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Farnam Guest House

616 Prospect Street , New Haven, CT 06511 USA (Show map)
4.3
190 Reviews
$106 - $215
per night

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About

Your host, Elizabeth Baehr Lopez, welcomes you to the elegant, historic Farnam Guest House, 1.25 miles from Yale's Old Campus and the New Haven Green. Prospect Hill is the most exclusive and elegant neighborhood in New Haven, close to downtown and home to the Yale Divinity School, the School of Forestry, and Science Hill. The free Yale Shuttle Bus leaves from across the street every 20 minutes for downtown and the Yale campus.

Rooms & Rates

Walcott Room

Click on our website for direct reservation. The Walcott Room is a gracious and well-lit space with sun streaming in from the south and east. The room features a lovely king-sized and a twin bed with a twin trundle under. There is a private bath with a traditional shower ensuite, complimentary Wi-Fi, cable TV and DVD, air conditioning, and phone calls. Prices are for double occupancy. Additional guests are $20 a night and children under 10 are $15 per night
 Traditional breakfast included.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $159 - $199

Farnam Room

Click on our website to make your reservation. The elegant Farnam Room is our grandest guest accommodation. A stunning Victorian reproduction king-sized bed and armoire stand on the lovely hardwood floors. There is a private bath ensuite which features both tub and shower This room can accommodate two additional guests on the twin day bed and its trundle. Complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi, cable TV and DVD player, air conditioning, phone calls. Prices are for double occupancy. Additional guests are $20 a night and children under 10 are $15 per night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $169 - $199

Whitman Room

Click on our website to make your reservation. This room features a queen-sized four-poster bed and a fireplace The private bath with oversized tub and shower is located in the adjoining hall. The Whitman room can accommodate one additional guest on the twin bed. A perfect room for traveling companions who desire separate beds. Complimentary Wi-Fi, cable TV and VHS player, air conditioning, phone calls.Rates are double occupandy with dditional guests $20 a night and children under 10 $15. A fully-equipped guest kitchen is available for long-term stays.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $139 - $169

Room A

Click on our website to make your reservation. This room is a comfortable, airy space, decorated with brilliant blues and whites. Includes a double bed, dresser, bookshelf and antique writing desk. This attractive room shares a bathroom and has access to a full kitchen. Complimentary cable TV and DVD player, air conditioning, local phone calls and high-speed wireless internet. Accommodates up to 2 guests. Traditional breakfast included. Fully-equipped guest kitchen is available for daily use.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $119 - $139

Room B

Click on our website to make your reservation. This charming room is softly adorned with pastels and features a double bed, writing desk, and dresser. Room B shares a bathroom and has access to a full-kitchen. Complimentary cable TV and DVD player, air conditioning, local phone calls and high-speed wireless internet. Accommodates up to 2 guests. Traditional breakfast included. Fully-equipped guest kitchen is available for long term stay.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $119 - $139

Douglas Orr

Click on our website to make your reservation. The very spacious Douglas Orr Room on our third floor has a brand new private bath and features a king-sized bed and a double bed. It is beautiful with a large double-door mirrored armoire, a family room area for relaxing and watching TV or DVD, and a large desk where you can work. Complimentary Wi-Fi, cable TV and DVD, air conditioning. Prices are for double occupancy. Additional guests are $20 a night and children under 10 are $15 per night. Traditional breakfast included

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $149 - $179

Room C

Click on our website to make your reservation. Room C is our most cost efficient room and is furnished with a twin bed, bedside dresser, desk and bookshelf - A cozy and comfortable accommodation for one. Room C shares a bathroom and has access to a full-kitchen for cooking. Complimentary cable TV and DVD player, air conditioning, local phone calls and high-speed wireless internet Single occupancy only. 
Traditional breakfast included. Fully-equipped guest kitchen is available for daily use.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Beds 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $89 - $114

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Reviews

Overall
4.3

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining4.1

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190 Reviews

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Very Good

3.0 on September 30, 2014

It is a very relaxed and nice place. The only inconvenience is the shared bathroom but it was clean and not as busy as I would expect. If you have no issues with that then it is a good choice


very nice - we enjoyed our stay a lot!

4.4 on September 24, 2014

We stayed in the Eleanor Dowe suite. It was a fun place to stay - a nice sitting room and two bedrooms. I myself wish it had a bathtub, and the air conditioner in one of the bedrooms was a bit noisy. But these are very small annoyances - on the whole it was quite delightful!!! Breakfast lowkey compared to some B&B's I've stayed at, but adequate and quite delicious (great croissants). Would definitely recommend.

Innkeeper Response
Sorry to hear the air conditioner was a disturbance. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the positive review, we'd love to have you again!


