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“Wonderful overnight get-away!” 5 of 5 stars
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Old Lyme Inn
3.5 of 5 Inn   |   85 Lyme St., Old Lyme, CT 06371   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Old Lyme B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Princeton, Massachusetts
1 review
“Wonderful overnight get-away!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We attended an exhibit at a great local gallery (Fresh Ayer) and decided to stay overnight nearby. We ended up doing the "All That Jazz" package which included dinner and a show at the jazz club at the Inn. Everyone working at the Inn was extremely helpful and accomodating and the room (#3) was very spacious and comfortable. It is a beautiful place to stay. The food was delicious and we had a great time at the jazz club. What a treat! We will be back.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OLIManager, Event Coordinator at Old Lyme Inn, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Dear SafeTravels,

We are so happy to read about your wonderful experience here at the Old Lyme Inn! It sounds like all around, we were able to provide you with a great value for the money you paid to stay with us, and that is definitely a win. Be sure to spread the word to friends and family about your experience, and we hope to host you again soon! Stay tuned to thesidedoorjazzclub.com and the oldlymeinn.com for menu updates, upcoming acts, and more opportunities to seek retreat here with us!

Warm Regards and Happy Traveling,

Elisa
Event Coordinator
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

My wife and I decided to go on a "random walk" to some bed and breakfast near us for our 11th anniversary. We ended up with the "All That Jazz" package at the Old Lyme Inn and were quite pleased. A nice place for a little get-away. The town of Old Lyme is nice and nearby beaches, Old Saybrook and Essex make for great excursions. Dinner at the inn was delicious and vegetarian-friendly. It is conveniently located off I-95 (a little too convenient, perhaps) which made it a breeze to get to (but you can hear road noise). The grounds looked lovely and the staff was very friendly and attentive. We would definitely go back here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We had a great time and lovely stay at the inn. We signed up for the jazz package which included the room, a three course dinner of your choosing, plus house wine and an evening at the side door jazz club on the premises. We were so surprised at the level of musicianship! Fabulous! It was a terrific night spent with friends. Old Lyme is about 2 hours from both NYC and Boston in a perfect New England town ,we loved it.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OLIManager, Manager at Old Lyme Inn, responded to this review, March 17, 2014
Good afternoon!

Thank you for the nice review! The Old Lyme Inn prides itself on providing outstanding service, gourmet cuisine & beautifully appointed accommodations. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back soon for another great show! Feel free to contact me directly prior to your next visit.

Kind regards,

Savannah Hilmer

Marketing Coordinator
Old Lyme Inn
860.434.2600 tel:860.434.2600
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Hartford, Connecticut
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We stopped by the Old Lyme Inn on a snowy Saturday after having visited the Florence Griswold Museum. The area is so beautiful and peaceful. We had lunch in their smaller bar area dining room. The fireplace was lit and the feel was so cozy and inviting. The lunch menu is not large, but there was a little something for everyone. They also offered a very nice wine selection. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. From our window we could see the fire-pit and comfy chairs out front for the warmer weather (we will be back). They also have a nicely done Jazz club in the Inn. We expressed interest in seeing the rest of the Inn, including the newly remodeled rooms and the staff could not have been any more gracious. The whole place is beautiful. We can't wait to return for dinner and jazz and perhaps a stay in one of the rooms.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OLIManager, Manager at Old Lyme Inn, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Good afternooon ChillinChetty!

We are thrilled you had a nice visit with us! The Old Lyme Inn prides itself on providing outstanding service, gourmet cuisine & beautifully appointed accommodations. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Feel free to contact me directly prior to your next visit! Hopefully you can join us for a jazz show!

Kind regards,

Savannah Hilmer

Marketing Coordinator
Old Lyme Inn
860.434.2600 tel:860.434.2600
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Cambridge, Canada
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We arrived in a blizzard, were welcomed, had a great dinner with wine and great room. Very relaxed atmosphere. There was a jazz event in the bar but we retired early. The room was upgraded with very nice amenities.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NYC
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

The food is imaginative and well presented. The waitstaff is attentive and hip. We've eaten in the
bar and the small dining room usually spur of the moment and have never been disappointed. The new outdoor fireplace and drinks area in front of the Inn adds so much to the atmosphere, especially at night. Very gracious and charming but not stuffy.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We have been having family reunions in Old Lyme for years, mostly based at the Old Lyme Inn. 2013 was a great surprise. The inn, while maintaining its traditional charm, has been completely and tastefully redone. Bedrooms, public rooms, restaurant and the new jazz club are excellent. The only downside is lack of breakfast but there is a good cafe nearby.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Old Lyme Inn

Address: 85 Lyme St., Old Lyme, CT 06371
Location: United States > Connecticut > Old Lyme
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Old Lyme
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Old Lyme Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Old Lyme Inn, fully renovated in 2012, offers a quaint yet modern, New England experience in the heart of historic Old Lyme, CT. All of our guest rooms offer unique touches that afford our visitors with the utmost in comfort and relaxation; including gas fireplaces, fresh baths, and luxurious bedding. The Old Lyme Inn’s restaurant and bar is a meeting place for visitors and locals alike. Sample our ever-changing cocktail and wine list, while dining on some of the most unique comfort food available in the area. Opening in early 2013, guests can while away the evenings listening to acclaimed jazz musicians in our intimate Jazz Club.Join us today to experience a new take on an old favorite. ... more   less 
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