$58 Avg/night
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Howard Johnson Express Inn - Rocky Hill

2 stars
1760 Silas Deane Hwy, I-91 and Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-1302
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.8
out of 5
13 reviews
very good

offered many things not found in other hotels for that price refig microwave iron hairdryer See full review

  • merimaggyanne
  • Jul 10, 2009
attendant friendly and very helpful

This hotel met our needs very well as we were visiting family that lives just down the street. ... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Sep 7, 2008
Affordable rooms with free Wi-Fi near Hartford and Dinosaur State Park
The Howard Johnson Express Inn at Rocky Hill is just off Interstate 91 and is a short drive from downtown Hartford. This Rocky Hill property also is close to three shopping centers and many restaurants for convenience on the go. The Howard Johnson Express Inn at Rocky Hill offers a complimentary continental breakfast, free newspapers and free wireless Internet access in each guest room. Several colleges and universities are a short drive from the property as are museums, golf courses and historic attractions.

 

Highlights
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free wireless Internet in all rooms
  • 60 cable channels
  • Restaurants across the street
  • Jacuzzi rooms available

 

Rooms
Book a Jacuzzi room or opt for the standard rooms at the Howard Johnson Express Inn at Rocky Hill. All guest rooms feature a coffee maker, microwave and refrigerator -- a real plus for those in town on an extended stay. Other amenities include an AM/FM clock radio, iron/ironing board and hairdryer. A workdesk makes a handy place to connect to the free wireless Internet access or lounge in bed and browse through 60 channels of cable TV. Stash valuables in the free electronic safe. Both smoking and non-smoking rooms are available.
 
Features
On-site parking is free at the Howard Johnson Express Inn at Rocky Hill. For lunch or dinner, make the easy walk to several restaurants just across the street. Guests drive a short distance to reach Hartford Hospital, Trinity College, Wesleyan University, Central Connecticut University or the University of Hartford. Just down the road, visit one of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America at Dinosaur Sate Park.

 

Transportation
  • Bradley International Airport (20.7 mi/33.4 km)

 

Attractions
  • Great Meadow Shopping Center (across the street)
  • Dinosaur State Park (2.7 mi/4.4 km)
  • Historic Wethersfield (2.8 mi/4.6 km)
  • Wadsworth Atheneum Museum (6.1 mi/9.8 km)
  • Hartford (6.5 mi/10.5 km)
  • Connecticut Convention Center (6.7 mi/10.7 km)
  • Connecticut Science Center (6.8 mi/10.9 km)
  • Mark Twain House & Museum (8.7 mi/13.9 km)
  • Lake Compounce Family Theme Park (21.9 mi/35.2 km)
  • New Haven (31.2 mi/50.3 km)

 

Business
  • Free wireless Internet access

Hotel Map

41.6778 -72.6516
Area description
Business district

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Ice machine
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Security
Wake-up service
FAX
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
Room
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Microwave
Cribs available
Ironing board

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 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 (13)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Express Inn - Rocky Hill

Overall score

2.8 / 5
5.01.0
13 out of 13
Amenities:
2.8
Room cleanliness:
3.1
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.4
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.6

54% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Rocky Hill

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Iron Mountain, MI
Apr 10, 2011

Disappointed!

Hotel had outside entrances - I prefer indoor hallway entrances.Hotel was old and needs definite remodeling/painting/wallpaper.Hotel had parking on both sides of rooms with paper thin walls so truckers' vehicles were disturbing to guest when started up early in morning.Wished I had stayed down the street at Hampton Inn - always nice and affordable - but not offered in [...] package plan as available at this location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Nothing available (in my taste) by walking. A short drive to a variety of restaurants.

