Second time in Charlevoix and after staying at the Edgewater (which was fine) on our first visit, we decided to stay at the Grey Gables based on a recommendation from friends who had stayed here last summer. After comparing our experience with our friends', it seems a lot has changed at the Inn. Bed was comfortable and rooms were sufficient, but did notice many bugs in the rooms...shower and windows and such. The place appeared to be clean, but upon further inspection, it seems to just be superficially cleaned for appearance.
People on TA said the Inn is falling apart, but we didn't expect a house built in the 1800s to be in fantastic shape. However, I think people mean the Inn is falling apart because of staffing. Some very odd occurrences happened with the woman overseeing our weekend stay, including a potential theft of a very expensive purse and wallet.
We also witnessed people who were not guests coming into the house, and the front door of the house was never locked, including when we returned from a wedding at 1am. Would never stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Inn at Grey Gables is a refurbished 1887 Bed and Breakfast located within easy walking distance of downtown Charlevoix. We have seven beautifully decorated rooms with King or Queen beds, private baths, plush towels, and luxurious amenities. Each morning enjoy a full hot breakfast made with fresh ingredients and a gourmet twist. We offer wine and cheese platters in the evening, and turndown service with homemade cookies before bedtime. Also available is free wireless internet, a guest refreshment center, and 1 pet-friendly room. ... more less
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