Convenient but noisy A review of Spring Bayou Inn
My husband and I stayed at the Spring Bayou for a few days of what we hoped would be peace and quiet. The house is beautiful, and very convenient to shops and the waterfront, but we were given a room that was just off the kitchen (we felt the owners should have made us aware of this when we booked the room). There was continuous noise - preparing food, clanking dishes, conversations (ordering food supplies, etc). This room, The Hibiscus Room, would probably better serve as an office. The owners, a nice young couple, live upstairs with their cats. Every step they took upstairs created creaking floors and thumping sounds (from the cats). We could not sleep until the owners were in bed themselves. The room itself was spacious and comfortable although we had to prop up our pillows at the foot of the bed if we wanted to see the TV (which had no remote). The bathroom was so tiny that we had to sit "side-saddle" on the toilet as our knees and chin were jammed into the sink. We were very cold the first night and had not been made aware that there was a heater in the room. It was hidden by a hanging quilt. We returned from site seeing the next day to find that there had been no room service. The bed had not been made, no fresh towels ( although there was 1 clean bath towel in the closet). After two nights of fitful sleep (there seemed to be drag racing both nights in town and the ambulances ran all night - not the fault of the innkeepers, of course) we were exhausted. We had our own entrance into the back parking lot which was nice and the food was very good. The owners also get points for cleanliness. The bathroom was spotless. We've stayed at hundreds of B&B's in the past 30 years. For the price of 120.00 a night, most B & B's offer much more comfortable accomodations. We won't be back to this one.