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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Meriden

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I found this hotel after a very unpleasant stay at a hotel I booked on my own in the outskirts of New Haven. We were in Ct for family weekend at Yale. The hotel is about 30 minutes from Yale in a nice area. I have stayed at this hotel two times now, and I'm very pleased with the hotel and services. I will definitely be back.

My two children and I had a great experience at this hotel! The room was clean, the breakfast offerings were above average for an included continental breakfast, and the staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful--even to the point of bringing a mini fridge to our room because I didn't realize one wasn't included. The pool was fabulous. My children are 3 and 6 and I was able to manage both of them in the pool by myself thanks to the wide step entry area and the 3 foot section. They had a blast. My only complaint is that the bathroom light switch was tied into the fan...in other words, if the bathroom light was on, so was the fan, which was pretty loud. My son has Autism and auditory sensory sensitivity and he could not be in the bathroom while the light/fan were on. Thankfully the hall light right outside of the bathroom was bright enough with the bathroom door open and both kids thought it was an adventure to bathe in the dark. So if you have a child that is sensitive to sound, bring ear coverage!

We booked this hotel because we were taking our kids to a concert at a local venue. It was super close and very convenient. The hotel itself was average - very clean and our room was huge. The breakfast area was small, and there were no tables for us when we went down for breakfast, so we had to take our food back to our room to eat. The pool was very small, and there was no hot tub, which was a disappointment. We also had a family above us that was super loud - running and jumping around in the room. I did call the front desk to complain, but unfortunately, the noise didn't cease. The room next to us was very loud, too. We could hear all their conversations. Overall, it was an ok stay. I would book again if we were to attend another event at the same venue we just visited.

We arrived well into the evening and left pretty early in the morning--and so saw little of the life of the Holiday Inn Express in Meriden. It's on a lonely stretch of the Berlin Turnpike, not especially convenient from I-91. We missed seeing the sign on our first pass. But the staff was prompt in getting us our keys, and the room was clean and comfortable with ample heat, towels, hot water. The wi-fi worked the first time. The beside radio needed attention, but once it worked, the local NPR station came across loud and clear. We never tried the TV.

Staff and rooms were very nice. We only stayed one night, but it was a comfortable and quiet place. The only downside for me was the breakfast. The waffle machine was out of order and the eggs were not very good.

IT WAS AN OVER NIGHT STAY FOR A THURSDAY NIGHT WEDDING. HOTEL IS FAIRLY NEW. STAFF WAS EXCELENT AND ATTENTIVE. EXTREAMLY CLEAN AND WELL MAINTAINED. RATE ARE VERY FAIR ! WHO COULD ASK FOR MORE?

Big room, clean, comfortabke beds - perfect. Hotel is four years old and looks new. Breakfast was average.

Everyone was very nice, Hotel was very clean, Breakfast was good also.

I was only there 1 night.The room was clean,staff was helpful and it was close to where I had to be the next morning.

New (2-3yrs), very clean, very nice, very pleasant vacation stay. Much better than other places we've stayed at for $125++.

The beds were to hard the pool was too small and the water temp was really cold. I would not choose this hotel again.

The main road going to and from the hotel was being re-paved lots of construction.There were things for the kids to do but not very convenent to get to and from.Not much for resturants, had to drive a lot for food and shopping. All three floors ice machine's were not working for first two nights had to go out to buy ice for our cooler.Pool was "very" small for size of hotel.Over all Just Ok!

Nice stay. Good work out. Great breakfast. Good TV. No refrigerator or microwave.

the bed was to firm and the fan in the bathroom didn't work. the staff were very friendly

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room

Queen 1 | King 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Meriden

Couples (3) Business (2) Family (9)
4

reasonable distance from yale

Families

I found this hotel after a very unpleasant stay at a hotel I booked on my own in the outskirts of New Haven. We were in Ct for family weekend at Yale. The hotel is about 30 minutes from Yale in a nice area. I have stayed at this hotel two times now, and I'm very pleased with the hotel and services. I will definitely be back.

By on Oct 13, 2014

4

perfect unless you have child with asd

Families

My two children and I had a great experience at this hotel! The room was clean, the breakfast offerings were above average for an included continental breakfast, and the staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful--even to the point of bringing a mini fridge to our room because I didn't realize one wasn't included. The pool was fabulous. My children are 3 and 6 and I was able to manage both of them in the pool by myself thanks to the wide step entry area and the 3 foot section. They had a blast. My only complaint is that the bathroom light switch was tied into the fan...in other words, if the bathroom light was on, so was the fan, which was pretty loud. My son has Autism and auditory sensory sensitivity and he could not be in the bathroom while the light/fan were on. Thankfully the hall light right outside of the bathroom was bright enough with the bathroom door open and both kids thought it was an adventure to bathe in the dark. So if you have a child that is sensitive to sound, bring ear coverage!

By on Jul 13, 2014

3

quick trip

Families

We booked this hotel because we were taking our kids to a concert at a local venue. It was super close and very convenient. The hotel itself was average - very clean and our room was huge. The breakfast area was small, and there were no tables for us when we went down for breakfast, so we had to take our food back to our room to eat. The pool was very small, and there was no hot tub, which was a disappointment. We also had a family above us that was super loud - running and jumping around in the room. I did call the front desk to complain, but unfortunately, the noise didn't cease. The room next to us was very loud, too. We could hear all their conversations. Overall, it was an ok stay. I would book again if we were to attend another event at the same venue we just visited.

By on Apr 27, 2014

3

a night in meridan

Couples

We arrived well into the evening and left pretty early in the morning--and so saw little of the life of the Holiday Inn Express in Meriden. It's on a lonely stretch of the Berlin Turnpike, not especially convenient from I-91. We missed seeing the sign on our first pass. But the staff was prompt in getting us our keys, and the room was clean and comfortable with ample heat, towels, hot water. The wi-fi worked the first time. The beside radio needed attention, but once it worked, the local NPR station came across loud and clear. We never tried the TV.

By on Nov 24, 2013

4

nice place to stay close to yale

Families

Staff and rooms were very nice. We only stayed one night, but it was a comfortable and quiet place. The only downside for me was the breakfast. The waffle machine was out of order and the eggs were not very good.

By on Sep 30, 2013

5

excelent!!!!

Families

IT WAS AN OVER NIGHT STAY FOR A THURSDAY NIGHT WEDDING. HOTEL IS FAIRLY NEW. STAFF WAS EXCELENT AND ATTENTIVE. EXTREAMLY CLEAN AND WELL MAINTAINED. RATE ARE VERY FAIR ! WHO COULD ASK FOR MORE?

By on Sep 21, 2013

3

above average

BusinessTravelers

Big room, clean, comfortabke beds - perfect. Hotel is four years old and looks new. Breakfast was average.

By on May 5, 2013

5

fresh beat band trip

Families

Everyone was very nice, Hotel was very clean, Breakfast was good also.

By on Mar 25, 2012

4

work

BusinessTravelers

I was only there 1 night.The room was clean,staff was helpful and it was close to where I had to be the next morning.

By on Jan 19, 2012

4

great three days!

Couples

New (2-3yrs), very clean, very nice, very pleasant vacation stay. Much better than other places we've stayed at for $125++.

By on Sep 14, 2011