5 on May 12, 2017
Most pleasant. We did not partake of the gathering room, as we were attending a conference at Christ Church, but everything was lovely. We especially appreciated that the breakfasts were manageable portions -- this ain't IHOP!
Thank you for your kind and informative review, especially the breakfast review!
- John & Betty Foy (innkeeper)
5 on February 09, 2017
Our room at the Inn was spacious, comfortable, and quiet. The breakfast was delicious. The location is excellent for visiting New Bern.
5 on November 15, 2016
My wife and I have stayed here many times and John and Betty are always a delight. The Inn is Beautiful and the food is fantastic. We have even suggested that Betty write a B&B cook book. They treat us as if we were family.Love this place and will continue to return.
5 on August 24, 2016
We stayed at the Meadows Inn for one night and had a very nice visit. The inn was pretty, our room was large and comfortable, the breakfast was delicious (and served at the time we requested). The innkeeper was delightful and helpful
5 on April 05, 2016
The innkeepers were very nice and attentive to our needs. The house and our room was clean and well supplied. We'd stay again.
5 on February 28, 2016
I went to New Bern for the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association Spring Conference and got into the Meadows Inn by accident. This place is very, very nice. The accommodations were great and the Innkeepers John and Betty were so nice and accommodating. I will be going back. Bill
4.6 on December 10, 2015
This review is long overdue – I stayed at the Inn back in October and had a wonderful stay. I highly recommend a visit. Betty and John were very hospitable, and it was lovely coming back to the inn after a day of sightseeing and shopping. Betty’s breakfast was superb……and so nice to have a delicious meal served personally. And can’t beat the homemade chocolate chip cookies in the evening. This was so much more enjoyable than a hotel room. Thank you Betty and John!! I will be visiting again!
5 on November 25, 2015
We went to celebrate our anniversary and had a wondeful time. The innkeepers were both very accommodating and helpful! Betty gave us a map and showed us all the beautiful spot to go while we were in town! Our room was really cozy and the sheets were so soft I asked for the brand name of them to buy when we got home! Thanks again John and Betty! Keep up the good work!!
5 on August 14, 2015
Can not say enough nice things about this place! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
3.0 on July 22, 2015
This was a nice, centrally located place to stay in historic New Bern. It gave me ideas about opening my own B & B! The plusses included central location, parking, friendly hosts. There weren't any minuses, per se, but I'd improve the following: Heavier blinds in the east-facing rooms to block out the 5 AM sunrise; the bathrooms were OK, but needed an update. The AC/Heating unit in our room was in a corner, which made it difficult for the air to circulate to the whole room. The breakfast was tasty and prepared for individual servings, but I'd consider a 'serve it yourself' style so people could come and go, instead of scheduling times to eat.
4.6 on May 26, 2015
We stayed and the Meadows Inn for our 15 year anniversary. John and Betty where amazing. They made us feel at home. They were very accommodating to your schedule and delicious breakfast. The location is within walking distance to everything in historic downtown New Bern. There is no need to drive once you arrive. Everything that you need is very close. We will be back.
4.0 on May 17, 2015
We were looking for a halfway point between Charleston and Williamsburg and this town sounded interesting. Turned out it was a revelation, and staying at the Meadows Inn made it a complete delight. The rooms are comfortable and quiet, breakfasts were well prepared and different each day, and the hosts are gracious and welcoming and interesting. I'm glad we chose this place.
5 on April 23, 2015
John and Betty are wonderful hosts and very knowledgeable about the New Bern area.
3.2 on April 15, 2015
Quaint, quiet, relaxing B&B, which was exactly what we were looking for. Very hospitable and knowledgeable innkeepers. Very enjoyable weekend.
5 on March 01, 2015
We have stayed at the Meadows Inn many time and we have always enjoyed our stay. The rooms are vey nice and you are within walking distance of shops and restaurants. John and Betty are wonderful hosts and the breakfast is always wonderful.
5 on February 09, 2015
My wife and I stayed at the Meadows Inn for our 38th anniversary. We could not have picked a better place. The Meadows Inn is very welcoming and the room was very comfortable and quiet. The breakfast was wonderful all three days. The location is great for walking to the shops and restaurant's in old town New Bern. We really enjoyed getting to know Betty and John during our stay and discussing the history of the area. They were great host and we thank them for allowing us to share in their hospitality.
5 on November 10, 2014
We shared Granny's Attic with another couple and had the entire 3rd floor to ourselves. The rooms were large and the bed very comfortable. The shared bathroom was spacious with lots of hot water. Another bathroom is available on the first floor as well. This B&B is located in the historic district, walking distance to the water, Persimmon's restaurant, Galley store, any pretty much any location anywhere downtown. You can see the water from the 3rd floor or by walking straight out onto the sidewalk. The breakfasts were delicious with an assortment of muffins, meats, eggs and fruit. Our hosts were GREAT people, easy to chat with. We utilized the sitting rooms for football and wine. We were very comfortable. Thank you so very much! We absolutely enjoyed the B&B as well as the town of New Bern.
4.8 on October 15, 2014
We're a German couple couple who were on a road trip with spontaneous travel destinations when we came across the town of New Bern in our travel guide. They recommended the Meadows Inn in the book, we checked the website and their availability and were able to reserve the Josephine room for the one night we wanted to stay. The house is really beautiful and the room breathtaking! I have to say that although it already looks nice on the photographs, they don't do it justice. It's very cosy and just about the perfect location to stay as a couple. Moreover, Betty and John were absolutely wonderful hosts. Since we were not fully determined as of where to go next, they helped us with tons of information, maps and other good advice. Sincerely highly recommended!
4.4 on September 08, 2014
My husband and I were greeted by the host. She made sure to give us the best recommendations for places to dine and entertainment. We never would have found the fabulous things to do in New Bern without her advice. Very comfortable bed, delicious food and would highly recommend this Inn to all looking to visit New Bern. Cons: The rooms were air conditioned, but the main house seemed to be on a higher temp, a little too warm out of the room.
