The hotel is designed beautifully. The breakfast was amazing and staffed by the nicest lady. She brought out coffee after hours to allow us to continue meeting. The front desk staff was also extremely polite and accommodating.
Everything was wonderful until departsue. First shuttle is 420 am, the driver was doing some breakfast room duties and when he came to the trash cans (which were very full) he started using vulgar language over their state. Witnessed by all 15 patrons in the room including a six year old child.This ...
Checked in for the night. Hotel staff was quick and nice. They checked us in promptly. There is a non smoking policy at the hotel but the bathroom in our room smelled like cigarettes. Either the walls are thin or people were loud but i could hear the tv in another room on one side of the wall and ...
Nice place, lots of space in the suite (king bed + sleeper sofa). The only real issue was the sleeping conditions. The bed has no box spring and the mattress was a bit thin and stiff. My daughter was on the sleeper sofa and she said it was not very comfortable at all. So fine for one night, but not ...
Overall the Hotel itself is very nice and clean but we felt very underwhelmed about the service we received. We were under the impression that there was a complimentary shuttle to the XL center but apparently doesn't run on the weekends-we were able to find out from other guests that it was just ...
Both a state capital and "the insurance capital of the world," Hartford is where Mark Twain conceived Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. Guests of hotels in Hartford can walk through Twain's home as well as those of fellow authors Noah Webster and Harriet Beecher Stowe. A small city with a small-town feel, visitors to Hartford sometimes feel like they've gone back in time. Among rose gardens and blossoming trees, visitors can find accommodations in bed and breakfast inns, luxury hotels, and even hostels for the extremely budget-minded. Wherever they may stay, they are greeted by the friendly people of Hartford.
From the skyscrapers of downtown to the Georgian Revival buildings of Frog Hollow, and out to the industrial and commercial South Meadows areas and the many parks in every neighborhood, Hartford encourages relaxed friendliness. And when the academic bug bites, visitors can go north to the Blue Hills area where Hartford University is located. The West End contains the Connecticut Historical Society and the University of Connecticut School of Law. Other neighborhoods are more residential in atmosphere, but all contain parks, interesting historic architecture and those friendly people. Visitors to Hartford University can find hotels in Hartford such as the Hartford Marriott Rocky Hill, just a short drive from campus, cutting down on driving times to visit the kids attending school, or the amenities on campus. Downtown visitors are served by the Holiday Inn Express Downtown, directly across from Bushnell Park, and within walking distance of Wadsworth Atheneum, the first public art museum in the country. This is a compact city, so no matter where the Hartford hotels are located, they are close to almost any site you might want to visit, although you may need to take a car as public transportation is limited.
The Connecticut Convention Center hosts aliens, elves, comic characters and simply fans of the various genres at the ConnectiCon convention in mid-summer. It also hosts the more conventional Stitches East Knitting convention!
Visitors to Hartford hotels can have a romantic Italian dinner at Salut, or try out the ever-changing menu at Firebox. When they are done with dinner or lunch, Munson's family chocolate factory is right there to provide dessert as well as some to take home.
The Wadsworth Atheneum is the United States' first public art museum, with over 45,000 paintings, sculptures and other art pieces in its permanent collection.
Shopping areas in Hartford are growing rapidly, but visitors should stop by the traditional New England town center at West Hartford Center. Most of the shops are privately owned, non-chain stores.
All of the local Universities have sports teams, and the town focuses much more on these than the professional sports world. The University of Connecticut Huskies play football at Rentschler Field. In addition to football games, this major stadium has hosted concerts by the Police, Bruce Springsteen, and more recently, Taylor Swift.
Overall the Hotel itself is very nice and clean but we felt very underwhelmed about the service we received. We were under the impression that there was a complimentary shuttle to the XL center but apparently doesn't run on the weekends-we were able to find out from other guests that it was just a short walk-something the front desk should have mentioned when we were inquiring about the shuttle. Service was very slow in both the restaurant and lounge and we just felt like nobody went out of their way to make you feel welcome.
The food here is great, and the bar staff. It's very walkable to the cute restaurants and shops in Middletown, and right near the Christmas tree. I had a great view of it from my room! This is my 4th time staying here in a year and I can't wait to go back!
I attended a business conference held there and strayed in a room the night before. The hotel is very clean and room nicely furnished. The staff was excellent. I checked in about 1130 at night. I had a small problem with the shower. The water pressure varied low and high. It was probably the valve. I was able to use it ok and let the staff know the next day at checkout. I would recommend this hotel and stay there again in the future.
Easy access to highways. Clean, comfortable room, decent breakfast. Would highly recommend.