Hampton Terrace meets all the basic requirements you'd want in a bed and breakfast. Privacy, comfort, and location all hit the mark. Stan is a host who clearly makes it his object to please his guests - receiving a $30 gift card to the local wine shop upon arrival was an unexpected treat.
Other than that, our stay was unremarkable. Comfortable - yes, convenient - yes; luxurious, romantic, or above and beyond? No.
The quality of the "breakfast" component of a B&B really matters - it's why my partner and I choose B&Bs over hotels when visiting small, charming towns. At Hampton Terrace, breakfast is buffet-style - expect decent scrambled eggs, french toast, and fresh fruit, but not a gourmet, 3-course experience with fresh-baked pastries and table service. You serve yourself - you eat as much as you want, and that's that. If you're looking for a place where you're truly provided that rare and intimate experience with a loved one, you won't find it at Hampton Terrace.
Overall, there were no glaring disappointments during our stay. The point of this review is to indicate that there wasn't anything distinguished or special about it either. I read glowing reviews and that's why I selected Hampton Terrace for our weekend getaway to the Berkshires, but the next time I'm looking for an intimate, romantic weekend retreat, I will look elsewhere.