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“Nice country hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Avon Old Farms Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   279 Avon Mountain Road, Avon, CT 06001   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Avon
Malden, NL
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294 reviews
238 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 354 helpful votes
“Nice country hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

I stayed here only 1 night on a business trip in April 2012. I choose this hotel because of easy access to the Uconn Health Center area. The hotel is beautifully located in the Connecticut countryside. It is much larger than I expected from the website. The hotel has a cozy atmosphere which I liked. Staff was helpful and friendly.

I had a huge room with a comfortable bed. Internet was very slow during the afternoon but later on speed improved. I missed a coffee maker in my room. There is free coffee in the reception desk area but that’s quite a long walk.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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CHOC-GM, General Manager at Avon Old Farms Hotel, responded to this review, April 27, 2012
We appreciate your time in sharing your experience and were glad you enjoyed your stay. We do have in-room coffee makers available though fine we can offer a superior product through our full systems and french press in the restaurant. We will review your comments and see if we can better accomodate our guests in the future. We look forward to your next stay.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Baltimore, Maryland
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54 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

We spent one night here preparing for a move out of state.

On arrival, Andrew at the front desk was polite, but not very friendly. We didn't find the warm hospitality we would have expected from a country-styled inn.

Since previous reviews had touted the hotel as "charming", I was prepared for something very quaint. While the pretty 4-poster beds were indeed very reminiscent of a cozy New England Inn, the room in general was just really quite dated.

The heating/cooling system was the older type with the old fashioned knobs on a unit under the window. It was maddening trying to regulate the temperature throughout the night with no real settings to go by other than the ol' "left for hot; right for cold."

The room lacked even the most basic coffee pot, which I had thought was pretty much a staple in hotel rooms these days. Coffee and tea were available in the lobby, but I guess I've been spoiled to not want to have to shower and dress just to get coffee in the morning. Room service would deliver a 1/2 pot (enough for 2-1/2 cups) for $5, plus 18% gratuity, plus a $4 service charge. Uh.... yeah.

The room was mostly clean, with dust having built up in the corners, and a thick collection of dust on the ceiling fan in the bathroom.

In the bathroom, the towels were very rough and scratchy, as if the hotel needed to stock up on fabric softener. There was no wastebasket in the bathroom itself, although the very pretty cloth laundry basket for towels was a nice touch under the sink. The older style telephone in the bathroom was placed in such an odd location, it elicited a chuckle. I am including a photo of that corner of the room, which became a bit crowded with cords dangling into the sink. (Note the nearby old light switch and heat lamp setting, which haven't been replaced for generations.)

On the plus side, the bedding was fluffy and luxuriant, with feather pillows and comforters. There was a brown stain on my comforter, which was far enough away from my face that I was able to overlook it.

Overall, I can't say that I would stay here again - but it wasn't my worst experience either. I can deal with "old" as long as it is done intentionally, is clean, and comes with warm hospitality. I can't say that was entirely the case here.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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CHOC-GM, General Manager at Avon Old Farms Hotel, responded to this review, April 27, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed account of your stay. Upon reading this our team has set to work to begin improvements on areas mentioned. We strive to offer a superior product and will work until all of our guests feel this way. I invite you to contact myself or the management team to discuss this stay further.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

I stayed here for a business visit to hartford! so beautiful and nice than all the chain hotels.I chose it as i wanted something different than the regular chain hotel.The people are great and very helpful.the drive from airport to the hotel is one u will fall in love with.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CHOC-GM, General Manager at Avon Old Farms Hotel, responded to this review, January 25, 2012
We are delighted that you could stay with us and experience our hospitality. We look forward to your next stay in the Farmington River Valley.
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San Diego, California
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94 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

Great old fashioned New England get away. Kind an curteous staff, excellent accomodations...like old fashioned, slow paced hotels of the past. Love it. Stay there every time we are in the Avon Valley.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CHOC-GM, General Manager at Avon Old Farms Hotel, responded to this review, January 25, 2012
Thank you for your nice comments on the stay. We are glad that you enjoy our true New England style.
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Brussels Belgium
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44 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

We stayed here for 3 nights over the Christmas holiday while visiting with my family in Simsbuy. The hotel looks slightly dubious from the outside, but the rooms are VERY clean and comfortable. The beds are lovely with feather mattresses - very snuggly on a cold winter's night. Bath rooms are clean and bright with nice toiletries. coffeemaker in the room, but all-day coffee in the lobby is better!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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CHOC-GM, General Manager at Avon Old Farms Hotel, responded to this review, January 25, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to submit your review and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to having you join us on your future visits.
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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

This was our second stay at Avon Old Farms Hotel. Lovely canopy draped bed. Bed and pillows were extremely comfortable and the sheets were high quality(very soft). Would definately stay again if in the area.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lipan, Texas
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41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

The hotel is older, our room had a funky smell in it...sort of a dirty sock smell. However, the bartender "Bernard" was fabulous. He gave us not only great service, but great directions, recommendations and a good time. If you head to the bar there, look him up he's the best.
The restaurant was very good for breakfast, that is the only meal we ate there. Parking is easy, the place is pretty, but the towels need some softener, we could exfoliate with them...
I liked the place, we were there 5 nights and got a good rate, but found out my sister in another room got a much cheaper rate.....anyway, it's nice, bar great, but overall not spectacular.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 279 Avon Mountain Road, Avon, CT 06001
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Location: United States > Connecticut > Avon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Avon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Avon Old Farms Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 155
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Avon Old Farms Hotel - a luxury hotel in the suburbs of Greater Hartford, CT in the picturesque Farmington River Valley. In fact, Yankee Magazine has rated us a "Best of the Best" lodging property. The Avon Old Farms Hotel has also received a Mobil Three-Star Award and AAA Three Diamond Award.Our hotel began as a 24-unit motel in 1955 and through two expansions has grown into a 160-room luxury hotel in Avon, Connecticut resting on 20 acres of manicured landscape with all of the services and amenities desired by the modern corporate and leisure guest. As a guest of the Avon Old Farms Hotel, you can expect a distinctive ambiance representing luxury and charm including fine furnishings, down featherbeds, four-poster beds, antiques, and original watercolor paintings of the historic area in which we reside. Our classic approach to service means that guests will be pampered and appreciate our innovative attention to detail and willingness to accommodate. Additionally, our unique facilities - including the handsome, state-of-the-art conference facilities, stunning banquet space, and lush outdoor garden areas - make us a leading choice for meetings, corporate events, weddings, and social affairs in the Greater Hartford area.Guests of the Avon Old Farms Hotel enjoy the award-winning and stunning Seasons Restaurant and Tap Room serving inspired innovative American cuisine.We look forward to welcoming you to our luxurious country hotel in Avon, Connecticut just 10 minutes from downtown Hartford! ... more   less 
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