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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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a business trip to the West Haven Area and stayed in Branford / New Haven location. Really a well kept property in every way inside and outside as well. Very clean all around and actually I was in the elevator which was carpeted on Sunday when I arrived and the carpet was filthy and I thought I wonder why... More

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Connecticut
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71 reviews 71 reviews
22 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had family stay here the weekend for visit since I don't have central AC. Every single staff member is friendly , helpful and gracious! This is a very clean hotel where you can tell that the housekeepers are diligent! Best location in Branford. Remember folks - this is an express hotel.... If your looking for full service and a lot... More

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Woodstock Valley, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Was down for a family reunion & stayed here because of the reviews. Room was GREAT. Love the nautical theme. Unfortunately my negative comment is that the pool area had 2 young boys whose dad was busy working out & not watching his obnoxious kids who were not considerate of others.

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

I thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at our hotel. I am even happier to hear that the experience was an enjoyable one. I hope you stay with us again upon your next visit to our area. Have a wonderful day! Letel Rutherford General Manager More

Barre
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

After leaving the Baymont Suites down the road, this place was a slice of heaven. The front desk went out of their way to get us a room and salvage our weekend. Very friendly staff. The room was clean and fresh. We felt comfortable and safe here unlike at the other place.

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

Dear Mark P: Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. I am pleased that we were able to turn your weekend around due to the great service you received. We will be sure to pass your kind words along to our staff. Thanks again for staying with us. We hope to see you again soon! Best Regards,... More

Alexandria, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I had read several reviews from other places that complained about the cleanliness and courtesy of the staff and almost canceled. I'm glad I didn't. The management must have read those reviews and did a complete turn around. It was very clean and rooms were well appointed. The staff was attentive. At breakfast they even had a machine that made... More

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

Dear retiredtraveler065: Thank you very much for your review of our hotel. We appreciate that you have recognized the positive changes we are continually improving upon regarding cleanliness and courtesy of our staff. Thanks for staying with us. We truly value your feedback and hope that you will visit us again when you are in the area! Best Regards, Brianna... More

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113 reviews 113 reviews
31 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We had mixed emotions booking this hotel. Concerns about noise prompted us to reserve a top floor room. The hotel was on a par with the Hampton Inn chain. Hallways could use a little updating, but our room was fine. We did have the A/C on so it did help drown out any noise, but we really didn't experience any.... More

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

Dear Odarkthirty: Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to review our hotel. We appreciate that you gave us a chance despite some of the negative reviews you might have seen. Our staff takes great pride in service, so we value your feedback. I will forward your comments about the breakfast to our Breakfast Attendant. Hope we... More

Branford, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Used this hotel for guests that would be attending my daughters wedding in Branford. The customer service is the worst I have ever experienced. Managers (and there were three different ones) never returned calls, voicemail was consistently full. Took close to 2 months to get a contract sent to me to block rooms. The only time I got any cooperation... More

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

Hi Sandra, I thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Holiday Inn Express Branford. I am sorry that the stay and experiences were less than satisfactory for you. As stated in your review, the hotel had gone through some management changes over the last months and with the transitions, we tried to stay... More

Leesville, South Carolina
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135 reviews 135 reviews
47 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I stayed here for the first time in early May. Forget my receipt and the website was not working. I emailed the property and they sent me a receipt in like 5 minutes. Great after the sale support so I could do my expense report. There is a fantastic pizza place next door. You don't need to go anywhere else... More

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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

With few decent options nearby, we chose this hotel and stayed 6 nights due to a funeral. (Ask for the bereavement rate if you have the same unfortunate circumstance - it saved us a few dollars.) We found the hotel to be clean and quiet. Staff was helpful and friendly, particularly the breakfast host - she greeted us every morning... More

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

Dear cfhkmh, Thank you for posting a detailed review of your experience. I am pleased to know about your overall enjoyment with our clean and quiet environment. We appreciate your wonderful comments about our staff. You have identified issues in regard to some of our amenities. I apologize for any inconvenience you may have encountered. As our valued guest, we... More

Hopewell Junction, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Address: 309 East Main Street, Branford, CT 06405
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Location: United States > Connecticut > Branford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Branford/New Haven 2.5*
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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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