We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 10 Geneva B&Bs / inns

The William Smith Inn

Save Saved
You added The William Smith Inn to your Saves list
600 Castle Street, Geneva, NY 14456
Hotel amenities
  • Overview
  • Reviews (102)
  • Photos (7)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (22)
  • Location
  • More
The William Smith Inn
Ranked #2 of 10 Geneva B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Geneva
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

102 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (22)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Summit, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Back again for another wonderful stay. We love every room at this historic, lovingly renovated beautiful property. Sitting out on the front porch with a bottle of wine is bliss and the home cooked breakfast is presented beautifully and is delicious. Can't wait to come back!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Old Bridge, NJ
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed in this inn while passing through. Lovely inn, beautifully appointed. We very rarely stay in a B&B, but decided to give this one a shot based on the reviews. My only disappointment was the breakfast. Since our visit was "during the week", we were not offered the full breakfast that I was so hoping to complete our stay. All... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect place to stay in Geneva or for that matter in the Finger Lakes. Rooms are all different, very quiet and beautifully decorated. Theresa, loved her from our first visit, couldn't be more enjoyable, accomodating or a more perfect hostess. She looks to every detail and it shows. Highly recommend!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Theresa600, Owner at The William Smith Inn, responded to this review

Our 100th review! That's a milestone! Thank you and it was a pleasure to have you stay! More

Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just had a great time in Geneva. The area is beautiful, and so is this bed and breakfast. It is in a stunning old house with a lot of history that still retains some authenticity to the period in which it was built. Theresa, the innkeeper, is a terrific person who will help you find restaurants, vineyards, historical sites... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ballston Lake, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful, peaceful inn to stay at! Gorgeous rooms, very attentive staff. Theresa is delightful! Rooms are immaculate, beds comfortable and quiet! Loved the porch! Thank you for a wonderful girls weekend!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Liverpool, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I wanted to celebrate our 20th anniversary in the lovely city of Geneva and had never stayed in a bed and breakfast before. We saw the review for The William Smith Inn and felt like this would be perfect. We were so NOT disappointed! Theresa and David are just the nicest people and they provided the perfect... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My husband and I booked a quick get a away and didn't want the standard hotel experience...we are experienced and well traveled...and we do enjoy good wine alongside fresh, healthy food. Theresa helped us put an itinerary together, suggested wonderful local restaurants, allowed us the flexibility of using her full kitchen ( we have minor dietary restrictions) which made our... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sanborn, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

OMG! Teresa is amazing! The minute you meet her, she is a friend forever. Our stay was perfect because she is the perfect hostess! She is so willing to make your stay enjoyable by either providing information about the area or purchasing a specific tea for breakfast! She is a good cook as our breakfasts were freshly made, ample, and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
18 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My husband and I just returned from a honeymoon in the Finger Lakes and we stayed at the William Smith Inn for three nights. Our hosts David and Theresa Gage could not have been more hospitable. Theresa gave us the scoop on good wineries to visit and David took us to see the nearby historic observatory. The house itself has... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Theresa600, Owner at The William Smith Inn, responded to this review

As always, I have fantastic guests! Thank you for the wonderful review and it was great getting to know you both. Congratulations! More

Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a beautiful Inn with beautiful accommodations, and a convenient location. The owners Theresa and David are wonderful, they are full of information about the area and really know how to make guests feel right at home, they are also very accommodating. Last but not least, the breakfast was fantastic. Highly recommended. We will be staying there again!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage The William Smith Inn, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to The William Smith Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The William Smith Inn

Address: 600 Castle Street, Geneva, NY 14456
Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

7 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (7)
Room/suite (2)
Hotel & grounds (1)
Bathroom (1)
Other (3)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (1)
Hotel & grounds (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in Geneva with
any amenities


Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The William Smith Inn opened its doors in June 2009. William Smith was a philanthropist, astronomer, spiritualist and nurseryman. Your hosts, David & Theresa Gage, have restored this home to its former glory for your comfort and pleasure. This Italianate home, built in 1873, features quarter-cut white oak floors with black walnut inlay, monstrous chestnut doors, floor-to-ceiling windows and incredibly detailed molding. The home is situated on 3.2 acres in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of New York. ... more   less 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The William Smith Inn staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer