Saybrook Point Inn & Spa
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... all headed out to the dining hall to eat and also get to know some of the team and also the staff. The dining room was as I expected typical round tables and orange chairs. Just like out of a film. Day 2 was pretty awesome as well after not really sleeping well I was kinda still catching up on the sleep from the night before. So waking up and chilling for a few minutes, we had to go and make the day of activity with the high ropes and learning all about trust ...
Pacific North West
The Pacific North West exhibit recreates the rocky shores of the Pribilof Islands and North American coast. It is home to Spanky, the Harbor seal, several Steller sea lions, Northern Fur Seal. Sadie enjoyed the various noises of the seals and sea lions!
... SANCCOB (South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds), our
staff help to rehabilitate abandoned African penguin chicks, oiled birds, and work on programs such as the Chick Bolstering Project.
We thought Sadie was going to jump into the water which she loves.
We start with the aviary which houses hundreds of colorful Budgies, Cockatiels, Regent and Superb Parrots, Ricky the Eclectus Parrot and ... a Kookabura! Once inside the exhibit, where the friendly birds sing and fly freely, all we had to do was simply hold the food stick in the air and watch them swoop down to perch on our arms, our heads, shoulders and eat right out of our hands! Sadie was so enchanted by the birds, she tried to catch ...
... connecticut river, the sights of the marina, the last stop with the opera were almost enchanting. The waiters had to be dextrous not only in knowing the food but also in balancing those heavy dishes with the swing of the steam train. The journey was made even more interesting by the regular doses of history given by the conductor. The clutter of the train, the crockery , the dining setting, the scenery outside made this experience almost to be done ...
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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....