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With a stay at Burke Mansion, you'll be centrally located in Macon, within a 5-minute drive of Mercer University and Macon Coliseum. This 4.5-star bed & breakfast is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Carmichael House and 0.2 mi (0.2 km) from Hay House. Take in the views from a terrace and a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access. This Victorian bed & breakfast also features concierge services and wedding services. Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttl...More details
Check-out ends at: 11:00
Elegant, but lacking.
Reviewed 7 november, 2021
Pros: We were warmly greeted by Jessica upon our arrival. She helped to carry in our luggage and showed us the ground floor rooms and then our room: the “Mary Burke.” Jessica's concern for our comfort was exemplary. When we requested two luggage racks, we had them within 5 minutes. The afternoon of the day we did not go out, she provided ice tea with a generous tray of cheeses, crackers, sausage slices, etc. The house has beautiful stain-glassed windows, spacious rooms, and elegant furnishings that reflect the grandeur of the period it represents. Cons: Our disappointment was mainly with the facility. The WiFi did not work with my laptop, nor my cell phone; apparently the WiFi works only with 5G devices and Apples. I would have canceled our booking had I known this, as having a WiFi connection is essential and part of the cost. Many wireless routers will give one a choice of 2.4G and 5G. The bathroom needed a small table or a large shelf to hold guests' personal toiletries. And there should have been bathroom spray and an extra roll of toilet paper. The room did not have a notebook typically found in most B&Bs, which lists suggested restaurants, things to do in the area, times for breakfast, etc... The front porch was not inviting; it seemed neglected and dirty. Suggestions: Remove the old claw foot tubs and shower curtains and install modern glass walled showers, but keep the the old classic tiling on the walls and floors. Have an extra roll of toilet paper and bathroom spray in the bathrooms. Additional towel rods are needed if guests use their towels more than one day. Up-date the WiFi so it will work with 2.4G and 5G. Provide side tables in the coffee/game room next to the chair and sofa for a cup or bottle. A Sunday breakfast scheduled for 9:30 is a long wait for early risers; to have a serving table set in the dining room with fresh hot self-serve coffee and a snack such as biscotti or nut bread would have been helpful. The breakfast was good, but would have been better if fresh fruit was also on the menu. The cream, butter and jams were in individual plastic commercial containers, but some pats of butter, a small decorative creamer and jam jar would have gone better with the elegant dining room. The beautifully carved dining chairs were difficult to move in and out from the table because of the thick rug; perhaps sliders could be installed on the bottoms of the chair legs. When guests return in the evening it would be a special touch to have a plate of cookies (as offered in many other quality B&B establishments). Burke Mansion, for us, did not meet the first class, elegant image I believe the owner would like to present and was certainly not worth the price.
The Old Grey Mare ain't what she used to be
Reviewed 16 august, 2021
This review is for those fortunate people who had the privilege of staying here when it was owned and operated by Don and Pino. We stayed at the Burke Mansion in 2016 and had the most amazing experience. Every minute of our stay was worth a 5-star rating and we hated leaving, but vowed we would return someday. Finally, we were able to find a time to return. We decided to work our return stay into our itinerary on our way back home to Florida after a vacation in Charleston. We suspected that things might be different because we had seen on the internet that the property was for sale. We decided to take a chance that Don and Pino were still there, but those hopes were dashed when I called to ask for assistance in making a dinner reservation at one of our favorite Macon restaurants. When we finally arrived, things looked just as we remembered; the house is still as beautiful as ever. The parking situation is not the best, and it's definitely a first come, first serve situation in the driveway, but we expected that based on our prior visit. When we approached the front door, there was a paper note taped to the window of the door with instructions to call a cell phone number upon arrival. The door was locked and we had to wait (not long) for the "property manager" (her words, not mine) to open the door to let us in. After a brief tour of the lower rooms we asked about Don and Pino and we were given a rather over-sharing explanation that the property had been sold and that the new owners did not live locally which was great for her because she could do whatever she wanted (again, her words not mine.) Like I said in the beginning, this review is for returning guests expecting to be treated like they were when Don and Pino were the innkeepers. There was no assistance with luggage to your room (the elevator doesn't work anymore so pack light); the bedroom across from ours had not been cleaned from the prior guest's stay; no evening hors d'oeuvres, sweet treats, not even so much as a bottle of water were anywhere to be found; there was no turn down service; morning coffee and a newspaper in the library consisted of a Keurig and Coffee Mate pods of cream; as for the gourmet breakfast, it's now a "southern breakfast" consisting of a plate swimming in grits with over cooked scrambled eggs and a couple of sausage patties; if you want anything to drink with breakfast, it's set up on a buffet - help yourself! We had to ask for napkins as they were not on the table. As with any business, success is derived from return customers and living up to advertisements. Whether you're a return guest or a new guest, you're not going to get the service you remember, nor will you get all of the additional "with our compliments" amenities advertised on the website.
Something different and amazing
Reviewed 18 may, 2021
My wife and I absolutely loved this place. Amazing décor and great location. Jordan was very accommodating, making sure you are comfortable in every part of the mansion. I really liked the sit-down homestyle breakfast promptly at 9. A great way to meet people and share ideas for things to do around Macon. Drinks at 4 on the porch was a favorite and the Mary Burke room is amazing. You have to experience the stained glass in the early morning sun. If you're looking for something a little different than the typical roadside hotel and want to just relax at an amazing property, give the Burke mansion a try.
I was just going upstairs to write a glowing review...and then I was locked out of my room...again...
Reviewed 12 may, 2021
I've been sitting here a half-hour waiting for Jordan to get me into my room. So for something to do, I was reading a review from Nov. and noticed that a guest had the same problem and had to call Jordan because they were locked out. The first time this afternoon, I was amused. Old house..bound to happen. Now, not happy because I'm tired. Now I've moved on to angry knowing that this problem existed last Nov. and no one could bother to put a friggin new lock on the door. I enjoyed spending time with Jordan. He's delightful. He helped me with my luggage and gave me a lovely snack when I arrived. The complimentary red wine was delicious. I think the house is beautiful. Among the best, I've visited. Filled with antiques and warm lovely rooms. I enjoyed reading downstairs in the pretty salon. Now I'm tired and want to go to bed and I've been sitting for 37 mins. waiting. So sad. I really wanted to give this place a wonderful review. I really loved it. But my rating went down a notch for every ten minutes I've waited. It's almost midnight and I want to go to bed. I don't want to fiddle with the lock too much and wake up my neighbors. It also begs the question, if there's a true emergency, guests would be left to fend for themselves.
All style, no service...
Reviewed 7 may, 2021
I'm typing this again to be a little more kind. The house is beautiful. The bedding and bed was topnotch. The host, Jordan, was rude and off-putting. We could not find him when we arrived, he did not help with luggage up the stairs, he was irate that we did not arrive closer to 4PM, he seemed like he was high on something. He left the hallway light on all night, which came into our room through a window above the door. No hors devours, no red wine, beer, or tequlia at the open bar -- no ice! Breakfast was fine but he pressured us to sit and eat -- while he was not wearing a mask -- when we said multiple times we needed to get on the road. Jordan is not gracious. He doesn't really know what he's doing. It's too bad. This place needs a better caretaker. He ruined the vibe of our stay.