We stayed two nights at Lavender. We were there for dinner at the French Laundry and Lavender was a two-minute walk away. We stayed in Room 8, on the second floor, in the main house, above where the breakfasts are served. (The smell of food will wift itself into the room and you know when to come down for breakfast.) It's got a king bed in one room and a sofa pull out on the entry way, next to the bathroom. The bed was comfortable and the bed linens were soft, but the spread had a large faint blood stain on it. I was glad that when it was changed the next day, the new one did not have a stain on it. The bathroom was roomy and in good condition, but the plumbing is as old as the house. I had to use a toilet plunger when the toilet couldn't deal with about ten pieces of toilet paper. The sofa pull out had a very thin mattress on a metal twine support, which had holes big enough in the corners that if you sit at a certain way, your whole butt will go with the mattress into the hole. The room is decorated with bookshelves and books and some sitting chairs. The wood floor creaks when you walk, as this was a historic house from what must seem like several hundred years ago. I was glad that their air conditioner worked well and cooled the room when needed. This was my first experience with a bed and breakfast. Someone has said that it was like staying with your aunt and they were right. It's comfortable, but slightly dusty at the edges of the carpets. And you worry if you make too much noise and bother the others in the house. You get a feeling that you have to tip toe around a bit with a bed and breakfast. Breakfast was alright, with boiled eggs, quiche, breads, cereals, and orange juice. Oh, all of you booking at this place take note: I booked the room (they give senior discounts, by the way, if you are a senior) in March, two months before arrival date. Five days before we were set to arrive, I got a "confirmation" email from the front desk lady named Marion with the amount $100 more than what I was told two months prior. When I called and asked, it appears Marion has "discovered" that my 7 year-old daughter missed the cut off age of 5 and was charged as an adult/extra person. When I booked the room, I told them who were coming and what age my daughter was. I wouldn't have minded if I was told so at the beginning that my daughter was going to be charged, but apparently someone there was not up to speed on everything and I thought what gall this lady has to tell me five days before we were to arrive and less time than we could cancel (cancellation was 7 days prior to arrival) if we wanted to. She later agreed to honor the original after I conveyed my feeling of the whole injustice in the whole thing. Next time if I am in town, I will definitely check out Vintage Inn or Northblock, both of which are within walking distance to the French Laundry. I am sure that there are people who thinks Lavender is quaint and cute and all that stuff, but it is really a bed and a breakfast in an old house with scarce housekeeping services. (This is also similar to another B&B we stayed at Fort Bragg, CA.) I would not perish if I happen to land at a B&B again, but there is a feeling of uneasiness about the whole place.
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