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“OK, but keep expectations low” 3 of 5 stars
Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites New Britain/Farmington

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La Quinta Inn & Suites New Britain/Farmington
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   65 Columbus Blvd, New Britain, CT 6051   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in New Britain
Massapequa Park, New York
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35 hotel reviews
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“OK, but keep expectations low”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

First the positive:
The hotel is fairly inexpensive ( $69 ) for the night.
The beds were fine and the bathroom clean
Staff at front desk friendly and efficient.
Rooms are spacious

Now the negatives:
Came with a group - 4 out of the 5 rooms smelled of cigarette smoke. I had one of them.
The halls and main lobby have a musty smell.
The rug - furniture have seen better days.
One of the two elevators seems to have mechanical issues
Breakfast was poor

As far as the neighborhood goes, hotel is situated a block or so from a fairly run down main street. Didn't see any issues at all at the hotel. There is a large strip mall about a 3/4 of a mile away. D*Donuts- Rite-aid - McDonalds. I was approached for some spare change coming out of D*Donuts, but never felt threatened.

So if you are in the area and need a clean room go there. Do not expect much and do not wander from the hotel.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Providence, RI
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69 reviews 69 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

We needed an overnight accommodation in the Hartford area and chose La Quinta. The price was right and the location easily accessible. The room exceeded our expectations- it was bright, spacious, and very clean. The king bed was very comfortable. There was also a small refrigerator and microwave- always convenient! The morning breakfast offered a good choice of breakfast foods. We would have liked to see more fresh fruit. The location was close enough to major roads but very quiet- not right under the freeway. Nancy, at the front desk, was very helpful with directions to our destination. Overall, a great experience.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

This was a pretty good hotel for a stop over before going home to NYC.

This is a hotel to grab a clean room, with a clean bathroom and get a good nights sleep.
The front desk when we checked in and out were friendly. The hotel and room was clean. The cold breakfast the next day was okay and it did get us off to a good start.

The fitness room had a treadmill and recumbent bike, there was a simple business center and well stocked soda/snack machines available. Easy to get to off of highway 91.

I will stay here again.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

It was obvious that LaQuinta cared about this facility. The lobby was bright and even the carpets were new. People at the desk were friendly. Room was huge even though the elevator was a bit noisy on the trip up to the room. Plenty of parking both front and back. Convenient to CT state roads. Short car ride from both Hartford CT and the Berlin, CT, AmTrak station. Good motel-style breakfast. Ice machine was in working order. Would definately stay there again. Wait until you get to Hartford to get gas - Shell station down the block from the Inn was a bit steep.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

I have been coming from out of state for the last 5 years every other month or so and it is a shame how quickly it is spiraling towards becoming an uncomfortable dump.
It has always been situated in a terrible location (both in accessiblity to key areas around town as well as how rough the neighborhood is...even though it is next to the New Britain Police Department.)
I used to see many families staying here but now mostly contractors staying here because it's about as cheap as any Day's Inn or no-name motel as well as hung-over young folks who I hear partying all night.
The continental breakfast situation has always been minimal (which is completely acceptable given the low rates) but they've obviously cut costs lately and have gotten rid of the kitchen help as it seems as though the front desk clerk is responsible for maintaining the food, drinks, and utensils. It seems as though they're always out of something; boiled eggs, OJ or milk, or spoons, etc...
I'm reserved for 4 days but I'm already shopping for somewhere else today. Sadly, La Quinta has the best rates for a mid-scale hotel in Hartford but the rate is no longer their competitive advantage because they're no longer a mid-level hotel and are direct competition to the Day's Inns and Super 8 hotels.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

Horrible seedy location. Seems more like a halfway house than a hotel. There are people cooking on woks in the back parking lot and a contingent of smokers hovering outside the rear door, which they keep slamming shut as they go in and out constantly. Room is ok but after this I wouldn't trust a La Quinta ever again. Zero out of 10.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about La Quinta Inn & Suites New Britain/Farmington

Address: 65 Columbus Blvd, New Britain, CT 6051
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Location: United States > Connecticut > New Britain
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in New Britain
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn & Suites New Britain/Farmington 2.5*
Number of rooms: 133
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Also Known As:
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