Hotels in Bristol, Connecticut

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Bristol overview

Bristol is unique for its museums and sports. You're sure to find the coffee and bar options to your liking. Take a campus tour or explore the surrounding area of University of Connecticut-Hartford and St. Joseph College. Popular attractions like Lake Compounce and Mark Twain House are sure to leave an impression. Bristol is a family- and business-friendly destination with something for everyone.

Where to stay in Bristol

With a wide assortment of lodging choices to choose from, Bristol has options to suit everyone's style. There are 148 hotels in the Bristol area and you can shop as many as 25 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 30%.
  • • 40 2-star hotels with an average price of $50 per night
  • • 76 3-star hotels with an average price of $79 per night
  • • 19 4-star hotels with an average price of $95 per night
  • • 2 5-star hotels with an average price of $0 per night

Here's the top hotel based on 18761 user reviews of Bristol hotels: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bristol, Connecticut

How to get to Bristol

Fly in to Hartford, CT (HFD-Hartford - Brainard), 15.5 mi (25 km) from downtown Bristol. Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 21.6 mi (34.8 km) away.

What to see around Bristol

Outdoorsy fun is on hand like sporting events and running, along with attractions such as:
  • • Muzzy Field
  • • Black Rock State Park
  • • New Britain Stadium
  • • XL Center
  • • Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park
Known for its family-friendly sights such as:
  • • Lake Compounce
  • • Copernican Observatory & Planetarium
  • • Cheshire Hollow Farm
  • • Talcott Mountain Science Center
  • • Drazen Orchards
The area's local highlights include its museums and places like:
  • • American Clock and Watch Museum
  • • Bristol Historical Society Museum
  • • New England Carousel Museum
  • • Imagine Nation Children's Museum
  • • Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum
Its lakes and swimming spots are well known, and favorite spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Crescent Lake
  • • Batterson Park Pond
  • • Hop Brook Lake
  • • Flanders Nature Center
Some popular places in the area include:
  • • University of Connecticut-Hartford
  • • St. Joseph College
  • • Mark Twain House
  • • Trinity College
  • • Bushnell Park

When to visit Bristol

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when's the best time to visit. Here are the seasonal norms to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 54°F day, 16°F night
  • • April-June: 83°F day, 33°F night
  • • July-September: 84°F day, 46°F night
  • • October-December: 69°F day, 19°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 11.1 inches
  • • April-June: 11.5 inches
  • • July-September: 12.2 inches
  • • October-December: 13.0 inches