I am very surprised by the reviews I have read on this website, having stayed here for 4 nights while I am in town for business. My room (one queen bed) is clean, fresh smelling, with crisp bleachy sheets and a nice carpet. The air conditioner works well (so often the units are loud, don't work well, or smell weird). The shower takes a minute to heat up, but has good pressure and temperature once it does. I also really like the bath goods they have here, you get shampoo, conditioner (always a plus!), lotion, soaps, cap, shoe rag, and a little 'tool kit' with q-tips, cotton ball, and a tiny nail file. I found the front desk staff to be VERY friendly upon check-in, taking the time to enroll me in the rewards program while they were pretty busy. Cookies and lemonade tend to be out in the lobby in the afternoon, but a couple of evenings there were just cookies. I also had to interact with the front desk to extend my stay an extra night, which the staff did instantly. The restaurant, Silver City, is pretty average, with a couple of pleasant surprises. It gets pretty busy in the evening, and while the bar staff are iffy (a couple great bartenders, a couple space-cases) the atmosphere is pleasant and the food is pretty good! The wings, I have to say, are awesome, and I like wings. I also got a good burger, actually cooked the way I ordered (not overcooked), and the fries are also really tasty and lightly seasoned. I also had a cobb salad (big portion, lots of bacon) which was good apart from some past-prime avocado hunks. The breakfast buffet, if not included with your stay, is 11 bucks, and not really worth it. Very pleasant, with rotating choices (pancakes, french toast, or crepes; scrambled eggs, quiche, or country scramble) as well as staples like hash browns, bacon, sausage, cereal, toast/bagels, fresh fruit salad, and oatmeal. The coffee is decent too. Service can be a little slow if you come late to breakfast and downright non-existent if you come to lunch, but the staff are friendly.
What didn't I like? Well, I always leave the 'Do Not Disturb' sign on my door, since I've know folks who've had things stolen and I'm not messy enough to need maid service each day anyway. On the fourth day of my stay, housekeeping came into my room anyway, made the bed and took the trash (but did not replace the bags in the bins) this annoyed me somewhat. Also, one evening in the bar, the bird-brained blonde bartender (good unintentional alliteration?) kept serving a clearly drunk man who made the other 7 bar patrons uncomfortable with his rantings. It ruined my evening, and I hurried off to my room early.
I am truly shocked by the experiences others have had, some of them are really awful. I feel lucky I've had a good stay, and the only thing I can think of is that the Four Points seems to have A LOT of events, meetings, etc. and maybe they aren't as organized as they should be. That said, maybe avoid this place for big deal stays, but come stay a night or two if you are in town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Four Points by Sheraton Meriden is centrally located at the crossroads of Connecticut; we're in the middle of one of the fastest growing industrial parks in the state. Quinnipiac University, Yale University, Wesleyan University, Gouveia Vineyards, and the Chevrolet (Oakdale) Theater are all a short drive away. Meriden Connecticut is a great place to visit in the summer with Historic Hubbard Park and Mirror Lake close by. Lake Compounce Theme Park is a short drive away offering plenty of family friendly activities including the Anchor Bay Water Park. In the mood for some golf? Check out the nearby TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. Talk about cozy. Come and relax in our comfortable guest rooms featuring the Four Points by Sheraton Four Comfort Beds, 27" televisions featuring cable, free wireless internet, individual climate control, radio/alarm clock, coffee maker and room service! In addition all guests can enjoy, our Business Center, Free parking, our luxurious, heated indoor pool, exercise room/facilities and our 100% smoke-free environment. Planning a meeting or event? We offer 18 different meeting space venues as well as audio/visual equipment and Technicians! Hang out in our newly-opened Silver City Sports Bar and Grille. Catch the game on one of 14 large or plasma screen TVs. Personal table speakers will make sure you don't miss a minute of the action. Gather your friends and family and join in the fun while enjoying a tasty treat from the family-friendly menu. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Four Points Meriden Hotel Meriden
- 4 Points Meriden
- Meriden Four Points