I have stayed at B&Bs all over North America and know what to expect by now. This place was the worst.
I stayed in Room 3, which while nicely decorated, had the hardest, most uncomfortable bed ever! I might as well have slept on the wood floor. The mattress was only 4 inches thick, on a wood platform, and you could feel the wood right through it. My wife and I barely slept and both woke with back pains.
The room itself was very small and had no ventilation. Despite being a beautiful spring day and 72 degrees outside, all the windows of the house were nailed shut! Even if you could have pried them open, there was a solid glass storm window beyond that. There was no air circulation, no fans and no air conditioning. I felt like I was suffocating.
After a long warm afternoon walk, I came back to relax hoping to find some refreshments and snacks, which is typical of most B&Bs. There was nothing. I asked the owner for something cold to drink, and he said there were a 100 restaurants in town, so go out and buy a drink! The breakfast was nothing to brag about either. It consisted of a greasy egg soufflé. A piece of bread or toast would have gone a long way to make it more palatable, but the host said they have enough work running the place and couldn't be bothered.
The gardens were a mess with years of overgrowth and dead plants. It looked like it had been abandoned for years. As first impressions are important for customers, I can't understand how they let the outside of the place get so run down.
Never again will I visit this inn and thank goodness I only had to stay one night!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gracious country house located directly on the Delaware Canal in the heart of New Hope. Ten beautifully furnished guest rooms, all with private baths. Two story, wrap around porch overlooking the Delaware Canal and perennial gardens. A full country breakfast is served daily. Central air, private off street parking. Walk to shops, galleries and restaurants. Mid week discounts available. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Porches On The Towpath Hotel New Hope