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“Perfect Romantic Getaway!”
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Fort Conde Inn
Ranked #1 of 5 Mobile B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Nashville, Tennessee
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“Perfect Romantic Getaway!”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

My wife and I traveled from Nashville and spent our first night at the Fort Conde Inn before continuing on to Destin, Fl. We were celebrating our 5th anniversary and they did well to make it a memorable one! The property (inside and out) very much embodies the deep south's rich historical heritage and charm! Before or during your stay here you must take time to appreciate the daunting task it was to restore this establishment. The rooms are extravagantly decorated and the architectural finishes take it back to its former glory. The property seems to have a variety of accommodations that would suit many needs. We splurged by staying in the Royal King Suite and it was worth every penny! Tasty breakfast, thanks Robbie (see pictures)! We look forward to returning, staying longer, and bringing friends!

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Reviewed May 16, 2013

Love this southern charmed retreat! Outstanding attention to detail! Excellent service from the staff. This is a hidden jewel and though I was there for business, still a very relaxing getaway. Can't wait to visit again!

  • Stayed May 2013
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Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

Great place to stay and have a wedding. We rented the inn and cottages for the weekend and it was great.
Breakfast was included each morning and it was good.
The courtyard and old iron work looked beautiful.
Easy parking and plenty of rooms for are guest.
Thanks to the staff and all who made this a great event.
Father of the bride.

Stayed May 2013
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Lakeland, Florida
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Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

It was just wonderful! We stayed for one night as we passed through Alabama on our way to Texas. The in is lovely. We stayed in the Blakely cottage which was amazing. The rooms are vastly huge, and the beds are the most comfortable I've ever stayed in. The cottage included two large bathrooms (large is an understatement.). Wonderful lemon verbena bath products and pretty wall paper. The house is old, but never felt dated or musty, everything is fresh and clean. Breakfast was fantastic, banana fosters french toast, berry pancakes, or omlettes. Keruig in our room, fresh fruit and homemade jams for breakfast. Yes, it's downtown so the neighborhood was a collection of urban vibes, but I always felt safe. We walked to dinner and really enjoyed the staff recomendation (the Royal Scam.) Our cottage was closest to the interstate but we couldnt hear traffic at all so no worries. We did hear the train whistle a few times but it didn't bother me or keep me up (with the bed being so comfy who cares!) The owner of the inn owns the whole historic city block so it's nice and quite in the area. A really lovely treat, we'd love to come back and spend a week and explore the area. And what a deal, the cottage was 300, and had 3 bedrooms. Split it 3 ways, and add in breakfast and it's a steal!

  • Stayed May 2013
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Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

What a delightful surprise this Inn was--a true Mobile treasure. If we hadn't known, we'd have thought we were in New Orleans with the architecture and old world ambiance. The hotel manager and the owner were always hospitable and freindly, as were all the staff. Our room, although in a newer addition, still conveyed the period charm of the mansion itself. And the breakfasts are not to be missed! The food was wonderful, and we soon forgot our pre-Mobile plan of getting an early start each morning and eating breakfast on the road! All in all, we really enjoyed our stay and won't hesitate to stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Puy-l'Eveque, France
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

"Where do we park our car?", we asked on arrival. "Anywhere, we own all the buildings in the street!" was the reply. This really set the scene. The hotel/b&b owner is in the business of restoring all of the old, clapboard homes in the street to their former glory.

Their street is positioned just off the harbour front, but just a couple of blocks from the centre of Mobile. The houses and rooms within are delightfully finished in period modern with all the creature comforts that you need. Excellently soundproofed rooms give quite nights even though the properties are quite close to main roads.

Breakfast is a delight. A good choice is offered, with each dish individually cooked to order.

If we are ever in Mobile again, we would not hesitate to stay here.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mobile, Alabama
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

We rented the Blakely Cottage and the Gonzales Cottage for a wedding weekend. The Bride's immediate family stayed in the Blakely and the extended family stayed in the Gonzales. The bedrooms are huge with very comfortable/luxurious beds. Each cottage had a furnished kitchen and sitting rooms in addition to the three bedrooms per house. Tall ceilings, fireplaces, wood floors, quaint decor, and southern hospitality abound. The staff was quite accomodating and the complimentary breakfast was crazy good. The cottages were an excellent place for the bridal party and groom's party to stage and get ready for the wedding. An added perk is the excellent photos the photographer was able to get. I'd trade the noise from the trains any day or time for the comfort and relaxation we experience! I felt totally secure walking the brick paved streets. I'm hoping to visit again soon.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Fort Conde Inn
Address: 165 Saint Emanuel St, Mobile, AL 36602-3006
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Location: United States > Alabama > Mobile
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Mobile
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Fort Conde Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Fort Conde Inn, Alabama's only 4-star, AAA four diamond rated boutique hotel and bed and breakfast, is a luxurious facility exuding the style and feel of nineteenth century Mobile. Requiring two years of meticulous workmanship, the Inn has now been restored to its original Victorian splendor. Built in 1836, the Fort Conde Inn (Hall-Ford House) is Mobile’s second oldest house and its interior and exterior finishes reflect its architectural vintage from original heart pine flooring and custom-milled stairways, moldings, and window and door trim to marble fireplace mantles, plaster walls, 12 foot ceilings and crystal chandeliers. The Fort Conde Inn, located in Mobile's historic Fort Conde Village, has recently expanded to include four newly restored hisorically certified homes: The Antunez House, the Spear-Barter House, as well as the Blakely and Gonzalez cottages. Walking into the Inn today, is like taking a step back in time to when these homes were originally built. The Inn sits on a quiet street in Fort Conde Village surrounded by Victorian homes restored with integrity and respect for their architectural heritage. It is situated adjacent to Fort Conde, a pre-revolutionary war fort built by the French in 1720 and named after the Prince of Conde, a grandson of Luis XIV. Mobile was founded by the French and the fort protected Mobile from incursions by the British. In recognition of the French heritage of this land, the rooms at the Inn have been named in French after friends and family members of the owner. ... more   less 
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