Nine top hotel stays for those looking to save a few clams, or shell out big, in peak season.
By Yankee Magazine
Jun 09 2022
Saybrook Point Resort & MarinaPhoto Credit : Courtesy of Saybrook Point Resort & Marina
Snagging a seaside room in summer can be a challenge, but if you have a little (or a lot) of room in your budget, there are many wonderful destinations to explore. Here are nine of our favorite New England coastal hotels.
Completely renovated in 2019, the 26-room Breakwater offers P-town’s biggest bang for the buck, placing guests a minute from the beach and within an easy stroll of the heart of Commercial Street action. breakwaterhotel.com
Most rooms have harbor views and some have balconies, but all guests have access to the hotel’s rooftop deck, where daily afternoon wine tastings are held in good weather.250mainhotel.com
Situated where the Connecticut River meets Long Island Sound, this 82-room travel trifecta (inn, spa, marina) matches pampering with maximum all-around water views. saybrook.com
Diffuse ocean light surrounds this 1892 resort at the tip of the peninsula separating Boothbay Harbor from Linekin Bay.Book a room with a private deck, and kick back in Adirondack chairs while watching sails billow on the water below. sprucepointinn.com
Overlooking Little Harbor and the park-like New Castle Island, the Wentworth is New Hampshire’s only grand hotel where guests can arrive by sea, at its 150-slip marina. marriott.com
To be sure, the 9,000-square-foot luxury spa, multiple pools, and two restaurants give this hotel distinction, but it’s the location—dramatically perched atop a cliff—that will truly take your breath away.cliffhousemaine.com
Nestled between two beaches on Nantucket’s northeast side, this elite retreat swims in ocean views from every angle, while its famous restaurant, Topper’s, serves up AAA Five Diamond cuisine.wauwinet.com
Enticements at this posh getaway include a quarter-mile beach with private cabanas, a spa with pool and hot tub, and four restaurants whose menus feature produce from the resort’s own eight-acre farm.chathambarsinn.com
A meticulous re-creation of a Victorian-era icon, Ocean House boasts architectural splendor, Atlantic views, and a level of service that should be experienced by everyone who appreciates superlatives.oceanhouseri.com