When my boyfriend and I showed up, the gentleman who ran the inn acted very odd, and told us that he needed an extra $85 for an upgrade to a different room. We were surprised, but willing to pay.
When he showed us our room, he gave us the keys and returned to his home/the lobby. The room was leaning on the cliff a significant degree, for starters. The carpeting was so stained you could hardly see through it to the color. There were no curtains on several of the windows, the room was so old that the chairs were as cracked as the mantle piece of the fireplace that wasn't in operating condition. Furthermore, the "ocean view" that we paid extra for was a view of this man's gardening tools and old scuba gear. While we were sitting in the room debating where to go from there (we knew immediately that we didn't want to stay) we realized that the man's living quarters were directly above our room, and we could hear everything he was doing (including coughing). Alternately, it also mean he could hear everything we were doing. The bed was also a double and we had been told on the phone it was a queen or a king. The lock on the door was also broken.
The dreariness and lack of appeal of the whole place was astounding. We found a place down the street less than mile away, the elk cove inn and spa, which was as charming and lovely as this place was atrocious. AVOID.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sandpiper House Inn offers five spacious guest suites, each individually decorated with antiques, comfortable chairs, down comforters, feather pillows and fine linens. Four have ocean views, while the fifth overlooks the meadow and hills of Greenwood Ridge. Your stay includes Gourmet Breakfast, served in our breakfast room overlooking the beautiful rocks of Greenwood Cove. Complimentary tea or coffee and hors d oeuvres are enjoyed in the evening beside the cozy living room fireplace. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sandpiper House Hotel Elk