Saybrook Point Inn & Spa
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Welcome to my blog that will be all about my trip to Italy in March 2014!
I will be traveling to the following cities:
- Fl orence
- Nettuno li>
Hope you all keep track with my planning my trip and also look forward to photos while I'm on my journey! ...
... return. I'm overdo for a change of scenery, I'm well deserving of happiness again which I need to keep reminding myself. I'll put in on my bucket list to seek that whole happiness thing in England. Directly after "try the apple crisp in a pub" and after "Streak past an English guard (colloquially called "Busbys") without being tazed).
May the force be with me. It's a great season for Fuji Apples by the way.
The deadline for our inspections to be completed was early Monday morning and since there were fewer of us at the end, we were working fast to finish up. But we all finished in the nick of time.
About 1 week before work ended I sent for my granddaughter, Bel. Bel is being home schooled this year so it seemed like something good. Bel could help out a little, do her school work when I'd be working and then we ...
... as we had to see Yale. We arrived there and fed the parking meter for 1 hr. Unfortunately it was a 10 min walk to the start of Yale so we only saw the library that jess told us to see and other buildings on our walk. It was stunning architecture and I loved the feel of the university campus. Had to walk quickly back to the car, and luckily wasn't booked. We were only 5 mins late. Continued on the interstate to Essex, Connecticut. It wasn't that far, ...
... got some apple cider before meeting up again with my Natasha and my aunt and going on a hay ride, yep a hay ride round a farm. 'Twas rather fun!
Pumpkin picking done we went back to my aunts and chilled out till dinner, where there was peach pie! Natasha had to drive back home after so me and my aunt just lazed about watching tv and chatting, all in all it was a lovely family day :)
I was up early to head back to NYC ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Saybrook Point Inn & Spa Old Saybrook
Here is an excerpt from a letter I wrote to this place - I didn't get a response from them, which only compounded my overall annoyance at having shelled out 650 big ones for 2 days in a zoo.
Not going back
Bleach odor on linens was overwhelming. Wife and I simply couldn't sleep it was so brutal. Air conditioning couldn't cool the room. Discovered why when I opened a door that I thought was access to an ironing board: It was the filter for the a.c. and it was so caked in dust and dirt that there was no way the a.c. could function. Obviously hadn't been changed in eons.
We recently had our wedding ceremony at the Saybrook Point Inn and I'm happy to share my experiences with you, seeing that we had so many rooms booked and enjoyed our reception in their banquet hall and outside terrace.
Very Mediocre Hotel! No 5 star rating here!!
I write "ok" because the food is good at the restaurant. However the front desk staff...in particular the manager, was rude and basically she could of cared less about assuring us a pleasant stay. While they ask high prices for rooms and food, the pool has dead bugs stuck to the side of the building AND stuck to the lounge chairs...I mean 1,000's of dead bugs. I've been here 2 times this summer...the bugs are still stuck to the chairs!! The marina has loud drunks partying till all hours of the night. If you have a river view, keep the doors shut and the air on so you don't hear them, especially on the weekend. A disappointing experience!
Stayed here for a weekend for our anniversary. The best thing about this hotel are the views from the waterfront rooms, dinner in the hotel's restaurant (amazing!) and the spa. Our room was spacious (it was one of the more deluxe rooms), clean and nicely decorated, but certainly nothing spectacular. The bathroom was large and clean as well. However, the mattress was probably the most uncomfortable mattress we have ever slept on. Neither one of us slept well the entire time we were there, and at one point my husband was so uncomfortable on the bed that he ended up trying the floor! We made a point to mention this upon checking out, and the woman at the front desk basically brushed us off and said she would make a note of it. We never saw her make any kind of notation at all! There was no apology or any kind of offer to compensate us for our miserable nights sleep. This really turned us off. We would have rated this hotel much higher had the bed been more comfortable, and the staff been more attentive to our needs. Otherwise this is a nice place to stay if you are planning on taking advantage of the spa and eating dinner in the inn's restaurant.
I stayed here in August 2004- the service was excellent, the room was spacious (though a little worn from age), the view on the water was spectacular. However, as I was watching TV from one of the 2 double beds in my room, my skin started getting splotchy- it was from bedbugs. I took a shower and switched to the other bed...same result. I had to sleep on the couch the entire night. So, not the best visit but everything else was ok.
Great hotel, good service, very nice room, terrific new england setting. Sunday brunch is great!
We spent the Fourth of July weekend at this inn and it was a mixed experience. The hotel is very nice, the staff was friendly and helpful and the food was very good. Now for the bad news, the bed was sagging and very uncomfortable, the air conditioner may a lot of noise, the ceiling fan shook so much we turned it off for fear it would come down. And the jacuzzi did not work. This was not what we expected for the price we paid for a small suite. And to top it off, when I sent a detailed review to the hotel, they never responded. I don't understand why the people running the inn are not as concerned about of the condition of the rooms as they are of the common areas. Maybe now they will get the message.
Loved the Saybrook Point Inn & Spa
I just spent the weekend at the Saybrook Inn with
my sister and daughter. We had a wonderful time.
The staff is very pleasant and helpful. Their low key approach is very relaxing and their warm smiles make you feel very welcome.
I love the decor of the hotel and the rooms. It is so nice that you use real furniture instead of the usual sterile hotel furnishings.
We dined at the Terra Mar Grill. Dinner was
fabulous. The soft shell crab appetizer was exceptional. We also very much enjoyed your
Sunday brunch. You folks do a top notch job.
We had visited you a couple years ago and intend
to come back again.
I recommend you to all my friends.
The Spa services were also very enjoyable.
What a charming place...stayed there for one night after the holidays with my friends. We had a huge 1-bedroom suite that had a nice view of the water, and a huge spa tub...it was great. Rooms are very nicely decorated with a homey feel. Had two spa treatments, which were heaven.
The pool and workout facility is very nice as well. Would love to come back in the summer when it is warmer. The restaurant is excellent and the bar atmosphere equally as nice. Overall would recommend this to all folks...rooms were a bit pricey, but I take into consideration that it was the holidays. If you don't want to eat at the hotel, you can go across the street to a cute little local restaurant that has a nice menu and a bit less formal than the hotel restaurant. Would go back again....