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“Great Center, convenient but crazy parking garage” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Connecticut Convention Center

Connecticut Convention Center
100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT 06103
860.249.6000
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Ranked #13 of 52 things to do in Hartford
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Somers, Connecticut
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144 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great Center, convenient but crazy parking garage”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Been to the Home Show and RV/Camping show here. Actual convention center is very nice, many large bathrooms, nice views of the Connecticut river. Parking garage is right off the highway and super convenient. However, I have never been in a parking garage that is so difficult to navigate. It is hard to find your way to the convention center, and even harder to find the exit when trying to leave the garage. Parking is also a bit pricey. Nice bar across the street, Front Street Bistro.

Visited February 2013
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stowe VT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Connecticut flower show.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We came to Hartford for the flower show and found the convention center to be a great facility. All the bathrooms were extremely clean and there were plenty of water fountains around the exhibit hall. Water fountains are always a plus in my book!
The exhibit hall was clean as well and well lit. It was great. The parking was the only hard part. Of coarse at the convention center for the flower show it is to be expected. I would suggest just going strait up to the top and parking if the weather is nice and taking the elevator. Saves you the hassle of fighting for a spot.

Visited February 2013
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New York
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177 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“working at the center”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

newish, clean spacious bathrooms, nice contemporary atmosphere for the exhibit halls.. parking pricey

Visited February 2013
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North Stonington, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Just what you'd expect”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

It's a convention center: they need better parking, better service, better seating, and better food. They should be exceptional and I think they can be but they aren't yet.

Visited November 2012
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Hartford, Connecticut
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“New, Big, lots of parking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

New Convention center is very nice. Big rooms, bright carpeting, big windows, escalators & elevators. Lots of parking, but you have to pay for it. There's a Starbucks on the first floor. Lots of bathrooms. I'm usually here a couple of times a year for medical conventions. Very convenient location off the highway.

Visited September 2012
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