Connecticut is a study in attraction and contrast. In one small state, you’ll find miles of sandy oceanfront shoreline, acres of forested hiking trails, and world-class museums, art and theater. Here family-friendly adventure parks and aquariums are just minutes from dynamic casino resorts and quaint, historic small towns — offering experiences that range from culinary to cultural, luxurious to laid-back. It’s the perfect place to unwind and recharge, all at the same time.
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4 based on 830 reviews
Welcome to THE STAMFORD, a wellness-oriented independent hotel in the heart of Stamford, Connecticut. Embracing a spirit of wellbeing, THE STAMFORD fosters relaxation and comfort for all travelers, at all times. We are the first hotel in Stamford enrolled to pursue the WELL Health-Safety Rating through the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). The third-party verified rating empowers businesses to take the necessary steps to prioritize the health and safety of staff and visitors in a post-COVID-19 environment. For an elevated wellness experience, we invite you to our Wellbeing Floors, where rooms will feature Be Well amenity kits, as well as the MIRROR® and a yoga mat, for private, in-room workouts. Wellbeing rooms also include state-of-the-art Delos® air filtrations systems, which remove 99.99% of airborne particles. We look forward to becoming your Stamford destination, whether for business travel or a New England getaway. Close to the train and highway, our prime location offers direct access to New York City, as well as nearby restaurants and attractions.
The restaurant was awful originally he told me 15 mins turned into 45+ mins & still no food so he had to get me a refund. I only ordered a small pizza and a calzone and it wasn’t busy at all. Screaming kids all in the main areas like an amusement park. Suites where nice and clean and beds where comfortable. The manager did make it right though about the restaurant experience at lease.
4.5 based on 3649 reviews
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 75 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country.
I’d like to preface by saying I love Mohegan Sun and it’s one of our favorite places! We normally stay in the Sky Tower, which is beautiful. As usual, I booked three Sky Tower rooms for this Memorial Day weekend. I asked the front desk for rooms close by and if two of them could connect. She was so helpful and really went out of her way. After some searching she offered a 2 bedroom suite and the other room down the hall - I was ecstatic! She never mentioned it was in the Earth Tower, but since I have never stayed there, I figured we’d give it a try. What a mistake! The lobby of the Earth Tower was filled with people (mostly rowdy teenagers), the elevators were filthy and the room looks like a dormitory. A room like this does not warrant the prices they charge. I cannot believe Mohegan Sun would make a tower that felt so much like what I imagine a budget hotel to be like. And it’s not in a convenient location, but that I do not fault them for. I will never stay in the Earth Tower again. After taking a very big hit in the casino, I would’ve appreciated coming back to a nice room.
4 based on 1499 reviews
Situated in downtown Stamford, directly across the street from the Stamford Town Center Mall with over 120 stores and restaurants. We feature 500 newly renovated guestrooms, the award winning Agora Spa on the second floor, and a brand new lobby restaurant--Sam's American Bistro. Northern Lights lounge is our fun and hip bar serving your favorite drinks from noon to the wee hours. Relax in our heated indoor/outdoor pool, located next to the newly renovated health club with many new Life Fitness units. The concierge lounge is available for an upgrade fee, offering sumptuous breakfasts and tasty evening hors d'oeuvres. The Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa--Downtown Starts Here.
As a Platinum Elite Marriott member, I stay in a lot of Marriott hotels. This has hands down been one of my very best experiences. The nice lady who checked me in on the afternoon of 6/9 was extremely kind, welcoming, and informative about the lounge access. Shantel who works the night shift is an absolute gem. She let me know late at night that I could grab a complimentary water because the lounge was closed at that time. Later, I had really bad insomnia and she was helpful in explaining the parking situation at the hotel, and that they could accommodate me if I needed to leave my rental car there in case of an emergency. Finally, when I enquired about the laundry services, she not only helped me get quarters for the machine, she gave me some extra detergent and dryer sheets that they had behind the desk. I think that Shantel and the others at this property embody a standard of hospitality that goes above and beyond and goes the extra mile. I feel lucky to have chosen this property during my stay in Stamford and would recommend it to anyone.
4 based on 971 reviews
The Bellissimo Grande is a luxury boutique hotel offering 164 well appointed suites located just minutes from Foxwoods Resort & Casino, Mohegan Sun, Mystic Coast and Country, and the sandy shores of Rhode Island. The Bellissimo Grande also features a Roman-inspired indoor pool, The Spa at the Bellissimo Grande and a fitness room. For your convenience, the Tuscany Lounge and Bistro are also available on a predetermined schedule to make your stay most enjoyable. The hotel offers room service and a coffee bar brewing Starbucks Coffee daily. All suites include access to in-room movies, in-room safes, wireless internet access, hair dryers, iron and ironing boards, coffee makers and 32" LCD television. A choice of either a Tempurpedic mattress or a Pillowtop mattress is available upon your request base on availability. All of the Venetian and Presidential suites offer a two-person Jacuzzi spa. Some Presidential Roman suites offer in-room fireplaces. Complimentary limousine service to and from Foxwoods Resort Casino is available on a predetermined schedule. We want you to enjoy the ambiance of Italy in this luxury hotel. The hotel is perfect for romantic getaways, bus tours, golf groups, corporate retreats and wedding blocks. The Bellissimo Grande is conveniently located off I-95 exit 92.
