Delamar Greenwich Harbor Hotel
500 Steamboat Road, Greenwich, Conn., (203) 661-9800
Drive time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
The scoop: This posh contemporary hotel overlooking Greenwich Harbor offers many rooms with water views, and some have private balconies. Two presidential suites feature gas-burning fireplaces. Nearby is Greenwich Avenue—the “East Coast’s Rodeo Drive”—the serene beaches of Greenwich Point Park, and Tod’s Point, where the view is so vast you can sometimes see the Manhattan skyline.
Amenities: Bike and kayak rentals are complimentary, as is the “Grab and Go” continental breakfast. A full-service spa offers cutting-edge face and body treatments. Private in-room yoga and Pilates lessons are available, dog are welcome, and the on-site restaurant is inspired by Southern France.
Don’t miss: A private cruise on the hotel’s electric yacht, Whisper. Or, if you’re up for a challenge, try the rock walls, trees and water hazards at the Pete Dye-designed Pound Ridge Golf Course.