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Deacon Timothy Pratt Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 1 Old Saybrook B&B and Inns
Naugatuck, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Since "breakfast" is in the name, you'd Think it would be Good...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2012

My fiance and I stayed at this B&B on a holiday weekend, Presidents' Day 2012... Because we stayed on Sunday and had breakfast on Monday, it was what they referred to as a breakfast of fresh fruit, baked goods, etc. Well, it was a bomb, it was DISGUSTING!!!!!!!!!! For a stay costing $230 for one night on a weeknight for crying out loud, even though considered a holiday, I expected more... I thought there would at least be a variety of freshly baked goods that would be yummy and an array of fresh fruit, since that is what the woman on the phone told me... Well, there was one type of fruit, and it was not so ripe cantelope, nothing else... the baked goods...? Only two options, a nasty hard, dry scone with no flavor and a few cranberries thrown in, as well as stale day old or more banana bread. That's it... wow, what a variety, glad I wasted my time at that place...

The room wasn't much better... it was quaint and pretty, yes... but everything including at breakfast was dusty and probably sat around for days before we came. The bathroom was stocked very little with only two towels, so that's one for each of us, when there is a freakin' jacuzzi in the room... does that make sense?!!! Also, only one roll of toilet paper... love to have to ask for supplies when you're trying to spend some quality romantic time in the room... The bed said queen and seemed more like a full size.... the fireplace, not a fireplace at all, but instead a look of a fireplace with a little tealight style burner to light up barely at all, thanks for the fireplace advertisement, because it was like having a small candle lit instead.

They also weren't too personable... you'd think for a B&B, you'd get personal and extremely friendly service with a smile... well, they barely seemed to want to answer our questions nor know much... add to that the fact that no one ever mentioned how we need to check out, so we had no clue what to do... and when you would go to the main house, no one was around and you found yourself looking around and waiting and not knowing how to reach anyone.

This place was NOT worth the money... I'm telling everyone I know do NOT bother going here, it really was not great at all and I could only imagine the price it would cost in the summer or peak time and/or during a weekend where I'd actually deserve to get a warm breakfast??? And scared to know what that would even equal out to be... no thanks.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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DeaconTimothy, Manager at Deacon Timothy Pratt Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, February 27, 2012
The Deacon Timothy Pratt B&B is a nine room facility. We pride ourselves in making sure our guests feel at home. Being that we are a small staff in size, we try to make ourselves available 100%. There are times when we need to bring a guest to the train station, or perhaps go out and run some errands, but we are never more then a phone call away. Phone numbers, along with check-out proceedures, breakfast times and other information are listed in each guest room. Full description of the B&B and each guest room is on our website so that guests can view each room in detail.

We welcome any comments guests may have and hope they would speak to us personally in order to be able to bring complete satisfaction before they depart from our facility.
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Ware, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

We stayed in the Library at the Pratt House for one night, and it was a very delightful experience. From the antique decorations to the journals that have been filled out by other guests through the years, we took in all the details.
We relaxed in the whirlpool tub and also had a fire in the fireplace. Breakfast was more than expected with the fruit and granola parfait and the pastries. If you are not the first person at the table, just check to make sure your utensils have not been used yet. We switched out a dirty spoon that was left behind at the table with a clean one from another place setting.
The couple downsides to the Pratt House are: morning traffic can be a bit much, especially on a weekday, and the oil truck made their delivery around 8am. The traffic, the sound of the truck right outside our window, and the smell of oil in the morning were the only distractions on a rather lovely night's getaway.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2012

A weekend getaway from New York, and this was a wonderful location. This was one of the friendliest places I have ever stayed. we were collected from the station and given a quick tour of town highlights. Our rooms were both charming, and the location perfect. Breakfast has to been experienced to be believed.
Despite the fact that we were not a couple, and not looking for romance we were treated with warmth and hospitality.
after two nights stay we were even taken back to the station for the trip home.

