Saybrook Point Inn Tall Tales Guest House

Here at Sweeties Kidz, our focus is often on activities for families and children, and many here in the Connecticut area. But we also realize that grown-up time is important too! Every now and again, parents need a small break. Even just a day or overnight away can be really refreshing.

Well we found the PERFECT place for a weekend getaway right here on the Connecticut coast, the Saybrook Point Inn and Spa in beautiful Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

Saybrook Inn Tall Tales Guest House

Old Saybrook is an historic coastal town, bordered by the Connecticut River and lots of salt water marshes and Long Island Sound. Historically a strong mercantile port connected by its gentle waterways and booming railway station, it is now a quaint yet bustling seaside town, quintessentially New England. There is still a main street lined with local shops, plenty of ocean views, docks, and more than one historic (1700-1800’s era) property or landmark to visit.

The Saybrook Point Inn and Spa

fits perfectly in this landscape. Since its earliest roots of hospitality and mercantile trading in the 1800s, the Inn as we know it now opened its doors around 27 years ago. A stately main house with 81 rooms is well designed, classic yet warmly contemporary. There are 2 newly renovated guest houses across the way, named Three Stories and Tall Tales with 8 and 6 guest rooms, respectively. In addition, the inn also has one special room, the Lighthouse Suite, which is indeed in a light house just on the edge of the marina. This gorgeous structure is photogenic in its own right, yet the panoramic views it allows are just breathtaking!

Saybrook Inn Tall Tales Guest House

We had the privilege of staying in Tall Tales, the newer of the two renovated guest houses. We were told the building was remodeled from the inside out, preserving all the antique charm and curb appeal of the early 19th century building. All the staterooms have names and playful color schemes….a casual and charming yet refined atmosphere for relaxing. We stayed in the gorgeous Lion Gardiner room, decorated in cheery lemon yellow and cobalt blue, and had a beautiful bathroom which included a bubbler tub. Both Tall Tales and Three Stories have comfortable common areas where guests can sit and read by the fire, have a cup of coffee, pastry or fruit, or even make themselves a meal (small common kitchen included for guest use!). During business hours, there are staff on site to welcome you to your guest house and make sure you are comfortable.

Saybrook Point Inn Tall Tales Guest House

Saybrook Point Inn Tall Tales Guest House

I also can’t say enough about the service and truly hospitable nature of the staff at Saybrook Point Inn. From our meeting with general manager John Lombardo, to our friendly housekeeping staff, to the front desk concierge, everyone was more than willing to make us happy and truly seemed grateful for our presence.

Saybrook Point Inn Lighthouse

Saybrook Point Inn also boasts a private marina which can accommodate vessels from 13-200 feet. The marina is way more than a “dock”; it is meticulously maintained, sparkling clean, and has even been touched by artists to create one of a kind sculptures into pylons. All slips have cable, electricity and wifi, and boating guests have access to hotel accommodations, Fresh Salt, the spa, and even a dockside bar. There is even shuttle service into town for guests as well.

Saybrook Point Inn Lighthouse Guest Room

The Inn also boasts two heated swimming pools, one indoor and one outdoor, a well-equipped fitness center (unlike many inns and hotels!), and a full service spa. The spa takes appointments for nearly every pampering treatment you could want, from massages to facials, manicures and pedicures, and they use a large selection of organic and natural based products. It is truly a relaxing atmosphere.

There are lots of great events at the Saybrook Point Inn and Spa throughout the year. Many of these events take advantage of the scenic oceanfront property and piers, and landmark setting, and are seasonally attractive. You can view the complete calendar of events here. The Sweeties crew were present for an AMAZING French wine and cheese tasting dinner, Homage to Fromage. We sampled over 14 cheeses from a local shop and importer, as well as accompanying wines and champagnes. The knowledgeable staff and owners shared much information about the food and wines, and we were able to ask questions about both to further our knowledge and experience. I highly recommend any of their upcoming food and wine tastings based on the amazing experience we had at Homage to Fromage.

Saybrook Point Inn Bloody Mary Sunday Brunch

Dining at the Saybrook Point Inn is equally awe-inspiring. The Inn’s restaurant, Fresh Salt, boasts “Refined, New England-accented American seafood in an elegant setting with Connecticut River views”. They are open 7 days, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Visit on the weekend for the Sunday Brunch. Let me tell you, it is an amazing feast! We were regaled with everything from smoked salmon, fresh omelets and waffles to prime rib, savory mushroom polenta, and a pasta bar, just to name a few of the choices.

Saybrook Point Inn Fresh Salt Sun Brunch Menu

I will repeat… visit on a Sunday for Brunch! It will be the highlight of your week!

Saybrook Point Inn Fresh Salt Sun Brunch Menu

Saybrook Point Inn Fresh Salt Sun Brunch Menu

Saybrook Point Inn Fresh Salt Sun Brunch Menu

So even though the focus of our getaway was a parent’s weekend away, I wanted to point out that the Old Saybrook Inn and Spa is a family –friendly location…children and pets are welcome in the main hotel and beautiful Tall Tales guest house. Although the ambiance is relaxing and tranquil throughout (classical music played quietly in the common areas), and is a pristine coastal destination for weddings, bridal showers and banquets, we did see quite a few children during our stay. I felt that needed mentioning since Sweeties Kidz does focus on the family.

We are so thankful that we were able to visit Saybrook Point Inn and Spa this past weekend. It is a gorgeous, timeless part of Old Saybrook and perfectly encompasses New England coastal culture, and we can’t wait to visit there again.

You can make reservations online for Saybrook Point Inn at, and reservations for dining at Fresh Salt by calling 860-395-2000. For marina inquiries and reservations, call (860) 395-3080.

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