5 on September 17, 2014
Reen and her home are both lovely. We were a group of sailors in Rochester for an event and Reen attended to all our needs, even drying our wet gear. She fed us hearty breakfasts with excellent coffee, catered to dietary restrictions and let us enjoy drinks on the porch and in the living room. Reen's offers excellent value and was much better than a hotel.
4.8 on April 13, 2014
I have stayed at Reen's many times over the last 3 years, and all I can say is I thank my lucky stars that a friend recommended it to me. The house is charming, and the rooms are attractive and clean, with many thoughtful accessories supplied: plush robes, water jug with glasses, hair dryer, etc. . The beds are very comfortable, with very good quality linens with a high thread count for extra comfort. Breakfasts are delicious and creative, always served with fresh fruit and fresh juice. But the best of all is Reen herself. She is a remarkable hostess. Friendly and easy-going, she puts her guests at ease immediately, and it isn't long before you feel as comfortable as you would at home. A fount of information on local attractions and services, over the years Reen has supplied me with invaluable advice and helped me get to know the best of Rochester. Reen's is, quite simply, the best!
5 on September 04, 2013
I got lucky when I booked in at Reen's. Lovely house with great breakfasts. Recommended.
5 on July 15, 2013
Irene was very helpful, pulling out the city map to show me where I could find something nearby, and steering me to and from some of the tourist destinations I had researched online, and suggesting others. The rooms are clean, and the shared bathroom was never an issue; the plush robe was a nice touch. The room air conditioners meant I could choose my own temperatures, which I appreciated. The breakfasts on the porch with the other guests were fresh and delicious. I would definitely stay there again!
4.8 on March 22, 2013
I cannot recommend Reen's Bed and Breakfast highly enough. A lovely old house with quirky decorations, the most delicious breakfast you can imagine, and most importantly Reen, the proprietress. percent of hospitality goes far above and beyond what anyone could expect. she took care of us as if we were her own children, and cheerfully sent on some items we have left behind. in fact, we would have missed our train if it wasn't for her! I hope to come back to Rochester soon, just for the experience of staying at Reen's!
4.8 on October 07, 2012
I loved everything about my stay at Reen's and would gladly stay there again during another visit to Rochester. The hostess was absolutely wonderful!
5 on August 09, 2012
Reen made me feel extremely welcome in her attractive, well appointed home. Breakfast was delicious and available whenever I chose. She is a delightful, gracious host whom I recommend highly. Barton Dominus
5 on June 20, 2012
Reen says, " Let me fuss over you" and she does! The rooms are spotless and have an eclectically vintage flair which suits the home and the hostess. Her enthusiasm and spirit makes you feel welcome from the start. Ask for her waffles for breakfast and enjoy them on the front porch, just delightful. If you have any dietary restrictions, be sure to tell her & she will go to extremes to make sure you have more than enough to eat. We will return!
5 on March 25, 2012
I was attending an event in Rochester and did not want to stay at a hotel and wanted a place with better value. Found that & much more at Reen's B&B. Big, comfortable home; wonderful hospitality & food.
5 on November 07, 2011
The room & the bath were very clean, the food was amazing, Reen tried to help & gave us advice wherever she could. The location was very good. We loved it!
5 on November 03, 2011
My wife and I were attending my 45th high school reunion. Staying at Reen's was the highlight of our weekend. Reen made us feel so comfortable we didn't want to leave. I would recommend her home to anyone.
4.0 on November 01, 2011
Spent two days at this wonderful B&B in a nice quiet residential neighborhood. Easy commute to the heart of the city. Host provided the perfect balance between service and tranquility. You can tell how much Reen loves her job. Would definitely stay here again.
4.8 on September 10, 2011
We were going to a wedding in western NY this past weekend, and the experience was trying to begin. It took us 12 hours to get there because of highways being closed from a recent hurricane, and almost as long to get back. But Reen's place was absolutely amazing. She allowed out four legged family friend, our dog Pudge, which made the trip even more enjoyable. The food and service from Reen was fantastic all weekend, she did a great job adjusting to our schedule to make us happy! We will let her fuss over us anytime!
5 on September 06, 2011
Not only is Reen a sweetheart, but so is her cozy home. All weekend she pampered all the guests at her B&B with great hospitality, excellent breakfasts, and lots of time to talk. She made me feel like I was back at home at my Mom and Dad's house. All the restaurant and tourist places she recommended were top notch. Bravo Reen and God bless you! Keep up the great work!
4.4 on September 05, 2011
This was my second stay at Rene's B&B. I already feel like an old friend and felt comfortable talking with Reen in the kitchen while she made breakfast and I drank coffee. Although, the guests share bathrooms, it was not a problem for me.
4.8 on July 22, 2011
We were not sure what to expect and were pleasantly surprised. The accommodations are nice, the atmosphere relaxing, and the breakfasts are delicious.
4.2 on June 12, 2011
Stayed for 2 nights and would highly recommend it. In comparison with motels of similar price, it was much better value, and fun.
4.8 on May 21, 2011
As the other reviewers have noted, it's lovely home away from home.. We rented all three rooms and had a wonderful time sitting on the porch relaxing and eating as a family. There is a nice walking trail nearby that goes along the Genessee Gorge. I wish there was a place like there everywhere I go...
5 on December 31, 2010
From the minute you step onto the porch outside the door at Reen's house, your body starts to relax, you have come home. Whether Irene opens the door personally for you or you are letting yourself in, it feels wonderful. The home is very homey and comfortable, the rooms and decorated with relaxation in mind. I think what makes Reen's house so special, though, is HER (Irene), the place could be a dump and I would not even notice. Irene's loving, and caring way is so apparent..she makes you feel so welcome. Her meals and yummy... you can stand in her kitchen by her island and talk with her for hours..she is a long lost friend you haven't met yet. PLEASE go meet her...you won't regret it. sincerely, Jill Carlier
5 on December 11, 2010
Reen's is a warm, welcoming place with great food and clean rooms. A solid value that feels like home.
5 on November 18, 2010
By far the most wonderful experience ever. My boyfriend and I stayed there his first night after retiring from the army and I could not have been more impressed. The house was beautiful and flawless. We enjoyed a wonderful homemade breakfast in the elegant dining room. Reen was a sweetheart. We will without a doubt be staying here again.
4.8 on September 29, 2010
I am always concerned about being comfortable when I travel. My body can be fussy and I'm usually uneasy staying someplace new. However, I truly enjoyed my stay at Reen's. The room was nicely decorated, furnished and clean. The bed was comfortable (a very important thing if you want to feel rested!) and I enjoyed the adjacent porch attached to the room. Reen is very pleasant and knowledgeable of the area. You will feel comfortable and at ease here. Breakfast on the porch was an added plus.
4.4 on May 21, 2010
We (my family) have stayed at Reen's twice. I wish we found her earlier so that we could have stayed there more often. But our daughter has graduated from Eastman and has moved on. But if we ever return to Rochester, Reen will be the first person I'll contact. I would describe staying at Reen's as being like visiting your favorite aunt. The house is extremely cozy and charming and a bit mysterious (with hidden passages and stairs). It is comfortable, a home away from home. But it is Reen, herself, who makes the visit everything it can be. She is charming, fun, accommodating, friendly, fair, and helpful. I feel like she is a family member. She does "fuss over you". She is very good with the children, even providing some toys for them to play with on the living room floor. She has games for the family to play at the dining room table late at night. She has ample supplies of soft towels and robes. The house creeks when people walk by, which makes me feel at home. She'll have a hearty breakfast ready for you when you want it, and will offer advice on travels and places to see. The only negative thing I have to say is that the tub in the upstairs bathroom, which has a shower curtain encircling it for showers, doesn't have a tray or shelf to use for placing soaps or razors or things on. That is my only criticism. I heartily recommend Reen's. But be nice to her. She is my newly adopted relative!
4.4 on May 02, 2010
I needed a place to stay in the area at the last minute. Reen's was the best value I found - even including the dodgy airport motels. I found everything I needed in my room and more place to stow my gear than I get when I stay with my parents! And it's nice to know there are places to stay where guests can use the kitchen!
5 on April 21, 2010
Reen is really a very nice person and made out stay so enjoyable with great food and a family atmosphere. She was really great to spend some time with and so much fun to chat with.
5 on April 20, 2010
We hae stayed several times and will come back again and again! Reasonable, quiet and great breakfast. Reen is a wonderful hostess.
4.4 on April 12, 2010
It was my first time in a B&B... and I enjoyed every day I had there. The house is beautiful and comfortable, the breakfasts are original and delicious, and Reen is friendly and funny. Perfect if you want to have fun in a familial atmosphere or enjoy a quiet stay! A very resting place.
