My wife and I have traveled extensively throughout the country in our 33+ years of marriage. We love B&B's and love history. We were very excited about our pending stay at the Fairfield inn during the Gettysburg Bluegrass festival May of 2013.
Possibly we expected too much. We spent two nights in the Grumble Jones room.
First let me state the positive aspects of our stay. The food was good. The employees were very nice and helpful. Their service was good. That was about it.
The cleanliness of the front parlor on the first floor was lacking with the soiled furniture. It was the same with the soiled uncomfortable furniture in our room. The bed creaked incessantly with any move my wife or I made. The room was small and cramped. This made sleeping very difficult.
The stairs leading to the second floor were quite slanted, but their slant was nothing compared to the unbelievable slant to the floors in our room!
I was in the Merchant Marine and could only compare the slant from the outer wall to the door to be that of a ship listing 4 to 5 degrees. Walking from the door to the opposite side of the room was literally like walking uphill. This was worse when after sitting down we would get up, and would experience a dizzying effect when moving about the room.
This also made getting in an our of bed much more difficult.
There were no amenities other then some packaged cookies in the hall and no refrigerator in the room to keep cold water.
Breakfast was served at 8:30m sharp until 10. However there is no coffee out before then. If you get up earlier you must walk down the street to a restaurant to buy coffee. Additionally the cook is not flexible at all. Everyone's plate comes exactly the same, no exceptions, (according to the waitress). This included some sort of sugary syrup on top of the fruit cup and jam already on the waffles one morning and the french toast the next. Personally I like to put my own toppings on my food.
The total cost for the lodging and breakfast was $333.00 for two night, tax included. I believe the base cost for this tiny room was $150.00 per night. $90.00 per night might have been fair and reasonable. My wife and I felt that $150 per night was quite excessive for these accommodations. We both agree at these prices we wouldn't stay here again.
We are not picky at all and this first bad review we've given to any lodging establishment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Historic Fairfield Inn offers an enticing, warm, unique and memorable experience. It has been in continuous operation since 1757, and is one of the five oldest continuously operating inns in the country. Our rooms and suites are sumptuously decorated, and our food delicious. The restaurant is noted for our Chicken and Biscuits, and our Ham and Bean Soup (which is the same recipe as was served to the retreating Confederate forces on July 4th, 1863). Visitors to the Historic Fairfield Inn include Patrick Henry, Thaddeus Stevens, Robert E. Lee, and Mamie Eisenhower. This is a "must stop" destination for visitors to Gettysburg. ... more less
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