Stanley House Inn, Inc.

236 Church Street NE , Marietta, GA 30060 USA (Show map)


For a great day or night on the town, experience the vibrant Marietta Square in suburban Atlanta. Shopping, fine and eclectic dining, historical tourist sites, and cultural events are all within walking distance (5 minutes) from the Stanley House mansion, the only bed and breakfast in downtown Marietta. Your Stanley House hosts, Cathy and Lloyd, can help you plan your stay. The romantic Stanley House, the picture of Southern elegance, grandor, and grace of the Victorian era, features six well-appointed guest rooms, most with king beds and all with private baths. The Westminster, on the ground floor, is dog-friendly and has an exterior entrance. Bed and breakfast guests enjoy breakfast, Southern style, in our fine dining room, daily housekeeping and afternoon tea and sweets. Two furnished apartments are available on the ground floor for short-term rentals (4 or more nights). Best known for the beautiful ballroom and Savannah-style courtyard, the Stanley House is available for indoor and outdoor weddings and other special gatherings.



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Our Stanley House Experience

5 on September 03, 2014

Great place. Friendly folks. Clean and comfortable room. My wife and I felt right at home. Joseph and his wife Meg were extremely personable and great to talk to. This place and its staff compel you to want to come back. I'd have to say overall our experience was 5 star!

An Outstanding Experience

4.2 on March 10, 2011

My wife and I were recently married at the Stanley House and spent the following two days immediately after the wedding. The staff was friendly, helpful, and were dilegently to meet our requests to make our wedding run smoothly. Not only did they have wedding packages to meet our needs, they would also work outside those packages to tailor the ceremony and reception to meet our needs. Meeting our needs and expectations were definitely a priority for the owners and the inn keepers. The subsequent stay was outstanding as well with original and well prepared breakfasts with one in the parlor and the other by the fireplace. I have read a number of these reviews, and admittedly there is train noise, but ear plugs and white noise makers are available. I am a light sleeper and I did not find the trains as a particular problem. Parking is also limited because of the location of the inn, but there are two parking lots that are easily accessible and spacious. But these facts should be considered, but in no way should be considered reasons not to experience this historic and hospitable house. My wife and I both enthusiatically recommend the Stanley House for a wedding or as a getaway to spend a few days. We look forward to our next visit.

Great Value

4.6 on January 18, 2011

I had a wonderful experience at the Stanley House Inn. The owners and innkeepers were extremely friendly and took care of our every need. The food was excellent and they had no problem catering to my dietary needs. The only complaint I would have is that the room we stayed had a very squeaky bed and this made me very uncomfortable.

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3.2 on January 04, 2011

Only down side was the parlor was set up for weddings and un-useable

my rooms to go home too!

5 on December 18, 2010

This past year in the month of July, my sister Betty was diagnosed with cancer. I live in a neighboring state 3 hours away. I do have family in the area I could have stayed with, but the hospital she was in was Kennestone, it was a couple of blocks from The Stanley House. I wanted to be as close as I could be to her. I went and checked it out with my husband to make sure I would be safe and secure, since I would be staying there alone. First of all I would never give anything for the stay there. I found such caring people that treated me like family (meg) and finally at the end of my stay I got to meet Kathy and Lloyd. My sister lived 2months 16 days. I stayed there off and own there, in different room and Loved them all. The train did not bother me at all, but they do have earplugs right outside the rooms and machines that make different sounds that are quite nice, I used it. The food was subperb. I woke up to the best smells and was delighted to have the best plate with a beautiful presentation to boot. The Stanley house is kept very clean, and if I wasn't married already I certainly would be married there. It was my place of refuge, but I also felt at home each time i stayed there. so much so that when my sister passed away sept 30th 2010, I told them when I am able to get away for time of enjoyment I wanted to try their Tybee Island house. I did, but you will have to read it on Tybee Island review. But again Meg, Cathy, Lloyd I will remember you always. I have stayed at other B&B's but never felt the hospitality I was shown there. God Bless, Sharron