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Rocky Hill

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cuul
Business
Taunton, MA
Nov 2, 2010

Good Value for Money

Good for the money

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Cool

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Rocky Hill

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Woodbridge VA
Oct 30, 2010

Horrible Hell Hole

This was truly the worst hotel stay I've ever had!The room was semi clean on the 1st day and progressively dirtier, every day after that, to where by the 5th day it was gross. New towels were brought, but I opened up a washcloth on Wed. 10/27 and there was a bloodclot in it, I thought I was going to vomit and threw it on the floor. There were also fleas in the bed, I woke up at several points itching and found a little black spot at one point which gave it away; all this made me question if the sheets were being changed on a regular basis. Outsite of the "cleanliness" issue, the rest of the stay wasn't great either. There weren't enough electrical outlets, so I have to unplug lamps and sit in the dark to work on the computer. While the TV advertized all these cable channels, there were only 4 channels which actually worked and rendered more than just "static - white noise". Hot water only lasted about 10 min. in the morning, so my showers before work had to be quick. And there was absolutely NO customer service of any kind. the very small lobby area never had anyone at the counter, EVER. On my last day, yesterday, Fri. 10/29/10, I went to check out at 8:30 am. I rang and rang the bell at the front desk and no one came. I took a business card and called the GM on two #'s and no one answered. I finally had to walk to the back and start calling for help. A woman who didn't speak any english came out and I had to say "check out" several times before it registered with her what I was talking about. She took my key and said I was paid up at 9:30, an HOUR after I got there to check out. I was late to work as a result. I'm not in the habbit of rating things badly, or of causing any trouble, so please don't think of me as one of those "difficult" people. I don't have a lot of money to stay at 5 star hotels and I know what I'm sacrificing when I go to the cheaper places, but this experience truly reflected a distgusting quality, even for the roadside motels. I've stayed at "Express" places before, like La Quinta's, Holiday Inn's, etc, that were in the same class and were nothing like this Horrible Howard Johnson in Rocky Hill CT. Those places, while modest, were clean and the amenities worked. Overall, If I would've had a choice and could afford to change hotels, I would have been out of there after the 2nd day, but they had already charged my card and I couldn't afford to stay anywhere else. Thanks for listening,

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Rocky Hill

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
what a stay
Business
ct
Jul 4, 2010

what a stay,,,,

found 1 roach in the room, the fridge didnt work they offered me a cooler with ice until the put the new one in. we didnt even know they put one in until check out time the following day. the staff was very nice but the hotel just needs to be updated.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

your about 20 mins from downtown Hartford and there are plenty of restaurants in the area.

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Rocky Hill

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
CTARNG (Ret)
Business
Bridgeport, CT
Mar 28, 2010

Good enough

The internet access was good. They had to reset their router just once while I was their. Very close to I-91 and local restaurants

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Rocky Hill

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
North Jersey, NJ
Dec 2, 2009

Good for the price.

Clean room for low price.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Rocky Hill

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
bowie, md
Nov 28, 2009

Pretty tired and it's an old motel.

The people were nice but you can tell this place just gets by. For example the non-working bathroom fan caused a build up of mold so bad that no amount of spray could mask it. Had I been alergic it would have been a crisis. I told the front desk about it, they offered to move us but I just said to please fix the fan. Fixed the fan but it badly needed replacement. It roared. The best way to handle the smell upon returning was to open the window and the door for a while, it was 48 degrees. A window a/c unit is above the vanity sink so the mirror top is at mid chest, no way to shave. The walkway on the second floor, it's a garden style building, has two almost invisisble steps four inches high. Very dangerous because they had been painted grey like the decking.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Rocky Hill

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Buskill Pa
Nov 2, 2009

location was great

when we arrived the room was 2 hot the pillows were not the greatest the room was 2 hot there was only enough towels for 1 person we were there for a furneral the manager was awsome in fixing out problems the location was great only 20 mins from where we had 2 go the breakfest could have been better n they should have enough supply of coffee n sugar n cream for the room if it suppose 2 be included we had made a trip 2 months before that 4 a nother funeral n the super 8 was so much better then howard johnsons

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

lots of resteraunts

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Rocky Hill

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Burbank,Ca
Sep 3, 2009

it was a good clean hotel,veryfriendly

thiswas abusinesstrip.twascleanandeconomical

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Rocky Hill

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
kiters
Business
RI
Aug 3, 2009

fit my budget

we were in the area for the connecticut convention center event and the location was ideal and the fare was fair.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

about 15 minutes easy drive to the convention center

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