Fabulous experience

5 on September 23, 2014

The Farnham Guest house is outstanding in every way. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants a delightful and memorable experience.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your 5-star review and recommendation! Please come again in the future!


Elegant bargin!

5 on September 13, 2014

Clean, comfortable rooms in lovely home very close to Yale campus ! Delicious breakfast in elegant diningroom with classical music ! Privacy respected - come and go with with ease.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your lovely review! We are glad you enjoyed the breakfast. Hope you will visit again!


Gracious and Delicious

4.8 on September 06, 2014

The Inn was charming, the innkeeper considerate, the parking easy, the location terrific. The nice, hot, homemade breakfast with consideration for special diets and some really good coffee to top it off was the perfect way to start each day.. much better than those continental breakfasts many hotels serve. The down comforter was too hot for us, so we peeled it off... but the kind staff noticed, and quietly replaced it with a cotton quilt for the second night. This is service, folks. So many lovely touches...including a piano in the comfy living room, should you wish to play one, a little kitchenette with a full fridge for guests to use, lovely recorded music, nice conversations with fellow travelers and host. I hope we can stay there again!

Innkeeper Response
This is a really great review and clearly reflects exactly what the Farnam Guest House is like. Thank you so much for taking time to write this review which includes so many important details that make our place so special. It was great having you with us and I hope you can come again.


Charming B&B

4.6 on September 02, 2014

Farnam Guest House is a great choice when you're visiting Yale. It's convenient to the center of New Haven has a nice homey feeling. Elizabeth Lopez, the owner, is charming and friendly. Rima Calderon

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your heart felt appreciation Rima. Enjoy the baby!!!


Perfect place for Yale visit

3.6 on August 28, 2014

My daughter and I stayed here the night before she moved into her freshman dorm at Yale. It is not far from the campus and on the Yale shuttle line. We stayed in the Eleanor Dow suite which you could live in. It was comfortable and cozy. Elizabeth was helpful with suggestions on location and places for dinner. Breakfast was fresh and quite good. We enjoyed our stay here and as I return to the Yale campus over the next 4 years I plan to stay here every time I visit.

Innkeeper Response
I'm so glad you enjoyed our two bedroom apartment, which is so perfect for a short term stay. We look forward to your future stays!


Grand Yale area house

3.4 on August 20, 2014

lovely house and surroundings

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for posting a review of our guest house. It was great to have you here!


yale-art

3.8 on August 10, 2014

nice neighborhood. Easy to find

Innkeeper Response
So glad you enjoyed our truly lovely neighborhood and the directions to get here!


Clean and comfortable

3.2 on July 25, 2014

the Guest House is clean and well kept and the room is spacious. The breakfast is quite disappointing, with little variety and heavily based on fried foods.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your review. We serve traditional breakfast of usually scrambled eggs and bacon or sausage, fresh fruit, orange juice, croissants and coffee and tea!


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Location

Location Type

one long block from Yale Divinity School, 1.25 miles from the New Haven Green, 1.25 miles from Yale's Old Campus, City

Airport

Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) 7 miles

Directions to property:

Take Airport exit to I 91 South. Get off on Exit 3, Trumbull Street. Go straight on Trumbull street until it ends. Turn right on Prospect Street. Go up the hill to the 5th light. #616 is on the north, left corner at the 5th light, Highland and Prospect Street.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Long Island Sound, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Library, Piano, Videos, Washer/dryer , Parking on site, Luxurious Down/feather beds/duvets/pillows, Bottled Water in Fridge in Guest Kitchen and Dinin, Coffee/Tea/Hot Chocolate/Cookie Bar in Dining Room

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Mountain Bike trails, Distinctive Dining, Peabody Museum, Plays, Art Galleries, Live Music, Theatres, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool

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Policies

  • Check In:: Key-Less Entry
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Thank you for not smoking
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Family friendly
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited We may be able to accommodate your pet.

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 3-day minimum stay for Yale Graduation and Yale Parent's Weekend
  • Deposit Amount Required: for long term stays.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation with 1 week notice for an administrative fee of $25. For cancellation with less than one week's notice the charge is one night's lodging unless the room can be rebooked. Yale Parents and Graduation Weekends: Three-night minimum required. One half of total cost as a non-refundable deposit

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Elizabeth Baehr Lopez

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

Elizabeth Baehr Lopez, a retired public school music teacher for 39 years, is your hostess. She loves to read and dialogue about great books and current events.

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Meals

Breakfast

delicious

  • Time Served: 7:30 to 9:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Signature Dish

Broccoli Stratta
This is a delicious crustless quiche made with broccoli, cheese, eggs and milk


Details

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616 Prospect Street , New Haven, CT 06511 USA (Show map)

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