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Entire 2300+ Sq Ft House Near Yale University/downtown New Haven. Blocks Away!
4.9/5Exceptional! (66 reviews)
Great getaway

"Terrific spot for a guys getaway weekend. House was clean and comfortable, Chris had great suggestions (esp Stony Creek Brewery) and the kitchen is perfect for cooking lots of food! Also, just a short walk to the Italian places on Wooster St so easy to get lots of pizza."…"

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2020

Entire 2300+ Sq Ft House Near Yale University/downtown New Haven. Blocks Away!
Hilton Garden Inn Wallingford/Meriden
3 out of 5
1181 Barnes Rd, Wallingford, CT
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The price is $93 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (604 reviews)

"Rooms were clean, excellent location. Pool was clean too"…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Wallingford/Meriden
Homewood Suites by Hilton Wallingford-Meriden
3 out of 5
90 Miles Drive, Wallingford, CT
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The price is $101 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (562 reviews)

"We liked it so much, we’re planning to stay there again next month for about a week."…"

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Homewood Suites by Hilton Wallingford-Meriden
Homewood Suites by Hilton Stratford
3 out of 5
6905 Main St, Stratford, CT
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The price is $110 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (711 reviews)

"Excellent courteous staff. It would be a good idea to have a bell by the front desk."…"

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Homewood Suites by Hilton Stratford
HYATT house Shelton
3 out of 5
830 Bridgeport Ave, Shelton, CT
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The price is $110 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (974 reviews)

"Check in was painless. Great beds and shower water pressure."…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

HYATT house Shelton
Hampton Inn by Hilton Shelton
2.5 out of 5
695 Bridgeport Ave, Shelton, CT
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The price is $105 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (988 reviews)

"Very comfortable and professional staff i enjoyed the view on the window and also the pool with my family!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Hampton Inn by Hilton Shelton
Springhill Suites Milford
3 out of 5
50 Rowe Ave, Milford, CT
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The price is $92 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (999 reviews)

"Overall it was a nice stay... kids were a little disappointed because our reservation for the pool was cancelled due to another party vomiting in the pool area."…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Springhill Suites Milford
Residence Inn by Marriott Shelton-Fairfield County
3 out of 5
1001 Bridgeport Ave, Shelton, CT
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The price is $127 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (342 reviews)

"The room was perfect, quiet and the bed was very comfortable. Couple of minor issues (bathroom door was sticking and a couple minor cosmetic issues) but otherwise cleaned and sanitary. The hotel needs to spend a little more time policing the grounds especially with allowing dogs and having the resultant ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Residence Inn by Marriott Shelton-Fairfield County
Hyatt Place Milford / New Haven
3 out of 5
190 Old Gate Lane, Milford, CT
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The price is $101 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (995 reviews)

"Nice and clean great price ! The room was big and roomy and has nice seating place"…"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Hyatt Place Milford / New Haven
Hilton Garden Inn Milford
3 out of 5
291 Old Gate Lane, Milford, CT
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The price is $139 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (698 reviews)

"Always a pleasant stay - friendly staff, very clean, comfy bed. Very pleased with COVID policy!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Milford
Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale
4 out of 5
155 Temple St, New Haven, CT
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4/5Very Good! (998 reviews)

"Nice classical hotel, very friendly staff,helpful."…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020

Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Milford
2.5 out of 5
278 Old Gate Ln, Milford, CT
Free Cancellation
The price is $94 per night
4/5Very Good! (595 reviews)

"It was very clean, private and quiet area. The Pool wasn’t open."…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Milford
New Haven Village Suites
3 out of 5
3 Long Wharf Dr, New Haven, CT
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The price is $122 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (1,566 reviews)

"The setup was adorable and staff was nice. Bathroom was super clean. Could use some upgraded window treatments."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

New Haven Village Suites
Motel 6 Milford, CT
2.5 out of 5
111 Schoolhouse Road, Milford, CT
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The price is $83 per night
3.8/5Good! (989 reviews)

"Checking in was easy. Staff polite and courteous. Room was clean but in need of update. Bed comfy, air conditioning was excellent. No coffee obviously because of covid 19. We wore our masks from parking lot to our room. It says please wear a mask upon entry to motel but we came accross a lot of guests ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2020

Motel 6 Milford, CT
Red Roof Inn Milford - New Haven
2 out of 5
10 Rowe Ave, Milford, CT
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The price is $82 per night
3.5/5Good! (986 reviews)

