If you have stayed at the Ruebel Hotel before, you will be pleasantly surprised with the improvements that a new owner has brought.
My wife’s family lived in the Grafton area for more than a century and we have stayed at this 1880 hotel numerous times when we have visited the area. As charming as this hotel can be, I had a bit of an inward groan when we needed to visit the area again for a funeral. There used to be very few modern amenities, and the beds sagged as if a visiting circus had used them for a trampoline act.
What a change! Mo, the new owner, has more than 30 years of hotel management experience, and it shows. The old bedding was gone, replaced with a first class mattress, good pillows and luxurious linens. Our bed was the most comfortable I have slept in for several years. The bathroom had been redone with tile floors and new fixtures, there was satellite flat screen TV, the AC worked well, and the room was spotlessly clean.
We ventured down to the hotel bar/restaurant and asked the owner’s wife what was good on the menu. When she said “everything”, I was skeptical and had only a hamburger the first night. But the hamburger was good and we returned for dinner the following two nights and each choice was indeed very good. Basic bar food, but well prepared.
The other unexpected modern convenience was wi-fi. Far away from the big city, it was great to read the morning paper via an iPad.
This is a small town hotel, but if you are looking for a comfortable experience in an authentic old-time hotel, this is the place to stay. The owners will make you feel at home.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small 22 room boutique hotel. Charming character with 21st century amenities. Located in the center of town on main street. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ruebel Hotel Grafton