By The Sea Inn and Spa in Branford, CT is a wonderful little place to treat yourself or buy a gift certificate to treat a good friend!! I've not stayed in the Inn part -- but the Spa area is wonderful. Several friends and I went for massages and we were all very pleased. It is nice sized and comfortable and has a very relaxing atomosphere. Because it is off the beaten track a bit and not, for instance, in downtown New Haven -- that just adds to the charm. My massage was wonderful and the staff was very friendly. I would highly recommend this place.