Boasting a long heritage and rich cultural history, as well as beautiful natural landscapes of rugged Atlantic coastline and sublime weather, Connecticut is a popular destination for visitors throughout the year. Outdoor recreational activities include hiking, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, and skiing, depending on the time of your visit. There is a plethora of charming hotels, bed and breakfast inns, and resorts that offer unique accommodations.
1.Delamar Greenwich Harbor
© Delamar Greenwich Harbor
Situated on the edge of Greenwich Harbor, the Delamar Greenwich Harbor is a luxury hotel with contemporary guest rooms, modern amenities and an array of upscale facilities. Just a short walk from the Greenwich Metro-North station, the hotel features deluxe guest rooms with en-suite bathrooms, and state-of-the-art amenities, such as flat-screen televisions, iPod docks, DVD players, and complimentary wireless Internet. Upgraded suites have spacious living rooms and private balconies with beautiful water views, and facilities include an elegant French restaurant with water views, a fully equipped fitness center, and exclusive day spa, while luxe guest services range from in-room yoga instruction, seasonal harbor boat cruises, and a complimentary continental breakfast every morning. The hotel also offers loaner bikes for guests to explore the area.
500 Steamboat Rd, Greenwich, CT 06830, Phone: 203-661-9800
Set on 113 acres of woodlands in the Litchfield Hills, Winvian Farm is a private, luxury resort located in Morris that features deluxe accommodations in quaint farm cottages and buildings. Located a few miles from the town of Litchfield, the high-end rustic hotel offers 18 beautifully appointed and individually decorated cottages with woodsy-chic decor, cozy living spaces with fireplaces, en-suite bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs, and private patios or screened porches with charming views. A quirky treehouse and a converted 1968 helicopter are also available for guests wanting an unusual place to stay, and amenities include espresso makers, loaner bikes for exploring, and a delicious cooked breakfast served every morning. Additional facilities range from a luxury spa offering massages and body treatments, seasonal activities such as cooking classes and horseback riding, and an elegant farm-to-table restaurant that serves organic cuisine from the hotel's gardens.
155 Alain White Rd, Morris, CT 06763, Phone: 860-567-9600
3.Saybrook Point Inn & Spa
© Saybrook Point Inn & Spa
Situated between the Connecticut River and the Long Island Sound, the Saybrook Point Inn and Spa is a stately waterfront hotel with elegant accommodations, upscale facilities, and acclaimed waterfront dining. Located within walking distance of the Fort Saybrook Monument Park, the Saybrook Point Inn & Spa features elegantly appointed guest rooms and deluxe suites situated in the main building, along with traditionally decorated and furnished guest rooms in a nearby guesthouse. All accommodations have comfortable beds in luxury linens and en-suite bathrooms with showers and soaking tubs, and modern amenities such as flat-screen televisions, coffeemakers, mini fridges, and complimentary wireless Internet. Deluxe facilities at the Saybrook Point Inn & Spa include an exclusive spa and wellness center, a health club with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a variety of exercise classes, and fitness equipment, and a stylish restaurant overlooking the water. A free shuttle is available from the hotel to the Main Street and the nearby Amtrak station.
2 Bridge St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475, Phone: 860-395-2000
© Delamar Southport
The Delamar Southport is an upscale hotel on Old Post Road in Fairfield County that is adorned with original artworks and features 44 guestrooms and suites designed with unparalleled luxury and distinctive charm. Spacious, yet residential in style, guestrooms and suites are decorated with handcrafted furniture and luxury amenities and have kitchenettes or fully equipped kitchens with washer/dryers, and comfortable sitting areas. Facilities at the Delamar Southport include a breakfast buffet served in the chic restaurant and bar, a sleek spa and wellness center, a fully equipped fitness center, and a lovely courtyard where guests can relax. Other perks range from seasonal bikes for exploring the area, and a local shuttle to valet parking and the hotel is a short way from the Southport train station, Sasco Beach and, Sherwood Island, State Park.
275 Old Post Rd, Southport, CT 06890, Phone: 203-259-2800
5.Water's Edge Resort & Spa
© Water's Edge Resort & Spa
Surrounded by lush gardens and grounds where ‘Connecticut meets the shore’ and boasting beautiful views over the Long Island Sound, the Water’s Edge Resort is a sprawling New England beach resort that has been a popular tourist destination for visitors to Connecticut for more than 30 years. A short walk from the beach, the resort features warmly decorated guest rooms and suites, as well as condo-style villas with kitchenettes, and separate living areas. Modern amenities include flat-screen televisions, coffeemakers, mini fridges, and complimentary wireless Internet, while facilities at the resort include a full-service spa, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fully equipped fitness center, and tennis courts. An upscale American restaurant serves award-winning cuisine against a backdrop of spectacular views of the Sound, overlooking the Sound, a seasonal outdoor bar and grill are ideal for alfresco dining, and a casual martini bar serves light fare and signature cocktails.
