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“Avoid Like The Plague”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Fife 'n Drum Inn

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Fife 'n Drum Inn
Ranked #6 of 7 Kent B&B and Inns
Lake Forest, Illinois
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Avoid Like The Plague”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2011

Rooms are tired, dirty and over priced. There is, however, a wonderful view of the adjoining restaurant parking lot and dumpster.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2011

I stayed at the Fife-N-Drum to visit relatives over the Thanksgiving holiday. When I went to check in on the 23rd, I had to go to the restaurant to get the key to room. I was given some gesture of how to find the guest room which had stairs at the back of the building of the Inn. Upon finding the stairs, it basically looked like I was walking up to the second floor of someone's garage. The stairs were in poor condition and that should have clued me in on what I would find when I entered the room. While the room was "clean", the carpet was stained, furniture was mismatched and broken in several spots, some of the light fixtures did not even work, and the ceiling fan sounded like someone threw loose change in it when it was on. There was a mini refrigerator in the room which was not even in a cabinet. It was sitting on the floor underneath the antiquated mini-tv that was on a haphazard shelf on the wall. Our room (Oak Room number 6) had the capability of being an adjoining room to the one next door. Our neighbors decided to come home and put their tv on at 2:00am as well as to talk incessantly. It sounded as if they were in the room with us. Oh, and the complimentary juice/coffee/tea, consisted of a plastic bottle of apple juice that looked like it had been there for years and a mini can of grapefuit juice. The towels even felt like sand paper. There was nothing about the room that was "charming." For the $340 I spent for two nights (which it was a two night minimum), I would have expected much more than what we got. The owners should be embarrassed about the condition of the room and how it is being presented. The place needs a serious facelift. The only redeeming quality of the place is how close it is to the center of town. One final thing, they might tell you that if you pay in cash or traveler's cheques, you can get a "discount." I opted to pay with a credit card.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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1 Thank PRL P
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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19 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2011

We stayed here rather than choosing the full-fledged local B&B's. It was every bit as nice of a room - quite nicely decorated, with a cathedral ceiling and a great sense of space. The rooms in the "hotel" wing like this one are above a little row of shops, a very quiet spot after hours, and great for a morning walk across the hay fields and down to the river. Antique shops and coffee shops, etc. are just a nice walk 3 minutes away. Price was less than the B&B's too, and registration is casual and friendly, handled in the restaurant.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Long Island, NY
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2011

Needed a place to stay for a night in Kent....rooms were comfortable and clean (cute too).

  • Stayed May 2011
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2 Thank Liz-NYC-27
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North Wales, PA
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45 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2011

The location is the ONLY point that sells this overnight stay. The inn looks that same as it did 8 years ago when I first visited. Antiquated TV, refrigerator, curtains, wallpaper, etc. It's clean, but the inn REALLY needs to be updated. For the price you pay, one would expect more. You can hear conversations through the walls. The folks who run it are nice -- but the inn needs to be updated with new wall coverings, carpet, paint, linoleum. Recommended ONLY for the location to Kent School. Otherwise, look elsewhere.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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2 Thank ResearchRat
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Los angeles, ca
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105 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2009

Bed was as hard as a rock. Bed post was broken tv not working....

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Kent2009
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Shelton, CT
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2008

Wonderful place to stay. The cleanest rooms I think I have ever stayed in. The place was immaculate.
Kent itself is so nice this time of year and the Fife n Drum just added to the wonderful weekend.
The staff was very friendly.
I am not a huge fan of B & B's and this was a great alternative since that area has alot more B & B's then hotels.
The bar and restaurant was also very nice.
Walking distance to some shops and restaurants.
The inn was fully booked, however, did not hear a thing the entire night. So quiet and relaxing. Planning on going back again and again.

  • Liked — The quiet and relaxing atmosphere.
  • Disliked — Nothing.
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled with friends
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4 Thank Kitty65
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Additional Information about Fife 'n Drum Inn

Property: Fife 'n Drum Inn
Address: 53 N Main St, Kent, CT 06757-1515
Region: United States > Connecticut > Kent
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Kent
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rooms newly renovated March 2015. ... more   less 
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Fife `n Drum Hotel Kent

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