoy each other. What we found prevented that from coming to fruition. The inn keeper (Al) is a very nice and charming man. He was polite and hospitable, even offering to buy us a bottle of wine (we don’t drink at the moment) and instead bought us lunch. We thought that this was a very nice gesture. That’s about where the good part ends. We found the rooms VERY DUSTY and dingy. Bugs in the corners, water stains on the walls from the air conditioner, stained carpets, a strange smell in the air (I'm guessing from the mold that was growing due to the air conditioner leaking). We couldn't use the ceiling fans because they were so caked in dust. If we had turned them on we would have been dealing with a dust storm. Even the beds were dusty. We shook out the covers before we got into the bed, we could see the dust in the air. We gave it a go on the first night, trying to be good sports about it. We got through the night, not sleeping much because of the PIANO BAR directly underneath our room. They quit about midnight. Oh, and a train comes through town on the hour every hour throughout the night, blowing its horn the whole way through. We went out and had our day. We got done with our activities and realized we had to go back at some point. We didn't want to. We knew it was gross. We even had our room changed, it didn’t help. We were just that uncomfortable. Now I'm pretty reasonable. I know that the hotel doesn’t own the train, they can’t do much. I know they don’t have much say on the piano bar. Our move upstairs the second night solved that problem. What baffles me is the complete lack of pride in the ownership of the business. I would say that if I was the innkeeper, I would have it immaculate all the time, as if the Queen herself was coming to stay that night. At least I might have the decency to clean the room that was reserved for that evening to make sure we were ready to go. The innkeeper said to us in an email that we had unrealistic expectations for staying at a historic inn. I contradict. I expect it to be clean. I would imagine most of us might agree. The second night I picked up a dead cockroach in the room we had. I didn't tell my wife about the cockroach. I would have been driving home that evening and I wasn’t up for it. We checked out 2 nights early. We just couldn’t take it anymore. Initially the owner kept $100 of our money for the 2 unused nights ($50 per night). After writing a few emails back and forth he refunded another $50.00. We asked for all of our money back based on our experience. I am absolutely not impressed with this establishment and I would not recommend this hotel to anyone. I thought the staff was friendly and courteous, but based on the condition of the building I don’t think this was a good experience for us.
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