Delamar Southport is a luxury boutique hotel in Southport, a charming coastal village on the Long Island Sound. The 44-room hotel blends historic New England decor and architecture with modern amenities, including flat screen TVs, high speed Internet access, in-room kitchens and washers and dryers. A private spa suite offers guests total relaxation with targeted facial, massage, and body treatments. Guests can enjoy healthy farm-to-table cuisine at one of The Artisan Restaurant’s four dining venue or at one of Southport’s many local eateries. The area’s beaches, nature trails, historic sites and antique shopping make Southport a picture-perfect backdrop to a laid-back weekend retreat.

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Rooms & Suites

Delamar Southport offers 44 guest rooms, each with high-speed Internet access, flat screen plasma TV, king bed, mini bar and work area, and a full kitchen and washer and dryer included in the suites.

The deluxe guest rooms feature a soaking tub and plush terry robes in the marble bathroom, as well as a large closet and blackout drapes. Each superior guest room includes a gas fireplace, sitting area, and kitchenette with a refrigerator and microwave.

Both the executive suite and the larger Southport suite offer a full gourmet kitchen, separate living room and bedroom, and washer and dryer with hardwood floors throughout. The governor suite features two separate bedrooms, a king-sized bed in one and a queen-sized bed in the other. At 2,800 square feet, the three-bedroom presidential suite is the hotel’s largest accommodation, with a king-sized master bedroom and private bath with Jacuzzi tub, a queen-sized second bedroom and full bath, and a daybed and half bath in the third guestroom.

Spa

Guests booking a reservation at The Spa Suite at Delamar Southport have exclusive access to the private suite featuring a steam shower and living room with a fireplace. Spa services include facials, massages, and body treatments, with the option to add peels, masks, waxes and hand, foot, and scalp massages to personalize guests’ experience. The Spa also offers a couple’s massage room for side-by-side treatments, as well as specialized treatments for new mothers and brides to be.

Dining

The Artisan Restaurant offers a fine dining experience at Delamar Southport, serving New England-inspired plates for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. Guests can choose the main dining room or the relaxed Tavern or dine in the warmer months in the outdoor garden featuring a full-service bar. The restaurant also features a private dining room called The Copper Room for special occasion meals with views through the room’s elegant glass walls.

Stepping off the hotel grounds into Southport, guests will find more opportunities to sample coastal cuisine, including lobster bisque at The Grey Goose and sea scallops at Italian restaurant Paci. The village is also home to Connecticut’s oldest tavern, called The Horseshoe Tavern, now a popular bar and live music venue. Driftwood is a more casual dining spot for a lunchtime coffee or sandwich. Guests can also order takeout or delivery from Sammy’s Southport Pizza, with gluten-free and gourmet options.

Weddings & Conferences

Delamar Southport welcomes groups of up to 150 guests for weddings, meetings, and other special occasions. The Cunningham room on the hotel’s main floor can accommodate up to 80 guests for a reception or theatre-style event, 60 for a banquet, or 30 in a boardroom setup. Located off the hotel’s main courtyard, The Folly is a unique indoor-outdoor venue with space for up to 125 guests for a reception or banquet.

With a full gourmet kitchen, living room and den, the three-bedroom Woodward-Newman Presidential Suite offers a more intimate setting for smaller cocktail receptions, formal meetings, or sit-down dinners. Groups of up to 12 can meet comfortably in the Boardroom. The hotel can also arrange small meetings with audiovisual hookup in any of its suite accommodations by request.

Things to do Nearby

Southport is a charming coastal town with historic mansions lining original cobblestone streets. The village center offers quaint shops and antique stores, as well as the Pequot Library housing more than 30,000 volumes and an acoustic concert hall. The Southport Galleries exhibits local and regional contemporary artists in century-old restored former hardware store. The 10-acre Southport Park nature preserve includes walking and hiking trails, bird and small mammal habitats and a children’s natural playscape playground.

The neighboring town of Fairfield offers additional entertainment options for couples and families. The Fairfield Theatre Company’s Stage One is a 225-seat live music venue renowned for its intimate feel and outstanding acoustics. The Fairfield Museum and History Center features art and history exhibits for all ages, as well as a research library and museum gift shop.

275 Old Post Road, Southport, CT 06890, Phone: 203-259-2800

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