I picked the Kirkwood Inn because I wanted a place to stay in Mason, and I couldn't find a reservation with the rest of my family at other big name hotels. It was a good choice. I especially liked the well cared-for grounds, the beautiful garden, the main house, and the 6:30-10:00 breakfast.I didn't bring my suit, but the pool looked inviting. My room was fairly standard. The pillows, sheets, and duvet were very comfortable!! Lighting very good. The staff was very welcoming and nice. There was a slight motel smell in the room, and the tub floor was a bit old looking, kind of grayish. I wanted to open the window, but could not. Other than that, I was completely satisfied. I would take a room on the other side, not near the pool, next time. The second floor would be good, too.