1525 Boston Post Rd, Westbrook, Connecticut 06498, Phone: 860-399-5901
6.The Inn at Stonington
© The Inn at Stonington
Overlooking Stonington Harbor in a beautifully appointed clapboard house and situated just a short walk from the Stonington Old Lighthouse Museum, The Inn at Stonington is an upscale bed and breakfast with elegant guest rooms and luxe facilities. Located five miles from Mystic Seaport, the Inn features bright and spacious, individually decorated guest rooms and suites with romantic four-poster beds dressed in deluxe linens, en-suite bathrooms with whirlpool tubs and showers, and private balconies with lovely harbor views. Guest amenities at the Inn at Stonington include a formal guest lounge and outdoor deck overlooking the water, which is perfect for sundowners, a fully equipped fitness center, free beach chairs and towels for guests to use, and a complimentary continental breakfast and evening cheese and wine reception.
60 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378, Phone: 860-535-2000
7.Grace Mayflower Inn and Spa
© Grace Mayflower Inn and Spa
Set on 58 acres in Washington, the Grace Mayflower Inn and Spa is a luxury hotel located just a few miles Steep Rock Preserve. The stylish and sophisticated hotel features elegant guest rooms and suites with romantic four-poster beds, marble en-suite bathrooms with soaking tubs and walk-in showers, spacious living rooms with fireplaces, and modern amenities such as flat-screen televisions, coffeemakers, and complimentary wireless Internet. Upgraded suites have private balconies with lovely views. The hotel has a fine dining restaurant and a casual bar, along with an exclusive spa and wellness center, a fully equipped fitness center, tennis courts, a putting green, and indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools. The 58-acre grounds have beautifully manicured English-style gardens and a meditation labyrinth.
118 Woodbury Rd, Route 47, Washington, CT 06793, Phone: 860-868-9466
8.Watch Hill Inn
© Watch Hill Inn
Set in several historic buildings dating back to 1845 in Watch Hill on Rhode Island, the Watch Hill Inn is a polished boutique hotel across the road from a pretty harbor and a short walk from the nearest beach. The charming inn features one, and two-bedroom suites with spacious living rooms with gas-burning fireplaces, kitchenettes with washer/dryers, en-suite bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, and private terraces with spectacular views Modern amenities abound, including iPad minis, flat-screen televisions, and Nespresso machines and a delicious complimentary breakfast is served every morning, along with happy hour drinks in the evenings. Guests staying at the Watch Hill Inn have access to two nearby sister hotels, which have a spa and wellness center, an outdoor swimming pool, a variety of fitness classes, and a private beach area.
38-44 Bay St, Watch Hill, RI 02891, Phone: 401-584-7400
9.Inn at Kent Falls
© Inn at Kent Falls
Set in a historic house dating back to the 1740s, the Inn at Kent Falls is a refined bed-and-breakfast that offers a luxurious retreat in the heart of Kent. Surrounded by the beautiful Connecticut countryside and just a short walk from the Kent Falls State Park, and the Sloane Stanley Museum, the hotel features elegant guest rooms, and suites have charming bedrooms with romantic four-poster beds and en-suite bathrooms with rain showers and claw-foot bathtubs. Decorated with traditional furnishings, suites have spacious living areas with fireplaces and a cozy, rustic attic room has a sloped, timbered ceiling. Modern facilities at the Inn include an outdoor swimming pool, a pretty screened porch and a communal living room with a fireplace where guests can relax in the evenings. The Inn is surrounded by two acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, and grounds with a gurgling brook and a complimentary hot breakfast is served every morning.
107 Kent Cornwall Rd, Kent, CT 06757, Phone: 860-927-3197
© Interlaken Inn
Set on the shores of Lake Wononscopomuc in the Litchfield Hills in Lakeville, the Interlaken Inn is an elegant country-style hotel and conference center that offers a luxurious escape from the city. Built on the site of an 18th-century stagecoach stop, the deluxe resort features nine beautifully appointed and warmly furnished cottages, suites and houses with all the amenities needed for a relaxing, hassle-free holiday. Facilities at the Inn range from a complimentary continental breakfast every morning, a fully equipped fitness center and a seasonal outdoor pool, along with a full-service spa, modern meeting spaces, and a casual, farm-to-table American restaurant. Guests can enjoy a variety of outdoor recreational activities including swimming, kayaking, fly-fishing, horseback riding, hiking, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, as well as golf practice facility.
