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Holiday Inn Express Branford/New Haven

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Let me just say, I'm a hotel snob. I often stay at 5-star class hotels. When we had to stay overnight in this area for a doctor's appointment for our son, I was skeptical. I was wrong. The hotel is clean and nice. The halls were clean and quiet as was our room. Nice bathroom. Bed was nice with white... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As an Spire Elite member, and not to mention that I was visiting the area due to several customers that I service in the printing industry, for the last year and a half I seen the nephew of the owner just get rid off people, good people and replacing them with people that are not customer oriented and that are... More 

Thank El Makinon C
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Upon entry, I was slapped in the face with a very pungent odor! The receptionist laughed-out-loud by my apparent expression.It truly was no laughing matter! Pro's: None to mention. Con's: 1. Horrible smell throughout the hotel. In the lobby, on the elevator and room. 2. Inedible breakfast. The bread, sausage, bacon and "cubed - eggs" all looked a day old.... More 

Thank twillis600
Santa Clara, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here once before last year, with both trips being for client work, and it's easily one of my preferred locations anywhere in Connecticut. Great customer service, very quiet at night, the rooms are extremely clean and it's convenient to both New Haven and points East of Branford. I've never eaten the breakfast here as there are several places... More 

Thank erikkieser
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Good Hotel all around. Rooms are clean and roomy. Good variety at breakfast and room service did a great job. Walls are a little thin. You can hear conversations and the tv of guests in rooms next to you and above as well. Overall a good experience and would stay here again.

Branford, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Just used this hotel for a wedding block. They were lousy at modifying existing reservations. Three of our guests with confirmed reservations and confirmation numbers in hand did NOT have rooms when they arrived. Very embarrassing for the wedding hosts and awful for my 87 year old mother when she arrived to find no room. Also, a couple of our... More 

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IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Branford/New Haven, responded to this review

Dear r00k12, First of all, thank you very much for your recent stay at our hotel. We are so sorry to hear about your experience with us. We’d like to obtain some additional detail regarding your experience so we have sent you a private message. We hope to have the honor of serving you again should your travels bring you... More 

Sleepy Hollow, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We were promised a room on the first floor for a disabled person. Instead, we were given a second floor room as far from the lobby as possible, to which a wheelchair had to be pushed many times. This is called false advertising, or, in simpler terms, being lied to. . The staff was indifferent or rude. The details--like laughably... More 

1 Thank kanfer1
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Branford/New Haven, responded to this review

Dear kanfer1, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel. It is truly regrettable that you did not fully enjoy your recent stay. Allow us to apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with some of our amenities and services. I would like to have the opportunity to make it up to you and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Holiday Inn Express Branfdord provides a warm welcome and genuine hospitality. Rooms are large and the indoor pool is bright and cheerful. Desk staff are invariably helpful. Shonie brought us cookies in the pool because they weren't quite ready when we asked. A very nice experience.

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New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Stopped here driving back from Cape Cod when I needed a rest from a long two days of driving. It was perfectly adequate and the personnel were quite accommodating. Indoor pool was nice. A modest but, good choice along the Connecticut coast and not far from Route 95. Three restaurants in walking distance - steakhouse, sushi, pizza.

2 Thank PhilipNewJersey
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Branford/New Haven, responded to this review

Dear PhilipNewJersey, Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to write a review about your experience with us. We value your loyalty to our brand and hotels. We strive to give great and impressive service to all of our guests and it makes us happy to read we exceeded your expectations. I appreciate feedback... More 

Woodmere, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

It was a well located, clean, nice place with good breakfast. We enjoyed it and found a wonderful nearby restaurant, le petit café; super good. The Regal multiplex movies are right around the corner which was a bonus too.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Branford-New Haven, CT. This beautiful, newly built hotel is conveniently located off I-95 at Exit 55, just 1 mile from Downtown Branford. Situated 10 miles from downtown New Haven, 35 miles from the Hartford Convention Center & 45 minutes from Bradley International Airport, this property features 96 beautifully appointed oversized guest rooms. The hotel features a Complimentary Express Start Breakfast along with the most up to date amenities and facilities including an Indoor Pool, Whirlpool, On-site Laundry Facility, Fitness Center, Business Center and Free High Speed Internet Access. Ideal for business or leisure, the Holiday Inn Express Branford-New Haven, CT hotel is only minutes from local businesses and attractions. Free WiFi & Ethernet High Speed Internet throughout the hotel!Visiting on Business:The Holiday Inn Express makes doing business easy, located just minutes from: Harley Davidson, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Lowe's, HondaVisiting Area Attractions:Be close to all that this area has to offer, including the Branford Festival, Branford Town Center, Thimble Islands, Yale University, Lighthouse Point, Ocean Beach State Park, Trolley/Peabody Museums.'STAY SMART' at the Holiday Inn Express Branford-New Haven, CT and Experience this new hotel with outstanding services and amenities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Branford/New Haven

Address: 309 E Main St, Branford, CT 06405-3134
Location: United States > Connecticut > Branford
Price Range: $126 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Branford/New Haven 2.5*
Number of rooms: 86
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Holiday Inn Express Branford/New Haven Hotel Branford
Holiday Inn Branford
Branford Holiday Inn
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