We had planned to stay at The Grand Dutchess for three nights but checked out after one night and one night was one too many. We were informed that the key given to us was for the front door only as the guest rooms did not lock. How is that acceptable for anyone traveling alone or with valuables? The owner joked that everything had been quiet since the last murder which was amusing but did not mitigate the minimum security requirement for anyone rooming with strangers. And speaking of the owner, he should get his foot condition medically attended to or wear shoes and socks.
The room (or suite as it was referred to - a bedroom and a room with a sofa bed) was less than mediocre. It was dingy and depressing. The bedspread was frayed and the bulb on night table lamp toppled over to expose raw wires when we tried to turn the lamp on. The room seemed reasonably clean but not spotless nor was the front porch. The breakfast consisted of pancakes and unappetizing sausage. For $195 a night, it needs to be a lot better.