It’s nothing fancy—your basic motel, really. But the Merritt Parkway Motor Inn (4180 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, 203/259-5264, $50–75) includes comfortable rooms and a continental breakfast.
Close to Fairfield  beach, the rooms at The Inn at Fairfield Beach (1160 Reef Rd., Fairfield, 203/255-6808, $135–165) come with queen beds and galley kitchens. Decorations are simple and lovely, in pristine colors and fabrics; a number of rooms have cathedral ceilings, fireplaces, skylights, and balconies.
The spacious and neutral-colored rooms at Ethan Allen Hotel (21 Lake Ave., Danbury, 203/744-1776, www.ethanallenhotel.com , $155–200) come with customized oversized armoires, high-speed Internet service, and robes and slippers. The property also has two dining rooms and full room service.
The 23 individually decorated rooms at
Stanton House Inn (76 Maple Ave., Greenwich, 203/869-2110, www.shinngreenwich.com , $160–200) are steps away from Greenwich’s  shopping and restaurants, and are furnished with fireplaces, colonial beds, and soft florals.
A little slice of wonder and ever-tasteful fantasy,
The Homestead Inn (420 Field Point Rd., Greenwich, 203/869-7500, www.homesteadinn.com , $250–400) takes pride and care in every little detail of their guests’ stays. The 18 suites and deluxe rooms come appointed with gleaming, perfectly kept rare antique beds, Frette linens, Bulgari bathroom amenities, and ultra-plush robes. Restaurant Thomas Henkelmann, the inn’s restaurant, is the ultimate in country refinement. With all this, it’s little wonder the inn has received the prestigious Relais & Chateaux designation.