5 on January 15, 2014
Marianna is the half way point for my sister and myself. Instead of staying with family as we normally do we decided on something different. We found the Hinson House and decided to try it. We both absolutely loved our stay. The rooms are very clean and loved the décor. We did not meet the owners but the young lady who came in to fix breakfast was very nice. The breakfast was really good.Had a very at home feeling. There was complimentary cookies and drinks offered any time of the day. We had both stayed at B & B before and agreed this was one of the best. We have both made reservations to return with our husbands. I would highly recommend this B & B to anyone.
4.0 on January 07, 2012
My husband and I needed a quick get away from Pensacola, FL. We stayed at the Hinson House BB. Boy, we were not disappointed. The room was HUGE. We stayed upstairs in the HomeGuard Suite. HUGE king-sized bed, heart of pine floors, onsuite bathroom (large) with antique claw-footed tub, shower, pedestal sink and antique pieces. Our bedroom even had a remote controlled t.v. After touring Marianna Caverns that day, we returned to the Hinson house, had complimentary wine, changed clothes and had dinner at Madison's Restaurant on Madison Street (another great recommendation.) We returned to Hinson House, retired and fell asleep after a day of fun, fresh air, and great food. Slept like a log......next mornig, we awoke to a gourmet breakfast. This was served in the dining room with gorgeouse antiques, linen tablecloth and napkins, and the finest period pieces. The caretakers of the property, Lilly and Dairo were outstanding hosts, cooks, and people. What a great place to stay.
5 on August 01, 2011
We stayed over Memorial Day Weekend. The Service was great the staff very friendly and the rooms were outstanding. Would highly recommend to anyone traveling in the area. We are planning a return visit in September.
5 on August 01, 2010
I am transferred from Atlanta to Marianna and stayed with Judy and Sid Riley at the Hinson House for 50 days. Thank you for Sid and Judy! My stay was wonderful. Your home is beautiful, comfortable, flexible and all over wonderful. I was given a front door key which made my unsure schedule work well. Not being in a hotel coupled with the warm nature of Sid and Judy made my move painless. Thank you. I highly recommend this B&B to all travelers in the Panhandle.
5 on May 18, 2010
I stayed two nights here for a weekend get-away. I was amazed when I walked back into time in this southern charm of a house. The staff were very friendly and inviting and the breakfast was phenomenal! The rooms are large, welcoming, and very clean. I have already recommended this B&B to everyone I know. My friends and I already plan to return!
5 on April 08, 2010
We loved this visit. The host and hostess were charming, the breakfast was outstanding, the rooms were spotless, comfortable and beautiful, and the whole house was lovely.
5 on December 06, 2009
I have stayed at the Hinson House and so has my brother and we both have had great experiences. I am not sure what these two women were expecting but I was very pleased with the service and congeniality of the owners, Mr. and Mrs. Riley. I can also speak for my brother that he too was very pleased overall. If you are looking for an historic home with great "old southern" charm you will not be disappointed.
1.4 on November 29, 2009
My daughter took me here, because I once lived on the same street AND supposedly it was handicapped accessible. We went to Marianna to visit relatives for Thanksgiving. What a disappointment! The parking, food, NO service, noise, cost, etc. all were so substandard that I wanted to leave after one night, but we had paid for 2 nights. Next time we will stay elsewhere.
1.4 on November 28, 2009
I am a 60 year old retired teacher with an 80 year old mother who came for the Thanksgiving Holidays to visit with relatives in several nearby communities. We made our reservations well in advance and talked to the innkeeper and corresponded through emails, also. We had seen the house from the outside, only. The price we were quoted does NOT compute with the credit card charge. We have stayed in quite a number os "B & B"s prior to The Hinson House. We were left alone in the house, while the owners went away for the holidays. I have in writing that one owner would be staying behind. Many/most things the innkeeper told me were NOT true including the parked cars. There was NO service, no prepared food (we could make our own coffee), NO handicapped accommodations, NO housekeeper. The total charge was more than twice what we were told. We left as soon as possible. We were told no guests would arrive until the day of our departure. The first evening, we were terribly frightened when a young man came in through locked doors. Later that night, there were several adults and children causing a ruckus over our heads, upstairs. The housekeeper never showed up. even though, we have a hand written note saying that she would be there. In the future,we will stay at "chain" motel/hotels in Marianna--since this is the only "B & B" and now we know why the Chamber of Commerce did not refer us to The Hinson House, previously. The traffic noise outside never ceased, either. This was a special occasion that ended with an injury due to the unavoidable exit steps. Unfortunately, I cannot commend the innkeepers for anything. This is a private home and shouldn't be rented out to guests. I read the reviews and did my research, but it was an expensive disappointment!
I did not respond to this review earlier - I was letting myself calm down to compose my thoughts and not sound vindictive -- when the ladies arrived I explained everything to them and even left written instructions (with contact numbers) I thought they understood we would not be there - a lady came in daily to clean the kitchen - I have a handicap ramp (which they used when they arrived) - the price they were charged was more then I quoted over the phone which was for one room - when they arrived they decided they wanted an additional room - the young man that frightened them was a guest visiting his grandmother and he came in through the front door - the "ruckus" was a young mother with three little girls staying in the room above them - the parking - I have no control over where other guest park - I am truly sorry these ladies viewed their stay as they did - and there was such a huge misunderstanding--
5 on November 04, 2009
What a great experience the Hinson House provides. Innkeepers, Sid & Judy, are generous hosts with their food, drink & stories. The Hinson House is a superb getaway, and one of Florida's best kept secrets. Come & experience southern hospitality at its best.
Tallahassee, FL (TLH) 60 miles
North on 231 to I-10, 12 miles East on I-10 (to Marianna from Panama City)
Air conditioning, Library, Wi-Fi , wireless internet
Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone
Sid & Judy Riley
Hinson House Hashbrown Casserole
My guest seem to really enjoy this simple casserole - made with Ore-Ida hashbrowns, sour cream, cubed ham, cheddar cheese soup (optional), cream of chicken soup, shredded cheese and topped with Ritz cracker crumbs -- may be made and frozen or made the night before a large crowd. And I don't mind sharing the recipe.