We stayed five nights over the July 4 weekend. The location is great for being in the middle of Barrington, and yet on a quiet street. The house is immaculate and wonderfully decorated and maintained. Marty and Mary are the perfect hosts--there for nice and friendly help and conversation at the right times, and out of sight at the right times--they have a great sense of when to be your favorite hosts, and when to make you feel that you have the house privately to yourself. Rooms and common areas are comfortable, well laid out, roomy, and completely clean. Everything was as if you had employed the world's best interior decorator and architect--even the private parking lot. Our daughter's family was unable to provide us their own house's guest bedroom (due to wet carpets from heavy rains) and found this place for us. She was justifiably worried that if this B&B was too nice, we would not want to stay in her house again. She told Mary not to make our stay too nice, but it didn't work. Warning: Barrington House B&B is so perfect that you will never be satisfied with any other B&B (or hotel or B&B) again. This place will spoil you. Not only were the breakfasts delicious and varied (something different every day) and served anytime in the morning to fit our convenience, but the pantry was open for guests 24/7--so I could come in at night and get my nightly cereal and milk just like my habits at home. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. My wife and I have traveled over much of the world and stayed in all kinds of places. I am hard pressed to think of anywhere better than this one. You might well want to stay at a place on a Caribbean beach, or a Norwegian fjord, or a short walk to a French patisserie, or on a small cruise ship watching whales off the Alaska coast (we've done all these things and lots more)--but Barrington is not half bad, and as far as the house itself, the hosts, and being a place that meets every wish for a perfect B&B, this place is it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Barrington House Bed & Breakfast has five charming guest rooms with private baths, full air conditioning, free Wifi and parking, complimentary gourmet breakfast and complimentary refreshments. We're located in the historic heart of Barrington with dining, shopping, the Catlow Theater, and the Metra Train Station all within a short walk. We're Barrington's finest place place to stay and we're looking forward to your arrival. ... more less
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