This past weekend Robert and I traveled to West Hartford Center for our first Stay-Cation! We really enjoy the village center with the blend of luxury brands and independent boutiques shopping as well as the wide spectrum of dining + entertainment options. One of our favorite stops is always Max’s Oyster Bar for the Seafood Tower + a cocktail that is always delicious!
During our incredibly relaxing weekend away we enjoyed a stay at The Delmar Hotel located right in the middle of all the wonderful offerings of West Hartford. We were impressed right from the beginning. As we walked in we were welcomed by such friendly faces from the valet, doorman and even offered Prosecco by the person checking us in. We were provided with a complete rundown of everything the hotel offered, which even includes a ride anywhere within 5 miles of the hotel, if you didn’t bring a car or just want to enjoy a couple drinks + get back to the hotel safely. While walking around we even spotted the Delamar Tesla and our new friend Alberto (who is also the doorman) who pulled down the window to wave and say hello as we crossed the street!
The main lobby has a cozy fireplace with plenty of custom seating to relax, including a Fortune Cookie coin bench made by artist Johnny Swing. They have continental breakfast each morning offered in the cozy bistro style corner outfitted with fabulous furniture and a great spot to just People-Watch. The hotel also has a spa, which we didn’t have a chance to take advantage of but look forward to exploring on our next visit!
Our room was beautiful! We had everything from the softest faux fur throw to a Nespresso machine of our very owe. Our room had a view of the river below and a radio that we could connect with Bluetooth to play our favorite music. This we loved, because we usually bring our own Bluetooth radio but forgot and well, thank goodness for The Delamar! The bathroom also gave me such an old Hollywood vibe with its white marble counters, elegant fixtures and Bvlgari toiletries. We also had cozy robes + slippers, and you all know I love when a hotel has these amenities, such luxury!
One thing that stood out most to me was the art on display from The New Britain Museum of Art that is featured in the main lobby on your walk to the elevators or hotel Restaurant Artisan, and continues to be changed out to feature new pieces every so often. This really bring the charm of Hartford right into the hotel!
If you are ever visiting the West Hartford area or looking for a stay-cation option, I recommend The Delamar in West Hartford. Delamar also has two other locations in both Greenwich Harbor + Southport. Robert and I have been to the Greenwich Harbor hotel restaurant, L’escale which was also an amazing experience + another recommendation from us!