We were enchanted by this beautiful B&B, however, were not as enthralled once we were settled in. We opted to stay at The Edward Harris House b/c the Hyatt was booked and we would have had to switch rooms throughout our 5 night stay. When we arrived to the EEH, that is exactly was happened to us anyway. We were told that there were plumbing / tiling issues in the room we booked and were placed in an "upgraded" room for 2 nights, and then would be switched to the room we originally booked. We wanted a room with the "boasted fireplaces", but were told it wasn't cold enough for fires and the chimney's were too tall to have fires at that time.
The towels in every room we stayed in were very musty smelling, and unfortunately, on two occasions, we found 1) the fruit to be bad (actually rotten to the core), and 2) the orange juice to have gone bad after our 3rd nights stay. This was coupled with the fact that even though I told our hosts from day one that I didn't eat eggs, we were given options of eggs every day, and on the last day, just served an egg dish regardless of my preference of no eggs. No special pastries, breads or fruit was offered in its stead, but the same dry cereal, english muffin bread, and a breakfast cake every morning.
The room's WERE beautifully kept and Susan and Manny had lovely little dogs that kept me company during my reading time in the library (even though they did bark at every coming and going in the house.)
I would have to say that B&B's in general are just not for us, as they offer little in the way of privacy or structure (i.e. menu's or housekeeping). I am sure that many people have loved their stay at the EEH, however, we learned that Bed & Breakfast's are just not our style.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy this Circa 1896 restored mansion in the heart of the Arts/Cultural District of Rochester, New York. Walk tree lined streets (one short block) to the urban village of Park Avenue. Visit area shops, cafes, fine dining, galleries and museums. Close to all area Colleges and Universities and business such as Xerox Square, Bausch and Lomb, Harris Corporation and Kodak. ... more less
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