1.4 on October 19, 2015
Strap in for a brutally honest review... This hotel (I cannot call it an inn), was disappointing on many levels. There was no innkeeper to greet us. I checked in at the front desk like a typical hotel. The girl at the front desk looked to be 16 years old. Cordial, but not friendly. Definitely not what I expected from an inn. We drove around to the "carriage house" which is not that in the least. It is in fact closer to a retreat center bunk house with hotel rooms. Decor is very dated. Needs new paint everywhere. Ceiling is cheap sprayed "popcorn" just like a cheap hotel. It also had a bizarre valance above the bed. The wall to wall carpeting was dirty and stained and in need serious cleaning or replacement. The furniture in room (two chairs and a couch) are dated and too small to sit comfortably in for any length of time. The bathroom hasn't been updated in years. The stone tile flooring was literally cracked right through and had missing pieces. The bathroom floor was heated, but was too hot to stand on with bare feet. The shower was combined with the oval jacuzzi tub making it awkward. The old wooden deck was listed as a "private East facing deck" but there was no privacy. It faced parking and trees, there was no sunrise or any benefit to it being "east facing." The deck seating was two wrought iron chairs which were dirty and uninviting. Part of our plan was to relax on the deck and read books in the afternoon... that was a total bust. The door to exterior did not shut properly, and I was barely able to lock it. The door itself is rotting away all along the bottom. Additional pieces of the door came off during our stay. It was abundantly clear that this place cares more about the public restaurant than the rooms and those staying in them. We would have been better off in a $90 hotel room... Unfortunately we spent three times too much. I would have complained to the innkeeper... but there isn't one. I would never recommend this place to anyone.
4.6 on August 13, 2015
Great dinner, accomodations, and entertainment.
3.8 on April 20, 2015
My husband and I would stay here again, but not on a Monday when everything in and out of the Inn closes. It's hard to justify at this price point shutting down everything to make Monday visitors feel second rate. Otherwise, a great experience!
4.2 on September 22, 2014
My husband and I stayed at the Copper Beech Inn and it was the perfect setting. It was our first time to the New England area and the Innkeeper Pete Pajor gave us alot of tips on special places not mentioned on our itinerary. I like to also mention Sara who was extremely knowledgeable and helpful along with Ronnie help make our stay very pleasant. We had breakfast at the inn every morning which was cooked by Hemburto (Eddie) and everything was first class. We would definietly consider staying there again.
4.4 on September 18, 2014
On our way home from Newport had an overnight stay in this charming and lovely B and B. Our room in the carriage house was private, large and beautifully appointed. Food and service five stars.
2.8 on April 22, 2014
They were nice but a little rude.
4.2 on April 18, 2014
Very New Englandish
3.8 on February 08, 2014
Very friendly and attentive staff. Room was comfortable and welcoming. Food was delicious.
5 on October 20, 2013
My husband and I stayed at the Copper Beech Inn for our anniversary and we loved it! We stayed in room 218 which had a gorgeous four-post bed and a great big hydro-tub. We had dinner in the restaurant one night and the meal was delicious. Breakfast, which is included, was not your average continental breakfast, but a choice of eight gourmet options. The grounds are kept beautifully and the staff was very friendly. If I had to find a negative, the only thing I would say is the wifi did not work so well outside of the main house. Overall, a wonderful place to stay!
4.2 on July 02, 2013
Lovely setting, spacious room, nice bathroom and delicious food! Some deficits - no coffee machine, noisy heater, not well appointed
4.2 on September 04, 2012
All requests met with pleasure. Rooms clean and more than met our expectations.
4.8 on December 04, 2011
The rooms were Outstanding. The larger size supported a dining room that made a good choice for dinner. Food and service were exceptional.
4.6 on October 13, 2011
My partner and I chose the Copper Beech for our wedding. Our guests all loved the rooms, and ours was amazing. The icing on the cake was the amazing food! Proprietors, Ian and Barbara are putting passion and love into every aspect of this business. If you're in the area, or looking for somewhere to go, this is the place and the experience you want.
