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Farnam Guest House

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Elizabeth, owner of this grand yet cozy house, knows how to treat her guests on all fronts. The rooms are beautiful, comfortable and has everything you'd expect for a first-class stay: comfortable beds, good hot shower, soft towels, ample room to keep luggage and clothing. The breakfast is outstanding: fresh fruit, hot rolls, yoghurt and grains. And most important of...

Thank linawatisidarto
Los Angeles USA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a delightful B&B. Rooms are enormous and tastefully furnished with comfortable antiques. I had a large desk/table, terrific bed, an extra bed, and a large sitting chair. Perfectly located adjoining the Yale campus.

Thank trula
Reviewed 20 January 2017

The Farnam Guest House has a lot character. It's turn of the century atmosphere is very charming. The breakfast was delicious! It was very nice to also be able t have coffee, tea and cookies any time during the day.The downstairs was quite comfortable and lovely but the bedrooms could use a little up dating. You don't see staff during...

1Thank Mary Jo M
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Pleasant house and property. Pretty backyard. Not great location. Satisfactory breakfasts. House really needs an updating. Poorly lit rooms. Ancient television sets. Inadequate housecleaning for multi-night stays. Very musty odor. Innkeeper thrifty to a fault and quite moody. Not around most of time to address any issues that arise. Argumentative to a fault.

2Thank audrey k
Reviewed 17 September 2016

I travel quite a lot for work, generally staying in Marriotts, Hiltons etc which are comfortable and efficient but bland. So this time I was looking for something different with a little more character. This guest house certainly provided that: it's a lovely property which put me in mind of an English country home with its library and decor. There...

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

The Farnam Guest House is a lovely property and very conveniently placed for exploring New Haven and Yale University. Our room was wonderful and beautifully cool on a hot summer's day. The kitchen for guest use and coffee, tea and bottled water available at all times is an excellent facility. But there are just a few details that stand in...

Thank ACOpie
Myrtle1906Rose, Owner at Farnam Guest House, responded to this review

I very much regret we were not quite thorough enough to manage your breakfasts better. We will work harder to finesse these details. Most people seem to really like the soap, shampoo and conditioner dispensers. They don't have to fuss with opening those little packages of soaps and twist off the bottle tops! Glad to know your feelings about the...

Reviewed 9 June 2016

Had a lovely, restful overnight stay at the Farnam Guest House. It was clean, well-equipped, private, and comfortable. Innkeeper and staff were pleasant and personable. Keyless access (door code), convenient and sufficient available parking, and convenient location.

Thank Elizabeth B
Myrtle1906Rose, Owner at Farnam Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this wonderful 5-star review. We certainly enjoyed having you!

Riverview, Florida
Reviewed 12 May 2016

We had a lovely stay at the Farnam Guest House in New Haven. Was not sure we wanted to stay in one room, so we rented the two bedroom, actually a full size apartment. There was so much for us to enjoy, as the grounds are beautiful, and the patio was completely available to us. Coffee, tea and water was...

Thank clairkoa823
Myrtle1906Rose, Owner at Farnam Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this beautiful review. It was a joy to have you here! I really appreciate your mentioning some of the small details which help folks know more of what it is like here. Sincerely, Elizabeth

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 3 April 2016

My daughter and I were on a fun, east coast, college road trip for spring break. For our visit to Yale, we decided to try and get a better feel for the campus area by staying in the Farnam Guest House rather than a hotel. When we first arrived, we used the code to get in since there was no...

9Thank Mary L
Myrtle1906Rose, Owner at Farnam Guest House, responded to this review

My housekeeper clearly did not understand what you were asking I was taken aback to encounter you in the area that is clearly marked "Employees Only" Since when does a one-night-stay guest at a bed and breakfast expect to do laundry? I explained that someone needing to do laundry would normally make the request before-hand by email, in person, or...

Newport, Rhode Island
Reviewed 25 January 2016

1. Door locked upon arrival, nobody inside the building, needed to call the owner to get a code to open the door 2. Once inside, no key at my name. Apparently they did not have my reservations. 3. After several phone calls, I am sent to a room on the third floor that is not heated, and with a TV...

3Thank Paul D
Myrtle1906Rose, Owner at Farnam Guest House, responded to this review

Yes I can understand how you felt. The Booking.com notification for your reservation went to my spam so I had no knowledge that you would be arriving!!!! (Not my fault really) I was vacationing in Florida and the women in charge in my absence had no idea what to do. Luckily I had a beautiful, king-sized bedroom with bath ensuite...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We welcome you to Farnam Guest House. Located on Prospect Hill, this elegant, remarkable mansion offers a gracious stay in New Haven’s Historic District. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Farnam Guest House

Address: 616 Prospect St, New Haven, CT 06511-2004
Region: United States > Connecticut > New Haven
Price Range: ₹ 9,461 - ₹ 14,063 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Farnam Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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“We were there with our two teenage daughters, and the Elizabeth Dow suite was perfect for us!”
linawatisidarto, 7 May 2017 | Read review
“The Walt Whitman room”
trula, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Farnam Room is on the street side but still very quiet!”
  • Farnam Room- large king size bed.
pajpaj, 15 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Do expect conversation”
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“Book a suite & you won't experience the shared between rooms air-com nonsense.”
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