Manhattan Digest has gotten quite a lot of travel miles under its belt so far in 2016. We have given you the best of the best in where you should go across the continental United States, including San Francisco, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia. Well, now that the warmer weather is here, we are encouraging all our old and new readers to get out of the city on the weekends and see what else this country has to offer! What is even better, is that there is a location that is only an hour commute away from New York City on Metro North, with tons of fantastic activities, restaurants, hotels and more to enjoy with your friends and family. This is the Coastal Fairfield County area of Connecticut, where we visited this past weekend.
Beautiful in its scenery, locations, and so much more, this part of Connecticut is a destination that is a must see for anyone who enjoys the outdoors and the relaxing vibe that Fairfield provides. First in our series- where to stay? Fairfield County has some fantastic places to stay that enhance the experience of your visit in so many different ways. So where should you stay? We have found two places that you should check into upon your next visit. Take a look.
Delamar Hotel- 275 Old Post Road, Southport
First stop on our tour in Fairfield County is a breathtaking hotel that has amenities galore for each and every one of its guests- the beautiful Delamar Hotel in Southport. Southport reads as we think Connecticut is- beautiful in its scenery with a fantastic “small town” type of vibe for the person who wants relaxation the most to enjoy. Luxurious in its execution of everything that is on its premises, Delamar Hotel welcomes their guests to enjoy a tranquil weekend filled with so much to do that they don’t even need to leave the hotel itself. The 44 guest rooms at this hotel are each beautiful decorated, large in size, with colors galore adorned throughout. With vivid usage of my favorite colors in blue and red, it engulfs you in its calming presence that will help you further enjoy the experience. They have wonderful amenities in a complimentary breakfast buffet, served on the weekends from 7am to 10am, free pick up and drop off within a three mile radius, high-speed internet, fitness center and so much more. On top of all of that, they have a private spa suite on the second floor where you can relax with a facial or massage. One more amenity that I love that they do- a delicious drink upon your arrival. If their goal is to have you arrive in style, then they have all of this taken care of and then some.
If you are there strictly for a meeting, wedding, or any type of event, Delamar has you covered. They have rooms available for anything that fits with what you are trying to accomplish, whether it is giving your daughter away at her wedding to a staff meeting that can be spruced up with the amenities they provide. More information those rooms here. They also have an amazing restaurant on premise called Artisan Restaurant Tavern & Garden, which boasts an amazing amount of tasty modern American food. More on that in another article. This is one place I highly recommend you stay at. For more information, check out their official site.
Hotel Zero Degrees- 353 Main Street, Norwalk
Hotel Zero Degrees, located in the heart of Norwalk on Main Street, is pretty much the stark opposite of Delamar Hotel in many different ways. Hotel Zero Degrees sort of reads as a very modern, urban type hotel whereas Delamar is more classic in its design and approach. Just like Delamar however, there is a ton of great things to do on their premises such as a rooftop terrace where you can hang with the people you are with and experience the beauty that is Norwalk. They also have a fantastic restaurant inside their hotel called Mediterraneo of Norwalk , which is helmed by chef Albert DeAngelis who executes some of the tastiest seafood and Italian alternatives out there. Definitely two places to check out within your stay.
I loved the design of my room, with its usage of orange and greys throughout. Seems as if they are trying to target a Generation Y type of audience at their hotel, and it worked for me as I am part of that generation. Just like Delamar, they have wonderful amenities to enjoy such as a warm breakfast buffet, complimentary wifi, Starbucks coffee available, and so much more. I highly recommend you try this out. For more information, check out their official site.
Be sure to be back for part two of our trip on Monday!