There is always a first for everything, and our recent stay at the Augustus T. Zevely Inn was our first unpleasant stay at a B&B. We arrived with high expectations after having a pleasant experience with the staff during the reservation process. However upon check-in, things quickly headed south. The room that we reserved had been rented to someone else, and we were charged more for the room that we were given in return than we would have been charged for our original room. Then after failing to offer a greeting, the hostess asked us for our credit card, told us to fill out some paperwork and made it clear to us that children under 12 are not welcome, despite this comment on the Inn's web-site, "Children are welcome as long as they will respect the historic fabric of the building, the value of the antiques, and are sensitive to the presence of our other guests." (Our 5-year-old daughter traveled with us for this trip.)
We decided to try to make the best of it, but it just kept getting worse! Our room was stifling hot. We overheard the hostess tell another guest that the air-conditioning would not be turned on because no one was available to turn it on. However, the heat was on and the floors are heated, in addition...a luxury for the winter months, but not on an 80 degree day. There's so much more to tell, but all could have been somewhat more bearable had the hostess not been condescending and rude to us and especially to our daughter.
- Also Known As:
- Augustus t. Zevely Hotel Winston Salem