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SoNo Design District Hotel

With boutique accommodations at Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk, you’re mere minutes from one of the city’s most happening neighborhoods: South Norwalk, aka SoNo. Allow us the pleasure of treating you to the utmost in warm Fairfield County hospitality and use our stylish hotel as a jumping-off point for exploring this hip and dynamic waterfront district!

Introducing SoNo

Fronting the Norwalk River and the inner harbor, SoNo boasts a rich and deep history: It was established back in the 18th century as the port community of Old Well and became the standalone city of South Norwalk in 1870; in 1913, it was joined with Norwalk proper.

These days it’s a vibrant hub of art galleries, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, shops, and other attractions, serving as a real social and cultural hotbed for the city. It’s yours to explore as a guest of ours at Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk to the near north!

Attractions in SoNo: Shopping, Dining, Nightlife, Museums, and More

Go gallery-hopping throughout the year here and consider a visit in early August for the SoNo Arts Festival, which features better than 100 juried artists as well as a slew of food vendors and family-friendly entertainment, including the Annual Puppet Parade. (This year’s Arts Festival takes place on Saturday, August 3rd and Sunday, August 4th).

The SoNo retailers cover quite a bit of territory, from Beadworks and Klaff’s Home Design Store to Lillian August Outlet and The 1777 Company. Check out a full SoNo store directory here!

Then there’s the extensive array of restaurants, pubs, and clubs, including Mama’s Boy Southern Table & Refuge, El Segundo, O’Neill’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, Nagoya Hibachi, and Donovan’s Restaurant & Bar.

Family-friendly destinations include the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk (which we’ve profiled here at the Hotel Zero Degrees blog before), the Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Mathews Park, and the SoNo Switch Tower Museum, a restored 1890s-era railroad switch tower operated by the National Railway Historical Society’s Western Connecticut Chapter.

 

Explore the SoNo Waterfront District on Your Next Getaway at Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk

Throw in the Bow-Tie Cinemas and the Maritime Aquarium’s IMAX theater for big-screen enticements, and you’ve got an all-ages playground in SoNo just a hop, skip, and a jump from Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk. Check out this bustling neighborhood on your next stay at our boutique hotel in downtown Norwalk’s business district, just a few miles to the north!