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TRAVEL GUIDE - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
AND SURROUNDING AREAS, CONNECTICUT - FEATURED HOTELS
hotels in Hartford CT
|Hartford is the capital
city of the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is located in Hartford County
on the Connecticut River, north of the center of the state, 24 miles (39
km) south of Springfield, Massachusetts. Hartford ranks as the state's
third-largest city, after Bridgeport and New Haven, 40 miles (64 km) to
the south. Greater Hartford is also the largest metro area in Connecticut,
the sixth largest city in New England, and 45th largest in the country
(2006 census estimate) with a metropolitan population of 1,188,841.
Nicknamed the "Insurance
Capital of the World", Hartford houses many of the world's insurance company
headquarters, and insurance remains the region's major industry. Almost
400 years old, Hartford is among the oldest cities in the United States,
and following the American Civil War, Hartford took the mantle of the country's
wealthiest city from New Orleans.
Reflection in the Connecticut River, Hartford, Connecticut
In 1868, Mark Twain exclaimed:
"Of all the beautiful towns it has been my fortune to see, Hartford is
Hartford has begun to attract
new development, especially downtown, after years of relative stagnation.
The Connecticut Convention Center was opened in 2005, and the Connecticut
Science Center followed in 2009. In the 1960s, the construction of Interstate
91 effectively separated the city from the Connecticut River; ambitious
landscaping projects are attempting to rejoin the riverfront to downtown.
Bridge over the Connecticut River, Hartford
|Hartford is home to the
nation's oldest public art museum (Wadsworth Atheneum), the oldest public
park (Bushnell Park), the oldest continuously published newspaper (The
Hartford Courant), the second-oldest secondary school (Hartford Public),
and until its closure in 2009, the sixth-oldest opera company in the nation
In 2004, the Hartford metropolitan
area ranked second per capita for economic activity, behind San Francisco,
Hartford is ranked 32nd of
318 metropolitan areas in total economic production and generates more
economic activity than sixteen U.S. states.
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The Hilton Hartford is conveniently
located in downtown Hartford, Conn., and is easily accessed from Interstates
91 and 84. The Hilton Hartford is connected via skywalk to the Hartford
Civic Center, which hosts many sporting events, trade shows, concerts and
conventions. The hotel is located minutes from the State Capitol, Civic
Center, Wadsworth Atheneum, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Dillon Stadium,
Old State House, Mark Twain House, Connecticut History Museum, Menczer
Museum of Medicine, Museum of American Political Life, and Keney Park.
Trinity College, University of Hartford and University of Connecticut at
Hartford are also nearby.
Inn By Marriott Hartford Downtown
The Residence Inn Hartford/Downtown
is the only hotel of it's kind in downtown Hartford. The hotel is one component
of the rehabilitation project at the historic Richardson Building. This
exceptional location puts you close to all there is to see and do in Hartford,
including shopping, entertainment and fine dining. Residence Inn® by
Marriott® suites have 50% more space than most hotel rooms. It's like
having a home on the road wherever you go. A place where the atmosphere,
the services and the amenities are so perfect they're downright neighborly.
The morning starts with a free hot breakfast and the USA Today.
Goodwin Hotel Hartford
Located in downtown Hartford,
this landmark hotel is located on Goodwin Square, across from the XL Center
and 2 blocks from the Old State House; the New England Dodge Music Center
is 1 mile away. The hotel hosts a weekday (M-Th) evening social with champagne
and live piano. A fitness center and 2 restaurants are on site. Valet parking,
room service, and concierge services are available. Guestrooms are individually
decorated, with many offering sleigh beds and marble bathrooms. Rooms feature
pillowtop mattresses, cable TV with pay movies, and complimentary wireless
BERLIN, CONNECTICUT FEATURED HOTELS
hotels in Berlin CT
|Berlin is a town in Hartford
County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 18,215 at the 2000
census. It was incorporated in 1785. The geographic center of Connecticut
is located in the town. Berlin is residential and industrial, and served
by the Amtrak station of the same name. Berlin includes the hamlets of
Kensington, South Kensington, Worthington,and East Berlin. There are 3
elementary schools, Mary E. Griswold School, Emma Hart Willard School,
and Richard D. Hubbard School, as well as Catherine M. McGee Middle School,
and Berlin High School.
