My husband and I "escaped" to Erie just after Thanksgiving and chose Spencer House partly because of the great reviews we read. We weren't disappointed. Fletcher had been working on Christmas decorations, he even had 2 trees set up with victorian decorations. The house was like a step back in time with the wonderful high ceilings and heavy doors, but it felt fresh and new. The hallways had been freshly painted from dark red to a soft coffee, and the new wallpaper was so rich. Joy has a collection of 19th century lithographs that are as old as the house which she hung up the 3rd floor staircase. It's worth going up just to see them!
We chose the Spencer Suite, which was also redone--the historic shower and tiles gave way to the most comfortable king bed and big TV. And breakfast--wow. Fletcher is an amazing cook.
We'll be coming back again, there's a beach and a zoo that weren't open, so there's a lot to do next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Save the region's 7% hotel tax, and get a great breakfast, by staying at our 5-star rated historical B&B. We are the only full service Bed and Breakfast in Erie. We're a beautifully restored Victorian mansion on Historic Millionaire's Row. Close to Gannon University and within walking distance of wonderful restaurants. Built in 1876 as a wedding gift, you'll feel welcome as soon as you enter the front door. All rooms have a private bath, cable television, free wireless internet and individual controls for heat and air conditioning. Walk to many local restaurants and attractions. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Spencer House Hotel Erie
- Spencer House b&b