The 10 Best Hotels in East Main and Huntington

The Thimbles, off the coast of Connecticut, makes for a peaceful stay
The Thimbles, off the coast of Connecticut, makes for a peaceful stay | © Tyler Olt / Alamy Stock Photo
Prema Chablani

Whether it’s luxury or a comfortable B&B you’re after, East Main and Huntington have a grand selection. Stay in a classic, such as the Hilton, Hyatt or Marriott, or go for something more laid-back, such as one of the characteristic inns in the area. The Thimble Islands are also close, offering a more peaceful setting. Here’s our list of the best in this Connecticut area.

1. Hampton Inn by Hilton Shelton

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Hampton Inn by Hilton Shelton
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For comfort and a warm welcome, the Hampton Inn by Hilton in Shelton is the perfect place to rest your head for the night. The hotel is close to a number of popular Shelton attractions, such as the zoo, the SportsCenter of Connecticut, the shoreline and golf courses. The hotel provides a free hot breakfast every morning; or from Monday to Friday guests can get a quick and healthy meal to-go from the Hampton on the run breakfast bag – perfect for people in town on business.

2. Hyatt House Hotel


Hyatt House Hotel
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Luxurious and relaxing, the Hyatt House Hotel lies in the Fairfield area, close to many businesses. It is easily accessible from many major airports, offering unparalleled service that sets it apart from other hotels in the area. Studio suites come with fully equipped kitchens, full-sized refrigerators, microwaves and a living room. There’ complimentary breakfast with made-to-order omelettes, while the fitness center has an indoor pool and whirlpool.

3. Hilton Garden Inn Shelton

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Hilton Garden Inn Shelton
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Another one of the Hilton hotels, the Hilton Garden Inn at Shelton is conveniently located in the downtown area. With a nature-inspired lobby that promotes relaxation and socializing, it provides a complimentary shuttle service for business travelers within five miles of the hotel. Beyond this, you can have breakfast cooked to order at the Garden Grille & Bar and the hotel has a great meeting space that is large enough for about 100 people.

5. Courtyard by Marriott Shelton


Courtyard by Marriott Shelton
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Well located in the Fairfield County close to Bridgeport, Trumbull and New Haven, the Courtyard by Marriott is a great place to stay. Enjoy the beauty of New England from this hotel as you explore the Connecticut Wine Trail, Quassy Amusement Park or the SportsCenter of Connecticut. If you’re in town for a wedding, the Courtyard is located near most of the wedding venues in the area. Offering luxury and great service, it’s a great space to relax or work.

6. Thimble Islands Bed & Breakfast

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Thimble Islands Bed & Breakfast
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For a truly romantic getaway, the Thimble Islands Bed & Breakfast is a luxurious, secluded space with spacious living rooms, a fireplace, a dining room, a huge porch and a serene garden terrace. Just 12mi (19km) from New Haven, you can spend time relaxing in the picturesque village of Stony Creek. Just minutes from beaches, boat tours, scenic village greens, nature walks and casual and fine dining restaurants, the surrounding area has a lot to offer.

7. Omni New Haven Hotel At Yale


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The newly renovated Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale offers luxury, comfort and top-notch service. In downtown New Haven, it’s near several central stations allowing for easy local and national connections; it’s also close to the Yale University campus, museums, the Shubert Theater and boutique shopping, so you’ll feel culturally immersed in no time. The view from most rooms is breathtaking, so sit back, relax and let yourself feel pampered at this sophisticated venue.

8. New Haven Hotel


New Haven Hotel
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Relax in the lobby and living room in the New Haven Hotel with a roaring fireplace and a 40ft (12m) accent wall, which extends up through to the second-floor restaurant. There’s free wifi and from Monday to Saturday, it offers a complimentary wine and cheese reception. You can also make use of the 24-hour fitness center and a business center with complimentary access to both PC and Apple computers.

9. The Circle Hotel Fairfield


Fairfield Circle Inn
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Fairfield Circle Inn is a lovely venue, with an outdoor swimming pool and modern amenities such as free wifi; in addition, it offers free coffee all day to all guests. Microwaves and toasters are available to use for those needing a quick breakfast before their days of travel and exploring the area. Spacious rooms are offered to guests and rooms such as the king lawn view room include flat-screen HD televisions and Keurig coffee makers for comfortable stays. The exterior of the inn looks charming with white pillars and balconies.

10. The Study at Yale


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Located in the heart of Yale University, the Study at Yale is just moments away from the university’s museums, theaters, libraries and cultural centers. The Study allows guests to experience life at Yale with sophisticated service and extra levels of comfort. The hotel is designed on a literature, art and music theme, encapsulating what Yale University has to offer. The lobby is fitted with a floor-to-ceiling bookcase allowing guests to kick back, relax and enjoy a book in their 24-hour lobby café serving drinks and pastries.

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