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East Lyme Connecticut Accommodations

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The East Lyme center point is around 2 miles north of Niantic, CT and 3 miles west of Crystal Mall.

Welcome to East Lyme, a wonderful town that offers an appealing blend of tranquility, history, and modernity. This town is an excellent base for exploring southern Connecticut because of its central location, diverse attractions, and wide availability of modern conveniences. Regardless of the purpose of your visit, you can rest assured you'll be able to find a hotel in the area that fits your budget and needs. More from this guide...

East Lyme Hotels/Accommodations

Motel 6 New London Niantic - Niantic
+1-888-690-5247
269 Flanders Rd., Niantic, CT 06357 ~1.08 miles south of East Lyme
  • Economical property
  • Check-in: 15:00
Sleep Inn & Suites
+1-888-305-3366
5 King Arthur Dr., Niantic, CT 06357 ~1.12 miles south of East Lyme
  • Cheap Suburban property
  • 73 rooms in hotel
  • Beds were acceptable for 67%
  • For only 65%, the noise level was all right
Americas Best Value Inn Niantic / East Lyme in Niantic
+1-800-881-1523
256 Flanders Rd., Niantic, CT 06357 ~1.17 miles south of East Lyme
  • Cheap property
  • Check in time: 14:00
Days Inn Niantic
+1-888-283-3404
239 Flanders Rd., Niantic, CT 06357 ~1.28 miles south of East Lyme
  • Cheap Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 90 rooms
  • Room needs to be redecorated
  • Not very clean
Rodeway Inn
+1-866-221-8581
211 Pkwy. North, Waterford, CT 06385 ~2.44 miles east of East Lyme
  • 2-star property
  • Check in: 11:00
Springhill Suites by Marriott Mystic Waterford
+1-866-429-5787
401 North Frontage Rd., Waterford, CT 06385 ~4.83 miles east of East Lyme
  • 3-star Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
From$115
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Americas Best Value Inn New London / Mystic in New London
+1-888-690-5281
380 Bayonet St., New London, CT 06320 ~4.97 miles east of East Lyme
  • Two star property
  • Check-in time: 14:00
From$60
Average 3.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Clarion Inn New London Mystic : 269 North Frontage Rd.
+1-888-690-5247
269 North Frontage Rd., New London, CT 06320 ~5.15 miles east of East Lyme
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • Check in: 11:00
Red Roof Inn - New London
+1-888-305-3366
707 Colman St., New London, CT 06320 ~5.26 miles east of East Lyme
  • 2-star Highway property
  • 108 rooms in property
  • Best value for money
  • There is no breakfast
Holiday Inn New London Mystic Area in New London
+1-800-881-1523
35 Governor Winthrop Blvd., New London, CT 06320 ~6.22 miles east of East Lyme
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • 7 conference rooms in property
The Bee & Thistle Inn
+1-888-283-3404
100 Lyme St., Old Lyme, CT 06371 ~6.73 miles southwest of East Lyme
  • High end Riverfront hotel
  • Hotel has 4 meeting rooms
From$173
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Thames Inn
+1-866-221-8581
193 Thames St., Groton, CT 06340 ~6.84 miles east of East Lyme
  • Economical hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
Baymont by Wyndham Groton / Mystic
+1-866-429-5787
360 Court 12, Groton, CT 06340 ~7.42 miles east of East Lyme
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • Fitness center on property
Mohegan Sun - Uncasville
+1-888-690-5281
1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, CT 06382 ~7.46 miles northeast of East Lyme
  • High end Resort hotel
  • 36 floors in hotel
  • Bar just outside
  • Internet works
Motel 6 - Groton
+1-888-690-5247
404 Bridge St., Groton, CT 06340 ~7.47 miles east of East Lyme
  • 2-star Suburban property
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Breakfast is mediocre
  • Wifi quality could be improved
Super 8 Groton
+1-888-305-3366
173 Route 12, Groton, CT 06340 ~7.50 miles east of East Lyme
  • Cheap property
  • Check-in time: 11:00 AM
Rodeway Inn
+1-800-881-1523
425 Bridge St., Groton, CT 06340 ~7.59 miles east of East Lyme
  • Low-priced hotel
  • 50 rooms in hotel
Groton Inn & Suites : 99 Gold Star Highway
+1-888-283-3404
99 Gold Star Highway, Groton, CT 06340 ~7.70 miles east of East Lyme
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • 112 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Very small toilet
  • Wifi didn't work
From$50
Average 3.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Days Inn & Suites Groton Near The Casinos : 135 Gold Star Highway
+1-866-221-8581
135 Gold Star Highway, Groton, CT 06340 ~7.81 miles east of East Lyme
  • Two-star Highway hotel
  • 62 rooms in property
Ramada Groton / Mystic : 156 Kings Highway Groton
+1-866-429-5787
156 Kings Highway Groton, Groton, CT 06340 ~7.87 miles east of East Lyme
  • 2 star Highway hotel
  • 69 rooms in property
From$60
Average 3.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Hilton Garden Inn Mystic / Groton in Groton
+1-888-690-5281
224 Gold Star Highway, Groton, CT 06340 ~7.91 miles east of East Lyme
  • 3-star Highway property
  • 128 rooms in hotel
From$119
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Hampton Inn Groton : 300 Long Hill Rd.
+1-888-690-5247
300 Long Hill Rd., Groton, CT 06340 ~7.98 miles east of East Lyme
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 80 rooms
Hilltop Inn Express Groton - Groton
+1-888-305-3366
580 Poquonnock Rd., Groton, CT 06340 ~8.34 miles east of East Lyme
  • Two star Highway property
  • Free comp. breakfast
Flagship Inn & Suites in Groton
+1-800-881-1523
470 Goldstar Highway, Groton, CT 06340 ~8.35 miles east of East Lyme
  • Inexpensive Downtown hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Bathroom could be optimized
  • Did not provide wifi
Quality Inn Old Saybrook - Old Saybrook
+1-888-283-3404
100 Essex Rd., Old Saybrook, CT 06475 Website ~8.45 miles west of East Lyme
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • Free breakfast available
  • Most guests thought the building wasn't nice
  • Hotel could use some updating
From$79
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
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Located about 48 miles southeast of Hartford in New London County, East Lyme comprises mainly of two villages: Niantic and Flanders. Each of these villages has its own distinct features, but they combine to form a charming, vibrant town with many historic buildings, shops, quality restaurants, cozy inns, and great opportunities for outdoor recreation.

