$109 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 26, 2014 Check-out: Jul 28, 2014

Hartford Hotel and Suites

3 stars
185 Brainard Road, Hartford, CT 06114
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
33 reviews
great staff

The hotel was converting form Holiday Inn Express to Hartford Inn halfway through my stay. I will... See full review

  • Mr. McCool
  • Apr 12, 2014
People are fantastic

Even though there is no restaurant on site, and the rooms are like every other hotel, the STAFF IS... See full review

  • lets's go
  • Feb 22, 2014
Free shuttle to convention center with a Jacuzzi, pool and breakfast
A quiet, suburban hotel, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Hartford Convention CTR Area sits just a few miles from downtown and the most popular reasons to visit Hartford, including the Connecticut Convention Center. A complimentary van shuttles guests to the buses and trains at Union Station, the convention center or other destinations. Choose from among hot and cold breakfast choices on the free buffet each morning. Swim in the heated outdoor pool, relax in the Jacuzzi indoors or sneak in a fitness center workout.

 

Highlights
  • Free wireless Internet access in guest rooms
  • Outdoor pool, indoor Jacuzzi and fitness center
  • Free deluxe continental breakfast buffet
  • Free shuttle to downtown locales and Union Station

 

Rooms
Relax outside the bustle of downtown in 129 rooms at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Hartford Convention CTR Area. Each offers a classic room with modern conveniences of free Wi-Fi, a coffee maker and cable TV with pay-per-view movies and an in-room gaming system. Families check into a room with pull-out sleeper sofas or generously sized living areas. Business travelers like the junior and executive suites. Use the in-room video check-out to depart in a jiffy.
Features
Find the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Hartford Convention CTR Area directly off interstates 91 and 84, less than three miles outside downtown Hartford. On site, make use of an ATM, 24-hour business center, guest laundry facility and same-day dry cleaning services (fees apply). A popular restaurant serves seafood next door. Minutes away, tour Hartford's historic homes including the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center and the Mark Twain House and Museum, admire contemporary and classic works of art at the Wadsworth Atheneum or spend a day in Bushnell Park.

 

Transportation
  • Bradley International Airport (16.4 mi/26.4 km)
  • Hartford Union Station buses and trains (3.4 mi/5.5 mi)
  • Complimentary downtown shuttle to Union Station and convention center

 

Attractions
  • Goodwin Park and Golf Course (2.3 mi/3.7 km)
  • Connecticut Convention Center (2.4 mi/3.9 km)
  • Connecticut Science Center (2.5 mi/4 km)
  • Wadsworth Atheneum Museum (2.7 mi/4.3 km)
  • Historic Wethersfield (2.9 mi/4.6 km)
  • Mark Twain House & Museum (4.8 mi/7.8 km)
  • Dinosaur State Park (8.1 mi/13.1 km)
  • Six Flags New England (24.2 mi/39 km)
  • Springfield, Mass. (27.6 mi/44.4 km)

Business
  • Free wireless Internet access in guest rooms
  • 24-hour business center with fax, printing and copy services (fees apply)
  • Two meeting rooms accommodate up to 50 guests

Hotel Map

41.7344 -72.6607
Nearby airports
(BDL), 17.00, MI; (HVN), 38.00, MI; (BDR), 52.00, MI; (ORH), 63.00, MI; (PVD), 75.00, MI;
Area description
River

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Hartford Hotel and Suites Rooms

2 Queen Beds
2 Queen Beds Smoking room available upon request
1 King Bed
1 King Bed Smoking room available Upon request
Junior Suite Queen Bed w sofabed
Junior Suite Queen Bed w sofabed Smoking room available upon request
Executive 2 Room Suite 1 King w
Executive 2 Room Suite 1 King w sofabed Smoking room available upon request
1 King Bed with Sofa Sleeper
1 King Bed with Sofa Sleeper Smoking room available upon request

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
Ice machine
FEMA approved
Phone service
Activities
Heated pool
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Picnic area/tables
Dining
Free breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Laundry service
Express check in
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
FAX
Gift shop
Copy service
Audio visual equipment
Projector
Computer rental
Internet
High-speed internet
Transportation
FREE transportation
Parking
Free parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Ramp access to buildings
Brailled elevators
Grab bars in bathroom
Room
Satellite TV
Radio
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Heated guest rooms
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Cribs available
In room movies
Sofa bed
Sitting area
Temperature control
Shower
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • XL Center: 2.5 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (33)

Ratings and reviews for Hartford Hotel and Suites

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
33 out of 33
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
3.8
Value:
4

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hartford Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Toot
NC
Jul 15, 2014

Disappointed Stay

Hotel was in middle of renovation. They should have shut down for the amount of renovations that was going on.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

USS Chowder Pot Seafood Restaurant right next door.

