I'm not sure what all the complaining is about.... My husband sent me there as an anniversary/birthday gift. Although it was a surprise, Mayflower contacted me before my husband told me and ruined it. : ( They did, however, say sorry and sent me a nice letter to my room and a dish of chocolate covered strawberries... All was forgiven (thank you Jamie)!
It was 3 days and 2 nights of pure bliss. Check in is at 3 but you can get there as early as you like and spend the day at the spa or pool just relaxing. I got there at 11:00 and they came and found me at 1:00 to tell me my room was done early and I could check in. Everyone knows you by name and addresses you by Mr. or Mrs. _______ when they see you. The attention is first rate!
Okay, so the rooms "look" a little dated but that is done on purpose. Everything is new and the bathrooms are beautiful. Yes, the walls are thin and you can here sounds of people walking around or talking (muffled). It's not that big of a deal. No cell phone or blackberry service, but I didn't care. I went there to get away from the world. They have laptops in the buildings for you to use if you need to. Okay, the staff is a bit young and don't really know what's going on. They don't know the answers to most questions and you also get different answers to the questions you ask depending on the person you talk with.
As for the spa, OMG, I wanted to live there!!! Just beautiful! I stayed in the Allerton building which is right next to the spa. So if you get a treatment and don't want to hike back to your room, or you would like to go back and forth to the spa to hang out, stay in the Allerton. While I was there, Kathy did the detox scrub and it was wonderful. Karen did the Mayflower massage and hurt! I would only go to her if you like a lot of pressure. At one point I told her it was too much and she had a bit of an attitude.
I was on an all inclusive plan so meals were included! You don't even have to stick to the spa menu if you don't want. The only time I switched was for breakfast and dessert. Have the Blueberry Pancakes with the Lemon zest in the morning. They are to die for and the warm chocolate cake for dessert is the best. There was even one day when I went to the spa for lunch and was not happy with the menu but Alyssa (loved her by the way) called the chef and asked if he could make me something else. Because he had to make me something special, the wait was about 20 min, but I was fine with that.
Check out was at 12:00 but you are free to stay all day and enjoy the spa, pool, or take classes. I eventually left at 4:00 and was sad to go! I love this place and can't wait to go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grace Mayflower Inn & Spa, located less than 2 hours from New York City, evokes the elegance of an English countryside hotel. Set on 28 acres of rolling hills, streams and gardens, each of the 30 guest rooms are individually decorated to offer a unique experience. The restaurant offers a memorable fine dining experience from either the tap or dining room menus, and the Inn's expansive wine list features many fine selections from the Mayflower wine cellar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mayflower Hotel Washington