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Starbuck Inn Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 7 Kent B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 December 2011

My wife and I stayed here in the fall for a long weekend in Kent. Here are some of the highlights:

PROS
The location is fantastic. On the edge of town, just far enough away to be quiet and secluded enough, while still close to all the shops and restaurants. For both nights of our stay, we walked to a restaurant in town and the walk was very pleasant.

The breakfasts were great - very tasty, and they had no problem accommodating our preferences. There was a nice variety of afternoon snacks and tea each day as well.

The rooms were nice - very spacious and airy with complimentary bottles of water. Had a nice rustic feel, but with modern conveniences.

The property was beautiful and had a nice pastoral feel. The gardens in the backyard were a pleasure to look at and walk through.

Peter was very welcoming right from the start. Very willing to answer any questions we had about activities and dining options, and even made a restaurant reservation for us during afternoon tea as we were just chatting about where to eat.

CONS
Not really any other than some spider webs in the bathroom. Not what my wife wanted to see, but when you operate in a natural rustic setting, it is understandable.


We would definitely stay here again if we came back to Kent.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 November 2011

My fiance and I chose this bed and breakfast to have an intimate wedding ceremony close to the shops and restaurants of Kent. We were pleasantly surprised by how beautiful the B&B is in person and by our wonderful host, Peter Starbuck. Peter has left no stone unturned in the hosting department, from the well-appointed rooms to the warm, cozy living room to the delicious breakfasts and high tea. We enjoyed admiring the old character of the inn, while appreciating the updated commodities, such as the deep soaking tub in our room. Peter graciously took pictures of our ceremony in his lovely back yard and we were thrilled to have "Ruby" the chocolate lab make an appearance (Ruby is kept in Peter's residence section of the inn, away from guests, unless requested). We will be back every year!

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 November 2011

A beautiful and well-maintained B&B in Kent, CT. We were greeted upon arrive by Peter Starbuck, the proprietor, and offered a nice afternoon tea service. Just a short drive away, there is a charming little main street full of shops and restaurants, and just a stone's throw from an excellent covered bridge. The accommodations were very nice and the breakfast was excellent. If you're going to be anywhere near Kent, this is a good place to spend a night or two.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 November 2011

The building is a recently renovated, partly new, traditional wooden Connecticut house, with about ten large, airy bedrooms. The owner, Peter Starbuck (no relation, as far as we could tell, to the coffee shop chain), runs the show in an affable, extrovert but quite determined manner. The rooms were clean, although the carpet should have been vacuumed each day. Breakfasts were quirky, with Peter keeping the actual menu secret until it appeared on the table, and included items such as apple sausage, blueberry pancakes, butternut squash quiche, and good coffee, but sadly they were rather nouvelle-cuisine and there was no choice. This shortcoming was made up for by the provision of an ample afternoon tea at four o’clock in front of the log fire, when we were given Italian pastries, cheese, paté, and other nibbles, as well as tea, apple juice and sherry.

The inn is a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Kent, a neat, tidy and rather twee little town, with a range of restaurants – mostly pretty overpriced. The Appalachian Trail can be accessed within a mile or so: very beautiful but 2,200 miles long.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 November 2011

Starbucks Inn
An elegant Inn in a very good position in Kent, which is a charming small, New England town.
The Inn is spacious and comfortable and has a really beautiful outlook at the back where the breakfast room is located.
There are several good restaurants within walking distance. Note though that in October they do not all open every day.
Peter, the host, is an interesting guy and looked after us very well. Breakfasts were excellent.
Tea is provided in the afternoon but it would be nice to be able to make a hot drink at other times. Just providing a vacuum flask of hot water and tea bags/coffee would be all it takes.
.........on the other hand Peter does provide sherry for his guests in the lounge so things weren’t so bad!
Overall we very much enjoyed our stay here.
Bryan and Ann D
UK

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Starbuck Inn Bed and Breakfast

Address: 88 N Main St, Kent, CT 06757-1539
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Region: United States > Connecticut > Kent
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Free Breakfast
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Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Kent
Hotel Class:3 star — Starbuck Inn Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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