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“It does smell like a litterbox”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Charles Inn

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Charles Inn
Ranked #15 of 25 Annapolis B&B and Inns
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“It does smell like a litterbox”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2005

I second that opinion - I'm a pet lover, but c'mon! The room we stayed in was fine, the location great (water taxi accessible), but the main rooms smelled like a litter box. There were about 5 cats i counted in the living room - 2 dogs outside. All in all, a strange place.

Stayed July 2004
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CharlesInn, Owner at Charles Inn, responded to this review, September 22, 2011
We apologize for your discomfort. All but one of our pets are no longer with us. The Inn has now been practically pet free for the past year or two. None of our recent guests have been compromised by any odor, in fact we take pride in keeping a clean, healthy establishment. We would welcome you back anytime should you wish to give us a chance to show you.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2004

This house has numerous stray cats and the entire house smells of cat urine. It hits you as you walk in the door, if not before. There is very little furniture in the home, and the two places you can sit are either full of cat hair or covered in plastic. Our small room had a bathtub in the bedroom with no shower (I was dumb enough to assume that ever room in a B&B would at least have a shower). My husband, who takes nightly baths at our home, refused to get in it - instead choosing to go without a bath all weekend. There is no curtain or anything around the bath - it's just plopped there against the wall in the bedroom. So it's not private, and cleaning your body and hair without getting water all over is difficult. The toilet was in a tiny closet that was very uncomfortable. The bed was a feather bed and very high off the ground. Looked really cool, but we struggled to not roll off of it all night. It was without a doubt the WORST B&B experience we have ever had. We didn't feel like they even met our basic needs. To think we spent money to stay there......

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CharlesInn, Owner at Charles Inn, responded to this review, September 22, 2011
We are sorry your experience with us was less than positive. We attempt to please everyone to the best of our ability and apologize for coming up short in your case. We no longer have pets so "litter box" smell is no longer an issue. As to the size of the room, it is our smallest (and consequently our least expensive) room that suits many guests. We have much larger rooms with complete jacuzzi tubs that would have suited your needs more adequately. The size and quality of our accomodation is well described on our website.
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Additional Information about Charles Inn

Property: Charles Inn
Address: 74 Charles St, Annapolis, MD 21401
Location: United States > Maryland > Annapolis
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Annapolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The historic Charles Inn is a Civil War era home restored with chandeliers, fireplaces, original oil paintings, historic wall coverings and hardwood floors throughout. Come visit us and enjoy a bed and breakfast experience in a charming 19th Century home on Charles Street in the heart of the Annapolis Historic District. Be pampered with feather beds, down comforters and cozy, antique-filled rooms. Enjoy a full breakfast served elegantly on satin lace with fresh flowers, crystal candelabra, fine china and silver. ... more   less 

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