4.2 on September 03, 2014
My partner and I really enjoyed our stay, this was our second visit and the innkeeper was very helpful and warm. The room was spacious and the bed was very comfortable, not hard like some we've experience, really had a great stay in a beautiful town, was in walking distance of several great restaurants, and historic sites....
4.2 on August 09, 2014
Private and quiet. Within walking distance of Downtown New Bern and the water! Gourmet breakfast, very sweet people. Will stay there again!
4.4 on July 26, 2014
I grew up in NC and returned home to attend a family reunion. My siblings and I were looking for a place where we could spend quality time with each and and our families and have the closeness to enjoy each other without the restrictions found in a hotel setting. We rented the entire house and although John and Betty were gracious, something tells me that they when above and beyond the norm. Meadows Inn provided us with that and more. The house was immaculately clean and the rooms were in order and suited our purpose. Breakfast was great but I think we were all looking for the down home south breakfast that we were accustom to when going home to NC. Not a fault of John and Betty, as Betty did ask our preference before we arrived but assumption got in my way. If you are looking for a family gathering, this is the best place to achieve your desires.
5 on June 30, 2014
I stayed at this B&B for the 1st time on Thursday, June 26, 2014 while on business travels. John & Betty are amazing & provide great hospitality! The location is convenient to the historic downtown area. You are in very close walking distance (1 - 2 blocks) from a variety of restaurants, shops, & entertainment options! Also, you are the same distance from the water! A great escape even for the business traveler. I would strongly encourage anyone to stay here & enjoy rediscovering New Bern & what this beautiful B&B has to offer!
4.6 on June 25, 2014
On a last-minute whim decided to visit New Bern, NC over a weekend. Were very fortunate to find availability at the Meadows Inn B&B. Convenient to downtown historic district and restaurants. John and Betty were most accommodating! The Inn is beautiful, comfortable, quiet (even when full), and the breakfasts were delicious! We will certainly book with them on our next visit!
5 on May 18, 2014
We had a wonderful stay & have already told our friends about Meadows Inn.
5 on April 29, 2014
We were a group of 4 couples who travel somewhere every year. John and Betty were excellent hosts, looking out for our every need/want. I highly recommend Meadows Bed & Breakfast.
4.8 on March 03, 2014
Really enjoyed our stay at the Meadows Inn. Its a very historic Inn centrally located in the historic area of New Bern. So walking around the town is very convenient. The Inn has great rooms and lots of space. And the Inn keepers are very personable and accommodating.
5 on February 25, 2014
My first experience in a B & B and I will do it again soon.
4.8 on January 16, 2014
we have stayed at other b&bs in the area and this is one of thee nicest!!! the room was beautiful, hospitality outstanding, and breakfast was deliscious!! I would highly recommend.
4.2 on November 01, 2013
My husband and I enjoyed our stay very much, had wonderful hosts and plan on returning next year!
4.0 on October 16, 2013
My husband and I stayed here for a night during Mums Fest last weekend. The inn keepers were very nice. Check in was quick and efficient. We were pleased with our room and very much enjoyed our stay.
3.8 on October 11, 2013
We were pleased with our stay at the Meadows. The Innkeepers were very friendly an helpful during our short stay. The room was very comfortable and we are happy to recommend this as a great B&B.
5 on September 30, 2013
A wonderful place to stay for rest and revitalization. This our favorite weekend getaway.
5 on September 05, 2013
This was our first B&B Experience in New Bern. We were looking for a weekend getaway near the coast but not on the beach. Meadows Inn B&B is a fantastic, well kept historic home in down town New Bern within easy walking distance to shops, restaurants and the harbor area. There was ample off-street parking. The inn keepers were very hospitable and helpful with suggestions and directions for restaurants and local attractions. We met several of the other guests and they were all friendly. It was truly a warm and comfortable home. Each morning we were served a gourmet breakfast with tea, coffee and juice at our convenience. Everywhere we went in New Burn we were welcomed by the locals. I highly recommend this B&B and the down-town area of New Bern to anyone looking for a relaxing weekend getaway.
4.0 on August 11, 2013
This delightful, historic town in Eastern NC has good restaurants, a river walk and many available historic tours.
3.4 on August 10, 2013
We stayed at the Meadows Inn B&B for one night in mid-July as a stopover point on our way to the Crystal Coast. The second floor queen room we stayed in (the Oriental room) was attractive and comfortable, and the house is spacious throughout. The inn is also in a fabulous location, within walking distance of the historic downtown area and the waterfront. Another thing we appreciated was that the owners allow one-night stays on weekends, which most B&Bs do not, and a late check-in. Compared to other B&Bs, however, the breakfast was a bit disappointing in regards to portion size and creativity of food options. Breakfast dining times (8:30 or 9:00) were also close together and didn't encourage lingering or talking with others. Not nearly as many amenities were provided either (see tips below). Overall, it was a good stay but nothing remarkable compared to other B&Bs. Tips for this inn: bring your own alarm clock, make sure to bring your own toiletries (nice shampoo and soap provided but nothing more), and be sure to snag a mug from downstairs because no drinking glasses or cups are provided in room, even in the bathroom. Note: Same review posted on TripAdvisor.com for this property.
Response to “Nice but unremarkable stay” We like to take away something positive from any review of the Meadows Inn. After 13 years of meeting and greeting guests we apparently have become complacent in our check in procedure, as this review pointed out the miscommunication of the breakfast time. Our breakfast time is a set time for a hot entrée to come out of the oven, along with a fresh fruit cup & pastry. Thank you for calling attention to the lack of glasses in the room. That had been overlooked and we have provided glasses in the Oriental room. Alarm clocks are provided in the check in area for those guests traveling without the smart phone alarms. No need to snag a mug from the downstairs, as there are glasses next to the Culligan water cooler in the beverage station off of the check in area. We have been pleased with the Gilchrist & Soames toiletries we provide and find that most guests travel with their own personal preferences beyond soap & shampoo.
