Noisy Train Whistle Blows Peaceful Stay A review of Reagan's Queen Anne B & B
I am torn about this review. I have nothing but good things to say about this wonderfully decorated home and the very attentive inkeepers. However, I wished I had known that a very noisy train rumbles by blowing an incredibly loud wistle about every ten minutes ALL NIGHT LONG! The noise from the street also contributed to a very sleepless night. Now I fully understand that this is beyond the contol of the folks here, however, I feel obligated to warn other light sleepers that this may not be the place for you.
The breakfast was wonderful and the house if full of museum quality artifacts and is beautiful. The owners are friendly and enjoyable.
Thank you for the wonderful compliments. It is unfortunate that you did not make your complaint directly to us during your stay or upon check out, as we would have been happy to compensate you for your sleepless night. We also provide earplugs for those who might have hypersensitive hearing issues. Yes, we have heard remarks about trains (which pass 5-10 blocks from us), however most have been positive remarks, referring to it as nostalgic. The "noisy" night you experienced, was certainly one of the few deviations from the norm, with the air conditions that night being "just perfect" for making the echoing train noise sound much louder than normal. Though it may have seemed as if the trains were running at 10 minute intervals ALL NIGHT LONG to the light sleeper, BNSF railroad reps have assured us that it is impossible for Hannibal train traffic to run at intervals of 10 minutes at any time of day. Monday morning, the city council will be receiving a noise complaint with regard to the violation of the noise ordinance, both on the street and with regard to the train whistle noise levels. Update!!: As promised...the Director of the Hannibal Convention & Visitor's Bureau, the City Manager and the Chief of Police have been notified of your complaint this morning, 10/25/04.