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Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The building is beautiful. Very well appointed. The rooms are very comfortable and attractive. All sorts of amenities are available. The host is extremely friendly and helpful and makes a delicious breakfast every morning and will accommodate pretty much any dietary needs. My wife and I hope to return during summer or spring so that we can experience what appear... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Very nice B&B. Wish there was an equivalent B&B near to our kids university. Hostess was very attentive and helpful and not intrusive. Great restaurant suggestions. Great sitting areas and setting. Thanks!

Thank Fbmbu
Imperial, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

My cousin and I stayed in the Victorian Suite at the Ellwanger Estate for 2 nights while visiting Rochester. We loved it! The mansion is beautiful and historic, as are the surrounding gardens. Our room was large and comfortable. The gourmet breakfasts were wonderful and plentiful. There were daily snacks, cookies and fruit. Rosemary was a wonderful, friendly, and helpful... More 

1 Thank Susan D
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 October 2016

It's a very unique place with adorable rooms. I really loved the breakfast; fruit, eggs, toast a little bit of everything for everyone's taste! Unfortunately I was in Rochester for business otherwise I would have stayed longer.

1 Thank Christinas_Favorite
Pittston, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Our visit was short, as we were moving our son into college at RIT which is 5 miles away. We loved everything about the Ellwanger Estate. We loved it so much, we booked a longer stay in October. Breakfast was amazing! The guest rooms are all so different and unique. It was a perfect experience and can't wait to return

Thank 2sonsand1pug
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

This is a very unique B&B. The rooms are truly adorable and a few to choose from. There was no shortage of history at this B&B. Our favorite part was the porch. It was quiet and peaceful. Rosemary the hostess was very accommodating to our schedule and she made the most delicious breakfast.

Thank Jodie F
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

My friends and I were looking for something different than a hotel chain and we're so lucky we stumbled upon the Ellwanger! Nestled among gardens and a forest, our room (the Victorian Suite) provided a fantastic view of the lush grounds. And at breakfast we even saw a fawn traipse across the lawn! It was like we were in the... More 

Thank stargirl73
New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We recently stayed at the Ellwanger Estate for a long weekend. The house is an old mansion that has been renovated to include modern conveniences while still keeping the beautiful historical details intact. There were many thoughtful and considerate touches that show how much the owner has put into the place. The covered porch and the formal gardens are gorgeous... More 

1 Thank HappyTraveler2424
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Portland, Maine
1 review
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Rochester was our "half way" point on the way from Maine to Stratford, Ontario and we chose the Ellwanger Estate because it looked interesting. And that was our lucky day. We were welcomed by Rosemary, who showed us around the house and then on to our suite, and then on the gardens. The house is so interesting, we could have... More 

Thank Genie76350
Rosemary J, Owner at Ellwanger Estate, responded to this review

Our green team eagerly awaits your return! More 

Rochester, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Our family love this place that we felt that this would be a great place for a wedding shower Rosemary offered us the carriage house what a beautiful Gem brick walls oak doors original to the estate vintage lighting on a warm summer day a cool place for ladies to gather and enjoy the wedding shower. The staff attentive the... More 

Thank Cali4492
Rosemary J, Owner at Ellwanger Estate, responded to this review

What a fabulous event and wonderful guests! All my best to the bride to be. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The historic Ellwanger Estate is located in the Mount Hope Cultural District of Rochester, New York. Home to world-renowned Horticulturist George Ellwanger and family for 115 years, the bed & breakfast has been recently restored. Four rooms with magnificent views of the lush gardens and courtyards, owned and maintained by the Landmark Society of Western New York. Enjoy the natural beauty of the Mount Hope and Highland Park Preservation area, along with the elegant ambience of the Ellwanger Estate. There are also many nearby attractions, including the Susan B. Anthony House, Strong National Museum of Play, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester Museum of Science, Strasenburgh Planetarium, and much more. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will be happy to assist you with planning visits to these attractions and making reservations at the many fine dining establishments in the area. And Now Get Ready to Charge Your Batteries At The Ellwanger Estate B&B. The Ellwanger Estate Bed and Breakfast teams with Tesla Motors to become the area's first lodging host to offer a Tesla Destination Charger for overnight guests. Tesla Destination Charging is now offered as a new amenity for overnight guests. This installation makes The Ellwanger Estate a new hot spot on the national electric vehicle map. We are a very green B&B, devoted to energy efficiency, conservation, reuse, recycling and a hypoallergenic guest environment. Tesla's focus on pure electric technology seems a perfect fit. We offer a full complimentary charge to our Tesla overnight guests. Just enter "TESLA" under special accommodations, when you reserve your room online to let us know you would like to plug-in. This is an added amenity for our Tesla and Electric Vehicle guests, but you must let us know in advance to reserve parking for your charge. The Ellwanger Estate B&B is proud to offer just one more example of all our exceptional amenities, making this the ideal home-away for both leisure and business travelers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ellwanger Estate

Address: 625 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2730
Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Rochester
Price Range: $306 - $308 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Rooms are all on the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles mauricewade, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“if you want a very nice place.”
 of 5 bubbles Fbmbu, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Garden room or travelers Rest both very pretty”
 of 5 bubbles Christinas_Favorite, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We chose the Woodland Suite for the king size bed. Not a priority and a bigger bathroom is, ask Rosemary about this when booking.”
 of 5 bubbles Genie76350, 20 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We recommend the Woodland Suite. It is gorgeous.”
 of 5 bubbles StacyLife, 15 Nov 2015 | Read review
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