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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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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
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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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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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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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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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2 helpful votes 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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Thanks for sharing your opinions of Farnam Guest House. We enjoyed having you. More

Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We stayed at this lovely guesthouse just after new year. We were almost alone in the house and had the Farnan room. The room was excellent but the best was the atmosphere in the old house. We spent the evening in the living room playing boardgames and had a nice chat with the owner, Elizabeth, in the beautiful dining room... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

I visited Yale a few years ago and I have zero recollection of the hotel. This time, I opted to stay at the Farnam House, a beautiful 1930's colonial. I'll surely remember the lovely antique furnishings and elegant table setting! The place has the feel of visiting your well-to-do New England aunt. My room was fine and no one else... More

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Penn Yan, NY
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We were looking for downtown accommodations near City Hall & Yale and this was perfect, especially if you appreciate the charm of old houses. We had the Farnam room, which was lovely with a nicely renovated private bathroom. While the room faced the road, it was not a busy street later at night, so street noise wasn't an issue for... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Dirty bathroom especially on the third floor. Greasy and gross kitchen. Dusty mirror and spider web in the bedroom. Street noise. Low speed internet. Cheap frozen breakfast and fruits from Costco. I stayed there for a couple of days and they did not even clean the room or change the sheets. The worst part is the innkeeper, Elizabeth, who was... 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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We welcome you to Farnam Guest House. Located on Prospect Hill, this elegant, remarkable mansion offers a gracious stay in New Haven’s Historic District. ... more   less 
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