Harmony House Inn Bed & Breakfast

215 Pollock Street , New Bern, NC 28560-4942 USA (Show map)


Experience comfortable elegance in the heart of the Historic District. Built circa 1850 as a four room house for Benjamin and Eliza Ellis, the inn has been in operation since 1985. Several additions were made to the house as the Ellis family grew. During the civil war, Company K of the 45th Massachusetts Volunteer Militia occupied the house. The most interesting change was made circa 1900 when the house was sawed in half, separated nine feet, and a separate entrance and stairway was installed to construct two dwellings. The inn offers seven guest rooms and three suites, all with private bathrooms. The Benjamin Ellis Suite has a living room with a queen sized pullout sofa bed and a bedroom with a queen sized canopy bed. This arrangement is ideal for families. The romantic Eliza Suite has a King sized bed and features a heart shaped Jacuzzi tub/shower, perfect for a special romantic getaway. The William and Emily Suite boasts a four poster queen sized bed and a heart shaped Jacuzzi tub/shower. We are within walking distance to major area attractions, antique and specialty shops, and restaurants. Gift certificates available.



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.2
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining3.9

Not up to standards

1.8 on November 10, 2015

The experience at this bed and breakfast was optimal; the welcome was lukewarm. The breakfast was not at the level of what one would get at a hotel like Hampton Inn. There is limited parlor space for seating. The price seems excessive for what is offered.

Very nice stay

3.8 on August 20, 2015

Our first trip to New Bern was enhanced by our stay at Harmony House Inn. Centrally located downtown within walking to shops, restaurants, and the river gave us plenty to do without needing to get in to the car. Enjoyed meeting other guests at wine hour and enjoyed the front porch. Breakfast was good. We will be returning.

family welcome found on Pollock Street

3.4 on April 29, 2015

Ed and Sooki were very welcoming at Harmony House B+B. The living room was a common meeting room for guests if they wished. A nice place to meet and talk with other visitors and feel totally relaxed. Wonderful breakfast with homemade french toast casserole. Thank you.

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2.8 on March 17, 2015

We enjoyed getting away to the cute downtown New Bern area. The Harmony House Inn was in a great location for walking around and exploring.

Harmony House for one night.

3.2 on October 15, 2014

Harmony House is a very nice place to stay. Great location in town affording a walking distance to many attractions, such as the Tryon Palace. Like many structures built so long ago, this house has many interesting facets, as well as a rich history. Take time to examine some of the artifacts on the walls. We didn't see Ed too much, but Sooki is a wonderful hostess. Very friendly, accommodating and informative. Thanks Sooki! I gave three stars for most categories because the price is on the high side. For me, a higher price brings higher expectations. Those expectations were met, and Sooki gets the one notch above for Service.

1st Time Harmony House

3.0 on September 10, 2014

Everything was very nice. Food was delicious and the owners were very personable. The room we had was very roomy. The house is old and had some old house smells. The mattress was very hard.

Super convenient!

4.8 on September 04, 2014

Fantastic value and the best location in New Bern. 2 blocks from the waterfront and also 2 blocks from the shops and restaurants. Plenty of parking and super comfortable beds! Its a very large B&B so you still feel as if you have the place to yourself. I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind words. We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. When we see such reviews as you have made it truly warms our hearts and helps us to continue working hard at our Inn. Again, thank you so much and we hope to see you again soon.


3.6 on August 12, 2014

it was okay.

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4.0 on July 14, 2014

Was the perfect place to stay!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much. We are thrilled to hear that you found your stay with us to be perfect. Such praise really makes us feel like it is worth it to continue on. Thank you again.


4.6 on July 09, 2014

Outstanding B&B. Wonderful hosts. We definitely recommend to others.

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Location Type

Downtown, Small town


Raleigh Durham, NC (RDU-Raleigh Durham INTL 100 miles

Directions to property:

Take 40 East to 70 East which comes right through New Bern. There's also an airport here in New Bern which US Air flies in from Charlotte, NC.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Tours

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Parking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Satellite/Cable TV, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 3 till 8 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Ashtray will be provided on front porch.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes All families with children are welcome.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Cats and small dogs under 20 lbs.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night room and tax or Credit Card guarantee
  • Cancellations: 7 days prior to arrival March through October and holidays or special events; 72 hours otherwise.



Ed and Sooki Kirkpatrick

Languages spoken

Korean, English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Ed has a background in hotel management. His hobbies include cooking, church activities, reading, and touring civil war sites. Sooki was a cosmetologist. She enjoys children, church activities, reading, and arts and crafts. The inn is decorated with many of her homemade crafts.

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  • Time Served: 8AM till 9AM (or by request)
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Vegetarian , High Protein Atkins/Paleo Diets, Vegan.

Signature Dish

Baked Stuffed French Toast
Layers of delicious bread with a cream cheese based filling in the middle baked until golden brown. Served with homemade blueberry-maple syrup (in season).