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Farnam Guest House

616 Prospect Street , New Haven, CT 06511 USA (Show map)
4.3
195 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.

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Overall
4.3

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

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OK depending on your room

2.8 on November 18, 2014

We stayed in Room A on the third floor. Access is up a very small winding staircase. Glad we did not have large luggage. Shared bath on the third floor. The bath was large, but very tired and while I am sure it was clean it did not appear clean. Breakfast was OK.


A great place to stay!

4.6 on November 17, 2014

Spent 3 nights at Farnam Guest House. The neighbourhood is lovely and safe and a short walk to Yale and the town centre. People there are very friendly, the breakfast is great! Highly recommended.


a gem hidden in plain sight

5 on November 09, 2014

Visited our son over Yale fall break and were tired of the big box facilities. Found this hidden in plain sight gem. Close to campus, on the bus line, with all the necessary bells and whistles for a comfortable and charming stay. Look forward to returning during the spring track season! Go Bulldogs!


Neat place

3.4 on October 27, 2014

Comfortable an convenient while visiting Yale, the university shuttle stop is a couple of blocks away or you can take a nice walk when the weather is nice


Farnam Guesthouse

4.8 on October 01, 2014

This B&B is very centrally located and in the most wonderful neighborhood of old victorian homes. We enjoyed our stay very much and Elizabeth and her staff were so nice. The breakfast buffet was delicious and we loved the homemade jam. We stayed 2 nights here and really got to see New Haven history. Her parlour is warm and inviting and the rooms large and comfortable. I highly recommend this Bed and Breakfast. Don and Vickie B.

Innkeeper Response
Wow! Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Looking forward to your next visit.


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

Innkeeper Response
We do have rooms with private baths, if that's what you'd prefer. We are glad you found everything okay with the shared bath during your stay. Please consider us again in the future!


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.


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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nightly Rate: $89 - $114

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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 I 95 North or South to I 91. Take Exit #3, Trumbull St. Take Trumbull Street straight until it ends -- about 5 blocks. Turn right on Prospect and go to the 5th light. The House is on the North-left corner of Highland and Prospect. Or take the Merritt Parkway north or south to Exit 61. At the exit take Whitney Avenue South toward New Haven. Go 3-4 miles past lights at Putnam Avenue, Armory Street, East Rock. Turn right on Highland (3 blocks) and go to top of hill. You will be facing our home on your right. Turn right on Prospect and an immediate second left into the circular drive

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
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Family friendly
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required We may be able to accommodate your pet.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 3-day minimum stay for Yale Graduation and Yale Parent's Weekend
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • 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

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

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