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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 Niantic Ct #9061
+1-888-389-4121
269 Flanders Rd., Niantic, CONNECTICUT 06357 ~1.04 miles south of East Lyme
  • 2 star hotel
Sleep Inn & Suites
+1-888-675-2083
5 King Arthur Dr., Niantic, CT 06357 Website ~1.12 miles south of East Lyme
  • Economy Suburban hotel
  • Fitness center on property
  • No soap dish
  • Most guests appreciated the modern rooms
Americas Best Value Inn Niantic / East Lyme - Niantic
+1-800-716-8490
256 Flanders Rd., Niantic, CT 06357 ~1.17 miles south of East Lyme
  • Inexpensive property
  • 46 rooms in property
Days Inn Niantic in Niantic
+1-800-805-5223
239 Flanders Rd., Niantic, CT 06357 ~1.28 miles south of East Lyme
  • 2 star Suburban property
  • 2 floors in property
  • No one at the desk
  • Breakfast is below average
From$55
Average 3.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Rodeway Inn : 211 Pkwy. North
+1-888-965-1860
211 Pkwy. North, Waterford, CT 06385 ~2.44 miles east of East Lyme
  • Two star hotel
  • Fitness center on property
From$60
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Springhill Suites by Marriott Mystic Waterford : 401 North Frontage Rd.
+1-888-788-5576
401 North Frontage Rd., Waterford, CT 06385 ~4.83 miles east of East Lyme
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has a green policy Learn more
From$115
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Americas Best Value Inn New London / Mystic : 380 Bayonet St.
+1-888-897-9207
380 Bayonet St., New London, CT 06320 ~4.97 miles east of East Lyme
  • Two star hotel
  • 40 rooms in hotel
Clarion Inn New London Mystic
+1-888-311-4278
269 North Frontage Rd., New London, CT 06320 ~5.15 miles east of East Lyme
  • 3-star Suburban hotel
  • 136 rooms in property
Red Roof Inn in New London
+1-888-469-4795
707 Colman St., New London, CT 06320 ~5.26 miles east of East Lyme
  • Cheap Highway hotel
  • Hotel has 2 floors
  • Most guests criticized the small bathroom
  • For only 63%, the noise level was all right
Holiday Inn New London Mystic Area : 35 Governor Winthrop Blvd.
+1-888-734-9421
35 Governor Winthrop Blvd., New London, CT 06320 ~6.22 miles east of East Lyme
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • 5 suites in property
Thames Inn
+1-888-841-5292
193 Thames St., Groton, CT 06340 ~6.84 miles east of East Lyme
  • Low priced hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
Baymont by Wyndham Groton / Mystic
+1-888-455-5160
360 Rt. 12, Groton, CT 06340 ~7.42 miles east of East Lyme
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • 140 rooms in property
Olympic Inn : 360 Court 12
+1-888-965-8297
360 Court 12, Groton, CT 06340 ~7.42 miles east of East Lyme
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
From$89
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Motel 6 Groton Ct #8756
+1-888-906-6358
404 Bridge St., Groton, CONNECTICUT 06340 ~7.46 miles east of East Lyme
  • Economical Suburban property
  • Check-in: 4pm
Mohegan Sun - Uncasville
+1-888-749-6785
1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, CT 06382 ~7.46 miles northeast of East Lyme
  • 4-star Resort hotel
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Good internet service
  • Most guests found the restaurant service to be one of the best
From$299
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Super 8 Groton Foxwood
+1-888-878-9982
173 Route 12, Groton, CT 06340 ~7.52 miles east of East Lyme
  • Low-priced Suburban property
  • Hotel has 3 suites
Rodeway Inn : 425 Bridge St.
+1-888-389-4485
425 Bridge St., Groton, CT 06340 ~7.59 miles east of East Lyme
  • Two star hotel
From$60
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Groton Inn & Suites
+1-888-389-4121
99 Gold Star Highway, Groton, CT 06340 ~7.70 miles east of East Lyme
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • For 89%, the lobby entrance was sub-standard
  • For 59%, the rooms looked old
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Groton Near The Casinos - Groton
+1-888-675-2083
135 Kings Highway, Groton, CT 06340 ~7.78 miles east of East Lyme
  • Two-star Highway property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
Days Inn & Suites Groton Near The Casinos : 135 Gold Star Highway
+1-800-716-8490
135 Gold Star Highway, Groton, CT 06340 ~7.81 miles east of East Lyme
  • Inexpensive Highway property
  • Hotel has 4 floors
Ramada Groton / Mystic in Groton
+1-800-805-5223
156 Kings Highway Groton, Groton, CT 06340 ~7.87 miles east of East Lyme
  • Cheap Highway property
  • 3 floors in hotel
From$60
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Hilton Garden Inn Mystic / Groton in Groton
+1-888-965-1860
224 Gold Star Highway, Groton, CT 06340 ~7.91 miles east of East Lyme
  • Three Star Highway hotel
  • Fitness center on property
From$119
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews CallBookMore Details
Hampton Inn Groton
+1-888-788-5576
300 Long Hill Rd., Groton, CT 06340 ~7.98 miles east of East Lyme
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • 4 floors in property
From$80
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Hilltop Inn Express Groton
+1-888-897-9207
580 Poquonnock Rd., Groton, CT 06340 ~8.34 miles east of East Lyme
  • Low priced Highway property
  • 48 rooms in property
Flagship Inn & Suites in Groton
+1-888-311-4278
470 Goldstar Highway, Groton, CT 06340 ~8.35 miles east of East Lyme
  • Economy Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 10 suites
  • Most guests said rooms were dirty
  • Could be quieter
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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:

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What are the best hotels in East Lyme, CT?

4 Star Average Prices: $252.67

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: $151.87

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.

2 Star Average Prices: $97.83

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?

Hilton Garden Inn Mystic, Saybrook Point Inn & Spa and Hyatt Place Mohegan Sun are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

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

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

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

Motel 6 Niantic Ct #9061, 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 $97.83 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 $151.87 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 $252.67 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in East Lyme?

Saybrook Point Inn & Spa, Olympic Inn 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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