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Spencer House was an excellent b&b with kind hosts and a perfect location. The accommodations were very clean, roomy and comfortable. We arrived a day early for the morning ferry to Cumberland Island. St Mary’s is a charming town and Mary gave us a number of restaurant choices within a short walk. Breakfast was tasty and generous. They also packed awesome brown bag lunches for us and had all the info needed to get us to the ferry on time. We did encounter a flat tire that required repair. Spencer House coordinated and assisted with this and we could not be more thankful for their help. It is this type of random event that reminds you why b&bs are so great.
We spent two nights here and the accomodations were very nice. We enjoyed having our coffee on the veranda. Breakfast was delicious with quite a few options. The bedroom and bathroom were very clean. All the employees were very friendly. We went to Cumberland Island for the day and purchased our lunch from here. The lunch was very good and the food was more than ample. It's a quaint town with many good food choices. The town is very walkable with an interesting cemetary and a lovely park overlooking the river. I would definitely stay here again!
A wonderful Bed and Breakfast that checks all the boxes for a wonderful place to stay! Originally it was a hotel, which allows for nuances that you would not find in most B&Bs. One such item is the elevator which makes transporting luggage to and from the room a breeze. Mary, the innkeeper, tends to each visitor as if you were family. Each morning, there is a plethora of choices on the buffet, including fresh pastries, fresh fruit and yogurt, and more. Add to that an omelet to order, Boars Head meats and you're set for the day. Within walking distance is the National Park center, where tickets to Cumberland Island can be purchased. If you're a first timer, find Seth or Mary and you will be "brought up to speed" on when, where, how, etc. We ordered a pack lunch and were very pleased with all the items that were included. It was well worth the price and was packed in a small cooler. While we were there, the city of St. Mary's was undergoing improvements on the two main streets. While the efforts are a work in progress, we enjoyed the amenities of a well planned community. Hats off to the city officials, leaders and volunteers. Take advantage of beautiful sites along the river, a stroll thru the park, dinner at Langs and much more.
Spencer House is the best place I have stayed in a long time.....the staff was GREAT, the room was GREAT and the food was GREAT!!! All homemade items.....Having a comfortable bed is the most important item for me and not only was the bed comfortable, the pillows were EXCELLENT!!! I highly recommend this Bed and Breakfast!
We just returned from a 3 night stay at Spencer House Inn and were pleased with every aspect of our stay. First, let me say that this Victorian inn was built as a hotel, so it does not suffer many of the idiosyncrasies of old homes that have been converted to B&B’s. The guest rooms and common areas are spacious and airy, owing in part to the Victorian construction which features high ceilings on the first and second floors. This is a Victorian inn with primarily Victorian furnishings and decor, yet there is a handy guest elevator right next to the stairs, making checking in and out with luggage a breeze. The first and second floor porches are accessible to all guests. We stayed in Room 201 on the 2nd floor at the front of the house. This spacious corner room was not the largest in the inn, yet it was much larger and brighter than the average B&B guest room. The second floor porch is just outside the front windows, yet we never felt a lack of privacy. Also, despite the location at the front of the inn, we never heard street noise. The inn has central air which is not controlled individually in the guest rooms. On check-in, we were assured that adjustments in temperature would be made upon request. Normally, my husband and I are very sensitive to temperature during the night, yet we never needed to ask for an adjustment. We were always comfortable - even in the 90+ degree afternoons - because of the high ceilings, adjustable ceiling fan, and efficiently circulating central air. The king-sized bed was very comfortable. A “white noise” machine in the hallway provided an unexpected and relaxing nighttime bonus, just one of the many little details that showed a lot of thought has gone into making the guests comfortable. Our private bathroom was spacious and bright with a new pedestal sink, new toilet, and new storage cabinet. The claw-foot tub/shower took a little getting used to, but we managed (If you prefer a traditional tub/shower there are several rooms available that have these.) Proprietors Mary and Mike went out of their way to help us arrange our Cumberland Island tour, even giving us insider tips on when and where to check in for the ferry and as well as the best walking route from the inn to the ferry dock. Their delicious and hearty lunch packed in a handy soft cooler was ready on time for our day’s adventure. Breakfast options are plentiful every day, ranging from freshly baked breakfast breads and fruit to hot and delicious made-to-order egg entrees. If you prefer just regular scrambled eggs, they are available too. My fussy dietary restrictions were cheerfully accommodated as Mike made changes in the recipe according to my needs. Each afternoon, we were encouraged to partake of the freshly baked cookies, coffee and teas set out in the breakfast room (no dietary restrictions necessary on the cookies!) Beyond all the charm and comforts, the most outstanding quality of this inn is the high level of hospitality provided by the proprietors and every staff member we encountered. We were made to feel completely at home during our entire stay. Mary and Mike were like old friends to us, although we had just met. We enjoyed getting to know them, and even though they meet lots of people that come and go every day, they seemed genuinely interested in getting to know us and the other guests. They possess a generosity of spirit rarely encountered today and it shines through in every detail. This quality “spills over” to the other staff, all of whom worked hard to make our stay comfortable and fun. You could say they set a very high bar on hospitality. And you would be right. When we return to St. Mary’s, we will most definitely return to the Spencer House Inn for a comfortable and relaxing visit with our new old friends.
Very nice place. Would certainly recommend this bed and breakfast. The service was outstanding and friendly, the breakfast very good. If we ever come back to this area, we would book this place again.
Perfect place to stay if you are doing Cumberland Island. Lovely inn, wonderful food, and the best hospitality ever. Have them pack your lunch because they give you more than you could ever eat!!! Pimento cheese was yummy.
I really feel welcome as soon as I enter the door. Mike and Mary run an awesome Bed and Breakfast. They are very helpful. Mary will arrange trips to Cumberland Island for you. They are a wealth of knowledge when it comes to St. Marys and the surrounding area.
We were looking for a convenient place to jump off to Cumberland Island - and this was it, with extras. First of all, this is an historical hotel, not a converted home - so there are niceties like an elevator. The rooms (14 of them) ALL seemed comfortable and the one we picked was all of that. Modern bath, nice towels, good bed, good wifi connection - we never put on the tv so can’t rate that. Young Seth greeted us, gave us a tour and gave us an excellent and friendly orientation to the Inn. Mary, the owner (with husband Mike), (who own and have operated the Inn for 25 yrs) made recommendations for dinner, helped insure we were prepared properly for the ferry and tickets, and had the pre-ordered lunches and snacks ready for us in a refrigerated bag. The to breakfasts we had here were delicious - eggs, breakfast meats,breads, cereal, NOT a continental buffet. An excellent experience!
This is a beautifully maintained historic B&B with ensuite bathrooms and lovely furnishings. Mary, one of the proprietors is a doll, making sure your every need is met. The staff prepared a delicious picnic lunch for us to take on our fabulous tour of Cumberland Island. The ferry, the St Mary's river and quaint shops & restaurants are all within a short couple block's walk from the B&B. The hot homemade breakfasts were delicious.
Spencer House Inn Bed & Breakfast is adjacent to popular attractions such as Cumberland Island National Seashore Visitor Center and Cumberland Island Ferry. This 3.5-star bed & breakfast has 14 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.
Start your day off right with a free full breakfast, served each morning from 7:30 AM to 9 AM.
All 14 air-conditioned rooms provide free newspapers, free bottled water, and ceiling fans. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels and DVD players. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer free toiletries.
Spencer House Inn Bed & Breakfast features free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a library. A stay here includes free parking. Front-desk staff can help with tours or tickets, and provide local restaurant recommendations. Additional amenities include free newspapers, a terrace, and a picnic area.