Whether you are looking for luxury or for a comfortable bed and breakfast, East Main and Huntington have a grand selection. Stay in one of the classics like the Hilton, Hyatt or Marriott or go for something more laid-back, like one of the characteristic inns in the area. If you are looking for an escape, the Thimble Islands are close by to give visitors an isolated, peaceful environment, allowing for full relaxation mode. Check out the ten best hotels in the E. Main and Huntington areas in Connecticut below.
Hampton Inn by Hilton Shelton
For comfortable accommodation 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 located by a number of popular Shelton attractions, such as the zoo, the SportsCenter of Connecticut, the shoreline and a number of golf courses. The hotel offers 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.
Luxurious and relaxing, the Hyatt House Hotel lies comfortably in the Fairfield area, close by to many businesses, and it is easily accessible from many major airports. They boast unparalleled service that sets them apart from the other hotels in the area and even offer studio suites with fully equipped kitchens, full-sized refrigerators, microwaves and a full living room. The Hyatt House Hotel offers a complimentary breakfast for an entire stay with made-to-order omelettes. The fitness center is equipped with an indoor pool and whirlpool to make fitness routines as relaxing as possible.
Another one of the Hilton hotels, the Hilton Garden Inn at Shelton is conveniently located in the downtown area. They boast a nature-inspired lobby that promotes relaxation and socializing. They even offer a complimentary shuttle service for their business travelers going within five miles of the hotel. Beyond this, guests can have breakfast cooked-to-order at The Garden Grille & Bar and the hotel offers a great meeting space that is large enough for about 100 people.
Part of the Marriott chain, the Residence Inn in Fairfield County is the perfect place for extended stay. Just minutes away from the Connecticut shoreline, the area offers a warm residential feeling with the features of a traditional hotel. The suites all feature living areas and fully equipped kitchens. Regardless of the kitchen, the Residence Inn offers a complimentary breakfast buffet. The hotel also features an outdoor pool and a SportCourt as well as an outdoor patio fire pit to relax by in the evenings.
Well located in the Fairfield County close to Brigeport, Trumbull and New Haven, the Courtyard by Marriott is a great place to stay. Enjoy the fun and beauty of New England from this lovely hotel as you explore the Connecticut Wine Trail, Quassy Amusement Park or the Sports Center of Connecticut. For those in town for weddings, The Courtyard is located near most of the famous wedding venues in the area. Offering luxury and great service, the hotel offers a great space to relax or work.
Thimble Islands Bed & Breakfast | Photo courtesy of Thimble Islands Bed and Breakfast
For a truly romantic getaway, the Thimble Islands Bed & Breakfast offers a luxurious, secluded space with spacious living rooms, a fireplace, a dining room, a huge porch and a serene garden terrace. Just 12 miles away from New Haven, guests can spend some time relaxing in the picturesque village of Stony Creek. Just minutes away from beaches, boat tours, scenic village greens, nature walks and casual and fine dining restaurants, the surrounding area has a lot to offer.
The newly renovated Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale offers luxury, comfort and top-notch service. Located in downtown New Haven, just moments away from the Yale University campus, a wide range of museums, the Shubert Theater and boutique shopping, guests feel culturally immersed in the area in no time. The view from most rooms are absolutely breath taking, so sit back and relax and let yourself feel pampered at this sophisticated establishment. The hotel is close to several central stations allowing for great local and national connections.
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 around 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 a variety of drinks and pastries.
Relax in the lobby and living room in the New Haven Hotel with a roaring fireplace and a 40-foot-tall accent wall, which extends up through to the second floor restaurant. The entire hotel has been wired with Wi-Fi for guests’ convenience and from Mondays to Saturdays, they offer a complimentary wine and cheese reception for all guests. The hotel is also equipped with a 24-hour fitness center and a business center with complimentary access to both PC and Apple computers. The hotel is centrally located in the downtown area of New Haven, which makes it the perfect place to explore the attractions in the area.
Fairfield Circle Inn is a lovely venue with an outdoor swimming pool and modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi; in addition to this, they also offer 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.