I wish I were joking as I write this, but I'm really not. From the minute we pulled up to this Bates Motel-ish dump, I was leery of how few cars were in the lot--not what you'd expect for Labor Day weekend, right? So, immediately, we were concerned. We saw one couple outside, milling around aimlessly, so we proceeded to get our room key which, in and of itself, was a total debacle. The Indian woman (as in Hindu, not off the reservation), who spoke HORRIBLE broken English, proceeded to run the credit card...and run the credit card...AND RUN THE CREDIT CARD. I mean, C'MON, lady, don't you know how to swipe a [--] credit card already??? Well, apparently not, as she had to type in the info for the transaction...problem being that instead of keying in the $235 that we should have been paying for, she keyed in $2,235 instead and then insisted that she didn't know how to fix it, so we'd have to wait for her husband to come back and HE would fix it. Oy vey.
Anyway, we made our way through one of the corridors to the staircase up to our room and I swear that everywhere we went (corridors and stairways included) simply reeked of funk, sweat, and curry...maybe these odors are inviting to other Indians but, to the rest of the civilized world that makes it out to CT for Labor Day weekend??? Yeah, I don't think so. As if that weren't bad enough, when we walked into our "suite," we both nearly laughed ourselves silly due to the, shall we say, "petiteness" of our room and the utter lack of amenities you'd expect during your stay. I kid you not, there was a MICROFRIDGE in there--I haven't seen one of those since dorming in COLLEGE!!! I mean, are you serious??? Again, I said we *nearly* laughed ourselves silly...only problem was that the wretched smell that I've described earlier was that much more potent in our room than it was in the stairway and, as such, we both nearly vomited once we started to laugh at the hilarity of this hellhole. That was, needless to say, the straw that broke the camel's back (no ethnic pun intended), so we went down the stinky stairs, dropped our key in the box, and got out of there like a bat out of Hindi hell!
Oh, but you thought we were DONE??? Not by a llllllllllong shot, kiddies! Ready for more? Here we go...three weeks later, we get the bill for NOT staying there: $2,235. WTF????? As of this posting, we are disputing that charge and waiting for it to be resolved with the credit card company which, we're told, will take upwards of three months. Comical? Maybe. Frustrating? Definitely.
So, the moral to the story here is STAY THE F AWAY FROM THE SEA BREEZE INN.
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