Great B & B and we are not a B & B couple! Lovely room with very nice bath. Private, comfy beds, lovely hosts, elegant breakfasts and carafes of red wine in your room and public areas - available any time! Electric fireplace in our room added to the ambiance. We loved the extra touches that were so thoughtful and added to the warm hospitality. We were extended family staying here for a wedding in town and it was just perfect for us all - even as strangers.
The rooms are amazingly quiet and we never heard anyone upstairs or next door to us. UPS sometimes flies overhead late at night - but that cannot be avoided anywhere in downtown Louisville. We brought ear plugs but did not need them. The rooms have small folding ironing boards and irons, but if you need a full sized board - ask the host. We had a hair dryer, shampoo and soap in our suite
The 2nd floor has a guest kitchen with coffee, tea and a refrig for personal use. We used this area every night after dinner to have a cup of tea around the kitchen table with new family or a sip of wine to ease the jet lag. We purchased our own white wine, beer and snacks and used the refrigerator. We used the lovely deck and garden area in the backyard to relax and read during our down time.
This is located within walking distance to several very nice restaurants and we felt safe in walking a few blocks and back for a fine dinner.
Finally, our hosts - Herb and then Sharon, provided introductions to other guests when appropriate, directions, dining and activity recommendations and a very warm reception. Be sure to be kind and let them know when you would like breakfast so they can plan ahead - especially if it is a full house. We loved Herb joining us for a glass of wine in the evening to tell us about the house and history.
We'll be back! A great alternative to the hotels in Louisville - especially if you enjoy walking or jogging around the park and enjoy historical homes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The DuPont Mansion B&B is an historic treasure with modern amenities. The tall ceilings, ornate fireplaces and carved woodwork look and feel like the circa 1889 Victorian Mansion that it is. Yet the high speed free WiFi throughout the Mansion, flat screen TVs in all guest rooms and Jacuzzi tubs in every bath (two are double) provide luxury beyond anything imagined over a century ago. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Dupont Mansion Hotel Louisville
- Dupont Mansion Bed And Breakfast