Water's Edge Resort and Spa
With beautiful landscaped gardens, a private stretch of white-sand beach, and an idyllic beachfront location, Water’s Edge Resort and Spa, overlooking Long Island Sound, is the perfect seaside getaway. Unwind on a chaise lounge in the sun. Enjoy a cocktail at the beach bar. Swim in the seaside pool. Whether you are looking for a romantic retreat, a family vacation, or a relaxing trip to a classic New England location, with six on-site eateries and bars to choose from, a luxurious spa to indulge in, and a range of seaside suites and beachfront villas to call home, Water's Edge Resort and Spa guarantees a memorable stay.
- Choose from 120 waterfront accommodations, with guestrooms, suites, and beach cottages around the main hotel, and 20 private villas
- Walk among the lush manicured gardens, or go barefoot along the private beach
- Plan a memorable event for up to 300 people in one of the 12 meeting rooms or three ballrooms
- Go paddle-boarding in the gentle waves, or try your hand at windsurfing
- Book a sea salt and citrus body scrub at The Spa at Water’s Edge
- Challenge the family or fellow guests to a tennis tournament on the on-site courts
Water's Edge Resort and Spa is the quintessential New England resort, offering you a unique and laid-back experience that characterizes the outdoorsy spirit of coastal Connecticut. Relax on the private beach and admire the view, play a competitive game of tennis with a backdrop that features lush trees, and reward yourself with the resort’s legendary Sunday Brunch, which features classic seaside fare, as well as new twists.
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Spread across several buildings on the grounds, the 120 guestrooms and residences range from deluxe rooms and suites to beach cottages and private villas. Many offer tranquil views over Long Island Sound, and some have private balconies. Guestrooms are warm and idyllic seaside escapes, decorated in nautical shades of marine blue, sea foam white, and tan.
Book one of the 20 oceanfront villa residences — each with two bedrooms and two bathrooms — for a luxurious family or group vacation. Cook a gourmet meal in the chef-ready kitchen, be refreshed under the rainfall showers, or soak in your jetted whirlpool tub. Have a nightcap out on your spacious balcony to the sound of the gently breaking waves.
The hotel has a business center right near the wing dedicated to conference rooms, any of which you can reserve for a meeting or event. A wedding team is available help you plan a magnificent ceremony amidst gardens and gazebos and you can rest and rejuvenate at The Spa at Water's Edge.
Get the very best features of a luxury hotel within the comforts of a residential setting.
Four restaurants, a beach bar, and a café offer a wide selection of dining options that offer plenty of popular favorites, and tastes of New England, making the most of stand-out local seafood.
Datillo Fine Italian – Share a romantic dinner at this Italian restaurant with ocean views from a high bay window. Choose from classics such as calamari fritti and veal scaloppini, and request a table on the terrace to enjoy the cool sea breeze.
Seaview Bistro – With an open fire as a centerpiece, this traditional New England tavern radiates a warm and cozy ambiance. Relax with a cocktail while enjoying live music and order a bowl of award-winning New England clam chowder from the bistro menu.
Sunset Bar & Grill – This laid-back alfresco grill overlooking the beach offers local favorites teamed with craft beers and signature cocktails. Share a platter of Maine lobster, oysters, and clams paired with a chilled bottle of crisp sauvignon blanc.
Vista Mare – This alfresco bar is a perfect viewing spot for sunsets accompanied by cold craft beer and live blues, jazz, and classic rock on the terrace.
Julia’s Beach Bar – Sit under a beach umbrella at this shoreside bar, and choose from a list of specialty cocktails. The simple food menu serves crowd-pleasers such as burgers, hot dogs, and Cobb salad.
Cappuccio Café – Start your day with a freshly brewed Starbucks coffee from this takeaway café which also offers up fresh-baked pastries, smoothies, and gelato.
Book a signature aromatherapy massage at the in-house spa, and experience ultimate relaxation with your choice of essential oil blends. Afterwards, wander the expansive grounds, with their blooming gardens and peaceful gazebos. Browse the boutiques and book store at the Shops at Water’s Edge, or take a seaside stroll on the private beach. Choose between indoor and outdoor pools, or share a game of tennis on one of two courts.
To sample some of the area's finest produce, follow the Connecticut Wine Trail, which guides you through some of the region's wineries and vineyards, where you can stop for a picturesque lunch among the vines. Then head to Mystic Seaport, a maritime museum that explores Connecticut’s seafaring history. You can also soak up the charms of nearby Essex, the historic harbor village that exemplifies colonial New England at its best.
Water's Edge Resort and Spa
Overlooking Long Island Sound on the southeastern coast of Connecticut, the resort is driving distance from Boston or New York City, and even closer to Hartford and New Haven. It is surrounded by a harbor, and quaint New England towns such as Essex.
Bradley International Airport is 60 mi / 97 km away.
T.F. Green International Airport is 87 mi / 140 km away.
Westbrook rail station is 1 mi / 1.6 km away.