The Elmwood Village Inn:Honu House

893 Elmwood Ave , Buffalo, NY 14222 USA (Show map)


The Elmwood Village Inn, nestled within the urban fabric of Buffalo’s popular Elmwood Village, is an easy walk to most everywhere (cultural attractions, shopping, dining). Breakfast is casual and yummy. There are fresh homemade baked goods; fresh fruit; OJ with tea and coffee. Ready when you are and stays out til the last guest has enjoyed. There are 4 rooms to choose from including a two room suite with jacuzzi tub. All have private baths. Amenities include wi-fi, shared kitchenette, central air and elegant salon where guests can relax and mingle.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.1

The best of the best!

5 on October 05, 2017

Every aspect of this B & B is perfection. Terrific neighborhood location, attentive hostess, welcoming and funky interior with unbelievable attention to detail. An updated Victorian with all the modern conveniences without loss of character. Delicious breakfast options. Nothing has been overlooked. Convenient location to the Elmwood district. Do yourself a favor and stay!

A delightful Great Escape

4.0 on September 30, 2016

My friend and I were not sure what to expect when we arrived at the Inn, other than it looked interesting from what we had seen on the net. We were in for a real treat! The inn was wonderfully restored, the artwork was impressive, and Karen added so much to our experience of Buffalo! Her suggestions were helpful and aligned with our plans. She took a real interest in our activities without being intrusive. We look forward to our next visit.

Basis for a lovely weekend

4.2 on July 20, 2014

Beautiful place, great location, knowledgeable and helpful proprietor

Where to stay in Buffalo!

4.4 on August 15, 2013

We stayed at the Elmwood Inn last fall, and it was a perfect weekend getaway. Karen, the owner, is a consummate guide to the city's restaurants and cultural offerings, and goes out of her way to make your stay a wonderful experience. The neighborhood is charming, the rooms are elegant and the breakfast generous and delicious. As soon as we left I immediately starting planning my next excuse to go to Buffalo!

Wonderful Inn

5 on July 17, 2013

Lovely stay, highly recommend this B&B. The Inn is comfortable and exceptionally clean. We had the room with the private bath across the hall. The Inn is quiet, clean, and tastefully decorated. Thank you, Karen, for the hospitality!

Elmwood Village Inn: Underrated Gem in Buffalo

4.8 on August 08, 2011

My wife and I stayed here for three days in early August and will definitely return. Beautiful Victorian style home, quiet and comfortable even though the inn is in the heart of the vibrant Elmwood Village area ... a definite plus! Step out the front door and explore the dozens of shops and restaurants in the area. Super clean room, cozy and exceptionally comfortable. Enjoyed the continental breakfast available each morning and the outside deck overlooking Elmwood Avenue. Rates are actually more affordable than any hotel in the area. Karen is a friendly and gracious host and can offer insider tips about the Buffalo area if needed. Truly enjoyed the city and most of all the Elmwood Village Inn.

Highly recommend - Will return in the future

3.6 on March 30, 2011

Our visit to Buffalo was made all the more enjoyable by Karen Powell (the owner) whose engaging personality, wit and friendliness and, not least, her terrific home baked muffins were very much appreciated. A quiet and cozy place to stay. Plus, the dining and living room area are well-suited to mingling with other guests and Karen's extended family should that be to your liking. You will surely enjoy your stay at Honu House.

World Junior Hockey in Buffalo

5 on January 13, 2011

My husband and I were in Buffalo recently to attend the World Junior Hockey games and our stay at a local bed and breakfast proved to be one of the best parts of that holiday. Upon our arrival at this home, we were delighted with the charm and decor of the place and the fact that we were fortunate to stay on the third floor. Karen Powell, the warm and friendly inn keeper, together with her daughter and son-in-law proved to be the perfect hosts. Breakfasts were the best - each morning we were treated to freshly baked goods and coffee together with wonderful conversation with Karen, her family and other guests staying at the house. The location was central to Elmwood Village and we especially liked walking to the local shops, pubs, and restaurants. Karen and family were very helpful in directing us to shopping, points of interest in Buffalo, and making dinner reservations. Thanks a bunch for making our stay so enjoyable and we will come again.

Thanksgiving in Buffalo

4.6 on November 26, 2010

Had a wonderful stay in Buffalo over Thanksgiving(2010)--third floor room with a lovely sitting area, a truly comfortable bed, and wonderful coffee and sweets for breakfast. Close to the Elmwood area-up and coming-but without too much noise and easy to get around. Great location and lovely home--what fun!!!

The Elmwood Village Inn:Honu House

3.8 on September 13, 2010

The room was wonderful and the location is great. Karen was a great hostess and a wonderful baker. Her carrot muffins and Danish pastries are to die for and will start your morning right. I highly recommend that you stay at the Elmwood and enjoy the many shops and sights in the city.

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Rooms & Rates

The Master Suite

The suite has two rooms.The bed is one king size bed.The view from the suite is a peek through the trees at the historic Lafayette Presbyterian Church & the serenity of a Buffalo sky.The sitting room is made more charming by the home's original faux fireplace set diagonally from the hot tub. The antique desk can easily accommodate your laptop. A door between the two rooms can be shut for extra privacy. The Bathroom features marble walls, floors, and ceilings with a caribbean-inspired open shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Middle Suite

Middle Suite The Bathroom features marble walls, floors, and ceilings with a caribbean-inspired open shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Middle Eastern Room

Queen Bedroom with private bathroom. The Bathroom for this suite is located just across the hall from the bedroom, but is shared by no-one else. The Bathroom features marble walls & floors,a gorgeous deluxe glass-enclosed shower & a deep bathtub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type



Buffalo, NY (BUF-Buffalo/Niagara International)

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Library, Piano, Telephone, Videos, Wi-Fi , Free Wi-Fi throughout/Central Air/TV-DVD in, Master and Skylight/Shared Kitchenett/, Quality Chocolates!

Room amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wired internet

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  • Check In:: 2:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only No smoking on the premises
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Permission of the Inn Keeper necesary
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: It depends on the season
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card number taken as security
  • Cancellations: 2 week cancellation - explained in detail on Inn's Website
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Karen W. Powell

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  • Time Served: Ongoing
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Vegan baked goods

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