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Inn at Stonington
Ranked #1 of 3 Stonington B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Pleasant and relaxing, but....”
Reviewed 3 February 2006

We stayed over on a cold Saturday night in the very off-season with little traffic or pedestrians. The staff was very friendly, warm and accomodating. The decor was relaxing and inviting with the smell of fresh baking bread. We watched the sunset over the harbor from the comfy third floor common room, and then joined the other guests in the lower common area for wine and cheese which was very tasty. We borrowed a video from their rather limited library and went to the room ("town side", street level) and read for awhile. I went upstairs to the guest computer and checked my emails, and then wandered down to the breakfast area, helped myself to some granola and staff provided me with a glass of milk to go with it.

About ten o'clock we turned in, the occassional car was not disturbing with the heavy blinds drawn, and fell asleep. At eleven o'clock we were awoken by someone rolling a cart over the cobblestones outside our window, then banging their way through the front door and clomping to the supply closet near our door. Then chit-chat, chit-chat, chit-chat, finally clomping away. Then trying to fall asleep again...people on the sidewalk outside our window talking!! They go away and sleep finally comes at midnight, uninterupted.

So, DON'T get a "town side" room or any room on the first floor if you are a light sleeper. The coffee and fresh cranberry bread in the morning was super, and other cereals and yogurt was available. We stayed as long as we could just enjoying the third floor common room and regretfully left. Our only other disappointments were the scratchy towels and toilet paper. It was an overall 95% enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed January 2006
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Reviewed 13 December 2005

We visited the Inn at Stonington for an anniversary weekend, and we found pros and cons to this much-hyped inn.

Pros:

Room was beautiful, large, lushly furnished.

Beautiful gas fireplace in room.

Extremely comfortable bed with great pillows and very soft sheets; down comforter was twin sized, not king-sized (folded the wrong way at foot of bed).

A large assortment of books and refrigerator (empty)in room.

Cons:

Thin, scratchy towels. Would expect plush ones at an inn of this caliber/price point.

Very stingy with toiletries; for example, we opened a bar of soap one day, found the same one in the room the next day, no new bar left.

Very sparse continental breakfast (instant oatmeal, cold cereal, packaged pastries).

Wine and cheese in afternoon - cheese looked like it had been taken out of supermarket cellophane moments before. Again, not what you'd expect from this level of inn.

Although we arrived at the tail end of a blizzard, steps and sidewalks and parking areas were not shoveled and salted. Just walking from the parking lot to the inn was perilous.

Jacuzzi in room was shallow and only accommodated one person.

Harbor view was largely obstructed by restaurant behind hotel.

Despite advertisement of holiday gift wrapping special (where you could wrap gifts by the fire), innkeeper looked very suprised when we asked for wrapping supplies and said that we had to reserve that package (although website said that the supplies would be available every evening).

Town of Stonington is lovely but VERY small - one real street.

All in all, for $225 a night, I'd choose another hotel next time, but, mostly due to the very comfortable room, we enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed December 2005
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Reviewed 14 October 2004

We stayed at this superb Inn for 4 nights during September 2004. We had a fantastic room, which was large even by American standards, in the anex - built to a very high standard in 2003. Beatifully furnished with a fantastic bathroom. The staff are extremely friendly and very helpful. Stonington is very pretty but quiet and peaceful. Lots of places to visit within easy driving distance. The local restaurants are very good and reasonably priced.

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Property: Inn at Stonington
Address: 60 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378-1423
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Region: United States > Connecticut > Stonington
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Stonington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Inn at Stonington 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inn at Stonington is a Stonington Connecticut Bed & Breakfast located directly on the waterfront in the heart of Stonington Borough. Since opening, the Inn has been featured as 'Travel and Leisures' Inn of the Month and has also appeared in 'Coastal Living,''New York Times,''Boston Globe,''New York Magazine,''Boston Magazine,' and 'Delta Sky.' Untouched by commercialism, this charming village is one of the few surviving New England seaside towns that has retained much of its 17th and 18th century flavor. Classic examples of Colonial, Greek Revival and Federal architecture can be enjoyed on a stroll down any of its quiet, tree-lined streets. During your stay with us, be sure to take in "The Borough's" variety of restaurants, antique and gift shops, and galleries - all within walking distance from our beautiful Stonington Connecticut Inn. ... more   less 
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