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Boone Tavern Hotel
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Berea
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

We stayed at the Boone Tavern in late January on our way to Florida. We wanted something different from the run of the mill hotels along the Highway 75 corridor. This is a lovely refurbished hotel that has a lot of charm and character. The staff were very friendly and accommodating when we checked in. Our room was small but comfortable and we had a nice view of the square.

Our later arrival time limited our ability to explore the town, so we settled on dinner in the Boone Tavern restaurant. Our meals were excellent, lots of wonderful flavors and texture. I would compare this restaurant to some of the finer restaurants in places like Charleston, SC and Savannah.

We had breakfast the next morning in the hotel restaurant and were served by Chadwick, a graduate of Berea college, who was a very well trained server and a delightful young man.

The only regret we have is our schedule did not allow us to access the craft stores Berea is known for. Perhaps next time.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

We went last week to the Boone Tavern Hotel which was a beautiful hotel the staff was extremely nice and helpful when we got to our room I called down and asked where suite was thou a very nice room it was very small the desk manager send the young to show me the presidential suite thou alittle larger with small sitting area we stayed in our orginal room because I wanted the recliner chair that was in my orginal room had a very small tv with limited tv channels but my friend and came to sleep and the chair and bed so comfortable the TV watchef us more than we it we had a wonderfull Bathroom a towel warmer big tub and shower we ate at the resturant which was expensive and good but our waitress on pm's and young man at breakfast where very nice and helpful as was all the staff I ordered the porkchop and my friend the lamb I did not care for the grits my waitress got me some wonderful mash potatoes and my friend & I after having wonderful chocolate cake waddle out of the resturant back to our room the service was very good as was the whole staff had a nice little candy store damn the bad luck because we brought alot We truly enjoyed our visit nice college campus and town and some day hope to get back but need my suite the hotel was beautiful and very comfortable

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We decided to check out Berea's art shops and the Boone Tavern, we had heard that it had a few ghost sitings too. The hotel is very clean, food is really good and the staff is polite. The shops around the hotel are nice and we loved the Candy shop around the corner.

Our room was huge with jacuzzi tub, towel warmer and tv. I didn't get to take a bath since we were only there one night.

Breakfast and Dinner were awesome, I had the pancakes with crumbled back for breakfast and the verde chicken for dinner. The chocolate cake was awesome, we shared a piece and couldn't finish it.

Old Berea had a ton of shops a short drive away and the ones that were open had cool things to purchase. Unfortunately January seems to be their "off season" as many shops were closed.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

No doubt this should be a stop on your list of places to visit. The food was great, but a bit pricey. The fudge shoppe is the best i have ever had! The staff are very professional but also students of Berea college. Which i really think is great teaching tool

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

This lovely historic in in the heart of Berea is stAffed by Berea College students. One might expect that college students might not make the best hospitality workers, but we were extremely impressed with the genuinely courteous, respectful and competent service. We visited during the Christmas week, when the inn was full, and observed the students handling any number of stressful situations with calm good sense and impeccable manners.

The rooms were comfortable, featuring tempur-pedic mattresses and nice linens, and beautiful furniture and throws that are hand made by the Berea students. Individual room temperature controls were a nice touch.

The breakfast in the hotel restaurant is wonderful.

This was our third visit to this hotel, and we will definitely return.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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BooneTavernHotel, Manager at Boone Tavern Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2013

Thank you for your recent review of our hotel. The students of Berea College value hard work and dedication to all aspects of life. I wanted to let you know that the students also made the furniture in the guest rooms and well as the tables in the dining room. The wood that they used is from the Berea College forest. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you in the future.

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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Clean, historical Inn in the center of Berea, Kentucky. The staff were students from the local college who provided excellent service. The town and campus were great to walk and wineries for dinner and drinks just a few miles away.
Well worth a get-away visit in our heartland. Food was adequate.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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BooneTavernHotel, Manager at Boone Tavern Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2013

We appreciate your review. I wanted to let you know that the college also offers tours of the college campus given by Berea College students. That may be something that you would be interested in on your next visit. Please visit our website; we have great deals going on for the winter months. Hope to see you soon!

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

Overall this was a very good hotel and we had a wonderful time. The staff was nice and very helpful. The rooms are very comfortable and overall the entire experience is much more like a B&B. We would echo a few other comments regarding lots of noise from the hallway penetrating the room, therefore our low sleep quality rating. There appears to be no true seal around the old wooden doors. Amazing how inconsiderate fellow travelers can be at times. We noted the hotel has gone 'green' in the past few years. With that there are a few minor annoyances, the sinks basically provide very little water and take forever to get hot - hint - turn on the tub faucet for two minutes to get hot water to the room.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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BooneTavernHotel, Manager at Boone Tavern Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2013

Thank you for your review. I noticed that you referred to us as a B&B. I love that! We often refer to the hotel as a big house since it was built in 1907 by Berea College students. That may also explain the noise. We do apologize for that and hope to see you back soon.

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Additional Information about Boone Tavern Hotel

Address: 100 Main St N, Berea, KY 40403
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Location: United States > Kentucky > Berea
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Berea
Price Range: $94 - $183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Boone Tavern Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 63
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