First, let me start by saying that we are incredibly picky travelers. And in all of our travels, we have never felt the need to post any reviews about our hotels, good or bad. But Fourteen Lincoln is such an incredible, undiscovered gem that we just had to share our experience. It all started when we were cheerfully welcomed by Susan, the owner, who was waiting for us on the porch outside and who immediately made us feel at home. And oh what a home it is. The website photos do not begin to capture its elegance or its understated opulence. We did not expect the impressively high ceilings, the beautiful artwork, or the elegant furnishings, and when we walked in we just stood there staring, taking it all in. Our room, Starry Night's Suite, totally surpassed our expectations. Not only because of how beautifully furnished it was (we couldn't help but take photos), but also because of Susan's painstaking attention to every possible detail...bathrobes hanging in the closet, crisp white sheets, down pillows and yes, even chocolates and a wine list by the bed. Most importantly, it was absolutely meticulous. The big jacuzzi tub in the bathroom literally sparkled, and there were fluffy white towels and complimentary toiletries that made us feel more like we were at an upscale hotel than at a B&B. The king-size bed was incredibly comfortable, and our sleep was only interrupted by the smell of bacon and Susan's delicious quiche wafting into our bedroom in the morning. Just when we thought it couldn't get any better, it did. Breakfast was absolutely delicious, accompanied by fresh fruit, homemade cornbread and orange juice. All served by Susan, who exuded such warmth and hospitality that made it so hard for us to leave.
Thank you, thank you, thank you Fourteen Lincoln for a wonderful weekend...we will definitely return again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fourteen Lincoln Street is nestled on the southeastern Connecticut shore. This elegant Inn is located in the coastal village of Niantic. Fourteen Lincoln Street began life as a congregational church in 1879. The structure was restored to its former glory and underwent dramatic changes with an eye towards soft spoken luxury. ... more less