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“Very disappointing stay”
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Amherst Inn
Ranked #2 of 12 Amherst B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 24, 2006

If reproduction 19th century wallpaper is your thing, this is the place for you. The structure itself is indeed lovely, and yes, the wallpaper too. However, we got the distinct impression that the innkeepers would rather be museum curators of their historical home, and only tolerate guests in order to bring in some income; our reception was far less than a warm one. It also seemed apparent that they had never visited another B&B to see how they're commonly run. For instance, they don't accept credit cards. We had to mail a personal check to them to reserve the room. The "full breakfast" they advertise consisted of stale cereal, room temperature milk, and a bowl of scrambled eggs, served buffet style. One of the innkeepers acted quite put upon when another guest asked if he could have his toast (also served buffet-style, and simply left on the sideboard) warmed. We went up the street and purchased some far better breakfast goodies at the Black Sheep bakery.

The inn's location is great, and the bed was comfortable, but we will not stay here again. One last word of warning: this couple also runs the Allen House Inn. Try the Lord Jeffrey Inn instead.

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 11, 2005

I was on a business trip to Amherst and interested in a comfortable place where I could do some work. I stayed in a first floor bedroom facing the street. The bed was very comfortable and was the best thing about the room. There is some street noise, but otherwise quiet. The shower and bathroom were very cramped, but okay for a business traveler. The help and hostess were great. Lots of antiques. The wireless access worked but had to go to the kitchen area-- either on the porch outside or in the kitchen after everyone has gone home.

  • Stayed: November 2005, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 14, 2005

We did not have such a great experience at the Amherst Inn, which is down the street from the Allen and run by the same people. We'd hoped for a relaxing weekend with lots of sleeping late, but our first floor room was next to the kitchen and the dining room, where breakfast is served at 8, and we were not warned of this ahead of time. The inn is beautifully decorated, with authentic furnishings in very good taste, and I would recommend it to anyone who dreams of staying in an old house full of antiques. But our room was incredibly dusty - the corners looked like they hadn't been vacuumed in weeks, and there were clots of dust on the extension cords down there, and dust on the phone, clock radio, etc.; I put my computer case down on the floor, and when I picked it up later, it was covered with dust. The staff did their best, but they didn't really get things like not changing the towels until *after* you've taken your shower . . . .And some of the towels were frayed and threadbare. We'd been looking forward to luxuries listed on the website like "fine Swiss chocolates" and free wireless access; what we got was 2 rather stale Nestles kisses and a new wireless system that wasn't working. It could all have been funky and charming, but at $175/night, we felt ripped off.

  • Stayed: October 2005
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Reviewed November 2, 2015
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  • Stayed: October 2015, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 29, 2012
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 29, 2010
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  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Amherst Inn

Address: 257 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002-2335
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Hampshire County > Amherst
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #2 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Amherst
Price Range: $143 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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