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“Do NOT stay on a concert night!!!!”

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Inn At The Olde Silk Mill
Ranked #8 of 10 Fredericksburg B&B and Inns
Reviewed June 19, 2011

Room clean, bed comfy, decent location. But NONE OF THAT MATTERS if you can't get the primary function of a room -- sleep -- because the owners have booked the building behind the room for a concert that doesn't end until 12:30AM! Tried to move rooms but couldn't because they all were booked. Seriously, what hotel owner books a concert right next to their hotel??????????????

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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whelaneman, Manager at Inn At The Olde Silk Mill, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2011

We were very sorry to hear of your experience during your stay. It is our intention to make our guest comfortable during their visit. I am glad yor found the room comfortable and the location to your satisfaction. We recently booked a couple local blues bands in our Silk Mill factory located behind the Inn. It was our intention to keep the guest not affilated with the entertainment in a different location of the building where the noice would not be heard. I am sorry due to the sell out of the Inn for this occassion ,this did not happen for you. The concert was suppose to end earlier then Midnight, and unfortunetly went a little over time. Booking music for the guest is a new venture for us, and that evening was a trail run for the sound. We have recently worked on the sound barrier for the Mill. Most guest attended the event and we offer it free of charge, and it is incorporated into their evening. We appreciate your feedback to make sure we satisfy ALL our guest. This was our first show, and we have learned a valuable lesson. This will make us more aware for future entertainment shows.
Sincerely,
Anna Sanborn
Manager

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Reviewed June 18, 2011

Do not stay at this B&B!!! This place is so bad that I am writing a negative review while sitting in the room. There is a concert venue next door, and they are having a concert on a Saturday night until 1am. The noise is so loud that we can't sleep. The front desk attendant lied and told us it would be over by midnight. Can you call it a bed and breakfast if you can't actually sleep? Clearly, the only way they can book rooms at this hotel is to cheat people on living social. This is not a reputable B&B, and I think it should be banned from the living social site.

Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 17, 2011

We purchased two one-night stay deals from Living Social that we planned to use for our daughter's graduation in May but plans changed and we were not able to use them, as planned. We started to look into booking the rooms in June but experienced major difficulty getting a room on a weekend night; my husband called the Inn and explained the difficulties with their online booking system to see if we can get some help - either an extension on the expiration date or some other option. They were completely inflexible and unwilling to help. We finally booked a weeknight stay and just returned this morning. It was so bad that I had to sit down and write this review immediately!
We booked a queen bed room and got a closet sized room with a hard full sized bed. No air conditioning in our room so we opened the windows and went downstairs to ask for assistance. The night attendant said she won't turn the AC higher explaining that she just had to turn it down because one of the other rooms complained about the temp. So I asked for a fan. She pulled a window fan from the laundry room window and handed it to me in the hallway.
We did not get a wink of sleep in because of the noise from the outside, with the window fan in the window. The sheets were rough and scratchy; the bed was highly uncomfortable with a hard mattress and squeaky box spring/frame. We thought the stay could be redeemed with a nice breakfast but we were once again appalled to find a platter of cut up Entenmann's pastries; a basket of opened and partially empty English muffins, bagels, toast; community jars of opened and partially used strawberry jams, cream cheese and butter; cheap to-go coffee and coffee creamers; and cereal poured into clear see through containers.
It was such an awful experience that we were up, had 'breakfast', and left by 8:30am! Not a single hint of B&B hospitality or charm here .... don't consider stopping in here for anything!

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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 14, 2011

The pipes in the walls screeched every time we flushed our toilet. We thought it was just our pipes but were awakened throughout the night by the noise when the people in the rooms next to us flushed their toilets. This led to a sleepless night for us. We had stopped on our way to the Outer Banks in order to rest. However no rest was to be had at the Inn at the Olde Silk Mill.

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Reviewed June 13, 2011

My friend and I decided to buy a Living Social deal featuring this property, because she lives in Southern VA and I live in Northern VA, so this is almost halfway between us. Although the room was clean, it was in terrible shape. Dry rot in the bathroom baseboards and a hole in the sink basin made us happy that we were on the first floor; at least we wouldn't fall through to a bottom floor! And again, although the bed linens were clean, the bed was so hard we might as well have slept on the floor.

The breakfast is nothing special; bags of Thomas' bagels and English muffins, a couple of cereal choices, some fruit (including a very dry grapefruit!), OJ, milk, and coffee. Served on styrofoam plates with plastic cutlery.

I have to agree that although the decorating is lovely, with nice antiques, the quality of the property and the breakfast is more befitting a Motel 6 than a Bed & Breakfast.

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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 3, 2011

The staff was friendly and helpful. Our room was roomy and comfortable, but their were no "extras" that many B&Bs offer...lotion, bottled water, snacks, chocolate. The bathroom had a missing light bulb and broken towel rack. The baseboard was also very dusty. Breakfast was disappointing. Maybe they could work out a deal with the Hardees across the street and bring in some of those biscuits! Our room was very quiet even though it faced the street. I liked the fact that the room didn't open directly to the outside. Parking was
very easy and downtown was easily
accessible. I would stay at the Inn again if the opportunity arises.

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Reviewed May 30, 2011

The location of this inn is just outside the historic downtown Fredericksburg area--just a little too far to walk to restaurants and such. The rooms were a decent size and we had a sitting room suite that gave us more space. The decor was very nice and fitting with its historic nature. Our bed was extremely bouncy and I spent the nice trying to not roll into the middle of the bed since it didn't have the best support. The bathroom was a little bit rundown and they had a note warning the hot water might take awhile which didn't end up being a problem. The water pressure and temperature control was very poor. The breakfast had nothing homemade--just the basic pastries, fruit, coffee, and such.

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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: 1707 Princess Anne St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3524
Location: United States > Virginia > Fredericksburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Fredericksburg
Price Range: $98 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Inn At The Olde Silk Mill 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inn At The Olde Silk Mill (formerly Fredericksburg Colonial Inn) is under new ownership since May 2007. Many new upgrades, pillow-top mattress, Royal Suites, wireless internet, new breakfast items, warm and inviting staff. Walking distance to Downtown Fredericksburg Historic sites, restaurants, antique stores. Great shopping and dining options! Perfect for business or leisure. ... more   less 
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