74 Interlaken Rd, Lakeville, CT 06039, Phone: 860-435-9878
11.Madison Beach Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
© Madison Beach Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
The Madison Beach Hotel is a low-key beachfront hotel with beautiful views over the Long Island Sound. The hotel, which is part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, is a short drive from
Downtown Madison, and features elegant, traditionally decorated guest rooms with private balconies and spectacular water views. Guest rooms have comfortable beds, en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers and modern amenities, including flat-screen televisions, coffeemakers, mini fridges, and complimentary wireless Internet. The Madison Beach Hotel offers guests easy access to the beach, as well as an exclusive spa and fully equipped fitness center, and bicycles and kayaks are available to rent. The hotel has an inviting farm-to-table American restaurant with seasonal outdoor seating which is ideal for beachside alfresco dining in the summer.
94 W Wharf Rd, Madison, CT 06443, Phone: 203-245-1404
© Whaler's Inn
Situated in downtown Mystic and a short walk from the Mystic Seaport Maritime Museum, the Whaler's Inn is a historic inn with lovely accommodation spread over five beautifully maintained Victorian-style buildings. The inn features individually decorated rooms with period décor and antique furnishings, plush living areas with fireplaces, en-suite bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, and convenient work desks and chairs. Modern amenities include flat-screen televisions and complimentary wireless Internet, and a continental breakfast is served in the communal dining area every morning. The inn is home to an upscale restaurant serving contemporary Italian cuisine, and there are loaner bikes for guests to explore the pretty seaside town of Mystic.
20 E Main St, Mystic, CT 06355, Phone: 860-536-1506
13.New Haven Hotel
© New Haven Hotel
Located just blocks from Yale University and the bustling vibe of downtown New Haven, the New Haven Hotel features warm, contemporary décor, modern amenities and facilities, and friendly, personalized service to ensure an unforgettable stay. Elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites have comfortable beds in deluxe linens, en-suite bathrooms with spa tubs and walk-in showers, custom furnishings, and work desks with ergonomic chairs. Upscale facilities include an excellent restaurant, a 24-hour gym, a modern business center and meeting rooms, and a variety of guest services, including a complimentary cheese and wine reception in the evenings, and a sumptuous buffet breakfast in the mornings.
229 George Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06510, Phone: 800-644-6835
14.Foxwoods Resort Casino
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Grand Pequot Tower at Foxwoods Resort Casino is the largest resort casino in North America with five AAA Four-Diamond hotels, each of which has a distinct character and style, as well as several on-site restaurants, world-renowned spas, a vast array of gaming in seven casinos. The hotel complex also features bowling alleys and a games arcade, state-of-the-art theaters, exclusive retailers, and a championship golf course. Ideal for both recreation and business, Foxwoods features modern and versatile conference and meeting spaces for a variety of corporate events and special celebrations such as weddings and gala balls. More: The Fox Tower at Foxwoods Resort Casino, Great Cedar Hotel at Foxwoods Resort Casino, Two Trees Inn at Foxwoods Resort Casino
350 Trolley Line Blvd, Mashantucket, CT 06338, Phone: 860-312-3000
15.The Copper Beech Inn
© The Copper Beech Inn
Set on sprawling wooded grounds in Ivoryton just a few miles from the scenic Canfield Woods and the riverside Essex Village, The Copper Beech Inn is a romantic bed, and breakfast inn spread across three beautifully appointed buildings that offer a tranquil retreat. The charming inn features individually decorated rooms and suites with elegant period décor, post-and-beam vaulted ceilings, comfortable beds in luxury linens, and en-suite bathrooms with soaking tubs and showers. A complimentary breakfast is served in the Inn’s acclaimed restaurant that also offers award-winning dining and a cozy bar with a fireplace.
46 Main St, Ivoryton, CT 06442, Phone: 860-767-0330
16.The Manor House
© The Manor House
Set in an ornate Victorian Tudor mansion dating back to 1898, the Manor House is a charming and cozy bed-and-breakfast inn with traditional guest rooms and suites, elegant amenities and refined cuisine. Located a short walk from the Infinity Music Hall and a few miles from Haystack Mountain State Park, the Manor House features beautifully appointed guest rooms and deluxe suites with period décor and antique furnishings, romantic four-poster beds with goose-down comforters, and cedar-lined en-suite bathrooms with showers, whirlpool tubs, designer toiletries, and plush bathrobes. Guest rooms and suites boast beautiful garden views, and a stately guest lounge and covered outdoor porch are ideal places for relaxing in the evenings with a drink. A sumptuous breakfast is served every morning, and there are bicycles that can be rented for exploring the area.
1104, 69 Maple Ave, Norfolk, CT 06058, Phone: 860-542-5690
17.The Spa at Norwich Inn
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Set on 42 acres of pristine woodland in Norwich, The Spa at Norwich Inn is an elegant spa resort that offers a luxurious and tranquil escape from the city. Located a few miles from the Mohegan Sun Casino and the Norwich Public Golf Course, the Spa at Norwich Inn features beautifully appointed, individually decorated guest rooms and suites with country-chic décor and contemporary furnishings, spacious living areas, and en-suite bathrooms with showers and soaking tubs. Modern amenities in guest rooms and suites include flat-screen televisions, coffeemakers, mini fridges, and complimentary wireless Internet. Deluxe facilities at the Inn include an American restaurant and pub, a fully equipped fitness center with an indoor swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool tub, and a range of exercise classes, and modern event spaces. A variety of activities such as nature hikes, tennis, meditation classes, and wine tastings is also available for guests to enjoy.
607 W Thames St, Norwich, CT 06360, Phone: 860-425-3500
18.Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa
© Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa
Centrally located in Groton, Connecticut, the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spais a five-star hotel with comfortable guestrooms and luxurious spa amenities and located just minutes from the area’s top attractions. The hotel offers deluxe beds with pillow-top mattresses, down comforters, custom duvets and cotton-rich linens, and en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers, Jacuzzi-style bathtubs, and plush bathrobes. Upgraded guest rooms and suites have beautiful reservoir views, access to the VIP Club Lounge, and bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, and all rooms have modern amenities including flat-screen televisions, coffeemakers, mini fridges, and complimentary wireless Internet. The Mystic Marriott is home to the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, which offers pampering massages, facials, and other skin treatments, as well as a heated swimming pool, and a fully-equipped fitness center. Additional facilities include an excellent steakhouse and bar, a casual coffee shop, and a modern business center with spaces for meetings and private events.
625 N Rd, Groton, CT 06340, Phone: 860-446-2600
19.Hyatt Regency Greenwich
© Hyatt Regency Greenwich
Set between Cos Cob and Stamford, the Hyatt Regency Greenwich is an upscale hotel situated just a few miles from Cove Island Park and the Bruce Museum of Arts and Science. The stylish hotel features modern rooms and deluxe suites with en-suite bathrooms, spacious living rooms and modern amenities such as mini fridges, flat-screen televisions, and complimentary wireless Internet. Some suites enjoy access to a private lounge that serves a complimentary continental breakfast every morning and snacks in the evenings. The hotel boasts facilities such as a restaurant that serves a Champagne brunch (additional charge), a fully equipped fitness center, an indoor swimming pool, and a day spa and salon. Guest services include free shuttles to Stamford and Greenwich.
800 E Putnam Ave, Old Greenwich, CT 06870, Phone: 203-637-1234
19 Best Connecticut Hotels & Resorts
- Delamar Greenwich Harbor, Photo: Delamar Greenwich Harbor
- Winvian, Photo: Winvian
- Saybrook Point Inn & Spa, Photo: Saybrook Point Inn & Spa
- Delamar Southport, Photo: Delamar Southport
- Water's Edge Resort & Spa, Photo: Water's Edge Resort & Spa
- The Inn at Stonington, Photo: The Inn at Stonington
- Grace Mayflower Inn and Spa, Photo: Grace Mayflower Inn and Spa
- Watch Hill Inn, Photo: Watch Hill Inn
- Inn at Kent Falls, Photo: Inn at Kent Falls
- Interlaken Inn, Photo: Interlaken Inn
- Madison Beach Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, Photo: Madison Beach Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
- Whaler's Inn, Photo: Whaler's Inn
- New Haven Hotel, Photo: New Haven Hotel
- Foxwoods Resort Casino, Photo: Courtesy of jpanudda - Fotolia.com
- The Copper Beech Inn, Photo: The Copper Beech Inn
- The Manor House, Photo: The Manor House
- The Spa at Norwich Inn, Photo: Courtesy of makistock - Fotolia.com
- Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa, Photo: Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa
- Hyatt Regency Greenwich, Photo: Hyatt Regency Greenwich
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