First stay at a B&B

4.4 on October 29, 2010

My 80-year-old mother, one of my daughters, and I stopped overnight at Stanley House Inn on the last night of a week-long vacation, spent primarily at Disney World. We chose this B&B because they had a room with three separate beds (two twins and a day bed) and because the price was reasonable. We arrived to find a welcoming atmosphere and accomodations that exceeded our expectations because the one room also included a small separate sitting area, two separate sinks and a shower, and a lovely little loft. Stanley House is within walking distance (3-4 blocks) of Marietta's historic district, which includes many charming shops, restaurants, and attractions such as the Gone With the Wind Museum. Although we had intended to visit the museum early the next morning and get on the road quickly, dinner at Old Ephraims was so outstanding that we decided to stay and have lunch at the same place. The three of us shared an appetizer platter with spring rolls, wings, coconut shrimp, and pecan-crusted shrimp, followed by two entrees: salmon and trout, both of which were flown in fresh from Alaska. It was a wonderful experience from start to finish, including the southern breakfast provided as part of our stay.

Stay at Stanley House 10/10/10

5 on October 25, 2010

Stayed in the Buckhead room. Bed was comfortable. Room was nice. Had an old southern feel to it. Breakfast was homecooked and delicious. Good value as well considering other B&Bs in the area of comparable price only include continental breakfast.

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1.4 on October 24, 2010

I have never had a worse experience in all my life. No parking for paying guests if there is a function, the staff got into a fight with my wife and I got no sleep with all the train whistles during the night. Do yourself a favor and go someplace where you are treated with respect.

Innkeeper Response
This is certainly not in keeping with how we treat our guests. We hope you will contact us directly to discuss. Yes, trains pass through Marietta and we are located a block from the tracks. As locals, we do not notice it. We have storm windows and sound deadening draperies in our guest rooms. For light sleepers, we have earplugs, and white noise sound machines available.

- Cathy and Lloyd Kilday (innkeeper)

A Lovely Bed & Breakfast

5 on October 21, 2010

Our stay at Stanley House was wonderful. The staff was very friendly and approachable. I enjoyed conversing with them.

We enjoyed our visit!

4.0 on October 17, 2010

The Stanley House is a beautiful home, very comfortable and attractive. You need to be able to climb stairs! We especially enjoyed the proximity of downtown Marietta and the clean family environment of the Saturday evening festivities. Good restaurants and shops all within an easy walk. Stampers/scrapbookers take note; there is a fabulous stamping/paper store two blocks away.

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Rooms & Rates

King Room-Alpharetta

Beautiful king bed with upscale bedding, private bath, cable flat screen TV

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $129 - $149

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Location Type

Airport, Downtown, Small town, Urban


Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield Intl.) 28 miles

Directions to property:

Take I-85 north from the airport. In a few miles, I-85 merges with I-75 (called the Connector). Watch for the I-75 exit (bear right) and take I-75 north to Exit 265 (North Marietta Parkway). Turn left at the exit and drive just under 2 miles. Turn left on Church Street and left again on Kennesaw Ave. Turn right in to the Stanley House parking area.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Atlanta, Georgia Tourist Attractions, Civil War Historical Sites, Scarlett on the Square Gone with the Wind Museum, Historic Marietta Square, Historic Trolley Tours of Marietta, Performing Theater, Religious Services, University, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn, Mansion

On-site amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, Parking, Private entrance, Telephone, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 2 PM or later
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required One room, Westminster, is dog friendly.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: A minimum stay may be required on weekends/special events.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: For bed and breakfast rooms, a deposit equal to one night's stay or 50% (3 or more nights) may be charged to your credit card. For executive apartments, the deposit is 50%.
  • Cancellations: For bed and breakfast guests rooms, please cancel 7 days in advance or 14 days in advance for holidays or special events and your deposit will be refunded. For executive apartments, please cancel 30 days in advance or your 50% deposit will be retained.
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Cathy and Lloyd Kilday

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About the innkeepers

Cathy and Lloyd have been Innkeepers since 1995. We both love company and entertaining. We also love history and historic homes, in particular.

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Full Weekends, Full or Continental Weekdays

  • Time Served: 9
  • Serving Location: Back porch, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Please advise of dietary restrictions upon booking.

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