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The Kenmore Inn
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland
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40 reviews
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“Brilliant period property”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

We stayed in the Kenmore Inn for 3 nights, one of which was during a thunderstorm when the lights went out! The staff had already given us torches but it really made the evening very atmospheric as the Kenmore is a beautiful period property. Outside you have the porch with swings and lots of comfortable chairs where you can spend your evening watching the world go by. It is very close to the historic center of Fredericksburg and, if you can get a space, you can park right outside for free. The rooms are small but brilliantly furnished. Ours had a fourposter bed and a fireplace. The bathroom, however, was small although it did have a jacuzzi bath and shower. The breakfast was fine in the main dining room and I would recommend the restaurant in the cellar - we had an evening meal of steak and creme brulee which was mouthwateringly good! I had confirmed out reservation with an online site before travel and unfortunately when we arrived the booking had not been confirmed. This was not a problem to the staff who gave us the room we wanted (you confirm which one you want at time of booking) and said they would sort it out with the booking agents. The staff also let me print off boarding passes etc on their own systems when leaving. I would high recommend this property is you want something authentic to the area.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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North Carolina
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

This is a cross between a B&B and an Inn. It is professionally staffed 24 hours per day like an Inn but the rooms are more B&B-like. It is an old place (circa 1824) but was updated in 2001. The rooms are spacious, clean and well appointed but a little dark for reading. Also, since the place is historic, it is cooled by window air conditioners which can get on your nerves.

The breakfast was very good and served on your schedule between 7:30 and 10. Also, there is a bar and restaurant in the basement so you don't have to go out for dinner if you are tired of driving. You can also walk a few short blocks to the historic district where there are lots of nice restaurants. If we were in the area again, we would definitely return.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

We had a very relaxing stay. Breakfast was excellent. The scones were delicious. Bacon unbelievable. Coffee...just ok and the coffee maker on the second floor did act up at times. But , a beautiful place. Quiet, but just a short walk to the center of town. The restaurant down stairs is a real hidden gem. Some of the best Tuna I have ever had. If I get back to this area again there is no doubt that I would stay there again.

Room Tip: Room 201 was excellent, don't know about the others.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2012

Don't even hesitate when booking this B&B! It's a hidden treasure! I knew nothing about Fredericksburg, but I happened to stumble upon this Inn while planning a road trip to Manassas, VA. We were taking my daughter's boyfriend home from college and Manassas didn't have much to offer in terms of accomodations. We reserved the "Washington Suite" which offers 2 bedrooms and 1 full updated bathroom with a separate shower and jetted tub. The price was awesome considering a full gourmet breakfast was included. The only con was the room did not have central air, but we had a window unit that kept us cool even in July. I loved all the antique decorations and furnishings, but what I enjoyed most was the front porch swing. If you look carefully, you can see the Robin's nest from the front porch. I was able to zoom in and capture a photo of a baby bird ready for a feeding. This place feels like home and we can't wait to return, especially now that they are offering dinners. You can also follow them on Facebook. Enjoy!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

My husband and I recently spent two nights at the Kenmore Inn and loved its charm. The room was large, the bed was comfortable, and the bathroom was well-appointed. Breakfast was also very good. The pub and restaurant were closed both nights, but we had a great meal at a local restaurant recommended by the Inn's staff. Very good locale for visiting nearby historical sites.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Alexandria, Virginia
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143 reviews
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Reviewed May 25, 2012

I spent one evening at The Kenmore Inn. They were kind enough to allow me to drop my bag off upon arrival on a morning train so that I could tour Fredericksburg without it. When I arrived later in the afternoon to check in, they were having some computer problems so that I couldn't formally check in but they gave me the key to my room so I could go relax after a long day of site seeing. I was in the Marye's Heights room, which is different now from the photographs on the website (furniture-wise). The bed was extremely comfortable. On the downside, you can hear the conversation of those in the garden area below. I don't know if it was thin windows or through the air conditioning window unit. The breakfast was splendid and includes a choice of menu items. It was exactly what I wanted. The location is excellent right in the historic district.

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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed May 23, 2012

My friend and I stayed in the Washington suite (203). We had stayed in the same suite several years ago on a trip to Fredericksburg. However, even though their website said the inn had been updated, I failed to comprehend that the former 2 bedrooms was now a bedroom and living area with a sleep sofa. That was no big deal, but having no door on the living room was somewhat of a nuisance since every time one of us used the bathroom, it disturbed the person in this room. Other than the sleeping arrangements we were very pleased with our stay. The rooms are large and comfortable and we did not hear any noise from the other guests coming and going in the hallway. It is located on a busy street so you do hear some street sounds. The breakfast was excellent and plentiful. Having a coffee maker in the upstairs hall was a welcome touch.

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Property: The Kenmore Inn
Address: 1200 Princess Anne St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3736
Location: United States > Virginia > Fredericksburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Fredericksburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Kenmore Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in downtown Fredericksburg, the Kenmore Inn (c1793) offers charm and southern hospitality in a beautiful intimate setting. Nine unique and elegantly appointed bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms await your stay. We offer complementary sherry and bottled water in each room as well as a plated breakfast for each guest in our formal dining room. Located on the lower level of the house we have a European style pub and our garden restaurant & patio serving creative contemporary foods that will please the casual or refined diner. Whether you sit on our front porch swing and enjoy a glass of Inn-made sweet tea, take a stroll to the many historic sites and antique shops in town or relax in the parlor with a good book, the Kenmore Inn is your relaxing getaway. For visitors seeking classic southern hospitality, luxury accommodations and personalized service in a premier location, this Princess Anne Street Inn offers all that and more. Come see why this historic Inn catches the admiring eye of virtually everyone who passes by. ... more   less 
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