Homestead Inn - Thomas Henkelmann4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
The Homestead Inn is a take on teh European concept of attaching a nice small hotel to a high-end restaurant. We booked it for a one-night getaway from Manhattan, and it was a good choice. After our lovely meal we were happy to get to our well-appointed room. The staff are very welcoming, and you could see that the connection between restaurant and hotel was seamless. The style is eclectic. For a feel, you should imagine the nicest B&B you have ever stayed at, and add some luxurious touches. Everything one would expect of a nice hotel room was available. The sound insulation was surprisingly good. The only downside was the (plush) bed slept a bit hot, so we had to spend a bit of work tossing off all the sheets and covers and cranking up the AC on a hot summer night. Overall, I'd recommend this hotel for a romantic getaway with outstanding food..
We stopped at the Homestead Inn, the week of all the college graduations in the area. All the hotels were full. Went on TripAdvisor and got a room at the Inn. The hotel was full but they had a room at the guest house, it was wonderful, unique, comfortable, and very pretty
Old house with a very special, cosy atmosphere. Some things seem to be a bit outdated, but this is part of the charm of the hotel.If you engage in it, you'll have a wonderful time there. Kitchen run by a great chef. Overall a very pleasant experience.
I stayed at the Homestead Inn for 3 nights as I was to attend a 60th birthday party at the hotel. The welcome was warm, my room luxurious and tranquil. The staff were attentive, especially the excellent barman. Cuisine was all delicious. I can’t fault anything. I had a particularly happy stay there.
My experience at this property was one of transition from the hustle-bustle of New York City to a tranquil reunion with friends. I was able to enjoy a beautifully served breakfast While relaxing on the closed in porch after a rainy late-night arrival.
After driving into a park-like setting of manicured lush green lawns, we were greeted by the manager who helped us with our very heavy luggage up the stairs to a wonderful suite. The building is old and the floors abit uneven, as you would expect from a building of this era. But the baths were vintage with walk in hsowers and well appointed. The view of the grounds from every window,filling the room with light. A pleasure to spend time in. After returning to the hotel the first evening, we met the proprietress, Linda Henkleman, who is sophistocated and clearly well travelled and who could not have been nicer or more helpful! We ate two fantastic dinners in their restaurant. The food is memorable :well prepared and presented, with delicious choices; the staff is accommodating and helpful. At breakfast the room is much quieter and the wait staff is friendly and discreet...no idle chatter that can disrupt the morning calm, but right at your elbow if you need anything. We enjoyed every minute of our stay and look forward to returning.
My wife and I stayed here just for one night as we were seeing friends in nearby Westport. The house is situated in a beautiful area of Greenwich. We did not eat dinner at the restaurant which is supposed to be very good so have no opinion about that. I did eat breakfast all alone at 7am though and it was very nice. Beautiful view over the garden, very smart service. We had booked what I think was called the Grand Suite (room 135 on the top floor) at USD569 per night. Must say, other than the very cool (to us at least) Moroccan style bathroom with skylight and two shower heads in one large standup shower, the room was disappointing and weirdly decorated. Lots of very bright red, fake plants and garish other colors in a house that is overall sedate, old and historical. Just inconsistent. We had 5 or 6 windows but all had ugly views to walls, overlooking utilities or back into staff equipment/kitchen staging areas. Not very nice. My recommendation would be to go for a meal, whEther that's breakfast or dinner and walk around the garden and perhaps drive around the area (as we did) which reeks of money and history but not thinking that staying in the rooms is so great. See my photos of garden and some of room ....
Beautiful inn on 3 acres a short drive from downtown Greenwich. Room was lovely. Dinner was fantastic - the complimentary duck roll, the sweetbreads appetizer, the smoked salmon appetizer, the sword fish special and the filet mignon special with foie gras were all heavenly. Perfect for a romantic get-away!!
My husband and I recently went to dinner at The Homestead Inn to celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary. It could not have been more perfect. The building and grounds are lovely. The intimate little bar is charming - and the bartender even better! The decor is super cozy, clubby. The waitstaff was wonderful, attentive but not unctuous. And the food was delicious.My only quibble was the sommelier tried to really upsell us on wine. But it wasn't a hard upsell, so not out of the norm, just a little disappointing after the grace and elegance of the rest of it. I noted it was our anniversary when I made the reservation and they presented us with a lovely anniversary dessert. It is pricey, but well worth it for a special celebration.
The adjoining restaurant is great for for dinner and the rooms look quaint to stay in but after that it's disappointing and the hotel is below par. There were a catalogue of issues including, there is no double glazing. You can hear traffic noise in the distance. The Wifi didn't work. One of the window blinds didn't work and hotel staff initially suggested it was no big deal and no one will be looking in. There are no laundry bags provided to guests which even basic chain hotels provide. One light in the bathroom flickered on and off or stayed off. altogether. Basically could do with some improvements and upgrades. Not a first choice for staying in this area.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free valet and self parking
- Onsite dining
- Concierge services
Homestead Inn - Thomas Henkelmann places you within a mile (2 km) of popular attractions like Greenwich Avenue and Bruce Museum of Arts and Science. This 4-star hotel has 18 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free valet parking. Cavalier Galleries is also nearby.
This hotel is home to a fine-dining restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Start weekends with full breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 9:30 AM.
A TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Pillowtop beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include an iPod dock, free weekday newspapers, and free bottled water.
Renovated in 2017, Homestead Inn - Thomas Henkelmann offers free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and free newspapers. You can take advantage of free valet parking if you drive. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with luggage storage, dry cleaning/laundry, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a terrace, a fireplace in the lobby, and a garden.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
70.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 103 reviews