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4.8 out of 5

"It was nice, but I expected mote for the price. Bathroom was old. " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 26 Jan 2020

Hotel Description

3-star Colonial B&B near Isaac Taylor Garden

Close to airport

Steps from the B&B, you'll find Isaac Taylor Garden and New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitors Center. Pepsi Museum and New Bern Civic Theatre are also within half a mile (1 km).

Free perks

This bed & breakfast features free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and free self parking. Enjoy the free local cuisine breakfast each morning. A terrace, a garden, and a lobby fireplace are also on offer.

Fireplaces, free WiFi

The individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and free newspapers. Other amenities include fireplaces, deep soaking bathtubs, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels.

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Benjamin Ellis House Bed & Breakfast ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Benjamin Ellis House Bed & Breakfast

Everyone (2) Couples (2) Family (1)
4 out of 5
It was nice, but I expected mote for the price. Bathroom was old.

Posted by on Jan 26, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 3, 2020 by GBD-owner

Thank you for the feedback. We are working hard to refresh and revitalize this historic property after many years of neglect. While updating bathrooms is part of the renovation plan unfortunately, our priorities changed due to impacts from Hurricane Florence. We hope you will consider visiting New Bern again in the future.

5 out of 5
Wanted to visit the Birthplace of Pepsi and made the trip to New Bern, NC and stayed overnight on May 16th. I never tried a B&B and thought this would be the perfect time to try it. I have to say I will did not regret this decision. Arrived and was greeted by Gretchen who was very pleasant. Her husband Tracy was outside when we arrived and was working in the yard. Gretchen gave us the tour of the house and let us know what time breakfast would be served in the morning. The room was very clean and the bed was very comfortable. The water pressure of the shower was great. The common rooms of the house were very comfortable and pleasant. The dining room environment in the morning for breakfast was like being at a family get together. The other lodgers were very pleasant and the conversation was very pleasant. The breakfast meal was perfect. Just an inside tip. If you call the B&B directly to book your room, you will probably save yourself some money. Also with a direct call, you can let Gretchen or Tracy know if you have any food allergies and they will make sure that breakfast will be a pleasing delight for you. The Pepsi drugstore is just 2 blocks away from the B&B.

Posted by on Jun 6, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 5, 2019 by GBD-owner

Thank you for the very kind review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and our convenient location in downtown New Bern. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

5 out of 5
Beautiful porch for relaxing, and the breakfast is absolutely amazing. We will definitely be back!

Posted by , from CT on May 3, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 3, 2019 by GBD - owner

Thank you for the five star review. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us, especially relaxing on the front porch. Looking forward to welcoming you again soon.

5 out of 5
Lovely room true to old fashioned comfort but with all of today's amenities. Tracy and Gretchen were a joy and so very accommodating.

Posted by on Jan 1, 2019

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Feb 3, 2019 by GBD - owner

Thank you for the kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Come visit again soon!

About the Benjamin Ellis House Bed & Breakfast

Location 215 Pollock St, New Bern, NC 28560

Property Features

Free breakfast is available daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. Spa services, a library, and a terrace are also featured at the business-friendly Benjamin Ellis House Bed & Breakfast. The bed & breakfast can provide concierge services and wedding services. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Colonial New Bern bed & breakfast.

  • 1 building
  • 9 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1853
  • Local cuisine breakfast (free)
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Refrigerator in a common area

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Benjamin Ellis House Bed & Breakfast offers 9 accommodations with fireplaces and complimentary newspapers. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations include desks. Beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and Netflix. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads. Bathrooms are also outfitted with designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This New Bern bed & breakfast provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and ceiling fans. In-room massages, hypo-allergenic bedding, and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Fireplace
  • Separate bedroom
  • Deep soaking tub
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Netflix
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free local cuisine breakfast daily from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

A hosted evening meal is available for a surcharge on weekends. Reservations are required.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Hunting nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages and Swedish massages.

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Well-lit path to entrance

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 6:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. If you are planning to arrive after 3:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. The host will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests with dietary restrictions or food allergies should contact this property in advance.

This property does not have a front desk. Guests arriving after 3:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. The host will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 5 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 5 are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Car not required
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Host will greet you
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Hosted evening meal: USD 100

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • Reservations are needed for spa treatments. For reservations, contact the bed & breakfast before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 5 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.