One of the most charming and down-to-earth seaside resorts I have ever stayed at. Located just twenty minutes away by car from New London, Saybrook Point Inn and Spa offers beautiful, scenic views of of the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound. A perfect getaway for the weekend away from Boston or New York City as well as a prime location for a wedding or family reunion, the resort and spa is also less than thirty minutes away from Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods, offering an exceptional alternative to relax the weekend away with the close proximity of the arenas and casinos. Old Saybrook itself is a quaint, historic town rich in history. Did you know, for example, that Yale’s original college campus was in what is now Old Saybrook, and the town was the former home of one of Hollywood’s greatest, Katharine Hepburn? There is a cultural arts center affectionately named ‘The Kate’ in her honor less than two miles from the Inn.
The details and amenities throughout are exquisite. The Inn includes several different types of accommodations including the Main Inn, two guesthouses, the Lighthouse Suite located on the marina, and vacation and long term rentals. Their villas are available for you to enjoy year-round on a weekly and monthly basis or even longer. The two historic guesthouses, Tall Tales and Three Stories, located just steps away and opposite from the Main Inn, allowing for ample privacy. The houses feature living spaces such as common room areas, game rooms, and roof-top fire pits that are perfect for mingling with fellow guests, enjoying a late night snack or early breakfast.
When my husband and I came to visit this past weekend, we stayed in Tall Tales in the Maria Stanford room. Stanford, a Saybrook local, was a teacher who was one of the first women to reach the rank of college professor. The room was so cozy, cheerful and elegantly appointed with traditional New England-style furniture as well as gorgeous simply stated window treatments. The bathrooms feature heated floors and a luxurious walk in shower. In the bedroom is a sitting area, a flat screen television, refrigerator, Dean and DeLuca snacks, bathrobes, and mini chocolates on your end table. Outside is a spacious deck that will allow you to witness a breathtaking sunrise over the marina each morning. In the common room is a chess and checker set, a professional size pool table, and a flat screen television where we watched the World Series while playing pool. If you happen to be playing pool in the middle of the night, you would not disturb your neighbors as there is separation panel between the walls that eliminates noise. In the morning, come down to the common room and enjoy freshly baked muffins, scones, coffee, tea and fresh fruit.
Below you will a selection of photos of the interior of Tall Tales and Three Stories.
In the Main Inn, you will discover their luxurious Sanno Spa. During my stay, I received a 50 minute Swedish massage. I was very impressed with what the spa offered. The waiting room was spacious and comfortable and included complimentary water, hot tea, and light snacks. Wine and champagne were available to purchase. My experience was top notch; I never felt hurried at any point. Many guests and visitors were there that day enjoying a spa treatment. Close to the spa is their indoor and outdoor heated pool. Their outdoor pool is open year round and is consistently heated to 80 degrees. The pool area also features a sauna, steam room, as well as a changing area, lockers, and showers. My husband and I took a swim in the pool and relaxed in the therapeutic whirlpool.
Saybrook Point Inn also has a health club that includes a fitness center open from 5am-10pm and a variety of fitness classes including Aqua Works, Indoor Spin, Yoga, Tai Chi, and Shape & Sculpt. Classes are $19 each. I must rave particularly about the staff at Saybrook Point. Everyone we met and spoke to was professional, genuine, and informative. That is very rare in any establishment nowadays. I know you will be well taken care of when you come to visit. Saybrook Point Inn & Spa is also a fabulous destination for a holiday retreat. Please visit their website to learn about their Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve weekend packages.
Below are scenic shots as well some photographic insight into the history of Old Saybrook, CT.
A very special, eco-friendly detail I would like to note is the Inn’s partnership with Clean the World. Every hotel in the world should be apart of this movement. Clean the World collects and recycles partially soap and shampoos, sanitizes them, and distributes them to areas in need. Did you know that, according to UNICEF, about 9,000 children under the age of 5 die everyday because of infectious syndromes such as sepsis, acute respiratory infection, neonatal tetanus, and diarrhea? Just a bar of soap can help save lives.
For more information on the town of Old Saybrook, please click here for Points of Interest.
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