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A B&B at The Edward Harris House Inn & Cottages

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35 Argyle St, Rochester, NY 14607-2301
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#3 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Rochester
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Enjoy this Circa 1896 restored mansion in the heart of the Arts/Cultural District of Rochester, New York. Walk tree lined streets (one short block) to the urban village of Park Avenue. Visit area shops, cafes, fine dining, galleries and museums. Close to all area Colleges and Universities and business such as Xerox Square, Bausch and Lomb, Harris Corporation and Kodak.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Canoeing
Golf course
Baggage storage
Concierge
Express check-in / check-out
Street parking
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Hiking
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Quaint
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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TXFROMWI wrote a review Sep 2020
Houston TX, Elkhart Lake WI139 contributions73 helpful votes
Stayed at the River Cottage, Aug 2020. I always start reviews with the good things, but honestly there aren't any. SO... It was VERY hard to contact these people on the phone. Even when making the booking it required 4 calls before anyone answered. The husband answered the initial booking call and told me that his wife runs the business and that she would call me back - which never occurred. Because this was a trip to take my daughter to University, and when we made the booking, schedules from the University were changing due to Covid - I asked about their flexibility to modify the reservation, specifically to leave early. I was told "no problem, we can be very flexible with that" - back to this later... When my wife called to inquire about cleaning procedures in light of Covid-19, again it required several calls before anyone answered. When our plans changed and we added a night on the front end of the reservation, they got that wrong - how hard is it to mess up "please add one night at the beginning of the reservation", it was incorrectly put on the calendar - but was successfully corrected - again after several phone calls. But, they were more than happy to add that night. HOWEVER, a few days later when plans changed again and my wife needed to leave a day early, (yes, we are aware of the formal leave early policy and that it does not allow checking out early - but see above...) she received a BS response - they stated that they would check on it and call back - never happened. And they stated that "if only you had booked directly with us" - umm, your website is not direct enough?? When my wife did indeed check out, before the check out time, a day early she received a brusk "what" from the husband, to which she replied that she was checking out, and then received only another brusk "ok" in response. No inquiries about how she liked it... So, we were billed for that final night that was not used, regardless of the reassurances I received when I placed the booking. A bit about the property, This was the River Cottage. The back yard is much smaller than as presented on the photos and is very small indeed. The house itself is very dark inside with very low ceilings. The air quality was musty and my daughter was not feeling well for a week after she left due to allergies. We most certainly would not stay with this establishment again and do not recommend to others.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Susan D wrote a review Nov 2019
Imperial, California36 contributions31 helpful votes
We loved our week stay at the Edward Harris House Inn. The house is beautiful and elegantly decorated. The breakfasts were extraordinary! Manny is an incredible chef! We especially enjoyed the Puff Chan, the Cuban omelet, the pear crisp, the French toast, and fresh berries! Manny, Susan, and Coryn were very kind and helpful. We felt so at home! Can’t wait to return! Susan Downs and Chanda Kuhn
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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JP1927 wrote a review Aug 2019
Cardiff, United Kingdom6 contributions
I chose this B&B as it looked more of a boutique style hotel. But the exterior & interior surpassed any preconceptions I had. It really is a wonderfully quirky home with the most delightful furnishings. The owner Susan makes you feel really welcome. And the facilities & breakfast are terrific. A short walk to the end of the street and there's plenty of bars and restaurants. Definitely head & shoulders better than staying in a faceless chain hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Lena wrote a review Jul 2019
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We booked our vaca last minute, so most of the Airbnbs were gone, which led me to find the Edward Harris House Inn - and I'm so glad it ended up this way! We absolutely loved it. The architecture and decor match the historic Eastman Museum charm, the room was very spacious, free parking was great, and the breakfast was absolutely delicious. Still thinking about the croissant french toast. Our hosts were SO nice and accommodating, always friendly and welcoming and they even let us grab keys early so we could explore the area without having to interrupt the day to go back and check in. The neighborhood is very quiet, the bed very comfy, everything super clean, and all amenities (even snacks!) are there. Will love visiting again!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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evan p wrote a review Dec 2018
Chicago, Illinois18 contributions14 helpful votes
We arrived late, around 1130pm after booking room #2 online (King bed with sitting area) but were surprised to see we were placed in room #3 (full bed, no sitting area). However, we were still billed for room #2 ($10/night difference), and when I caught the error and called to ask about getting the difference refunded, I was told that our rooms were changed as the person in our booked room just happened to want to stay an extra night. I am not sure why they couldn't have honored our room reservation for the much nicer room and made the person making last minute plans move instead? Breakfast was good and the staff was very friendly.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: I would email them to tell them you actually want the room you have booked, as we were changed to...
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$186 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesNew YorkFinger LakesRochester
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about A B&B at The Edward Harris House Inn & Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to A B&B at The Edward Harris House Inn & Cottages?
Nearby attractions include The Great Escape Room (0.3 miles), Stever's Candies (0.2 miles), and Milestone Glass Creations (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at A B&B at The Edward Harris House Inn & Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at A B&B at The Edward Harris House Inn & Cottages?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at A B&B at The Edward Harris House Inn & Cottages?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at A B&B at The Edward Harris House Inn & Cottages?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to A B&B at The Edward Harris House Inn & Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sinbad's Mediterranean Cuisine, Jines Restaurant, and Park Avenue Pub & Restaurant.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at A B&B at The Edward Harris House Inn & Cottages?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to A B&B at The Edward Harris House Inn & Cottages?
Many travelers enjoy visiting National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House (2.7 miles) and Stone-Tolan House Historic Site (1.8 miles).