The Best Romantic Hotels to Book in Connecticut

The stylish Goodwin Hotel is one of the best places for a romantic getaway in Connecticut
The stylish Goodwin Hotel is one of the best places for a romantic getaway in Connecticut | Courtesy of The Goodwin Hotel / Expedia
Siobhan Grogan

With white-sand beaches, top-notch restaurants and picture-perfect rural towns for strolling hand in hand, Connecticut is a romantic idyll for quality time together. Luxury-loving couples will love the spas, wineries and fine dining, while those seeking a memorable adventure for two can try zip lines, hiking and whitewater rafting. Go all out to impress at one of these romantic hotels in Connecticut, bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Interlaken Inn and Resort, Salisbury


A screened-in wooden porch at Interlaken Inn and Resort, with cushioned seating, a porch swing and water views
Courtesy of Interlaken Inn and Resort / Expedia

Couples who play together, stay together, and there’s no chance you’ll be bored at this sprawling resort between two lakes on 30 acres (12ha) of grounds in northwest Connecticut. Take your pick from kayaking and swimming in the lake, some golf on the nine-hole course or a game on the basketball and volleyball courts. There’s also a game room with a pool table, ping-pong and air hockey, plus jogging trails, sculpture gardens and a spa for a well-deserved couples massage at the end of the day.

2. The Spa at Norwich Inn

Spa Hotel, Luxury

A walkway at the Spa at Norwich Inn flanked by two white Adirondack chairs, flowers and plants
Courtesy of The Spa at Norwich Inn / Expedia

Treat your other half to some good old-fashioned pampering at this spa resort in Norwich, set in 42 acres (17ha) of gardens. Book in for a blissful massage for two, then while away a lazy afternoon floating between the indoor pool, steam room, sauna and hot tub. Afterward, head to the stylish Kensington’s Restaurant for local seafood, filet mignon and unmissable cinnamon churros with warm chocolate sauce.

3. The Griswold Inn, Essex


A charming room at the Griswold Inn, with carved wooden furniture, green carpeting, wood beams and printed wallpaper
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A dream retreat for foodies, art lovers and wine buffs, this property in Essex is one of the oldest continuously operated inns in the country and one of the most romantic hotels in Connecticut. It’s renowned for its extensive marine art collection, vast wine selection and excellent dining with classic American dishes, tapas and home-made desserts a specialty. After feasting, retire to one of the 34 antique-stuffed rooms featuring cloud-like Leonard’s Beds, most famously used in the White House.

4. Winvian, Litchfield Hills

Resort, Hotel

Hotels don’t get more romantic than this countryside bolthole set in 113 acres (46ha) in Litchfield Hills. With 18 individually decorated cottages spread across the estate, there’s no need to even see another soul if you only have eyes for each other. For the ultimate loved-up getaway, try the Secret Society with its domed glass pyramid for stargazing from bed, plus a marble steam shower, a jetted soaking tub and a fireplace.

5. Mayflower Inn and Spa, Washington


A New England-meets-Asia-style room at Mayflower Inn and Spa, with leaf-print wallpaper and a bed frame resembling bamboo
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You’ll soon be as smitten with this beautiful country hotel as you are with each other. Set in 58 acres (23ha) of landscaped gardens and woodland in Washington, Connecticut, the property is exquisite throughout thanks to a wood-paneled library, roaring fires and rooms in pretty sorbet shades with four-poster beds, Asian rugs and printed wallpaper. Venture out to visit the expansive spa, then dine by candlelight in the renowned farm-to-table restaurant, the Garden Room.

6. The Goodwin Hotel, Hartford


A modern sitting area at the Goodwin Hotel, with blue sofas, contemporary art and brass accents
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Go all out to impress by booking a suite or even duplex at this stately boutique hotel, built in 1881 as an apartment building. Rooms are a dream for chic couples with cobalt blue velvet furniture, brass accents, embossed ceilings and parquet flooring. If you do emerge from your room, there’s a stylish cocktail bar (try the blood orange margarita) and an excellent Italian restaurant, Terreno, for rustic Italian dishes to die for.

7. Delamar West Hartford


An elegant room at Delamar West Hartford, with abstract artwork and two beds topped with tan fuzzy blankets
Courtesy of Delamar West Hartford / Expedia

There’d be no judgment from us if you locked yourself away in your tastefully decorated room once you’ve checked into this boutique property 5mi (8km) from the state capital, Hartford. Understated but elegant, rooms are decorated in shades of gray, duck-egg blue and taupe with faux-fur throws, Bulgari amenities and Nespresso machines. There’s no need to go far when hunger strikes either, as the on-site Artisan Restaurant serves impeccable New England classics made with seasonal, farm-fresh ingredients.

8. The White Hart, Salisbury


A classy guest room at the White Hart, with dark wood furnishings, including a four-poster bed, and a neutral-colored area rug
Courtesy of The White Hart / Expedia

With its wide covered porch and pristine lawn, the White Hart impresses before you’ve even walked in the door. Inside, you’ll both be head over heels at the tasteful neutral color palette, hardwood floors, striking art collection and cozy corners for curling up with cocktails together. Also, be sure to book a romantic meal for two in the award-winning on-site restaurant led by chef Annie Wayte.

9. Delamar Greenwich Harbor


An elegant bedroom in a suite at Delamar Greenwich Harbor, with light-blue wallpaper and drapery and a dark wood headboard
Courtesy of Delamar Greenwich Harbor / Expedia

This stylish waterfront hotel is part of a small Connecticut hotel chain and popular with New York couples looking to escape for the weekend. The 82 rooms and suites ooze grown-up elegance, with soothing colors, thick carpets and refined French-style decor. Many have balconies for looking out over the marina with its 500ft (150m) of private dockage. Take a romantic cruise from the water’s edge, then head back to this romantic hotel in Connecticut to dine on caviar, lobster and film-themed cocktails at L’Escale restaurant.

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