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“My whole family & I are big fans!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Captain Stannard House Bed and Breakfast Country Inn

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Captain Stannard House Bed and Breakfast Country Inn
Ranked #1 of 6 Westbrook B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
West Caldwell, New Jersey
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57 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“My whole family & I are big fans!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2011

My family rented it out June 2010 & we had a great time. It's a charming inn & each beautiful room has its own personality. The gathering rooms were great for hanging out with family - enjoyed playing pool, doing puzzles & lazing on the couch chatting. My fave part was chilling out in the huge porch in the back. As for the service, Jim, Mary, Helen & their staff are the best! They were very friendly, attentive, helpful - service was personal. The food was to die for! Great breakfasts & yummy afternoon treats! My whole family had a great experience at Captain Stannard & would definitely come back.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 211sear
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Southbury, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2011

Jim and Mary (and their daughter) were friendly and provided great service. They were accomodating to schedule changes (early check in) and seemed to thoroughly enjoy interacting with guests. The food was wonderful and the jigsaw puzzles were perfect for a rainy day. Overall the property was well kept with a beautiful porch and yard. There was water and soda available for guests at any time at no additional expense. The beds were super comfy and the linens smelled fresh and clean. The entire property (room included) was immaculate and you can tell Jim and Mary take pride in their establishment.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TwoBlondes
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Asheville, North Carolina
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2011

I had read carefully through reviews of the Captain Stannard House. Although it is a lovely house, with a glorious back porch, the interior looks as if it were decorated in 1990. When we arrived, there was a note on the door, giving us directions on how to find our room. The door to that room was locked, and upon trying to turn the knob, we discovered that another party was occupying the room we had reserved weeks ahead of time. We all trotted downstairs and the owner told us he had put us in another room, since the other party had decided to extend their stay. Since one selects a particular room off a bed and breakfast website, we were unsettled. Our alternate room was clean, but shabby, as if no real attention had been given to the decor for years and years. It felt more like a motel, and a bit down at the heels one at that. But the bed was comfortable. Westbrook is attractive and we had a great dinner at a restaurant nearby. In the morning, however, we were disappointed with the breakfast. The "first course" was a canned pear with a bit of brown sugar on top and what tasted like store-bought quick bread." The "second course" was a bread pudding type dish with rashers of fatty bacon. I really wanted to eat eggs, and not a 2nd round of carbohydrates in my breakfast. There is a sense of pretension here, without any warmth or sense of decorum, any substance. So it feels like a sham. We went out for a walk at 9:30 am, never dreaming that anyone would enter our room before the check-out time of 11:00am. But upon our return at 10:15, we discovered the bed had been made up, presumably for the next guests? since our room reservation was for one night. We felt very uncomfortable with a violation of privacy. There are too many other bed and breakfasts to choose from to settle for such a place.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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10 Thank mjsjazz
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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2011

What a wonderful place! The rooms were spotlessly clean and each one unique.The full course breakfast was delicious and gave us a great start to our day. Mary and Jim were welcoming and helpful as a great source of information.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Julie2115
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Worthington, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2011

The Captain Stannard House deserves the praise its been given, however. . . . If one suffers from allergies and/or chemical sensitivities the bed and table linens have been washed in strongly perfumed detergent which can interfere with sleep and food. My sister and I shared a room that had windows that were hermetically sealed with coats of paint so there was no access to fresh air. The air conditioner was noisy but effective. Although our bathroom was private it was a short walk down a shared hallway.

The breakfast was as good as one might expect. The owners of the Captain Stannard are kind, considerate, and hospitable and pay careful attention to many details. Lovely people. The location is wonderful and the South Porch is beautiful. The beach is a short walk down the street. There is free WiFi throughout.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank sannefisher
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Nashville, TN
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2011

A nice place to stay during a getaway to the Long Island Sound! Breakfasts were okay, room could have been cleaner, but the owners were kind and provided several amenities. They also were extremely helpful in locating local fare and accommodating our late arrival. Was surprised by an additional charge due to a tax increase after I had booked the room, particularly when I was already paying more for the room than I think it was worth. All that being said, the location and people running the inn would make me consider staying here again.

Of note, lots of stairs to get to rooms, so if any mobility issues, consider an alternative inn.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank sthomps10
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Swansea, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2011

exceptional friendliness and warm, inviting environment. Wonderful breakfasts cooked by our hosts- memorable stay! Will definitely return!!!!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank carolgnp
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Additional Information about Captain Stannard House Bed and Breakfast Country Inn

Property: Captain Stannard House Bed and Breakfast Country Inn
Address: 138 South Main Street, Westbrook, CT 06498
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Region: United States > Connecticut > Westbrook
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Westbrook
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Captain Stannard House Bed and Breakfast Country Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Captain Stannard House, abundant in history, charm and space is located on the Connecticut Shoreline, one block from the beach, in quaint Westbrook. We offer nine beautifully appointed guest rooms with private baths. A delicious, candlelit full breakfast is included in your room rate. We welcome and can easily accommodate large groups of people. Our warm and inviting dining room can seat 35 comfortably. Come, stay awhile. You will have found your home away from home. ... more   less 
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