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Historic lodging in CT places you in the heart of the Constitution State

Connecticut is rich with historic places where the actions, decisions, and battles of the Colonial and Revolutionary periods actually took place. Many buildings from those times are alive and in use, remaining strong and dynamic through centuries. Staying at a historic inn or bed and breakfast or other type of lodging puts you in the heart of this state's foundational American history. Historic lodgings man be located in ancient buildings that actually served as hotels for travelers on horseback or stagecoach. Some are in re-created buildings, like old main street stores or industrial buildings. In all cases, the spirit of the places are carefully maintained.

Historic Lodging in Connecticut
Exterior View - The Goodwin Hotel - Hartford, CT
The Goodwin

One Haynes Street Hartford, CT, 06103 Phone: 860-246-1881

Hartford’s only boutique hotel honors its heritage in a sophisticated setting

Imagine this: When you stay at The Goodwin, the sophisticated boutique hotel in the heart of Hartford, you are joining the likes of J.P. Morgan and other luminaries who called the building home when it was an apartment house, built in 1881. That sense of history is honored at the hotel today with exceptional service and accommodations that exhibit character and flair, from the LED-lit original fireplaces in many rooms to decorative panel molding, restored built-in wood closets and, most notably, the building’s magnificent terra cotta facade. Check out Hartford’s museums, historic homes, cultural and dining venues and gardens, or stay in to use the fitness center or grab a cocktail at Bar Pina. (Check the website for updates in response to Covid-19.)
Summer Front View 500x250 - The Griswold Inn - Essex, CT
The Griswold Inn

36 Main Street Essex, CT, 06426 Phone: 860-767-1776

Longstanding heritage of hospitality at this Revolutionary War-era inn

The heritage of hospitality at the Griswold Inn began when the first visitors were welcomed in 1776 and proudly continues today with first-rate service, comfortable accommodations and fine dining. One of the oldest continuously operated inns in the United States, the Griswold, in a picturesque and historic seaport village, offers guests a choice of 34 unique rooms, furnished individually with antiques and period reproductions. The inn hosts an impressive collection of maritime art and illustrations as well as a collection of firearms used in the War of 1812. Guests can dine in the Tap Room, attached to the inn in 1801 after being rolled down Main Street by a team of oxen. (Check the inn website for updated health regulations and protocols.)