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Captain Stannard House Bed and Breakfast Country Inn
3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   138 South Main Street, Westbrook, CT 06498   |  
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Complimentary bottle of wine
Ranked #2 of 6 Westbrook B&B and Inns
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“A most enjoyable experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

My husband and I stayed at this charming B&B for two nights in October, and were well-pleased with our experience. We enjoyed the hospitality of Jim, his wife Mary, and their extremely helpful assistant Kelly. The breakfasts, served at nine A.M. each morning, were beautifully presented and quite good. And each afternoon we found a small, baked treat on the dresser in our room----so good, that I requested and was given the recipe for their "Delicious Rhubarb Bites." One evening, we had fun shooting pool in the homey "great room," where we later chatted with Jim and Mary, and other friendly guests. We had dinner at two restaurants recommended by Jim: Lenny and Joe's for seafood, and Al Forno for Italian. Each meal was very good, and both restaurants were for the casual diner, just as we prefer when traveling.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Richmond, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

A very lovely and quaint B&B, with delightfully friendly and warm hosts Mary and Jim, and staff Kelley. . Little baked treats on our dresser each evening, delicious and unique breakfasts each morning. Very easy access to SE CT attractions, good restaurants nearby and cozy rooms. Met many nice people staying there--lends itself to conversation. Highly recommend.
Sandy and Laurel Rosenberg, Richmond, VA

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

We just had a wedding rehearsal dinner and party, and housed many guests, at the Captain Stannard. I cannot say enough about the kindness and efficiency of the Inn. It was a bit hectic (our fault, not theirs) but they managed to cheerfully stay on top of the entire affair. The common rooms are very comfortable and, our guests reported that the guest rooms were also very good.

Room Tip: I think that the rooms are very individual (as they usually are in this kind of inn) so it would be...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

My husband and I were very disapointed with our stay ,yes the bed is comfortable and the room was clean and neat and there were (2) cookies waiting for us , however I can't understand how everyone keeps braging about the breakfast (apparently they never stayed at a B & B before we have been to over 10 of them ) they served what they wanted to serve at 9:00 am , We had the same fruit each day with slices of pound cake ,one day we had an egg quiche which was ok and I will say the french toast was good.(small but good) . There was no other fruit, muffins, cerceal, yogurt etc . Mary and Jim were pleasant when you saw them. Both nights we never came across then at all . The most disapointing thing about this Inn is that there are no amendies. No cookies in a jar, late night coffee (there was hot water for tea an coco) no afternoon cordials no complimentary glasses of wine and cheese. No snacks except pop corn.( Good thing we stopped and picked up some things during the day.) Yes the Inn is close to other towns and the casinos and the Cafe Routiers restaurant but there are other Inns near by that offer more for less . Check them out before you go here and compare .Take if from someone who stays out B & B 's a lot.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

My boyfriend & I visited in mid-October which is a lovely time of year in CT. Very nice B&B with lovely hosts.....breakfast was wonderful (in a beautiful room :) and the rooms were clean, comfortable & well appointed. Will definitely make a return visit when contemplating a quick weekend getaway.

Room Tip: Stayed in the "Nutmegger" toward the back of the house ~ nice room ~ but all seemed equall...
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

The Inn is very comfortable, with a gorgeous porch and a living room full of games, including a pool table. It's minutes away from Essex and Old Saybrook, with the excellent Cafe Routiers less than a mike away. The area has good biking, kayaking, beaches and scenery, but is less than 90 minutes from NYC,

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Rockland, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

We stayed at the Capt Stannard House over the 2012 Memorial day week end. The room was fresh and clean with fresh baked/warm cookies there upon our arrival. Jim and Mary were wonderful as they provided plently of insight to the house and surrounding area as well as space to enjoy the openness of their wonderful home. The back porch is awesome with their resident robin flying in to entertain as we shared a bottle of wine relaxing.. Breakfast was a treat w/ all the attention to detail you could want. I would recommend this as a must stay to those that enjoy a warm and spacious setting w/ just the right touch of kindness.

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  • Stayed May 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Captain Stannard House Bed and Breakfast Country Inn

Address: 138 South Main Street, Westbrook, CT 06498
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Location: United States > Connecticut > Westbrook
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Westbrook
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Captain Stannard House Bed and Breakfast Country Inn 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Captain Stannard House, abundant in history, charm and space is located on the Connecticut Shoreline, one block from the beach, in quaint Westbrook. We offer nine beautifully appointed guest rooms with private baths. A delicious, candlelit full breakfast is included in your room rate. We welcome and can easily accommodate large groups of people. Our warm and inviting dining room can seat 35 comfortably. Come, stay awhile. You will have found your home away from home. ... more   less 
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