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About Boardman House Inn Bed & Breakfast

Award-winning luxury inn located in the quaint New England riverfront village of East Haddam, CT just two hours from New York City or Boston and a short walk from Goodspeed Musicals, the Connecticut River and restaurants.

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8 Norwich Rd, East Haddam, CT 06423
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Services Boardman House Inn Bed & Breakfast Offers

Boardman House offers newly renovated accommodations with private bathrooms. Provides luxurious accommodations with individually appointed guest rooms that are perfect for a honeymoon, anniversary, weekend getaway, or relaxing vacation. Guests can enjoy access to free Wi-Fi and heated bathroom floors for added comfort. In addition, the Boardman House Inn is ideally located in the heart of Connecticut, making it an ideal base for exploring the area with easy access to nearby highways and popular destinations such as Mystic Seaport, the Mark Twain House and Museum, and the historic city of New Haven.

  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Boutique Hotel
4.7 Out of 5.0

Reviews For Boardman House Inn Bed & Breakfast

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Michele Marrongelli
Review source: Google Michele Marrongelli Thursday, November 3rd 2022
The Boardman House is architecturally stunning and beautifully appointed (and very clean!!!) I travel frequently for work and always prefer boutique places over chain hotel (much more homey). I was so pleased the inn matched its photos and positive reviews. The heated floors and towel warmer in the bathroom were an unexpected treat! I have read the reviews about the proprietor not being available or responsive...I texted Mia and within minutes she was downstairs to meet me. She is an absolutely lovely woman and we had a wonderful conversation; we hugged when I left. I have stayed at many B&Bs throughout New England and I would rate this as my favorite. As far as no longer serving breakfast, it is stated on the website, and for me a non issue. This is a family run business (for over 20 years) and Mia and her husband do most of work, which I imagine is far from easy. I plan to return when in the area for work and plan to come for fun too. Highly recommend. I stayed in the Corner Room (as on a corporate budget), which was quiet and private.
Jessica Cogswell
Review source: Google Jessica Cogswell Thursday, August 25th 2022
My other half and I absolutely loved everything about this stay. The management responded to us within moments- the amenities were so carefully thought about. Beautiful selection of complimentary coffees and creamers, heated towel racks- clean as a whistle, gorgeous rooms- we plan on making this stay a regular for us.

Highly recommend!
Marie Lamere
Review source: Google Marie Lamere Tuesday, August 16th 2022
I had a very disappointing 2 night stay at The Boardman House. I was in town for a couple of social gatherings. This lodging is advertised as "elegant". Trip Advisor rates this place 4.5. This rating is unwarranted. The building is beautiful. The living room and my bedroom had lovely furnishings. But its a "cold" place. As mentioned in an earlier note, it is a bed and no breakfast. Furthermore there is no hospitality. I saw one guest my first night in the living room. The 2nd day, I saw no one during the day, and no one at night. I heard nothing from the Host. This as a chilling experience for me, something I have never encountered. I have stayed in many Inns and B&B, and I've stayed in a few during the pandemic. I have had no contact entry experience during the pandemic. I expect, and have received REAL coffee, not instant coffee. (The 2nd day it was "donut coffee"). I also expect breakfast, or something very simple like a muffin or croissant. This could easily have been served on the porch or in the
garden. And I expect some kind of contact with the host.
I also expect a room with a closet. My room had 4 hangers hanging on the wall, but no closet. Furthermore, there was no iron, ironing board, or hairdryer. The lack of basic "amenities" really upset me as I was preparing to go to a party.

I guess I'm really mad at myself. I have relied upon the Trip Advisor rating for booking INNs and B&B's. I read the description of the Inn and it mentioned it was Elegant and Trip Advisor rated it 4.5. So I booked the Inn. I should have read Reviews.

