All in all the Park House Inn is a lovely place to stay. As others have stated in prior reviews, not directly downtown but only about 5-6 blocks away so nice location. Value wise it was the best priced room we found for our Thursday night stay. Nice screened in porch, nice amenities out all day - tea, peanuts, chex mix, etc. Our room was well appointed. Breakfast was very good, scrambled eggs, sausage, blueberry pancakes and fresh fruit.
Here is the odd part of our experience and for some this would be a non-issue so it should not deter from booking this Inn. I had spoken to one of the owners last week and informed her that we might be early as we were coming directly from taking our son to school. She assured me that was no problem, and if the room was ready she would get us in early. I assured her that we understood the check in time was at 3 and we would stop by when we arrived to check in. We arrived at 11:30 and rang the bell and walked in as instructed by sign on the door. A woman was sitting in the other room and came around the corner and asked "can I help you"? I told her who I was (we were one of the two guests in the ten room Inn that night). She looked frustrated, consulted someone in the other room and told us to come back at 3. No offer to bring any bags in, get advice on the area, or even introduce herself as one of the proprietors. We felt very uncomfortable and out of place and left quickly. We did return after 3 and she was much nicer and very accommodating but the entire experience was so different from any other b & b we have ever stayed at. We usually love staying at b & b's where you feel at home right away and this was just not the case for us. We really had no expectation of getting our room early but did hope to meet the owners and get acclimated to the area. So yes I would recommend this Inn to a friend for the price, location and nice room but with the caveat that we felt more like customers only once we were allowed to check in and never really felt like guests at their Inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic 160+ year old property with modern amenities & mixed period furnishings. Offering 9 guest rooms, all private full baths & seasonal use fireplaces(Nov-Apr), some rooms feature private hot tub or over sized jetted spa tub and balconies for exclusive use by room occupants. Daily maid service, serving full breakfast daily family style in the dining room with wood burning fire in colder months to warm the morning or al fresco on the porch overlooking the garden in warmer times. Onsite free parking & WI-FI service. Located close enough to walk to downtown shops, restaurants, and galleries but far enough away from the crowds to be quiet and relaxing. ... more less