Fantastic People, Always have a great time when i come here! Will be back again soon. Close to casino, Beaches and food! Bring your family and Friends. Only complaint I have was a tall thin man at the desk, think his name was chase I think. He was very rude to his fellow co-workers. I did not like the condescending way he was speaking! The General Manager on our last day was phenomenal. She recommended me some places to check out while in town. Will be back next Month
4.5 based on 1223 reviews
The Hilton Garden Inn Preston Casino Area is the closest hotel to Foxwoods Resort and Casino and the MGM Grand. This hotel is conveniently located on Rte 2 located ¾ of a mile west of Foxwoods Resort and Casino. The most popular airports for the hotel are Bradley International Airport (BDL) located in Hartford CT. The airport is only 1 Hour and 15 Minutes away. Another popular airport option is the TF Green Airport (PVD) located in Providence RI and located 1 hour away. The hotel is nestled between Mohegan Sun Casino (10 Miles West) and Foxwoods Resort and Casino (3/4 Mile East). The hotel is a perfect destination within 3 hours of both New York City and Boston Massachusetts.
We were in the area for a short, last minute trip to mystic. This Hilton family hotel is about 20 mins from mystic but very close to the casinos. There is not much around besides a Dunkin’ Donuts across the street but the casinos provide many food choices. Hotel is clean but it is starting to see its age. For instance the bathroom is clean but worn so not matter how clean it is, it doesn’t look it as it is old. Pool is indoors but was cold the night we used it. Hot tub is small but kids enjoyed it. I use the fitness centers on our trips and this one was small but had the multi station and dumbbells which I use the most. Staff is very friendly and helpful, from the front desk to maintenance and dining area. If we were to go the casino area again we would stay here.
4.5 based on 1591 reviews
Conveniently nestled in the heart of Mystic Country, our Hampton Inn & Suites Mystic Connecticut hotel is the perfect addition to Connecticut's number one tourist destination. With world-class gaming, rich maritime history and the vast New England shoreline, our charming coastal community can offer something for everyone-whether business or pleasure. We welcome our guest to the Hampton Inn & Suites Mystic Connecticut hotel where the captivating marine life of Mystic Aquarium and the intriguing nautical history of Mystic Seaport are located only moments away. For discovering the ideal souvenir or simply yearning for home-made fudge, the charming shops of Olde Mistick Village will satisfy all of your guilty pleasures.
Quick summary: Clean. Pretty good location. Great for traveling with dogs. Breakfast was as expected. Hotel itself is a little dated. Staff was helpful. Overall, would stay again. More detail: Although the hotel is a bit dated, the outside, lobby, and rooms are clean which is what really matters. Rooms don’t have digital key yet so you’ll have to stop by the front desk and use a key card to access your room and the building from any entrance but the front; I like the convenience of Hilton’s digital key but I honestly did not find the lack of it to be a big deal on this stay. There’s a pet area outside for dogs and I saw at least two others during our overnight stay. Breakfast is the standard Hampton Inn fare and there’s coffee available in the lobby all day but, if that’s not your thing, there’s a Dunkin Donuts right next door. You’ll have to drive to any of the touristy things like Olde Mystic Village, the Museum, the Aquarium, or downtown Mystic but the drive is quite short no matter where you’re headed. There’s a large parking lot by the museum (about 10 minutes by car from the hotel) where you can park for $10 a day and walk or take a shuttle into downtown. The one negative I have is that the pillows really lacked any support at all. I slept on two stacked on top of each other and felt like I had one kind of flat one under me. They probably need to be replaced at this point. That being said, by the time we came back into the room and were ready for bed, I was so tired that I passed right out but I figured this was worth noting for you sensitive sleepers out there. Neutral: the first floor rooms look right out into the parking lot so I would get a second or third floor room if I return.
4 based on 2011 reviews
Welcome home to the Hyatt Place Mohegan Sun! Whether you're staying with us for work or play, you'll find yourself at a different kind of place with all the modern conveniences to keep your routines rolling. Get comfortable in one of our residential-style rooms, workout in the 24-hour StayFit™ Gym, and stay refreshed in the indoor pool. When you’re ready to explore the area around our hotel near Mohegan Sun, our Gallery Host is available 24/7 to help with tips, reservations, and transportation arrangements.
