After reviewing many off the different B&B's in the Finger Lakes area, my boyfriend and I decided on the Springside Inn. The property itself is beautiful and well kept. However, upon our arrival, we were met with the staff and the owner trying to work out some kind of issue that probably should have been done behind doors - not where guests enter and typically get their first impression of a place. Our room #33 was fine, nothing exceptional. There are 2 windows each looking onto a different part of the roof of the Inn - so if this is what you are after, room #33 is where you should be. The Inn does need some improvements. There was a very strong odour that was very noticeable every time we used the stairs - it had a very distinct smell, almost like gravy. I came to the conclusion that it must be coming from the thick red carpets covering the staircase that were clearly well used. The staff in the restaurant were awesome - very hospitable. The food we had for dinner one evening in the Oak & Vine was very good. If you enjoy breakfast, better bring a snack as the options are slim. One morning they had a large jar of peanut butter that was 90% empty. I personally don't think putting a jar of empty peanut butter that looks like it may have come from your Aunt Milly's kitchen on a breakfast bar very classy. While the area is lovely, I will unfortunately not be returning to stay at the Inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Visit a place full of history set in the heart of the Finger Lakes. Built in 1854, the beautifilly restored Springside Inn offers 7 spacious, uniqually designed guest rooms. Think four poster beds, claw foot tubs, exposed brick walls and orginial fireplaces. Start your day enjoying our continental breakfast on the varenda or in front of the fireplace. Spend your time here, relaxing by the pond, kayaking on the lake or visiting the local wine trails. For dinner, you won't have to go far for a fantastic meal. Oak & Vine, our modern gastro pub, is located right here on property; offering locally grown, organic foods and a bevy of micro brews. This family owned property is focused on catering to each of our guests needs. We strive to ensure that your stay here at this wonderful, historic Inn is flawless. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Springside Hotel Auburn
- Springside Inn Auburn, Finger Lakes, NY