We just returned from a 2 night stay at the Inn. It was beautiful on the outside and unique on the inside. The parking was not idea. They had 3 spaces out front. The rest of the parking was behind the hotel and not in a good area. They had cameras up and signs posted saying the Inn wasn't responsable for break ins. On Sunday, a vehicle 5 spaces down from our had been broken into. They had busted out the passenger side glass of the vehicle. We spoke with one of the owners and she said they went though everyting in their vehicle.
Also, there are train tracks that run right beside the hotel and several trains pass throughout the day and night. At least 3 trains pass between the hours of 10 pm-6am.
We booked through a Gropon Deal that included a Welcome "basket" of water, snacks and logo coffee mugs. Well, we didn't get a "basket" just a bottle of water for each of us per day and a bag of chips for each of us per day. Also, they advertised a wine and cheese reception each evening. We don't drink and on Friday they did offer lemmonade with the cheese. On Saturday, nothing was offered.
As far as the breakfast goes, you had a choice of what you could order and when you wanted it to be delivered. We ordered a yogurt parfit with granola, a blueberry muffin with mixed berries and fresh fruit each day. Well, our yogurt just had a couple of berries in the top of it....no granola. We got the blueberry muffin....no mixed berries and we never got our fresh fruit. When I was checking out on Sunday, the gentlemen in front of me said he got stuff he didn't order and stuff he did order was missing. The clerk told him that they were out of granola, bagels and fresh fruit. So, I guess that explains why we didn't get it either.
While it was a unqiue place and we like some things about it I dont' think we'll ever go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience Southern Hospitality at it’s finest in the heart of Columbia, South Carolina. Listed on the National Historic Register, The Inn at Claussen’s blends historic grandeur, exquisite service and eco-friendly amenities in perfect proportion. Once home to Claussen’s Bakery we are now a 29 room Boutique Inn, just steps away from some of the best dining and shopping in South Carolina. Whether you’re taking a quick vacation or getting down to business, we have all the modern comforts to help you get away or stay connected. At The Inn at Claussen’s you can always expect your breakfast to be delivered to your room in the morning, a glass of wine in the evenings and gracious hospitality around the clock. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Inn At Claussen`s Hotel Columbia
- Hotel At Claussens
- At Claussens Hotel