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Gelston House 1853 Inn

8 Main Street, East Haddam, CT 06423
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Lebanon, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty area. Good service. Menu limited. Fish sandwich good. Asked for sweet potato fries they had an up charge of $3.00. Not impressed. My husband's prime rib sandwich was greasy and tough. Not running back there.

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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had lunch on the outside patio, lovely setting along the Connecticut river great views of boats and ferries, swing away bridge. I had a turkey burger, served with fries, or cole slaw, just average, husband had chicken panini, his was good, served on folded nano bread with avocado, cheese, tomato. Prices are mid pricey range 10..00 for sandwich. Service was... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Next door to Goodspeed Opera House, should be ideal but beyond beautiful bones a mess: room borderline clean and had to ask for service in the morning--they seemed surprised. Above first floor, cartoons and debris visible everywhere. 5:15 dinner reservation for 7:30 show--not served till almost 7 and no time for (included) dessert and coffee. They did comp our drinks,... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This is a lovely old building located on the water directly across from the Goodspeed Opera House. The restaurant is vibrant and was busy when we arrived for our 1 night Saturday stay. We unfortunately did not get a chance to eat there because apparently breakfast is not included in the room rate and there was no Sunday breakfast just... More 

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Hanover, New Hampshire, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We stayed at the inn on the second floor, for our 20th Wedding Anniversary. Both citiperson and hahnundhudn described the hotel spot on. Outside there was junk laying around the windows by the bar and trash and cigarette butts in a large flower pot at the entrance. The room was huge, but kind of sadly run down. Things like a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We came here for a few nights and we came to learn that it is definitely not what we expected. It was more like a B&B then anything. The suite was huge with high ceilings and a fantastic view of the river. It was very much cozy and relaxing. We had problems opening the door because it was a key... More 

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Newtown, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Much like "citiperson" said, the room we had (same one from the description) left a lot to be desired: the room number falling off the front of the door; the security bar catch being busted off and the bar itself with the screws falling out; terrible lighting in the bathroom (the over sink fluorescents did not work at all, and... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Overall, our experience was positive. The structure is magnificent and the outside patio and deck overlooking the Connecticut River are great. The restaurant is very beautiful with window seating overlooking the Connecticut River. The menu was extensive and the food very good in both presentation and taste. The guest room was huge, probably the equivalent of three Holiday Inn rooms.... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

June and her staff made our wedding the stuff of which life-long fond memories are made. Nature provided an amazing Autumn day and magnificent views; the Gelston House did the rest. Great food, impeccable service, a welcoming environment and a surprisingly affordable cost combine to make the Gelston House the perfect wedding venue.

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providence, ri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

After a day of motorcycle touring, my husband and I spent the night at the Gelston House. We arrived too early for check-in but were allowed to leave our packs in the room and did a bit more riding before checking in at 3PM. The main restaurant is closed on Mondays, but there is a large patio restaurant that overlooks... More 

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Address: 8 Main Street, East Haddam, CT 06423
Location: United States > Connecticut > East Haddam
Number of rooms: 9
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