No top sheet = Kinda creepy A review of Humboldt House Bed & Breakfast Inn
We spent one night at the Humboldt House. The location was very convenient, close to the museum and inner harbour. David was very gracious and allowed us to drop our luggage early so we could explore the city unencumbered. When we returned to the house to settle in, we found our room (the Oriental) to be very smoky smelling. Evidently, someone lit a fire in the fireplace without properly venting everything. The room was good sized, but we were disappointed to only find a hand held shower in the spa tub. Later, when we prepared to go to bed, we found that there was no top sheet on the bed! Only a comforter in a (hopefully) clean cover! My husband did not think this was a big deal, but I was really creeped out! What if I only wanted to sleep with a blanket? If it had not been so late, and had we not already had to request an early breakfast (so we could catch the ferry) I would certainly have called to ask for a sheet. Consequently, I could not fall asleep and got no rest that night.
Also, take note-there are no TVs, but there is internet access if you have a wireless enabled laptop.
The next morning, we got to the 1030a ferry to Victoria at 830a only to find that we were number 23 on the waiting list!
So 2 morals here: 1. Check the bed for sheets before it's too late to reach someone! and 2. No matter what anyone says, call the Coho to make a reservation! If they tell you that there are no reservations, it does not mean they don't take them, it means they are booked! Get there early... park your car in line the day before if you have to!
Our luxurious beds are dressed with goose down comforters, with cotton duvet covers that are laundered daily (this is actually two top sheets!)
Sometimes rooms which have wood-burning fireplaces have a slight odor from the fireplace. I do regret if the guests found this to be bothersome.