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Farmington, Connecticut
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I simply cannot say enough about this B&B. We are 4 women who shared a 2 bedroom/sitting room suite at 139 Orchard St. The B&B inn is located in the historic district and a 5 minute drive to many of the sites, ie Whaling Museum, New Bedford Museum of Art, the fishing piers and ferries to the islands, and great... More 

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Al S, Owner at Orchard Street Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a few kind words about your recent stay. You and your friends were ideal guests – open to experiencing New Bedford, well prepared for the visit after checking lots of web sites and open to our recommendations and suggestions about places to eat and attractions to visit. We also rely on our... More 

Somerset, UK
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63 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at the Orchard Street Manor in New Bedford. The owner, Al Saulnier, a widely travelled New Bedford, native was a charming host, a great conversationalist and very knowledgeable about the town's history. Al gave us a tour and explained the house's history and connections to the whaling industry. Orchard Manor is a wonderful old house... More 

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Al S, Owner at Orchard Street Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We certainly appreciate the feedback. I was especially pleased to use my historical expertise in helping you locate the site of a family business in the south end of the city during the 1920s. My great-grandfather lived in that neighborhood and a square there is named after a... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We stayed here for one night and got there very late after being delayed on our drive from New York, but the owner was at the end of the phone when we were lost and was waiting for us when we arrived. It is a beautiful house and worth staying just to see it and such a break from the... More 

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Al S, Owner at Orchard Street Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. You are not the first of our guests who has been guided to the B&B by a last-minute phone call. We realize that sometimes the GPS can be confusing! Usually when someone is alone in the house, we confer on them the role of Lord and Lady of the Manor.... More 

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142 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

We stayed for one night here in October. The place is stunning. Full of history which the owners a very proud of. We arrived later than planned but the owners were very helpful and friendly. The lady of the house showed us to our rooms and then joined us at the bar for a hour or so chatting away like... More 

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Al S, Owner at Orchard Street Manor, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words about your stay with us last month. We really appreciate it when guests take some time to write about their stays. I write this response while taking a break from indexing the new volume of the Picture History of New Bedford which is on its way to the printer. I am also responsible for most... More 

CT
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45 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

To a weary traveler, returning once again to this lovely refurbished whaling captain's home is like visiting old friends. My quaint room with all the books and specially made breakfasts to fit my special diet requirements never disappoint. This trip a lovely bride was in the parlor, and didn't mind me making a quick photo of her moments before the... More 

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Al S, Owner at Orchard Street Manor, responded to this review

It is indeed like visiting old friends and having a chance to chat about families, grandchildren, new interesting recipes, changes in the art gallery scene and good places to eat! We enjoy having our guests return again and again. That's one of the aspects that makes our lives interesting as innkeepers. Thanks for the great review and we'll be really... More 

Evanston, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2014

My three day sojourn at the Orchard Street Manor Bed & Breakfast was like a journey to an historic past; a past filled with the bustling energy of the town's "whaling business", and yet I felt surrounded by Orchard Street Manor's serene elegance. The innkeepers, Alfred & Suzanne Saulniers enthusiastically share New Bedford's history with their guests, while treating them... More 

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Al S, Owner at Orchard Street Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to share your thoughts about our B&B. It is an exquisite pleasure for us innkeepers when our guests’ interests coincide with our own research. That allows us to share historical tidbits, reactions to each other's own work, who to see and where to locate pertinent material. We both benefit from the... More 

New Smyrna Beach, FL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014

The Orchard Street Manor is a stately home in a relatively quiet neighborhood not far from the attractions along Union Street and the waterfront. You can walk to town, to restaurants and museums or bring plenty of quarters for on street parking. Like the previous reviewer, my husband and I stayed in the Green room. It's large and lovely although... More 

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Al S, Owner at Orchard Street Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay and for your comments on the satisfaction of our breakfasts. We really appreciate our guests’ reviews. We have found that one of the surprising pleasures of running a B&B is meeting people with whom we share a common link. To have met a friend of an ex-colleague is... More 

Hampden, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 16 July 2014

We stayed in the Green room and really loved our bathroom and the big old clawfoot tub (better than a modern whirl pool). The room was nice, comfortable and full of interesting memorabiia and antique touches. And our hosts made for very interesting breakfast conversation and know so much about the history and culture of New Bedford.

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Al S, Owner at Orchard Street Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about your stay at The Orchard Street Manor. We appreciate it when our guests take time from their busy lives to provide us feedback. We would love to welcome you back on your next business trip to New Bedford. More 

Weymouth, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

We stayed at the Orchard Street Manor last year during the New Bedford Summerfest and enjoyed our stay very much, so much so that we rebooked for this year as soon as we could. The weather last year was oppressively hot and the festival is primarily held at several outdoor stages. Al and Suzanne were so concerned about their guests... More 

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Al S, Owner at Orchard Street Manor, responded to this review

We really love to welcome back guests. Their stay gives us a chance to catch up with each other since the last time that we met. This year provided far more pleasant opportunities to do so both at the B&B and at the Folk Festival than did last year’s oppressive heat ! We also enjoy hearing guests’ opinions about the... More 

Portland, Maine
1 review
Reviewed 8 July 2014

My wife and I have stayed at the Orchard Street Manor regularly for many years and have always had an excellent experience. The manor is uniquely decorated with personally collected items from our host's travels all over the world. He shares a wealty of information about the local area and continues to write about the history of this city. The... More 

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Al S, Owner at Orchard Street Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about your stays, our food and our hospitality. At the B&B, we look forward to seeing regular guests to renew long-standing friendships and to catch up on family and personal activities. After fourteen years, we note with pride that we have attained special bonds of friendship built on sharing both joys and sorrows. We... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"#1 B&B, New Bedford" Standard-Times reader poll. Exceptional, historic, globetrotter-run lodging with elegant public areas and individually decorated rooms. Experience New Bedford's past in Whaling Captain Benjamin Clark's 1840s home expanded in 1903 by Cotton Baron Henry Tiffany. Harbor views, private baths, AC, cable, WiFi. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Orchard Street Manor

Address: 139 Orchard Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
Region: United States > Massachusetts > New Bedford
Price Range: $168 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“There are only a few rooms, but all are quite charming.”
 of 5 bubbles M130454, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The b&b is in a residential area so and the room is single glazed so not as quiet as you would normally experience, but didn't put me off.”
 of 5 bubbles 103janeb, 15 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Each room is uniquely decorated to the period. The Green room has an old fashioned tub which is a little tricky to step into for seniors.”
 of 5 bubbles Artbrut, 31 Aug 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are quiet and beautiful. Talk with the innkeepers. They can suggest accommodations that will suit your party's needs.”
 of 5 bubbles deenau2014, 23 Oct 2014 | Read review
“We enjoyed staying in the green room, but we had an opportunity to see all five available rooms, and they are all charming.”
 of 5 bubbles BklynEl, 8 Jul 2013 | Read review
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