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Old Lyme Inn

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Front of property
Superior Room | Individually decorated, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Bar (on property)

Overview of Old Lyme Inn

Old Lyme Inn

3.5 star property
9.2 out of 10 Wonderful
9.2/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
85 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT, 06371

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGoose Island5 min drive
  • Popular LocationEssex Island Marina9 min drive
  • Popular LocationConnecticut River Museum9 min drive
  • AirportNew Haven, CT (HVN-Tweed - New Haven Regional)36 min drive

Room options

About this area

Old Lyme

Old Lyme Inn is located in Old Lyme. Essex Island Marina and Childrens Museum of Southeastern Connecticut are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit Essex Saybrook Antique Village Shopping Center and Essex Plaza Shopping Center. Saybrook Country Barn and Stay and Play LLC are also worth visiting. Take an opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Goose Island - 5 min drive
  • Essex Steam Train - 6 min drive
  • Essex Island Marina - 9 min drive
  • Connecticut River Museum - 9 min drive
  • Rocky Neck State Park - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Old Saybrook Station - 8 min drive
  • Bradley Intl. Airport (BDL) - 60 min drive


  • Burger King - 6 min drive
  • Teddy's Old Lyme Pizza Palace - 8 min drive
  • Monkey Farm - 5 min drive
  • Starbucks - 5 min drive
  • Coffee's Country Market - 3 min drive

About this property

Old Lyme Inn

3.5-star historic inn
You can look forward to a garden, a library, and a fireplace in the lobby at Old Lyme Inn. In addition to a bar and conference space, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Free self parking
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), meeting rooms, and tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services, smoke-free premises, and concierge services
  • Guest reviews say good things about the dining options and helpful staff
Room features
All 13 individually decorated rooms offer comforts such as air conditioning and separate sitting areas, in addition to amenities like free WiFi. Guest reviews give good marks for the comfortable, spacious rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and free toiletries
  • 32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Separate sitting areas, coffee/tea makers, and heating



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site

Food and drink

  • Daily cooked-to-order breakfast available 8:30 AM–10:30 AM for a fee: USD 8–15 per person
  • A bar/lounge
  • A restaurant

Things to do

  • Library

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Tour and ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom available in select rooms
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Braille/raised signage
  • In-room accessibility available in select rooms
  • No elevator
  • Roll-in shower available in select rooms
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shampoo
  • Shower only
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • 32-inch flat-screen TV with cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Individual decor
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Separate sitting area

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open Monday - Saturday (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 50.0 per stay
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: approximately USD 8–15 per person
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 50.0 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Old Lyme Inn
Old Lyme Hotel Old Lyme
Old Lyme Inn Inn
Old Lyme Inn Old Lyme
Old Lyme Inn Inn Old Lyme

Frequently asked questions

Is Old Lyme Inn pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Old Lyme Inn?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Old Lyme Inn?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Old Lyme Inn?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Old Lyme Inn located?

Situated in Old Lyme, this historic inn is within a 10-minute walk of Florence Griswold Museum and Lawrence & Memorial Family Medicine. Connecticut River and Ferry Landing State Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).




Rating 10 - Excellent. 80 out of 111 reviews" "
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Rating 8 - Good. 21 out of 111 reviews" "
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Rating 6 - Okay. 5 out of 111 reviews" "
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Rating 4 - Poor. 3 out of 111 reviews" "
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Rating 2 - Terrible. 2 out of 111 reviews" "
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The room was comfortable and Chris at the front desk was friendly and helpful.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Loved the charm of this place, loved dining on the terrace, listening to jazz, very picturesque with wonderful staff. Food great. Service great.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

6/10 Okay


Liked: Cleanliness
There was no phone in the room. I had people coming for dinner who did not have my cell and I don't on principal give it out to hotels. They arrived and I had no idea they were waiting until I went downstairs early. How does the hotel arrange for wake-up calls? No phone in the room is unacceptable. I was there for 2 nights and the room wasn't made up the second day. As it was Sunday, there was virtually no one around to tell this to until I ran into a very nice custodian who did get me towels, at least. The clock wasn't functional. Fan on the heating/cooling was not adjustable. It blew cold all weekend. There was no bar soap. Again, unacceptable. Squeeze bottle soap is useless. AND there was no conditilner in the squeeze bottles in the shower. And, no, shampoo pretending to have conditioner in it does not work. The was no table height surface and no real chair. Working on a computer on a magazine rack seated in an easy chair doesn't work. The stay was disappointing.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We had a great time at the Old Lyme Inn. The restaurant was fantastic and the service was excellent. We also saw the Jazz show which was the highlight of our weekend.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

8/10 Good


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A lovely stay. Our room was clean and cozy, though some of the furniture showed visible wear. Comfortable beds and a lovely bathroom that felt modern. The staff was helpful and friendly. Breakfast was a bit underwhelming, but overall, we’d recommend a stay the Old Lyme Inn.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2023

8/10 Good


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This inn is charming, well located and has the fantastic Sidedoor Jazz club - we had a wonderful time here and the staff was beyond helpful! A great place to stay in Old Lyme!

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
It was a very enjoyable vacation.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent

Randall, Mill Valley

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The town of Old Lyme is charming, and this lovely inn is perfectly situated, right across from the Florence Griswold Museum, right off the I95 for easy exploring, and very quiet and peaceful.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with group, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Staff was supper friendly and helpful.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

8/10 Good


Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Quaint cozy inn. The staff was friendly. However, I did not receive an itemized bill for my stay. The price listed on Expedia was not what l paid, Also, l was the only person on the premises for two nights. It was creepy walking into an empty inn. If I would have known, l wouldn’t had booked the stay.
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2022