- Betty (Innkeeper)
4.8 on August 04, 2013
The Meadows Inn is a lovely home with period furnishings and modern comforts. Hospitality was present in the special touches furnished by our hosts. A guest refrigerator and coffee maker provided comforts of home and the carefully prepared breakfast was delicious. The Inn is conveniently located and we could walk to the New Bern downtown and to restaurants and to the waterfront. We enjoyed pleasant conversations with our hosts and the cozy back porch was just right for morning coffee and tea. We plan to return to the Meadows Inn soon..
5 on July 25, 2013
My wife and I stayed here following our wedding reception. It's a great location -- not far from downtown or the water -- and the accommodations are fantastic. The owners were helpful from the start, and the room was perfect. There are hotels in the area, but with a place like this being no more expensive than a hotel (and in some cases, less expensive), why not stay here and enjoy the privacy and history? We were in a rush to get on the road the next day, so we didn't get to enjoy the food, but I rated it as outstanding because when we came downstairs, one of the owners was waiting to prepare our meal. You can't go wrong staying here.
3.4 on July 15, 2013
Our foom, hosts and other guests were very nice. We had a very pleasant stay.
4.6 on July 11, 2013
My husband and I stayed at another hotel in New Bern and had a horrible experience. I found the Meadows Inn at 1:00 am online and made a reservation. We arrived at the Meadows Inn the next day. Betty and John were wonderful. They were very welcoming. We stayed in the Monet room and it exceeded our expectations. I felt at home. The next morning, we had a homemade breakfast. I have dietary restrictions and they accommodated them with no problem. We will be back!
4.2 on June 27, 2013
John and Betty were great, always there to answer any questions and make suggestions. Breakfast each morning was delicious and the cookies, soft drinks and tea were a nice treat. We had a wonderful time and hope to visit again soon.
4.2 on June 26, 2013
We had a great experience - location was perfect for Downtown New Bern shopping and dining. Innkeepers were friendly and very helpful!
5 on June 12, 2013
Great B&B, we will stay there again if we are in the area. Rooms are spacious, clean and give a more at home feel than at a hotel. The owners were very nice and accommodating. Breakfast was great. The only negative was that the wifi did not work in our room, had to go down to the common area to get service.
4.4 on May 26, 2013
My wife and I had a wonderful stay. Of note: awsome bakery 2 blocks from the place, opens at 6:30 on Sunday mornings. We are early risers, no starbucks within 30 minutes drive. Pack your own coffee, or hike it to the bakery, if you are up early like us. Owners were knowledgeable of local dining and recreation. Lovely couple.
5 on May 24, 2013
The Meadows Inn is located in the perfect area in town. Easy walking to the water or to downtown with cute shops and delicious restaurants and coffee shops! The Inn itself is beautiful and charming and so are its owners. We were welcomed with cheese and crackers and wine and shown around the inn. We stayed on the 3rd floor and it was like our own little apartment. Breakfast was amazing! You could stay here just for that reason alone but there are so many other reasons that make The Meadows in the perfect place to call home for however long you stay!
3.8 on May 20, 2013
The inn keepers were very accommodating: providing extra pillows when asked, helping to orient us to the town and picking up on our interests. The location of the inn couldn't be better. We were able to walk to all the sites and restaurants -even the farmer's market. We will definitely stay here again.
5 on May 20, 2013
Our wedding night stay was lovely. We stayed in the Josephine room, which was nicely decorated and spacious for a B and B. The bed was soft and the linens were especially nice. Breakfast was a delicious variety plate- cheese soufflé, fresh fruit, energy muffin, and breakfast style meatballs. It was not extra plush but it was all just right and quaint. The owner was kind and we had great conversation. Would highly recommend for a great experience in downtown New Bern.
4.0 on May 05, 2013
Wonderful night's sleep followed by a great breakfast.
5 on May 01, 2013
We highly recommend this B&B. Personable ,knowledgable and friendly owners! Glenda & Brooke Green
4.6 on April 23, 2013
John & Betty were wonderful hosts. The building itself is beautiful, a nice historical building, and the rooms were well maintained and large. Breakfast was delicious, and I really appreciate the 24-availability of beverages such as tea. The fresh baked cookies at check-in were an added delight.
4.6 on April 23, 2013
We stayed in the Monet room. It is very large with a king size bed. The air conditioning works very well. We both slept very well and didn't realize there were other guests until we went down for breakfast. Breakfast was very good. I loved the special attention given by both John and Betty. There was always coffee,water, and ice tea on hand. I would stay here again and recommend it highly.
5 on April 14, 2013
Betty and John made our stay in New Bern fantastic. The accomadations were charming and warm just like our hosts. Thanks for a great time.
5 on March 30, 2013
Set up a weekend for us, my husband was coming home foe his Army leave and they had everything set, vow renewal, dinner, etc. Very friendly, nice room, softest sheets ever, and comfy room with books. One of the best things? No phone in room! Quiet area too.
4.4 on March 20, 2013
While the room was a little smaller than I expected, the hospitality of the innkeepers and the quality of the food exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend this B & B, and will stay there again.
5 on December 03, 2012
My wife and I stayed here during my Marine Corps Ball. It is within walking distance to the New Bern Convention center and we always try to stay away from the chain hotels when possible. The B&B was clean and comfortable and the innkeeper was courteous and accommodating. The only odd thing we found were a few pictures/framed posters that were hung that were not period specific and seemed a little out of place. The rooms were large and my wife fell in love with the sheets. The morning breakfast was right on time and delicious. All in all I would stay here again.
5 on November 19, 2012
The atmosphere of Meadows in was very wonderful. It felt like I was at home. The rooms were excellent and everything complimented itself. The B&B was full of it's own unique history, ranging from it's own town's history, to world wide history. The breakfast we were served was delicious and the inn keeper was very friendly, and made great conversation. I would recommend Meadows Inn to anybody coming to the area and looking for a B&B to stay at.
