A big thanks to Delamar Greenwich Harbor for hosting our stay so we could provide this detailed review of our experience.
I grew up in Connecticut and moved to California when I was 21. But I return to my home state as much as possible. I love to visit friends and family and I never miss the annual Memorial Day parade in my hometown. Usually when I’m here, I stay with family but this time, I decided to check out a local hotel, the Delamar Greenwich Harbor. When I mentioned it to my sister, she said, “Oh wow! That’s a really nice hotel and the restaurant is amazing!” A great endorsement so I was excited to check-in with my family.
The Delamar Greenwich Harbor
When we pulled up to the hotel, my son said, “What a beautiful building!” So things were off to a great start. A valet helped us with our luggage and check-in was quick and easy and the front desk agent who checked us in was extremely friendly and helpful and gave us bottles of Voss water. She also gave us a run-down of all the hotel’s amenities and complimentary services, including:
- A welcome glass of bubbly upon arrival
- Grab & Go breakfast served in hotel lobby
- Valet parking
- High-speed Internet access, wired and wireless
- Bicycle rental in spring and summer
- Coffee and tea available in hotel Library
- Courtesy vehicle within 3-mile radius
- Guest computer desk
- 24-hour concierge services
- Electric vehicle charging station
- Fitness center featuring a steam shower
The hotel’s interior is grand, from the expansive lobby …
… to the dramatic winding staircase up to the second floor.
There’s also a beautiful library right off of the hallway, a nice spot to enjoy your complimentary breakfast, read, work, play chess or relax.
The location of the hotel was perfect for me since it was just a short drive from my dad’s senior home. I hadn’t seen him in almost six months so was happy to be nearby. It’s also just about a half a mile from the I95, so it provides quick and easy freeway access. The hotel is situated on Greenwich Harbor and has a marina with 500 feet of private dockage.
The whole hotel, both inside and out, has a charming Old World feel to it and if you didn’t know you were in New England, you might think you were in Europe. The hotel’s architecture and the fact that it’s on the water, gives off very Venetian vibes … you almost expect to see a gondola floating by.
I always appreciate a good hallway because it’s your first impression as you make your way to your room. The hallways did not disappoint. They were wide with nice carpet, a soothing color palette and rounded archways that continued that Old World feeling.
The hotel has 82 rooms and suites and we were in Room 304, a 400-square-foot Deluxe Double Harbor View room. The rooms feature European-inspired décor and are comfortable and elegant.
Our room had French doors that opened to a private Juliet balcony overlooking the harbor.
There’s a working desk and a 55-inch TV with Netflix.
The bathrooms are marble and have a deep soaking tub and Bulgari soaps and lotions. I loved the basket of amenities on the bathroom countertop, which included a nicer-than-usual travel sewing kit and my wife appreciated the hair tie, something she wont to forget.
Breakfast in the Lobby
I don’t need a three-course meal at breakfast but it sure is nice when a hotel provides a quick something to eat in the mornings to get your day started. Every day, the hotel sets out a grab-and-go breakfast that includes pastries, fresh fruit and really nice, glass-bottled yogurt. There’s coffee and tea available in the lobby 24/7.
The Delamar Greenwich Harbor is a luxury hotel and no luxury experience is complete without a spa visit! The hotel’s full-service day spa can be found on the second floor and has three treatment rooms (including two couples’ treatment rooms) where guests can enjoy a variety of treatments like massages, facials, body treatments and nail services. We didn’t get to check out the spa so I can’t report on it firsthand but it’s a good-to-know for next time!
Dinner at L’Escale
What we did get to experience firsthand was dinner at L’Escale, which is a must-do dining experience if you’re in Greenwich. It’s the place to be for locals, a popular choice for girls’ night out and intimate date nights. When a place is beloved by locals, you know it’s good!
Inspired by the beauty of Provence, L’Escale embodies the Mediterranean experience, from the décor to the menu. Situated right on the waters of Greenwich Harbor, the restaurant features 200-year-old stone terra cotta tiles (from Provence, of course!) on the floors and a wood-burning fireplace that adds to the charm and beauty of the space. White lights strung casually across the ceiling make the venue prettier and more romantic as the sun goes down.
While we were there, a spectacular lightning and thunder storm rolled in and it was exciting to watch the skies darken and the clouds roll in, especially since in LA, where we live, we don’t often get these big Northeast storms. Fortunately, we were seated under the wrought iron tonelle- covered terrace so we didn’t have to move when the rain started and got a front row seat to the storm, which the kids loved. But eventually, once the thunder and lightning got going, we did have to leave … just before dessert! But before all of that, we did get to enjoy some incredible dishes, including:
Maine Lobster Sliders: grilled brioche buns, sauce americaine ($26)
Burgundian Escargots: tomato concassé, lightly toasted baguette ($16)
Seared Stonington Sea Scallops: hen of the woods mushroom, carrots, white asparagus, bacon gastrique ($45)
Proscuitto & Melon: baby arugula, Cavaillon melon, parmesan cheese, balsamic glaze ($22)
Overall, the Delamar Greenwich Harbor was the perfect place for our one-night stay. If you’re ever in Greenwich or if you’re looking for a New England staycation, this hotel will not disappoint.