Review of Hartford Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
fan of womens soccer
ny
Jun 21, 2014

USA WOMENS SOCCER GAME

The hotel was undergoing MAJOR renovation. We had to walk through hallways where workmen were reconstructing the space, putting down floors, painting, etc. However, the second floor room was fine. No work going on at our end of the hallway. It just wasn't special.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Hartford Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mr. McCool
Business
Milford, NH
Apr 12, 2014

great staff

The hotel was converting form Holiday Inn Express to Hartford Inn halfway through my stay. I will continue to stay there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hartford Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
lets's go
Pennsylvania
Feb 22, 2014

People are fantastic

Even though there is no restaurant on site, and the rooms are like every other hotel, the STAFF IS THE BEST. Being a seasoned traveler, this hotel has the nicest, genuine, workers I have encountered. And Mary, is OUTSTANDING. These people make you feel like you are home with your closest friends. Will be back to this one.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Hartford Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Frustrated Cheer Mom
Hartford, CT
Feb 13, 2014

Cheer comp overload

Hotel was in great location and offered free shuttle service. Unfortunately, the shuttle only held 6-9 people and coming home from the convention center was a nightmare. You had to wait in the freezing cold for the shuttle and there were about 50 people waiting so you had to wait until shuttle filled up, went back to hotel and returned. My tired cheerleader who had been up since 6 am had to stand in the cold for 45 minutes at 8:00 pm before we could access the shuttle. Employees probably overwhelmed but not very friendly. Breakfast great. Beds extremely uncomfortable!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Hartford Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
eschma
Business
Cambridge, MA
Dec 13, 2012

Good location and always comfortable!

This hotel is very convenient for to get to, and is always comfortable. Fresh baked cookies upon check-in and delicious cinnabons for breakfast (complimentary breakfast always a plus too!). Friendly and helpful staff, and comfortable sleep in room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Great seafood restaurant right next door!

Review of Hartford Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Co Nay
Denver, Colorado
Jan 12, 2012

Overall very nice

The room was nice, most of the staff was really great except this one young lady who worked at the front desk. She was quite rude to me and wasn't very helpful with any of my questions. If you took her out of the equation it was a terrific stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Hartford Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hartfordvisitor
Colchester, Vermont
Sep 19, 2011

good experience

We've stayed at this hotel twice now, and the person at the front desk has gone out of his way each time to make us feel welcome and help us out. He printed directions for us for the next day, for example. Our daughter wanted to stay with us, so he gave us a room with a pull-out couch. The only problem was that the pull-out couch was extremely uncomfortable. Breakfast was plentiful! Thank you.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Hartford Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hartfordvisitor
Colchester, Vermont
Sep 19, 2011

good experience

We've stayed at this hotel twice now, and the person at the front desk has gone out of his way each time to make us feel welcome and help us out. He printed directions for us for the next day, for example. Our daughter wanted to stay with us, so he gave us a room with a pull-out couch. The only problem was that the pull-out couch was extremely uncomfortable. Breakfast was plentiful! Thank you.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Hartford Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Upton, MA
Jul 11, 2011

Weekend Convention

This hotel is great for those in town for an event, but it lacks a hot tub and the pool was out of service. The complimentary shuttle to and from the convention center was very useful to us; it was more of a personal taxi than public transportation. The A/C worked well and the hotel was kept in good condition. Once again, this is not a resort style hotel and there is not a lot of places to shop or dine around it, but if you just need a quality place to stay at an affordable rate, then this is a great choice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

a 2 mile drive by highway to the convention center area is a lot quicker than the .5 to 1 mile drive across town to the more expensive hotels.

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