My boyfriend and I booked the third floor room with a view of the water. The view was amazing- we had a ‘private’ balcony that ran the width of the building and large windows on two sides of the large room. The highlight was sitting on the balcony in the swing and watching the boats, birds and ferry. The room also has a gas stove for heat which was also a big plus.
The furnishings were sadly on the shabbier side of shabby chic- it looks like garage sale leftovers supplied most of the pieces.
The noise complaints are valid and fall into two categories- Harley bikes revving their engines in the street by the inn and the patrons from the restaurant below.
The alarming thing that happened on our stay is that at about 2:00 in the morning, as we were sitting up in bed looking out onto our private balcony at enjoying the view of the water under moonlight (door was open since it was our ‘private’ balcony) a man crept by outside our door! He then came back into view of the door and actually stuck his head into the room, apparently not realizing that we were awake. My boyfriend yelled at him (while I was screaming in fear) to leave and that he shouldn’t be out there. The guy took off, but it really startled us and made us realize that he had likely been planning on robbing a couple of tourists. The balcony is posted ‘private’, but from what we could tell he managed to get up the fire escape or enter from the floor below us- really creepy.
Don’t stay here. The staff are very nice (we really liked the front desk lady), but you would be better off spending more money for something more upscale and safe.