5 on July 11, 2011
This is a wonderful inn in a perfect setting. It was our first introduction to the East Coast and this was more than we could have imagined. The staff had been called by our daughter in San Francisco to have chilled champagne delivered to our room upon our arrival. It was to celebrate her Dad's birthday and our anniversary. The staff fulfilled my daughter's request perfectly. It was such a nice surprise! The restaurant was one of the best that we enjoyed on our 3 week trip! We plan to return the next time we are back east. Visitors from Santa Barbara.
2.4 on April 23, 2011
We have stayed at many different inns and B&B's throughout the Eastern US and comparatively, Copper Beech offered little to impress. The room we stayed in was fine, but clearly not as opulent as pictured on their website. The TV in the room was an old 19” or smaller CRT. The bathroom was nice, but had black mold growing in the caulk around the shower. In general, the carriage house had a damp feel to it and a bit of a musty odor. I have found that the smallest details either make or break your stay at a B&B. On the first morning, we went to get coffee only to find there was none put out. Only after 8 AM was there coffee (available in paper cups) and one small decanter of cream for all the guests staying there – empty. We had requested a DVD player for our room as the Inn does not have them standard and were told we would have one in our room. We didn’t. Little details. At breakfast, we found that with our $300+ a night reservation through B&B.com, we were not eligible for the hot breakfast. According to our server, “it was not part of your package” but was available for $18 per person. There was a meager continental breakfast awaiting us which included 2 types of fruit and Muesli, yogurt and milk. Seriously? For $300+ a night, there is no hot breakfast?! I don’t remember seeing that when we booked this inn and had we known that, we would not have stayed here. Deal breaking details. The staff at the inn seemed nice enough but did not go out of their way to engage us as guests and there was a feeling of being taken for granted, which in this economy, and at this time of the pre-season, seems a bad business decision. Maybe that’s what was off putting the most about the Copper Beech—the feeling that you’re just a number—that the Inn is a business rather than a labor of love—the opposite of the vibe you get when you stay at a really good B&B. If you’ve stayed at other B&B’s, you know what I mean.
4.0 on September 06, 2010
We have stayed at the Copper Beech Inn several times and find it wonderful . We eat at both restaurants at the Inn and find the food wonderful and creative . The rooms are great and colorfully decorated The Inn is a short ride from Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods. I do recommend a stay !!!
2.6 on August 20, 2010
My husband and I stayed here for our anniversary. We were welcomed by a curteous and helpful staff. The grounds were underkept and overgrown. Our room had a private deck which was very nice, however I was expecting it to be furnished better. There were only 4 iron chairs and a small table. The room was large with a comfy bed but there were stains on the carpet and the air smelled a little musty. The restaraunt was very romantic and provided a perfect setting for our anniversary dinner. We sat for 2.5 hours enjoying our wine and dinners, without ever feeling rushed. I was generally underinpressed by the experience overall. Bottom line, if we are going to spend that much money for a night away, we'll be going back to the Old Saybrook Inn instead of here.
5 on May 12, 2009
My husband and I try different Bed and Breakfasts every year for our anniversary. Cooper Beach Inn is by far the top of our list. The food was fabulous and our room was so cozy and romantic. We might be back next year for our 10th!
4.0 on August 26, 2008
This inn is very clean and the room was equipped as well as the Ritz Carleton. Dining there is a culinary experience. I have no bad things to say about the property and we will surely return whenever we need some R&R.
4.0 on August 16, 2008
My wife and I stayed here for 2 days. The inn and grounds are beautiful. The morning breakfast offered a nice selection and dinner at the on site restuarant was top notch. Our room was the lowest priced unit - it was nice but a bit noisy ( it had a window that faced the rear of the building above the restuarant kitchen - noise from kitchen staff and bottles being thrown into dumpster ). On the up side, our room had the most comfortable bed we've ever been in. It was like sleeping on a cloud. The inn is close to area attractions ( sightseeing boat river tour & steam engine train ride ). The inn is also not far from the Mohegan Sun Casino and Mystic Seaport. It's a nice place to stay - just don't get the room over top of the kitchen.
3.8 on May 22, 2008
i've been coming to Old Saybrook for 30yrs and have never known this gem existed! I had heard about it but had not experienced it. Since we own in Saybrook I will definately highly recommend to family visiting friends.