The Best Spa Hotels to Book in Connecticut

Mayflower Inn and Spa is one of the best places in Connecticut to relax your mind and soothe your soul
Mayflower Inn and Spa is one of the best places in Connecticut to relax your mind and soothe your soul | Courtesy of the Mayflower Inn and Spa / Expedia
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25 January 2022

Whether you’re coming to the Constitution State for a restful seaside getaway, a tranquil nature retreat or an upscale urban escape, you’ll find your perfect destination at one of these premier Connecticut spa hotels, dotted all over the state. Massage is only the beginning of the wellness offerings at these Connecticut hotels, with spa treatments, fitness facilities and spectacular settings all designed to renew your spirit and enhance your health. These are the best spa hotels in Connecticut, now bookable with Culture Trip.

The Mayflower Inn & Spa, for extensive wellness offerings in Washington

Stylish king room in pastel shades with patterned curtains and adjoining verandah at the Mayflower Inn and Spa in Connecticut
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Every aspect of your stay at the Mayflower Inn & Spa is designed to relax your mind and energize your body. This includes the tranquil countryside setting, the sophisticated, individually styled rooms and suites – some with floral-pattered wallpaper, four-poster beds and even a private library – the farm-fresh seasonal tasting menus, comprising the best of locally sourced ingredients and, especially, the extensive menu of wellness offerings. The Well at Mayflower is dedicated to your holistic wellbeing, and it’s got you covered, whether you need an indulgent spa experience (luxurious lavender massage, anyone?), a mindful movement class or integrated health coaching – or, all of the above.

The Spa at Norwich Inn, for old-world elegance near Norwich

Electric blue indoor pool lined with potted palms and leather benches at the Spa at Norwich Inn
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Attend to your whole self – body and soul – at this top-tier Connecticut spa hotel, located on 42 acres (17ha) of gorgeous gardens and age-old oaks in the Connecticut woods. The rooms, suites and fully equipped villas are decorated in warm tones, with dark-wood furnishings and individual touches, such as the two-person jacuzzi tub in the Windsor Suite. To get your body moving, choose from 14 daily fitness classes, ranging from aerobics to Zumba. On-site dining includes New England clam chowder and blackened tuna at elegant Kensington, and smoothies and fresh juices at the Juice Bar. The menu of wellness treatments is also extensive, even including tarot reading and spiritual counseling. For the timeliest self-care, schedule a special seasonal treatment, such as a strawberry lime mani-pedi in summer or a mulled-wine body wrap in winter.

Water’s Edge Resort & Spa, for sea views in Westbrook

Large king room with wood furnishings, tan carpet and balcony with oceanfront view at Water’s Edge Resort and Spa in Connecticut
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Of the countless perks that might draw you to this Connecticut spa hotel – private sandy beach, award-winning clam chowder and penne alla vodka at Dattilo Fine Italian, extensive entertainment calendar – not the least is the full menu of spa treatments, including body polishes and wraps, facials and massages. A custom Water’s Edge aromatherapy massage promises to cure what ails you, whether harmonizing your nervous system with floral scents or lifting your spirits with citrus. Or take advantage of the seaside setting with a signature seaweed body wrap, before attending a performance by a local band on the weekend. Accommodations-wise, choose between a classic cream-and-blue guest room (splurge on ocean views), a column-bedecked Royal Suite or perhaps a two-bedroom oceanfront villa with a fireplace.

Heritage Hotel, Golf, Spa and Conference Center, for outdoor pursuits in Southbury

Rustic-chic lobby with leather seating, wood beams and fireplace at Heritage Hotel, Golf, Spa and Conference Center, Connecticut
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If you want some serious action with your relaxation, the Heritage Hotel is your best bet for a Connecticut hotel, with a spa and a fitness center that cater to the sportiest of travelers. Play a round of golf, volley the tennis ball, shoot some hoops or swim laps in one of two salt-water swimming pools (indoor and outdoor). After your exercise extravaganza, soothe your aching muscles with a soak in the hot tub or a deep-tissue massage in the spa, before retreating to your comfortable room, decked out in neutral shades and livened up with crimson bed runners.

Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, for a relaxing stay at Stamford

Spacious upscale living room in tan and chocolate tones with floor-to-ceiling windows at Stamford Marriott Hotel and Spa
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Start your day off right with a continental or American breakfast in the Stamford Marriott’s concierge lounge, where service is always attentive and warm. It’s the first of many highlights at this Connecticut spa hotel – a beacon of hospitality and wellness in downtown Stamford. Besides the well-equipped fitness center, you can get your heart rates going in the spacious heated indoor-outdoor pool. Or, you might opt to go straight to the on-site Agora Spa for a body massage or a foot soak.

If you’ve got your furry friend with you, check out these pet-friendly hotels. Traveling with your loved one? Discover our guide on the best romantic hotels in Connecticut and book now on Culture Trip. For a luxury stay, check out our pick of the best luxury hotels in Connecticut, USA, bookable on Culture Trip.

These recommendations were updated on January 25, 2022 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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