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By The Sea Inn and Spa

107 Montowese St, Branford, CT 06405
By The Sea Inn and Spa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New Haven, Connecticut
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

Disappointed that so many long time staff have left, but feel that for me the ambience of the building & the familiarity of the drive from New Haven are preventing me from following my regular aesthetician to Guilford, which is a bit too far & inconvenient for me. My only complaint is that despite interior renovations a couple of years... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I have been patronizing By The Sea since they were on Howard Ave. I have always received great service!. I went tonight for a deep tissue massage. I can't say enough. i am a hairstylist for the past 38 years and I know the difference between a great massage and a good one and Heather was absolutely amazing!!! The spa... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I received a gift card for a massage and a pedicure. I made my appointment for 1:30pm. I arrived at the salon at 1:25 and checked in. They asked me to wait in the lounge and someone would be with me shortly. It was 1:55 when I went to the desk asking what the hold up was, the manager said... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

I haven't stayed in the Inn (no need as I live in Branford), but have loved the Spa for many years. I recently scheduled a last minute appointment through their new online booking system at a discount. I was running late and called to see if I could still come and only get 60 minutes instead of the originally scheduled... More 

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

I received a gift certificate as a gift long ago, I lost the certificate in my home until recently. My daughter wanted to go with me to a spa and I remembered this certificate. When I arrived I was told it was not any good but I asked for them to please appeal to the owners as it was worth... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

I purchased a spa package for my wife and her friend for mothers day. The spa communicated very strict rules about punctuality and losing your time if you are late. My wife and friend were 15 minutes early for the appointment but they did not get started until 20 minutes late. The place is out dated for sure. Treatments were... More 

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Roslindale, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

First of all, the people running the place are really nice - the innkeeper, the manager, the receptionist and the spa folk. Secondly, the room was comfy, quiet and basically a great place to get some sleep, which was all we required. Nice setup for something to munch in the morning. I waited while my partner was getting their manicure/pedicure,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Along the Connecticut shore, Branford's central location makes this the ideal place to stay for a mini vacation. Minutes from New Haven and directly off Interstate 95, you'll find Branford to be a convenient and fun place to stay while visiting the Connecticut seashore. Branford is located in the Southern part of Connecticut, only about 10 minutes from New Haven,... More 

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Bronx, New York
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7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

The inn and spa in this little town is great for a very low key weekend. The inn itself is a little dated and the accomodations are similar to staying over at a family members house (nice and clean but nothing special) We stayed in the largest room ( I believe the Anne?). We brought our own wine and enjoyed... More 

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

I go here just about every 4-6 weeks for a massage and facial. The place is definitely outdated but the technicians and line of products are excellent. The services are reasonably priced and the staff is always friendly. I don't think I would recommend staying here overnight but for spa services I do love it. It located about 5-10 minute... More 

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