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Farnam Guest House

06/04/2017 06/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Ipswich, Massachusetts
Reviewed January 15, 2016

We just spent an overnight at the Farnam Guest House and was quite impressed by this charming inn. The rooms are spacious (we stayed in the Farnam Room) with lovely furniture and an extra comfy bed with white sheets and a down pillow mattress topper for the bed. The high ceilings in the house add an elegance. Breakfast was simple...

1Thank pajpaj
New York City, New York
Reviewed November 16, 2015

We just came back after spending an extended weekend at Yale and staying at the Farnam Guest House. The house is a beautiful former manor home about a mile north of the campus and directly on the Yale shuttle bus route. It still has its original 1930s charm and character - from the beautiful crown moldings, to the furniture, and...

Thank Mark H
Roedovre, Denmark
Reviewed November 2, 2015

This is probably one of the most delightful stays I had on my roadtrip-vacation in New England in august 2015. We were welcomed by the owner, at the time of our arrival, where we chcked in and we were then told about the history of the house and previous owners, which is very interesting. The big house is beautifully decorated...

Thank Maria T
Verona, Pennsylvania
Reviewed October 18, 2015

Its near Yale and its a very nice room. The owner doesn't like to talk. She sent an email with the door combination, unfortunately, I did read the whole email and she had to answer the door. She did not like that. She said hears a map and Yale's that what and went back to her office.

3Thank Michael M
Myrtle1906Rose, Manager at Farnam Guest House, responded to this review

I very much regret that I seemed unfriendly. Actually I love to talk and sit down with my guests. Had I realized you wanted to talk, I would have been glad to comply. I am sorry you were not able to manage the door combination. Most people love the anonymity of getting settled in their rooms without the interference of...

New York, NY
Reviewed August 12, 2015

The house is an elegant Georgian manor, in a lovely neighborhood just a few minutes north of Yale, but away from the downtown hustle & bustle. Rooms are lovely, large, and nicely furnished. Breakfast was great. We have sent loads of people to stay here since our visit. My favorite B&B in New Haven.

2Thank bulldogNYC
Reviewed August 11, 2015

We choose this B & B as a focal point for our daughters wedding since we were coming in from out of State. We wanted something quaint and "home like" as the bridesmaids and bride got ready before heading off to the wedding venue. Elizabeth, the inn keeper was very accommodating to all of our requests, offering us use of...

1Thank Ja K
New Oxford, Pennsylvania
Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

I had a mixed positive/not so positive experiences here. First, let me explain I stay at a lot of B&Bs (about 85-90% of my travel). If this was the first one I ever stayed in, I may have given up. Positives: - since I arrived late, it was nice to have an access code to enter. My key and room...

7Thank Dean_Amy-2004
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is a lovely guest house. Charming decor. Convenient to Yale. Perfect place for parents visiting kids at Yale. The house has a lovely history. The staff is very nice and kind. I recommend this place highly.

1Thank JoAnn D
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 9, 2015

n arrival, there was nobody around to ask questions. The guesthouse is fine if you have your own transport, but is otherwise a couple of miles out of town. There is no indication on arrival about where the nearest shops are (there's a guest kitchen, so on arrival I assumed I would be able to access fresh milk, etc.) Had...

3Thank FlameHairedWarriorUK
Bend, Oregon
Reviewed April 4, 2015

Located conveniently to Yale campus and downtown New Haven. Breakfasts had a variety of foods and were very tasty. Our room was very comfortable. The Innkeeper was a great hostess and most helpful with the various questions about directions, restaurants, sites to visit, etc. Overall we are very glad we stayed there and will definitely come back.

2Thank Jim and Patti P
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We welcome you to Farnam Guest House. Located on Prospect Hill, this elegant, remarkable mansion offers a gracious stay in New Haven’s Historic District. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Farnam Guest House

Address: 616 Prospect St, New Haven, CT 06511-2004
Location: United States > Connecticut > New Haven
Price Range: $146 - $217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Farnam Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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“We were there with our two teenage daughters, and the Elizabeth Dow suite was perfect for us!”
linawatisidarto, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“The Walt Whitman room”
trula, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Farnam Room is on the street side but still very quiet!”
  • Farnam Room- large king size bed.
pajpaj, Jan 15, 2016 | Read review
“Do expect conversation”
K3836PEmichaelm, Oct 18, 2015 | Read review
“Book a suite & you won't experience the shared between rooms air-com nonsense.”
FlameHairedWarriorUK, Jul 9, 2015 | Read review
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