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“Great "self service" Inn...will continue to visit!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bliss Bungalow
Ranked #3 of 6 Carson City B&B and Inns
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great "self service" Inn...will continue to visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2011

My wife and I have stayed at Bliss Bungalow at least a dozen times over the past 5 years. The owners Joyce and Ron live close by and are quick to respond to any request. The fridge is usually stocked with yogurts, juices, milks,1/2&1/2, bread, butter etc. Hot and cold cereals and Starbucks coffee are supplied. The coffee maker works great (when you read the instructions). The rooms are clean and appropriately decorated as an arts and crafts era bungalow. Several local restaurants do take out (menus and area guides in the bungalow library). Often we'll pick up dinner and return to the bungalow porch to enjoy. It's not the Hilton or Holiday Inn corporate experience...but that's what we're trying to avoid. If we visit Carson City, it's where we'll stay!

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  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2011

We had a stop here driving on a trans-US road trip (between Lake Tahoe to Salt Lake City). Carson City's a bit of a strange place - lots of big out-of-town shops - but the B&B was in a small residential area. Beautifully decorated in an arts and crafts style, really oomfortable room and was lovely to be able to pop in and out on our own with the code. Were able to use the PC downstairs as well which was handy. Only slight downside was that the 'Self-serve, 24 hour continental breakfast' seemed to have been raided by someone else, as there was only an apple and an orange in the whole place!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AliceR006
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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2010

A group of us rented the whole house recently and had a wonderful visit. The house is very spacious and filled with charm. It was lovely to arrive in Carson City to a house beautlfully decorated for Christmas. It really put us in the Christmas spirit.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank marypoppins913
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2010

What a delightful place! Well appointed rooms, comfortable, good location, great value!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KonaMermaid
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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2010

We stayed one night here in the 'Sun Room' mid-week right before Halloween and had the whole house to ourselves. The house, on the corner of a quiet residential street, was decorated for Halloween on the outside, tastefully done on the inside with 'period' pieces. There are five bedrooms total (three upstairs), all with their own bathrooms, microwave and mini-fridge ( the 'Sun Room' has it's own house entrance, too). The kitchen is self-serve, so you can make yourself coffee or tea; there is milk, half and half, sugar, a small selection of cereal, seasonal fresh fruit, yogurt, bagels or bread and some yummy, individually wrapped pastries. We used the pc to check emails and DD was fascinated with the rotary phone and the typewriters! There were plenty of books, etc, to read and emergency phone numbers posted just in case. Everything went smoothly so we never communicated with our hostess on this trip, making reservations via email.
The bed was comfy enough, though softer than I am used to and queen sized. We were warm as each room has it's own thermostat.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kenpomom
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Grass Valley, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2010

The concept is interesting, unhosted inn, and it looked good on the website. However, it didn't measure up to expectations. The house is beautiful but the decoration is cluttered and kitschy. Facilities, the bathroom, internet, in room fridge & microwave were fine but the good pieces of furniture and art were filled in with tacky pieces that ruined the effect.

My biggest complaint was the kitchen. I was the only guest that night so expected a clean kitchen and fresh snacks. What I got was trash in the can from previous occupants, old fruit that should have been thrown out long ago, dirty microwave and the coffee maker that was supposed to start with a push of the button, didn't. Pastries provided were cheap little cellophane wrapped things. So fortunately I'd brought my own favorite tea, coffee and breakfast things so didn't go hungry.

It wouldn't take much attention to bring the place up to standard but as it is I wouldn't go back.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jyphoto
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nelsonbctraveler, Owner at Bliss Bungalow, responded to this review, November 12, 2010
wow - we appreciate feedback but this one is a dilly...let's see if we can respond......

We have received awards and accolades for our historic, arts and crafts, interesting and warm touches to the very period decor. Two sets of guests this morning were raving about the collections of artifacts and how enjoyable they were......each to his own I guess, can't please everyone.
We did have guest durings the day, sorry for some items in the kitchen common trash can, the coffee maker works beautifully when desired water (according the instructions and to your desired strengh of coffee) is added to with the push of a button, pastries are minimal as we aren't truly a bed and breakfast, just an inn......and starbucks coffee, multiple herbal tea choices and cereal, yogurt, etc. are available gratis and as a convenience for guests, over and above any offerings as an Inn - no reason to go hungry........ but for a big breakfast, we don't have facilities to provide. Sorry about the microwave, oops....will remind staff...... And people love the privacy of the Inn........no socializing required.......
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2010

We stayed at the Bliss Bungalow mainly hoping the bed would be more comfortable than the one at the Hampton, which is as hard as a slab of concrete. The bed was comfy but we ended up buying some pillows because the two (and only two - no extras in the closet) were wafer thin. There is no one to ask, as this B&B is unattended as mentioned on their web site and in other reviews, so we knew that going in.
Our room, the Sun Room, was pretty nice with a private entrance too. It also has a door that leads to the kitchen so one can sneak out a grab a munchie incognito. The only downfall to that room is that the bathroom is located off an enclosed porch. The windows, and there are a lot of them, only have sheers. At night that means NO privacy going from the bedroom to the bathroom. Bummer to have to be fully decent to make the trip. We improvised a makeshift curtain. A real pain in the...
They do mention that they provide a continental breakfast. It is about the same as any provided elsewhere. Nothing special, though not advertised to be.
Possibly the only real area of concern about the lack of a host being present is making sure things are in order - we found molded sweet rolls and milk in the fridge that was past the use by date. Granted the milk was still OK, but the use by date is for unopened product, and this was opened and half used. We decided to find our meals elsewhere.
Overall we probably would not stay there again unless the Hampton hasn't changed out their beds!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank b&bgreatadventurers2
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nelsonbctraveler, Owner at Bliss Bungalow, responded to this review, November 1, 2010
Feedback is always welcome.
We are an Inn and offer a self-serve continental breakfast as that is all that our kitchen facility is capable of. Many love this approach - help yourself, privacy, not having to engage with other strangers and we advertise this as such. Efficiency and privacy is our offering.
Guests didn't see the blinds in the bathroom area that were there to cover all windows....sheers were just for decor, not intended coverage. We will make them more apparent to use.
Apologies for any oversights on food dates - we can certainly fix that!
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Additional Information about Bliss Bungalow

Property: Bliss Bungalow
Address: 408 W Robinson St, Carson City, NV 89703-3941
Location: United States > Nevada > Carson City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Carson City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This 1914 Arts and Crafts home, fully restored in 2005, has the original fir floors, bay windows, pine molding with leaded glass windows, sitting rooms, TV/Office area, kitchen and five guest rooms. Each guest room has a private bath with shower, refrigerator, television, alarm clock, hair dryer and hand made soaps. The queen beds are pillow top mattresses, 400 thread count sheets, each with down comforters and pillows. ... more   less 

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