9/30/06 One night.
Had arranged to stay here to celebrate our anniversary. 'Misrepresentation' 10/3/05 nailed it by stating that this is "basically a Super 8 motel with an old house next to it." I was excited about having a nice B&B to stay in, having had numerous pleasant encounters at other properties in Ohio and elsewhere. Imagine my disappointment at finding that the place is excactly a motel, with outside entry rooms, bland hotel-style interiors and appointments, the whole deal. I mean, the rooms are nice enough but for what we experienced we might as well have stayed at Red Roof Inn and saved some money.
As for breakfast, I've had better breakfasts (continental breakfasts, even) at large chain hotels. The only things that were truly 'prepared' were sausage patties, ham, and eggs, that resembled what you'd find in a school cafeteria, complete with paper plates and plastic silverware. Of course, when you're preparing food for an entire MOTEL of guests, I guess that's what you get.
Furthermore, we were kept up between the hours of 1:30-3am by 'neighbors' who were drunk/disorderly, making a nuisance outside. We called the front desk twice to complain and were told it would be taken care of. The Mason Fire & Rescue and police even got into the act, coming to take one young man away. ?! Looking out our room to see a scene from "COPS" isn't exactly what I was hoping for.
Overall, we were totally disappointed in our stay and would never recommend this place to anyone for any reason. Whoever qualifies properties as B&Bs should re-evaluate this one!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located only 2 ½ miles from Kings Island between thriving Mason and historic Lebanon, Ohio, Kirkwood Inn offers modern amenities and attraction packages for guests seeking comfort and value. Business travelers enjoy free high-speed Wi-Fi, cable TV, refrigerators, on-site laundry access, paved running paths at the nearby Mason Sports Park, and a complimentary, full, hot breakfast buffet served in the on-site Historic Kirkwood House (c. 1799). Families experience unprecedented historical surroundings while walking through lavender-lined brick walkways, vibrant perennial gardens, and a wooded nature trail. Kings Island's breathtaking fireworks may be seen while swimming in the spacious outdoor pool. Clean and comfortable double rooms are perfect for families while luxurious Jacuzzi-fireplace suites offer a romantic retreat for couples. With packages available for LaComedia dinner theater, Kings Island, Cincinnati Zoo, Valley Vineyards, Wildflower Cafe, and more, Kirkwood Inn offers a getaway that feels like home. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kirkwood Inn Mason, Ohio