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About Greenwich

Now an affluent Connecticut seaside town, Greenwich began life shipping potatoes and oysters to nearby New York City. Just forty-five minutes’ drive from the big city, Greenwich grew popular with celebrities and city dwellers dreaming of a laid-back rural escape, and has become a gorgeous spot for a chic weekend retreat. Accommodation options range from romantic B&Bs to impressive luxury hotels for families or business travellers. Our pick of the best places to stay in Greenwich includes a long-time foodie favourite, too. Whether you’re looking to amble around town, to get out on the water or to play a round of golf or two, Greenwich is a brilliant holiday choice.

Take some time to explore the lively boutiques and eateries of the downtown area and tour the historic districts — including Putnam Hill, Christ Church, Old Greenwich and the Historic Fourth Ward District — for a sense of Greenwich’s fascinating past. Culture aficionados will adore the Bruce Museum of Arts and Science and the Bush-Holley Historic Site, as well as the busy programme of annual events held in venues across town.

Binney Park, a 24-acre expanse of landscaped grounds, is also well worth a ramble, and Greenwich Point Park (also known as Tod’s Point) is the perfect setting for a summer picnic. You can spend beautiful days swimming, sailing, kayaking, fishing or boating out on the water, or go hiking and bird-watching around the 147-acre parkland. There’s also great wildlife-spotting and heaps of nature trails at the enormous Greenwich Audubon Centre.

Many of the best places to stay in Greenwich fill up fast during the public holidays with guests travelling from New York City, so book your trip well in advance!

The Best Places to Stay in Greenwich

For Romance

  • Stanton House Inn is a romantic B&B with 20 classic rooms and suites in a gorgeous residence from 1843. An adults-only spot, the property has a pool, big breakfasts and leafy gardens. A brilliant base for unwinding and exploring the Greenwich area as a couple.

For Foodies

  • Homestead Inn promises an opulent stay, with plenty of period charm. Set in Greenwich's Belle Haven neighbourhood, this is a great pick for a weekend break from NYC. Chef Thomas Henkelmann excels in creating contemporary French dishes in the formal dining room. There's a terrific wine list, too.

For Luxury

  • The J House is a swish, contemporary hotel in the Riverside business district. This slick property features spacious rooms and suites, a 24-hour gym, outdoor pool and charming rooftop. There's a lively bar and excellent steak restaurant, too. An ultra-modern pick for holidaymakers or business travellers with time to unwind in style.
  • Delamar Greenwich Harbor offers lavish guestrooms with superb waterfront views. Popular with business travellers, well-heeled couples and active families, this classic property offers top-notch fine dining, a superb spa and a plethora of watersports. For seaside elegance.

FOR AN APARTMENT OR VILLA

  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

  • Fly to New York's JFK Airport and take a 2-hour train or 45-minute drive to leafy Greenwich. Alternatively, take a 1-hour train from New York's Grand Central Station.
  • Connecticut is ideal for a road trip! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Travel during the summer months (June to August) for the warmest weather, but do be aware that this is peak season. Come in the spring (April - May) or autumn (September - October) for fewer crowds and great hotel deals.

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Best Hotels in Greenwich

  • Stanton House Inn Greenwich 20 rooms from $174

    Short break  -  Greenwich is located just 35 miles outside of New York City, making this a great place to visit even for just one night
    Local exploring  -  As well as Greenwich itself, head out and explore Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Rye and Port Chester
    Sights nearby  -  Historic Bush-Holley House, The Philip Johnson Glass House and Bruce Museum are all worth visiting in and around Greenwich
    Adult Only
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    Well-located majestic mansion with a rich history. Located on a tree-lined avenue, the property's unique, spacious suites have fireplaces, four-poster beds and whirlpool tubs. Beautifully appointed period decor blends colourful walls, floral patterns, and antique furniture. A fresh take on the past. See More

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  • The J House Greenwich 86 rooms from $244

    Local exploring  -  In addition to NYC, good base to explore Connecticut towns of Port Chester, Norwalk, Stamford, ​Old Greenwich and Belle Haven
    Business meetings  -  Ideal location for attending business in the wider area, or hosting events, meetings and conferences
    Apartment  -  Range of super stylish fully-furnished and well-equipped lofts are ideal for long stays
    Restaurant  -  Tony's restaurant offers classic Italian Steakhouse menu in elegant setting. Cafe Bar is perfect for breakfast and quick snacks
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    Contemporary hotel in Riverside business district. Impressive on-site facilities include 24-hour gym, outdoor pool and charming rooftop. Dining's equally fab with elegant steakhouse and lively bar. Boutique-style interiors give a fresh feel. Works well for business stays with ample leisure time. See More

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  • Homestead Inn Greenwich (420 Field Point Road) 18 rooms from $350

    Restaurant with rooms
    Sights nearby  -  Head down to the beach for a leisurely stroll or hotel-made picnic.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux

    Luxury boutique in manicured gardens giving an overall European flair. Unique rooms, with antiques and art works, styled to leave guests feeling pampered. Contemporary award-winning French restaurant accompanied by a fantastic wine list. Great spot to relax and base one's self for local exploring. See More

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  • Delamar Greenwich Harbor Greenwich 82 rooms from $354

    Business meetings  -  Just 45 mins from Manhattan with 2,300 sq ft of meeting space (including waterfront), this works well for high profile groups
    Sailing  -  On-site marina boasts 500 ft of private dockage for sail and motor yachts up to 180 feet, meaning guests can arrive by boat
    Total relaxation  -  Check-in and relax with waterfront dining, spoiling spa treatments, luxurious rooms and wonderful local activities
    Spa  -  Features three treatment rooms, including for couples, offering upscale massages, therapies, facials, beauty and body treatments
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    Boasting a much-coveted water-front location, this luxury hotel works for business or leisure. Harbour-view balconies are the cherry on the cake in the elegant European-style rooms with contemporary comforts. Ideal weekend-away material with a marina, spa and atmospheric fine-dining restaurant. See More

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