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Great Cedar Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   39 Norwich-Westerly Road, at Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CT 06339   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Mashantucket
Rochester, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

I recently stayed here through Foxwoods, (the room was free, no complaints) but otherwise the prices are on the lower end comparatively. The first night we got there late, so the four of us had to sleep in one bed. This was not a problem, 3 people fit comfortably on the bed, and they gave us a free cot for the inconvenience. The next night we got a double bed room, which was equally as nice. The beds are comfy and the room in total was nice. You could not get any closer to casinos and restaurants, which was nice. The only thing I noticed was that the showerheads were different from room to room. Not a big deal. Overall it was not a bad stay at all, and I would reccomend it over the more expensive hotels.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Arlington, VA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We stayed at Great Cedar recently as part of a group who had an event nearby. The rooms were fine - 2 queen beds, dresser, TV, fridge, bathroom...the usual. I will give a shoutout to the really comfortable mattresses - much better than average. The room was clean, the lights were good, there were enough plugs in the right places, the bathroom was fine (though the tub/shower was a fiberglass insert, not tiled). Our room had a triangular window seat that was unusual but gave good seating when a couple of friends stopped by briefly. The rooms were not deluxe in any way, though - a new Staybridge or Courtyard has rooms as nice for probably 30% less. There was a ton of noise in the hallways from drunk guests returning at 3, 4, and 5 in the morning. The smell of cigarette smoke was pervasive - halls, elevators, lobby...you couldn't get away from it. I had a very pleasant desk agent at check-in and she was able to give me an additional hour to check out when I needed it, but others in our group had a shockingly difficult, rude ordeal to get a late checkout (12 PM instead of 11 AM), and were only allowed to have a late checkout for one of their three reserved rooms. I probably wouldn't go back - we weren't there for the casino but for the accomodations, and the food in the restaurants we tried was average but overpriced.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from elevators and ice machine. Room 711 had a window seat but not a great view...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Framingham, Massachusetts
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78 reviews 78 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

If this is remodeled, then the Indians aren't doing well these days. Bathroom small and tiles in floor cracked. Tub is a cheap fiberglass insert on the cheap side like you see on tv. Speaking of tv's, ours couldn't even keep a picture clear picture on all channels. It is 2013, get your cable or sat up to date.

All in all stay at MGM or go to Mohegan Sun if you want nice hotels!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

I stayed at the Great Cedar Hotel last weekend at Foxwoods. I've stayed at several of the other properties there and I think Great Cedar is the best. It far exceeded my expectations. The lobby and the hotel rooms did not smell smokey at all. The bed was so comfortable. The bathroom was clean and well appointed. I did not get the opportunity to take advantage of it, but the bathtub was deep enough for a nice soak.

It is my understanding that this was recently renovated and it shows. It's in a convenient part of the property, centrally located. Lots of shops and restaurants very close by.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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New York,NY
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Thought my stay here was great! Would definitely come back and visit again. Great rooms and great bathrooms all in the middle of all the action of the casino. Plenty of restaurants, clubs and activities in the resort. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The Great Cedar, though the oldest at the Foxwoods complex, is being maintained very well and has been updated. The location is near to many good restaurants and is centrally located to the shops and casinos. If walking is a problem, for older visitors, this would be the place to stay. The rooms are basic, but very clean. See attached photos. There is a also a pool that is part of the hotel if that matters to anyone. There wasn't much of a view, but I don't think anyone goes to Foxwoods to stare out their windows!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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105 reviews 105 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights over April vacation. Room was your average 2-3 star hotel room, but clean, comfortable and obviously in a great location. If you aren't looking for luxury, you will be perfectly happy.

Pool and hot tub are tiny.

Love the free valet parking.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Great Cedar Hotel

Address: 39 Norwich-Westerly Road, at Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CT 06339
Location: United States > Connecticut > Mystic Country > Mashantucket
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Mashantucket
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Great Cedar Hotel 3*
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