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Simsbury 1820 House
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   731 Hopmeadow St, Simsbury, CT 06070   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Simsbury
Gales Ferry, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Pleasant stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

I would recommend staying here but be aware of a few things. It is very pretty, the staff is very nice and helpful, but it does need some updating. The wallpaper was peeling in our room, the rug was slightly dirty and worn, and the bed was rather hard. More importantly though were the positive things such as the lovely people, nice continental breakfast, and beautiful setting. I would stay there again.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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England
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

The house is very characterful. The rooms are comfortable and clean with huge comfy beds (4 posters available) and all conveniences. The breakfast was very good and staff were helpful and pleasant throughout our stay, recommending a restaurant and providing a shuttle for our evening out.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Ledyard, CT
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Just returned from a one night stay at this beautiful bed and breakfast. We stayed in a beautiful room on the third floor with a king bed and huge bath. Staff were extremely helpful, breakfast was good and location is gorgeous. I would highly recommend staying here!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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washington, dc
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Okay, so the place is a little bit run down, but it's certainly livable, and still very charming. The location is relatively quiet, with great places to eat right across the street, and the people who checked us in (we stayed on the third floor) were very friendly and welcoming.

My partner actually lost her wallet at the inn - it fell under our bed - and we didn't realize it until we were more than half-way home to Washington, D.C. We got a call from the inn keeper, who immediately put my partner's wallet into the mail, and sent it certified, over-night.

They could not have been nicer or more helpful. The breakfast the next morning was very minimal, but the room itself was very sweet, comfortable and charming.

Room Tip: Room #302 had a beautiful view out to the trees and front yard.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Raymond, Maine
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

We had the unfortunate experience of staying here. We had not planned on staying over in CT, but our business could not be completed until the following day. Upon several recommendations by local residents we chose this Inn. Our call for availability was at 5pm and we were offered their "best rate" which included a continental bkfst and complimentary WI-FI (which we needed for work). We arrived at 8:30pm to check in and were informed that their internet service was not working and hadn't been working since the day before. Our room (which must have been the same one as reviewer GoMidd) was on the top floor, aka attic. The walls had water damage in the hallway and bedroom/bath, paint & wallpaper pealing, comforter cover was torn in several places, pillow case stained, worn/stained carpeting. The eaves were so low in the hallway and bathroom that we had to bend sideways and duck down to navigate (I'm 5'11, husband's 6'2"). Several bumped heads getting to toilet during the night. Upon rising it was obvious there were only a couple other rooms rented. I made the trip down to the basement level where the continental bkfst was set-up. Using the Inn's very small cups, I made 3 trips up/down with coffee. This was all we had of the continental bkst included in our room rate. Upon checking out, the Inn Keeper didn't ask "how was everything", but instead asked "are you the one who took all my coffee?" Needless to say, we found the Inn to be tired and neglected with an Inn Keeper more concerned about her coffee consumption then the experience for her guests-2 of which she need not worry about in the future!

Room Tip: Rooms at any other Inn/Hotel near by.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Doha, Qatar
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Slept great on their soft beds. Bath was ok, shower should be upgraded. Room decor was lovely. Breakfast was good, but only cold food. Loved being in walking distance of good restuarants.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Simsbury, Connecticut
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Can see that it was once charming but rotting wood - leaks inside - mold - make it a once and not a current choice. Breakfast was not even up to a chain motel - just cold cereal and old muffins.
No coffee out during day - service is there but not set up and running.
Had third floor walk up which is ok til you go to breakfast then 5 floor walk up. Said it had a pool but No it is at another property several lies down the road - and oh sorry but the pool there is broken. Exercise room the same story.
Room was nicer than expected as to 4 poster bed but other reviews are right when they say the mattresses have had it - the ceiling hits your head etc. Unfortunately Simsbury has few other choices. Simsbury Inn is much much nicer but pricey. And that's it.

Room Tip: Not third floor walk up
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 731 Hopmeadow St, Simsbury, CT 06070
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Location: United States > Connecticut > Simsbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Simsbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Simsbury 1820 House 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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