I recently stayed at the Niantic Inn, and I was VERY pleasantly surprised by what a great place. Quiet, ample parking, convenient to the local bars/restaurants in addition to the beach. My buddy and I were in a room with 2 double beds, couch, kitchen type table and chairs, fridge and microwave... place was huge. We both remarked that if we were to return to Niantic with our girlfriends, the Niantic Inn would be our first choice.
Owner was great, accomodating, and nice. My only "negative" comment would be the beds.... while very comfortable with nice sheets and comforters et al..... I didn't like the color. The comforters were a BRIGHT red... just didn't agree with me.
However..... besides the color of the comforter.... I thought the place was great, was a value for the price paid, and I would gladly stay here again without thinking about it.