Based on the website, this seemed like the perfect stop-over between Washington DC and Louisville for a relaxing, romantic stay with my fiance. The rates seemed on the high-end for West Virginia, but the added luxory and hospitality of this B&B seemed well worth it. Overall, the trip advisor comments seemed to support that this was the place for us, but I was a little aprehensive based on a few reviews... ultimately, those were the ones I should have listened to.
We arrived to an awkward-borderline-rude greeting from the owner, and from the beginning, never really felt welcome there. The house is old and historic with lots of beautiful details, and certainly has some quirks that really give it character, but it also seems to have an identity crisis between an 18th century victorian mansion and cluttered yard sale. Like the house itself, our room managed to be both comfortable and uncomfortable at the same time - clean, dark, elegant, cramped, ornate, outdated. The location is in a nice neighborhood, just a block away from a great restaurant (blue grass kitchen) and the capitol building, which kept us plenty entertained. Tea time snacks and breakfast were very good. We requested vegetarian breakfast in our reservation, which was missed, but we didn't say anything because at that point it seemed like the owner had warmed-up to us and we didn't want to make any waves. We hung around a little while after breakfast to explore the capitol complex, but were glad to check-out. We won't be back.
The Brass Pineapple experience is like staying at your grandmother's house for the same price as a higher-end hotel. We just felt on-edge the whole time, and didn't enjoy it. However, there seem to be some loyal fans of this place, so to each their own.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Brass Pineapple Inn-Historic Stately Accommodations with Modern Amenities. Rooms have 12 foot ceilings, beautiful lighting, sturdy wood beds, private bathrooms. Breakfast Included with Room Rate. Meals and Room Service Available. Award winning accommodations. Guests include Good Morning America, Arts & Entertainment Television, PBS, Mountain Stage, Delloitte & Touche, MeadWestvaco, Bayer, Toyota, Producers from Oprah Winfrey Network. Conveniently located only 3 blocks from I-77/I-64, 3 Miles from Yeager Airport, 1/2 Block from State Capitol Complex, 1 Mile from Downtown, 3/4 Mile from Clay Center, 1.5 Miles from Civic Center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Brass Pineapple Bed And Breakfast
- Brass Pineapple Hotel Charleston