To be honest, I’m a littler nervous to write this review because it’s the first time I actually wouldn’t recommend just anyone stay here. I almost went home 10 minutes after check in and I didn’t feel very safe. After barricading the door and putting in some headphones I decided to stick it out.
Don’t get me wrong, the place is cute! If you’re a large fit male I’d recommend you stay here in a heart beat.
I’d just finished photographing a wedding. It was about 11:30pm. I’m wearing a light blue summer dress that keeps catching in the wind Marilyn style. (This one to be exact.) There is no key box or lock code. I park on the street and must enter a bar to get the key from the bartender. Avoiding eye contact, I pass a handful of 21 somethings and 60 somethings several drinks in. I get the key and all of my gear from the car as I struggle to get the door right next to the bar open to let me upstairs to the rooms.
A resident of the upstairs condos lets me in and explains that the door has a little trick to it. I find out it’s all apartments (only 9 or so of them) and the one I’m staying in is the only Airbnb. At this point….probably 20 drunks know I’m staying in the only airbnb in the building. I get upstairs and the building is old. BEAUTIFUL. A truly stunning vintage building….but the door is original. Worn and loose. There is one lock and a weak one at that.
The bar downstairs closes at 1:00am(ish) so I get to hear some fighting, loud music, and partying right under my feat for a couple more hours.
Ultimately, I found the community to be tight. Everyone was so nice. In the morning, you can smell the bar downstairs prepping food. I saw the menu and it’s not my cup of tea this time of year, but reviews say the food is amazing. Everyone I ran into was kind and accommodating.
I was able to book this Airbnb and stay here the same day. It was a last minute thought and the host was super quick at responding. I was able to have a late check-out. The coffee was out but there was plenty of tea and snacks for purchase. The shower had plenty of hot water (didn’t expect that) and the bed was…medium comfortable. The bedding was very comfy.