by Lissa Poirot
A new member of the Historic Inns of America, the Partridge Inn has been welcoming guests to Augusta since 1836. The original house from 1836 remains intact and available for guests to visit, while a larger hotel has grown around the property, servicing visitors who often visit the city of Augusta to enjoy The Masters and golf. Newly renovated guest rooms and suites are modern with free Wi-Fi and 42-inch flat-screen TVs. The property boasts a quarter mile of verandahs and balconies that connect the guest rooms and onsite dining, of which the PI Bar & Grill has won awards for its fare. The restaurant is open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays, and at 7 a.m. on weekends. Families will find children’s menus and high chairs in restaurants, and can request cribs and seek family packages that include breakfast options. An outdoor swimming pool is located on property. Traditional guest rooms include double queens for families, and 27 suites are available with sofa beds in separate living areas. Some suites provide two queen beds and a sofa bed to sleep five comfortably.
Our Editor Loves
- Accommodations for five
- Onsite dining
- Free Wi-Fi
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Booked hotel on recommendation from a family member. We were in town for n engagement party and the hotel was very near a family home in the historic district.
The hotel staff was very nice when we arrived and at check-in.
Now the not so good!
We booked a "balcony room" not realizing that the balcony was a large, shared, veranda that spanned across several rooms. We had to keep our window shades down to keep other guest from seeing in. The terrace was so old that it felt unsafe to stand on. Some areas were rotted out, including the balcony railing.
With paying extra for a balcony room, we thought we were also getting a superior King room. Not so! Our room was small and had no dedicated closet. There was a cheap looking wardrobe to hold our clothes. It was situated between the side of the bed and the bathroom. The area between the bed and the wardrobe was so narrow that one had to stand aside to open the doors. Getting inside to reach the clothes or shoes was difficult. The narrowness of this area was also hard to navigate from bed to the bathroom ...especially during the night.
We received no cleaning service during our 2 night stay. We had to ask for clean towels and toilet paper when housekeeping were cleaning down the hall, very late in the afternoon.
The most disappointing experience was the noise level. Street noise was expected because the hotel is located on a busy street, and we were at the front of the hotel. However, what we did not expect was the noise that traveled from room to room, both beside, below and above us. Constant banging up until the wee hours of the night. Plus, our room was located off a small hallway. All noise from the main hallways traveled into our room. It was like being in a wind tunnel of sound.
Our traveling companions did not pay the extra to upgrade to a balcony room. When we visited their room, we were surprised at how large and spacious it was. They had a dedicated closet, as well. But most noticeable was how quiet the room was.
Although we did not sleep very well because of noise, the King bed was very comfortable to us. Enough firmness with a good padding over the mattress. Linens were nice.
Should we ever visit the area again, we will consider the hotel, but will save money and book a standard room.
Very charming , restored hotel. The room was large and quiet. The bed was very comfortable, we could have used a second comfortable chair in our room.
It was close to where we had to be . The one thing that bothered us was, the serving people at breakfast could have been cleaner and friendlier.