Hubby and I stayed at Crane Creek Inn for the last two nights of our 25 day trip around the coast of Florida. Naturally we were a bit 'down' as our fantastic trip was coming to an end. But staying at Crane Creek was the icing on the cake AND the cherry on top ! Andy even managed to get us a reservation at the most popular restaurant in Melbourne on Valentine's night within the hour !
What a lovely home, great interior design ideas and colours by Bambi and the help yourself coffee/tea/ soda/beer/glass of wine is a wonderful gesture. The bed was amazing, so comfortable and the Inn offerred so many options for either sitting on a porch in private, or next to the pool, or overlooking the Creek watching the dolphins, or in the hot tub.
Previous Reviewers have mentioned the night trains going past, but they didn't worry us, we were so relaxed and knew we could choose to lie in bed late and before 10am be enjoying one of Andy's freshly cooked breakfasts.
Andy and Bambi have really gone the extra mile. Great fast speed free Wifi plus the ability to use the pc and printer to print off our Boarding Cards made the whole process of flying home less frenetic and I would certainly recommend staying here as it is a great place and so close to Orlando airport.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Crane Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast is the Melbourne area's only true waterfront boutique Bed & Breakfast, and the only B&B with a heated, full size swimming pool. We are located directly on the water and an easy 1 block stroll to Historic Downtown Melbourne.Why drive to dinner and/or drinks? At Crane Creek Inn you can walk to over 10 fine dining and casual restaurants, and over 8 relaxing and fun bars/clubs - most with live music. Our beautiful, tree-lined Downtown also has four blocks of unique shops and boutiques; from Antiques to Fine Art, Women's clothing, jewelry and more.Our Guests are awestruck by our beautiful grounds, and the serene pleasure of observing the manatees, bottlenose dolphin, alligators, and over 50 species of birds from our waterfront boardwalk while enjoying a complementary beverage (adult or otherwise). Bring your kayak or have one delivered for a truly unforgettable experience on the water.We offer our Guests an abundance of amenities. Our Guest rooms, each uniquely decorated with a tropical, Key West flair, all have private entrances and private baths. Luxurious 700 thread count linens on our Queen and King beds and top of the line soaps, shampoo and conditioners. Most rooms have a private deck or patio with very comfortable furniture for breakfast dining or just relaxing with a good book. And bubble away your stress in our hot tub, located on the water's edge. Unlike many B&B's that offer only 1 or 2 hot breakfast options, we want our Guests to have choices, and allow you to choose from over 10 hot breakfast options daily. Also included daily are fresh fruits, juices, cereals and sides.Crane Creek Inn offers complimentary 24-hour beverage service, which includes sodas, water, coffee, tea, beer and white and red wine (please drink responsibly). We also offer free Wi-Fi; free off-street parking; a free library of books and DVD's; free Melbourne airport shuttle; beach chairs, towels & umbrellas; public computer, printer, copier and Fax.So say goodbye to the boring and crowded hotel scene, and let Andy & Bambi pamper you at Crane Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast. ... more less