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Elmwood Village Inn: Honu House

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893 Elmwood Ave, corner St. James Pl, Buffalo, NY 14222
Elmwood Village Inn: Honu House
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My husband is a skeptic of B&Bs , he usually thinks there is a lack of privacy and weird people in them. He LOVED Honu House. The rooms and house are beautiful, arty and comfortable. Karen , the owner, is fun and interesting and unintrusive. She also makes the best granola I have ever tasted. Elmwood village is a fun... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The Inn is a warm and inviting resting space with tasteful and eclectic decor. We found everything clean. The owner helps you feel welcomed and makes a great breakfast with loads of fresh coffee. I loved the deep bathtub in a bathroom with a stained glass window. Location is central to anything you'd like to do in Buffalo.

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Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This inn is beautifully decorated, the owner is warm and friendly, and the amenities were plentiful. The Jacuzzi tub was a BIG plus in our stay. The room was warm (I wasn't sure it would be, an old house on a windy day January). Breakfast was delicious and plentiful, but don't expect to be able to order as if from... More 

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Mayville, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I'll start by saying that I'm "luke warm" on the whole B & B thing. Sometimes there's an awkwardness that comes with staying in a home with perfect strangers; mingling in common areas; sitting at one large dining room table at breakfast. Not so in this case. The host, Karen, is extremely warm and welcoming, yet she does not make... More 

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Tulsa
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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We had no idea how lucky we were to be able to stay here for our two nights in Buffalo. The first night we could walk to meet friends at Cole's, where we had to have Buffalo wings, of course. In the morning, when Karen found out that we are interested in art and architecture, she had more suggestions of... More 

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Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Oh sure chain hotels seem to have it all, but they do not have Karen Powell. They do not have her home made morning offerings, friendly conversation, nor a side porch. They do not have great art throughout, interesting guests to get to know, nor a side porch. No chain can match the location on Elmwood, which yes can be... More 

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Queens, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

As this review is placed...this is our second time staying at Karen's Bed & Breakfast. The place is wonderful and Karen is such a sweet woman with a great personality. The other guest are friendly as well as the residents in the area. There is plenty to do and places to see while you are there. The rooms are nice... More 

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California
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21 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Karen Powell, the congenial hostess of this B & B is most friendly and accommodating. The ("Mid-west") room in which we've stayed the past two years is quite small and a bit noisy because it faces Elmwood Avenue which apparently never sleeps. However, the white noise machine that Karen provides does help. Likewise, the bathroom is quite small. Nonetheless for... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

First off --- location, location, location. I came back for my 40th high school reunion and didn't want to stay at one of the chain hotels. I looked around and luckily there was a room available. The location (did I mention location) is great. You have the restaurants, the coffee shops, the shops, the art gallery, the park all within... More 

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My wife and I stayed here on our recent trip to Buffalo. Great location, right at the center of the action in Elmwood Village. Easy walking distance to many attractions, including the Blue Monk Pub. Karen is a wonderful hostess! We had some activities planned, but Karen quickly set us straight with trips to the Pierce Arrow Museum and the... More 

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