5 on November 03, 2012
Our stay was very pleasant with John and Betty. The weather was dreary due to hurricane Sandy but our colorful fresh fruit bowl every morning was sunshine to our day. Everyone else either cancelled there reservations or left early due to weather. We opted to stay and did not regret a moment. Love New Bern and hope to be back in December to see all the decorations.
3.8 on October 31, 2012
My friend and I stayed for one night en route to Beaufort. The reservation and check-in were well done, with a very pleasant greeting from Victoria. We received good advice for where to have dinner and where to walk to see the sights. The room was spacious and welcoming, with very comfortable beds. Breakfast was a delicious cheese and vegetable egg pie, with home-made muffin, zucchini bread and cheesy grits (a corn porridge).
4.4 on October 05, 2012
We stayed at Meadows Inn B&B in New Bern in September 2012 and would recommend it. Betty and John are great hosts and give a warm welcome and looked after us well. Room was comfortable and well-appointed, and breakfasts were very good. Betty and John were very helpful with advice on places to eat and to visit, and with onward directions for our travel. Do not be put off by the outside appearance of the guest house, which belies its warm welcome.
4.0 on October 04, 2012
Hosts are friendly and engaging. Food is delicious; they really make an effort in this area. Unfortunately, upon checking in on my second visit, there was a large, live roach in my bathtub. When I informed Mr. Foy, he removed it for me.
5 on October 03, 2012
John and Betty were so nice and helpful and are wonderful cooks as well. This was our first B&B experience but it will not be our last. Our room with bath was clean and well decorated, the remainder of the home was so quaint and open for guests, and we met some really nice people during our stay. It was a great location where we could walk to everything. Much nicer than a hotel!
5 on September 25, 2012
John and Betty were great! The inn is very relaxing and the breakfasts were incredible! They were very accomodating of my special dietary needs. I would definitely stay there again.
5 on September 15, 2012
Not having time for celebration on the date of our anniversary, we decided to get a B&B while visiting relatives later. What a lovely B&B the Meadows Inn is. Our room was very comfortable, the location great and our hosts delightful. Breakfast was just delicious.
5 on August 22, 2012
We have stayed at this B & B twice now and each time are amazed at the hospitality shown us during our stay. Food is wonderful and presented in such a sweet and professional way. Our Innkeepers are the best you can find anywhere. Always concerned about our welfare and enjoyment in their City. New Bern is a beautifully landscaped town with the small town feel and big hearted people. Thoroughly enjoyed both times there and would go back - no question.
5 on August 19, 2012
The innkeepers John and Betty were delightful. We were their only guests that weekend so we missed out on sharing the experience with others but it was nice to receive all the attention. The breakfast was excellent. The room was very large. Our only observation would be that since houses that age are not very energy efficient or designed for A/C each room has its own unit which worked well. However the weekend we were there it was terribly hot and humid and the unit was just barely able to keep up. We longed for a ceiling fan instead of the beautiful chandelier. But that just would not be appropriate for such a lovely room. Anyway, just an obsevation noted due to the extreme conditions and should not deter you from considering Meadows Inn. We would definately stay there again.
4.4 on July 15, 2012
We had a lovely stay at the Meadows Inn B&B and would definitely go back. I don't think our children will want to go to a traditional hotel from now on!
3.6 on July 05, 2012
The accomodations were lovely as well as the carriage ride. The restaurant was EXCELLENT especially the service,they were so nice! But the innkeeper was not the most outgoing in the world as we only saw her twice: when we checked in and out
4.6 on June 27, 2012
This was a wonderful place to stay right in the heart of old New Bern.
3.2 on June 20, 2012
Very convenient for Downtown New Bern, close to the waterfront and key routes for the local sightseeing. Lovely hospitality - tea and cookies always available!
3.2 on June 20, 2012
Stayed at Meadows Inn to take my 11 year old daughter to camp the following day. The owners were very nice and the old home was very clean and welcoming. They served wine and cheese at the five o'clock hour, and had water, tea and Pepsi (of course!) on hand. We stayed in the Oriental room which was nice - mattress a little hard, but not awful. The only thing that wasn't optimal was that there was no coffee until about 7:30 on Sunday morning, but I suppose most people sleep late. The owners were friendly and helpful about all things New Bern. We enjoyed being there. It's an older home with nice furnishings, but nothing over-fancy - a good value for the price I think.
3.4 on June 12, 2012
Enjoyed my stay at Meadows Inn. I had only planned to stay one night but ended up staying for two. The owners John and Betty were very and loving and made me feel right at home. The thing I loved the most about staying at Meadows Inn was that it was close to everything. I rode my bike everywhere I went,attended a movie in the park and also was able to attend one of the local churches on Sunday. I must say that I've never visited a town more friendly than New Bern! I traveled alone for the first time and to my surprise I felt safe and cared for. Thanks for making my weekend getaway a success!
4.8 on May 19, 2012
We enjoyed our 2 nights at Meadows quite a bit. We have stayed at many B&Bs. This was in the upper 20%, but was less expensive than many others. Thus it is tops for value. The breakfast was quite good, but not outstanding. We loved the Josephine room. It is larger than the pictures hint at. Our hosts were quite amiable and informative and had excellent local information. We would definitely recommend it to friends.
5 on May 16, 2012
The Meadows Inn B & B is a wonderful place to stay. The owner's are very friendly and helpful and the rooms are lovely and comfortable. The breakfast food is OUTSTANDING too. Finally, the Inn is in a perfect location! It's very near the water, a house or two from Front St., so the breeze from the river wafts up to the house. A deli is next door and the busy center of the historical district, Middle St., is a couple of blocks straight up. When you park your car in the back of the Inn, it will remain there, as it should. New Bern is for walking and the Meadows Inn is perfectly set along the trail!
