A charm-filled historic inn in Connecticut
102 Rooms / 6 Suites
The picturesque Saybrook Point Inn, Marina & Spa is a charming place located in the historic Connecticut shoreline town of Old Saybrook. The property has four buildings that house a collection of elegantly designed guest rooms. You can book a room at the main inn or at the two adjacent freestanding Victorian Italianate-styled guesthouses.
A unique and private dockside room, the Lighthouse Suite, offers spectacular unobstructed views of Long Island Sound. Onsite, there’s also Sanno, a full-service spa; a health club; indoor and outdoor pools; and Fresh Salt, a locally inspired restaurant with a gorgeous outdoor terrace.
The rooms at the main inn, originally built in 1892, are relatively spacious and exude classic charm. All feature a king or queen bed with European bedding and fine, hand-woven linens.
Bathrooms have either a luxurious walk-in shower with seating or a hydrotherapy tub with jets that soothe tired muscles. A cozy fireplace, iHome radio, flat-screen television, safe, desk, fridge, complimentary Wi-Fi and two luxurious bathrobes are available in each guest room.
Accommodations in the Tall Tales and Three Stories guesthouses are uniquely named and themed after a remarkable individual or prominent figure in early American history, which includes Connecticut native and Hollywood star Katharine Hepburn and Anna Louise James, an African-American woman who became the first female licensed pharmacist in the state. Both of their legacies along with 12 others are honored in the Saybrook guesthouses, which are the newer accommodation options at the inn. (Tall Tales was opened in 2016, while Three Stories debuted in 2014).
The common areas in the guesthouses include game rooms, living rooms and dining rooms, plus the individually designed guest rooms that have classic charm and modern amenities all at once. Complimentary coffee, fruits, baked pastries and lemon-infused water is also available. The kitchen includes a stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and Keurig coffee makers. Both guesthouses include a collection of books that you can peruse and a billiards table. Chess, checkers and backgammon are available on the second level of Tall Tales.
Guests have the option of two pools: an indoor pool with a shower and hot tub and an outdoor heated saltwater pool that is open year-round. A fitness center that offers daily classes is available on the lower floor of the main building.
Fresh Salt, the onsite restaurant, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and focuses on upscale New England eats that are seasonal and local — think lobster rolls, clam chowder, pan-seared cod and bananas foster bread pudding. (Tip: don’t miss the stellar Sunday brunch buffet.)
Sanno Spa has 11 treatment rooms, a full menu of services and a well-stocked boutique.
Old Saybrook is a quaint coastal town with plenty of community events and historical 18th- and 19th-century architecture. Cute antique and gift shops line Main Street and a number of historic lighthouses can be seen in the distance from the property. The Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, which is a short drive from the Connecticut hotel, features a 250-seat theater and offers a full repertoire of cultural and performing arts throughout the year.
Interestingly, the Collegiate School of Connecticut, which later moved to New Haven and became Yale University, was first chartered in Old Saybrook in 1701. The luxury hotel pays homage to the history of the Ivy League school by displaying Yale memorabilia throughout the property. The Saybrook Point Marina, also located at the inn, affords access to the Long Island Sound and can accommodate vessels from 13 to 200 feet.