Ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
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5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

15 minute walk to Cold Spring Harbor Labs

Posted Nov 16, 2015
Pros: Feels like home.
Cons: Some form of quick breakfast would be nice.
Location: Very close to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories - literally a 15-20 minute walk or 3 min car ride.
The host (and proprietor) was exceedingly nice, welcoming, and helpful. The room was clean and very homey. My stay was excellent for my business needs (at the nearby Cold Spring Harbor Labs).
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Dallas, TX

Cozy bed and breakfast

Posted Aug 5, 2015
Pros: It was cozy and romantic. It had authentic Victorian ambiance and Dierdre was gracious and a great host.
Cons: It was slightly difficult to locate so the signage could stand improvement. Also, our room was on the first floor and the shower was on second floor.
Location: It's near the water and in close proximity to Huntington and Northport.
Deirdre was a phenomenal host. She was very personable and engaging and it was obvious she wanted to make the most of every guest's experience at her establishment. It was a beautiful setting across from the harbor and our room was very nice. I would recommend this to others looking for a unique B&B experience on Long Island.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Jun 12, 2015 on Hotels
2 out of 5
by harriet from Cold Springs Harbor, L.I.

a very expensive disappointment

Posted Sep 18, 2013 on Hotels
a B&B without the breakfast--really a room in a private home, no TV in the room, bathroom down the hall and tub/shower down the hall and up a flight of stairs. My room was a converted porch, hardly a "garden room" at an outrageous cost. . Nice owner but hardly a cause for the rate. portable heater and portable air conditioner with overhead fan were the amenities in the room. One morning I got a muffin from Trader Joe's. All this at the rate of a 4 star hotel. Hard to believe!!!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Seattle, WA

Great Place in Cold Springs Harbor

Posted Sep 2, 2013 on Hotels
Our stay at the Harbor Rose was extremely enjoyable. Deidre, the proprietor, is very cooperative and helped us with our various needs within the house and regarding the local sites. Everything was very comfortable (bathroom, shower, use of items from her kitchen) and the snack-food items that she provides are wonderful (organic fruits, large choice of hot drinks (coffees, teas, cider, etc.). The location of the home is just great, with a nice view of Cold Springs Harbor and its being just a short walk or drive to the heart of this small quaint town and its shops and park along the water.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Largo, FL

Nice…for Some Folks, Problematic for Others

Posted Jul 20, 2013 on Hotels
This is a difficult review to write. I think that it was a case that this inn wasn’t a good match for us. The house is very nice and well appointed. The owner tries to please. The nearby areas are quite charming. Now, for us, the negatives. The rooms are hot. When I pay a lot of money for a room on a vacation, I want some comfort. If I want to camp in the heat, I will do that. But when I’m in a nice inn, I expect to be able to sleep and not sweat through the night. The first night started OK, but then we later found the hall temperature set up to 80 degrees. We tried to open the old-fashioned windows and then the storm windows and set up a squeaky window fan at 2am—what a hassle. God save me from another waterbed. We were assured that this one didn’t bounce your partner around and that it wasn’t hot. Well, neither of those assurances bore out. It was mighty uncomfortable. Breakfast is practically non-existent. OK, we should have read the fine print. But when you find a place on B & B websites, you expect it to be a Bed AND Breakfast. Here there is a small fruit bar and a coffee machine that you can help yourself to. There is something a little more extensive on weekends. The owner realized that we were displeased and she did try by buying some muffins which were nice. The inn is right on the major 25A highway that runs through the north shore. Our bedroom and the outdoor sitting area are just 40’ or so from racing traffic noise.
4 out of 5
by Andrew from Roberts

Beautiful House

Posted Jun 25, 2013 on Hotels
This is a beautiful house walking distance away from the Cold Springs Harbor and Cold Springs Harbor State Park. Deirdre, our host, was very welcoming, offering us wine and organic fruits and was a good source of information about activities in the area. The house was clean and very homey. The only negative was that the room we chose, on the ground floor, didn't have a door (just a sliding panel) and with the outdoor sitting area just outside the windows, didn't feel very private. We would stay there again.
5 out of 5
by Ruth from Rhode Island, USA

Excellent place to stay!

Posted Apr 23, 2013 on Hotels
We enjoyed 4 nights at Harbor House in the Garden Room on vacation in early spring. It was very comfortable, quiet and relaxing. Deidre is a wonderful hostess and is there to meet your needs but also respects your privacy. We loved our stay and would stay again. It's a great location - in a small town wooded setting, but a short drive to a train station to get to NYC, and close to many wonderful restaurants. Try the Mediterranean Snack Grill in Huntington for authentic, awesome Greek food or Rosa's Pizza for informal, yummy food. We enjoyed the coffee station and delicious weekend croissants at the house. Not a B&B but we liked it that way - plenty of places to enjoy coffee/breakfast on the way to exploring the area. Highly recommend.
5 out of 5
by Beth from San Francisco

Absolutely Wonderful!

Posted Apr 4, 2013 on Hotels
I arrived at Harbor Guest House bleary eyed after a long, uncomfortable red-eye flight. I was welcomed by the scent of fresh baked croissants(delicious!) and a fabulous view of the tranquil harbor from my room window. After a completely restorative sleep in an exquisitely comfortable bed I was refreshed and ready to explore the area. My host/inkeeper was most helpful and I was delighted to find that I was able to walk everywhere I wanted to go (shops, restaurants, and the nature preserve). At the end of each day when I returned to Harbor Guest House there were refreshments waiting in the front foyer and I was able to relax and enjoy conversation with the Innkeeper and/or other guests in the beautifully decorated sitting room. It was a delightful stay and I can't wait to visit again!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Comfortable house within 10min walk from CSHL lab.

Posted Mar 19, 2013 on Hotels
Rooms are clean and beatifully decorated. The owner is kind and generous. The house is 10 minutes' walk away from Cold spring harbor laboratory. It was really a nice stay.