As a brand guy - and a frequent business traveler who expects, needs and values the amenities of a hotel - the idea staying in a B&B was a bit concerning. Especially when traveling alone. But WOW! was I pleasantly surprised. The room was spacious, comfortable and immaculate. No desk gave me pause...only until I set up shop on the coffee table using an ottoman as my chair. (Reliable WiFi made a difference.) Defying convention was liberating! And the large HDTV, a welcome diversion. Better than the accommodations, however, was the service! Breakfast selections were beyond abundant and delicious. Plus The Gathering Place is ON the MU campus...perfect for my business the following day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Gathering Place Bed and Breakfast, housed in one of Columbia's original homes, offers a unique blend of convenience and luxury with its proximity to campus and the downtown District area, historic charm and modern amenities. Pamper yourself with spacious suites, private baths and sitting areas, free off-street parking and a gourmet breakfast, in the heart of a vibrant academic community, all steps away from the MU campus. ... more less