This hotel provided me a cozy stay for several days while staying in Bridgeport on a business trip recently. The front staff were super friendly, welcoming, and helpful. The rooms were clean and comfortable, and housekeeping did a good job performing their daily cleaning duties, making it a pleasant experience to come back to your room after a long day. The room was mostly quiet except when sirens were sounded by passing emergency vehicles. The king size bed was very comfortable, the pillows soft, and afforded me a good night's sleep.
This hotel also has a nice sized indoor swimming pool and a small gym that has various cardio equipment and a few weight machines which is just enough to get your exercise routine done if you're feeling up to it.
There is also a restaurant and bar in the lobby which is pretty standard but it is definitely convenient when you're hungry and don't want to go off premises for a meal or call for delivery. The bartender and waitress were very accommodating and the food was good. I do suggest they open for breakfast a little earlier than 7:30a.m. for early birds on business trips.
Now for some cons, the hotel parking is in a parking garage immediately behind the property and I think they charge an additional $8.00 a day for parking? If I am wrong, I hope someone clarifies this issue for me. If I am correct, I feel this fee should be included in your room charge.
The rooms do need some maintenance, I noticed a gap between the room door and door frame the allows that allows noise and light to be transmitted through this space. It also makes me question the door's structural integrity for security purposes. There needs to be more wall mounted light switches and electrical outlets added in the room as well. I had to find a spot to plug in the coffee maker so I could make my morning coffee and the lamps are turned on manually and not by a wall switch, which makes for a dimly lit room upon entry.
Lastly and to no fault of theirs, the immediately surrounding area around the hotel appears to be economically depressed with an element of crime present which causes a concern for personal safety. I did unfortunately witness a fight taking place amongst three people just outside of the hotel property upon my arrival. So just be aware of your surroundings and stay vigilant with your belongings. Please let me clarify though, that I personally did not have any crimes committed against myself during my stay here...this is just a friendly awareness message.
I would recommend this hotel and if I travel back to Bridgeport some day, I would definitely stay here again!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Bridgeport Hotel Bridgeport
- Bridgeport Holiday Inn