The Delamar West Hartford is a perfect location for the ultimate Connecticut staycation. I had the privilege of staying at the Delamar West Hartford for two nights after risks involving my pregnancy forced me to stay home from a family beach trip. From exquisite accommodations to the lavish spa, from the delicious dining experiences at Artisan Restaurant to fabulous shopping nearby, the Delamar West Hartford has everything for an exquisite getaway.
A very gracious thank you to the Delamar for inviting me to stay at their beautiful hotel in exchange for my honest review. As always, these opinions are my own.
The Delamar West Hartford is just a quick 25 minute ride from my house in Connecticut. I was invited to stay for two nights at the beautiful hotel along with a guest of my choice. My Mom and sister took turns visiting me at the hotel and we had the most incredible time together – eating, laughing, shopping and relaxing! One aspect from the trip that we could all agree on: the staff at the Delamar is friendly, generous, and the definition of hospitable. From the moment you pull up to the hotel to the moment you pull away, every person we encountered was courteous and helpful!
The rooms at the Delamar are thoughtfully decorated with modern touches and designed with ample space for guests. High quality bath products, a Sip and Snack Bar, bottle water, and turndown service are just a few of the lovely amenities at the hotel. My Mom and I were greeted with a cheese plate and sparkling water from the hotel staff upon our arrival!
My favorite amenity for expecting guests: a pregnancy pillow! Within minutes of arriving to my room there was someone at my door with a giant, comfortable pregnancy pillow. Considering how difficult it can be to travel with a large pregnancy pillow, this amenity is an added bonus. The Delamar really knows how to take care of a pregnant woman, especially if you were on a babymoon!
The guest rooms at the Delmar are impressive; my guest room has a seating area, large bathroom, and spacious bedroom. There was also a mini bar, plenty of closet space, and even a work desk. My sister and I worked from the cozy bed one morning in our robes with cups of delicious Nespresso (there is a coffee bar in the room!).
Serene Delamar Spa Treatments
During my stay at Delemar West Hartford I received an invitation to visit the Spa for a manicure and prenatal massage. I also had a gift certificate for a facial, so I was able to receive the full spa experience! The Spa is a beautiful oasis conveniently located on the second floor of the hotel. From soothing sounds to relaxing smells, I immediately felt transported to a place of tranquility and peace.
Each service at the Spa is an experience in itself, with carefully attentive staff offering the best treatment available. The Delamar Custom Facial involves high quality all natural pregnancy safe products personalized for your skin’s needs. After the facial I sipped tea while enjoying a relaxing manicure with Debbie. On my last day at the Delamar I visited the spa for a prenatal massage. I’ve never been a fan of massages, until I met Amy. The Mother to Be Massage was a 90 minute escape from my overwhelmed mind; I left feeling renewed and relaxed in a way I didn’t know possible at 8 months pregnant. If I wasn’t so close to my due date I would book a babymoon with my husband and another massage!
Dinner at Artisan Restaurant
If you’re looking for an exceptional dining experience, the Artisan West Hartford Restaurant is a must visit. Their dedication to delicious farm to table seasonal cuisine is evident in every dish – from starters to dessert. We enjoyed dinner outdoors at Artisan two nights in a row beside heating lamps and a beautiful courtyard. I don’t know if I can even pick a favorite dish because every morsel was just as delicious as the next!
We had the pleasure of meeting many of the staff and management team at Artisan. Worried about food allergies or craving a mocktail? The Artisan will accommodate you! Every one is so kind and the service is absolutely impeccable.
Complimentary Breakfast at Artisan
A fabulous complimentary breakfast by Artisan is included in your stay at the hotel. I was impressed by the spread, a wide variety of baked goods, hot food, and fresh fruit. There is a little something for every guest and staff on hand to replenish the breakfast selection.
Wine Down Experience
The Delamar offers a variety of experiences for guests throughout the year during their stay. The Wine Down experience is a lovely way to settle into the evening with wine and cheese by the fireplace. There are personal fire pits, cozy fur blankets, and plenty of areas to relax on the green at the Delamar. Chat with the front desk staff during your stay about setting up this experience!
Shopping in West Hartford
The Delamar West Hartford is conveniently located within walking distance of many fabulous boutique shops. With the holiday season upon us, my Mom and I spent a few hours shopping for gifts. There is something for everyone at the wide variety of shops in West Hartford. The Shop, Wine, and Dine package at the Delamar includes exclusive discounts to select small businesses, like Kimberly’s Boutique and Bridgewater Chocolate.
Shop, Wine, and Dine at Delamar West Hartford
The ultimate staycation is a vacation when you stay close to home. Whether you live in Connecticut, or one of our surrounding states, this holiday season is a wonderful time to enjoy the Shop, Wine, and Dine package at Delamar West Hartford. Enjoy luxury accommodations for two with a bottle of Chardonnay Oak awaiting your arrival, a $25 dining credit to Artisan Restaurant, two complimentary Wine Tastings at Gouveia Vineyards, two manicures at Delamar Spa and exclusive discounts at many of West Hartford’s boutique shops. For more details, go here.