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Allen House Victorian Inn

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599 Main St., Amherst, MA 01002
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Allen House is across the street from the Emily Dickinson home and it feels like staying with Emily! Rooms are full of wonderful hard woods-big beds and Victorian wall papers. Reading chairs provided in each room-very comfortable and yet completely a step back in time. Modern Bathrooms- parking lot and walking distance to some wonderful restaurants, shops and bookstores... More 

Thank Jefsong
Droitwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Our visit to Amhurst was unexpected and I did not have time to look around so we ended up at Allen House, a B & B about half a mile from the centre of town. The house belonged to the present owner's grandmother: I can believe it, her furniture is still there! So much furniture that it touches all the... More 

Thank Peacock32
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

We had a fabulous stay - thanks to the gracious hosts and the wonderfully authentic Victorian B&B setting. Breakfast was amazing! The service was also excellent! The location was great and a nice easy walk to center of Amherst. Our family was pleased to have another option over a cookie cutter hotel. Our favorite parts of the stay were the... More 

Thank Ruranga1
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We stayed in the Allen House, which is further from the center of town and close to the Amethyst Brook Conservation Area. Our room overlooked a huge backyard. Allen and Ann are gracious and wonderful hosts! They even offered us a (free) room upgrade in the Amherst House, however, this time around we wanted to sample the Allen House. Both... More 

Thank Melissa S
Redmond, Oregon
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Very friendly owners. If you are staying several days, they will let you put some stuff in their main refrigerator. If you want quiet privacy, this is probably not the place. Like most old Victorian homes, noise travels. Breakfasts were decent. Very friendly cat on the premises.

Thank ghodecker
Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Two years after my first stay at the Allen House Inn, it was so wonderful to see innkeepers Ann and Alan again. This time, I was again able to stay in the Oscar Wilde Peach Room, which was as beautiful and comfortable as ever. I also made sure not to make any plans in the early morning so that I... More 

Thank Steven T
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The hosts are warm and accommodating, breakfast is plentiful, and the conversation with the guests (almost all affiliated with one or another of the local colleges) is always interesting. They had a few empty rooms when I arrived and let me pick the one I wanted. When I asked for help getting a cab, they took me where I was... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Brought daughter for her second visit to UMass Amherst and stayed with Ann and Allan at Allen House. What a great choice. Warmly welcomed even though we arrived at 1:00 AM, and daughter, who has never stayed in a B&B was charmed by the experience! She loved the school and her experience with Ann and Allen, made her feel at... More 

Thank wanderlust2776
Cohasset, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I traveled to Amherst to visit my son at UMass, and decided to try a B & B instead of a local hotel. I figured it would be a different experience, the Inn was within walking distance to Amherst Center, and the price was comparable to hotels miles away. I am glad I made that choice and was rewarded with... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I spent 5 nights over Christmas at Allen House, and it was terrific. The room was large and beautifully decorated, and the bed was very comfortable. The innkeepers are so gracious and accommodating. Ann makes a delicious full breakfast. I highly recommend Allen House and the sister inn, Amherst House.

Thank patall
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