Deacon Inn & Tea Room

Select Registry member since 2018
A Quintessential New England Experience.
325 Main Street Old Saybrook CT 06475, US
Deacon Inn & Tea Room
Deacon Coffee Rm
Deacon Suite
Deacon Treetop Room
Deacon Tea tower
Deacon Sunrise room
Deacon Rm 1
Deacon Parlor

Enjoy the 1746 history of the Deacon (Timothy Pratt Bed and Breakfast) and its Connecticut shoreline surroundings. Many of the original, center-chimney British Colonial details remain, including the wide-planked wooden floors with the square-headed nails, hand-hewn beams, a corner cupboard (dining room) and beehive oven (kitchen). The Deacon Timothy Pratt House is listed on the National Historic Register. As respectful stewards, we’re committed to preserving the historic architecture of our landmark. As innkeepers, we’re also committed to providing modern luxury.

Located on Main Street, arts, culture, shopping, wellness spas, and foodie discoveries at myriad restaurants are an easy walk. The Katherin Hepburn Cultural Arts Center is only a block away. Beaches, gardens, and greens are also a walk, bike, or car ride away. There is so much to enjoy in our beautiful coastal Connecticut town halfway between New York City and Boston - including stunning sunsets over the water, an east-coast surprise!

Each of our rooms has been redesigned with your comfort and connectivity in mind. Wood-burning fireplaces and gas stoves make for cozy winter ambiance. Imported linens, fluffy pillows, and European feather duvets dress our luxury beds. Then, unplug or plug-into complimentary high-speed broadband wifi (and flat-screen TV). Tommy Bahama toiletries and Frette towels complete your revitalizing shower or tub time. Want to add an aromatherapy facial, massage, or other wellness treatment? We will be happy to arrange that for you in your guestroom.

Our cafe is located right next door in our sister property, The James Pharmacy. The cafe will be your destination for house-made gelato, Simpson & Vail tea, authentic Italian cappucino and other delights.

The Deacon and our James Pharmacy cafe are also perfect locations for making memories and celebrating life’s milestones – weddings, anniversaries, and showers to name a few. We aim to provide the amenities you enjoy in a healthy and nurturing setting. Join us for a private formal tea. We also encourage you to celebrate mini-milestones like friendship, or book-club meetings, with an elegant tea for 4 to 12 guests, hosted in our historic dining room.

We can easily accommodate your dietary needs. Please make us aware of them when you book your stay or plan your event.


Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, LGBT Friendly, Limited Spa Service, Dedicated Spa Service, Restaurant On Site, National Historic Registry, Concierge Services,

Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Restaurant on Premises: Open to the public

Special Diets Accommodated: Vegetarian , Vegan , Gluten Free , Yes

Breakfast: Complimentary

Breakfast Service: Full

Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables , Flexible Times

Pub/Tavern on Premises: No

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Beverages , Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments , Complimentary Snacks , Complimentary Early Coffee Tea , Complimentary Warm Cookies before bed , Picnics Available

Rooms & Suites

Spacious guest rooms spread throughout the house. Each with working seasonal fireplace or gas stove, historic windows, wide-plank floors, private baths/shower. Luxurious beds, premium linens and toiletries with contemporary comforts.

Accommodations: Cottages, Suites, Adjoining rooms/Suites

# of Rooms: 5

Beds: Twin, Queen, King

Room Entertainment: Cable TV

Handicap Accessible: Limited

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Antique Furnishing, Feather-beds , Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Ironing Boards, Microwaves, Private Entrance, Refrigerator, Rollaway Available, Whirlpool or Jacuzzi

Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless, Complimentary

Front Desk/Security: OnSite, Business Hours

Corporate Rates: Yes

Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, LGBT Friendly, Limited Spa Service, Dedicated Spa Service, Restaurant On Site, National Historic Registry, Concierge Services

Location Type

Location Type: Suburban, Small Town/Village, Coastal


Minimum Stay Required: Weekends, Holidays, Peak Season

Pet-Friendly: Limited

Smoking Policy: Smoke Free

Family Friendly: Over 6

Weddings & Events

Wedding/Events Capacity: 50-99

Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremony, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Luncheon, Elopment

Wedding Services & Amenities: Wedding Planner, Officiant, Caterer, Florist, Photographer, Decorator

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor

Business Travel & Events

Meeting Types: Business Meeting, Retreats, Social

Meeting Amenities: Dedicated Conference Center, Onsite Catering

Meeting Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor