Hotels in Connecticut

Connecticut's cities and towns have plenty of hotels that are offer good values from dependable, familiar brands, but the state also has some truly unique properties worth a splurge. You'll find the Mayflower Grace on most lists of the best hotels in Connecticut. This 21-room hotel sits on 58 acres of manicured grounds in the Litchfield Hills. Chef Jonathan Cartwright makes the most of the local produce at the innovative Muse restaurant. Winvian, also in the northwestern part of the state, stands out from other hotels in Connecticut, or anywhere, for that matter. The owners asked 15 different architects and designers to create its unusual 18 cottages—you can sleep in a tree house or facing a helicopter, in your room (the helicopter's interior has been redesigned as a lounge). Along the coast, the 19th-century Whaler's Inn lets you continue your trip back into Mystic's nautical history to when it was a major shipbuilding center even when you call it a day, while the Delamar Greenwich Harbor has waterfront views and its own private dock.

Built to resemble a South African Dutch Colonial, the three-suite Hidden Valley Bed & Breakfast is the country house you wish you had: set on a hill overlooking Spring Hill Farm, circled by white-oak and beech trees, and filled with proprietor Regine Laverge-Schade’s heirlooms and antiques (p

The nine-room 1898 Tudor mansion has 20 original Tiffany windows. The innkeepers can furnish a china-place picnic for two to enjoy by one of the Berkshires’ many waterfalls.

Stately English country house-inspired resort with a stunning spa that offers an extensive range of therapeutic programs on 58 manicured acres in the idyllic Litchfield Hills, near the Steep Rock Preserve.

Here you’ll find luxurious amenities (Frette linens and robes; whirlpools in 16 of the 18 rooms), vintage maritime prints, and modern touches (Asian-themed room No. 7, with its balcony overlooking the harbor, is a guest favorite).

Just blocks from downtown Greenwich, this Mediterranean-inspired building has a plum location on the harbor.

Escape the city life in New York and Boston at the romantic Copper Beech Inn, set among seven acres of gardens in Essex, CT, just a 1 ½-hour drive northwest of Manhattan.

Staying at the six-room Inn at Kent Falls is like visiting your stylish country friends who are partial to plush towels and slipcovered furniture.

This 19th-century property is right downtown and has easy parking (a rarity along Mystic’s old winding streets). Request a room in the Hoxie House, one of the inn’s five buildings, which overlooks sailboats gliding past on the Mystic River.