Recently renovated, this unique boutique hotel retains the charm of the past era, with the comforts we have come to expect in this one. The wood floors are original, the bed set up is the newest style ~~~ the high ceilings are original, the art and decor are modern, clean and welcoming ~~~ you get the idea.
We were pleasantly surprised to find both rooms to be as large as they were, plus the bathroom is actually good sized. A door between the living area and the bedroom allows you to close off the bedroom. The sofa and seating area are well designed for comfort and relaxing. Each area of the hotel retains a nod to the past. Sara, the proprietor, obviously worked to keep the best of what was there and add to that.
The staff at the hotel, the piano bar and the restaurant are friendly and the service is top notch. Daniel, the chef, visited tables and chatted with customers the night we ate there and we told him his food and presentation was outstanding.
The desk are set up is small, but completely workable. We also found the internet service to be fast and reliable.
DeLand is a charming city to visit and we will come back to spend more time exploring.
The one minor thing we missed was fresh morning coffee available at the hotel. There is a small coffee maker in the room, however nothing compares to the real stuff! Thankfully there are several restaurants, bakeries and coffee shops in the immediate area to go to for your morning caffeine.
If you, like us, enjoy the quirky charms of downtown main street old hotels, the Artisan Downtown is one to add to your list of places to experience. Staying here offers something that is not the blah standard night in a chain hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- No longer the Deland Artisan Inn. This property is under new management. After a full renovation, our modern-yet-timelessly elegant space embraces the heirloom feel of DeLand’s rich history—all the while offering a modern, trendy, relaxed setting to enjoy life’s simple pleasures.Our boutique suites are spacious, clean, chic, and calming; and our hotel accommodations include all the finest luxury amenities at a modest price. ... more less
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