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Holiday Inn Bridgeport
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bridgeport
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 8, 2012

I have stayed at this hotel a number of times. As a woman travelling alone, I do not venture out to explore the area around the hotel - it does not look too safe.
The rooms are very nice. Comfortable beds, big-screen tvs, nice bathroom area.
I eat dinner and breakfast in the hotel - they are usually ok.
This time - not so great. For dinner, I ordered the special - broiled scrod. It was tasteless. as was the rice and vegetables that came with it. Maybe if there was a slice of lemon to put on the fish it might have been a bit better. Waitress was very friendly though - great service.
For breakfast - they seemed to assume everyone wanted the buffet. I was not offered a menu and had to inquire about other options. Not given silverware either - I took some from another table. The coffee was horrible - tasted like they made it the night before. They used to leave a coffee pot on the table but this time they served individual cups.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Michele H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Bridgeport, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2012

Thank you so much for your feedback. I will be sure to pass this information along so that others are not disappointed in the future.

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Reviewed November 4, 2012

While I am not a big fan of Holiday Inn, I was pleased with the accommodations provided at this hotel. We traveled to NY for a family event and could not find a hotel anywhere near our destination. Hurricane Sandy left NY in bad shape.
We stayed in Bridgeport because it was the only place we could find. While the area around the hotel wasn’t perfect, the hotel met our needs. The room was clean and bigger than we expected. If you are in the area and need a place to stay this may meet your needs.

Room Tip: We were in a corner room on a Saturday night and didn't hear a sound.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Michele H, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Bridgeport, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2012

So glad you were pleasantly surprised! Thank you for staying with us!

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Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

Comfy king bed & pillows.
Bountiful breakfast buffet. Hot & fresh.
Convenient location near 8/25 connector and I-95.
Near hospitals and Trumbull Mall. AA baseball (bluefish), hockey (sound tigers) and concerts @ the Webster Bank Arena right down the road.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Michele H, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Bridgeport, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2012

Thank you for your feedback. Hope to see you again!

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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Ms. Val was great to my family and me. I really want to give ms. Grace a great big thanks for all she done for me, holiday inn she's great and please make sure that she knows. It. Ms. Barbette thames family.



  • Stayed: October 2012
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Michele H, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Bridgeport, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2012

Thank you for the kind words about our staff. So glad you enjoyed your stay.

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Reviewed October 27, 2012

I stayed here on business (why else would you go to bridgeport!) for three nights then two nights the week after. Not a very nice town or neighborhood but thats beside the point.
hotel was good. With a holiday inn you know to expect a decent standard. Decent enough restaurant and bar and good breakfast selection in the mornings.
Room is a good size as well as bathroom, very clean and nice TV with a selection of channels. Room was fairly quiet, but aircon a bit noisey and controls didnt seem to work very well. but I turned it off at night in the cupboard for a bit of peace, and to help to bad throat at the time. There is an ice machine by the lifts on each floor which is VERY noisey, but I was far enough down the corridor not to hear it!
Staff were helpful enough. There is also a small swimming pool but did not use it.
I may be returning here again for another business trip and wont have a problem with staying here again!

Room Tip: Get a room down the corridor away from the lift lobby and ice machine.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Michele H, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Bridgeport, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2012

Glad you enjoyed your stay for the most part. Hopefully we can exceed your expectations on your next trip.

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

We had a very large, nicely furnished room (#812). It was clean and well-maintained. The linen was superior quality. Bed was comfortable. The pillows had removable bands indicating whether they were soft or firm. While the air conditioning/heating unit was a little noisy, our sleep was not disturbed.

The sink was in a separate alcove outside of the shower/toilet area. Lighting was excellent in the bathroom. There was no clothes drying cord but the information folder in the room indicated a coin operated laundry on the second floor.

High speed ethernet is provided and there is free WiFi.

The following brought my overall rating down from 5 to 4: (1) problematic downtown location (key card needed for elevator access), (2) lighting was a little dim in the bedroom, and (3) the walls were thin (We could hear our neighbors talking on the phone.) If one does not have a car, the eateries close by are limited: McDonald's, Dunkin Donuts, and a Chinese restaurant.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Michele H, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Bridgeport, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2012

Thank you for your feedback. Our front desk has a list of other restaurants in the downtown area which are walking distance such as Ralph and Rich's, Metric Bar & Grill, and Two Boots. I'm sorry you were not made aware of this.

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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Deplorable front desk?
Or could it be management?

My boyfriend and I stayed for a quick weekend excursion and were MORE than disappointed with the lack of communication amongst front desk attendees. Aside from a non-existent protocol for parking and fees, everyone we came in contact with could use a trip back to English class.

Different hotel next time.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Michele H, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Bridgeport, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2012

I'm so sorry the information you needed was not communicated to you at check-in. Thank you for letting me know so it can addressed.

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Bridgeport

Address: 1070 Main St, Bridgeport, CT 06604-4220
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Location: United States > Connecticut > Bridgeport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bridgeport
Price Range: $116 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Bridgeport 3*
Number of rooms: 209
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn hotel, Bridgeport is an elegant high rise in the heart of downtown on Fairfield County's gold coast. Bridgeport, Connecticut borders Fairfield, Trumbull, Shelton and Stratford. Bridgeport is home to many corporations, General Electric, Aquarion, Health Net of the Northeast, Sikorsky Aircraft, Connecticut Post, Unilever, R.C. Bigelow to name just a few. Whether here for an overnight stay, a conference or that all important social event, the Bridgeport Holiday Inn will help plan it all. The beautifully appointed ballroom makes this hotel the perfect venue for your wedding ceremony, reception or family reunion. Our upscale guest rooms offer comfort and amenities one would only expect from a full service hotel that includes complimentary wireless high-speed Internet. The Bridgeport Holiday Inn is easily accessible from major highways that include I-95, Wilbur Cross Parkway, Route 8/25 and within walking distance of the train and bus stations. Enjoy fine dining within Park City Grill, our restaurant serving the finest Continental cuisine or room service if you prefer fine dining within your room. Other amenities include our lovely lobby lounge, the Blue Martini, business center, new expanded fitness center with the latest equipment, guest laundry & enclosed swimming pool. An award winning staff eagerly awaits your arrival. The Holiday Inn hotel, Bridgeport loves motor coaches and tour groups. The hotel's 209 rooms are all interior corridor rooms. ... more   less 
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