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“A delightful place with minor quibbles”

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Augustus T. Zevely Inn
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North London
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A delightful place with minor quibbles”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

Don't be put off by the negative ratings, most of which date back years.

Not very prepossessing from the outside, the interior of this charming b&b is a delight to behold. We were on a tight schedule so didn't have a lot of time to spend in the beautifully furnished drawing room. Linda, the innkeeper, gave us a very warm welcome and was very attentive to her guests' needs and a mine of information. There were a lot of nice touches,such as tea or coffee constantly on tap in the breakfast room, and dishes of sweets and tempting cookies displayed in the public areas for guests could help themselves.

Minor quibbles, we would have preferred to have tea and coffee making facilities in the room. And, as avid readers, we would have appreciated lamps on either side of the bed.

This apart, I would certainly recommend the inn and the wonderful Tavern across the street where we ate dinner on both nights. And Old Salem itself is unmissable.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bonneau, South Carolina, United States
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

Just returned from spending an impromptu weekend in Old Salem. This is the ONLY place to stay (literally!) in Old Salem, and it was wonderful! Arrived at 7pm Friday and walked right across to a magnificent dinner (w/o reservations) at the Tavern. Morning arrived with french toast (with some made especially for my husband since he's allergic to cinnamon), fresh fruit, muffins, coffee, and juice. Walked all through Old Salem and got back in the evening to freshly made homemade choc chip cookies. This morning's breakfast was spinach/egg or sausage/egg/cheese casseroles and fresh coffee cake w/ fruit and yogurt. Wow!

Can't say enough about friendliness of staff of ambiance of Zevely Inn. We stayed on 3rd floor in David Blum room (queen and twin for child). Room also had steam bath and whirlpool tub which were amazing after a day of walking.

The entire area is completely safe at night to walk several blocks with a young child and look at houses and through store windows.

Love it, love it, love it!

Room Tip: don't pick 3rd floor unless you can climb steep steps - otherwise, go for 3rd floor - completely...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

This is a nice B&B that is close enough to Wake Forest. Nice historic town. Breakfast was well done. We enjoyed the wine and cheese before a nice dinner in Winston Salem. Mornings were lovely with a pleasant walk aroud Salem. This is such a nice area to visit.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Palo Alto, CA
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

The Zevely Inn is an historic inn smack dab in the middle of Old Salem. Being in a historic building one cannot expect a modern, chrome-plated facility. Knowing that, we were not surprised when the floor creaked and the ceiling sagged a bit. We had a pleasant stay at this B&B.

Our hostess was very friendly and efficient. Our room, on the second floor was charming, with furnishings befitting the historic nature of the building. It was clean. The bed was a massive four-poster queen; it was comfortable. The linens were fresh and clean. There was also a small desk. A large chair was squeezed into a corner near the large wardrobe where clothes were hung and where the television was placed. The air conditioner worked satisfactorily and was very quiet. I'm entering this review using the in-room wireless internet connection.

The bathroom was very small. The fixtures were old but worked just Fine. Other than a few stains on the floor tile grout it was clean.

The breakfast was excellent, served buffed style with plenty of choices. The parlor has some comfortable chairs to lounge in. Chocolate-chip cookies were served in the evening. Ice and bottled water are freely available near the breakfast room.

Altogether we had a very enjoyable stay there.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

We stayed at the Zevely for two nights while visiting Old Salem and MESDA. I loved that we could just leave the car and walk to everything. Linda, the innkeeper, was very welcoming. She showed us some sample menus from restaurants, and was good at giving directions to restaurants.

Our room was on the second floor, with a lovely view of a huge old magnolia tree. Although it was very hot that week, we sat outside on the second-floor porch one afternoon, enjoying the rocking chairs and fresh air. The bed was comfortable and the room had a gorgeous large armoire in it. I liked the candles on the windowsills. The bulbs were small, and gave just a little light, very charming. The floor had wide floorboards, and there were rag rugs next to the bed and at the foot of the bed. As other reviewers have noted, the floor creaked in places--that's part of the fun of staying in an old house! The air conditioning was good, and the room had its own thermostat.

Breakfast on Friday was continental. Freshly baked muffins and breads, fruit, cereal, yogurt. Breakfast on Saturday was larger, with french toast and sausage. A plate of fresh cookies was set out every evening in the hallways, a nice touch. And they were baked that day--when we stopped back mid-day, we could smell them baking.

The bathroom in our room could do with updating, but everything worked, so we had no complaints.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2012

During our recent stay at the Zevely, we encountered a bit of a problem. Linda couldn't have been more helpful and professional in her immediate response. We have stayed before and will return as often as possible.
Thanks Linda for making our stay more than just memorable.
MK Ruwe

Room Tip: We love the summer kitchen w fireplace.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

This quaint B&B is nestled right in the middle of the Historic district. For a 200+ year-old home, it is suprisingly modern in its guest amenities: a whirlpool tub combined with a great steambath function belies its age (and something not found in any other B&B in my 30 years of B&B experience). The Innkeeper, Linda, was delightful, accomodating to every request...even one where she had to bend the rules a bit to meet our schedule! Breakfast was delicious, the room was clean and quiet (although the climb to the third floor is very steep in this 200 year-old brick home; probably easier for the children to use in the 1700's than for this 77 year-old duffer). Breakfast conversation flowed easily with the other guest, aided by our Hostess with a wide knowledge of local lore and good restaurants.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Augustus T. Zevely Inn
Address: 803 South Main Street, Winston Salem, NC 27101-5332
Location: United States > North Carolina > Winston Salem
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Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Winston Salem
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Number of rooms: 12
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