I took my boyfriend here over Valentine's Day weekend. I first chose the place because of its close proximity to the casinos. We pulled into the driveway late at night and we weren't sure if it was the right place because it looked like we pulled into someone's private home or church. However, as soon as we walked in, we were very pleased to see it was indeed the B&B we had our reservation at.
The sidedoor opens into a cozy and inviting living room area with a fireplace. As Cheryl, the wonderful chef and innkeeper showed us to our room, we walked past the main chapel area which had been converted to the dining/tea area. It was so beautiful, with its high ceilings and tasteful furniture and art pieces.
We stayed in the Three Angels Suite. The room was intimate, had very warm lighting and I loved the little touches. There were handmade chocolates on the bed, coupon books for local businesses, and a little journal filled with praises of the place from people that had stayed in the room previously.
The bathroom and jacuzzi tub are clean and modern (and comes with very nice amenities), the bed was comfortable, and the place was quiet to our surprise - we were certain we'd hear people walk in/out of their rooms to go to the casino, but we didn't hear a peep. My boyfriend loved the place so much (his first time at a B&B) that we ended up going to the casino and then coming right back b/c we knew we'd enjoy our time at the inn more.
We woke up late and Cheryl still had food left over for us, despite the fact that brunch time was nearly over. We were sad that we didn't get to eat with the other people staying in the inn, but we had a quiet breakfast together alone in the main chapel area, which was just as good. We leisurely read all the newspapers they provided for us and ate one of the best breakfasts I've had in a long time (fresh fruit salad, omelette with our choices of toppings, crumb/coffee cake, fresh rolls and fresh oj).
Cheryl gave us a little bottle of champagne as a parting gift. I wish I could've written in the journal how great our stay was, but I didn't have a chance to. I can say this was the best Valentine's day I've ever had.
- 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