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Philip W. Smith Bed and Breakfast

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Room & Suite (4)
Dining (3)


Elegant Queen Ann Victorian Family home located in the East Main Street - Glen Miller Park Historic District of Richmond, Indiana. Features four distinctive guest rooms: One with two twin size beds. Three with king size beds. One with a queen size bed. All with private baths. Relax in the evening with homemade refreshments amid the beauty of hand carved wood and stained glass windows. Awaken in the morning to the aroma of fresh baked breads and enjoy a complimentary full breakfast.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know


Full view
55Somewhat walkable
Grade: 55 out of 100
12Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
5Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
16Room tips
Traveler rating
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Time of year
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  • English
Popular mentions
We spent one evening in this beautiful Victorian home in September. Kris, the owner was helpful and informative about the town of Richmond and its rich local history. The breakfast Kris prepared for us was delicious and quite hearty. Our room was comfortable and quiet with a
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In town for a night out with girlfriends. We were met by Jill, the owner and perfect hostess. Our rooms were ready but we enjoyed chatting with her so much, she kind of seemed like one of our group! The mansion is filled with gorgeous antiques and rich history. The rooms were
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POSITIVES 1. Authentic Victorian decor and antiques. 2. Kris (male owner) did a nice job clearing snow from steps and sidewalk. NEGATIVES 1. Told owner we were early risers. He said breakfast would be served at 9 AM. Much too late for us so we ate out. 2. Asked owner if
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Response from jilldnelson, Owner at Philip W. Smith Bed and Breakfast
Responded Dec 17, 2017
We strive to have a very guest centered business . That being said, we offered Mr. Parrot various options during his brief stay with us. While we he was on property he refused to discuss with us any concerns/issues. He abruptly left without communicating what so ever as to the specific reasons. 1. We offered breakfast flexibility, offering to serve them any time they preferred. 2. In order to be more environmentally conscience, we do not provide bottled water but instead a Culligan water cooler that is easily accessible for all guests. 3. The room 6 is not a “Pricier” room as stated but the same rate as all other king size guest rooms. The bed has a memory foam topper, which can be easily removed if a guest prefers a firmer mattress. Once again , no communication concerning this concern. 4. We do heat with an outdoor wood burner in extreme cold. It is vented and drafted away from the house and is impossible to circulate smoke through the ventilation system, as it is a hot water fed system. We also offered a room on the opposite side of the inn if it was bothersome to them. The 1st floor become chilly overnight due to their in attentiveness in closing the exterior door tightly. It was left ajar overnight and it was in the teens outdoor. 5. If our historic inn had “ original wiring” there would be no wiring. As there was no wiring in 1890. The entire inn has updated and in code wiring. 6 . Additional towels are always available 7. We clearly state on street parking in our advertising , however we can offer off street since we own the property next door as well. We did not charge a cancellation fee, as stated in our confirmation email and per the terms they agreed to. We even went so far as returning items they left in the room to them. Our customer service was discredited and they left abruptly with no explanations, only to vent on Trip Advisor.
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The host was amiable. Rooms very clean and the breakfast food was far above average. Richmond Indiana has many touristy things to see and do. You should also visit the visitors center nearby. This review site is a pain in the keester though.
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We stayed three nights at the Philip W. Smith B&B for our anniversary in room #5. The room was quite comfortable. The shower had the most water pressure I've ever experienced - very nice. The breakfast was good. I liked that the host would tidy up and make the bed if you wanted
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Philip Smith Room 1
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Martha Parry Room 1
Beautiful inlaid floors
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Martha Parry Room 3
I would recommend room 3 for a bathtub and handheld shower combo. Thanks!
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"Bring a bottle of wine and put in upstairs frig and enjoy!"
"Best Richmond, IN place to stay is new Holiday Inn"
"Upstairs rooms are best."
"Room 2 was also nice across from our room 5."
"Room 3 if you want a claw foot tub, but room 5 for the quiet. Most rooms have kind size beds and all have private baths."
$132 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesIndianaRichmond
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