This "B&B" was a unique experience that I only recommend if you are a tolerant traveler. The property is beautiful, but it is more like renting a room in a downtown apartment than a B&B. The location, right downtown, is walking distance from all the major sights and surrounded by excellent restaurants. The three bedrooms share a very attractive living room, kitchen, bathroom and deck (with a max capacity of eight people), The unit is accessed by a set of very steep stairs. There is a key to the outside door which does not seem to be locked. The bedroom doors seem only to lock from the inside, so you cannot secure your room when you go out. Breakfast is a box of pastry from a local bakery left on your table, perhaps before you go out and get your own food. If you are lucky, the bathroom will be stocked with soap, enough clean towels for all the guests and a back stock of toilet paper. (I was not lucky.) But the location and the unique architecture and decoration make the experience worthwhile.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 1857 is conveniently located on the historic Market House Square in beautiful downtown Paducah. We are within walking distance of all downtown restaurants / cafes, the Riverfront, the American Quilter's Society Museum, the City's fine art theater - Maiden Alley Cinema and the fantastic Carson Four Rivers Center. The building's heritage dates back to 1857 when it was originally constructed. The owners have preserved the historical attributes and added the best in modern features. With three spacious rooms over two floors, The 1857 is the perfect location for your getaway in the heart of the downtown district. ... more less