This part of New York can be expensive, so we were happy to find a room at this B&B rather late in the game. Both the room and bathroom were large and clean. I also didn't mind that we had a continental breakfast rather than the hot breakfast many B&Bs offer--sometimes that is kinder to the waistline. I also appreciated the fact that there was parking just behind the building (only four spaces but we always found one open when we returned in the evening), that we were right in the middle of the town, and that coffee was available at all hours with actual milk in the fridge (not just those awful powders full of chemicals). So someone was obviously trying to make the guests happy.
However the decor in the room was really tired. (We were in a front room on the ground floor--I don't know if the other rooms were similar.) I felt like I was visiting a (very nice and very clean) elderly relative who had not updated anything for a long time. I have stayed in a lot of B&Bs over the years, and I enjoy that feeling of being spoiled a bit, like a special guest, and I missed it here. Here there was visible plumbing, painted plywood partitions to create some storage space, kind of cheap curtains over this storage space, badly painted wooden floors visible where the unattractive carpeting left it exposed. Some of these elements are probably compromises that were made to modernize an old building, but they felt jerry-rigged and badly done. This old house has lovely bones and when the owners have the available capital, they would do well to invest in a high-quality upgrade. But until then, it is still a comfortable and convenient place to spend the night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the center of Woodstock; reasonably priced, charming rooms; free complimentary continental breakfast; 24X7 coffee/tea station; wifi ... more less