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George Carroll House
Ranked #2 of 7 Erie B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
State College, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Friendly and Comfortable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

This was my first stay at the George Carroll House, and I loved it! The Inn Keeper was very friendly and welcoming (but not intrusive), and the building was well kept and comfortable. Clean room, hot shower, working WIFI, etc. And so close to downtown!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Chris K, Owner at George Carroll House, responded to this review, 6 July 2014
Thank you for your great review. We are so glad that you chose to stay with us. Please come and visit with us again the next time you're in Erie!

Chris, Betsy, and Patti
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

I started staying at the George Carroll House because it is closest to Gannon University. I keep staying because the house is beautiful, comfortable, clean, and the owners great. You can easily walk bars, restaurants, the bay front.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Chris K, Owner at George Carroll House, responded to this review, 6 July 2014
Thanks, Dana. We are very happy that you found us and that you continue to stay with us every year. We hope for many more visits in the years to come!

Chris, Betsy, and Patti
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Manchester, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

We booked a night at the George Carroll last minute as we didn't really have any fixed plans for our road trip. We were pleasantly surprised with house, more akin to the traditional places we get back in the UK.

It wasn't an issue for us (and it may have been because we booked last minute) but there was no one there on arrival when we got there, but as I say we got there quite late so totally understandable - especially as the pin coded doors works flawlessly so we got straight into our room.

Only minor question mark was that the location, although convenient did seem to have a number of questionable characters milling around but nothing of concern.

Keep up the great work!

Room Tip: We stayed in room 1 - which was large, had 3 windows (2 of which overlooking the garden at the side...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chris K, Owner at George Carroll House, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Thank you for your review. As we do not have a formal check-in policy our keypad entry system allows our guests to arrive anytime after 3 pm and have immediate access to George Carroll House and to their room. This is beneficial to our guests as there is no need to worry about arrival time and if, for some reason, they are delayed they can arrive at their own convenience without issue. Also, as you mentioned, we are located in a convenient area of downtown Erie which is within walking distance of many wonderful restaurants, bars, and other venues. Thank you for finding us and we hope you stop by again.

Chris, Betsy, and Patti
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Brownstown Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

I really like the cleanliness with updated plumbing, freshly painted interior and very comfortable. We especially liked the locks on the door with the code system vs. having to deal with keys. Continental breakfast was fine with yogurt and granola bars. Great location allows you to walk around town or down to the pier easily. Would not hesitate to come back for another visit. Reasonably priced also.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chris K, Owner at George Carroll House, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Your wonderful review is very much appreciated. Cleanliness and guest comfort are two things that we strive for here at GCH. We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

We only got to stay one night, but if we had multiple nights to stay, we wouldn't hesitate for a second. Beautiful B&B. Very clean, up-to-date, fantastic service. Could not be happier with this choice! I'd recommend it to anyone and everyone I know. Great price, too! (I didn't mean to select anything for fitness center and swimming pool in the ratings because there is neither, but didn't want to hurt the ratings by marking it as "terrible" so I made it "excellent").

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chris K, Owner at George Carroll House, responded to this review, 27 June 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review! We appreciate your comment on our cleanliness and service. We are very glad that you chose to stay with us and we hope to see you again on your next trip to Erie.

Chris, Betsy, and Patti
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

This was our first bed and breakfast experience and it couldn't have been better. GCH is in a great location, within walking distance to many restaurants and points of interest. It was very easy to come and go throughout the day. I am a neat/clean freak and the rooms were very clean and decorated nicely and I have no complaints. The customer service that Chris and Betsy provided was outstanding. Before arrival, I had a few questions that I emailed Chris about. She responded within minutes. During our stay, we also needed band-aids and Chris dropped what she was doing and came over to the GCH within 5 minutes to deliver them to us. This definitely exceeded our expectations! The breakfast each morning was great. Just enough food to tie you over until lunch. On our next visit to Erie, I will definitely be staying at one of their properties!

Room Tip: Room 7 was a great size and had plenty of room for all of our travel belongings. Very clean and dec...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank BethanyFam
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Chris K, Owner at George Carroll House, responded to this review, 10 June 2014
We are very happy that you chose us for your first stay at a B&B. And, thank you for your wonderful comments! We want our guests to have a great time while they are in Erie so we try to make it as easy as possible. Also, thank you for mentioning the cleanliness of your room. That is very important to us and we're glad it shows. Whether you choose to stay at GCH or at our other property, William Sands House, we look forward to seeing you again!

Chris, Betsy, and Patti
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

A clean and quiet place in an urban setting, George Carroll House gives us another reason to visit Pennsylvania. We have visited in the past just to have an opportunity to stay here and check out the local restaurants. I can confirm the charm of the property that other reviewers have covered, but I want to add two attractive features that keep us coming back.

Room selection at most B&Bs often is left to the desk clerk, but the GCH website allows you to select your preferred room in advance. If you are a repeat visitor, you will enjoy choosing your favourite room.

Another fine feature is that the proprietor actually lives on the premises. It's a comfort to know that someone who want to ensure your visit is satisfactory is sharing your accommodation. It's also a great source of local news, events, and directions.

We will be back.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Professor04
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Chris K, Owner at George Carroll House, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Thank you for your kind words and we are very glad that you have enjoyed your stays at GCH. Our location is a definite advantage for our guests when it comes to having an array of downtown restaurants and entertainment options either within walking distance or only a short drive away. Also, thank you for mentioning that our website allows our guests to select their own room. I feel it definitely helps, when planning a trip, to see what the rooms look like in advance. And, as you said, allows you to choose the room you've stayed in before, if you have a favorite. Have a wonderful Summer and we hope to see you again soon!

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Additional Information about George Carroll House

Property: George Carroll House
Address: 401 Peach St, Erie, PA 16507-1416
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Erie
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Erie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
George Carroll House offers historic lodging accommodations in downtown Erie, Pennsylvania. The Queen Anne style house was built in 1872 for George Carroll, an early settler and lumber dealer. All rooms have a private bath, cable television, free wireless internet and air-conditioning. Off-street parking is available and a continental breakfast is served. Stay with us for your next visit to Erie and enjoy a unique alternative to the standard motel or hotel room. Keyless entry to the Inn and all guest rooms. No children under 12 * no pets * no smoking. ... more   less 

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