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Review of Taylor House Inn

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Taylor House Inn
Ranked #4 of 16 Wilmington B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Didn't even make it in the door”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

Called to reserve a room for our wedding night, and the guy who answered spent more time asking someone in the room for pot than helping me. Complained that it smelled like "rosemary." When I told him we'd be getting in late, after our reception in Topsail Beach, he said he wasn't interested. Very weird experience.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank spcoon
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scottiejay04, Owner at Taylor House Inn, responded to this review, 18 April 2012
We too think this is weird, for all we know this call never came here. Perhaps the caller is confused and called somewhere else and got that response. I also think it is odd that Tripadvisor puts up reviews that are false and insists on keeping those reviews posted.
There has never been any illicit substance on these premises as far as we know, much less talk of such.
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  • Location
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  • Value
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English first
Silver Spring, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

We went to Wilmington on the spur of the moment, so couldn't be very particular about where to stay. The visitor center in town wasn't allowed to play favorites, but helped us locate a vacancy at a b&b and showed us photos online so we had an idea of what to expect. The house was far more beautiful in person and the accomodations were perfect. We couldn't have made a better choice. This is exactly what a b&b should look & function like all the time. (Unfortunately that's not always how it is.) Scott & Karen are fabulous hosts.

Room Tip: Ask to see them if possible, otherwise Scott will guide you well.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank Barbra A
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Raleigh, NC
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2012

I stayed at Taylor House Inn for two nights in the room called Peace. Scott, the innkeeper, is fantastic and he greeted me warmly when I arrived about 4:45PM (check in is at 4:00PM, checkout on day of departure is 10:30AM). He gave me a map of the area and made restaurant recommendations. Trust his taste - it's impeccable! I took his recommendations (he even made the reservation for me) and I was quite happy. He was also pleasant to talk to and I had great conversations with him during my stay. I also met his lovely wife, Karen, while there.

The whole house is immaculately clean and the rooms are lovely and comfortable. Peace is a very beautiful room. It has a stand-up shower, which is smaller than one might expect. If you are a bigger person you may want to choose a different room. For me it was more than fine. The bed was incredibly comfortable with super comfortable sheets.

The breakfast was incredible. I mean just amazingly so. Scott serves coffee on the upstairs landing outside your room early so you can enjoy a nice beverage while getting ready. Breakfast is at 9:00 - you don't want to miss it! Everything is homemade and done to perfection. It was more than enough food for me, and there was plenty of coffee and juice as well.

It's about 7 blocks to the river, which is a very easy walk. It's also off Market Street, so it's an easy drive to just about anywhere. I made it to the beach and the river with no problem!

This was a fabulous experience and I will certainly be staying there again in the future!

Room Tip: Tell Scott about your trip when you book and he'll help you choose the right room to stay in.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Tw41733
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Easton, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our three-night stay at the Taylor House Inn, which was our first stay in Wilmington. Scott, the innkeeper, greeted us warmly when we arrived at about 7:30 pm (ring the doorbell when you arrive), and gave us a nice rundown of the attractions and dining options for downtown Wilmington. We took him up on a couple of his dining recommendations, and were very pleased!

The house is beautiful, and very clean. The classical music playing in the foyer permeates the entire lower floor and enhances the look and feel of the parlors and dining area, all decorated with early 20th century appointments and furnishings.

Scott's breakfasts at 9 AM were excellent, with fruit and yogurt to start, and tasty classic hot gourmet entrees to satisfy! The early morning coffee service left by our room before breakfast was a welcome addition.

We stayed in the room named Serenity. Looking at the other rooms while we were there, this is one of the smaller rooms, but still very comfortable and nicely appointed. This room has a small TV which we used for news and weather, where the other rooms we saw do not have TVs. The bathroom only has a small shower stall, which is fine for the averaged sized person. Larger people would probably want to choose one of the other rooms in the house with a tub/shower combination. The Serenity room also has a working fireplace, but the weather was way too warm while we were there to even try it out. The queen bed was very comfortable. The sheets and blankets were high in quality.

The house was about a six or seven block walk to the main downtown area and river walk, where the shops and restaurants are found. It is an even closer walk to the streets where the beautiful historical homes are found. Some date back to colonial times, but most are from the Victorian era. The Bellamy mansion is literally less than two blocks from the Taylor House Inn, and considered by many in the area as the signature landmark home in Wilmington.

Scott was offering a three-night special at the time, which made the whole stay an excellent value. We were very satisfied with the whole experience and would recommend Taylor House Inn to anyone visiting the Wilmington area!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank Doug and Ann J
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

Husband and I had a fabulous two night stay at Taylor House Inn. The host, Scott, was very friendly and informative. We were a few blocks from all the action downtown and the room we stayed in, Love, was beautiful. Loved breakfast and especially the chocolate kisses in the room.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank mkniery
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Additional Information about Taylor House Inn

Property: Taylor House Inn
Address: 14 N 7th St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4645
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Wilmington
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Wilmington
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,125
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Historic home is on a quiet one-way brick paved residential street, just six blocks up from the Cape Fear River in Historic downtown Wilmington. Upon arriving, there is a lovely front porch with rocking chairs and swings to pass the day in and catch the cool breezes coming off from the river. Entering this lovely home, you will be in a twelve foot high foyer with original woodwork and stained glass windows on the staircase. There are two homey and comfortable parlors to sit in, to read or play board games or just to sit listen to the classical music that is continuously playing. The formal dining room is where the candlelight full hot seated gourmet breakfasts are served every morning. Fine antiques and art are abound in the is lovely home. Upstairs there are five bedrooms, all with their own private bathrooms. The names of the rooms are; Love, Joy, Peace, Tranquility and Serenity. Love and Joy are rooms with King-size beds and private baths with both showers and claw foot soaking tubs. Tranquility is a lovely room with a Queen-size bed and a private bathroom with both a shower and a claw foot soaking tub. Peace and Serenity, have Queen-size beds and modern bathrooms with stall showers. This is a lovely place to stay for your lodging needs. Among the extra amenities; there is an early morning coffee service delivered just outside your door, central heat and air, ceiling fans over each bed, freshly ironed sheets, chocolates and fresh flowers in your room. Truly, a lovely place to get away from your everyday concerns and worries. ... more   less 

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