Weekend Getaways a Short Drive from NYC

Feeling the need to get out of the Big Apple, but not keen on making any big cross-country trips for the time being? We’ve got the perfect solution: Come soak up our boutique hospitality here at The Blake Hotel, where you’ll find the varied delights of New Haven—one of the most venerable cities in the country—right at your fingertips.

A New Haven Getaway Based at The Blake

“Local luxury”: That’s the guiding principle of our hotel, where we pledge to serve our guests with premium comfort and a lovely, stimulating environment while celebrating our vibrant and historic community. We like to think that makes The Blake the absolutely ideal place to escape to on a weekend getaway from New York City, within such easy reach of New Haven here on Long Island Sound.

Nestled in our warm, inviting, and all-around snazzy embrace here on High Street, you’ll find yourself steps away from Yale University, among the nation’s foremost academic institutions and one we honor in our name: We take it from Alice Blake, the very first female graduate of Yale Law School. Host to wonderful museums and other attractions—among them the Peabody Museum of Natural History, the Yale University Art Gallery, and the Beinecke Rare Book Library—as well as a rich, year-round roster of events, the campus is also a treasure trove of historic architecture (as, indeed, is New Haven in general).

When you’re not soaking up the pleasures of the Yale campus, you can indulge yourself in a New Haven culinary safari, starting with our very own Blake Hotel establishments: Hamilton Park and the High George rooftop bar and restaurant, just about the best (and tastiest) perch in the city. Surely you’ll want to include New Haven’s world-famous pizza in your explorations, not least from the all-around legendary Pepe’s (where a white clam pie can justly be considered a rite of passage).

New Haven’s not simply about urban sightseeing, dining, and shopping: There are some fabulous natural areas here as well, including the traprock majesty of East Rock and West Rock, which can also serve as launch pads for day-tripping outdoor recreation at Sleeping Giant and other nearby parks and preserves.

Boutique Luxury at The Blake

Meanwhile, you’ll relish the finest in New Haven hospitality at The Blake, whichever of our chic guest rooms or suites you’re calling your home away from home. Kick back in our irresistible lobby, anchored by a friendly fireplace and stocked with bookshelves and art: readymade for lingering. Speaking of artwork, you’ll find wonderful local artists spotlighted at “The Gallery” up on the sixth floor of the hotel. You’ll love our on-site amenities, including a 24-hour market and laundry facilities at your disposal.

Treat yourself to a much-needed, much-deserved weekend trip out of New York City at The Blake, which just won best overnight stay/city lodging 2020 by Connecticut Magazine!