When we arrived at The Greenleaf House we were concerned right away. The Greenleaf house is ONE remodeled house located in a very run down neighborhood. The area felt unsafe and it did not surprise me in the least to find out that the owner did not live there. As we parked our car we could hear a very loud band playing at a bar located one street behind the B&B. As we entered the B&B the owner Rick Smiley greeted us. The first thing I noticed right away was baby stuff everywhere and laundry piled up on the pool table. We did not arrive early so I assume that is usually how it looks. I thought perhaps the owner lived there hence the baby stuff but he told us that he watches his son at the B&B while his wife is at work. He proceeded to take us to the 3rd floor were our room was located. He handed us an invoice to sign since he had already rung up the charges on our credit card. The invoice also stated that he was not liable for anything left in the car overnight. (No kidding) As we closed our door we could still hear the band outside and continued hearing the loud music for most of the night. We could also hear our neighbors very loud and clear. We could even hear them when they went to the bathroom. Their bathroom was located in the hall. So we started to whisper knowing if we could hear them they could hear us. As we lay down on our bed we finally figured out why we could hear them so well. Above our door they had cut out a very large square. When they remodeled they made these cut out areas to resemble transom like windows but they were made much bigger and had no glass. We opened our door and the same design was carried out on our neighbor’s door two feet away and their bathroom door in the hall. Wouldn't the other couple just die had they realized we heard their every sound, enough said if you get my point. Anyway no privacy on the 3rd floor. Breakfast was good. The owner Rick was a cook in the Navy, we had an omelet, scone, and baked pear. Since I stayed on the 3rd floor I am not sure what the rooms were like on the 2nd floor. Bottom line, we couldn’t wait to leave and had a miserable night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whatever the purpose of your trip to Columbus, let us treat you to friendly and easygoing Midwestern hospitality. Our goal is to create an oasis in the city, a retreat from the hustle and bustle. We are nestled on a quiet, residential street in the Olde Towne East area of downtown Columbus. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Greenleaf House Columbus, Ohio