Trip Advisor, please update your review system for this B&B. It's not a B&B, not even an INN. It's a Boarding House. I think if I knew this was an elegant Boarding House, and my room did not contain the basics, and I would not see the hosts, and I might be completely alone in a very large building, I could have made a better decision about where to stay, and I would not have been so upset
Bob Smith
Review source: Google Bob Smith Tuesday, March 22nd 2022
Great comfortable stay!
Bruce Seplowitz
Review source: Google Bruce Seplowitz Tuesday, February 8th 2022
Danielle Putier
Review source: Google Danielle Putier Friday, June 25th 2021
Really disappointing experience with this hotel and "host" Mia. From the poor communication to the bugs in the room I would not recommend this hotel to anyone, especially someone looking for a "luxurious" experience as advertised on their website. I booked the "Garden Room" for a last minute work trip and tried several times prior to arrival to contact the inn to learn more about their arrival procedures since we planned to arrive late - no one ever answered the phone and the mailbox was full so you could not leave a message. When we arrived there was an envelope taped to the front door with directions to the room. We followed the directions and arrived to find the front door of the room covered in hundreds of small bugs...we did our best to sneak in to avoid any bugs entering with us, however, when we entered the room was already populated with many small bugs around all the lights. We tried shutting lights off but after spending about 20 minutes in the room, decided we could not stay in a bug-filled room for the night. The arrival note indicated to please email any concerns after business hours -- and since it was almost 10pm, that is what I did. I let Mia know we were not comfortable sleeping with bugs and would not be staying the night. I called and texted several times the next morning and only at 11am did Mia return my email and basically blame us for not following the right procedure -- saying I should have texted her and that all she found were "a few dead flies in the windowsills"-- when spending over $300 on a 4 star hotel I would expect to find any bugs anywhere (personally). I then called (again) and emailed Mia asking if she could please call me so we could talk about the issue - my husband also tried to reach her several times. She finally TEXTED back mid-day and offered for us to come back if we left the lights off and she vacuumed the flies out of the windowsill. Again, I asked if we could speak over the phone and she simply never replied. We have since made several attempts to talk to Mia over the phone but she has not responded to us. I know that running a B&B is not easy and often things are not 100% in place, however, having worked for several years at a bed and breakfast I know that the basic rules of hospitality and customer service still apply. I wish Mia had been willing to talk with us over the phone to work something out instead of blaming us and making it seems like we were making something up. I would save yourself the disappointment of staying in a musty, buggy, overpriced room.
Paula Bleau
Review source: Google Paula Bleau Sunday, October 11th 2020
Very cute loved the chickens
Lara Chamberlin
Review source: Google Lara Chamberlin Monday, December 2nd 2019
My husband and I had a wonderful stay! Mia our hostess was a very kind and talented woman, who along with her husband, have restored this large B&B to it's former glory and have given attention to all the details. The bathroom floor was heated and is a touch of luxury that made a long day visiting the area delightful to be back at home base. The breakfast was lovingly executed. We enjoyed our stay so much we sent our daughter and her husband to a play and treated them to a night at The Boardman with Mia.
We plan to visit again and take in the area more often... especially now that we have a nice home we can visit. Mia loves chandeliers and they fill the B&B! Take note of the details in this marvelous home. She inspired me and now I am putting chandeliers in my home for an extra touch.
michael holcomb
Review source: Google michael holcomb Tuesday, October 22nd 2019
I booked a room six days out for a work trip and had to cancel less than two business days later for reasons beyond my control.

The response from Mia Hymander was as follows, "Unfortunately, it's too late for a refund since it's less than 14 days before arrival as per our cancellation policy."

Their response is utterly unreasonable given that I booked only six days in advance and inappropriate given they had suffered no damages from my almost immediate cancellation.

An excellent example of penny wise and pound foolish behavior that should make you think twice before booking. Why risk it when this area has so many fabulous choices.
Matt Y
Review source: Google Matt Y Friday, July 5th 2019
Room was good size and tastefully decorated. very nice bathroom. Breakfast was average and had to plan your meal well in advance. very restricted must. Did hear road traffic ftom our back room.
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More About Boardman House Inn Bed & Breakfast

Connecticut bed and breakfast just two hours from New York City and Boston and a short walk from Goodspeed Musicals, Connecticut River and restaurants. Offers luxury lodging in a beautifully restored Second Empire Mansion. Each room is air-conditioned and features a comfortable bed with plush down duvets and fine linens, guaranteeing a good night’s sleep. The amenities of the Boardman House Inn are carefully designed to make you feel pampered and relaxed, perfect for a romantic weekend away or a solo retreat. The historic mansion has a unique charm that will transport you back to a bygone era, while the nearby towns and nature trails provide plenty of opportunities for exploration.

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