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Ambrose Bierce House

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1515 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574
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Vero Beach, Florida
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After I made my reservation at the Ambose Beirce House I saw that ownership had changed hands or the name had changed to Inn at St Helena. We had stayed here last summer and loved the place. Not to worry it's just a name change and everything is still great. Vic the Innkeeper has been with company for a few... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I needed a place to stay while visiting St. Helena for a business dinner... This was perfect. The location is walking distance from everywhere you want to go in downtown and the the rooms were clean and comfortable. I had to leave early, so I missed the breakfast, however the manager gave me a gift card to a local breakfast... More 

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Sacramento, California
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57 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Upgraded to "loft" apartment because room I booked online was unavailable. Spacious room, but kitchen sink and floor were dirty--like dirt bombs in the kitchen sink. Could only assume room not recently used or not well cleaned after last guest. No host available when I arrived (though within the designated time range). When I called he showed up, though it... More 

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AmbroseBierceHouse, Manager at Ambrose Bierce House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Sprout15. It is essential for us to know what our guest's thoughts are regarding their stay so that we may improve service when ever possible. Our housekeepers are extremely thorough but must have missed the detail in the Loft studio kitchen. For that we apologize. We would like for you, and also anyone reading, to... More 

San Jose,ca
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Stayed for 1 night last week and couldn't have been happier. Christhian was a superb host and made us feel very welcome. Very convenient for down town St Helena and all the shops and restaurants. Breakfast was amazing. Will definitely stay there again!

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Santa Cruz, California
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We stayed in the first floor room in the main house which has the option of an exterior entrance, and a private patio. The space was very roomy with a seating area, large bathroom and the best bed we have ever slept in away from home! Even though the inn was full we did not hear any noise from the... More 

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

My boyfriend and I celebrated our birthdays in Ambrose Bierce House. We stayed one night only and met Christian, the innkeeper, but by the end of our stay it felt like we came to visit our best friend. The B&B itself is charming, with beautifully decorated rooms, super comfortable beds and an absolutely delicious breakfast, situated in the heart of... More 

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Palm City, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We stayed one night at this B/B well located in the heart of St. Helena. Walking distance to the entire town, plenty of restaurants and interesting shops. For morning walkers, there's a nice hour long walk through some vineyards west of town. This inn has gone through a management change in the last year or so and is part of... More 

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Thank Andrew H
AmbroseBierceHouse, Owner at Ambrose Bierce House, responded to this review

Hi Andrew, We are very sorry to hear that you had a less-than-satisfactory stay for your one-night stay at our inn. I understand that you were unhappy about our inn not being owner operated. My husband and I at this point of life have to hire an innkeeper to run our small inn, although we are very involved in management.... More 

Palos Verdes Estates, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights and loved it. We were in the Molly Day room which I would recommend. Very nice bed and a great jacuzzi tub. You had your own private entrance. The patio outside we did not use. The furniture was not welcoming. Need to clean it off or put in a swing or... More 

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Rye, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Our stay at the Ambrose Bierce House was lovely. The building looks like it is right out of a storybook. Our guest room was cozy and welcoming. The common areas are well appointed, from the porch swing to the hot tub and buffet of nibbles in the living room at happy hour.

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We enjoyed our two night stay at Ambrose Bierce very much. Mimosas with our baked breakfasts (one was oatmeal brulee and another was a version of eggs benedict). Our room had a large king bed, super comfortable with a large bathroom. We used the hot tub both nights and enjoyed great conversation with the other inn guests over wine and... More 

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