Somewhat off the beaten path, the winding, wooded roads leading to the Stonehenge Inn promise a bit more bucolic setting than is actually the case, owing to a bustling thoroughfare close to one side of the property. But the setting remains a lovely one, chiefly for a wooded pond at one side of the house--a restful vista, indeed.
The rooms are nicely appointed and pleasant for a morning of quiet reading. The mattress is at the extreme side of "firm," which will either appeal or not, depending on one's preference.
To this general favorable impression, however, there were small things that pull in the opposite direction . . . things that, given the price, were unexpected. For instance, the friendly woman at reception, in giving me the room key, noted that it was difficult to use, and so it proved with lots of jiggling and negotiating required. Surely an easy bit of maintenance was all that was required, and it was surprising this had not been done. Similarly, the knob controlling the water flow and temperature in the shower all but came off in my hand, and was difficult to use. Once again, a bit of maintenance would have easily set this right (as it would have done with the missing light in the bathroom, as well.) The breakfast was "continental," to be served between 8:00 and 8:30. Ours arrived at about 8:29--technically on time, but frustrating in pushing the limits. The croissant was of the plastic-wrapped variety--I had hoped for something a bit more less removed from the bakery, but still not a bad taste.
These are the kinds of complaints that on their own are not all that large, but taken together they weigh more heavily, especially in an accommodation that is not "discount." The two-night stay was fine--we were in town to see relatives--but the small glitches made the price-tag seem steep.
We'd return, but likely with a different set of expectations.
- Also Known As:
- Stonehenge Hotel Ridgefield