Stayed one night in the historic district and chose Presidents' Quarters. The location is fabulous. You are in easy walking distance of all the major sights and restaurants. The on-site parking made it easy to pull in and not worry about the street cleaning schedules or meters.
We stayed in the Teddy Roosevelt room (which has Richard Nixon memorabilia - decorating is changing). The room is at the back of the house away from the square. Noise levels were fine. We did not hear anyone inside the hotel and only some minor noise from the street. It was quite large and very nicely appointed. The bath was also large and spacious; regular tub/shower combination. Attractive granite counter top holding all bath essentials. Robes in the closet and large white towels.
Small gathering area downstairs at check in desk for the evening wine and hors d'ouevre hour and for breakfast. Period furniture and very nice decor throughout the entire house. The small enclosed courtyard with deck was available for sitting and relaxing with wine or breakfast. Black wrought iron tables and chairs nestled in the small garden.
Breakfast was offered at specific seatings and a choice of two options (continental with granola, yogurt, fruit and bread or hot meal with bananas foster french toast and two sausage patties/ fruit garnish). The staff was very attentive at breakfast (accommodated lactose allergy with soy in the french toast) and through out the stay.
Why not the fifth star? Based on the fact that the room was $250 a night, I think there were 2 areas for improvement. First, a wedding was in the courtyard and lingered into the wine time. I did not feel comfortable encroaching on the couples special moments; however, I do think that management should have indicated the wedding at the time of check in as a heads up. It would have been nice to sit out in the sun at the end of the day. And the other comment is around breakfast. My preference is not to have a set time to be downstairs to eat while on vacation. And I think the breakfast was a bit skimpy. Why not offer the continental to all and then have the hot meal prepared upon request? A side dish of fruit would have been welcome with the two slices of French toast and sausage.
Overall, a nice experience. I would probably choose to try another inn on my next visit, or at a minimum ask about weddings and food at the time of booking/ check-in.