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Farnam Guest House

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   616 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our stay at The Farnam B & B in a lovely residential area of New Haven was incredibly perfect! My husband and I appreciated the warm hospitality provided by the staff and owner, Elizabeth. The grounds surrounding the B&B were beautifully landscaped with perennial flowers and a variety of well tended shrubs and trees. It was, indeed better than being... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sent my 75 year old father up to the grandson's wedding at Yale. Elizabeth was great. Dad had nothing but good things to say. Clean rooms, attentive service, filling and special Sunday style breakfast with folks from all over to visit and chat with in a relaxed charming dining area. The pictures do not do the landscape justice, and the... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I stayed two nights at the Farnam Guest House recently and had a lovely time. The house is beautiful and well maintained. Breakfast was delicious and we had very interesting conversations with other guests. Elizabeth, the owner, was friendly and provided folks with suggestions for excellent places to eat - we were sorry that we didn't have... More

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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Pros: - My girlfriend LOVED the house and how our room looked. - If you have a small enough car, and if giant SUVs haven't blocked you out, you might be able to park at the front door. - There are some cookies, Hershey chocolates, candies, and tea available 24/7 in the dining room. That was a nice touch. -... More

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Myrtle1906Rose, Owner at Farnam Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us your valuable feedback. Its disappointing to know that we fell short of your expectations. We will attempt to address the many issues you have mentioned. I apologize for the inconveniences and hope that this situation does not deter you from choosing us for your future stays. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Our time at Farnum was very relaxing, the food was excellent, and our room was very comfortable. We also enjoyed our company at breakfast each morning. And the host was very kind. We have already booked for our next weekend in New Haven.

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Rather than deal with busy traffic in the downtown hotels of New Haven, we decided to try the Farnam Guest House. Usually we do not choose B & B's because of past experiences, but this one was a welcome surprise. We had a large bedroom with very comfortable beds, and all the amenities. Everything was spotless and well kept, and... More

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Myrtle1906Rose, Owner at Farnam Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We will be delighted to accommodate you again in the future. More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Sorry to write negatively but Farnam Guest House was very disappointing. It s indeed a grand old house in a nice neighbourhood but we have had far better B and B experiences on our several road trips around America at similar or lesser price levels. The welcome we received and the information offered by the owner were underwhelming, the room... More

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Myrtle1906Rose, Owner at Farnam Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us your valuable feedback from your recent stay. I'm truly sorry to hear that we did not live up to your expectations and would like to apologize for any inconvenience the room conditions may have caused you. I wish to thank you for your valuable comments as they allow us to monitor and improve continuously. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights in may and had a wonderful time. The rooms are charming and comfortable, the innkeeper is friendly and attentive, and the breakfast was delicious. We will definitely be back.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay here and would happily stay here again. Although you trade a few modern conveniences (third floor rooms have a shared bathroom and no elevator), this place completely makes up for it with character and charm: an elegant parlor with a fireplace and piano and old pump organ, an antique but perfectly functioning elevator, and a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Tanya and Paul T Farnam was wonderfully convenient to the Yale campus and a pleasant walk in September. The Yale Shuttle was reliable and even ran till about midnight. We had perfect weather. The house is most elegant and breakfast, tea and coffee facilities very generous and beautifully presented. Our host and her staff were discreet and very helpful. We... More

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Myrtle1906Rose, Owner at Farnam Guest House, responded to this review

It was my pleasure, Tanya! I'm so thrilled that we were able to accommodate you during your visit to Yale's campus, and it's nice to hear that all our amenities impressed you. The next time you're in New Haven, we'd love to welcome you back! All the best, Elizabeth Baehr Lopez, Owner More

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Address: 616 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Location: United States > Connecticut > New Haven
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Farnam Guest House 3*
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