East Lyme has a rich history that goes back to the 17th century. Originally formed from sections of Lyme and Waterford, it became an incorporated town in 1839. During its early days, its main economic activities were fishing, shipbuilding, and quarrying. When the railroad came through in the 1850s, the town began to develop a reputation as a summer vacation destination, thanks to its shoreline and beaches. Currently, East Lyme is home to about 18,700 residents. Many buildings from its storied past are still standing today, and some of them are open to the public for tours.

When is the best time to visit East Lyme, CT?

East Lyme experiences warm and humid summers and very cold, windy, and wet winters. Temperatures typically range from 23 degrees to 80 degrees Fahrenheit over the course of a year and seldom go below 9 degrees or above 87 degrees. If you're planning to do a lot of warm-weather activities while you're in East Lyme, the best time to visit is from mid-June to mid-September, when average temperatures range from the mid-60s to mid-70s.

Other than the weather, you may also want to take accommodation availability and prices into consideration while you're planning your East Lyme trip. The town gets the largest numbers of tourists in April, June, and July. If you're going there during these months, you'll have to pay significantly more for accommodation because hotels are most expensive at these times of the year. Also, since many hotels will be fully booked, you may have difficulty finding a suitable accommodation. If you want a more cost-effective and hassle-free vacation, you should visit East Lyme in August or September.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in East Lyme, CT:

seasonality of hotel rates in East Lyme

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts displaying average rate trends by star rating class in East Lyme, CT. Analyze these charts to calculate the best months to stay in East Lyme for any future trips.

