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“Solid value” 4 of 5 stars
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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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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Branford
New England
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Solid value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2007

I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Branford for one night in May 2007. I didn't spend a lot of time there, checking in late at night and out fairly early in the morning, but it was a decent stay. The hotel is very clean and well kept. The staff is courteous and friendly. The room was spacious and comfortable, and the free breakfast is a nice perk. The fitness center is small but not as antiquated as is usually the case in these hotels. My only complaints about the hotel are as follows:
- the walls are very thin. I could hear the people next door to me talking and listening to their TV, even when I put on my air conditioning to drown out the noise
- the halls smell like smoke, particularly in the morning when housekeeping is cleaning the rooms. The smoking rooms are directly across the hall from non-smoking rooms, which seems like poor planning to me.
I booked my stay through an online booking service where you bid for your stay and got a very fair price. I would stay there again, but would probably bring earplugs next time.

  • Stayed May 2007, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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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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northport, n y
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2007

We had a horrible experience here. The hotel allowed a group of 44 to use all the hotels facilities for the cost of 2 rooms. When we complained (we had 6 rooms for 12) a guest from the other party threatened me with physical harm. Management did nothing. You are not safe here. We all left.

Stayed April 2007
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Melbourne, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2006

We stayed at this hotel for one night after a long and tiring drive. The staff were very friendly and extremely helpful and the room spacious, sparkling clean, modern, well furnished and comfortable. The guest laundry services were useful and the indoor pool and spa area was large and clean. The free breakfast buffet in the morning was well equipped. We had the nicest pizza that we have ever tasted at the restaurant right next to the hotel. I would recommend this hotel for families who are looking for an inexpensive, well appointed hotel.

  • Liked — Large rooms with very comfortable beds
  • Tips/Secrets — Go to the pizza restaurant next door to the hotel
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Morehead City, NC
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94 reviews 94 reviews
68 hotel reviews
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256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2006

The hotel is new and in excellent condition. Very clean and spacious rooms. The staff was also great to deal with. Next to a large movie theater. I will stay at this one again.

  • Liked — clean
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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bayshore, new york
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2006

We were thoroughly pleased with our stay at this hotel. It is practically brand new and we were told it had just opened in may 2006. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful and made sure that we were comfortable and had everything we needed. The complimentary continental breakfast was just perfect since they offered oatmeal and yogurt which I usually eat anyway and a fresh fruit salad along with all the other goodies. For example, they had a plate of delicious chocolate chip cookies out for the taking at all times and of course the BEST hot coffee I've had in awhile. The pool and spa were crystal clean and enjoyable and refreshing. We were very impressed since the cost was quite affordable at $104 a night (aarp). We were most happy to extend our stay from two nights to three and sorry to leave but well rested when we did. It goes without saying we can't wait to return.

  • Liked — I really enjoyed the continental breakfast.
  • Disliked — The windows on the third floor did not open all the way.
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 309 East Main Street, Branford, CT 06405
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Location: United States > Connecticut > Branford
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Restaurant 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*
Number of rooms: 86
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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Also Known As:
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