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Elmwood Village Inn: Honu House
Ranked #3 of 5 Buffalo B&B and Inns
New York City, New York
1 review
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“Best Buffalo has to offer”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

I hadn't been back to Buffalo since I graduated from UB in 2005, and after staying at the Elmwood Village Inn I can't imagine staying anywhere else. The location is perfect. It's right in the middle of the Elmwood/Allentown area surrounded by shops, restaurants and museums. Karen's a great host. No big breakfast, but she bakes something different every morning. My wife and I stayed in the Master Suite, which we loved. Added bonus was the small kitchenette area outside of the room. Mini fridge perfect for storing wine...or wings from Duffs. We both wish we could have stayed longer.

Room Tip: Master Suite was fantastic. Bedroom has adjoining living area with jacuzzi, TV and little laptop wor...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

My husband had never been to a bed and breakfast before. He agreed to give it a try and was glad he did! It's in a perfect location for all the sights and Karen gave us help with reservations and suggestions for things to do and see. The master suite had a jacuzzi and a lovely sitting room. We enjoyed the other guests each morning over delicious treats.
Susan and Tom

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Susan F
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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

Elmwood Inn is a wonderfully cozy, beautifully appointed B and B in Buffalo. Karen is a delightful host, providing everything you could possibly need to make your visit feel like home. Your day begins with delicious coffee and homemade baked goodies, and ends with chocolate in a basket by the front door. Karen is so helpful with suggestions and directions, and the house is full of great books from every genre of literature. We will definitely return!! What a pleasure!

The Karps

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jan K
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Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

Elmwood Inn provided the perfect base for a three day getaway. Comfortable, relaxing place in interesting neighborhood. Not big breakfast, but coffee and scone or tea and muffin provides just enough to get started, and hints from Karen provide ideas for sightseeing or dining. We stayed in the Master Suite, which provided comfortable bed, jacuzzi tub for soaking, and separate desk area for early morning laptop use while partner sleeps.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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pulaski
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

Just booked a return visit with Karen. This place is gorgeous and in a great location! Highly recommend the duck poutine from the Blue Monk down the street. There is also a nice sushi place near by as well. Can't wait for this trip back to my old stompin' grounds!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

Karen is the hostess of the Elmwood Inn where she has created a relaxing and artistic ambience. Every detail of the decor has been considered and there is another treasure everywhere you look. This inn is the antithesis of the corporate hotel, with original features, wood floors, oriental rugs and individual items of furniture. My bathroom was a haven, with candles thoughtfully provided for illumination while soaking in the raised, extra-deep bath.

Karen provides fresh fruit and homebaking for breakfast every morning and is very friendly, helpful and interesting.

The inn is perfectly situated for the cafes, bookshops, architecture and art galleries of the boho Elmwood area. If you are using public transport there is a bus stop nearby with buses every 15 minutes to downtown and all connections.

Not to be missed.

Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Western MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

I've stayed here a total of perhaps 30 or 40 days over the last few years, for many reasons:
- Location is excellent, in the Elmwood section with nice restaurants etc.
- The place is clean, no one ever smokes there, so no trouble with the simple pleasures like breathing.
- The host, Karen, is nice, interesting, intelligent, helpful, and friendly, but not intrusive. If you want to keep to yourself, you don't have to worry that you're hurting her feelings.
- The little things make me feel welcome. I can always get another bottle of water from the closet, or another chocolate from the bowl, or heat up my food in the kitchen.
- Everything works. The hot water is hot, and runs, the bed is comfortable, etc.

The decor is cool (arts & crafts style) but I'm indifferent to that. Karen also makes treats on many mornings, probably good but I'm usually out the door before it's ready. And there are probably more things too, that I can't think of, that someone else will like.

I always recommend this place even though it means sometimes they don't have room for me!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rickygr
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Additional Information about Elmwood Village Inn: Honu House

Property: Elmwood Village Inn: Honu House
Address: 893 Elmwood Ave, corner St. James Pl, Buffalo, NY 14222-1412
Location: United States > New York > Buffalo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Buffalo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Elmwood Village Inn: Honu House Hotel Buffalo

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