If you are looking for a quant off the beaten path hotel this is the place. Stayed for 4 nights (1/21-1/24/12) and the view of Shem Creek is wonderful. The staff is very friendly. The hotel itself needs updating and repairs as any of its age would but it is very clean. The continental breakfast is the bare minimum but the atmosphere makes up for that. I recommend trying Vickery's bar and grill next door for a wonderful meal. The bed was the most comfortable of any we stayed on during our 8 day trip down the coast. If you are looking for upscale this isn't for you but if you want friendly and comfy I highly recommend this place!