I discovered the Etta Mae Inn several years ago when looking for a place to stay near Washington DC and we enjoyed our stay there so much that we have returned many times since. We have stayed in all three rooms, the last being the Kia. The bathroom is not ensuite, but rather a private bathroom that is located just outside the door to the bedroom. The other rooms were booked, so decided to give this room a try, and it worked out just fine.
All three of the baths have relatively new tiled showers with great shower heads. Shampoo, soap and body wash is supplied.
The towels are not changed daily, but there are plenty of hooks for hanging the towels so that they dry out. (I don't change my towels at home daily, so I have no problem with using them a second time on a weekend visit.)
There is not a set breakfast menu, but we were offered apple pancakes one morning and they were fabulous. Breakfast begins with fresh fruit and home made muffins fresh from the oven. There is bread for toast, and cereals, granola, etc. if you would like to help yourself to those items. Then, Francoise will make eggs and bacon if you like, or pancakes as I mentioned, and we've even ordered oatmeal while staying there. Everytime the food has been quite delicious.
There is a cat on the premises, and I am allergic to cats, but have never had a problem staying there because the cat is not permitted in the bedrooms, and she usually stays away from people.
As mentioned by another reviewer, the stairs do creak loudly. But people generally walk up to bed and aren't going up and down the stairs at night. This is an old Victorian house, and one would expect the floors to creak a bit.
The house is located in a quiet residential area. There is a large wrap around porch where one can sit and relax in the evening and enjoy the lovely flower gardens on the property.
There is private parking right next to the house. We choose to walk into Silver Springs for dinner and have never had any problems doing so.
We will certainly be returning on future trips to the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Etta Mae Inn is located in the beautiful Victorian section of Takoma Park with easy access to metro, DC, downtown Silver Spring, shopping, and world-class restaurants. Extremely comfortable rooms with private bathrooms, a huge wrap around deck for taking in nature, quiet location, convenient to everything. Super friendly hosts. ... more less