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Holiday Inn Express Branford/New Haven

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   309 East Main Street, Branford, CT 06405
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hopewell Junction, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My wife & I stayed there for the one(1)night March 02, 2014. The hotel is located within 1/2 mile off the exit on I-95. The front staffer was very nice and informative. Our room was extremely clean. The check-in process was very quick and easy. There is a restaurant/diner very close to the hotel so that is not a problem.... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Nothing stood out during this or my previous stay at this hotel. Which means I got what I expected, which in my book is what I look for. The rate was a bit high for the average hotel, but not too many other options. Looked like a nice pool and spa, wish I had time to use it :)

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Branford/New Haven, responded to this review

Dear Paulsavy, Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write to us regarding your stay at our Hotel. We appreciate the time and effort you have taken to inform us of your experience. Guests such as yourself enable us to maintain the high standard of service expected of us. We thank you for having chosen our Hotel. We... More

Sarasota, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Close to 95....very clean...great staff...smiles at 6am to greet you for breakfast which was very good Hotel just off highway so no road noise to disturb sleep Best option for visiting Old Saybrook and surrounding towns..Exceptional Holiday Inn Express Great for people with allergies.....NO DOGS AND NO SMOKING

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Connecticut
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Needed a room in a pinch and this was good location. Friendly staff checked us in quick and room was very clean. Would recommend this location in Branford / Guilford area to couple or family. Convenient local off 95 with good food options in immediate area.

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Dallas, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Was visiting family in the area. Was truly the best choice in the local area, based on Trip Advisor reviews. Was glad I selected it, good room, nice staff and the women in the breakfast restaurant does a wonderful job and is very nice.

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Higganum, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We stayed at this hotel a month ago for my wedding. We also had reserved a block of rooms, none of our guests had any problems with making their reservations. The rooms were very clean and bright. The breakfast in the morning was very good and there was plenty of food and room for everyone. The staff was very polite... More

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Connecticut
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

After reading Kimberly's review, I felt compelled to write one myself although I have never stayed at this particular Holiday Inn Express. My fiancée called this hotel over a month ago to inquire about a wedding block. We NEVER received a call back. After a second and third call all we were told was that they had no manager and... More

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HIEXBranford, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Branford/New Haven, responded to this review

I first want to take the time to apologize for the inconvenience that has been caused due to you attempting to set up a wedding block. As you know, we are currently going through a management change and our Regional Manager was traveling on business for the past couple of weeks. We have caught up on all of our wedding... More

Plainville, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I got married at Woodwinds on 9/28 in Branford. A year in advance I blocked off 40 hotel rooms at a rate of $139.99. Since this is the "nicest" hotel in Branford I felt like I had no choice but to pick them at this outrageous rate. I had nothing but problems with our block in the 2 months leading... More

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HIEXBranford, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Branford/New Haven, responded to this review

Kimberley, First, I would like to say congratulations on your recent wedding. I am sorry that the Holiday Inn Express fell short with our service during the planning of your wedding block & with your wedding guest. I can say that the hotel is currently going through a management change with one of our main focus being on handling of... More

Putnam, Connecticut, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Room was bright and clean.. Quiet and comfortable. Spent one night there. It was close to Hammonasset Beach State Park where we went to attend the first Ann Miller CT Women of Hope Walk. We enjoyed the breakfast in morning it started early so it was an advantage to us. Staff was very friendly!

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HIEXBranford, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Branford/New Haven, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the the time to give feedback on our hotel. We hope that our breakfast was a great way to start off your walk. Thank you again for your business and we hope you visit us again soon. More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

Stayed one night for business. Checked in the afternoon an the gentleman that checked me in was efficient and friendly. The rooms were clean but in need of upgrading in the bathroom. Wall are thin, you can hear you neighbors TV

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HIEXBranford, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Branford/New Haven, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest: Thanks for taking the time to share your comments with us. Thanks for letting me know that my staff offered great customer service, this is their number one goal. I will share your comments with our ownership as we are starting the process to make plans for future improvements at the Holiday Inn Express in Branford, CT.... More

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Also Known As:
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Holiday Inn Express Branford/New Haven Hotel
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Address: 309 East Main Street, Branford, CT 06405
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Location: United States > Connecticut > Branford
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 hotels in Branford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Branford/New Haven 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Branford-New Haven, CT. This beautiful, newly built hotel is conveniently located off I-95 at Exit 55, just 1 mile from Downtown Branford. Situated 10 miles from downtown New Haven, 35 miles from the Hartford Convention Center & 45 minutes from Bradley International Airport, this property features 96 beautifully appointed oversized guest rooms. The hotel features a Complimentary Express Start Breakfast along with the most up to date amenities and facilities including an Indoor Pool, Whirlpool, On-site Laundry Facility, Fitness Center, Business Center and Free High Speed Internet Access. Ideal for business or leisure, the Holiday Inn Express Branford-New Haven, CT hotel is only minutes from local businesses and attractions. Free WiFi & Ethernet High Speed Internet throughout the hotel!Visiting on Business:The Holiday Inn Express makes doing business easy, located just minutes from: Harley Davidson, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Lowe's, HondaVisiting Area Attractions:Be close to all that this area has to offer, including the Branford Festival, Branford Town Center, Thimble Islands, Yale University, Lighthouse Point, Ocean Beach State Park, Trolley/Peabody Museums.'STAY SMART' at the Holiday Inn Express Branford-New Haven, CT and Experience this new hotel with outstanding services and amenities. ... more   less 
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