So, the Inn is actually part of the Marriott Residence Inn complex and pretty much is in the parking lot. Not a great sign as we drove up, but overall it was pretty positive.
The man who was working check-in was a little impatient and rude, especially after we pointed out that he hadn't quoted us the appropriate discount rate for the wedding we were attending. But he did explain all the Marriott facilities we had access to (pool, vending, breakfast & coffee) so that was good.
The room itself was adorable - old fashioned and definitely designed for romantic couples time with a fireplace & jacuzzi tub. The bed was fine & the room seemed clean, although it had a different feeling than the antiseptic clean of normal hotels. I think there are 6 or 8 rooms in the place and a common room with another fireplace (and wine & cheese nightly). Everyone staying there on this particular weekend are old friends, so it was almost like being in the dorm together again but I wonder if it might be a little too close & cozy if it was full of strangers.
Like you'd expect with a historic property, there were some glitches - like a huge gap between my room door and the floorboards & the front door swelling up with rain making it hard to open or shut firmly and very little bathroom counter space. The A/C was a little overbearing, but then again thank god there's A/C in a 300 year old building.
One weird & annoying thing is that they didn't have any kind of Do Not Disturb sign so the housekeeper loudly and insistently woke me up after a long cross-country flight.
Definitely a super cute option if you want to go for the full on old-school New England feel.
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