Mary and Marty-warm and helpful hosts - charming rooms beautifully designed with historical accuracy down to the smallest detail - every amenity including heated towel racks and floors and luxurious robes. Delicious breakfast served with panache on gorgeous table settings-a memorable experience in all respects Bruce and Donna Scherling
Marty and Mary, innkeepers, have a real gem here. Stunningly clean, well appointed, great breakfast, and close to downtown Barrington. Footed tubs with handheld shower impressive but a bit cumbersome. If you are in the area, the place to stay!
Mary and Marty are perfect hosts who have perfected the experience. They make you feel completely at home. The house is immaculate and loaded with charm. Every aspect of our weekend was perfect. We would highly recommend Barrington House B&B to anyone. Two thumbs way up!
What a gorgeous home. From the minute we walked up the sidewalk to the beautiful entrance we were enchanted. This home is spotless, warm and inviting. Our hostess Mary was charming and what a wonderful cook!
We originally planned to stay 3 nights for some R&R and then move to a hotel closer to our place of business. We loved everything about our stay so we asked for extended accommodations and canceled our hotel room. The rooms are newer construction keeping in time period with the original house. The entire house was beautifully restored and spacious. Marty and Mary are amazing hosts and made us feel like friends. We thoroughly enjoyed walking the neighborhood and being close enough to walk to downtown Barrington and a grocery store. It was easy to drive to other shopping, the Botanical Gardens, and the North Shore. It was the perfect "get-a-way." We will always try to stay here on future trips to Chicago.
The perfect setting for a girls' Chicago getaway. We appreciated the close location to downtown Barrington's dining and shopping, and taking the train downtown was remarkably hassle-free. As hosts, Mary and Marty were gracious and happy to answer any questions we had. Sipping my morning coffee on the front porch was delightful; so was the delicious breakfast that followed! Our room was comfortable and very relaxing. A wonderful experience overall. Highly recommend!
I can't think of a more welcoming B&B than Barrington House. Mary and Marty make you feel like a treasured guest. Their home is exquisitely clean, warm in every way but not at all cluttered or overdone as many B&Bs are. Barrington House has everything you could ask for to make your stay perfect: terrific beds, linens, bath products and sensational breakfasts. You always wish you could stay longer. Highly recommended.
This is the first time we stayed at a bed and breakfast place. We are allergic to dust and dust mite. We are also can't tolerate gluten and dairy. This place has hardwood floor throughout. It is very nice, clean and quiet. Mary made very good gluten-free and dairy-free breakfast. We definitely will come back.
My wife and I went to the Barrington House to celebrate my wife's birthday and had a great time! We were welcomed by Mary and Marty and had great conversations with them. The room was nice and clean and the food was very delicious. I would highly recommend this place to anyone!
The house was beautiful and very clean. We took the Metro into the city; the station is just a few blocks away, an easy walk. Marty and Mary are wonderful hosts . The butler's pantry was well stocked with glass/bar ware, coffee, tea, soda, water and snacks. Our breakfast was delicious and beautifully presented.
Our stay at the Barrington House was really wonderful. Mary and Marty are terrific hosts who made us feel totally at home. The breakfasts were outstanding including the gluten-free muffins for my needs. We had a chance to share some music with Mary which was a very special treat. We recommend the Barrington House to anyone who enjoys the Bed and Breakfast experience. Rob and Sharon
I stayed at this lovely Barrington Bed & Breakfast last week. Mary and Marty couldn't have be more accommodating. The house is beautiful and you could tell they took great pride in their business. The rooms were extremely comfortably lovely decorating and even towel warmers!!! Everything was spotless, Mary would make anything you wanted for breakfast, and there was always coffee, tea, juice or water available at your convenience. Marty even started my car for me during the cold days. What hotel chain will do that for you. I can't say enough about the service and just everything. I definitely will be coming back here whenever I am in the area. Thank-you...
Barrington House is wonderful! Mary and Marty are profoundly welcoming hosts, Mary's breakfasts are divine, and the rooms are charming and incredibly comfortable. A lovely place to stay, and a perfect home away from home. Kathy McCarthy
We had a brief but very enjoyable stay at the Barrington House. The home has been beautifully restored and is meticulously clean. We were upgraded to a cozy room with a fireplace and everything was perfect including the wonderful breakfast. Thank you Mary and Marty. We will be back soon.
My experience was wonderful and i truly can't say enough about my stay. I was greeted by Mary upon my arrival and my bags were taken to my room by Marty. They were engaging and warm and i felt welcomed into a lovely home versus a basic boring hotel that lacks in the same kind of hospitality received at the Barrington House. Juice, coffee, water, etc. were available to me at all times. Fear not of leaving a toothbrush, paste, or mouthwash behind as they have all that too. Go and enjoy....see for yourself.
We needed temporary local lodging between home sale and new home purchase. Marty and Mary have a gem. Its got to be one of the best B&B's in the Midwest. Accommodations were outstanding and Mary's breakfast spoiled our daughter forever. We highly recomend that you stay here simply to recharge and refresh.
Mary and Marty O'Donnell run a delightful B & B. They are gracious,and thoughtful. Mary's breakfasts are delicious. Her baked goods are fabulous and I think that was the best omelet I've ever tasted. Cleanliness is important to me, and their inn is spotless. I recommend it highly.
Extremely friendly owners are very warm and welcoming right when you walk in. The room was very clean and comfortable. It was nice and quite, couldn't hear other guests or the outside. We loved the décor of the whole house, very comfortable setting. The location was great if you wanted to dine out or go shopping. The breakfast was outstanding. All homemade and really good! We cannot wait to go back for our next weekend getaway.
We are spoiled. Mary sets the standard for what a bed and breakfast should be. Conveniently located walking distance from the restaurants and shops of Barrington.