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9 Top-Rated Resorts in Connecticut

Despite its small size, Connecticut is filled with all sorts of lodging options for budget to luxury travelers. From charming boutique inns in quaint towns to larger hotel resorts on the Long Island Sound, the Nutmeg State has plenty of sleeping selections, whether you are vacationing with the family or on a romantic holiday.

If you're looking for a luxury spa retreat in the countryside, just two hours from New York City the Grace Mayflower Inn and Spa in Washington makes for a perfect weekend getaway. Resorts like the Interlaken Inn in Lakeville, on 30 bucolic acres between two lakes, offer great value for families and larger groups and even make for a good destination wedding or conference venue. And if you want to spend some time at the beach, be it for quality time with your special someone or a multi-generational family vacation, spots like Water's Edge Resort and Spa in Westbrook and the Saybrook Point Inn and Spa, both on the Long Island Sound, will pamper you. Select a relaxing base for your next vacation with our list of the best resorts in Connecticut.

1 Grace Mayflower Inn and Spa, Washington

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The charming Grace Mayflower Inn and Spa sits on 58 wooded acres in the countryside between Route 202 and Steep Rock Preserve and features not only English-style gardens for strolling but also a meditation labyrinth. The property features elegant, sophisticated rooms and suites, including some with fireplaces and private balconies, along with four-poster beds and plenty of space to move around. There are also in-room Keurig coffee makers and Red Flower bath products. On-site amenities include a relaxing spa, a contemporary fine-dining restaurant, and two swimming pools (one is indoor and heated; the other outside and seasonal).

2 Saybrook Point Inn and Spa, Old Saybrook

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In Old Saybrook, which is between the Long Island Sound and the Connecticut River, the Saybrook Inn and Spa is adjacent to Fort Saybrook Monument Park. Right on the ocean, it is an elegant property with stately rooms and suites in two separate buildings that are clean and spacious with comfy beds. On-site amenities include an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a workout room, waterfront restaurant, and spa. There is also a free shuttle to Main Street. This property is also child- and pet-friendly.

3 Delamar Greenwich Harbor Hotel, Greenwich

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In tony Greenwich, the ornate, Italian-villa-style Delamar Greenwich Harbor Hotel looks out onto the harbor and is just a five-minute walk from the town's famous shopping street, Greenwich Avenue. The rooms and suites have a luxe European vibe with embellished headboards and a mix of patterns and colors on the walls and floors. They also feature large marble bathrooms with soaking tubs and BVLGARI toiletries. The hotel is beyond dog friendly, offering pups champagne upon arrival, and it is also a great spot for a wellness retreat with options for personal training sessions and private yoga classes. There is also a spa, restaurant, and gym on-site.

4 Madison Beach Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, Madison

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Located about five-minutes drive from the town of Madison's charming central business district, the Madison Beach Hotel is a romantic oceanfront property that looks out over the Long Island Sound. The rooms here are elegantly decorated and offer high-end linens on comfy beds and Italian marble bathrooms. Away from the rooms, amenities include a restaurant serving contemporary New England fare with a fantastic porch for al fresco eating. There is also a 24-hour gym, yoga studio, full-service spa, and golf privileges at the Madison Country Club, which is just a short walk away.

5 Interlaken Inn, Lakeville

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Located on 30 acres of land between two lakes in the Litchfield Hills, the Interlaken Inn is a tranquil country getaway just a few miles from downtown Millerton. The hotel offers a number of different room styles, including posh modern suites and private cottages. All feature unique decor and warm hues, as well as flat-screen TVs and an included continental breakfast. Amenities include a farm-to-table restaurant serving contemporary American fare; a seasonal swimming pool; tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts; and a golf practice facility. There are also opportunities for kayaking and swimming in the surrounding lakes. The Interlaken Inn is also popular with groups and families, as well as for meetings, corporate events, and weddings, as it makes a very scenic venue to say, "I Do."

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6 Winvian Resort and Cottages, Morris

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Also in the Litchfield Hills, in Morris, Winvian Resort and Cottages sits on 113 forested acres and offers guests a rustic luxe boutique resort experience with accommodations in charming farm cottages and buildings. There are just 18 cottages, which are each uniquely decorated and feature stylish yet back-to-nature decor, along with either screened-in porches or patios, Jacuzzi tubs, and fireplaces to take the chill out of country nights. Breakfast is included in the rate, and there is a lovely farm-to-table restaurant that uses produce grown on-site. Other amenities include a spa and hot tub and opportunities to arrange seasonal cooking classes or horseback rides for an extra fee.

Accommodation: Winvian

7 Mohegan Sun, Uncasville

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Right on the Thames River just outside Norwich, the Mohegan Sun is a large 34-story property that works well for families as it has some dedicated children's amenities, like a kids' arcade and multiple swimming pools. The rooms and suites are done up in Native American-style designs and are spacious and comfortable, with flat-screen TVs and large bathrooms. Suites add separate living rooms, and in the most exclusive, personal butler service. Other on-site amenities include a 55-foot indoor waterfall, a number of restaurant options from casual to fine dining, an 18-hole golf course, full-service spa, and even shops.

Accommodation: Mohegan Sun

8 Water's Edge Resort and Spa, Westbrook

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Located just off I-95 and fronting the Long Island Sound in Westbrook, Water's Edge Resort and Spa is another favorite Connecticut beach resort choice. It features contemporary rooms and suites with splashes of bold colors in the form of chairs and bedspread runners. The suites here are quite luxe, with large windows fronting the ocean, and in the case of the Royal Suite, marble columns, fireplaces, and a Jacuzzi - perfect for romantic getaways. Away from the rooms, on-site amenities include beach access, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a full-service spa, gym, tennis courts, and a gourmet American restaurant with ocean views.

9 Heritage Hotel, Golf, Spa & Conference Center, Southbury

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The Heritage Hotel, Golf, Spa & Conference Center in Southbury is a great place to relax in scenic environs with plenty of outdoor activities at its doorstep. The rooms and suites are modern and comfortable, but you likely won't spend too much time in them as there is so much to do on and around the resort. On-site amenities include multiple restaurants, a game room with pool tables, and a seasonal outdoor swimming pool. Guests also have golf privileges at the Dale Cook-directed Pomperaug club, which also features a fitness center with a saltwater swimming pool and yoga and Pilates classes.

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