Bell Tower B&B

63 Curtis Ave , Wallingford, 06492 USA (Show map)

About

The Bell Tower B&B is located in a renovated 1910 house on a quiet street in downtown Wallingford's historical residential area. Our Bed and Breakfast is ideal for a single traveler, couple, family or small group. We are across the street from the Choate Rosemary Hall chapel and its bell tower - and a short distance to local restaurants and the Public Library. Our main street is perfect for walking. Stroll past housing styles representing 300 years of American architecture. our Bed and Breakfast offers from one to three second floor guest bedrooms-rented to one guest group at a time- with one adjacent private bath. The bath is only available to you and your guest group. We can accommodate from a single traveler to a group of up to six people in two king size beds and one queen size bed. Your hosts live in the third floor Innkeeper's suite and are readily available. We serve a full breakfast, and also provide a stocked servery on the second floor for your use. The Bell Tower offers the following amenities: Individually controlled guest room heat and air conditioning, oversized steeping bathtub with shower, Toto toilet with bidet, refrigerator/freezer/ice, microwave, Keurig coffee maker with assorted pods,electric teapot, house copies of the New York Times and local newspaper, common space with large screen television, Danish fireplace and outdoor brick patio.

Reviews

Overall
5

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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

First time guests

5 on September 04, 2017

This was our first time staying at the Bell Tower. We had an amazing experience and look forward to coming back. The owners were both friendly and helpful while still maintaining our privacy. My daughter has special diet restrictions and they went out of the way to accommodate her. She was in heaven! The breakfasts were delicious and the bed was so comfortable we didn't want to get out of it in the morning! Little touches like a nighttime snack (including one for my daughter), chocolates outside our room, and the newspaper available at breakfast made the stay that much better. We loved the decor with many unique discoveries throughout the house. Perfect place for parents of Choate students, romantic getaways, or a good home base for discovering Connecticut and surrounding areas. Highly recommend!!


Great place to stay, cozy, modern amenities, wonderful owners

5 on August 08, 2017

I booked the Bell Tower for a group of my in-laws who were visiting for the first time from out of the country for several days. The owners, Celeste and Steven, were amazingly accommodating to our group. They were extremely flexible with our travel confusion and arrival times. They were always quick to reply to my phone calls and emails. The house itself is beautiful and surprisingly larger than it looks from the outside due to an extension that creates a gorgeous sitting room that opens on to the back yard and patio. The bedrooms and bathroom were all very comfortable, modern, and perfectly clean. The morning breakfasts were really tasty and far more than I expected (an actual full selection of homemade dishes, not the usual quicky continental breakfast you get elsewhere). The house is on a quiet, residential street directly across from a private school campus. It's also a really short walk to the center of town where there are a bunch of restaurants, pubs, and shops. If you're not familiar with the region, the town is a 20min drive from New Haven and about the same to Hartford (and a stop on Amtrak) so it's a really easy jaunt to the major schools and businesses in the state. I honestly can't recommend the Bell Tower enough to anyone traveling in Connecticut.


excellent b and b

5 on August 07, 2017

The hosts accommodate one group or couple or individual a night. The accommodations are very comfortable and the hosts are very helpful in every way -- and they make a great breakfast. Location: short walk to restaurants in Wallingford. Highly recommended.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review! We hope to see you again.

- Celeste and Steven (innkeeper)


Home away from home.

5 on November 12, 2016

Celeste and Steven are wonderful hosts. I felt like home guests more than a hotel guests. The room is totally comfortable. Their newly fitted high tech bathroom is not seen in any hotel in wallingford area. I can't thank them more for Such a lovely stay. We want more places like Bell Tower on earth.


Our Home Away From Home

5 on November 12, 2016

My husband and I stayed with Steve and Celeste over Parents Weekend and couldn't be more happy with our stay! It was a refuge from the craziness of the weekend. It felt like we were staying with our favorite "Aunt and Uncle" as they took such good care of us! The rooms are charming and beautifully decorated, bed extremely comfortable and the overall house a lovely retreat for anyone seeking the comforts of home. The best part was the breakfast in the morning. Served on beautiful china, a delicious and well-balanced home cooked breakfast (along with the paper and good strong coffee) was the perfect way to start our day. Can't wait to visit our daughter and just as excited to stay with Celeste and Steve at Bell Tower!


Strongly recommended

5 on October 30, 2016

Warm reception by interesting owners who were also discreet. Large comfortable beds with all conveniences included. Highlight was the best French Toast I've ever had.


Lovely B and B!

5 on October 26, 2016

We had a lovely relaxing visit. Celeste and Steven are the perfect hosts. Delicious breakfast!


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Rooms & Rates

North Room (150 square feet)

Queen size bed with bell tower view and closet

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $129 - $149

East Room - our largest room (170 square feet)

King size bed with desk and closet

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $139 - $159

South Room (145 square feet)

South facing room with King size bed overlooking rear patio and yard.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $134 - $154

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Location

Location Type

Small town

Airport

Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) 42 miles

Directions to property:

Take Exit 14 Route 91 CT 150 N/Woodhouse Avenue toward Wallingford. Turn right on North Elm Street and Left on Curtis Avenue.

Area Attractions

Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Performing Theater, University, Winery

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Walk to mass transit, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Desk

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night's stay
  • Cancellations: We require a one night deposit to hold your reservation. You will receive a full refund if cancelled at least 14 days prior to your scheduled stay. You will also receive a full refund if we are able to replace your booking.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Celeste and Steven

Languages spoken

English

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About the innkeepers

Celeste, a retired academic, is making her long standing interest in cooking and entertaining a second career. She is an active community volunteer interested in public health issues and Wallingford's rich history. Steven, a local architect, is active in downtown Wallingford revitalization and preservation. An avid hiker, he can suggest walking alternatives in the area, including sections of the New England Trail, a nationally designated scenic trail which runs through Wallingford.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 7:30AM to 9:30AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

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