5 on October 07, 2009
As a guest house owner from Cornwall, England my expectations are high. I was very impressed with Reen's guesthouse it is lovely and comfortable, Reen is so friendly. You can come and go as you like. Everything is free and easy and Reen's food is excellent. She even cooked me British scrambled eggs for breakfast. Wish I could have stayed longer but I have a busy itinerary. Liz
4.2 on August 19, 2009
Nice location in the north end of Rochester. Suburban/city. Nice street. Quiet. Easy in & out. Clean rooms. Imaginative breakfast. Reen is pleasant and attentive.
5 on August 17, 2009
I got the best fussing at Reen's B&B in Rochester, NY. This B&B is four star!
5 on June 30, 2009
5 on June 21, 2009
We were in Rochester for the weekend, and had originally planned to stay in a local co-op. After one horrible, sleepless night at the co-op, we called Reen's looking for a last-minute room. She found room for us right away, and we were able to check in at about 10am and finally get some sleep. Reen is very welcoming, friendly, knowledgeable and unobtrusive. Her home is beautiful and clean and each room has a comfortable, homey atmosphere. Breakfast was delicious, and served whenever we wanted - a big plus for those who aren't early risers! There aren't any private bathrooms, but this was not a problem for us. The 2nd floor bathroom was kept clean and well-stocked, and there was another bathroom on the 3rd floor that could be used when the guest bathroom was occupied. Reen's is about two minutes from the highway, and we were able to reach any point in the city in under fifteen - great for sightseeing! Perhaps the most important feature: Reen's was very affordable! At little more than $100 per night for 3 guests (with breakfast and tax included) we were able to stay in a wonderful B&B without blowing our budget. I would highly recommend Reen's to anyone visiting Rochester!
5 on June 20, 2009
I've spent every other weekend at Reen's for the past two years while going to graduate school in Rochester. It was definitely my home away from home. First off, the house itself is GORGEOUS with original dark wood trim throughout, built-ins, fireplace, pocket doors, and stained glass. The front porch is a great place for breakfast in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening. The Maplewood neighborhood is very charming and quiet while still being convenient to downtown attractions. I've stayed in every room in the house and each has its own character. I especially love the sleeping porch attached to Shannon's Room! The bathroom has a classic clawfoot tub and pedestal sink. Breakfast at Reen's is always a treat with great food and conversation to match. It is obvious that Reen enjoys "fussing" over her guests but somehow she is able to strike that fine balance between hospitality and autonomy that very few people get right. I would (and do!) highly recommend Reen's to anyone planning a visit to Rochester.
5 on April 17, 2009
The most comfortable beds in a beautiful house conveniently placed to Rochester airport and routes to the Fingerlakes. Reen is a natural innkeeper. She loved to serve enormous and varied breakfasts, and is so easy going , you feel at home straight away!
5 on April 17, 2009
Reen's is our favorite place to stay when we visit our daughter at Eastman School of Music. It has all the comforts of home and none of the headaches!
5 on February 12, 2009
I stayed with Reen for one night before auditioning at Rochester University's Eastman School of Music. Reen was extremely hospitable and nice and it was an excellent (and nourishing) way to relax before that stressful day.
5 on January 09, 2009
Reen's is probably one of the best B&B's we've ever experienced. Irene is so nice and she'll definitely go out of her way for her guests. The place is so lovely!
3.8 on January 02, 2009
Very nice economy lodging.
5 on October 14, 2008
We love staying at Reen's. Irene's motto is "let me fuss over you". She does this, but not too excess. Her inn is tasteful, comfy, and welcoming. She is wonderful. Thanks
4.8 on September 13, 2008
WOW! STAY AT REEN'S! The price can't be beat. The service is wonderful and the atmosphere is very relaxing. It's not far from downtown so if you're thinking of an alternative to a hotel during a convention/conference, choose Reen's. You will not regret it. Reen isn't a gourmet but you will not care. I promise!!!!
5 on August 01, 2008
Nice neighborhood. Fabulous house. Great food. Reen is a wonderful hostess. I highly recommend it to anyone.
5 on July 10, 2008
3.2 on May 28, 2008
We were visiting town for a family reunion and had the need of overflow accommodations. We were met with a smile and great hospitality. Quaint old victorian house and neighborhood. We stayed with our two little girls who LOVED the sleeping porch!