We spent 3 nights in this hotel over the Labor Day weekeend. We picked it because we wanted to spend some time at the local casinos, and rooms at both Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun were very expensive. The room rates here were much more reasonable. Hotel is located a short distance from Mohegan Sun and hotel has a free shuttle that will take you back and forth to Mohegan Sun. Ride was about 10 minutes, shuttle runs every 30 minutes on Friday/Saturday, every hour on other weeknights. Shuttle drivers were very friendly and courteous.
As for the hotel itself, check in was quick and pleasant. Our check in was handled by Ewa, she was very nice and professional. Our room was very spacious, had 2 Queen size beds that were comfortable, microwave, fridge, 32 inch flat screen tv with 40 channels. Bathroom was small, but that was ok since overall room was large. Although we enjoyed our room, the room carpet and wallpaper both had stains on them. New carpeting and fresh wallpaper would definitely make room look better and newer. Hotel has a decent size indoor pool, but pool area is very worn and in need of a makeover. The pool water was also ice cold while the area itself was very warm and humid. Hotel does not have much of a gym, just a few treadmills/ellipticals, no weights. Hotel has an onsite restaurant/sports bar named Scorz, it seemed like it would be a good place to watch a game, but i would not recommend eating there. We had dinner there one night, food is typical bar food (wings, burgers, sandwiches, etc) and quality is mediocre. Server in restaurant also wasn't very friendly. There are definitely better dining options within driving distance, and of course Mohegan Sun has a number of dining options.
Overall, if you are looking for 5 star luxury and amenities, you will probablly be disappointed here. But if you're looking for a decent, affordable hotel with easy access to Mohegan Sun, you should be ok here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whether you are here for work or play, the newly renovated Holiday Inn Norwich is the perfect destination conveniently located off 1-395, exit 80 with spacious rooms and 8,000 sq.ft. of meeting space. Newly renovated guest rooms offer comfortable pillow top beds, HDTVs, microwave, refrigerators & free WiFi. Enjoy a swim in our indoor pool or re-energize in our fitness center. Dine in for lunch, dinner or to grab a drink in Scorzz Sports Bar & Grill. Scorzz also offers 13 HDTVs, pool tables, dart, shuffle board and other electronic games. With daily shuttle service to Mohegan Sun Casino only 3 miles away and close proximity to Foxwoods and Mystic plus several beaches, you will find that there’s plenty to do from playing by the seashore to testing your luck! *Daily complimentary shuttle service to Mohegan Sun Casino is available on a first come, first serve basis and must sign-up with the Front Desk at check-in. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Norwich Hotel Norwich
- Norwich Holiday Inn