The inn keeper is really nice & welcoming. The bathroom was really nice as well with heated floors (we stayed in the Kai). However, for us, the cons outweighed the pros. The first night we stayed at the EMI was when I realized we made a mistake by staying here. We were very cold. We asked the innkeeper about turning on the radiator heater in the room. She said the heat was set at 68 degrees, meanwhile it was 54 degrees outside. Then she told us to grab some of her old blankets in the closet, which we did not want to use. 20 minutes later she finally decided to bring us a heater we could use. The stairs are really old and creaky & you can hear when someone is walking up or down them, so if you're a light sleeper, forget about a good nights rest. The sheets & bedding are SO OLD! They have brown stains on them! She couldn't even have enough decency for her business to buy new bedding for customers! They were cleaned, but old. We brought our own blankets. She didn't ask if we needed new towels for the bathroom nor did she pick up or take out our used ones. Thank GOD we brought our own! We had no more washcloths after the first night! There are no locks on the doors & sometimes she is not there, so there may be other guests there alone with your things & the back door is kept open all day until the last guest comes in for the night. Francoise's stuff is EVERYWHERE! In the closets, all over the bathroom; however it is neat & tucked away. This is an old, smelly house she's trying to pass off as a nice place to stay. If you are expecting hotel standard, DO NOT STAY HERE!!! Also, if you like your privacy & you do not like to stay with others, DO NOT STAY HERE!! Grab a hotel somewhere else. (We did not eat breakfast--the food & house smelled disgusting). Because of this experience, I WILL NEVER STAY AT A B&B AGAIN!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Etta Mae Inn Bed & Breakfast is located in beautiful Victorian Takoma Park with easy access to metro, downtown Washington DC, Silver Spring, shopping, and good restaurants. 3 comfortable and cosy guest rooms feature generous amenities, warm inviting décor, antique furnishings and private bathrooms. Parlour with romantic fireplace, cosy reading room with library of books, TV and antique furniture, formal dining room with antique furniture, wrap around porch with ceiling fans and seating area, pergola with grape vines for outdoor seating, free off-street parking, sumptuous breakfast every morning, complimentary Wi-Fi in all areas, excellent location in Victorian Takoma Park and close to Silver Springs in the Washington DC area. ... more less