We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Amazing experience in restored 19th century property”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Barrington House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 1 Barrington B&B and Inns
Reviewed 31 August 2013

What Marty and Mary's website describes understates the elegance of this property. They restored this home in the Barrington historical district from the studs out, preserving the architectural integrity but building in the modern conveniences typically found in Five Star hotels. They have in the process created an oasis in what is otherwise a lodging desert. We visited for a special family occasion, and remain even while this review is written - such is our confidence level. Mary serves up truly gourmet breakfasts, and both Mary and Marty are pleasant, responsive hosts. Readers of these reviews know I don't give out blemish free grades, but this remarkable property earns exactly that. Prior reviews are accurate in every glowing respect.

Stayed: August 2013
1  Thank uilaw71
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (43)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

29 - 35 of 43 reviews

Reviewed 31 August 2013

I don't know where to start - our stay was perfect in so many ways! Mary and Marty, the innkeepers, are wonderful. The service they provided was top notch. I have been to many B&B's, inns, and Barrington House ranks #1. The house is immaculate - the common areas are warm and inviting. There is a pantry filled with drinks and snacks that are available 24 hours a day. The guest rooms were extremely clean and the décor is just perfect. We stayed here to attend some activities in the Chicago area. It is about an hour train ride to the city but we drove instead and found it to take the same amount of time or less by car (may take longer if you are planning to drive at rush hour). We enjoyed being able to retreat to the quaint small town feel of Barrington after spending the day in the city. The town of Barrington has many shops and restaurants, all within walking distance. We will be back again!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Kathy M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 August 2013

We stayed five nights over the July 4 weekend. The location is great for being in the middle of Barrington, and yet on a quiet street. The house is immaculate and wonderfully decorated and maintained. Marty and Mary are the perfect hosts--there for nice and friendly help and conversation at the right times, and out of sight at the right times--they have a great sense of when to be your favorite hosts, and when to make you feel that you have the house privately to yourself. Rooms and common areas are comfortable, well laid out, roomy, and completely clean. Everything was as if you had employed the world's best interior decorator and architect--even the private parking lot. Our daughter's family was unable to provide us their own house's guest bedroom (due to wet carpets from heavy rains) and found this place for us. She was justifiably worried that if this B&B was too nice, we would not want to stay in her house again. She told Mary not to make our stay too nice, but it didn't work. Warning: Barrington House B&B is so perfect that you will never be satisfied with any other B&B (or hotel or B&B) again. This place will spoil you. Not only were the breakfasts delicious and varied (something different every day) and served anytime in the morning to fit our convenience, but the pantry was open for guests 24/7--so I could come in at night and get my nightly cereal and milk just like my habits at home. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. My wife and I have traveled over much of the world and stayed in all kinds of places. I am hard pressed to think of anywhere better than this one. You might well want to stay at a place on a Caribbean beach, or a Norwegian fjord, or a short walk to a French patisserie, or on a small cruise ship watching whales off the Alaska coast (we've done all these things and lots more)--but Barrington is not half bad, and as far as the house itself, the hosts, and being a place that meets every wish for a perfect B&B, this place is it!

Room Tip: I've already forgotten the name or number or our upstairs room on a corner, but it was roomy, ha...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank David K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 June 2013

Barrington House is immaculate. It's obvious paint is touched up regularly, thorough cleaning occurs daily and that every conceivable amenity has been considered. The breakfast was delectable and you couldn't ask for a more hospitable experience.

Our group of 9 rented the entire house for two days and everyone was pleased-- no small feat for a group that size. Mary and Marty are the best! Couldn't recommend more highly.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Melissa S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 June 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Barrington House Bed and Breakfast on our wedding night, May 11th, 2013. We were so happy we chose the B&B, it was our first time staying at one! The vibe is comforting and warm, the home was very private and beautiful (Great for taking pictures). The owners went above and beyond to cater and supply their guests with anything they could possibly need. We are so glad we chose to stay somewhere unique with a delicious breakfast surrounded by flowering trees. After we were done with our breakfast our friends from out of town came down and joined us. It was a great setting and our wedding night/morning after will always be memorable due to our stay at the B&B. We highly recommend it!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Lindseymeyer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 May 2013

We had a fabulous stay with Marty and Mary. The house is beautifully furnished, a pantry provides all you could wish for if feeling thirsty or in need of a snack. Breakfast provided us with a lovely selection which included a blueberry cake, which was so light and tasty. Pat and John Kissock

  • Stayed: May 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Pat K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 May 2013

My husband and I were taking a class in the area and chose to stay here for the weekend due to lack of hotels in the area. We do not usually frequent B&Bs, so our comparisons are few. Even so, I would choose a place like this over a 5-star hotel any day. I wish B&Bs just like this one existed in every place we choose to visit. I will definitely consider B&Bs more often in the future due to the wonderful experience we had here. It was beautiful, very very clean (IMACULATE from the lawns to the baseboards), comfortable, and everything we could need they provided. Late night tea and coffee was available, juices and sodas, extra toiletries, free wifi, clean towels every day, private bath, humongous bed! I could go on. Breakfast was pretty much made to order. Fresh baked pastries and coffee served along with it. Mary and Marty, the inn-keepers(?) BB-keepers(?) we're so friendly. We really felt right at home.

It was within walking distance to restaurants in Barrington, we chose to drive anyway, and did not have too much trouble finding several places that suited out tastes. We found a 10:30pm meal at an Irish Pub, McGonigals, which had really good corned beef.

Overall the experience was wonderful, both Barrington and this B&B made our stay fantastic.

Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Margaret A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Been to Barrington House Bed & Breakfast? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Barrington House Bed & Breakfast

Address: 203 Dundee Ave, Barrington, IL 60010-4203
Region: United States > Illinois > Barrington
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Barrington
Price Range: £114 - £142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Barrington House Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Barrington House Bed & Breakfast has five charming guest rooms with private baths, full air conditioning, free Wifi and parking, complimentary gourmet breakfast and complimentary refreshments. We're located in the historic heart of Barrington with dining, shopping, the Catlow Theater, and the Metra Train Station all within a short walk. We're Barrington's finest place place to stay and we're looking forward to your arrival. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Travel Republic (UK), TripOnline SA, Ebookers, Evoline ltd and 5viajes2012 S.L. so you can book your Barrington House Bed & Breakfast reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing