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Deacon Timothy Pratt Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 1 Old Saybrook B&B and Inns
Brooklyn, NY
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful stay”
Reviewed January 13, 2009

I booked a stay here to surprise my boyfriend for his birthday and it was perfect. We both loved it. We stayed in the chimney room, which is very cozy (especially with the fireplace going). When we arrived we were greeted by the owner and he gave us the grand tour and also some recommendations for dinner. Breakfast both days was delicious. Cookies in the cookie jar were very yummy too. The town of Old Saybrook is also very nice as well. We ate at the Penny Lane Pub, great food that's right down the street. Overall our stay was wonderful and we're already looking forward to returning.

  • Liked — Atmosphere
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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Long Island - N.Y.
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Reviewed January 13, 2009

My wife and I have 2 young children. Anyone who has children understands the strain that raising children puts on the romantic aspect of any relationship, we were no different.

In an effort to just get away and recharge our batteries we booked an extended weekend at the Pratt house.

My wife and I received more than we had hoped during our 3 day stay. We didn't just recharge our batteries, we rekindled our love.

Both the Pratt House and the surrounding area of Old Saybrook form a perfect setting to relax, enjoy and enjoy one another.

Some important notes:
The breakfast part of the "Bed & Breakfast" is simply out of this world. The food was top notch. Thank you to the pastry chef ... Carol I believe ... for the simply outstanding French Toast and Apple Walnut Bread. YUMMY!

I can vouch for only the Treetop Suite and the Gambrel room ... both rooms are quaint, cozy and romantic. Keep in mind that the Treetop Suite does NOT have a Jacuzzi style bath ... only a stand up shower. Regardless, the room is awesome.

I absolutely recommend the Deacon Timothy Pratt Bed & Breakfast.

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  • Disliked — Internet Access
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed January 9, 2009

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this quaint little bed and breakfast. From the "Rockwellesqe" stores on Main Street to the jar of freshly baked cookies in the dining room. It was the perfect getaway and we were made to feel completely at home. The holiday decorations added an even more special touch to everything. There's nothing like a roaring fire to snuggle up to on a cold night. I can't wait to stay again!

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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Boston, MA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 3, 2009

We arrived for a one night stay on New Years Eve based on great reviews I read on Trip Advisor. Unfortunately, we did not have a positive experience. We stayed in the Gambrel Room. First, the Jacuzzi tub constantly drained, that is the water would not stay filled in the tub long enough to allow us to use the power jets for the Jacuzzi. Also, from the pictures it looked to be a two person tub but it definitely isn't.

Also, there was no heat in the room!!! Three of the upstairs guest rooms share the same thermostat in the hallway. We used the outside thermostat which was set to 80 degrees. It was at best 50-60 degrees in the room. When we came down for breakfast many other guests were complaining about the same thing. When I contacted the property the next day, the innkeeper got back to me saying that the heat was working, but because the house is so old, it was cold. So just be prepared, it will be chilly in the winter.

When we sat down we expected a full breakfast rather than a continental breakfast (given it was the holiday and we paid the New Years Eve Toast price and we had read about this "scrumptious" breakfast with things like stuffed french toast and blueberry pancakes, smells coming up to your room from the downstairs kitchen). However, we were offered a hard boiled egg, a very small fruit cup and two types of pastries which both had nuts in them. My boyfriend is allergic. I was surprised to see that these were the only options, considering how common nut allergies are. So, I guess let them know of ANY dietary restrictions because it is very limited. Needless to say we had breakfast in town after we checked out.

Also something to think about, there are no locks on the guest room doors (so don't leave any valuables). The outside doors are also left unlocked and there is no innkeeper manning the front desk to monitor who's coming in and out. There is a door latch lock to use while you are in your room.

When I emailed the owner with these concerns I got an email back from the innkeeper saying we apologize that your stay was not a pleasant one. To give credit where credits due, the innkeeper was pleasant and very helpful in helping us find and make a resrvation for dinner.

  • Liked — the innkeeper was friendly
  • Disliked — the room was freezing cold
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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connecticut
2 reviews
Reviewed January 2, 2009

A wonderful charming bed and breakfast!!! The fireplace and jacuzzi tub were an extra plus to this quaint and lovely place!! I highly reccomend it !

Stayed December 2008
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Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2008

The Inn has lots of charm. The rooms are beautiful and the staff is very attentive. The full breakfast on the weekend nights was excellent. Other days the continental breakfast was good.

Our only complaint was that our room (the Library)was above the furnance and the heat was not easily controlled. One night it was very hot no matter what we did.

  • Liked — beautiful
  • Disliked — heating was not controllable
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
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Central MA
1 review
Reviewed December 29, 2008

Our short stay was enjoyable in the Gambrel room. It's quiet and within walking distance of many restaurants. The breakfast of bananas foster on french toast was fabulous.

  • Liked — Sylish room with gas fireplace and comfortable bed
  • Disliked — Compact bath
  • Stayed December 2008, 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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