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Visiting Choate

The Choate Rosemary Hall campus is located in Wallingford, Connecticut— about half way between the cities of Hartford and New Haven.


Lodging

Sally Hart Lodge

The Sally Hart Lodge & Alumni Center is a beautifully restored guest house located in the center of campus.

Preferred Rates

The following hotels offer preferred rates to our visitors. Specific rate information can be obtained in the links provided.

Best Western Plusdiscount rate details
North Haven Hotel
(203) 239-6700
201 Washington Avenue
North Haven, CT 06473

Clarion Hotel & Suitesdiscount rate details
(203) 288-3831
2260 Whitney Ave, Hamden CT 06518

Courtyard by Marriott® New Haven Wallingforddiscount rate details
(203) 284-9400; (800) 321-2211
600 Northrop Road, Wallingford, CT
I-91 Exit 15

The Hawthorn Suites by Wyndhamdiscount rate details
(203) 379-5048; (800) 337-0202
1151 East Main Street, Meriden
I-91 N Exit 16; I-91 S Exit 17

Hilton Garden Inndiscount rate details
(203) 284-0000
1181 Barnes Road
Wallingford, CT 06492

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites discount rate details
(203) 443-5700; (888) 465-4329
2104 North Broad Street, Meriden
I-91 N Exit 17; I-91 S Exit 18

Homewood Suites by Hilton Wallingford-Meriden discount rate details
(203) 284-2600; (800) CALL-HOME
90 Miles Drive, Wallingford
I-91 Exit 15

The Wallingford Victorian
(203) 269-4492
245 North Main Street, Wallingford, CT

Additional Offerings

Bell Tower B&B
(203) 265-4035
63 Curtis Ave, Wallingford

The Blake Hotel
(203) 390-5352
9 High Street, New Haven, CT

The Fairfield Inn by Marriott
(203) 284-0001; (800) MARRIOT
100 Miles Drive, Wallingford
I-91 Exit 15

Four Points by Sheraton Meriden
(203) 238-2380; (866) 837-4188
275 Research Parkway, Meriden
I-91 N Exit 16; I-91 S Exit 17

Hampton Inn by Hilton Meriden – Wallingford
(203) 235-5154; (800) HAMPTON
10 Bee Street, Meriden
I-91 N Exit 16; I-91 S Exit 17

High Meadow Bed & Breakfast
(203) 269-2351
1290 Whirlwind Hill Road, Wallingford

Inn at Middletown
(860) 854-6300; (800) 637-9851
70 Main Street, Middletown
Route 9 Exit 15

Madison Beach Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
(203) 245-1404
94 W Wharf Rd, Madison, CT 06443

New Haven Hotel
(203) 498-3100; (800) 644-6835
229 George Street, New Haven
I-95 Exit 47; I-91 S Exit 1

Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale
(203) 772-6664; (888) 444-6664
155 Temple Street, New Haven
I-95 Exit 47; I-91 S Exit 3

The Study at Yale
(203) 503-3900; (866) 930-1157
1157 Chapel Street, New Haven
I-95 Exit 47; I-91 S Exit 3

Dining

Walking Distance

Within a mile or less:

Archie Moore’s Bar & Restaurant at 39 North Main Street, (203) 265-7100, is an 1890s-style family pub. It's great for Buffalo wings and burgers.

Café Ra, 350 Center Street, (203) 774-4914, "where everyone is treated like family." They offer gourmet wraps and sandwiches, homemade soup, salads, and fresh baked desserts.

Carini's, 822A East Center Street, (203) 265-6163, is on the east side of Wallingford and features Italian food and pizza made with very fresh and tasty ingredients.

Gaetano’s Tavern on Main, 38-40 North Main Street, (203) 294-1114, offers American and Italian food choices.

Half Moon Coffee and Grille Café, 50 North Main Street, (203) 265-4571, offers wraps, panini, pizza, salads, gourmet coffees, muffins, and scones.

Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant and Sushi House, 822E East Center Street, (203) 284-9883, serves great food. They are very accommodating of special orders.

J. Christian's, 9 North Main Street, (203) 265-6393, set in a reconverted bank, offers fine dining in the center of Wallingford. Features American contemporary fare with an optional chop house menu.

