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The Wallingford Victorian Inn

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245 N Main St, Wallingford, CT 06492-3713
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The Wallingford Victorian Inn regally presides over the corners of North Main Street and Curtis Avenue in Wallingford, CT. Once the site of a quaint cottage sheltered by trellises and grape arbors, in 1890 the property was purchased and the cottage razed to make way for a Grand Queen Anne Victorian. Designed by the firm of Allen and Tyler Architectural Associates of New Haven, it was constructed by the C.F. Wooding Company of Wallingford, a name that to this day connotes excellence in craftsmanship, constructed at a time when execution of detail and ornamentation was a hand crafted trade. The Victorian is comprised of one dramatic hallmark of the period after another; complex patterned masonry chimneys; finials capping hipped slate roofs; multi patterned textures of shingles and clapboard; intricate relief work (grapes that reflect its humble origins), and small latticed porches, just to name a few. According to local historians, originally it was a wedding gift to Georgianna Simpson Hull and Charles Tibbits from her parents Gurdon W. Hull and Elizabeth Simpson Hull, whose father founded Simpson, Hall & Miller Company, a prominent silver manufacturer which later became International Silver. The family is steeped in Wallingford history and they were true philanthropists. No expense or detail was spared in the construction of this handcrafted home. Over the past century and a quarter the Victorian has watched over the town of Wallingford as it grew and more buildings sprung up. The dirt roads became asphalt, and horse and carriage gave way to motor vehicles. Fashions and trends flicked by in the blink of an eye. Still it stood, rising on its corner, an enduring landmark in the cycle of change. It has prospered in good times, and endured the hard times. It has changed hands and purpose, yet still stands proud. Come, step back in time with us, when work, rest and recreation ebbed and flowed with the rhythms of nature. Enjoy this remarkable property surrounded by period furnishings. Stay over and enjoy one of our five suites with exquisite attention to detail. In the morning awake to a gourmet breakfast made just for you by our chef innkeeper. Come, enjoy all this in a turn-of-the-century, handcrafted Victorian mansion, The Wallingford Victorian Inn.
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Free parking
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Non-smoking hotel
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Interconnected rooms available
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Munro1954 wrote a review Oct 2021
San Francisco, California320 contributions126 helpful votes
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This is a magnificent Victorian Inn that has been lovingly restored to its days of glory. The outside is impressive and the interior full of Victorian charm. The room was delightful, with a comfortable mattress and pillows and the bathroom was very nice also. The staff is very attentive and warm and helps with information on local restaurants. The Breakfast is served in a gorgeous dining room and was a epicurean pleasure. The location is also perfect, only two scenic blocks from all the popular local restaurants. This is the perfect place for a couple or a family to stay in.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Kathy G wrote a review Oct 2021
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On a New England tour we booked a stay at the Wallingford Victorian Inn. This Bed and Breakfast is perfectly clean and inviting. The furnishings take you back in time. No details missed - coffee, tea, snacks, fresh cake, and the breakfast was GREAT! Everything you need. Our room had a Jacuzzi tub, all toiletries, robes, slippers, etc. We would definitely recommend and stay there again!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Glassgurl2713 wrote a review Sep 2021
65 contributions6 helpful votes
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Perfection! The setting is beautiful, the furnishings are quite comfortable, and the meals are delicious! I highly recommend a stay at this lovely establishment. We were traveling with my parents so we stayed in both of the Tibbets rooms. The veranda off my parent’s room was perfect for a lazy afternoon or an early morning coffee start to the day. Every detail is considered by the staff, and I can’t wait to visit again!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled
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jco70 wrote a review Sep 2021
Silverthorne, Colorado8 contributions
We booked the Georgianna suite for 2 nights. We were celebrating my birthday and the room had a happy birthday balloon and a bottle for Prosecco waiting for us. Everything was very clean and comfortable. The Inn has thought of every possible amenity. They have coffee/tea available all day and snacks. We loved the homemade brownies and the cookies. The breakfasts were the best we have ever had at a BnB/inn. We definitely would like to return when we are in the area.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Suzi Fregeau wrote a review Sep 2021
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AMAZING PLACE TO STAY.. if I could give 10 stars I would. Hope to return again soon...the room was beyond warm, inviting and comfortable. The food was so good and they were so kind to make us a to-go box for breakfast since we had to leave so early.. staff so kind..
