Before I get into the review I am going to tell you a story. Close your eyes and picture the scene.
You are on a vacation wanting to get away from the big city and you drive up to a very New England, very old, very Victorian manor. You are excited to be staying in such a small and intimate place. You check in and the grizzled innkeeper eyes you suspiciously. She hands you the key with her gnarled hand and you uneasily head to your room.
Your room is rustic with dim lighting and you note that the door could very easily be kicked in or hacked in with a machete. You tell yourself that you are silly until you hearing heavy breathing on the other side of the door. The fact that this is an old, very old manor makes it all the more creepy as portraits from the 1800's stare at you from the wall. You open the door to peek out and the door creeks loudly. You are convinced you will be butchered in your sleep.
This is the scene that my fiance is convinced will happen when you stay in "somebody's house." He has a thing against anything that looks like a house and would never stay in a B&B.
So, I made him stay at the One Centre Street Inn, and although very old, I can tell you NONE of the above things happened.
However, to note, don't go to the movies before you stay in such a place that has a creepy innkeeper ready to hack to you bits (as we did 2 hours before we came back to sleep).
We had such a great stay, that the man even said he would stay there again! (after he realized we wouldn't be hacked to death).
I initially made a reservation for a room with a private bath. I promptly got an email saying that there was an error and that room wasn't available. I got a bigger room at the same rate and even though it had a shared bath, we got it privately. So from the get go we had great customer service.
We arrived a few hours before check in and we at first didn't see the Inn because it is on a residential street. I didn't expect that. It is a wonderful New England Home. We were told to come back in a few hours. When we came back the smoke alarm was blaring but there wasn't a fire. The innkeeper was frazzled, but it didn't bother us at all and I felt bad because I know she was hoping we wouldn't be upset.
Our room (The Philips) had a large bed and also a day bed in the room. The TV was very tiny, but at least there was a TV. There was an air conditioner in the window.
The bathroom had recently been done and was very nice. The shower is just a small stall shower. I am really glad that I didn't have to share with someone else because the doors to the bathroom are not sound proof what so ever and that would be quite awkward. The basket in the bathroom had a makeup remover, some Oil of Olay night cream, and Tom's of Maine toothpaste (additional to the standard shampoo and conditioner). I thought that those items were nice added touches.
The innkeeper has a beautiful cat on the premises named Brewster. Another patron was allergic so we didn't see much of him but he was so nice!
The breakfast in the AM was served at 8:30am. It was beyond good. A fresh muffin, blueberries and pineapples, fresh orange juice or cranberry, coffee, and a cross between an omelet and fritada. It was eggy, cheesy, and had ham and veggies. SO GOOD!!
Our innkeeper was so nice and helpful.
It cost $148 for the room and breakfast and for June in the Cape, this is a reasonable price.
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