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What We Love

  • Rates include continental breakfast and free WiFi
  • The prime, walkable location: It’s less than five minutes to the town’s restaurants, cafés and shops, and eight minutes to the nearest beach
  • Every room has a fireplace
  • Watching the sunset over the harbor from the inn’s back patio
  • The free daily wine hour (6 to 7:30 p.m.) in the small downstairs bar

What To Know

  • Stonington is a small fishing village — bustling in the summer, quiet in the winter
  • Expect ongoing soft refurbishments at the inn
  • Sixteen of the 18 rooms have whirlpools
  • There’s no restaurant, but a free breakfast (cereal, scones, fruit, tea and more) is served each morning
  • There’s a small, windowless gym

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
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Overview

The Review

Stonington, Connecticut, is the kind of town that has its own commercial fishing fleet, where everyone’s on a first-name basis and locals pick up the day’s catch from the dock using the honor system. It’s hard to believe a spot like this still exists so near glittering commerce capitals like Manhattan (less than three hours away) and Boston (under two).

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Each of the rooms is large and individually designed. Most look out on the harbor and have oversize bathrooms with whirlpools; all have switch-on gas fireplaces. Instead of the usual nautical bric-a-brac, real thought was put into the decor. In my room, No. 7, I steal glances at the dramatic oil painting depicting a stand of trees against an orange canvas while reading by the fire. During this quiet stay, the clear view of the harbor and an hourlong soak in the whirlpool tub are my only distractions.

Downstairs, Sotheby’s catalogs are fanned out on the living room coffee table, and breakfast is served on the small adjoining bar. A modest selection of red and white wines are also served at the nightly wine hour, when guests are apt to sit and chat.

In the morning I walk about eight minutes to Dubois Beach. Along the way I pass the Old Lighthouse Museum, which dates back to 1823 and displays a cannonball fired by the British, still lodged in the wall where it struck so long ago. Times change, but in Stonington some things stay the same — and that’s simply part of its charm.

How to Get There

The Inn at Stonington
60 Water Street
Stonington, CT 63780 United States

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 407 Reviews
Second Stay
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Inn for the second time at the end of March and found it just as charming and relaxing as the first -- wonderful staff, friendly guests, and rooms and public spaces are spotless. Stonington is close to many attractions but you can park the car and walk to lovely shops, around the historic town, the beach and restaurants.
A great way to spend a weekend or week any time of year.

"Home Away From Home"
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been visiting this hidden gem for years. It's our "To Go To Place" to relax, recharge and refresh from our hectic schedule back home.
The TLC we receive and every other guest upon arrival to our departure is CUSTOMER SERVICE EXTTRAORDINAIRE at it's best.
The Borough of Stonington is quaint and has been untouched with the normal chain stores, touristy "Hustle and Bustle" and superficial attractions. A simple leisurely stroll is relaxing and gratifying.
The restaurants in town are all within a brief stroll. A favorite place for locals and visitors is the Dog Watch Cafe. You feel like a regular within minutes of stepping in the entrance. In the center of town and Main St. is the Water Street Cafe; another haunt with locals, repeats and newcomers. The Milegro across the way is an Authentic Mexican Restaurant. This is the "Real Deal". Noah's is one of our favorites for Home Style Cooking. A "Stones Throw" away is the Breakwater - relax - dine and have a drink watching the magnificent sunset.
A special treat is a massage with Marcia..she takes getting a massage to whole new level.
Susan and Aubrey are the gatekeepers of the Inn... graceful, kind and enchanting in every way. They have become our sincere friends. The rest of the gals - Anna Maria, Kate, Dory, Brandy, Maria all are truly an asset to this fine establishment.
We return every few months for a bit of recharge...we have NEVER been disappointed.
Bravo and Thank You to all of you
Chris A.

Chris A.

Girls Weekend
Reviewed 1 month ago

This is actually a late review as we stayed in October 2017. The inn is lovely, beautifully decorated, comfortable and perfectly located on the water and right in town! We took advantage of the great restaurants in town and visited the nearby vineyard where we were greeted by a double rainbow following a rain storm. The hosts were kind, helpful and friendly and the breakfast was yummy and especially pretty enjoyed in front of a roaring fire! We look forward to returning soon!

EXCEPTIONAL.....BEAUTIFUL....CHARMING
Reviewed 2 months ago

From my initial phone call to the Inn and speaking with Anna Marie, I knew this was going to be a perfect weekend get away! The staff were so friendly and accommodating. This Inn was charming and impeccably kept. We stayed in a beautiful water view room with a fireplace. Room was super comfortable and lovely. Breakfast was just perfect! We came off season but we found enough to do in this quaint New England village. Before we left, we booked a weekend in the fall, cant wait to come back!

See you soon!

Graceann

Charming Inn
Reviewed 2 months ago

The Inn at Stonington is quaint, while still be luxurious. They serve complimentary wine and cheese each night, as well as a nice breakfast. The location on the harbor is spectacular, although I was there in January so I couldn't enjoy it as much as I would during other times of the year. The town of Stonnington is also very charming, definitely worth exploring.