Lodging along the Connecticut shoreline
Whether you arrive on the CT shoreline on a train (our recommendation) or by car, you will have a hard time deciding where to stop first and also where to stay. The entire shoreline is 110 miles across but has 618 miles of tidal shoreline on the Long Island Sound and inlets. So….prepare to spend a few nights or your vacation while exploring the coastal communities.
There are plenty of great places to stay on the CT Shoreline. We have Grand beach resorts, Casino Resorts, brand hotels, cozy small inns and B&Bs, as well as a large inventory of homes available on VRBO and Airbnb. We even have a wide variety of camping opportunities. Depending on your interests, we recommend staying near one of the town centers or on the water. There are many options when arriving by boat with full service marinas and yacht clubs. The point is, we want you to settle in and stay for awhile and take in all there is to see and do on our beautiful shoreline.
None of these are comprehensive lists, just some spots that we know you will have a wonderful stay.
If your wish is to settle in right over the border in the famous Greenwich area there are three lovely spots – The Stanton House Inn, The Homestead Inn and Delamar Greenwich Harbor.
If the Maritime Aquarium is your destination there is a Marriott right next door that will be a good spot to see the whole area. Park your car and walk to everything you want to see.
There are some nice affordable spots in Fairfield, including the Best Western Plus and the Circle Hotel. As you head north, the Milford/New Haven/Branford areas have a wide variety of Brand Hotels.
As you approach Guilford/Madison and beyond you will see more traditional New England lodging options. The Madison Beach Hotel, Waters Edge Resort and Spa and Saybrook Point Inn and Spa are all stunning beachfront properties that you will never want to leave. Also, in this area are many traditional Country Inns and B&B’s where you will find true New England hospitality in lovely historic properties. The small but luxurious Thimble Island Bed and Breakfast and The Griswold Inn in Essex are a few of our favorites. Or consider the Old Lyme Inn with its own Jazz Club and its interesting neighbor, the Florence Griswold Museum. Madison has a nice collection of historic inns, including The Tidewater Inn and The Inn at Lafayette.
If you fancy world-class entertainment and Lady Luck is traveling with you, head to Mohegan Sun or Foxwoods Resorts. They are more than casinos, they are home to headliner music concerts, scenic golf, spas, fine dining and more.
All of these lodging properties and many more are situated in or near communities with beaches and town greens hosting events throughout the season. You won’t want to miss the historic properties and museums, interesting shops and restaurants featuring seafood and many other cuisines and local beverages. Come peek into the unique lifestyle of New Englanders and please, stay awhile!