We stay at Two Trees if the other three Foxwoods onsite hotels aren't available.
If you want to visit the Casino, but be away from the hustle and bustle of the gaming, Two Trees, while still being on the Foxwoods grounds (but away from the 24/7 noise of the main complex), is Foxwoods' sole option to guests (unless you plan on staying offsite at a third party establishment).
The front entry porch is inviting during seasonal visits (especially fall). Soak in the scenery, or lose yourself in a good book. There are benches and a porch swing, if I'm remembering correctly. The porch is the main "inn" appeal, and what separates the aging Two Trees from comparable motels.
There is a shuttle service to the casino building, so travel to and from is convenient. We have never waited more than 10 minutes for one. The drivers do appreciate gratuity, so be prepared with a few singles each way.
If your stay included a concert the night before, there's a chance that the opening band (sometmes, the headlining band) chose to stay at Two Trees. We learned this by accident, when Duran Duran performed at MGM Grand in 2012. We assumed they would spend the night in the penthouse VIP suite at MGM. Imagine our surprise when we learned that they went under the radar and stayed a few doors down from us at Two Trees!
We took our daughter to see a band she likes last year. They also stayed at Two Trees. I met their producer at breakfast, who generously invited our family for a private meet and greet before check-out. They gave us autographed posters, took photos of our family with the band, and hugs all around. Our daughter was over the moon. We believe it was the relatively intimate setting of Two Trees that made this unexpected VIP treatment possible. Of course, we're guessing most artists opt for that penthouse at MGM.
The rooms have been updated--sort of. We noticed on our last stay that Grear Cedar's aging headboards now grace the Two Trees rooms. Hand-me-downs don't = upgrades. Our room still had the old fashioned tube television, but we noticed a shipment of unpacked flatscreens in the hallway. We hope to see one in our next stay at Two Trees.
The bathroom is no better than what you'd expect at a worn down Howard Johnson. Water pressure was very weak. Dated, dated, dated.
The air conditioner is a window unit, and LOUD.
The hotel promises free wifi on the Foxwoods website, but even Front Desk confided that most guests have trouble getting any signal at all in rooms. Her advice? Go to the pool, connect to wifi there, then return to room and hope it "sticks." Luckily, our room was down the hall from the pool, and we took her advice. Managed go connect there. Signal did get weaker back in the room, but we somehow made it work. We did have to return to the pool several times to reconnect--good grief!
Staff was courteous. Foxwoods, invest in a serious upgrade, and you'll have a gem.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For those who love the thrill and rush of the casino and also relish the quiet and relaxation of a premier hotel, we’ve created the ideal mix with Two Trees Inn. Located just moments away from all of the amazing entertainment venues, restaurants, shops and spas at Foxwoods, Two Trees Inn is the quintessential country inn complete with a restaurant, bar and heated indoor pool. You can soak in all the excitement and adrenaline of the main resort and in one short complimentary shuttle ride find yourself in an oasis of tranquility. Now, that’s the best of both worlds. Additional costs for Pet-Friendly rooms. Must be booked through the call center in advance - 1-800-369-9663. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Two Trees Hotel Mashantucket
- 2 Trees Inn