I've stayed at this Hampton Inn Groton many times (10+ nights total). Overall, this hotel is decent, particularly for the money, but does require significant renovation.
The staff is fantastic--very attentive and friendly. In fact, that's the major selling point of this hotel and main reason I have been loyal to this hotel. The breakfast is far better than most other free breakfasts (although I stick with the yogurt and fruit, there is a hot bar of eggs/bacon/homefries that looks somewhat tempting). There is free Wifi and plenty of TV channels. Housekeeping does a pretty good job and is friendly. Like others have said, there is a pool and small fitness room (with 3 decent pieces of cardio--very small but not terrible). The hotel is close to the 95, but far enough where you don't really hear the noise or smell the fumes. If you can stay on the back end of the hotel, there is a nice forest to wake up to.
The rooms in the hotel are outdated and desperately need to be renovated. In particular, I wish they would update the beds/bedding. The pillows tend to smell not-so-fresh (to be polite) and the bedding has been (overly) washed and is very rough. The mattresses are okay but rather bouncy (I have a feeling they're not very new). Everytime I stay here my body ends up breaking out with pimples (and I'm far from my teenage years), so I'm allergic to something--dust mites maybe? The rooms are very early-to-mid 1990's and the TVs match that era.
Not a bad hotel by any means. The staff makes up for a lot of the insufficiencies. I really wish there were a Starwood hotel nearby as the quality is typically superior. I'm finding that the Hilton brand is far from what it used to be, and this particular Hampton needs some serious renovation/updating.
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- Groton Hampton Inn