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Hummingbird's Home Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 14 Skaneateles B&B and Inns
Stamford CT
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Wonderful hospitality, delightful B&B”
Reviewed 7 November 2005

Sabina welcomes guests to her historic B&B with gracious hospitality and delicious cooking. Rooms are well equipped and comfortable, and wi-fi is a plus for keeping up on email. Skaneateles is probably the most beautiful town in the Finger Lakes. If you like spas, stay at the Hummingbird but use the fab spa facilities at nearby Mirbeau spa.

Stayed November 2005
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South Salem, NY
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Reviewed 19 October 2005

My husband and I just returned from our first trip to Hummingbirds Home. It's a good thing we had not seen nor listened to the negative review below, because if we had, we might have deprived ourselves of one of the nicest, warmest B&B experiences we've had in the Finger Lakes region. Please... go there and form your own opinion. You will be pleased that you did.

Sabina is a most accomplished innkeeper and no novice to hospitality. She makes a lovely breakfast. Our room was comfortable and sweetly appointed, our accomodations immaculate. The B&B is located about a mile from the center of town, in a quiet location. We also had the loan of Max the dog to pet, since we were missing our own.

We have friends who have owned and run an old inn for decades. They've told us similar stories. Innkeepers may be able to control many things, but an uncontrollable factor is how guests may behave after they arrive. Even with the most tactful handling on the innkeepers or their representative's part, some people may refuse to cooperate. Running an inn is not an easy task, and pleasing everyone, as you can tell, is well nigh impossible.

  • Stayed October 2005
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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2005

A friend and myself were in town for another friend's wedding. When we arrived at the Hummingbirds Home, it looked quaint and homey. The inside was well decorated with antiques and our room was very cute. The inn keepers were away, but there was a substitute inn keeper there. They were very friendly. We left for the evening and when we returned, we were startled/shocked by the couple who was also staying because they were in the midst of a domestic dispute. They were yelling and sreaming, throwing things...I have to say I was quite nervous. We called the substitute inn keepers immediately and they came back to the inn, but apparently the people had passed out from being drunk by the time they got there. At breakfast the next morning, we were shocked to see these people were still there. During the day, this "couple" also had more domestic disputes. Luckily, we left the following day. The B&B was nice, the substitute inn keepers were nice, and the breakfasts were great, however, I have never heard any apology or anything from the inn keeper, and by seeing the class of people who stayed there, I'd never go back.

  • Stayed June 2005
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Teaneck, N.J.
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Reviewed 2 June 2005

We stayed at Hummingbird's Home for two days while visiting my DW's aunt and uncle in Skaneateles. Our stay was terrific. The Magnolia room was large and comfortable, with a large closet. The proprietress, Sabina, was friendly and talkative, and served fantastic breakfasts which ruined our diets. We talked about classical music, world history, Poland (where she's from), and other interesting stuff. It turns out that her grandparents came from a town near where my grandparents came from.

As you can see from the above paragraph, B & B's are very personal and quirky. If you want anonymity, try a motel, not a B & B.

Before we checked in, Sabina asked for our food preferences and avoidance items, and tailored the two breakfasts (French toast one morning, mushroom omelette the other) to our tastes. Lots of fruit, real maple syrup, brewed tea (which we tea drinkers seldom find), juices, etc.

Good room, good food, quiet location (actually about 100 yards west of the Skaneateles town line), friendly owner, friendly dog, lovely gazebo: what more can one ask from a B & B? Definitely a five star experience!

  • Stayed May 2005
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Additional Information about Hummingbird's Home Bed and Breakfast

Property: Hummingbird's Home Bed and Breakfast
Address: 4273 W Genesee Street Rd, Skaneateles, NY 13152-9364
Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Skaneateles
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Skaneateles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A comfortable & elegant home in Skaneateles, village by the lake in Finger Lakes region. Offers warm and inviting atmosphere with gracious hospitality with European touch. Five beautiful rooms all with private baths. Wireless Internet Connection. Healthy & hearty breakfasts. ... more   less 
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