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Old Talbott Tavern

107 W. Stephen Foster Ave., Box 365, Bardstown, KY 40004
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Old Talbott Tavern
Ranked #5 of 7 Bardstown B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the heart of the Bourbon trail we thought this would be lovely. We got there and checked in to find a filthy room with no air conditioning. I mean this is a weekend and obviously they new people were coming and no one bothered to prepare the room. I immediately asked about another room and they were sold out?... More

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Belmont, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a cocktail, the wood bar is just beautiful, old and a lot of history. Friendly people both employees as well as patrons. Easy to tell there was a mix of locals as well as tourists. Huge bourbon list. Well worth the stop in. Went back the next day and did a tour upstairs if the bed and... More

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

First of all, the Old Talbott is a historical building and definitely worth visiting. The place is full of history and the staff are friendly and helpful. You can ask questions and walk around the inn and enjoy the historical nature of the building. Do not stay for dinner or take a room. We stayed in the Lincoln suite and... More

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New York City, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
20 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My husband and I were doing the bourbon trail and wanted to stay in Bardstown for 2 nights (had stayed in Versailles for 2 as well). The Talbott Inn needs some serious updating, while still maintaining its historical roots. Fortunately, we were there mid-week so weren't bothered by the bar music. Our room, the Washington Irving Suite, is worn and... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Just got back from a trip to KY, which included a stop in Bardstown. We stayed one night in the Inn and had a decent experience. We stayed on a Saturday night in the Lincoln suite, and we're advised of the noise. The suite was what I had expected for something this age, although we went to bed before the... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This review is only applicable to the bar area, we did not stay here. My first impression of the place is it’s famous for being famous and is resting on its laurels. If you’re looking to relax with a bourbon in a place with some good atmosphere, this is not the place. I strongly suggest avoiding this place. Although our... More

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Jim K, Owner at Old Talbott Tavern, responded to this review

Let me first apologize for your disappointing visits. I appreciate such feedback and intend to use this as a training opportunity. We try to train our staff to interact with customers in a positive manner. Sometimes this goal may not be accomplished. We will attempt to re- train them and if they don't get it then we will ask them... More

Sharpsburg, GA
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

My husband and I were in the area to travel down the Bourbon Trail. We called to make sure that we could get a room for the night and were told the only room available was the Washington Irving Suite, at $120. We thought, why not. The reviews were great and we were on vacation. What a waste of our... More

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Stayed in the General's Quarters's very pretty room with two twin beds. Loved the lunch fare in the tavern. The fried green tomatoes are a must have! There is a neat drugstore with an old time soda fountain counter across the street from the hotel too. Might want to check that out and take a tour of the Jailers Inn... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

My Partner and myself stayed overnight. Nothing paranormal happen during our stay but the place does have some vibes about it. The room itself was nice and clean. We had nice views and the bed was wonderful. It is pretty cool to stay at such an historic place. The price is fair and I believe it's the best place to... More

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Chicago, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

Great price awesome staff! I am a skeptic when it comes to paranormal, but now I believe. Stayed in Washington Irving room. After 2am - all hell breaks loose. Running, banging, children yelling. Loud knocking on my door, takes me 1 second to answer & NO ONE is there (we were the only ones there-staff left an hour before "noises")... More

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Address: 107 W. Stephen Foster Ave., Box 365, Bardstown, KY 40004
Location: United States > Kentucky > Bardstown
Also Known As:
Old Talbott Tavern Hotel Bardstown

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