The location of this hotel (right next to the train station) and the low price (compared to other Hartford hotels) were what attracted me. I also liked that it had a shuttle in to businesses in town in the morning. There is free internet that worked fine in my room. The staff at the front desk was very friendly and helpful. However, there was no hot water in the morning in the shower. The comforter smelled of cigarette smoke. There was no bathroom counter (instead a pedestal sink) so that made getting ready in the morning inconvenient. My bedroom faced the parking lot and there were loud dumpster sounds that woke me randomly throughout the night. I had to wait 30 minutes to check in because there was a long line and only one person handling check ins (although there was another computer and another staffer in the office.) Also my coworkers told me the hotel was in a sketchy part of town and advised against walking back there after dinner.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Downtown Hartford . Our hotel is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Hartford, the Insurance Capital of the World, and is easily accessed from I-91 and I-84. We are steps from the Union Station for visitors traveling via bus or train. The hotel is located directly across from Bushnell Park and features views of the Capitol Building. We are also just 14 miles from Bradley International Airport. At the Holiday Inn Express Hartford Downtown, you will find newly renovated guest rooms with all the comforts of home. You can stay connected in our modern business center or with our complimentary easy access, high-speed Internet. For the health conscious, stay in shape in our state-of-the-art fitness center. Guests on the go can start their day right with our complimentary Smart Start Breakfast featuring our world-famous cinnamon rolls. Business travelers are sure to enjoy our hotel while visiting the 'Insurance Capital.' We are in walking distance to many area businesses. Guests here for leisure will be happy to know we are walking distance to the XL Center, the Bushnell Theater, Connecticut Convention Center and many award winning restaurants. Whether you are traveling on business or pleasure, Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express, Hartford Downtown where our staff will be sure to exceed your expectations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Hartford-Downtown Hotel Hartford
- Holiday Inn Hartford
- Hartford Holiday Inn