5 on May 07, 2012
Casual, comfortable, clean, excellent owners, quiet, walking distance to downtown restaurants & shopping.
3.6 on May 06, 2012
A lovely old home with very friendly, welcoming hosts. Breakfasts were perfect in presentation and taste. Would certainly make a return visit.
5 on April 11, 2012
Great location, walk to everything. Very short distance to the water. Owners were very gracious and friendly.
4.2 on March 08, 2012
My wife and I celebrated our 15th anniversary in New Bern at the Meadows Inn. Our inn-keepers made the experience a memorable one. I would highly recommend.
5 on February 22, 2012
We received a B&B Gift Certificate from our Daughter for Christmas and decided to use it for a weekend away for our Anniversary. This was the first time we have ever stayed in a B&B and really did not know what to expect. John & Betty welcomed us into their home and we had a great weekend. I picked the Meadows Inn because it had a downstairs bedroom and since I have stayed there I am not interested in staying anywhere else should be return to New Bern, which I hope to do. The town & homes are beautiful.
5 on February 20, 2012
We visit New Bern several times each year and always stay at Meadows Inn Bed & Breakfast. Would recommend it to anyone!
5 on February 17, 2012
My husband and I decided to have a special night to celebrate our 15 years together. We had a romantic ride in a horse and carriage, a wonderful dinner at a restaurant where our hosts had already booked us a table and came back to dessert waiting for us at our room! We had an awesome time in New Bern and loved our stay at the Meadows Inn. We will be staying again with the rest of our family next time!
4.6 on December 26, 2011
Great Hosts; Great Historic House; Great Location for a revisit to Tryon Palace after 20 years
5 on November 29, 2011
John and Betty are always courteous and professional. The house and rooms are clean and welcoming. This is THE ONLY place that I will stay in New Bern.
3.2 on October 19, 2011
Chose The Meadows in for location. You could walk to just about anywhere in downtown New Bern. Inn Keepers were very friendly. Would stay there again.
5 on September 10, 2011
My husband and I just returned from a fantastic three days and nights in New Bern where we stayed at Meadows Inn Bed and Breakfast. Meadows Inn is one of the best B&B's that we have experienced. It is exceptionally clean--the health department rated the kitchen 100%. The rooms are tastefully decorated and comfortable. The host and hostess were very helpful and have included all of the amenities that one could expect. I especially enjoyed having access to hot water and tea anytime that I wanted and a refrigerator for things we wanted to keep cold. Breakfast was always delicious and healthy. We have stayed in many bed and breakfast inns both in the United States and abroad. Few of them equal, and none exceed Meadows Inn. Whether you want to explore the delightful area of North Carolina or just kick back an relax, Meadows Inn is the perfect place to stay. Thank you, Betty and John.
5 on July 22, 2011
Food was delicious, room was comfortable, and John and Betty were excellent hosts. Kathy Olsen
4.2 on July 19, 2011
The oldest B&B in New Bern, this place is full of charm and history. John and Betty are nice as they could be, and extremely helpful without being overbearing in the slightest. Super yummy breakfast!
4.6 on July 18, 2011
Meadows Inn was very quaint. I plan to stay there again if in the New Bern area.
4.0 on July 11, 2011
Decided to stay in New Bern for a July 4th family reunion... Thoroughly enjoyed Tryon Palace and Historic New Bern.
3.2 on July 03, 2011
Granny's Attic suited our needs very well as I was traveling with my father and two children and needed space. This area had it's own air conditioning we could control so our area was very comfortable. However, the rest of the house was very warm, even the dining area. It must be said that we were visiting in June and the weather was unusually hot. The innkeepers were extremely friendly and hospitable.
4.6 on June 20, 2011
We really enjoyed being close to the water, the restaurants and Tryon Palace. Having coffee on the front porch was wonderful and John and Betty were perfect hosts. I highly recommend it for a relaxing visit.
5 on June 12, 2011
The owners are wonderful hosts and eager to help guests find their way around New Bern. Meadows Inn is charming and comfortable. I can't imagine staying at a hotel when such a place is an option. By all means stay here!
4.4 on May 20, 2011
Meadows Inn is a home away from home in New Bern. John and Betty are friendly and did everything they could to make our stay pleasant. The Inn is lovely, and we particularly appreciated the refrigerator space for our wine, etc. The Meadows Inn is walking distance from everything, and a good choice for your visit to this pretty town.
5 on May 10, 2011
I spent a wonderful night at the Meadows Inn Bed & Breakfast - The house was cozy and warm and very clean. I felt at home and Betty the owner was so accommodating and nice I never wanted to leave. Looking forward to my next stay.
3.8 on April 25, 2011
The hosts offered umbrellas, shopping and restaurant tips and genuinely wanted to make our stay pleasant. All day tea and cold drinks is a nice touch. Room was pleasant and clean, with flat screen TV discreetly on top of armoir but easy to view from bed. We enjoyed our stay.
4.0 on April 06, 2011
We stayed in "Grandma's Attic" which is the 3rd floor. You have the whole floor to yourself. It was very quiet and pleasant and the innkeepers are very knowledgeable about the restaurants and interesting things to do. They recommended the Harvey House Restaurant and had a menu that we could look at for the early bird specials. It was beautiful at the restuarant but I felt a little underdressed in the jeans I had on so dress pants would be recommended if you go. The only thing about our experience at Meadows Inn that I didn't rate as exceeded my expectation was the breakfast as it had pancakes and a muffin (double carb) with bacon and a fruit-I would have preferred some eggs or something else other than the double carb-but the food was delicious none the less.
3.8 on March 30, 2011
Betty and John take real pride in their establishment and the satisfaction of their guests. A beautiful antebellum B&B on a quiet street close to all historical sites.
