I have to go with the majority and say that this Comfort Inn was just fine. I really don't know where the nay-sayers are coming from.
It's not charming or elegant, but you knew that, right? However, the room was spacious, the linen was clean, the bathroom was immaculate and the shower was hot (well, hot enough, anyway) and plentiful.
We paid $112.50 a night (AAA rate) plus tax. By the way, of the various booking agencies that Trip Advisor brought up when checking rates, only Travelocity listed the AAA rate, and they also listed Senior rates.
Two more positives. The free breakfast, though it was just muffins, fruit, and waffles, was acceptable, but the coffee was actually very good -- even approaching excellent. The person manning (actually, womanning :-) ) the breakfast room was very friendly and helpful, especially to the large number of kids who were present. I gave her a tip.
The second positive is that I think I saw signs saying that high-speed internet is free. I didn't use it, so I'm not completely sure; but I think Trip Advisor or Travelocity (I forget which) says you have to pay for internet.
On the negative side, the check-in lady whom we encountered at midnight was rather nasty and the furniture in the room was worn. The furniture thing didn't bother me, but I saw it bothered one reviewer. I didn't find it depressing or shabby or in bad repair; it was just not new. The check-out man in the morning, on the other hand, was just fine.
To summarize, we just wanted a place to stay. We knew we'd be arriving late and leaving early in the morning. If we were going to stay in this beautiful part of Connecticut for a few days, as we've done in the past, and if we had really wanted a base of operations that we'd be returning to often, we might have spent three times the amount for a "pretty" place. But for our needs on this visit, it was just fine, and the price was right.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Quality Inn Old Saybrook (NOW 100% Non Smoking Hotel) is conveniently located off of I-95. The Quality Inn is just minutes from many great attractions including: Essex Steam Train, Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods casino, Mystic, Goodspeed Opera house, Hammonasset beach state park, and downtown Essex. Discover spacious and comfortable accomodations at the Quality Inn Old Saybrook. We are proud to offer well-appointed guestrooms that feature a number of great amenities such as, free wireless high-speed Internet access, expanded cable television channels, premium bath amenities, free local calls, and free 24-hour coffee and tea in our lobby. Start off your day with our free hot, fresh and healthy continental breakfast with eggs, sausage, waffles, and so much more! Relax, unwind and enjoy in our large indoor heated salt water pool. Business travelers can take care of all their needs with access to copy and fax services, lobby business center and our Fitness room. Great location, affordable rates and superior accommodations make the Quality Inn Old Saybrook your top choice in lodging for Old Saybrook hotels. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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