The Homestead Inn appears to be riding on the benefit of some past and long faded glory. The rooms were quite mediocre and the food decidedly average; however, what made the stay so memorable for us was the willingness of the staff and the proprietor to go out of their way to be rude and obnoxious to us.
We thought went the the Homestead Inn for a pleasant weekend away from the children. We arrived to discover a room that was distinctly undeserving of Relais & Chateaux status. The room appears to have been furnished by Ikea, with cheap, disposable furniture and piles of gaudy, uncomfortable throw pillows. The bathroom seemed more appropriate for an airplane than a so-called luxury hotel.
We decided to relax by the fire downstairs with a drink from the bar before our dinner at the restaurant. After 30 minutes, we were told that we needed to leave as they had another group coming to use those seats. No apology. No recognition that we were guests of the Inn who were going to be eating at the restaurant. Just get out.
Better yet, when we told reception about our poor treatment, Therea Hickelmann came over, introduced herself, and told us that we had been treated appropriately. She told us that this was a high end restaurant and apparently it was inappropriate for us to sit downstairs.
I would highly recommend against going.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- HOMESTEAD INN ~ THOMAS HENKELMANN HAS LONG BEEN CONSIDERED ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S FINEST ADDRESSES.THIS EXQUISITE PROPERTY IS LOCATED ON THE BELLE HAVEN PENINSULA. MAJESTICALLY POISED ON 2.744 LUSHLY LANDSCAPED ACRES, THIS TIMELESS ARCHITECTURAL MASTERPIECE IS HOME TO A LUXURY BOUTIQUE HOTEL AND WORLD RENOWNED FRENCH RESTAURANT THOMAS HENKELMANN IS AN IMPRESSIVE MODERN SHOWCASE OF ELEGANCE, WARMTH AND SOPHISTICATION. HOMESTEAD INN -THOMAS HENKELMANN EXEMPLIFIES THE BEST BY BLENDING DETAILS AND CHARACTER WITH SUPERB MODERN AMENITIES. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Homestead Hotel Greenwich