Prices include a substantial continental breakfast (yogurt, fresh fruit, cereal, hard boiled eggs, muffins, pastry, and lots of juice, coffee, and tea).
Inn Magnolia has free wifi, which is accessible from most guest rooms and all common areas, and basic cable TV in the Annex.
Inn Magnolia offers beach passes (subject to availability) to a nearby private beach, as well as discount coupons for other beaches, selected restaurants, whale watches, movies, and other attractions.
*Charlene's Room, which has a king-sized bed, cable TV, is larger than other rooms in the main house, and is immediately next to the bath, is $125 during high season, $110 during shoulder season, and $89 in the off-season (when available).
**Rooms in the house
are only available in the off-season for groups taking three or more
rooms. This includes all of the rooms with shared baths, so the
rooms with the lowest rate are not always available during the
off-season. Please inquire if you are interested in these rooms.
POLICIES:Check-in & check-out times: Check-in time is 3-6 pm. If you need to come earlier or later, please make explicit arrangements--in advance--by phone or email. Our front desk is not staffed 24/7, and is not possible for guests to check themselves in to rooms in the main house. If you absolutely cannot come when the front desk is staffed, please make your reservation for a room in the annex. Check-out time is 11 am. Late checkouts without prior arrangement may result in charges of up to a full night's stay.
Cancellation: Please give two weeks notice of cancellation to receive a full refund. Less than two weeks notice will result in a charge of up to 50% of the total amount that would have been due for your intended stay (minimum charge: one night's stay). For groups of three or more rooms or stays of a week or more, a minimum of one month's notice is required for cancellation without penalty. If you are having a special event and have a written agreement with us, please check your agreement for the cancellation policy that will apply to you.
Minimum stay: We have a two-night minimum on weekends from Memorial Day through Columbus Day weekend. There are no minimums at other times, except in the case of groups. Sometimes we waive the minimum for a weekend a few days before, if it looks like we will have availability - feel free to inquire. For rooms blocks and for groups of 8 rooms or more we may require a two night minimum even in the off-season, at the discretion of the innkeeper.
Occupancy: Prices quoted are for single or double occupancy. Additional occupants (in rooms of adequate size) are $15/night per person. Under no circumstances do we permit more than four people staying in a room, and certain rooms can only accommodate two or three.
Gratuity It is customary to leave a few dollars per night for the housekeeping staff when you check out. For parties of three or more rooms, a gratuity of 5% will be added to the room rate. This will apply to all groups (e.g., wedding parties, family parties, etc.) regardless of whether rooms were blocked in advance for the occasion or reservations were made separately by the guests. Of course, when the gratuity is applied, we would not expect you to tip as well.
Children: Children are permitted (within the occupancy rules) but please keep in mind that if your children don't sleep through the night (and until a reasonable hour), nobody else will either, and that will make us all very unhappy. Please do yourself and others a favor and do not bring children who are not accustomed to traveling. We also have a strict rule that children must be attended at all times by a parent or a close relative; they cannot run around the inn unattended and babysitters are not permitted.
Pets: With our most sincere apologies to our responsible pet-owner friends/guests, we no longer offer pet-friendly rooms. We're sorry, but of the guests who brought their dogs we had an astronomically high rate of difficulties. We don't understand it either! (And, of course, there were exceptions.) Stowaways will be ejected and will incur a $300 cleaning fee. Please note, however, that we do have a cat ourselves, and while she does not go in the guest rooms, she does sometimes wander about the common areas or snooze in the living room.
Smoking: Smoking is not permitted inside the inn. We provide ashtrays outside on the porches. Smoking in your room will result in a $300 cleaning fee.
We apologize for having to have so many rules and regulations. As you can probably guess, all of these rules have sadly come about as the result of true life experience!
|18 Norman Ave., Magnolia (Gloucester), MA 01930 978-525-3642|