My husband and I went to stay at the Haddonfield Inn recently to celebrate our anniversary. While I can see how this would be a nice place to stay if you are paying the corporate rate the inn is truly not worth paying more than that. This review is based on a two night stay in the Hong Kong room. Pros: The inn is lovely to look at and very clean. The innkeepers put a lot of care into the breakfasts they serve each morning and are often helpful if you have a question or request. The onsite parking is convenient. Cons:The bed was hard and squeaky, which is difficult to forgive on one's anniversary. One of the things that attracted us to this room was the presence of a whirlpool tub because we both enjoy soaking our stress away at the end of the day. However, the tub was quite shallow and did not allow for a comfortable full immersion. The water pressure was a bit anemic, the water itself felt oily and made it difficult to feel clean after bathing, and the temperature controls for the water were difficult to gauge, in a Goldie-Locks manner: too hot, too cold, and never just right. The towels are newer towels that have not been cleaned sufficiently to remove the layer of softener that allows the towels to become absorbent. The windows in the bedroom are older and do not close all the way shut. The air temperature is controlled externally to the room and, while they will change it for you, they display a reticence to do so. While the inn is beautiful we will never make a return visit. We rarely have the chance to take vacations together and the few times that we do so we look for inns that seem to be comfortable getaways. While the corporate price would be reasonable, the standard price at the Haddonsfield Inn is too high for the quality of the stay.
Haddonfield, NJ 08033-2616
United States of America
Circa 1865. This three-story Victorian house, complete with gabled roofs, a turret and veranda, is in the National Trust. Its location is historic Haddonfield, said by Philadelphia Magazine to be the most picturesque village in the Delaware Valley. Handsome heritage homes, fine museums, symphony orchestras, theater and more than 200 shops and restaurants are nearby. Parlors are furnished with antiques and chandeliers, and the guest rooms offer whirlpools and fireplaces, each in the theme of a European country or other culture. Upon arrival, guests are offered snacks and beverages. In the morning, a gourmet breakfast is served before a flickering fireplace in the dining room or on the wraparound veranda overlooking the inn's lawns. For guest convenience, there is an elevator, and the innkeeper provides concierge service. The inn is popular for small meetings and special events. Walk to the train to visit Philadelphia (17 minutes away) and connect to stadiums, the airport and Amtrak.
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