The 10 Coolest (and Most Unique Hotels) in Connecticut!
Selecting the best hotel is an essential part of having a great trip. As far as overnight accommodations go in the Nutmeg State we’ve got plenty of unique, cool and memorable places to stay. These hotels include luxurious rooms, clever themes, pampering extras, and incredible meals and can be found across the Connecticut. Here are our top picks.
This is a wonderful hotel for business travelers, freelancers, or those who just love technology. The J House offers free Wi-Fi throughout their property and each room comes equipped with an iPad to use for room controls or request room service. Rooms also feature two televisions—one in the bedroom and one in the bathroom—and a comfortable workstation. The rooms are stunning and feature wooden design elements, spacious bathrooms, and comfortable beds with a sufficient number of plush pillows.
Even Hotels has your best health in mind while you stay and they encourage a relaxing and restful night. Even Hotels calls their rooms a “modern sanctuary,” which are meant to promote both rest and productivity either with work or workouts. Each room comes equipped with a private, in-room fitness area and features a large shower, and eucalyptus infused bed sheets. The hotel’s market and bar serves only the healthiest and freshest food, and even offers gluten free options.
Have the most romantic getaway at the Inn at Stonington located in the heart of the quaint Stonington Borough. Stroll down Main Street to be surrounded by cute shops, delicious restaurants, beautiful homes, and the beach. The Inn at Stonington features 18 cozy guestrooms all meant to provide comfort and warmth. Some rooms even offer a view of Stonington Harbor. Many of the rooms also boast balconies and several rooms have hot tubs.
The Bee and Thistle Inn is an enchanting inn featuring a complimentary gourmet breakfast with your stay. There are 10 uniquely designed rooms at the Bee and Thistle Inn and many rooms feature large, four-poster beds and details such as original art. Each room is so different that you’ll want to stay in each and every one of them so you can choose your favorite.
Winvian Farm features 18 luxury cottages and one suite (Hadley Suite) that were designed by 15 different architects. Each luxury accommodation provides a completely different and ultimately unique experience. Expect several unusual accommodations such as the treehouse, library, or perhaps the most unique, the helicopter. The helicopter accommodation is a fully restored 1968 Sikorsky Sea King Pelican helicopter turned into an incredible living space. If you are looking for something more traditional, consider the Connecticut Yankee, which is a cottage styled with inspiration from Mark Twain’s classic novel, “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.”
Saybrook Point Inn and Spa offers 81 luxurious guestrooms as well as guesthouses and a one-of-a-kind lighthouse suite. The Lighthouse Suite offers complete privacy surrounded by unobstructed views of the Long Island Sound. This suite features a living room, dining area, and kitchenette and the interior is decorated with calming blues and whites. The main part of the inn features comfortable rooms and luxury suites decorated with Connecticut coastal influences. One of the best things about staying at Saybrook Point Inn is the access to their award-winning restaurant.
The Griswold Inn is a historical inn that has been in business since 1776 in the quaint downtown Essex. The Griswold Inn has 33 unique rooms each featuring different design and decoration. The rooms all have appropriate period reproductions and antiques and every room has reproduction Leonard’s Beds, which is a famous brand that has supplied beds to The White House. Wi-Fi is available throughout the property and a complimentary breakfast is included with each stay. The on-site restaurant and bar is also a top choice in the area and is popular with tourists and locals alike.
This pet-friendly hotel offers pet services such as dog walking, grooming, and pet activities. Pets who stay with their owners also receive a bed, bowls, and mineral water. Keep in mind that dogs of less than 100 pounds are welcomed. The Delmar Greenwich Harbor uniquely features a library with a fireplace and artworks from the owner’s private collection. This hotel is located right on the water, so many rooms have waterfront views and Executive Harbor View Rooms have private balconies overlooking the harbor.
Hotel Zero Degrees is a modern boutique hotel designed with different living zones in each room. Specifically, the sleeping zone consists of the plush beds, the working zone offers a work desk and comfortable seating, and the leisure zone features a large, flat screen TV with numerous entertainment options. The property offers free Wi-Fi throughout as well as a warm breakfast buffet, daily newspaper, and Starbucks coffee. Zero Degrees also has properties in Norwalk, Danbury, and will open a property in Hartford soon.
Stonecroft Country Inn is a quaint bed and breakfast that allows for a relaxing stay in a historic home in Connecticut’s countryside. The highlight of staying at Stonecroft Country Inn is their three-course breakfast served at individual tables from 8:30 until 10 a.m. The breakfast menu changes daily, but options may include fruit parfait, quiche, French toast, pancakes, and more. The Inn features four traditional guestrooms in the main building and six guestrooms in the Yellow Barn suites. Both buildings feature several relaxing common rooms and fireplaces.