As others have noted, this is not a grand hotel, nor does it pretend to be. It's basically a lodge with the rooms spread among several buildings. The rooms are good-sized, clean and comfortable, although the decor is dated - which I suspect is intentional. Likewise, the bathrooms are 80s vintage and best described as functional. The staff are pleasant and the location in the hills of north Georgia very pretty. Most people come for the quiet and the food. As to the latter, it is plentiful and served family style. I've been coming here every October for the same meeting for the past 15 years, three or four days at a time, so I can advise going into training for two weeks prior to arriving and pacing yourself so as to survive the sheer quantity of food you will be served. Dillard is the fried food capital of the south - perhaps the planet - and if they ever find a way to fry coffee it will be done here with great verve, so be sure to bring much Nexium and take a double dose. The food itself is good but not great; menus are irrelevant: sit down and they will bring food; eat one bite and they will bring more food. Don't worry about it; don't complain. Eat. Carefully and slowly. Then take a long walk and admire the scenery. Don't forget your pill. When you get home, diet for a week.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- You'll find lots to do right on the property. Walking is a favorite. No matter the season, there are incredible views all around the grounds. When people think of The Dillard House property, they remember the beautiful landscaping that features an abundance of flowers including geraniums, impatiences and roses. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Dillard House Hotel Dillard
- Dillard House Inn
- Dillard Hotel