on the strength of prior tripadvisor reviews, we decided to give noble manor a try since we were attending a wedding and rehearsal dinner that were both nearby. i have stayed at B&Bs in both Maui and Napa Valley and this was by far the best experience of the three. we chose the Bacall room, and even though it was closest to the staircase i was not bothered by incoming visitors and the inn was fully booked that weekend. furthermore i will say that this is probably the best night's sleep i've gotten away from home in a long time. the mattress is firm and the pillows are comfy without too much give - the perfect combination for me, anyway.
if your sole purpose in town is going to the beach, this is not the place to stay; but the commute is not too bad if you leave before 11AM. be wary of this: there is only one causeway to the beach and a $1 tollbooth at the end, so it gets backed up in a hurry.
one of the few negatives we experienced was with the shower. first of all, it has a rainfall head, which i guess is supposed to make it look old-timey, but the lack of water pressure made me long for a power spray option. there was very little hot water when my wife took her shower, but i waited until later that day and it was fine. other than that, there is a stained glass window above the Bacall room's door and the hallway light blasts thru it when it's left on. Bob mentioned that he tries to turn it off nightly but late night guests must have the final say. i was able to make a shield out of the covers (which is why the great nights of sleep) but had i known the cause in advance i might have ventured into the hall to fix it. regardless, i don't want to harp on the negatives too much because the overall experience was great and i would definitely stay here again if circumstances brought me back to downtown Pensacola.
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