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“Very Nice People” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Blakeslee House Bed & Breakfast

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3708 South Street Road, Marcellus, NY 13108   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Marcellus B&B and Inns
Cambridge, MA
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“Very Nice People”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2008

Me and my (now) wife stayed at the Blakeslee House Bed and Breakfast for our wedding.

My sister booked the B&B (from her home in Thailand) for us as an engagement gift.

Bev and Dave were really nice. We were a bit worn out from all the planning, traveling and visiting, and Bev made sure we were comfortable, and then gave us our privacy.

If you stay there, request Bev’s southwest breakfast thing (I can’t remember the real name), it was so good!

All in all it was a lovely experience, and just what we needed.

  • Liked — The owners
  • Disliked — -
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Minneapolis
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2007

I have stayed at the Blakeslee House several times in the last two years. My kids are students at Syracuse U. It is an outstanding place run by two completely lovely, caring people, Bev and Dave Blakeslee. Set into the rolling hills of Marcellus, amid trees and flowers, it is peaceful and gorgeous. Breakfasts are out of this world. Bev often has fresh cookies in the evening. Their sweet dog, Muffin, adds to the friendly experience. Rooms are simply beautiful and maintenance is impeccable. I recommend it without hesitation for travelers who enjoy a small B&B and want to be treated royally.

  • Liked — Beautiful, personal attention, quiet, excellent food, lovely owners
  • Disliked — Nothing. Loved eveything. Have returned many times.
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2006

Our experience at the Blakeslee House Bed & Breakfast in 3708 South Street Marcellus, NY 13108, absolutely appalling.

We left within an hour after discovering:

NO HOT WATER- in any faucet
NO PRIVACY USED soaps and lotions
NO HOSPITALITY

Their website misleads the potential customer the reality:
1. A blackface jockey statue greet you at the door that the Blakeslee's call "their little black man that has greeted people for years."

2. He ran my credit card before we even brought our luggage in and found the problems that would arise.

3. He sat right outside our room eating a muffin in his recliner, he could hear our "whispering" and claimed he thought everything was alright even though he heard us struggling with the jacuzzi- at NO point did he ask if everything was ok.

4. There was no separation between owner and guest.

5. The soaps and bathsalts were clearly old and had many previous users, lotions half empty, and a dingy rubber ducky for the tub.

6. The "his and hers" cotton robes were old, pilled, and sloppily hung on their hangers

7. The jacuzzi and all faucets had NO HOT WATER, we discovered this suspiciously after he left the house. The experience ceased to offer hope; so we packed up and left a message for the owners that we requested a partial refund at least.
Upon their call back I was curtly told that he did not understand what was wrong, "there's hot water now!" "I heard you turning it on and off, did you know how to use it?!" I was told that he had done all he could to accommodate us. I was appalled at how quickly he became belligerent with me, as there was no remorse, no apologies, only a caustic "well you saw our website!" I was shocked and a bit caught off guard that he was so mean with me, and it took me until the next morning to gather the gumption to call again, kindly asked for the Blakeslees to consider at least a partial refund, as students we saved and budgeted the money to afford this getaway-turn-disaster, a partial refund for the lack of rendered services would be encouraging. At this point Mr. Blakeslee was clearly argumentative and told me next time we should stay at a hotel, and that once we had left "...he clearly couldn't do business with us."

I contacted the BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU and was told that the Blakeslee's were of NO obligation to refund me at all. I had to pay $152.75 for a room that I didn't even use, that had no hot water!

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Address: 3708 South Street Road, Marcellus, NY 13108
Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Marcellus
Amenities:
Restaurant Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Marcellus
Number of rooms: 3

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