"Once again my stay was excellent. The front desk was very polite. Room was clean. I will be booking again soon."…"

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Red Roof Inn Milford - New Haven
Baymont by Wyndham Branford/New Haven
2 out of 5
3 Business Park Dr, Branford, CT
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The price is $70 per night
3.3/5 (996 reviews)
Good value near North Haven CT

"Good value. Best moderate price hotel in the area."…"

Reviewed on Jan 1, 2020

Baymont by Wyndham Branford/New Haven
Whitney Inn & Suites
2 out of 5
3400 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT
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The price is $76 per night
3.2/5 (252 reviews)

"Liked the cleanliness and the updated room. They have done a nice job updating the rooms. The outside still needs some work, but the rooms are great."…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2020

Whitney Inn & Suites
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham New Haven
2.5 out of 5
400 Sargent Dr, New Haven, CT
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $86 per night
3.2/5 (988 reviews)

"I was happy with the cleanliness of the room,and the staff was polite."…"

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham New Haven
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Where Should We Stay in New Haven?

If you've been thinking about a vacation with your kids, New Haven is a good choice. The museums, interesting architecture, and art scene are just a few things that make this an attractive family vacation destination. Take to the air and fly into New Haven, CT (HVN-Tweed - New Haven Regional), which is the closest airport, or Bridgeport, CT (BDR-Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial), which is located 14.7 mi (23.6 km) from the city center. New Haven offers 69 child-friendly hotels and other accommodations so you have a variety of choices when you're deciding where you want to stay.

Families on vacation have good things to say about these accommodations:

Motel 6 Milford: Offers an outdoor pool, free parking, and laundry facilities. Guests like the clean rooms at this 2.5-star hotel.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Stratford - Offers an indoor pool, in-room kitchens, and free parking. Guests like the central location and helpful staff at this 3-star aparthotel.

Hilton Garden Inn Milford - Features an indoor pool, a restaurant, and free parking. The overall comfort and central location make this 3-star hotel popular with guests.

Comfort Suites Southington - Cheshire - Offers an indoor pool, free parking, and free buffet breakfast. Guests like the central location and breakfast options at this 2.5-star hotel.

When Should We Visit New Haven?

You're likely hoping for good weather for your family trip. You can use these tips to plan when to pack up the kids and head to New Haven.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June, and September, with an average temperature of 81°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, December, and March, with an average temperature of 24°F
  • Driest months: February, January, December, and November, with an average rainfall of 3.41 inches
  • Rainiest months: April, September, March, and October, with an average rainfall of 4.34 inches

What Should We See and Do in New Haven?

While you and your family are visiting New Haven, you might want to check out some kid-friendly attractions such as Yale Bowl and Yale University Art Gallery. Make sure you have lots of time for activities like Yale Center for British Art and Yale Repertory Theater.

New Haven is also well-known for its:
  • University life
  • Art
  • Theater
  • Museums
  • Architecture
  • Live music

Getting Around New Haven

If you want to journey outside of the city, hop aboard a train from New Haven Union Station, Wallingford Station, or Guilford Station. New Haven may not have many public transit options to choose from so consider renting a car to explore more.

Frequently asked questions

What's New Haven like for family-friendly vacations?
The destination of New Haven is a good option if you’ve been considering a getaway with the kids. The museums, interesting architecture, and art scene are just a few things that make this an attractive family vacation spot. Arrange a flight into New Haven, CT (HVN-Tweed - New Haven Regional), which is the closest airport, or Bradley Intl. Airport (BDL), which is located 44.6 mi (71.8 km) from the center of New Haven.
What's the best hotel for families in New Haven?
Homewood Suites by Hilton Stratford is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an indoor pool and in-room kitchens. Other choices for your kid-friendly vacation include HYATT house Shelton and Hilton Garden Inn Milford.
How many family-friendly hotels should I expect to find in New Haven?
Expedia has 69 hotels in New Haven that are great for families.
What's the weather like in New Haven?
The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 70°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 34°F. Average annual rainfall for New Haven is 47 inches.
What's there to see and do with your family in New Haven?
Shubert Theater and Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre are interesting attractions you and your family might enjoy exploring while you are staying in New Haven. Make sure you have lots of time for activities like Palace Theatre and Sterling Memorial Library at Yale University.

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