I had a lovely but short visit to this hotel this past Sunday, 3/9/14. I arrived quite early (11:30am) and room wasn't ready, as they had a full house the previous night. Went to the restaurant next door.
When I returned, still had a short wait. Karen the receptionist was just so friendly and considerate. We had a short conversation, and she promised me a fine room. Well, when I went to my room (908), and opened the door-- great view of the State capital, and park below. The room had a kingsize bed, and very clean and bright. The bathroom is a little small, but very clean and loads of towels.
After attending the Bushnell Theatre nearby, it was about 9:30 pm, and was very hungry, as lunch was at noon . Gerard, the receptionist in the evening, showed me some menus from varied restaurants who deliver to the hotel. Gerard called a restaurant and tried to place order, but there is a $15 min. so I suggested Gerard have a sandwich too, young men are always hungry. Well, within 20 minutes, my delivery fellow knocked at my door with a fine meal.
The staff at this hotel are VERY kind and friendly. I was made to feel comfortable. Any questions were readily answered.
A complimentary breakfast is available. It is o.k. yogurt, cereals are there, along with sausage, eggs. First time I ever saw an automatic pancake maker--- i skipped that. Lots of coffee, tea, etc.
Nice experience at this hotel.
A great convenience is the Union Station is just across the parking lot. As I always travel Amtrak, this was great.
- 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
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