What are the best hotels in East Lyme, CT?

4 Star Average Prices: $149.63

For a truly unforgettable stay, book a room at Old Lyme Inn. Located 6.7 miles southwest of East Lyme in Old Lyme, this historic hotel is within a 20-minute drive to popular attractions such as Gillette Castle State Park, Ocean Beach Park, and Monte Cristo Cottage.

Each of the 13 rooms in Old Lyme Inn is individually decorated and comes with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, cable programming, coffee maker, antique furniture, custom duvets, and organic linens. During your stay, you can relax in the tranquil garden, enjoy a delectable meal at the on-site restaurant, have fun at the nightclub, and start your day with a free full breakfast.

If you're planning to try your luck at the Mohegan Sun casino, consider staying at Hyatt Place Mohegan Sun. Situated 9.3 miles northeast of East Lyme in Montville, this hotel is less than a mile from Mohegan Sun, 7 miles from Connecticut College Arboretum, and 8.8 miles from Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park.

Hyatt Place Mohegan Sun has 176 ultra-comfortable and lavishly furnished rooms that feature complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, cable programming, iPod docking stations, refrigerators, sofa beds, premium bedding, and designer toiletries. Additionally, it offers a wide range of on-site amenities, including an indoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, restaurant, bar and lounge, business center, event facilities, and complimentary casino shuttle.

What are the low cost hotel options in East Lyme, CT?

3 Star Average Prices: $169.80

Motel 6 New London – Niantic is one of the most popular budget hotels around East Lyme. Located about 1 mile south of downtown East Lyme in Niantic, it's 3.2 miles from Crystal Mall, 6.1 miles from Fort Trumbull State Park, and 8.9 miles to Ocean Beach Park. This simple hotel features 96 air-conditioned rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi and cable programming, as well as a vending machine, laundry facilities, and free coffee and tea in the common area.

Alternatively, you can opt for Super 8 by Wyndham Groton. This hotel is situated 7.4 miles east of East Lyme in Groton, 1.1 miles from Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, 1.9 miles from Lyman Allyn Art Museum, and 5.8 miles from Mystic Aquarium. Despite its competitive rates, it offers comfortable and well-equipped rooms with amenities such as free Wi-Fi, LED TV, cable programming, and a refrigerator. As a guest, you're entitled to free use of a nearby fitness facility and complimentary continental breakfast daily.

3 Star Hotel Prices in East Lyme

2 Star Average Prices: $97.75

What are the best discounts in East Lyme, CT?

If you're an AAA member, government employee, or member of the military, you're eligible for a discount at Sleep Inn & Suites in Niantic. This hotel is 1 mile south of downtown East Lyme, 5.5 miles from the historic Hempsted Houses, 5.7 miles from Garde Arts Center, and 6 miles from Fort Trumbull State Park. Each of its 73 rooms is equipped with free wired and wireless internet connection, satellite programming, a refrigerator, and a safe. Available amenities include a newsstand, a computer station, and event facilities.

Holiday Inn New London – Mystic Area is another hotel that offers special rates to military and government personnel. Situated 6.1 miles east of East Lyme in New London, it offers convenient access to attractions such as Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, and Mohegan Sun. This hotel has 120 rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi, cable programming, flat-screen TVs, refrigerators, and hair dryers. In addition, it offers on-site amenities such as an indoor pool, a picnic area, a fitness center, a restaurant, a bar and lounge, a newsstand, a business center, event facilities, laundry services, and a free casino shuttle.

What are the best value options in East Lyme, CT?

