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“Rather Disappointing” 3 of 5 stars
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The Iris Inn
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45 S Main St, Medford, NJ   |  
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“Rather Disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

The Iris Inn is a bed and breakfast, and this is my first experience with one. To start, there was no one to greet us when we arrived; our keys were left on a table in the entry, along with some instructions. The room was small, which was okay because we were just going to sleep there. The only air conditioning was a window unit, which was not running when we got there - a window was open, letting in warm, humid air. When we were ready to go to bed we discovered that there was no soap for the shower, only one washcloth for two people, and one of the towels had a tear in it. The bedding was designed for winter, which made it difficult to arrange for comfortable sleep. Breakfast was also a disappointment. There was no menu with choices. We were served coffee, a rather blah fruit salad, French toast with blueberries (which my husband thought weren't sweet enough), and sausage, which was cold by the time it got to us. The owner, Edie, seems nice, but our overall experience was disappointing.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2010

My husband and I, along with another couple, visited The Iris Inn the first weekend in December for the Dickens Festival. The innkeeper, Edie, is very friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed the Dickens Festival!

We only wished the Inn was more festively decorated for the holiday season: no Christmas tree, no Christmas carols playing, no garland on the stairway, no indoor holiday lights, etc. - only a few Christmas ornaments. The Inn just didn't give you that warm, holiday feeling, especially, as we were visiting for the Dickens' Festival.

Other negatives: the temperature of the Inn was too warm. We, along with our friends (and other guests mentioned at breakfast) slept with our room window(s) partly opened. The dining room was even warmer. The breakfast menu needs some work. While we had our "Do Not Disturb" sign on our door, our friends advised that their room was not made up when they returned from shopping, etc.

We plan on making a return visit next year, but would like the setting to be more festive for the holidays.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2010

When we checked in, the innkeeper asked if we had any food restrictions for breakfast, we said no; we failed to notice a sign-up sheet on the desk for breakfast. Next morning a little after 8, no coffee, no breakfast, no innkeeper (we were the only guests). Called the inn number, then her cell, left msg. Finally left a note saying we were leaving, asked if she would deduct the breakfast charge. She later called and we learned for the first time she had a fulltime job and since we hadn’t signed up, she left! My statement later reflected the full charge. The guestbook was full of warm comments about the place, but we sure hit on an off day. As far as the inn itself, it is quite nice. But part of the charm of a B&B is an onsite, friendly innkeeper—that’s why people often pay more than they would at a Days Inn.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Iris Inn

Address: 45 S Main St, Medford, NJ
Location: United States > New Jersey > Medford
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Medford
Number of rooms: 9

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