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Ann Street Inn
Ranked #3 of 8 Beaufort B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cary, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews
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“Ann Street Inn is a wonderful place”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

What gorgeous inn! The house is immaculately clean, fresh, the furnishings perfect and beautiful. The location is a quick, delightful walk to Front Street yet on a quiet picturesque street. The breakfast was fantastic. The hostess, Donna, is warm and friendly. She made us feel right at home. She is fantastic! Stay here, I promise you will not regret the choice!!!! I can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: All rooms are good. You cannot go wrong!! This place is fabulous.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Donna B, Owner at Ann Street Inn, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Wrennie, Had such a good time with you and Rob-can't wait to do it again.....Happy New Year!
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Swansboro, North Carolina
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at the inn on Dec 29. The inn itself has all the character of an old home. Our room (Duke of Beaufort) was spacious and the rennovation had not detracted from its early feel. The floorboards were original as was the fireplace. The decor was consistent with the period feel while still being very comfortable. Of course, also being an old home it was a bit drafty, but the night we stayed was cold and windy, so that's to be expected.

The best thing about ASI is Donna, as the other reviews will attest. She didn't wait for us to come in to welcome us and instantly made us feel at home. She has a gift for easy conversation and is a fabulous cook. The curried fruit (!) for breakfast was incredible.

Considering its prime location, fabulous host, and charm, ASI is the perfect place from which to enjoy Beaufort. I expect we will be back.

Room Tip: The Duke of Beaufort room has access to a verandah as well as having a 2-person size whirlpool tub.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We drove to Beaufort on a spur of the moment decision and ended up at the Ann Street Inn. How lucky were we?? Everything was perfect, from the jacuzzi tub to the wine on the porch to the amazing breakfast! The best part of the whole experience at the Inn is Donna, the owner. She is an exceptional host and chef and kept us entertained with stories about Beaufort and the history of the area. We will be back many, many more times. - James and Jean from Charlotte, NC

  • Stayed November 2012
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Donna B, Owner at Ann Street Inn, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Thanks guys! I so enjoyed you both-next time you have to stay longer! You got me thinking about your cupcakes and how to make this work-I'll call you if it comes to me!
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

Coming back from a short trip to Beaufort, we realized that even if we did not see any other attractions, just staying at Ann Street Inn would justify the trip. People like Donna make Beaufort such a great place.
The house is old, but even the smallest room did not look too small for us. Clean, not moldy/dusty. One downside - no TV in the room and Wi-Fi works only in the kitchen. But we looked at it as a good way to break away from hyper connectivity.
Donna's wonderful breakfast is not only a good part of the attraction, but also provides enough energy until early dinner.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Donna B, Owner at Ann Street Inn, responded to this review, October 28, 2012
It was wonderful having you'll here and I love your beautiful Russian accents! Glad you found other things to do in your room besides watching TV-that's why I don't have them!
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Cary, North Carolina
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

We had stayed several times in Beaufort for an event, but every place we stayed came up short. That was until we stayed at the Ann Street Inn! The house is beautiful, the rooms have character without being too rustic, the breakfast was delicious and never boring, and Donna made us feel so comfortable...we felt like we were visiting a good friend. Thank you Donna for bringing the spirit of Beaufort to our visit!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Wonderful! We stayed at the Ann Street Inn, owned by the magnificent Donna Babbington, on the basis of the reviews from Trip Advisor (this place is, at the time of writing, voted best place to stay in Beaufort) and not only do I agree with all the other reviews below, I genuinely believe that this is such a lovely guest house, and that Beaufort is such a gorgeous place to visit, that frankly it could be a holiday destination in its own right!

We had the Duke of Beaufort room which is beautifully appointed, a beautiful en-suite bathroom and access straight onto a lovely porch. The inn itself is in really special setting, just 2 minutes’ walk from Front Street which is right on the edge of the water, and on a beautiful road of historical houses, and similarly decorated to the bedrooms. It makes you feel like you’re staying somewhere which would cost far in excess of, what we thought, were excellently valued rooms.

The breakfasts were delicious, Donna herself is a published cookery author and has a wealth of experience in gourmet cooking, which should hopefully give you an idea of what you can look forward to. In addition, Donna’s hospitality and welcome to Beaufort and the Ann Street Inn is second to none. We didn’t know North Carolina at all, let alone the coast line, and Donna helped us to find some really fun things to do (Shackleford Banks, Water Bug Tour, Kayaking and a trip to Ocracoke Island, highly recommended), also some great places to eat in Beaufort itself (The Grocery Store and Front Street Grill) and made us very welcome.

We would definitely visit again!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Virginia
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Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

We did not have a reservation, but stopped and asked if she had a room for us. This was a Sunday evening and Donna had a room. We got a glass of wine while she made rhe room ready. We sat on the front porch and enjoyed!
The breakfast was really good!!
So nice to sit down and eat with Donna, feels like you are visiting a friend! Thanks Donna for a nice stay!

  • Stayed September 2012
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Property: Ann Street Inn
Address: 707 Ann St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2217
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Beaufort
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Free Breakfast
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Ranked #3 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Beaufort
Number of rooms: 3
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