Do Not stay here if you plan on using a shuttle service-which Fabian,the "boss" promises will be no problem to arrange!
The instructions that I was given were to call about 30 minutes before we arrived in White's Ferry to give a head's up to the staff and then call when we arrive at the ferry. We were assured that it would only take them 5 minutes to get the shuttle to us. I told Fabien when I reserved the room that we would need a fairly early morning shuttle out the next morning since we had to cycle to D.C. and then drive home that same day. I was assured that it would be no problem and that we could arrange that during check-in.
We followed the instructions to be picked up and then spent almost an HOUR waiting for the shuttle. During check-in, i was promised that a 9 a.m. shuttle would be provided the next morning. I was very clear that we needed to leave at that time. The next morning, at breakfast, I asked about the shuttle and was met with disbelief. There was no shuttle arranged, never is anyone available at that time on a weekend to do a shuttle,the boss rarely comes in on a morning and he is the only one to ok a shuttle, no one has a phone number for the boss and the man we spoke to during check-in was quitting as of that day and they had no phone number for him anyway! Apparently, and I quote, "if the place was burning down,we call 911 and no one has the phone number of the boss". We ended up riding our bikes down rte. 15 with the 60 mph traffic to get to the ferry. Unpleasant and unsafe but the only way we were getting to the C&O that day.
As for the hotel itself, there is a lot more shabby than chic going on! Very worn rugs and furnishings,big pieces of fabric thrown over chairs to hide how bad they looked, no shampoo or hairdryer. It was plain run down and we had been staying at historical and charming inns all week so age wasn't the problem.
I cannot understand how a business can be run by a boss who cannot be reached and no one else having authority to make decisions. And a boss who blatantly lies about his shuttle service when bikers rely on it! We wanted to support the local economy ,however, next time,unless another inn establishes itself in Leesburg (we miss the Norris Inn!),we will stay at the Comfort Inn. At least they really have a working shuttle!
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