In July this year, myself and my other half took off on a road trip across the East Coast of America. Starting in New York, making our way through the Hamptons, Rhode Island, Boston, Maine, Vermont and back to New York via Connecticut.
We stayed in a number of places along the way. From hotels to bread and breakfasts to an AirBnB.
I thought I would compile a list of everywhere we stayed during our trip in one place, in case you ever find yourself in any of these places or want to plan your own East Coast road trip some day.
You’ll find room tours of everywhere we stayed in the individual YouTube vlogs that will be going up over the next few months.
Make sure you’re subscribed so you never miss a video, and you can find the first few videos from the East Coast road trip here.
1. New York City – Sheraton, TriBeCa
Sheraton, TriBeCa, 370 Canal St, New York, NY 10013, United States
We’ve stayed at the Sheraton in New York twice now (with a potential third to come) and have had a great experience on both occasions. Located on Canal Street, it’s the perfect location for us to explore our favourite areas of lower Manhattan (Soho, West Village, East Village and TriBeCa).
Related post: 36 Hours in New York Itinerary
And as a tip, request a room that faces midtown Manhattan on a high floor as you have an unobstructed view of the Empire State Building, Hudson Yards and the whole of the New York skyline.
You can see a room tour (and this amazing view) in one of my New York vlogs here.
And if you want to see what we got up to on the first leg of our road trip, check out the New York City vlog below:
2. Providence, Rhode Island – Residence Inn
Residence Inn, Providence Downtown, 100 Sabin St, Providence, RI 02903, United States
We only stayed one night in Providence, Rhode Island so it was a very quick stint in the Residence Inn by Marriott in the heart of the city.
The room was huge, equipped with a full kitchen and living area with sofa and rotating television, large bed and spacious bathroom. It was a pity we were only staying for one night as there was so much to get out of the room if you had been staying for a longer time.
You can see a room tour and find out what we got up to in the Hamptons and Providence, Rhode Island in my YouTube vlog below:
3. Boston, Massachusetts – Aloft, Seaport District
Aloft Boston, Seaport District, 401-403 D St, Boston, MA 02210, United States
This was my second visit to Boston and this time I fell head over heels in love with the city. It’s definitely somewhere I could see myself living if I ever move back to America. There’s so much history but also a very homely feel to the city too.
We stayed at Aloft Hotel in the Seaport area of the city, which meant we were actually quite far away from the city centre and had to use Ubers a few times to get back to the hotel at night time. However, being a little further out meant we had a great view of the city skyscrapers and we even had an upgrade to the top floor of the hotel which was amazing.
You can see a tour of the hotel room and watch all that we got up to in Boston, Cape Cod & Salem, Massachusetts in the below vlog:
4. Portland, Maine – La Quinta Inn & Suites
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham, 340 Park Ave, Portland, ME 04102, United States
We were only in Portland for one night and tried to make it a cheap stay by staying in La Quinta Inn & Suites a little outside the main city centre. This was probably my least favourite stay of the trip as the room was quite dated and fusty, plus there was a very large boiler that sounded like it was ready explode right as we were drifting off to sleep.
But we were able to grab a free breakfast the next morning before heading on a long drive to Bar Harbour and there were a lot of families staying in the hotel at the same time.
Although our Uber driver didn’t hold back in letting us know we had booked a hotel in a very dodgy part of town, so it was a good thing we were only staying for the one night.
You can see what we got up to on this leg of the trip in my Maine vlog below:
5. Bar Harbour, Maine – Canterbury Cottage B&B
Canterbury Cottage Bed & Breakfast, 12 Roberts Ave, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, United States
This was my first ever time staying at a bread & breakfast. I’ve grown up in a hotel my whole life, and stayed in countless around the world as well as the odd Airbnb here and there.
But I’ve never once had the opportunity to stay in a bed & breakfast, so you could say that I was excited.
Canterbury Cottage was such a quaint little home a street away from the harbour and nestled among a row of other bread and breakfasts on a quiet residential street.
There were two dogs in the home and we were made to feel very welcome to use the kitchen and living areas during our stay. Our room was equipped with an ensuite bathroom and had the kind of bedding that you imagine a typical bed and breakfast to have – think Gilmore Girls and you’ve got it.
6. Burlington, Vermont – AirBnB
Our final stay on our East Coast Road Trip was an Airbnb in Vermont. Our only Airbnb of the whole trip, it was a bit of a mission to find the apartment. Did you know they have 1/2 addresses in Vermont?
Our only issues with this stay was that the front door was open when we arrived, and a kitchen cupboard was lying open. A little bit eery to say the least.
However, the apartment was incredibly spacious with a large living area, large bedroom, separate kitchen and bright bathroom. The hallway and stairs leading the apartment did give it that American horror movie vibe, but otherwise it was great.