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“Great stay for Earlham College” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Westside Guest House

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The Westside Guest House
115 NW Seventh St, Richmond, IN 47374   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Richmond B&B and Inns
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“Great stay for Earlham College”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2011

We were lucky to have found the Westside Guest House early in our daughter's college years at Earlham College and used it exclusively during our visits over her last three years. We stayed as single travelers (both my wife and I would visit at least once a year) and for family visits (for example graduation).
Westside is a classic Indiana farmhouse-style house, remodeled for comfort. The rooms and beds are cozy, the kitchen is large and outfitted for nearly any cooking you want to do--I almost always cooked at the house, saving money compared to going out and eating far healthier than the restaurant meals available in Richmond.
The location is ideal, just three blocks from Earlham, across the street from a nice park, set back from a quiet street. The area is safe and quiet. Often I'd end up parking my rental at the house and walking for most of my stay. A grocery store is about four blocks away.
The owners, both very nice professors, live almost next door, so if you need anything they are quick to respond.
Free wifi.
Whether you are visiting Earlham or on a business trip to Richmond, this guesthouse is an outstanding alternative to a hotel.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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WestsideGuestHouse, Owner at The Westside Guest House, responded to this review, July 5, 2011
Thanks, Mark, for your warm and generous review! We are fortunate to have many wonderful guests like you whose kids go to Earlham. The only down side is that your kids graduate, so you no longer have a reason to stay with us -- and we miss you! Harumph! We are very grateful that we can provide a quiet, affordable home away from home where Earlham famlies can gather -- and share a home-cooked meal or take a walk in the park across the street. Thanks again!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2011

I booked this guesthouse for family members who were in town for a wedding.
The aunties and uncle like to stay in something other than plain vanilla hotel rooms so they have a central meeting location in order to catch up on each other's lives. This guesthouse has a nice front porch with seating and a living room for family gatherings. In addition, the kitchen was large and allowed us to get together for a gabfest. The refrigerator and cabinets were stocked with food and drink, which particularly impressed one of my aunts, and was definately "value added". The front door was on keylock. This guesthouse is just like staying in someone's home.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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WestsideGuestHouse, Owner at The Westside Guest House, responded to this review, April 6, 2011
We're delighted that your relatives enjoyed staying in the main section of the guest house (we call it The Residence), and grateful that you took the time to share your comments. We're also glad it worked out for them to use the keypad lock. Normally we provide better service by greeting our guests personally, but in this case your relatives wanted to arrive early, at a time when I couldn't be there -- which is why we have that lock as an option. Your review reminds me, though, how important the personal greeting is! Thanks for that.
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Additional Information about The Westside Guest House

Address: 115 NW Seventh St, Richmond, IN 47374
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Location: United States > Indiana > Richmond
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Richmond
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spacious, tastefully furnished guest apartments in a lovingly maintained 100-year-old Prairie Foursquare home. Quiet residential neighborhood. Breakfast foods of your choice and snacks provided. Stay for less than what you'd pay for just a room at most are bed and breakfasts. Free wireless Internet, TV with VCR/DVD player and cable, laundry facilities. Extended stay rates. ... more   less 

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