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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I'm not sure this place classifies as a "Bed & Breakfast" but more of just a "Bed &"... now, with that being said let me explain. When we arrived there was a note on our envelope of keys that stated there would be no staff assisted breakfast on Wednesday and to serve ourselves. Ok. I knew it wasn't a place...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sisters and I stayed at the Halcyon for three nights and sadly our opinion of the facility faded as the stay progressed. The home and rooms were beautifully decorated but there was little to speak of as to any other of the little amenities I've been treated to at other B&B's. Our first breakfast we had a pecan tart...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a well-furnished, charming B&B. Stayed there in the off-season; the place was therefore very quiet with only one other family. There was no staff there overnight. Breakfast was very good. Overall the place has character and is very inviting.

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Halcyon H, Manager at Halcyon House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words, and it was lovely to have you stay with us! There are times when staff is not on site, but we can be reached 24-hours a day. (And we hope guests aren't shy about letting us know if they need something. :) )

omaha, ne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely little B and B in an ideal location near to downtown and the KU campus. Nicely furnished, easy to find, reasonably priced. We stayed in the carriage house, which was perfect for myself and two daughters. The bathroom is very new with plently of towels. My only caution is that the floor plan is extremely open...

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Halcyon H, Manager at Halcyon House, responded to this review

We are so glad you had a good stay with us, and had a fun time visiting the downtown and KU! You are right, the Carriage House does have an open floor plan; it's a bit like a studio apartment. And even with sleepy teens, we're happy you were able to help yourself to some fruit and coffee! We look...

Wichita, Kansas
Reviewed October 7, 2016

This bed and breakfast is absolutely beautiful. Hardwood floors, simple furnishings, and plenty of space for outdoor leisure makes this a unique and comfortable stay. Thoughtfully, there is an electric tea kettle in the room with a variety of teas. We stayed at the carriage house which was magnificent with exception of having virtually no reliable or consistent WiFi access....

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Halcyon H, Manager at Halcyon House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your stay with us, and for the lovely review. We appreciate your feedback about difficulty getting WIFI in our Carriage House. Since your visit, we have made some upgrades and resolved that issue. Guests are now able to get consistent WIFI signals in all corners of Halcyon House.

Ballan, Australia
Reviewed July 31, 2016

This is a quiet bed and Breakfast in a quiet neigbourhood but in close proximity to both the University of Kansas and downtown Lawrence. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and the ensuite bathroom in the room I had, was good and clean. Breakfasts are varied and guests are made very welcome. This is a great place to stay for...

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Wichita, Kansas
Reviewed June 12, 2016

We arrived late at night and the only parking was on a street behind a stop sign (we were not obstructing any intersection) and in the same direction as the car in front of us. We went up to campus and when we got back we had a ticket for $166 from the City of Lawrence for parking in the...

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Halcyon H, Manager at Halcyon House, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay at Halcyon House, and we are sorry that you had a poor experience with parking and tickets. That is expensive and unpleasant! We can assure you no one at Halcyon House called the police to report your parking. All the parking in our area is unrestricted, unlimited, on the street parking for the neighborhood. We...

Hutchinson, Kansas
Reviewed December 1, 2015

Never took advantage of the breakfast over 2 days, but the coffee was good. Stayed in The Den, small but functional. Nobody else was on the lower floor so it was quiet and private. Great for walking to campus or Mass street. Basement floor walk-out was nice.

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La Jolla
Reviewed August 11, 2015

A small B&B with a lot of character is situated near the Kansas University on a quiet victorian-looking street. In July, the surrounding garden is filled with flowers, squirrels and birds and mature green trees around the building must be striking in fall. The breakfast room is comfortable and there is a good variety of local treats that a gracefully...

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

The floors, walls, etc. show that a lot of work has been done, but the bed was creaky and I felt every spring. Cheap decorations really detracted from the experience. Quiet, but the flimsy curtains made the room way too bright at night. Apparently one TV for the whole place. Furniture was assemble-it-yourself-from-WalMart grade. Downstairs had a sink, counter and...

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Halcyon H, Manager at Halcyon House, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at Halcyon House, and thank you for your review. You will be happy to know that we've recently completed some renovations, and we have updated many of our rooms. The room you stayed in now has new hardwood floors, a new private bathroom (It used to share a bathroom with The Atrium, which also...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled between downtown Lawrence and the University of Kansas campus, the Halcyon House offers all the amenities of a modern hotel with the historic charm reminiscent of a European inn. We have nine rooms and provide a complementary breakfast of thoughtfully sourced items that are local and organic when possible. Early birds can help themselves to a grab-and-go breakfast, but staff is also on hand to cook and serve breakfast too. Two of our rooms (The Carriage House and The Garden Suite) have kitchenettes. Six of our nine rooms have tvs, and we provided free wifi to our guests. We are a smoke-free and pet-free facility as well. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Halcyon House

Address: 1000 Ohio St, Lawrence, KS 66044-2972
Location: United States > Kansas > Lawrence
Price Range: $69 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“Carriage House is separate building and nicely private.”
 of 5 bubbles mcarollo13, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Stay upstairs where the thermostat is located.”
 of 5 bubbles Rockcollectr, Jun 12, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on a lower level with the entrance to the garden.”
 of 5 bubbles nwilliamsSD, Aug 11, 2015 | Read review
“The Nooks & Crannies room was cute and very inexpensive!”
 of 5 bubbles RachelS284, Mar 17, 2015 | Read review
“Separate rooms like the carriage house are often times very private”
 of 5 bubbles scottn373, Sep 16, 2014 | Read review
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