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Best Hotels in Westport, CT

Gray Barns on the Silvermine River is a beautiful inn close to Westport

If you’re looking for the best hotels in Westport, you won’t have to search very hard. The tony town on the CT coastline has only one: The Inn at Longshore.

The town’s other hotel, The Westport Inn, closed back in 2020.

However, there are plenty of wonderful lodging options located just outside the Westport borders, and one of the best hotels in Fairfield is actually about a half a mile from the Westport town line.

Best Hotels in Westport, CT

The Delamar Southport

As far as sheer beauty, quality, and amenities are concerned, you can’t beat the Delamar. The hotel is technically in Fairfield’s Southport area, but is only about a half mile, or 4-minute drive, from the Westport border, and about 10 mins. from downtown, which is why we’re calling it the best hotel in Westport (it’s also our pick for the best hotel in Fairfield)

It’s part of the Delamar Hotel chain, which also has locations in Greenwich and West Hartford. The Delamar offers 44 guest rooms and suites, as well as a spa and a fine dining restaurant called Artisan. We also love that the Delamar is also dog-friendly.

The hotel’s guest rooms are each uniquely decorated and offer luxurious touches like Frette linens, plush bathrobes, and Molton Brown bath products. Some of the rooms also have fireplaces, balconies, or soaking tubs.

The Delamar is housed in a historic 1890s mansion that has been beautifully restored and renovated. It offers a range of on-site amenities, including a fitness center, a spa, and a restaurant. The Artisan Restaurant is a local hotspot, especially during the summer season when the large patio is open. The menu offers a fresh take on Old New England-style cuisine, has a wine list featuring over 300 bottles. The hotel also has a cozy library with a fireplace and a comfortable lounge area.

The Delamar Southport Hotel is located in the heart of Southport’s historic district, and sits across the street from the Gray Goose Cafe, one of Fairfield’s best restaurants, as well as The Equinox gym and fitness center. It’s also within walking distance to shops and the train to New York City, and a short drive to Westport shopping. It’s about a 10-minute drive to Fairfield University, and 15 minutes to Sacred Heart.

Important to note: Weekend room rates start at around $299/night in the winter months, and $479/night in the summer season.

The Inn at Longshore

The Inn at Longshore is a waterfront hotel located in the Compo Beach area of Westport. The hotel is situated on a scenic peninsula overlooking Long Island Sound and is adjacent to the Longshore Golf Course.

The Inn offers 12 simply designed guest rooms, furnished with a mix of antique and modern decor, as well as TVs, private baths, and Wi-Fi. Most rooms have queen-sized beds, and a handful of rooms have water views. Complimentary breakfast is included with each stay.

While the rooms are understated, the location is superb. The Inn is situated on the grounds of the Longshore Club Park, which features an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, a marina, and walking trails. The Inn is also walking distance to Compo Beach, Westport’s town beach, and the beautful Compo Beach neighborhood.

Downtown Westport is also a short distance away.

On site, you’ll also find La Plage, one of the best restaurants in Westport.

Important to note: The Inn at Longshore is a popular wedding location, and hosts weddings most weekends in the spring, summer, and fall months.

The Inn at Gray Barns

The Inn at GrayBarns is a historic boutique hotel located in Norwalk, Connecticut, about a 12-15 minute drive from downtown Westport. It is situated in a beautifully restored 18th-century building that was once a textile factory. The Inn features six luxurious guest rooms and suites, each designed with elegant decor, and complimentary mini bar provisions.

One of the standout features of the Inn at GrayBarns is its ambience. The property is stylishly decorated, almost to resemble a high-end residence, with luxury furnishings, linens, and decor. The grounds are equally lovely, nestled in a peaceful wooded area, surrounded by lush greenery and serene ponds. At just an hour from New York City, it offers a perfect retreat for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

The Inn at GrayBarns also boasts an exceptional dining experience. The restaurant, named the Tavern at GrayBarns, features seasonal offerings, craft cocktails, and a well-curated wine selection.

In addition to its tranquil setting and exquisite dining, the Inn at GrayBarns also offers a range of activities and amenities for guests, including in-room spa services, barn yoga, bikes, and an in-house fly fishing guide.

Important to note: GrayBarns does not allow children under the age of 18 or pets on premises.

Hotel Zero Degrees

For a stylish, but budget-friendly stay, Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk is a top choice. The boutique hotel is located in bustling section of Norwalk, the city right next door to Westport. The hotel offers nearly 100 modern guest rooms, and a convenient location right off of the Merritt Parkway.

The hotel features a range of amenities for guests, including a rooftop terrace, complimentary breakfast, a 24-hour fitness center, an on-site bar, a restaurant (Mediterraneo of Norwalk) and complimentary Wi-Fi..

In addition to its convenient location and amenities, Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk also offers plenty of services for business travelers. The hotel features a variety of meeting and event spaces, including a room that can accommodate up to 100 guests.

Rooms start at around $150/night.

Residence Inn by Marriot Norwalk

If you prefer to stay with a large hotel chain, the Residence Inn by Marriot Norwalk is one of the highest-rated in the area. Located in Norwalk’s trendy SoNo (South Norwalk) neighborhood, the hotel is close to a variety of bars and restaurants, as well as the Maritime Aquarium, The Stepping Stones Children’s Museum, the luxury SoNo Collection shopping mall, and Norwalk Hospital. It’s also a short distance to the South Norwalk station, where you can take a Metro North train to New York City.

The hotel rooms are large and equipped with kitchenettes, making them perfect for families or those staying in town for more than a few nights. The hotel is also pet friendly, offers free wifi, complimentary breakfast, a fitness center, and has free on-site parking.