We wanted a fun mother-daughter weekend at a luxury B&B, but were we in for a shock! We arrived at the 3pm check-in time & our room wasn't ready. We were shown to a sitting room and waited until they finished "cleaning" our room. When we were shown to the Swedish Cottage room, what a dissappointment. Very small - couldn't even walk around the bed. Smelled stale and dirty. Bedspread was old and in need of a good washing. (The bed was actually a feather bed as claimed and comfortable)
Tried to open the windows & the screens were torn so much you could put your entire hand through (garden full of mosquitoes right outside the window!!) New screens are so inexpensive -- you would think for $350 a nite, they could afford to replace the screens. The bathroom was so small the door opened into the bathroom and hit the toilet. You had to squeeze in behind the toilet to open the door or you would stub your toe! The room was also very dirty and dark.
Now on to the food. The website claimed all this wonderful food and delites for the palate! We were hoping for a nice treat to refresh us after our drive to the Inn. The coffee was cold. The cookies and "treats" were so tiny, you needed a microscope to see them. I can't even figure out how they could make dime-sized cookies! Quite a talent there. And there was not abundant food -- it was very carefully measured out so you would not eat too many. Tried to get a cold drink with ice -- the ice was so old and all frozen together in the freezer which was grossly in need of defrosting, so bad the freezer door could not close. We were told hors' douves would be at 6pm. I guess that was the best part of the food as they were tasty (although certainly not plentiful). Then we were told there would be brownies and brandy before bed. Well, the brownies turned out to be teeny, tiny peanut butter fudge pieces (not brownies at all) and I think the brandy was Vicks Formula 44 cough syrup! It sure tasted like it. We were still hoping breakfast would measure up to the claims. One mark of a good B&B is the how the coffee tastes. It was terrible and lukewarm. Food was sparse and all sweet things. Cake, sweet bread pudding, a fruit cup with a teaspoon of yogurt & a pinch of granola on top. Where was the frittata with asparagus and healthy abundant fruit and hearty foods the website said we would receive? The only good thing about breakfast was the mimosa (orange juice & champagne) we were served. This was so not worth the money. I am a seasoned traveler and have stayed in over 50 B&Bs. I would not recommend this B&B to anyone. Save your money & go to a Hampton Inn instead.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Wickwood! Perfectly placed in the heart of Saugatuck's Historic District, our Inn is prodigious - providing you with more privacy than a Bed and Breakfast and more pampering than a Boutique Hotel. We can't wait for you to experience the difference of life at Wickwood! We are smitten by the fresh flavors of the seasons, and we're serious about celebrating local food. Everyday we serve our owner and Silver Palate Cookbook author's distinctive Champagne Brunch, Evening Sips & Small Plates, and Scrumptious Sweets & Treats throughout your stay. All of this is complimentary because we adore the cheer that comes from sharing good food and wine seasoned with a generous dash of laughter. Of course, high speed WiFi and private parking are also part of your stay. Life it too short to worry about additional charges and costs. As you step outside our doors, the charm of our coastal Village awaits. With its pristine beaches, award winning art galleries, unique boutiques and intriguing historic interests ... you may be unable to resist life in Saugatuck! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wickwood Hotel Saugatuck