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Felipe R wrote a review Aug 2021
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My wife is crazy about Victorian houses and it was a surprise for her. The house was amassing the room clean with all you need and more. The staff was great the breakfast was outstanding and the area beautiful close to restaurants and more. We were please and will go back on our next trip.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Donald C wrote a review Aug 2021
Bannockburn, Illinois10 contributions4 helpful votes
A meticulously restored Victorian mansion. Comfortable and inviting. Honor snack and drink bar was a nice touch. Breakfast was delicious. The location is convenient. You can not help but relax. A winner!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Julie041736 wrote a review Jul 2021
Little Rock, Arkansas10 contributions1 helpful vote
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This is a lovingly maintained Victorian home furnished with period pieces.The suites and rooms are well furnished with comfortable beds and good linens.The bathrooms are modern. The Charles Tibbets suite has a lovely side porch which is great to sit on and watch the neighborhood. The hostess was friendly and helpful and provides guests with snacks and hot and cold beverages all available 24/7. That said I was very disappointed by the 'gourmet' breakfast...Saturday morning it was quiche ( never thought of it as a breakfast food) potatoes and meats..it was all barely warm and there was no choice, not even cereals or toast were offered...Sunday I passed and asked for toast. it was served with butter that was so cold and hard it was unspreadable!...as there are only a maximum of 10 guests I would of expected at least a buffet where one could chose a varied breakfast and have the option to go back for more if still hungry. I was also disappointed that my room was not made up on Saturday morning (I was staying for 2 nights) and the used coffee cups and glasses were not collected. For the price of a room at this establishment one would have expected better service...that said it was a nice stay and I enjoyed it but probably will not choose to stay there again.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Karl Kieslich, Owner at The Wallingford Victorian Inn
Responded Jul 30, 2021
Hi Julie, I am glad you enjoyed the property. I am sorry you did not enjoy breakfast. As you can see in our almost 100% 5 star reviews we get great reviews for our breakfast. We do not offer buffet style breakfast and are not allowed to offer buffet style due to Covid. I wish you said something to our staff we would have been happy to make you something else. I do not know why your room was not refreshed as they are each morning if you are not in the room but I will look into that. Thank you
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RJB511 wrote a review Jul 2021
Bristol, Connecticut1 contribution
My girlfriend and I booked an overnight stay on a Saturday in July. The inn keeper was very knowledgeable and hospitable from the start to finish of our stay. She guided us to a fabulous restaurant and provided much history of the area in general. A great location to take an evening stroll and visit the local downtown scene. Impressive selection of products to improve your stay in every suite. A stellar breakfast with thanks from the on site hens ( chickens ) and attentive staff. We will return again after a conversation regarding the other suites and that interesting window located at the top, on the front of the roofline. Much Appreciated and Thank You :))
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Karl Kieslich, Owner at The Wallingford Victorian Inn
Responded Jul 26, 2021
We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again
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Beaupeep99 wrote a review Jul 2021
Martigny-Croix, Switzerland85 contributions72 helpful votes
This may have been the most stupendous stay of any hotel, B&B or inn I have ever experienced. The hosts were friendly and kind and thought of everything possible to make my stay comfortable and luxurious. Bathrobes, slippers, amenities, baskets of treats in the hall, a mini-fridge in the hall with chilled drinks. After having dinner on a hot summer's night, I took one of the delicious cupcakes they offered for a snack out to my private porch and sat there for hours reading my book. I felt like a princess the second I walked in the door. My sister wants to plan a trip there next after accompanying me to my check-in!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: Charles Tibbetts Suite with the private porch.
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Response from Karl Kieslich, Owner at The Wallingford Victorian Inn
Responded Jul 26, 2021
Thank you for the kind review
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$99 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Wallingford Victorian Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Wallingford Victorian Inn?
Nearby attractions include Splat Art Studio (0.5 miles), Paul Mellon Arts Center (0.5 miles), and The Southern Connecticut Wine Co. (0.5 miles).
Which room amenities are available at The Wallingford Victorian Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
Is parking available at The Wallingford Victorian Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Wallingford Victorian Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Half Moon Coffee & Grlle Cafe, The Library Wine Bar & Bistro, and Vinny's Deli.
Is The Wallingford Victorian Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Wallingford.
Are there any historical sites close to The Wallingford Victorian Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Castle Craig (6.9 miles), The Dudley Farm Museum (8.7 miles), and The Isaac C. Lewis Mansion (5.5 miles).