3.8 on March 15, 2011
John and Betty are lovely hosts and the location of the inn is perfect for a visit to New Bern. Whether you're attending an event at the convention center or just sightseeing, shopping or dining, this is an ideal starting-off spot. Enjoyed dining at Morgan's and loved the breakfast at Meadows Inn.
5 on March 09, 2011
great room, very clean historic & quiet atmosphere, wonderful breakfast every morning, very polite & helpful staff
2.8 on March 06, 2011
A little pricey, but a nice place to stay. Could not ask for nicer hosts.
4.6 on March 01, 2011
New Bern is a wonderful town to stay in. Meadows Inn was all I thought it would be. It was so nice to have dessert be in the room when we got back from our night out. I paid for the making memories package. It was my husband's 50th birthday and Valentine's Day Weekend. Will be back. Sheila Sanford, NC
4.0 on February 17, 2011
My wife and I enjoyrd s very comfortable stay at the Meadows. The Ireland room is cozy and very quiet. The owners are gracious hosts, they made us feel welcome. Breakfast was good.
4.4 on January 10, 2011
We loved our stay at The Meadows. The owners went that extra step to make sure we enjoyed our stay. They told us about the surrounding areas and different things we could do within walking distance. The Inn was quite charming in a historical way. We look forward to going again.
5 on December 06, 2010
The Meadows Inn was charming with all the historic features intact. My husband and I eloped and were married at the Meadows Inn, the owners went above and beyond with all the arrangements. We were very happy with the B&B experience.
4.0 on November 28, 2010
What a wonderful time at the Meadows! Though the inn was full, I did not hear the other guests. The breakfast was delicious, well-balanced & convenient. The owners are very hospitable. Great location & terrific stay.
4.2 on November 21, 2010
We stayed one night at the Inn while we were in town for the 235th Marine Corps Birthday Ball at the the New Bern Convention Center. The location was situated perfectly in the historic downtown area and was within walking distance of many different eateries and shops, as well as the Saturday Farmer's Market. The innkeepers were very hospitable but gave us our privacy as well. The included breakfast was simple yet tasty. My husband and I will definitely return when we are in town again.
4.4 on November 14, 2010
Our party of six had a fantastic time at Meadows Inn. John and Betty were helpful, friendly and accommodating. They hosted a Murder Mystery weekend for our group that went off flawlessly. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Breakfast satisfying and filling. Thanks Betty and John!
4.2 on November 03, 2010
Meadows Inn was mine and my girlfriend's first experience at a Bed and Breakfast. We absolutely loved it! John and Betty were VERY hospitable, very personable and very helpful to us finding whatever we needed in town. The breakfast served in the morning was REALLY good with nice conversation with the other guests that were staying there. The rooms were very charming and comfortable! The location was perfect and close to all of the shops, restaurants and historical sites in New Bern. We would recommend the Meadows Inn Bed & Breakfast to anyone who wants to get away for a quiet weekend and tour the 2nd oldest city in North Carolina. Very educational trip! We were hesitant on New Bern, but not anymore.......it's definately a place to see!
4.0 on October 24, 2010
It was a lovely overnight for a birthday - and we live in New Bern. If you are a tea fan, they have a very nice selection of loose and bagged tea available 24/7. John and Betty Foye, the proprietors, are terrific.
5 on October 03, 2010
I stayed in this B&B for three nights and I felt like at home. John and Betty, innkeepers, are wonderful people. My room was beautiful, quiet and very clean. What can I say about breakfast? Delicious entrees, very good service. The location is perfect. If you wish to visit New Bern or travel for business, this is the right place to stay.
4.0 on September 21, 2010
The hospitality and warmth of John and Betty Foy made this a perfect Friday night's get-away. Their ability to accommodate a late arrival and provide accurate information regarding travel simplified the entire process. If you're looking for a great place to stay in a special town then The Meadows is just the place for you.
5 on September 20, 2010
I have stayed in this wonderful Inn several times in the last 6 years. I have always found it to be a wonderful experience. Wonderful mansion in excellent condition located downtown withing strolling distance of all of the shops and restaurants. The innkeepers are warm, skilled, and attentive. Fantastic food as well - I very highly recommend it!
4.4 on August 23, 2010
The rooms were excellent. The location PERFECT for seeing the sights, walking to shops and excellent dining. It is also a short walk to the the Riverwalk. Breakfast was wonderful and different on each of our 3 mornings. The Innkeepers were friendly and inviting. Most relaxing long weekend visit and will reccomend to friends. Thank you.
4.6 on July 18, 2010
What a fabulous fine in New Bern. We stayed overnight on our drive out to the Outer Banks. Not only was the B&B close to the water but it was close to the town allowing for the perfect walking tour of New Bern. Our stay was hassle free, the room was quaint and clean, and the breakfast was superb (say yes to the muffins!). If you are looking for a wonderful B&B to stay at - we recommend the Meadows Inn. The Hosts are as charming as the house!
4.8 on June 13, 2010
The innkeepers were extremely friendly and provided a comfortable stay for us. We were the only ones staying at the inn the night that we stayed and we felt very cared for. We also booked the package to have dinner and a carriage ride with dessert waiting for us on our return. The carriage called to say they would be late and the innkeepers made sure that we were aware of the change. They also changed our dinner reservations to match the new pick-up time of the carriage. The restaurant was wonderful and the dessert after dinner was delicious. We would definitely recommend Meadows Inn!
3.8 on June 04, 2010
The innkeepers were nice and gave us tips on where to eat. The room was very clean and elegant. The inn is located just a block or so from the quaint downtown and the riverfront.
2.8 on April 30, 2010
The inn keepers are nice, but I would guess they don't live in Meadows Inn but open it when guests arrive. As a result, the house smells musty and stuffy. In fact, we could not spend the night there because of the bad smell and our allergic reactions to it. Although the two if us didn't use any of the facilities, they charged us anyway. I can't say how the breakfast was.
