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Ellwanger Estate

625 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2730
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Ellwanger Estate
Ranked #4 of 9 Rochester B&B and Inns
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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
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Rochester, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The estate is indeed very elegant, and my girlfriend and I felt very welcomed and cared for. Rosemary is an excellent host, and made sure our stay was a great one. I would highly recommend the Ellwanger to anyone who desires a quiet retreat, whether you are visiting town, or are even a resident of Rochester. A hidden gem!

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Forest Hills, New York, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

If you're traveling to Rochester NY anytime soon, want to break the bland chain-hotel room norm, and can use a little more luxury and history in your life, you're going to want to be reserving a room here ASAP. I stumbled upon Ellwanger when searching for B&Bs in the area online. While visiting some Rochester-based friends with my fiance (we're... More

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Ellwanger Estates was the ideal setting for hostessing our daugher-in-law's baby shower. The estate is elegant and at the same time so cozy and intimate: the venue itself became a major party participant, with delights and whimsy at every turn. Twenty of us aged 20-80 luxuriated in the welcoming attention of innkeeper Rosemary Janofsky and the graceful ambiance of the... More

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Dubai
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

My weekend trip to Rochester New York was so lovely because of the hospitality and historic elegance at the Ellwanger Estate B&B that it merited several return visits. Always warmly greeted by Rosemary, I have enjoyed the rooms (three different ones so far) which have always been spotlessly clean and complete with all the amenities a traveller could wish for.... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

I was attending an admitted students orientation with my son, at the University of Rochester and called the Ellwanger Estate to see if they had an opening for one night while my son stayed with a friend. Rosemary, kindly agreed even though it was on short notice, has a two night minimum and she had scheduled plans. I chose the... More

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

We booked for 2 nights and liked it so much we stayed an extra day. The Serene Retreat is a comfortable room with plenty of space and a decorator's touch. The cozy comfy bed was appreciated after a full day of sightseeing adventures. The private bathroom has a Venetian theme with wonderfully artistic finishes. Very clean and all the amenities... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Do not look any further for a Bed and Breakfast in Rochester. The Ellwanger Estate is a beautifully maintained home, a "hidden gem" nestled in the Highland Park area. The home and rooms reflect the hospitality Rosemary, the InnKeeper, provides to each guest. The Estate is clean, inviting and establishes a feeling of home from the moment you arrive. Rosemary... More

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Houston, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

My sister and I stayed at the Ellwanger in July, 2012. The home is beautiful and Rosemary will fill you in with as much history as you would like to know. We stayed in the Victorian suite which lives up to it's name. The room and private bath were very clean and filled with amenities, if needed. It's very close... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

The Ellwanger was recommended by a contact at the Univ. of Rochester. My husband and I love staying at B and B's. Wow, was this a treat. I grew up in Rochester and didn't know this gem existed. This trip was a pleasure/business trip, especially for my husband who needed to work. Rosemary was wonderful. She was extremely attentive to... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

My friend and I were privileged to stay at this Estate last weekend. It was a lovely experience from the moment the car pulled in to the carpark and Rosemary came out to greet us. Some people express hospitality as a seamless gesture from heart to action. Over the course of the weekend, we came to know that owner and... More

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Additional Information about Ellwanger Estate

Address: 625 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2730
Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Rochester
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Rochester
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The historical Ellwanger Estate located in the heart of Rochester’s Mount Hope Cultural District is your premiere lodging destination. This beautifully restored home offers rooms with spectacular views of the lush garden and courtyards. Stroll in the famous Ellwanger Gardens or enjoy a cool drink on the home’s restored veranda. The natural beauty of the Mount Hope and Highland Park Preservation area, combined with the ambiance of The Ellwanger will exceed your every expectation. The Ellwanger will be pleased to help you plan a special event or a simple weekend get-away. The Ellwanger Estate is the former home of George Ellwanger, world-renowned Horticulturist. The Gardens are owned and maintained by the Landmark Society of Western New York and the seasonal changes invite you to come back year after year. ... more   less 

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