The Deacon Timothy Pratt House is an 18th-century house that is old but not particularly charming. It's smaller than the advertising might lead one to believe, and the spaces, at least on the ground floor, are a little "on top of one another." For instance, the Library room, which is said to be adjacent to the breakfast room, actually has one of its doors opening into that room (it can be latched from the inside), and its other door is not three feet from the front door of the house. Although the house seems generally well kept, it has an air of faint neglect. We were greeted appropriately and professionally, but afterwards saw nobody on the premises but the lady who served breakfast. The breakfast room had a dispenser for both hot and cold water that was available all the time, but the water bottle on it was soon emptied, and it remained empty for over 24 hours--no one bothered to check or replace it, even when some one was there, nor was any replacement bottle visible. Breakfast itself was acceptable, but nothing special. It's true that tastes in coffee are highly individual, but for what it's worth, we thought the coffee was terrible, practically undrinkable. Although we had very explicitly mentioned when making the booking, and upon our arrival, that we are vegetarians, and were told that this had been written down for the kitchen staff, we were nonetheless offered a breakfast plate with meat on it (it was courteously and appropriately replaced after we sent it back). The bathroom was spacious and well appointed, however, and hot water was readily available most of the time (one morning it was just warm). The property has a good location, within about a mile and a half of the Connecticut River and less than half a mile from the business section of Old Saybrook. Overall, though, a night at the Deacon Timothy Pratt is overpriced.
- Also Known As:
- Deacon Timothy Pratt Hotel Old Saybrook
- Deacon Timothy Pratt b&b
- Deacon Timothy Pratt Hotel
- Deacon Timothy Pratt