If you're looking for a hotel that provides good value for money, try Days Inn by Wyndham Niantic Near Casinos. This hotel is 1.3 miles south of East Lyme in Niantic, 3.4 miles from Crystal Mall, 5.7 miles from Connecticut College Arboretum, and 11.1 miles from Mohegan Sun. It features in-room amenities such as free Wi-Fi, 40-inch LCD TVs, satellite programming, microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers, as well as an outdoor pool, garden, picnic area, and event facilities. Complimentary continental breakfast is served every day.

Groton Inn & Suites also offers a great stay at a reasonable rate. Located 7.6 miles east of East Lyme in Groton, it's close to attractions such as Garde Arts Center, Fort Trumbull State Park, and Ocean Beach Park. It offers 111 individually decorated rooms with complimentary wired and wireless internet connection, flat-screen TVs, digital programming, DVD players, refrigerators, and pillowtop beds. While you're staying here, you can make use of amenities such as the fitness center, a picnic area, barbecue grills, a restaurant, the bar and lounge, the business center, and event facilities.

What are the top attractions in East Lyme, CT?

The main reason East Lyme attracts many tourists is because of its beautiful beaches. McCook Beach and Park is perhaps the most popular beach in the area. Overlooking Niantic Bay, this park comprises two white, sandy beaches, which are separated by a picturesque bluff. On the bluff, a well-shaded green lawn provides the ideal environment for picnics and quiet contemplation. Other beaches worth checking out include Niantic Bay Boardwalk and Beach and Railroad Beach.

East Lyme is also a great place for outdoor activities. Just a short drive southwest of the town, you'll find Rocky Neck State Park. Encompassing 710 acres of diverse terrain, this park features a gently sloping white sand beach, salt marshes, picnic areas, nature trails, and campsites. It's a favorite destination for bird-watchers and anglers because it's home to a wide variety of waterfowl and saltwater fish. Notable attractions in the park include the historic Ellie Mitchell Pavilion, Baker's Cave, and Tony's Nose. You can also have great outdoor fun at Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve and Harkness Memorial State Park.

If you're interested in history, you'll have a field day in East Lyme. You can begin exploring the town's rich history with a tour of Smith-Harris House. Built in 1845 for Thomas Avery, this Greek Revival-style house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Thomas Avery House. Today, it houses the Brookside Farm Museum, which showcases a wide selection of artifacts that provide an interesting insight into local life during the 19th century. Other historic sites you should visit include Thomas Lee House and Museum (1660) and Samuel Smith House (1695), and Elisha Beckwith (Tory) House (1760).

East Lyme has everything you need for a great vacation, from interesting attractions to quality accommodations. If you want to make your trip smoother and more enjoyable, choose a hotel that's located close to your intended destinations and adequately equipped to provide a comfortable stay. Staying at the right hotel can help you save time, effort, and money during your vacation.

FAQs about hotels in East Lyme

What are the most favored hotels in East Lyme?

The Bee & Thistle Inn, Hilton Garden Inn Mystic and Saybrook Point Inn & Spa are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the 4-5 star hotels in East Lyme?

The Bee & Thistle Inn, Mohegan Sun and Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa are the top 3 luxury hotels near East Lyme city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of East Lyme?

Motel 6 New London Niantic, Sleep Inn & Suites, and Americas Best Value Inn Niantic are the properties closest to East Lyme city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in East Lyme cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in East Lyme can be as cheap as $97.75 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in East Lyme cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in East Lyme has been $169.80 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a higher-end hotel in East Lyme cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in East Lyme has been $149.62 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in East Lyme?

The Bee & Thistle Inn, Saybrook Point Inn & Spa and The Spa at Norwich Inn are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Marriott hotels in East Lyme?

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Uncasville, Springhill Suites by Marriott Mystic Waterford and Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the best Choice Hotels branded hotels in East Lyme?

Rodeway Inn, Quality Inn Old Saybrook and Sleep Inn & Suites are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the most popular IHG hotels in East Lyme?

Holiday Inn Express Mystic, Holiday Inn New London Mystic Area and Holiday Inn Norwich are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

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