This is only the second time I've stayed at a B&B, preferring some of the anonymity of a hotel atmosphere since I travel quite a bit. However, this place has changed my mind. I absolutely loved it!
I needed a hotel within walking distance to UC-Greensboro so did a search online and looked at many options. This one was perfect, and by far the best deal for the amenities. In fact, the inn was even better than expected, and I already had high expectations based on a thorough website. I could not have been happier. From the easy check-in (I just called them once I arrived at the back door and John was there in 2 minutes); to a comfortable and accommodating room; wireless internet throughout the house; movie and snacks accessibility ; delicious full-service breakfast; easy walking distance to the university with maps provided by the inn; phone numbers of cabs and local transportation, etc, I was thrilled.
I’ve even convinced several others to stay with John and Andrea next year based on this wonderful experience. They were easily accessible when called (if I didn't bump into them in the evening or at breakfast) and were very accommodating to patrons' needs.
A few amenities to mention: 1) a guest refrigerator to hold your leftovers or drinks; 2) a movie library to choose from; 3) snacks, cookies and drinks set either in your room or in the common area outside the rooms (this included some delicious oatmeal cookies I've already gotten the recipe from Andrea; I almost ate the entire plate of them while watching movies from their collection until 1 AM, despite having to work in the morning!); 3) wireless internet so I could check work emails; and if that hadn't worked, then the house computer with internet; 4) a knockout bathroom with a shower with full body jets and 3 showerheads, a whirlpool tub, and a heated towel rack (Allah Room); 5) a full-service breakfast with milk, juice, fruit, eggs, and toast; wonderful!!; 6) varous maps and local information for sightseeing or nearby eateries; and 7) the feeling of being pampered and cared for in someone's home without the hoving supervision. I felt very safe, warm, and taken care of!
I generally felt I was on vacation! I've stayed in some nice hotels on my travels, but this really took the cake, both in amenities and the bargain price! I wanted to stay a few more days. Thanks Andrea and John!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Troy-Bumpas Inn, is the premier bed and breakfast in the College Hill historic district of Greensboro, NC. Located near downtown and within walking distance of the University of NC at Greensboro and Greensboro College, the inn offers three luxury guest rooms, all with private, well appointed bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the inn. A delicious multi-course breakfast is served in the inn's elegant dining room. Complimentary snacks are available in the guest lounge. Free, secure parking is available in the inn's off-street parking lot. The inn is located in an historic 1847 Greek Revival home that once housed Union officers at the end of the Civil War. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Troy-Bumpas Inn b&b
- The Troy-Bumpas Hotel Greensboro