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“Exquisite inn, awesome breakfast” 5 of 5 stars
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The Chandler Inn
790 North 4th St., Highlands, NC 28741   |  
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Ranked #6 of 9 Highlands B&B and Inns
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“Exquisite inn, awesome breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2011 via mobile

Quiet, comfortable, great location. Wonderful friendly owners. Fireplaces in every room, and gourmet breakfast makes this inn a must visit in North Carolina...

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sumter, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2010

Great Location and Great Owners! The breakfast was wonderful!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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7 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2010

Really more of a small inn than the usual B&B, which is a plus in my book. Separate entrances for all the rooms. Each room has its own bathroom & temp control. The rooms themselves are a bit dated, but they do the job. Ours (#201) had a cozy gas fireplace and a mini-fridge, as well as a little table and chairs on the small porch area out front that looked over the inner courtyard.

Location is a quick drive away from the center of town. You could walk it in a pinch, I suppose. Wireless internet was available, but the signal was a bit weak/slow in the room. Parking is out front or around back--either way, very convenient to the rooms.

The highlight was the breakfast though. The usual toast and cereal was available, but they also provided two different "hot" dishes each morning, baked up and served in two-person-sized ramekins. French toast, baked oatmeal, fluffy omelet casseroles... all of it was very good!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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15 hotel reviews
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2010

OK, if you cannot stay at The Old Edwards Inn because its booked up; Then do not blow alot of money on anything else in Highlands. The Chandler Inn is just a stones throw off main Street and is a very charming little place. It reminds me of a place in Carmel California. The rooms are clean and neat. White linens on brass beds. Decorating is not fancy, but rooms and baths seem updated. The guy running it is a hoot; and his wife makes a killer breakfast ................I loved the place because it is what it is. This is not a B&B trying to be something its not. The location is great the rooms were very nice, and from what I could tell all very different. Breakfast is served with the owners and other guests just hanging out and having a good time............ The best thing is that all the rooms are entered from the outside, so no shared halls or creepy next door neighbors................ Like I said Old Edwards Inn in Highlands is one of the nicest places in the country, very $$$$$ and hard to book ; The Chandler Inn is a bargain, clean and fun....................... I have now enjoyed both. And would gladly stay at either again.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2010

We left home with a change of clothes and our toothbrush and wound up in Highlands, NC about 9:00PM. We happened onto The Chandler Inn and it looked cozy so we decided to stay there. A GREAT decision! The staff (owners) were VERY nice and the room was VERY comfortable. The complimentary breakfast was delicious as was the conversation with the owners. If you get a chance, and like owner run Inns, check out The Chandler Inn. You won;t regret it!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ytzgirl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2010

We enjoyed our stay at the Chandler Inn immensely! The room was quiet and cozy and very much like staying in the guest room at a friend's house. Breakfast was wonderful! In fact, we had the most delicious baked french bread with nuts and berries that I am still left thinking about! Can't wait to return!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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highlands150
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2010

Been coming to The Chandler Inn for many years since it' is such a quaint B&B. The rooms are clean & quiet, It's a short pretty walk to Main Street. Their breakfasts are DELISH!! Such good - tasty food. The owners are personable and fun to talk with. The beds are very comfy. There is DSL svs if you want , yet it is so nice to just enjoy the country ambience and fireplaces. There is lots of information on what to do and where to go. Enjoy your stay here.... I always do.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Chandler Inn

Address: 790 North 4th St., Highlands, NC 28741
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Highlands
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Highlands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Chandler Inn has the ambiance and charm of a Bed & Breakfast with all the amenities of a Country Inn. The Chandler Inn is located a pleasant five minute walk from Main Street Highlands. Surrounded by trees and nature, the Inn includes three barn-sided buildings grouped around a brick courtyard. Porches with swings and rocking chairs, hanging baskets and plenty of bird feeders create a rustic and relaxing ambiance. Gourmet Breakfast and Free Wi-Fi. ... more   less 

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