We stayed here based on a whim...we were driving in the area and the young woman at a tourist info stop talked about the "ghosts", although she had never been to the place, just saw it on TV.
The ghosts are the visitors...it was the off-season and we were the only guests. We were given a room in the main house after we found that NONE of the rooms except those in the main house have a shower! We did not learn this until we went to the room and returned to the office to inquire. The tub in our original room was more grungy than I was up for using.
When we were re-assigned to this room the manager told us he hoped we would not smell the varnish from the work being done and gave it to us for the same rate as the outside room.
We felt trapped at that point...we had called ahead when we were only about an hour from the place to see if they had availability. The manager asked for a credit card at that point which I thought was a little strange but I provided it. When we arrived we did not even get a welcome, just a "here is your credit card receipt". They had rung it immediately! We would not have stayed...after we saw the rooms and learned about the varnish smell. The room in the main house was just dingy and worn.
It is evident this place is on a downhill trajectory and they are so disparate for money that they are staying open during a remodel project that any more ethical place would close up shop during rather than continue to charge full prices for less than an an ideal experience, especially when the management knows they cannot provide the full experience.
The restaurant on-site is also open. We did not eat there....heeding the advice of other trip advisor reviews...I will admit that, to our regret, we did read reviews before we decided to stay here..like I said, it was a whim.
We did have a drink in the restaurant bar. It was deserted, except for staff. It seemed to be the private bar of the staff.
So to sum it up, don't bother. There are far better hotels all over this area as well as several other great plantations to visit.
It really just felt like the staff had no love or interest in the place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience antebellum splendor in this circa 1796 National Historic Register plantation home renowned for its mystery, history and intrigue. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Myrtles Plantation Hotel Saint Francisville