We stayed one night at the Philip W. Smith B&B in Richmond and had a very restful night after a long drive. We had bedroom #1 with a King bed. The bathroom and shower in that room are quite small, so if you are a plus-sized person, you should ask if there are rooms with larger facilities. Also, be aware that all rooms are on the second floor, and there is no elevator.
Our room was nicely furnished, had free WiFi and TV, and a view to Main Street, which is to say a view of the store and parking lot across the street. Since we knew there were no great views to be had, this was not an issue for us. The interior of the house reflects the style and architecture of the period. Interesting, but really only 2 rooms to see...the front room with a grand piano, reed organ, and furniture and the dining room.
The house was built in 1890, and has an interesting history that our host willingly shared as we ate our breakfast of sausage, omelet, muffin, and fruit. It was nice to have company for breakfast, as we had the whole house to ourselves the night before. No staff and no other guests. It seems the sister B&B just down the street, the Martha E Parry owned by the same family is more popular. The other B&B had guests and there was much more activity.
Overall a nice experience and not much more costly than staying in a chain hotel and buying breakfast out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Elegant Queen Ann Victorian Family home located in the East Main Street - Glen Miller Park Historic District of Richmond, Indiana. Features four distinctive guest rooms: One with two twin size beds. Three with king size beds. One with a queen size bed. All with private baths. Relax in the evening with homemade refreshments amid the beauty of hand carved wood and stained glass windows. Awaken in the morning to the aroma of fresh baked breads and enjoy a complimentary full breakfast. ... more less
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