Upon our arrival at the Hotel, we were greeted with a very friendly and knowledgeable desk clerk. She did a wonderful job explaining the amenities included in our room rate, and was very polite. Our room was standard for a B&B... lots of old furnishings and decor. I love antiques, and was happy with the room. The bedding could have been more luxurious (considering we were in an expensive suite), but in keeping with the antique feel of the room, it was old and "granny-like" as my husband described it.
The bathroom was small, as expected for most B&Bs. But stepping over the toilet to get in and out of the shower was a bit odd. Also, no wash cloths were in the room (but signs saying not to wash your make-up off with them were present). I was happy to see plenty of full size towels. But not happy with the tiny bottle of cheap shampoo and small cheap soaps. There was no hair dryer, or even a note suggesting you could check one out at the front desk.
The worst part of the room was the lack of air conditioning. It's July - in Florida - A/C is a must. The placard above the room thermostat instructed guests not to set the temperature below 68 degrees or it will break the system. I suspect someone did not follow the rules and the entire upstairs at the hotel was left in the heat. It was so uncomfortable, my husband and I considered going home in the middle of the night. We decided we were on an adventure, and since we'd paid over $110, we were going to tough it out. The next morning, there was a half apology from the staff (with a joke about how people pay for that type of experience in Sedona - yeah, pretty sure if that's the experience I wanted, I would have chosen to vacation there instead). No compensation was offered for our discomfort.
Breakfast was probably the best part of our stay. The cafe room was well cooled, and the food was tasty. Two options were offered for the main course, both of which were plentiful and delicious. Yogurt, toast, and bagels were also offered.
After breakfast, we checked out and walked around the town for a bit. It was a very hot and humid morning, so before leaving the town, we popped back in the hotel cafe to purchase some bottled water to cool off. Since we stayed at the hotel, we were not charged for the water - which was a very nice gesture.
Overall, the hotel staff was pleasant, but the hotel itself left a lot to be desired. We won't be going back, and won't recommend this place to our friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "One of Florida's Top Ten Bed & Breakfast Inns" gives service beyond your expectations. Built as a Masonic Lodge in 1920, this magnificent structure was completely restored in 1998 with all of the modern amenities you would expect in a fine Hotel. Every room has been decorated to create a unique theme with the ambiance of a time past. With its 4-Star Bogey's Restaurant and Bar and the Hotel's AAA Triple Diamond Rating, it has become the place to stay for travelers and romantic get-a-ways as well as for business men & women. Hotel DeFuniak is located across from the Walton County Court House and steps from the Lake Yard Park at Lake Defuniak. ... more less
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