We visited for my birthday weekend and a trip to the casino/Kane Brown Concert. Room was clean. Only problem was fridge did not work. Told front desk but was not replaced. Bed was comfortable. Good nights sleep.
4.5 based on 1200 reviews
Directly off I-84, our La Quinta is ideally located. We are just minutes from Candlewood Lake, Western Connecticut State University and The Ridgefield Playhouse. The hotel is a great resting stop for those travelers continuing to northern destinations such as Boston, Cape Cod, Maine and Canada as well as those heading for the southern Atlantic states. A day trip to NYC is always fun! Located nearby are local vineyards on the Connecticut Wine Trail, antique shops on the famous Route 6 corridor, ski resorts and amusement parks such as Lake Compounce. Many corporations such as Linde, Emerson, Entegris, Sealed Air and Duracell are home to the Danbury/Bethel area. The La Quinta Inn & Suites Danbury features 133 guest rooms. Travelers enjoy high-speed wi-fi, a compact fridge and a microwave. Pets are always welcome for a fee. Energize in our complimentary fitness room and in the summer, relax and refresh in or outdoor salt water pool. These thoughtful amenities also make the La Quinta Inn & Suites Danbury the perfect spot to accommodate family and friends as a group or individually for weddings, reunions, sporting and theater events. We look forward to having you stay with us!
Check inn was easy, although the room key didn’t work, the check in person was able to come to the room on the 2nd floor and get the key and lock working. The room was clean and comfortable. The hallways were very dated and dark decor. Only staying for one night, so it was fine. Value paid for a weekend night was good
4.5 based on 321 reviews
The Goodwin story began in 1881, when two brothers, James J. Goodwin and Rev. Francis Goodwin, developed this classic structure as a landmark apartment building. Originally developed as an upscale apartment building and later converted to a hotel, The Goodwin was a classic and prestigious address from the start. With a star-studded history, characters like J.P. Morgan resided there during visits to his hometown, and it has retained its sophistication and appeal ever since. The hotel was converted in the late 1980s in conjunction with the Goodwin Square project, its façade was preserved from the apartment building, and has become an iconic Hartford landmark. For its 2017 rebirth, The Goodwin will exude a vibrant City style, while retaining elements of its history, heritage and tradition to demonstrate the authentic character that makes it so special. Guest rooms have been re-imagined. Interior spaces have been thoughtfully designed as welcoming gathering areas. Original fireplaces remain, built-in wood closets restored. The entire staff has been classically trained in the lost art of service and hospitality. And a world-class brasserie adds to the unmistakable Goodwin experience. Cosmopolitan and urban-chic…yet grounded in a timeless and rich history. Welcome to the only boutique hotel in Hartford.
Unfortunately it seems that the Goodwin was a much nicer place to stay pre-Covid! I was really excited to stay in a historic hotel, but it did not deliver. There were several disappointments. 1. No parking lot, parking garage, or valet service. We had to find street parking. 2. No breakfast. A coffee bar was available and it was good tasting coffee! But nothing to eat. 3. Our room felt like a dark dungeon. There was no outside window. The window it had overlooked the hotel lounge. The walls and ceiling were dark tones and the lamps were not bright, so being in the room in the daytime just felt sad and dungeon-like. There was no carpet anywhere in the room either, adding to the basement-like feel. The bathroom was very nice! 4. The beautiful hotel lounge seating area was closed off. Since there was so little to do and enjoy, we were eager to leave. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. I hope that the hotel gets back to it’s old self soon so future guests can enjoy their stay more!
4 based on 1519 reviews
The Hilton Hartford hotel is ideally located in the business and dining district of the historic city of Hartford, Connecticut. Conveniently located at the intersections of I-91 and I-84, our hotel is within easy walking distance of over 30 fine restaurants, bars, nightclubs, venues, and performing arts leaders. Our hotel is accessed from Trumbull Street and the Hartford XL Center can be quickly reached via skywalk providing convenient access to outstanding Connecticut area sports. Enjoy UCONN basketball and New York Rangers affiliate Hartford Wolfpack hockey, as well as cultural and consumer show events and numerous concerts. This connection also allows the hotel to accommodate large conventions and utilize the XL Center for exhibits and large banquet events. Accommodations include 393 guest rooms with seven beautifully decorated suites, many of which overlook the renowned Connecticut State Capitol and Historic Bushnell Park.
Like many buildings in Hartford, this Hilton was probably nice decades ago, but it has not been well-maintained. Paint is faded and even cracked in places. The elevators are rickety. There have been cosmetic improvements in places, like new sink surfaces, but the wood drawers below the sink are chipped and dented. There is new equipment in the fitness room, but the room itself is tiny. The property is well-located in the heart of Hartford, but it was fairly pricey for such an outdated hotel.
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