Mostly the West Lane Inn was very good. Reservations were handled efficiently, and check in was easy. The room was as advertised on the website; it was cheerful, well furnished and exceptionally clean. This was the main thing I was interested in.
I want to mention a couple of shortcomings that would have our
stay more pleasant. First, for the room rate was, there should
have been a basket of upscale cosmetics. All we got was two
bars of Neutragena Soap. Fortunately I had packed and emergency bottle of shampoo. Secondly the complimentary
Continental breakfast was kind of parsimonius. What was
served was doled out by the kitchen staff, It was kind of sparse,
and no seconds were offered. We had to ask for refills on coffee.
Third, a small quibble. When I booked rooms by phone for my
wife and me and for the Best Man and his fiance, I stated that I
was father of the groom. Since most, if not all of the guests had
booked as part of a wedding at the adjacent Bernard's Restaurant, I thought a simple "I hope you enjoy the wedding"
would have nice. This was missing, as was "congratulations
on your son's marriage." Except for these shortcomings, especially the first two, I would have rated the West Lane Inn
excellent rather than just above average.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The West Lane Inn, built in 1849, combines the charm of an intimate country inn with the conveniences found in a large hotel. The inn is situated in the historic district about 1/2 mile to downtown Ridgefield. The town of Ridgefield is quaint, scenic and alive with cultural and historical sights. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- West Lane Hotel Ridgefield