Hotels in Norwich Connecticut
Norwich Connecticut – known as “The Pretty Town” – is a cosmopolitan city in the Connecticut River Valley. The cities of New London, West Springfield, Greenwich and New Haven are within the city limits. The city, officially designated as the “melting pot” of America, is home to some of the most diverse ethnic groups and cultures in the country.
This primarily urban area is centered on the Connecticut River and its Bay and has a wide range of neighborhoods. Norwich is served by two major commuter railroads – the commuter rail Norfolk Southern and the Connecticut Transit Administration commuter rail. commuter rail links West Springfield, New London, Fairfield, and Sayville to New Haven. The train is one of the few high-speed commuter rail lines in the country along the east coast. It provides an essential link between existing and impending Eastern Massachusetts commuter lines like the commuter rail Southington Line, the Connecticut Transit Authority’s commuter line into New London and the Connecticut River commuter train into New Haven.
Due to the close proximity of Norwich to New London, it is a center for the shipping, banking and insurance industries. Due to these industries, Norwich is also a regional center for the entertainment, culinary and cultural industries. The large international airport, with flights to Boston and New York, makes this location an attractive place to relocate or establish a new residence. Norwich is serviced by the New London and Connecticut railroad, the New Haven and Norwich Railroad, the New Britain Railroad and the New Jersey Transit System. The International Airport, in New London, Connecticut, is close to Norwich’s Waterfront Park and the University of Connecticut. The commuter rail system connects Norwich with the rest of the state via New London, West Springfield, Fairfield, Bridgetown, Manchester, Springfield, New London, Southington, Yale and New Haven.
There are many cultural attractions in Norwich including the famous spaulding pond, home to the world’s largest saltwater lake. The spaulding pond was built in 1776 and has been captivating visitors ever since. The Native American village ofondon village is also located nearby and is home to the oldest running Native American school in the country. Many of Norwich’s native Americans still live on the land surrounding the lake. These village locations have been revitalized and offer beautiful places to stay.
If you love shopping, then you will love the Spaulding Pond. This popular public attraction hosts over five thousand visitors every single day! The Norwich Free Academy is located at the center of the Spaulding Pond and was originally built as a middle school. Today, the academy offers courses that range from pre-school through graduation and is open to students of all ages.
Another great attraction in Norwich is the award winning Country Bed and Breakfasts. This inn is only one of two bed and breakfasts in the state that are members of the Innkeepers Association. In addition to having a relaxing, country room, this inn offers a full service spa and a gourmet kitchen. Stop into the inn and enjoy breakfast, afternoon tea, afternoon brunch or dinner in the lovely, private living spaces that are available to guest rooms. The Innkeepers Association is proud to offer a discount to its guest rooms and special suites that include two full sized bedrooms and sun decks that overlook the ocean.
If you are looking for something unique in style but still close to home, you might want to consider the unusual living areas and rooms of the Singing Ringo Inn in Norwich Connecticut. The Inn offers two story ceilings, hardwood flooring throughout, two fireplaces, an ornate entryway, a two hundred-piece breakfast bar and cozy, country bar seating. The Queen Bed, a four-poster bed with four pillows is also available. Both of these buildings are fully owned by the Inn, which ensures that each piece is as it should be. Each room has three queen beds, a full size sofa, a kitchenette, a desk, a printer and a coffee maker–and don’t think that is all there is to do!
A few minutes from Norwich, you will find the historic St. Lawrence Hall in Westport, Connecticut, a nineteenth century historic residence that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. You can tour the home while dining on a meal over one of their exquisite dining areas or sitting around the charming fireplace watching the flames encircling the log burner. The Inn offers a variety of rooms and suites that offer something for everyone. Take your family out to one of their exciting restaurant dinners, or just relax by the fire or by the pool enjoying the warmth of the hospitality of this fine inn. There are plenty of things to keep you busy in Norwich, Connecticut.