Knuckleheads, 80 Center Street, (203) 793-7623, is a unique taproom & restaurant that offers a menu of gourmet burgers, hot dogs and sandwiches.

The Library Wine Bar and Bistro, 60 North Main Street (203) 678-4656, is an upscale Mediterranean Bistro featuring tapas, paella, chicken, seafood, and steak.

Michael's Trattoria, 344 Center Street, (203) 269-5303, in downtown Wallingford offers quality takes on classic Italian dishes: pasta, salads, light entrees, and pizza; Zagat-rated.

Mr. D's, 50 North Main Street, (203) 626-5406, has quickly established itself as a neighborhood gathering place. Located in the heart of Wallingford it evokes memories of a simpler time with its original tin ceiling and candy and toys from years gone by. The menu features baked goodies from family recipes, hot and cold beverages and Praline's ice cream.

1-4 Miles

Arles & Boggs Vegan Eatery, 100 Quinnipiac Street, (203) 741-9186, all natural eats.

Chili’s, 1085 North Colony Road, (203) 697-9313.

Colony Diner, 611 North Colony Road, (203) 269-9507, serves a wide variety of menu items for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Fratelli Pizza Rustica, 950 Yale Avenue, (203) 697-9365, offers family-style dining. Serves great pizza, stuffed breads, pastas, and other classic Italian entrees.

Iron Chef, 930D North Colony Road, Wallingford, (203) 265-2000, serves sushi, sashimi, and authentic Japanese fare.

Laskara Restaurant, 295 Parker Farms Road, (203) 679-0844, serves fine Mediterranean cuisine.

Los Mariachis, 105 N Colony Street, Wallingford, (203) 265-1838, is a Mexican grill featuring authentic Mexican cuisine.

Panda Garden, 600 N. Colony Road, (203) 284-0550, is a good bet for Chinese food in Wallingford.

Praline's, 1122 North Colony Road, (203) 269-1869, is another great place to get some tasty ice cream.

Pure Alchemy Juice Bar Café, 236 N. Colony Road, (203) 265-5000, conscious, organic, fresh, high vibe food.

Westbrook Lobster, 300 Church Street, (203) 265-5071, has a nice selection of seafood dishes: chowders, raw bar, and house specialties.

Wood-n-Tap Bar & Grill, 970 North Colony Road, (203)265-9663, large menu, “Come as you are” philosophy.

5-10 Miles

Barcelona Wine Bar, 155 Temple St, New Haven (203) 848-3000, Tapas bar with wines & cocktails in glass & steel dining room with stone fireplace & open kitchen.

De Legna, 858 State St, New Haven (203) 495-9999, Small plates & artisan pizzas made in a wood-fired oven imported from Italy in a brick-lined room.

Harvest Wine Bar + Restaurant, 1104 Chapel St, New Haven (203) 777-2500, Modern American custom cuisine with Asian, Latin, and Mediterranean influence as well as an extensive wine list from around the world.

Le Petit Cafe, 225 Montowese St, Branford (203) 483-9791, A French bistro on the Branford Green, top 30 in the nation by USA TODAY.

Modern Apizza, 874 State St, New Haven (203) 776-5306, World Famous brick-oven, thin-crust pizzas & a few Italian classics served in a roomy, unadorned space.

Oak Haven Table + Bar, 932 State St, New Haven (203) 915-9413, Cozy, classy gastropub offers tapas & farm-to-table mains, with a whiskey & craft beer bar.

ZINC New Haven, 964 Chapel St, New Haven (203) 624-0507, New American farm-to-table cuisine with a slight Asian slant in sleek, chic decor with a bar.

 

 

 

Travel

Trains

We are fortunate to have an Amtrak station here in town. The Wallingford station is part of the Northeast Regional and Vermonter Amtrak routes. There are also Metro North commuter trains running between New Haven and Grand Central Terminal.

Air Travel

The closest airport is Bradley International located right outside Hartford, CT. Visitors can also make use of any of the New York City area airports, or for domestic travel, the Tweed New Haven Airport is a possibility.

Ground Transportation

Shuttle service between the airport, train station and campus can be arranged through the Student Activities Kiosk at (203) 697-2510