Waterfront lodging in Connecticut places you close to the sea

waterfrontlodgings New England’s coastal areas attract vacationers from all over the world, so it makes sense that waterfront hotels, resorts, including beach and ocean resorts, are prepared to highlight the best of the coast. CT waterfront lodgings on the beach offer sand and water views, and many help guests obtain beach passes and water sports equipment like kayaks. The beach and waterfront are a big favorite for kids and families, of course, and plenty of lodgings are ready to accommodate families of multiple generations. These lodgings also are usually just steps away from great dining, shopping, beach and trail walks, and wonderful views.

1525 Boston Post Road Westbrook, CT, 06498 Phone: 860-399-5901 Toll-Free: 800-222-5901

It seems like some of our best memories happened around water: Swimming Lessons in the Pool, Overnight Camp at the Lake, Vacations with Family Along the Shore. Well, Water’s Edge Resort & Spa is on the water and it’s where Connecticut goes to find the shore. With 20 acres of beachfront property overlooking the Long Island Sound, Water’s Edge features 170 spacious guestrooms, award winning dining with the best views around, and on-site shopping at The Shops at Water’s Edge. Visit Water’s Edge for a relaxing trip, while staying close to many local attractions including the Essex Steam Train, Goodspeed Opera House, championship golf and outlet shopping. Come see why we’ve been welcoming back families and visitors for decades.

74 Interlaken Road (Route 112) Lakeville, CT, 06039 Phone: 860-435-9878 Toll-Free: 800-222-2909

Charming and luxurious accommodations beside a shimmering lake

Plan a getaway at Interlaken Inn in Connecticut's Litchfield Hills, and you'll find charming and spacious accommodations beside shimmering Lake Wonoscopomuc. We offer hotel rooms with luxurious modern amenities, townhouse suites with cozy fireplaces, and even a lakeside cottage with a screened-in porch and a fire pit at the water's edge. The Penthouse Suite, our most upscale accommodation, includes a rooftop hot tub and plenty of privacy -- perfect for honeymoons, romantic overnights, or a girlfriend's getaway. Surrounding it all are 30 acres of English cottage-style gardens and manicured lawns. Dine at Morgan's, our restaurant, where you'll enjoy locally-grown, farm-to-table cuisine. And there's so much to do. We've got a heated pool, tennis courts, canoes and kayaks, and a spa, all for your enjoyment.

Two Bridge Street Old Saybrook, CT, 06475 Phone: 860-395-2000 Toll-Free: 800-243-0212

Savor the eminently tranquil pleasures!

Enjoy luxurious hotel comfort and amenities in a breathtaking waterfront setting. 130 years of history and elegant service has brought a level of tranquility and serenity to this superb retreat. Spacious and pet-friendly rooms, suites and villas with complimentary wireless Internet access, European pillow-top mattresses, mini fridges and kitchens. Fresh seasonal and local cuisine and an extensive wine list at the Fresh Salt Restaurant. The Saybrook Point Marina with its dock and expert staff. Partake of lavish spa treatments, or dip into the indoor and outdoor pools, sun decks, therapeutic whirlpool, steam room, and sauna at the Health Club. Then simply relax with views of Connecticut’s south shore and the Long Island Sound not soon to be forgotten.

Three Williams Avenue Mystic, CT, 06355 Phone: 800-237-2415

At sea level with all the amenities and pleasures

The Inn at Mystic offers gorgeous views of Fishers Island Sound that you won’t find anywhere else in Mystic. With its cozy guest rooms, many of which include wood-burning fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs and private balconies with water views, the Inn is the ideal charming New England escape. Enjoy waterfront dining at the onsite Harbour House Restaurant and bar with 24 craft beers on tap, an eclectic lunch and dinner menu and all-day weekend brunch. Guests can take advantage of complimentary use of kayaks, canoes and bicycles. Take a leisurely paddle around the Mystic Harbor or enjoy a scenic ride to Olde Mistick Village. After spending the day exploring the town, retreat to the Inn’s sprawling waterfront lawn where you can sip a cool beverage in Adirondack chairs while enjoying a picturesque coastline sunset.

94 West Wharf Road Madison, CT, 06443 Phone: 203-245-1404

On the water with luxurious amenities

Reclining on Connecticut’s shore line, attendants provide fresh towels, food, and beverages direct to your beach chair at one of Connecticut’s great waterfront resorts. You may feast on breakfast, lunch and dinner inside or on the porch at the Wharf Restaurant or sip a cocktail at the eminently beachfront Port bar. There are boats to charter, kayaks to paddle, paths to bike and historic sites all around but you can also just sit on the beach and enjoy a weekly film and music festival on the Grassy Strip. Easily reachable from New York City or Boston, you’ll find resort-style amenities, a day spa and fitness center. Your room will have its own private balcony, your bedding and linens will be divine, and the refrigerators, coffeemakers, fireplaces and complimentary Wi-Fi are just, because.

73 Steamboat Wharf Mystic, CT, 06355 Phone: 860-536-8300

Enchanting waterfront lodging in historic Mystic

Savor the tranquility of the Mystic waterfront in this intimate B&B lodging in the heart of this seafaring town. Set on the Mystic River, you’ll be centrally located to all the exciting and historic attractions. Settle into a luxurious suite overlooking the waterfront or choose the fireplace room with wood-burning fireplace and a whirlpool bath for two. Special touches include signature toiletries, Turkish towels, comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets plus complimentary Wi-Fi, cable television & DVD player and discount tickets to the local attractions. A full breakfast is included in each night’s stay, and sherry and cookies are served in the evenings. On the waterfront and within walking distance you’ll find quaint shops, galleries and some of the region’s best seafood restaurants.

60 Grand Street Niantic, CT, 06357 Phone: 860-739-0331

Every room has a view and there's plenty to do

Every room at the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina offers views of Niantic's historic waterfront. And you can watch boats sail past in our dining rooms, where breakfast includes such tempting entrees at blueberry French toast cobbler. No wonder we've been listed by B&B.com as one of the country's top ten inns. We're also a Select Registry member. You'll find special amenities in many of our rooms, including king-size beds, fireplaces, and private balconies. And we're just a few minutes walk from Niantic's Main Street, with its great restaurants, boutiques, unique gift shops, and bookstores. And there are so many great things to do nearby. Visit Mystic Seaport or Mystic Aquarium, take a lighthouse cruise, or spend the day sailing or golfing.