After 10 years of Innkeeping we have determined to take something positive from this negative review. We have initiated addressing not only food allergies, but environmental allergies with the reservation process, instead of with the check in. Having decided that, the issue at hand could have been handled with a very different outcome, had we been allowed to do so the day of April 10. A note was left on the check in desk by these guests, where a cell # is always posted where we can be reached. On April 10, we were in the neighborhood enjoying the Spring Historic Homes tour, that we assumed our guests were doing the same after we accommodated an early check in. A complimentary return stay was offered via email.
- Betty & John (Innkeepers)
4.4 on January 03, 2010
I live in New Bern and have relatives that frequent the B&B's on Pollock St (as do I on occasion) but I hadn't had any first (or second) hand experience with the Meadows Inn before new years eve 2009. The nice folks over at the Howard House were full so they recommended the Meadows and I'm really glad they did. We checked in and walked the short block over to the Stanley Hall Cafe for a wonderful dinner with several of our friends and took in the entertainment offered for New Bern's First Night celebration on their 300th anniversary this year. The room was great and so was breakfast. One of the best things was that the inn has a gathering room on the first floor that we used twice that night to meet with friends briefly between events, it was great! Betsy and John were really nice and very knowledgeable too. My wife wants to make another weekend of it down town again some time and the Meadows will likely be the place. Oh, they have ice available too for those of you toting a martini set....
5 on November 25, 2009
Hosted luncheon and afternoon meeting at Inn. Meeting rom was very nicely decorated, excellent lunch and dessert, superb facility and staff.
5 on November 18, 2009
A friend and I happened upon the Meadow's Inn by chance after arriving in New Bern around 7pm. The Innkeeper, John, left what he was doing to let us into a room that was discounted with last minute prices. The Inn itself is a beautiful ante bellum house just one block away from the best restaurants, the home of Pepsi, the best shops and the river. The room we had contained two comfortable beds and, being on the top floor, had a quaint charm with sloping ceilings and floors. We were surprised by a delicious breakfast in the morning and enjoyed a good morning yarn with John, Betty and other guests over the meal. I don't see how you could go wrong with this B&B.
5 on September 23, 2009
Like staying at home. Very hospitable and friendly. Great breakfast. Will be back again.
4.8 on September 21, 2009
We have stayed at many B and B's, Meadows Inn served the two most outstanding breakfasts in our memory. Our inn keepers were very knowledgeable about New Bern NC and coastal NC in general.
4.4 on April 22, 2009
Wonderful stay in a lovely home in the historic distric. the Foy family made sure I was comfortable, wonderful breakfast! I highly recommend Meadows Inn.
4.2 on April 17, 2009
Close to tourist area. Innkeepers were very helpful.
4.2 on April 15, 2009
The lure of historic New Bern, NC has lured us for many weekend getaways. The Meadows Inn has simply lured us for many more! The homemade breakfasts are wonderful. the stuffed French toast is wonderful. It's a great retreat. Kind of like going home, but better!
4.6 on March 03, 2009
We stayed at the inn for a winter weekend getaway and had a delightful time. Winter in New Bern is very mild and all the historic sites and restaurants are within walking distance. The innkeepers were terrific, the food delicious, and the charming inn was a warm retreat.
4.8 on December 02, 2008
The innkeepers made us feel as welcome as family members (with the added privacy family doesn't allow). They truly made my husbands 40th birthday beyond expectations! The Josephine Suite was one of the most romantic rooms we have seen. Our friends and family stayed in "Grandma's Attic" and were equally impressed. I enjoyed myself so much that I suggested it to friends who went the following week. They were equally thrilled! Kudos to John and Betty for their wonderful hospitality and beautiful Inn!
4.8 on November 05, 2008
The Meadows Inn was such an escape. Very clean with excellent innkeepers who were so helpful and kind. It is a beautiful home one block from the water in walking distance from great restaurants and things to do. We highly recommend this beautiful inn by the sea!!
3.8 on November 04, 2008
Innkeepers were very helpful and informative. The inn was located near all attractions and many restaurants. We enjoyed our say and look forward to returning for a longer visit.
3.0 on October 15, 2008
Great location - well organized, comfortable.
5 on October 10, 2008
Very comfortable & pleasant stay at the Meadows Inn. The innkeepers were lovely & welcoming. The inn itself took you back to another time & place in history. Extremely convenient location & in walking distance of other historic sites downtown & near the river.
3.6 on September 25, 2008
John & Betty were extremely helpful in getting us acquainted with New Bern. It was like we were visiting friends.
4.0 on September 04, 2008
From the initial phone call to me to introduce the Innkeeper and ask if I had any questions, I was very impressed. Everything was more than I expected. From check-in, directions, secure parking, service, restaurant suggestions and much more the entire weekend was just what was needed. Great location in walking distance of everything. We enjoyed the introduction of new folks at breakfast and discussing what everyone was doing and where they were from. A very pleasant experience and without any hesitations would recommend the B&B to anyone.
4.4 on August 09, 2008
You really never know until you go with a reservation made on line so we're happy to share that Meadows Inn in New Bern can be relied upon to be everything it says it will be. Each room is different and special (some roomier than others so ask if that makes a difference to you). The Inn Keepers are friendly, hospitable and helpful and yet realize you are there to enjoy special time with family or friends and give you that free reign to feel at home and come and go with ease. Breakfast is freshly made each day. If there is something in particular you don't care for they ask about dietary restrictions on check in - mention it then since it is not buffet style. Cold beverages and ice are available throughout the day. Its in the center of the historic area and we walked to shops and food and the riverwalk. The Inn folk were helpful about places to see and offer suggestions. We could have used another day at least but we thoroughly enjoyed our time.
5 on July 25, 2008
We have been making a yearly trip to this inn for over 20 years. the present innkeepers are so very good at making you feel welcome and well cared for. Their breakfasts are varied and delicious. The made fresh cookes are always welcome! Ten stars!!!
