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Captain Stannard House Bed and Breakfast Country Inn
Ranked #1 of 6 Westbrook B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice B and B.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stay mainly at B and B when we travel. We know what to expect from B and B and read the reviews on Tripadvisor about this inn. Although we liked the house and its serene environment we thought that the second B was forgotten by the owners. We are not gourmets by any stretch but we expect a nice home cooked experience from the B and B. The breakfasts here were lacking. No warm muffins of even a slice of toast were offered. All of the B and B we have stayed in put out a delicious breakfast and this experience was not. Nice folks that own this place should study other B and B and understand that eggs by themselves do not make a breakfast. Toast and biscuits or muffins should be offered to the guests. The eggs were nice but we felt cheated by the lack of the accompanying sides. $245 a night we expect something more.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Marty B
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jimbrew201, Owner at Captain Stannard House Bed and Breakfast Country Inn, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Thank you for the comments about the Inn.

A full and varied breakfast is one of the things we are most proud of and I’m sorry it didn’t meet your expectations. All of our breakfasts are homemade and include a homemade bread, fresh fruit, an egg based entry with a side dish and of course juice and coffee. We try to stand out among Bed and Breakfasts both with our breakfasts and handwritten notes with homemade cookies delivered to your room each day.

On the weekend you stayed:

The first morning we started with Homemade Pound Cake with Fresh Strawberries, juice and coffee. The main course was an Egg and Sun Dried Tomato offering with Sausage from a local farm. It was complimented with sliced tomato.

The second morning we prepared Baked Scrambled Eggs with Cream Cheese and Chives. We served it with Asparagus, Roasted Red Pepper and Watermelon Cubes. Breakfast started with homemade Apple Cake, coffee, and juice.

We did not include toast with the entrée on either day since both meals started with homemade breads. Mary, Brad, Kara, were all in the dining room serving and looking out for our guests and would have been glad to provide toast if mentioned.

Mary and I do hope you stay with us on your next trip to the Connecticut Shoreline and we will try to exceed your breakfast expectations.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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ivoryton, ct
Level Contributor
45 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

My family and I had the pleasure of enjoying a fantastic breakfast at the Captain Stannard House. We were graciously greeted by Jim who had a beautiful table awaiting our arrival. The food was wonderful and the staff was extremely accommodating to our children. We were also impressed with the history of this beautiful inn. If you are visiting from afar or live nearby, this a perfect venue for a business or family retreat, meeting, or just leisurely shoreline travel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank newladybug14
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Meriden, Connecticut, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

I have attended several networking events at the Captain Stannard House and the hospitality is amazing!!

We were given a tour by "Mary" and she really made me feel at home. This is not your average hotel. This is truly exceptional. Everything is very detailed and the service is very personable.

If your ready to go on vacation or your looking for a place to host an event, make sure you ask for "Mary" she's a wonderful!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Carlos C
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Mamaroneck, New York
Level Contributor
75 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

Spending a couple of days at Captain Stannard's recently was a treat and we felt just at home. Mary and Jim are wonderful hosts and treated us just as family. The house is beautiful, maintained superbly and located a few steps away from the beach. As for breakfast, let's not even start! Will definitely come back.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank DoJH
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Winchester, Massachusetts, United States
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

Jim and Mary were very welcoming as were their daughter and her husband. The breakfasts were delicious and plentiful. Our room had a bathroom "down the hall" which was a surprise, not what I would call a private bath, as described on the web, although we were the only people using it. Still, we didn't feel that we could leave things there since other guests could look in. The décor was tired and uneven (many little things were left undone, e.g., dusty screens, shower curtain had seen better days, exterior areas that hadn't been cleaned for the season) and the internet wasn't working after the first night. Charging $1 for popcorn seems a bit much; besides who wants to smell it if someone does decide to make it. The street outside is fairly noisy and heavily traveled during the day and evening.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Linda W
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Skokie, IL
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

Jim and Mary were caring, considerate hosts. They clearly love what they do and see to every detail meticulously. The home is brimming with history and is beautifully furnished and decorated. We had a great nights sleep in a cozy sleigh bed. The beach is very close. We would definitely return.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank honilandia
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NYC
Level Contributor
15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

Have had 2 fun crafting weekends with friends at the Captain Stannard House. Mary & Jim are friendly, hospitable and accommodating hosts. The Inn is comfortable, clean and homey. The food is always excellent. I loved my room and bed and the public spaces are just as inviting.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ckleeny
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Additional Information about Captain Stannard House Bed and Breakfast Country Inn

Property: Captain Stannard House Bed and Breakfast Country Inn
Address: 138 South Main Street, Westbrook, CT 06498
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Location: United States > Connecticut > Westbrook
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Westbrook
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Captain Stannard House Bed and Breakfast Country Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Captain Stannard House, abundant in history, charm and space is located on the Connecticut Shoreline, one block from the beach, in quaint Westbrook. We offer nine beautifully appointed guest rooms with private baths. A delicious, candlelit full breakfast is included in your room rate. We welcome and can easily accommodate large groups of people. Our warm and inviting dining room can seat 35 comfortably. Come, stay awhile. You will have found your home away from home. ... more   less 
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