If your significant other has a milestone birthday coming up or if you're celebrating a monumental anniversary, a night or two away in a special setting can be incredibly romantic, and most of the time, incredibly expensive.

After doing some rather enjoyable research on different websites like, Trip Advisor, Connecticut Tourism, and Visit Connecticut, I've come up with 5 waterfront hotels where I would love to spend the weekend with Mindy, if I could afford it.

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    Saybrook Point Inn and Spa

    The Saybrook Point Inn located in the beautiful historic town of Saybrook, CT.  is surrounded by a marina and tranquil shoreline and scores a 4.5 out of 5 from 506 reviewers on Trip Advisor. This hotel is absolutely gorgeous and includes a spa, fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, villas, many with balconies which are located right on the water with amazing views and a top flight restaurant. Bring a big credit card because rooms start at $390 a night.

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    Delamar Greenwich Harbor Hotel

    The Delamar is in the same class as the Old Saybrook Point Inn and is the premier boutique hotel in Greenwich. There are 82 guest rooms and suites arrayed with luxurious European furnishings. Enjoy the spa and wellness center and don't forget to make reservations at l'escale restaurant during your stay. Many of the reviews on Trip Advisor mentioned the impeccable service and beautiful rooms. Room rates range from $266 to $459 per night. Call 203-661-9800 for information and reservations.

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    Madison Beach Hotel

    The Madison Beach Hotel is located at 94 West Wharf Road in Madison, CT and also scores almost 5 stars from Trip Advisor. Former guests rave about the friendly staff, the beautiful rooms, their amazing spa experience, and the fact that the hotel is dog friendly! Fine dining is available at The Wharf restaurant and casual dining at The Port Bar, and the view, my God the view!! I've worked several weddings at this hotel and it's magnificent! Rooms start at $379 per night. For reservations, call 203-245-1404.

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    Water's Edge Resort and Spa

    The Water's Edge is located at 1525 Boston Post Road in Westbrook, CT. is set right on Long Island Sound where you'll have access to breathtaking views and amenities along with award winning dining and spa services to relax and rejuvenate. You'll also have access to indoor and outdoor activities including casinos, boat rides, shopping, indoor and outdoor pools, entertainment, and a fitness center. Trip Advisor reviews commented on the magnificent brunch, gorgeous rooms, and attentive service. Room rates start at $349 per night for a standard room and up to $1,000 per night for the ocean front suite. Call 860-399-5901 for more information.

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    Delamar Southport

    The Delamar Southport is on 275 Old Post Road in Southport and boasts a 4.5 out of 5 rating from Trip Advisor. Reviewers consistently mention the attentive friendly service, beautiful rooms, and the classic New England style of the hotel. This boutique hotel on the Southport CT coast, offers 44 individually designed luxurious rooms. Included are a fitness center, bicycle rentals, a private spa, and Artisan, a fine dining restaurant. Dogs up to 50 pounds are also welcome. Deluxe rooms start at $299 per night. An executive suite starts at $650 per night.