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Frequently Asked Questions

How far are you from New Hope, PA?
We're within easy walking distance for most folks - about 5 blocks to the bridge, and then about a 2 block walk over the bridge. We highly recommend walking, as it can be very difficult to find parking in New Hope.
Do you have off-street parking?
Yes! The entrance to our parking lot is behind the inn, on Jefferson Street. If there are no spaces available, there is generally plenty of on-street parking near the inn, and there are no parking meters. Please be considerate of our neighbors, though, and use the parking lot if possible.
What are your check-in and check-out times?
Check-in time is between 3 and 7 PM. Since we are preparing the inn for your arrival, we ask that you arrive after 3 PM . If you are going to arrive after 7 PM please see "What if we arrive late?" below. Check-out time is at 11 AM.
What is the check-in procedure?
Please ring the door bell on the front porch which is located on the Union Street side of the building. Please wait for an innkeeper to answer the door. Like many B&Bs we do not have a front desk staffed 24/7, so the front door is locked for our guests' security. You will be given a code for the keypad on the guest door upon arrival so that you may come and go at your leisure.
What if we arrive late?
If you will be arriving after 7 PM, please be sure to let us know so that we can make appropriate arrangements.
What's for breakfast?
We serve a scrumptuous three course breakfast including our custom, locally-roasted coffee on weekends and holidays and continental breakfast on weekdays. On Saturday and Sunday mornings, you may arrive in our dining room for a three course breakfast any time between 9 and 10 a.m. Please let us know if you have any special dietary needs or any other special requirements.
On Monday through Friday continental breakfast is available in our dining room from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Arrangements may be made for an earlier continental breakfast with advance notice.
I'm vegetarian / vegan / kosher / allergic to some foods. Can you accomodate me?
Yes, we can accomodate most special food requirements with advance notice. Please let us know when you make your reservation.
Can I smoke in the inn?
Sorry, no. The Martin Coryell House is a non-smoking establishment. We have created a smoke-free environment by prohibiting smoking throughout the guestrooms and public areas. Smoking is permitted on the porch. The burning of candles or incense is also prohibited in the rooms as they may set off the smoke detectors.
Can I bring my children to the inn?
The Martin Coryell House is designed for adults and older children. If you are travelling with young children, we may be able to recommend other accomodations in the area that are more suitable for families.
Can I bring my dog / cat / boa constrictor / other pet to the inn?
Sorry, no. Pets are not permitted in the inn. Not even small, really well-behaved ones. However, if you are travelling with a pet, we may be able to recommend other accomodations in the area that do accept pets, or possibly other accomodations for your pet.
What is the required deposit?
A 50% deposit is required to secure your reservation of three or more nights. Advance payment of one night at the premium rate is required for two-night stays. Full advance payment is required for a one-night reservation. We accept most major credit cards.
What is your cancellation policy?
Our cancellation period is 14 days. If you cancel 14 days or more before your scheduled stay, there is only a $25 processing fee. If you cancel with less than 14 days notice, then your deposit is non-refundable.

Please note that changing the date of your stay is considered a cancellation, and a re-booking, and is subject to the same time periods and fees.

Large hotels and motels often overbook to cover late cancellations. Because we're a small inn, we don't do this. Therefore, we must have a policy to ensure you that your room(s) will be ready when you arrive, and to assure us that your room is sold as well.

If a third-party Gift Certificate is used towards the deposit and a reservation is cancelled or changed with less than 14 days notice, your credit card will be charged for the full deposit amount.

Can you recommend some good restaurants in the area?
We recommend making your dinner reservations before your arrival. There are many fine restaurants in Lambertville but many are small and book up quickly on the weekends. You can visit to visit the Chamber of Commerce website and get information on most of the restaurants in town. You will note that many are BYOB and some do not accept credit cards. You can also visit and to get information on the restaurants in New Hope. Some of our favorites in the area (and walking distance from the inn) are: Hamilton's Grill Room (609) 397-4343, Anton's at the Swan (609)-397-1960, DeAnna's (for Italian) 609-397-8957 and Manon (for French) 609-397-2596. Please call if you would like further information.
Do the rooms have private bathrooms?
Yes, all of our rooms have private en suite bathrooms.
Do the rooms have Jacuzzis?
Three of our rooms (Martin's Suite, Torbert's Room, and Myra's Suite) have jetted Jacuzzi bathtubs. Please note that these are "normal sized", one-person tubs. If you are skinny, and young-of-heart, you and your partner may be able to fit in one, but generally speaking, these are one-person tubs. Note that these three also each have two shower heads.
Do the rooms have fireplaces?
Five of the six rooms have electric fireplaces. Alice's Suite has an electric free-standing Franklin Stove. All are fairly realistic, put out heat in the winter time, and make our insurance company and our local fire official very happy.
Do you have air conditioning?
Yes, we have air conditioning in-season.
Do you have any rooms with two beds?
Each of our rooms has one queen-sized bed, and accomodates a maximum of two people.
Is there a clothes iron & ironing board?
Yes, each room has a clothes iron & ironing board.
Do the rooms have T.V. / DVD Players / Alarm Clocks / Hair Dryers / Phones / Internet Access?
Yes! We have T.V. with basic cable, DVD players (and some DVDs that you can borrow). Alarm clocks with CD players are in each room. Every bathroom has a hair dryer. There is a phone in each room, as well as high-speed internet access - both wired and wireless.
Can I have a party in my room at the inn?
Parties are not permitted in guest rooms or public spaces without the express permission of the innkeepers. Visitors of guests must be registered with the innkeepers. Large coolers and excessive alcoholic beverages are not permitted at the B&B.
Who was Martin Coryell?
Both Martin Coryell and his wife, Myra were direct descendants of Emmanuel Coryell, original owner of Coryell's Ferry, for which both Lambertville, NJ and New Hope, PA were originally named. Martin lived from 1815 to 1886, and lived in this house from 1876 to 1886. He was a civil and mining engineer, and was one of the founding members and first Secertary of the American Institute of Mining Engineers. He worked on many civil engineering projects across the country, and was instrumental in the development of the railroad, the canal system, and coal and copper mines here and across the country. He was a director in the Amwell National Bank of Lambertville (the building still stands at the corner of Bridge and Union Sts., and is still a bank), and helped to institute the city's water works.