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Farnam Guest House

616 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gulf Shores, Alabama
1 review
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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 

Brisbane, Australia
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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 

pennsylvania
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18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
1 review
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 

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

A really lovely guest house. Beautiful surroundings, comfortable bed and a really generous attitude. Very good value. Breakfast was delicious. The owner was charming and friendly, and the other guests were very interesting!

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

I'm so pleased to hear that we were able to make your stay in New Haven perfect, Ruth! Thanks for the compliments on the house and breakfast — we truly appreciate the words of encouragement. If you're ever in the area again, we'd love to have you! All the best, Elizabeth Baehr Lopez, Owner More 

Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We rented the entire B&B for our families who were in town for our son's wedding. It turned out to be the perfect choice. There are a large living room and and a large dining room which were ideal for family members to gather. There are a variety of rooms which allowed us to accommodate the various different family groups... More 

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

Thanks for the great review, Rich! It was our pleasure to take care of you and your family, and we hope your son's wedding went well. We are so glad that you found us to be "the perfect choice," and we look forward to seeing you should you return to New Haven! Thanks again for the review, Elizabeth Baehr Lopez,... More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

The guesthouse is in a beautiful residential area. The decoration of the house and the rooms is classical and very tasteful. Breakfest is served as a buffet and is quite varied.The owner is very friendly and we had interesting discussions.

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

Thank you so much for the excellent rating you gave the Farnam Guest House!!! We appreciate it very much. Elizabeth More 

Asheville, NC
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The hostess at the Farnam Guest House anticipates every need and the B&B is run beautifully. Staying at a lovely home while traveling is a treat. The dining room table is large enough to accommodate many guests. With Yale Univ located in New Haven every morning at breakfast you meet interesting people. I would recommend the Farnam Guest House without... More 

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

We appreciate the kind review, Grace! Having interesting people stay with us is one of the things that makes hospitality such a fun industry. Thank you for choosing us and spreading the word — hope to see you again soon! All the best, Elizabeth Baehr Lopez, Owner More 

Wenatchee, Washington
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

This bed and breakfast is comfortable, very clean, environmentally friendly, and in a great location. There is a bit of street noise in some rooms, but worth being such a beautiful walk from the Yale campus.

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

Thanks for sharing your opinions of Farnam Guest House. We enjoyed having you. More 

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