An old paper warehouse transformed into an atmospheric hotel (built around 1901), the Ansonborough retains its enormous exposed pinewood beams and cavernous three-story lobby. The extra spacious rooms are comfy, with 25-foot ceilings, attractive furniture, modern granite bathrooms, and flatscreen TVs, with quality artwork liberally spread throughout the premises. The rooftop terrace offers fantastic views of the city and makes a romantic spot for afternoon wine and cheese (the delicious pimento cheese is a specialty). The location is fairly central, but note that the hotel lies next to the cruise terminal, so the area can get busy when ships load and unload.
- Frommer's Staff