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Benjamin Ellis House Bed & Breakfast - Harmony House Inn

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The Benjamin Ellis House Bed & Breakfast is a Greek Revival style two-story bed and breakfast located in the heart of the historic district of New Bern, North Carolina. Originally built in 1853 by merchant Benjamin Ellis, the Inn is a restored historic property, with nine bedrooms, operating as a premier Bed & Breakfast since 1985. This romantic getaway venue is furnished with the unique blend of European, African and American artwork, locally handcrafted and fine furniture, antiques and other memorabilia. This unusually spacious bed and breakfast features three ground-floor guest bedrooms each with private bathroom, and six second-floor guest bedrooms including two luxury King suites featuring bathrooms with over-sized whirlpool tubs. In each room, guests enjoy free wireless Internet access, smart televisions, tablet and phone charging stations, individual climate control, ceiling fans, plus private bathrooms with luxury bath amenities. Rated 3 Diamonds by AAA.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Public Wifi
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Multilingual Staff
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
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Historic Hotel
Full view
91Great for walkers
Grade: 91 out of 100
28Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
24Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
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Without a doubt the finest of B&Bs. The innkeepers are wonderful; friendly, helpful, intelligent, and well traveled. The rooms were spotlessly clean and very nicely appointed. We stayed in #2 the Eno, with a king sized bed. The inn itself is very comfortably decorated with pe
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We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Harmony House Inn in New Bern. The innkeepers were fantastic! Breakfast was delicious! We also enjoyed the wine and cheese provided. Every detail was covered. The rooms were very well appointed. We would highly recommend to others.
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Everything you want from an Inn is here. The building itself is fantastic, the hosts are lovely and accommodating and the breakfast is above and beyond. Plus, Gretchen and Tracy are just lovely and make you want to stay longer just to keep talking to them. Great place, great peop
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Doing work in the area and arrived late in the evening and they were able to accommodate me. Both Innkeepers (Gretchen and Tracy) were very pleasant. The Inn is beautiful and the room has many extras including bath robes. My room was beautiful, the bed comfortable with high-thr
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Response from HHI1853, Owner at Benjamin Ellis House Bed & Breakfast - Harmony House Inn
Responded Oct 28, 2018
Thank you for the very kind review. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us, especially the amenities provided in guest rooms. It was a pleasure to meet you, and we appreciated you sharing some of your business expertise with us!
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I stayed at the Harmony House Inn after Hurricane Florence.I found the Inn to be delightful, comfortable, and quiet. The breakfast was always out of this world, made by the Innkeeper, Gretchen. The food is always organic, fresh, and yummy.The location was perfect for me, being ab
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Response from HHI1853, Owner at Benjamin Ellis House Bed & Breakfast - Harmony House Inn
Responded Oct 28, 2018
Thank you for the lovely review. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and fellow colleague- especially you both sharing helpful information about disaster recovery. Hope you will come visit again - when New Bern is not in the midst of hurricane cleanup!
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Room Nine - Coharie
The lovely room we stayed in.
Lovely decorations in the suite we stayed in.
One of the suites hot-tub/jacuzzis in the bathroom.
We are looking for somewhere to stay while we meet with insurance adjusters. Are you open and have a room available?
Yes they have some limited availability. They are really trying to accommodate as much as they can. You need to call the Inn directly. I know this is a difficult time. Best of luck to you!
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"First floor if mobility issues."
"I was in the king room and it was very nice. I would imagine that all the rooms are very nice."
"Definitely get a king suite, they are worth it!"
"Quieter than most hotels we have stayed in"
"We stayed in room with 2 twin beds.Other rooms had queen bed, were larger. Rooms are sunny. Photos on line are accurate."
$128 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina CoastNew Bern
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