4.2 on July 25, 2008
We spent 4th of July in New Bern with a great fireworks show over the Neuse River. Meadows Inn was convenient, very accomodating and homey. asual breakfast was filling and delicious. Amenities were plentiful. A very relaxing trip.
4.4 on July 21, 2008
We had a wonderful time. The food was great. There was plenty of room. We enjoyed the back porch as much as the room.
5 on July 05, 2008
Beautiful room, comfortable bed, quiet night of rest along with lovely innkeepers. I could ask for no more.
3.8 on July 02, 2008
Lovely home - lots of great antiques. The music room was just as pictured
5 on June 20, 2008
Our group of 4 were greeted and hosted warmly by John and Betty Foy, the innkeepers. Everything was 5 star! They helped us with our special cycling needs and even prepared muffins for the road! Hats off to John and Betty.
5 on June 19, 2008
We stayed for a total of three nights during a cycling vacation - the place is very nicely appointed and the owner/operators very friendly. The food was great!
5 on June 18, 2008
The most gracious innkeepers, rooms were clean and well appointed, and New Bern is a lovely, FREINDLY, and walkable city.
3.4 on June 16, 2008
We had a very nice experience at Meadows Inn. Conveniently located, clean and comfortable accomodations, a great weekend stay! We stayed in the Notre Dame room and would recommend to friends for a long weekend in New Bern.
3.4 on June 13, 2008
we stayed in granny's attic, it worked out perfect for the 4 of ous. great fun!
4.4 on June 09, 2008
The owners were kind enough to find us a room. We were stranded after missing our flight do to bad weather. Nicely made breakfast. Great experience!
4.4 on June 05, 2008
We had a delightful visit and enjoyed talking to the Foys and other guests. Great location for walking around town. Loved our room and the common area. We were made to feel very much at home. Highly recommend this inn!
5 on June 03, 2008
5 on April 23, 2008
A wonderful visit to a beautiful town. The Meadows Inn exceeded expectations and treated us as royalty.
5 on April 22, 2008
We had the entire third floor to ourselves. We walked about 36 steps to get to the third floor. The Granny's Attic is great for a large family-type group (Parents and Kids or relatives) in that there are three seperate rooms within the same hallway and directly across from each other. All three rooms share one bathroom. The master bedroom has it's own entrance to the bathroom. The other rooms enter from the hallway. Betty actually irons her linens! What a comforting treat - Thanks Betty! John was very helpful with directions. We were traveling from the north and John called us on our way to save us some travel time. He shared with us information about the new I-795 which eliminated about 20-30 minutes of travel time. Although Meadows Inn claims to have no Internet access, I was able to connect to Internet access from a nearby B&B. Breakfast was delicious each morning. Our breakfast usually consisted of orange juice and coffee or tea, an egg-type serving (egg souffle, egg casserole, etc.), and muffin or home baked bread. They even cater to specific dietary needs. If you have a chance, please give The Meadows a try. You will not be disappointed. John & Betty really do make you feel like part of their family, from the family decorations to the socializing and overall southern hospitality.
We appreciate the gracious review but would like to correct the information regarding internet access. The Inn does have wireless internet access but the reception on the third floor is not as strong as the signal from the building next door. Thank you.
- John (innkeeper)
4.8 on April 08, 2008
Our stay at the Meadows Inn was absolutely delightful and extremely comfortable. John and Betty Foy are excellent hosts and made us feel completely at home. I can't imagine staying anywhere else in New Bern.
4.2 on February 20, 2008
We visited New Bern for a winter getaway. John and Betty were very helpful and knowlegable about the historic sites nearby. Breakfasts were wonderful and right on time. Our stay was very pleasant.
5 on January 24, 2008
We had the run of the house during our visit we entertained in the parlor. The meadows was like our own home.
5 on December 09, 2007
We have stayed at Meadows Inn MANY times and it is because of John and Betty Foy! The atmosphere and food are wonderful!! Very relaxing and peaceful inn. Cannot say enough good about this inn and the inn keepers!!
5 on December 03, 2007
If you are looking for a a Bed and Breakfast that epitomizes the charm and relaxation of New Bern, please consider the Meadows Inn! John and Betty Foy really understand how to take care of their guests from "behind the scenes." Everything that you could need is at your fingertips - from lovely teas, coffee, cocoas and freshly baked pastries - to freshly ironed sheets, down comforters, and extra fluffy towels. The morning coffeepot miraculously seems to refill itself and Betty's beautiful hot breakfasts with seasonal fresh fruit are out of this world! (She really needs to write a B&B cookbook!!) The Inn is on "Bed and Breakfast Row" - an easy walk past other beautiful Victorian mansions to either the waterfront or to the unique shops and restaurants in Downtown New Bern. (Be sure to check out Mitchell's Hardware!) It really isn't necessary to use your car at all during your stay! Because our stay was during the holiday season, horse-drawn carriages clip-clopped past, offering tours of the downtown area. We remarked several times that we felt as though we had stepped inside of a Dickens Christmas Village postcard. We couldn't have been more delighted with our romantic 2 night stay. This is going to be our new "tradition" for kicking off our holiday season - a special gift "to ourselves." Thank you John and Betty!
4.8 on October 23, 2007
This inn was very quiet. With its beautiful breakfast room to the four-poster bed in our room. The innkeepers are very pleasant and go beyond!
4.4 on October 22, 2007
Loved the innkeepers and had a very pleasant experience. Thanks for all the helpful information.
5 on September 18, 2007
My second stay here was as delightful as the first. I wouldn’t stay anywhere else in New Bern!
4.4 on September 14, 2007
What an enjoyable and relaxing stay! The room was serene and attractive. The hospitality and breakfast served was a delight.
5 on July 04, 2007
The Meadows is the absolute best. John and Betty Foy are wonderful people. They make you stay so enjoyable and are very helpful with planning and accommodating events and visits from family. We were married there and the Foys made this a most memorable experience.