I recently stayed at the Roger Sherman Inn, along with several members of my family, which means I had an opportunity to see multiple rooms. If you want true New England charm, go for the main house, which was built in the 1700's. DO take your earplugs and sleeping pills, though, as live entertainment goes all night and the sound carries upstairs. The carriage house/garage also has noise issues...I heard the inner mechanicals of the building humming on and off as well as the sound of other guests coming and going. Mattresses are firm. I find that to be a plus, but my sister called her bed an "Alcatraz cot". I found all the rooms to be attractively decorated and impeccably clean, which are big pluses. And the Inn sits on a scenic parcel of land conveniently located within walking distance of the town. The complimentary breakfast is quite nice.The staff, is very pleasant. The bar and restaurant are very welcoming. However, if you want a wake-up call, then bring a travel clock or a programmable cell phone because there are NO clocks in the rooms and the front desk is vacant from 9pm until 8am. Don't plan on reading in bed...there are not many lamps in the rooms and the ones that are present do not boast much wattage. Some rooms do not have full-length mirrors. If you have trouble with the access code to the building after hours, I'm not really sure what you do.... Would I stay there again? I guess so, since options are limited in New Canaan and it IS clean, charming, and conveniently located. Can I give them a glowing review? Not really, with the long-ish list of details that were not well-thought-out. So if you are looking for cleanliness, convenience, and charm---your needs will be met. If you are looking to be pampered and have a really special experience---might not happen.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This historical landmark in New Canaan, CT has been established as an Inn since 1925; the Inn was named after Roger Sherman whose niece, Martha Sherman, lived in the house from 1783 until 1806. Roger Sherman, a lawyer and delegate from Connecticut to the Continental Congress, had the distinction of being the only person to sign all four of these historical American documents: The Association, &c (1774), Declaration of Independence (1776), Articles of Confederation (1777), & The Constitution of the United States. In 2008, award-winning restaurateurs Nes & Joseph Jaffre became the owners of this elegant establishment and have transformed both the inside and the outside of the Inn. Recent renovations in 2012/2013 have given this historical landmark a modern, romantic feel while preserving the antique nature of the building. Come join us whether it's for a weekend getaway, cocktails at the bar, dining on our wrap around patio, an anniversary dinner, or a private party from 8 people to 180 people; our venue is perfect for all occasions! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Roger Sherman Hotel New Canaan