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The Spa at Norwich Inn, in Norwich, Connecticut, formerly known as Norwich Inn, is a historic hotel. established in 1929 or 1930Work out when and for how long to visit The Spa at Norwich Inn and other Norwich attractions using our handy Norwich online travel route planner.
It is located at 607 West Thames Street (CT-32), in Norwich. It is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.
It was built as the Norwich Inn in 1930, with a Georgian Revival-style building. It had 75 guest rooms and a golf course.
A local history describes the golf course as having been developed earlier from a six-hole course, expanded to a nine-hole course, and expanded again to an 18-hole course, apparently before 1929.
An early promotional card from the Norwich Inn stated:
Stepping out of the INN onto a broad observation veranda one hundred feet long, the golfer descends onto the first tee green for a tour around eighteen holes as a beautiful sporty course running through hill and dale that is liked by all who use it. The leading pros of the country have played many matches on this course. Special privileges are given to the golfing guests of the INN to use the course.
Besides golf, the inn also offered equestrian paths for horse riders.
Visitors over the years included Eddie Albert, Bert Lahr, Basil Rathbone, George Bernard Shaw, and Frank Sinatra.
After World War II it was owned by the City of Norwich, and was operated as a boardinghouse and as jail overflow. It was sold in 1983 to the Edward J. Safdie Group, which renovated it and built a separate Spa building. It was purchased in 1994 by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. In 2000 a $15 million renovation and expansion was completed and it was renamed as "The Spa at Norwich Inn."
In 2020, it was a member of the Historic Hotels of America. In 2022, the hotel was no longer a member.
The Spa at Norwich Inn reviews
I traveled alone. The staff made me feel very comfortable. They were wonderful. From check in, to the spa and dinning room. Fred is wonderful and brought luggage to my room. Always had a smile...
I traveled alone. The staff made me feel very comfortable. They were wonderful. From check in, to the spa and dinning room. Fred is wonderful and brought luggage to my room. Always had a smile... more »
Absolutely LOVE their spa! I have had 5 massages in the past year here and they've all been amazing. They have a jacuzzi, pool, gym, steam room, sauna that you pay $20 to use before a treatment. They have a great few restaurants on site and gorgeous gardens. I recommend coming late spring, summer and early fall to take advantage of their outdoor space. This is definitely 5 stars! If you get a massage make sure to get Wendy- all of the staff is great but she's the best!!
Nice getaway. Been coming here for years with my wife. A few of the services they use to offer are no longer such as the 3 PM tea and scones or the 5 PM wine tasting. I believe offering a few more amenities would make this a five-star experience. Also I did not get a treatment this time just stay at the spa and use the facilities. In the past the treatments are good but they don’t seem to ever give you the full 50 minutes worth. One of the reasons why I didn’t get one this time. But nice charming grounds and very close to Mohegan sun
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