Must-see hotels in Connecticut

  • Orchard Street Inn

    This unpretentious five-room inn is quiet and elegant, within easy walking distance of the town center. Free use of bicycles is provided for jaunts around…

  • Litchfield Inn

    Litchfield's largest lodgings feature 32 well-appointed hotel-style rooms and a range of fantastic themed suites that are so varied you'll need to check…

  • Tollgate Hill Inn

    About 2 miles east of town, this 1745 property used to be the main way station for travelers between Albany and Hartford. Divided between three buildings,…

  • Crowne Plaza Danbury

    This hulking chain hotel doesn't look much from the outside (in fact, it's quite ugly), but the good thing about old hotels is their oversize rooms…

  • Sachem Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast

    Jen and Jason King's 'basic B&B' offers a more intimate experience, with four rooms, two with private bathrooms, all named for Hopkins kinfolk. The…

  • West Lane Inn

    Quaintness mixes with modernity in a town where two well-known lodgings have closed in recent years: the West Lane is an 1849-built home just blocks from…

  • Starbuck Inn

    A B&B with a modern twist, including central air-conditioning and cable TV. Peter Starbuck, your host, makes sure you get a freshly prepared breakfast…

  • Courtyard New Haven at Yale

    Despite its popularity, this brand-standard property in an excellent location is in good shape and is well maintained. Great staff, in conjunction with…

  • Hartford Marriott Downtown

    This colossal Marriott hotel is in the Adriaen's Landing district overlooking the Connecticut River and linked to the convention center. There are 401…

  • Austin Street Inn & Gallery of Art

    A hotel that's a work of art, and vice versa, the Austin features parlors done in tasteful blue/green and cranberry/ochre accents, a welcoming hearth and…

  • Mermaid Inn

    This quirky, mermaid-themed Italianate B&B sits on a quiet street within walking distance of the town center. Its three rooms each have a private bathroom…

  • Inn at Woodstock Hill

    The Bowen family has owned this property, now a smart 21-room inn with its own vegetable garden and a beautiful sitting room/library, since 1816. Some…

  • Hammonasset Beach State Park Campground

    The campground at Hammonasset Beach State Park offers Connecticut’s only beach camping. It’s on the coast between Madison and Clinton, and despite its 558…

  • Taber Inn & Suites

    This property has downtown Mystic prices, family charm and a range of accommodations. It's somewhat aging in places, and bathrooms are on the smallish…

  • Omni New Haven Hotel

    At this enormous, 309-room hotel you get all the smart amenities you'd expect, including a 24-hour fitness center and a restaurant on the top floor. Ask…

  • Hilton Mystic

    Updated in 2015, Mystic's only true full-service hotel has 183 fresh, understated guest rooms and suites in an enviable location near a bunch of family…

  • Daniel Rust House

    Serving travelers since 1800, the four period rooms here brim with history. The finest is the Anna White room with its antique canopy bed, although the…

  • Holiday Inn Express Mystic

    Featuring oversized guest rooms (some with jetted tubs), complimentary parking, breakfast and wi-fi, this well-located chain hotel offers excellent value…

  • Holiday Inn New London

    New London's only downtown hotel received a complete renovation in 2013 and is still in pretty good shape. Beds and showers do what they're supposed to do…

  • Spa at Norwich Inn

    Set in 42 acres of woodland near the Public Golf Course, Norwich's elegant Georgian spa offers 36 treatment rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis and…