Room Tip: all the rooms are charming
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2012

Stayed as part of a promotion in January 2012. We had the Miss James Suite. overall, we really enjoyed our stay. The property is very convenient to the main street area in old saybrook. Our room was well furnished, very comfortable bed with a modern, clean bathroom. Everything in the main house is lovely, lots of nice decorative touches. Innkeeper was very welcoming. The only negative thing to mention is that at least in the part of the property where we were staying, the walls are paper thin. It didn't bother us because at night, the place was quiet but if you are sensitive to noise, this might not be the place for you. It's possible that some of the rooms in the main house are quieter but as we didn't stay there, I can't comment. It's also worth mentioning that the house is on the historic register and dates from the 18th century so I doubt there's anything that can be done to improve this...just part of being in an older property. Furthermore, you can easily stay at a five star chain and have the same problem. I also think it worth mentioning that our room definitely had a key that we could lock upon leaving contrary to what you may read in other reviews.

overall, this place has a lot of character and would be a great place to stay when visiting the area and looking for accommodations that are cozy and welcoming.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Meriden, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2012

We had an exceptional time at this Bed and Breakfast, staff was very nice and the fireplaces in every room was a real nice touch. The house is old, yet rich in history, my girlfriend and I loved it!

When we woke up on New Years day, breakfast was served, and the guests were sitting at the table. Everybody seemed really happy, guests age ranged, but we all had one thing in common, we loved it there, the conversation was great, and breakfast was amazing.

We look forward to coming back, and we will certainly be staying at this lovely little spot again!

Room Tip: It's an old house, but with very updated features.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2012

Having never stayed at a Bed & Breakfast before my husband and I really did not know what to expect. Let me start by saying that this was by far one of the most enjoyable getaways ever. Rich, the owner, who we found out later was in Hotel management prior to buying this inn, runs a top notch place. We stayed in the Tree Top Suite which I highly recommend. Very large room, comfy bed, full kitchen and gas fireplace at the foot of the bed. So cozy and comfortable...

We finished our stay with a delicious sit down candlelit breakfast next to a roaring fireplace. Quiche, fresh fruit, sausage and hot coffee.

Great Place, Great People. You shouldn't miss this one!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hope Valley, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2011

My husband and I stayed in The Suite the day after Christmas. The staff was welcoming and informative about the local area. We loved the cozy atmosphere and working fireplace! The inn was immaculate and inviting. It felt like we took a step back in time. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can't wait to go back! I never usually write reviews but I couldn't not write what a great getaway this was!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Deacon Timothy Pratt Bed & Breakfast
Address: 325 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2375
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Location: United States > Connecticut > Old Saybrook
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Old Saybrook
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Deacon Timothy Pratt Bed & Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Step back in time and enjoy the splendor of yesteryear in this magnificent center chimney colonial bed and breakfast inn listed on the National Historic Register, featuring elegant rooms with fireplaces and whirlpools. Located in charming New England village of Old Saybrook, Connecticut (CT). Built in 1746 by Deacon Timothy Pratt, this charming home boasts many fine original details. The guest rooms are romantically furnished in period style. A formal, candlelit breakfast is served in the elegant dining room w/ fireplace on fine china. Relax in our picturesque grounds with pretty gardens, a 3 tier fountain, inviting sitting areas, and 2-person rope hammock. Located in the heart of the historic district, on a pretty gas-lit main street, walk to quaint shops, restaurants, cafe's, art galleries, coffee houses with entertainment, town green activities, spas, and the water. Next door to old-fashioned ice-cream parlor and cafe; across from an old house museum and pillared white church. Beautiful area for walking, bicycling, and scenic drives along the CT River and Long Island Sound. One mile to beaches, lighthouses, sightseeing cruisecruises, waterfront dining, and waterfront golf and mini-golf. Beach passes, maps, and advice provided! On the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound, Old Saybrook embodies the spirit of a charming, small New England town with a rich seafaring tradition. Come enjoy its charm, beaches, pretty coves and beautiful setting at the mouth of the CT River! ... more   less 
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