My husband and I like to stay at B&Bs wherever we travel, so we have a great deal of experience of what to expect at such places. As the title states, the Old Inn was "just alright."
We stayed 2 nights and never met the owners properly - we made educated guesses as to who they were, gradually. A waiter for the restaurant checked us in when we arrived - he took our dinner order that night. Dinner was great, by the way, a lovely candlelit affair. The next morning, we had to figure out the breakfast system because it was buffet style, but the buffet was two rooms away and no one told us for a good 10 minutes as we sat at our table and waited for service. The breakfast was continental style and anything you wanted cooked like toast, eggs, bacon, etc cost extra. Given these factors, I feel the B&B is run more like a hotel than a B&B. That's fine, but don't bill yourself as a B&B then, because you will end up disappointing people who expect warm hospitality and a home-cooked meal each morning. As for our room upstairs, it was fine and what we would expect for its age - some wear and tear, but at least all the plumbing worked.
If we had to choose again, we would have chosen a different B&B for this trip because we wanted the genuine B&B experience. This is a perfectly adequate place to stay with a great restaurant, but it was just not what we expected.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Old Inn on the Green is the centerpiece of the historic and scenic village of New Marlborough. With authentically restored rooms, you'll feel like you've just stepped back in time to the tranquility of the eighteenth century. Our Inn preserves the understated elegance of classic decor, down to the tiny details, like a restaurant that is entirely lit by candle light. Escape with us to a serene and relaxing environment in one of our 11 rooms complete with wifi, a pool, and lounge areas for your enjoyment. Located just outside a broad cultural base, when you stay with us, you are a close to a variety of cultural institutions such as Norman Rockwell Museum, Clark Art Institute, and various natural wonders and trails. Join us for a meal in our cozy and intimate dining room with top quality cuisine by Chef Peter. We also have a newly renovated bar where you can have a drink by the glow of candle light and fireplace. When it's nice outside, dining is open on our canopied garden terrace in the back of the Inn. Your complete satisfaction and relaxation are our top priorities. Our friendly and accommodating staff is here to be sure that your stay is peaceful, and we can be your escape home away from home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Old Inn On The Green Hotel New Marlborough