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Courtyard New Haven Wallingford
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Wallingford
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 13, 2007

This hotel is very standard. Fine, nothing special. One thing that really irked us is the fact that breakfast is NOT complimentary, but they do not tell you this until they hand you the bill. it appears to be a buffet set up, and no one seats you, asks your room number, etc. so if you proceed to the buffet, and help yourself, you'll find yourself stuck with a bill. Particularly whereas a breakfast is pretty standard these days, it's disappointing.
The pool was pretty nice, but there was a youth basketball team who crashed the pool area when we were there at about 10:30 pm, and it made it very uncomfortable and crowded, and they were loud. No security folks arrived.
Plus, the towels are just okay. Fairly flimsy. Overall, an okay experience, but I don't think worth the money.

Stayed: June 2007
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Reviewed May 10, 2007

My husband and I stayed at the Wallingford Courtyard for two nights on May 4-5 while we attended the University of Connecticut graduation. The hotel is about 50 minutes from Storrs. We are Marriott Rewards members and always try to stay at a Courtyard because there are no 'bad' surprises. That was true in this case. The room was as promised, it was clean, the bed was comfortable and the breakfast was decent. The only thing that would have made it better was a refrigerator in the room which some Courtyards are now offering. If you need a place to stay in the area, try this Courtyard - you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed: May 2007, traveled on business
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3  Thank retired605
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Reviewed July 3, 2006

We stayed at the Courtyard Wallingford for one night, as we were travelling. We chose this hotel over the sister Fairfield Inn right across the street because of the indoor pool and whirlpool. The pool was very clean, and warm.

Any problems were addressed right away by the front desk. We had a backed up toilet and the maintenance man came right away. The front desk guy, Peter, was very helpful and friendly. We had car trouble, and he directed us to the nearby repair shop, about 5 miles away. They give excellent written instructions on a map to anyone who asks.

There is a 24 hr Walmart that is 2 miles down the road. A one way taxi costs $10. This hotel has no shuttle service. It is a bit isolated from any other businesses, other than the Fairfield Inn across the street. There are many businesses/restaurants near the Walmart.

This hotel is very clean, and well maintained. The inner courtyard is very beautiful with landscaping plants and a gazebo. The hotel itself is an older concrete balcony type hotel that has had some architechtural updates. It obviously used to have drive up access to the rooms from the parking lot into the sliding glass patio doors, but this is no longer used, as the landscaping extends right up to the patio doors. The room itself has standard Fairfield/Courtyard bed spreads. The room furniture is a step up from the Fairfield. The headboard unit was very nice with built in reading lights.

We used an interstate booklet walk in coupon which made this stay very affordable, and an excellent value. The breakfast buffet is $9 adults, and $6 children. You can also order from a menu ($7-$8). If you didn't care about the indoor pool, I would suggest staying at the Fairfield across the street, as that hotel includes free breakfast.

The only negatives: This hotel still charges for local calls (50 cents). In today's market, I just feel this is unnecessary. There is no pay phone in the lobby, so you have no choice.

Also, we had to make the hide a bed, as it was not prepared. We had to call to get sheets/pillow for this bed. The front desk knew that we needed this second bed when we checked in. We declined the only available 2 bed room as it was a smoking room upon check in. Other than these very minor irritations, this is a pleasant place to stay.

  • Stayed: June 2006
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4  Thank glory4him
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Reviewed April 19, 2006

We stayed here for one night on our way home from Atlantic City. We got exactly what we expected, a nice clean room, comfortable bed for a reasonable price. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2006
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4  Thank Ms_Traveler207
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Reviewed April 18, 2006

My family and I are from NYC and we were in Connecticut to celebrate my aunt's 65th birthday bash. So we stayed at the Courtyard in Wallingford over night. This was our first time staying in a Marriot Courtyard hotel. Let me start by saying that we will return. Almost everything was perfect from check in to check out. The front desk staff was very friendly. Our room was modern and clean as well as spacious. The lobby area has computer work stations for those that needed it. The hotel as a whole was very clean and modern looking. The location was perfect, as it was right off the highway. I reserved this room with the breakfast rate. And the morning breakfast buffet was delicious and bountiful. They had "make your own" waffles that were delicious, scrambled eggs (but you could opt for made to order eggs) potatoes, cereals, fruits, juices, coffee, tea, bacon and bagels, danishes, etc. Everything was delicious with the exception of the juices. My only other complaint was that the swimming pool was closed for repairs the weekend that we stayed. My son was a bit disappointed. However, he did take solace in the video games. Besides that our stay was great. We've already made reservations to come back the weekend of my husband's birthday.

  • Stayed: March 2006
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2  Thank Michele14
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Reviewed March 28, 2006

We were visiting family in the area and chose this hotel because of the location, pool and suite layout. We were impressed by the cleanliness and the location for us was perfect -- right off 91. The pool was clean and better than expected. The breakfast buffet was very reasonably priced and quite good. For the price we paid, we don't think we could have done any better. Would recommend the suite highly for families (4 - 5 people).

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Stayed: March 2017, traveled on business
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Address: 600 Northrop Rd, Wallingford, CT 06492-1946
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Location: United States > Connecticut > Wallingford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Wallingford
Price Range: $101 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard New Haven Wallingford 3*
Number of rooms: 149
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Make room for a little fun at the Courtyard New Haven Wallingford, conveniently located near New Haven, CT and offering complimentary shuttle service to local businesses. Our Wallingford hotel offers a spacious, comfortable lobby, well-appointed business center with printing services, and free high-speed Internet access in all guest areas. Unique among Wallingford, CT hotels, our interactive GoBoard(R) enables guests to check out the latest news, weather, local entertainment and airport conditions. The Bistro - Eat. Drink. Connect(R) serves fresh meals for breakfast and dinner in a café environment and also offers evening bar service including wine, beer and cocktails. Standing out among Wallingford hotels, each of our comfortable guest rooms features luxury Marriott bedding, 42-inch TV, mini-fridge, microwave, Paul Mitchell(R) amenities, large work desks with ergonomic chairs and more. Enjoy all the comforts of home and the quality of a Marriott when staying at the Courtyard New Haven Wallingford hotel. ... more   less 
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