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Silas W. Robbins House
Ranked #1 of 4 Wethersfield B&B and Inns
New Fairfield, ct
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“What a Gem!”
Reviewed 26 February 2012

We actually live in Connecticut but we were going to the Hartford Plant and Garden Show and thought we would find some place fun and interesting to stay. We drove up to Wethersfield on a friday night and stayed at the Silas W. Robbins house. What a wonderful place! It is a beautiful restored victorian home. The owners have spared no expense and have unbelievable attention to detail. The fixtures, artwork, wall hangings...all beautiful.

We were able to walk to dinner at Lucky Lou's in the town center.

Service was friendly and helpful. The owners loaned us an umbrella for our walk into town which was nice. Breakfast was wonderful and we were 15 minutes from downtown Hartford. I would recommend this to anyone traveling in the Hartford area.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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San Antonio, TX
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Reviewed 29 November 2011

We traveled through New England for two weeks this summer, staying at a variety of Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns, and the Silas B. Robbins House was the best of all. The breakfast is excellent, the accomodations superb, and the hosts gracious and welcoming. If you are withn a hundred miles of the Wethersfield-Hartford area, you owe it to yourself to stay here. We live in Texas, and we're trying to find a way to get back.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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New York
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2011

How BEAUTIFUL!!! This place is what a B&B should be, and I’ve stayed in many. The owners should be given some sort of award for restoring this glorious old house to its present condition. Every detail is perfect. We only stayed overnight, but I wanted to spend more time just to walk around the house, the porch, and the gardens to take it all in. I took photos, but they simply cannot do the house justice. You have to be there to experience it for yourself, especially when you see the “before” photos of this grand mansion in shambles. The owners virtually resurrected it from the ashes and saved this precious piece of history for others to enjoy. Thank you John and Shireen for your labor of love, and for being such gracious hosts.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
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Reviewed 1 August 2011

My husband and I were married in Connecticut earlier this year and spent our wedding night at the Silas W. Robbins House. We booked the Cupids and Roses Room, which was beautiful--spacious, clean and comfortable. The room had several large windows overlooking the town green, letting in lots of natural light. The bathroom was quite small (not really enough room for two adults to get ready) and without a bathtub. However, the double shower, multiple shower heads and fabulous soaps/shampoos helped to make up for this.

The hotel has been carefully restored with attention to detail. The property is lovely, located in an historic district, surrounded by other restored homes. Plenty of secure parking and a secure keyless entry for late arrivals. The owner was very accommodating, allowing my husband to drop-off our luggage during the day, before our wedding ceremony.

The only thing keeping this from a five-star review is the breakfast the next morning. We awoke (the morning after our wedding) around 10am and found that breakfast had been put away. We were instead offered cut fruit in a paper cup. While we had missed the breakfast service, I would have expected that knowing it was our honeymoon, the owners could have been a little more flexible. For $325/night I expected a higher degree of service for the small details.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Towaco, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2011

small B&B in old Wethersfield, meticulously rebuilt old mansion that was saved from the wrecking ball by the innkeepers, who keep this inn squeaky clean & tidy for the fussy folks like us. Shireen makes outstanding full breakfasts, and accommodates celiac diets.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Oldsmar, Florida
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Reviewed 27 March 2011

Very magnificently restored mansion. Innkeepers very nice and attentive. Great restaurant within walking distance and a very delicious breakfast. Everything very clean and comfortable. Rooms very large and nicely decorated. Would definitely return when in the area again.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Boston, MA
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Reviewed 11 October 2010

My husband and I stayed here one night because he had to give a talk nearby. It was a little difficult to find a hotel that sounded good so we thought we'd try a B&B, even though we're really hotel people. This B&B is perfection. It had burned badly in 1996 and the reno took 6 years but has been done to wonderfully. I couldn't find one flaw and I'm kind of fussy. The inn keepers were very friendly but not overbearing. The room (Cupid) was delightful and the bathroom state of the art. Loved the instant hot water in the shower. Breakfast was very tasty and served hot. The little town of Wethersfield is also very picturesque and from the hotel you can walk and walk on sidewalks. There is an elevator for those who don't like stairs. Hope to return some day. The only little negative was that the bed, even though king-sized could have been a little plumper & my husband said the internet was too slow.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Silas W. Robbins House

Property: Silas W. Robbins House
Address: 185 Broad St, Wethersfield, CT 06109-3133
Region: United States > Connecticut > Wethersfield
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Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Wethersfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1873 by Silas Robbins, the House is a sophisticated and elegant representation of the Second Empire design. The House is listed on the National Registry. It is located in the oldest community and in the largest historic district of Connecticut; a treasure of a home, brought back to its previous grandeur. It is magnificently restored to its original splendor and upgraded with all the amenities including air conditioning. Enjoy the Victorian charm of the House while we enchant you with our hospitality! Visit us in historic Old Wethersfield, CT, overlooking the scenic Broad Street Green. ... more   less 

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