Great Places for Workcations in Connecticut Last Updated: August 2021
These days, we’re merging work and play more than ever before. If you’re looking to get away without using all your vacation days, Connecticut is a great place for a “workcation.” At these hotels, you can work remotely from your room, designated lounge spaces, or even your own private study – all while knowing the family has plenty to see and do nearby. The best part? When the workday ends, you can join in the fun!
Beachfront Workcation — Water’s Edge Resort & Spa in Westbrook
Nestled directly on the shoreline, Water’s Edge Resort & Spa in Westbrook offers both fantastic work amenities and family fun galore. For your workday, enjoy free Wi-Fi and private desks or tables in most rooms – you might even want to take your laptop out onto your balcony for work with a view – or take advantage of the resort’s Business Center.
Meanwhile, the family can make a splash in the indoor and outdoor swimming pools, hit the tennis court, or build sand fortresses on the resort’s private beach. Eat dinner as a family at waterfront on-site restaurants Seaview Bistro or Sunset Bar & Grill, then maybe even sneak away for a well-deserved spa treatment. And don’t miss exciting, on-site events including happy hour, lobster boils, and live music! Below, find more places to explore nearby.
Lakefront Workcation — Interlaken Inn in Lakeville
At Interlaken Inn, 80 inviting rooms, luxurious suites, spacious townhouses, and exclusive cottages await you. With free high-speed Wi-Fi, meeting facilities, spacious accommodations, and plenty of fun-loving amenities for an extended stay, Interlaken is the perfect space for a workcation.
While you get to work, the kids can row lakefront canoes and kayaks, slam-dunk at the basketball half-court, serve up excitement at the volleyball net, cannonball at the heated outdoor pool, and have big fun at other on-site amenities including a game room, badminton and more. At the end of the day, enjoy family dinner – and farm-to-table cuisine – at Morgan’s the inn’s on-site restaurant.
Looking for off-site adventure? Try a detour to the breathtaking Kent Falls State Park for waterfall fun, or Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm for pick-your-own produce, fall corn mazes, and other goodies. Below are more nearby spots to explore.
Coastal Downtown Workcation — Hotel Zero Degrees in Norwalk
This isn’t your typical hotel – it’s a hotel designed to fit a flexible lifestyle. At Hotel Zero Degrees, work meets play as relaxing rooms, a wind down lounge, and work areas sync together as versatile space. Enjoy free Wi-Fi, a Business Center, and meeting spaces for a day of productivity. But Hotel Zero Degrees isn’t just a work-friendly hotel – it’s centered in a town filled with excitement.
When the workday ends, join the family in SoNo (South Norwalk) for an evening of dining, shopping, and strolling downtown. Meet aquatic friends at The Maritime Aquarium, go on a Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour, let the kids jump for joy at Sky Zone trampoline park, or even plan a family picnic on Calf Pasture & Shady Beach. Below, find more nearby places to explore.
Casino Workcation — Mohegan Sun's Sky Tower and Earth Tower in Uncasville
“A world at play” does “workcation” mighty well. Offering rooms with full-size working desk areas with ergonomic chairs, high-speed Wi-Fi, and a separate business center, you’ll find abundant work amenities in addition to fun galore.
While you work, kids can game on at Kid’s Quest, speed up at SuperCharged Racing, or take a dip in the pool. And when the workday ends, sneak away for some well-deserved relaxation at Mandara Spa before joining the family for foodie expeditions, shopping, live entertainment and more – all at Mohegan Sun. Below, find more places to explore while at the casino.
Urban Workcation — The Study at Yale in New Haven
For an urban workcation, stay at New Haven’s Study at Yale, where you can enjoy a private study space right in your room. In addition to free Wi-Fi and a laptop friendly safe, you’ll work with Yale University campus views, a leather chair and ottoman, and a bookshelf with hand-selected books, which create a stylish and productive ambiance.
While you work (and when you’re ready to join the fun), you can be sure the family will have plenty to see and do. New Haven is bustling with activities – challenge yourselves at Escape New Haven, stroll the New Haven Green, splash around at Lighthouse Point Park, swing from indoor ropes courses at IT Adventure, or be dazzled by a show at the Shubert Theatre. Sit down to family dinner right on-site at The Study at Yale’s Heirloom Restaurant & Lounge, or try the nation’s #1 pizza at Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napolatana. Below, find more nearby places to explore.