Comfortable classic, B&B setting
Posted Mar 14, 2016
Restored old mansion with modern touches. First floor features seating area, breakfast dining area, and the "front desk" near the kitchen. Second floor has regular rooms, and third floor has loft space/dormers. First floor windows are 8-footers letting in a lot of light.
We booked the Deluxe King Spa guestroom in the third floor. That bath was something else, with plenty of marble that will please a modern day Roman. The room itself was comfortable, with a thermostat-set fireplace to regulate the heat in that space. I found the ceiling height a little low, and the dormer window didn't let in too much light making it somewhat claustrophobic. They have a floor AC unit, which was alright but the exhaust wasn't installed or attached; had to fudge around with it to make it work. The bed was too soft for our taste.
Parking was okay. Finding the inn was a bit tricky. The guests at the inn kept mostly to themselves and respected your privacy. Breakfast was good. We didn't partake of the wine and cheese in the evening. I used the dumb waiter to move my niece's suitcase up 3 floors; it was fun doing it manually. Nice innkeeps.
The inn was a quarter mile away from the Santa Cruz wharf, a half mile from the boardwalk. Good location. Just watch for cars at the crosswalks.
Overall, I would have loved to be in a room with larger windows. Accident of a hasty choice, that's all. The place is really nice, although a bit pricey.