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Inn Berlin Ct
Located just off Route 15,
the Days Inn Berlin offers access to Silver Lake, Dinosaur State Park,
various golf courses, Westfield Shoppingtown Meriden, museums and various
restaurants. The Connecticut Convention Center and downtown Hartford are
16 miles away. The two-story Days Inn offers complimentary breakfasts each
morning, and complimentary newspapers are provided in the lobby. Wireless
Internet access is complimentary; conference rooms and business services
are available. Dry cleaning services and laundry facilities are also offered.
The hotel pool is open seasonally, and fitness equipment is available.
BRISTOL, CONNECTICUT - FEATURED HOTELS
hotels in Bristol CT
|Bristol is a city located
in Hartford County, Connecticut, 20 miles (32 km) southwest of Hartford.
According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is
61,353. Bristol is primarily known as the home of ESPN, whose central
studios are in the city. Bristol was also known as a clock-making city
in the 1800s, and is home to the American Clock and Watch Museum. Bristol's
nicknames include the Bell City, because of a history manufacturing innovative
spring-driven doorbells, and the Mum City because it was once a leader
in chrysanthemum production and still holds an annual "Mum Festival".
The Clarion Hotel is located
in Bristol, Conn., within two miles of Lake Compounce amusement park and
Mt. Southington Ski, 3 miles from The New England Carousel. The Clarion
Hotel features an indoor pool and a sauna and a fitness center. Jillian's,
the on-site restaurant, serves American and Italian cuisine. The Lounge
serves cocktails. The hotel offers complimentary drinks and snacks Tuesday
evenings. The seasonal amusement park, Lake Compounce, features rides including
Boulder Dash, Clipper Cove and Mammoth Falls. The park offers shows including
Rockin' Radio Replay with hits from the 1940s through the 21st century.
Cirque En Vol, an outdoor performance, features acrobats performing to
CROMWELL, CONNECTICUT - HOTELS
hotels in Cromwell CT
|Cromwell is a town in Middlesex
County, Connecticut, United States located in the middle of the state.
The population was 12,871 at the 2000 census.
By Marriott Hartford Cromwell
The Courtyard Hartford Cromwell,
like other Courtyards, was designed by business travelers, and surrounds
you with all the conveniences that make business and pleasure travel easy.
Relax and get ready for the day ahead in one of our well-appointed guestrooms
featuring complimentary high-speed Internet access, in-room coffee service,
large well-lit work desk with ergonomic chair, two dataport telephones
and a complimentary weekday newspaper. Rely on the well-trained staff to
assist with all your needs. Start your morning with a reasonably priced
healthy breakfast buffet. When you need to unwind at the end of the day,
take advantage of our exercise room, indoor swimming pool and sauna.
8 Motel - Cromwell/Middletown
The Super 8 Motel Cromwell/Middletown
(Conn.) offers affordable accommodations just 11 miles from Markham Municipal
Airport. Visitors are three miles from downtown Cromwell and within 15
miles of downtown Hartford, the Mark Twain House and the Trash Museum.
Property amenities include 24-hour front desk service, business services
and complimentary parking. Guests can also enjoy complimentary continental
breakfasts each morning. Guestrooms feature cable television, coffeemakers
and complimentary local phone calls. Offering affordable lodging, the Super
8 Motel Cromwell/Middletown provides satisfying amenities and comfortable
EAST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT - FEATURED HOTELS
hotels in East Hartford CT
|East Hartford is a town
in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 49,575
at the 2000 census.
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Inn & Suites East Hartford
The Comfort Inn & Suites
East Hartford is 16 miles from the Bradley International Airport and two
miles from the downtown business district in East Hartford, Conn. The hotel
is within three miles of the Hartford Civic Center, Meadows Music Theater
and the Connecticut River. The Connecticut State Capitol Building, Bushnell
Center for the Performing Arts and the Mark Twain House and Museum are
within five miles. Comfort Inn & Suites East Hartford's lobby offers
a computer with high-speed Internet access.
Hartford Hotel East Hartford
The Sheraton Hartford Hotel
is located in Hartford, Conn., one-half mile from the Hartford Civic Center
and the Wadsworth Atheneum. The gold-domed State Capitol, the Mark Twain
House and the Vintage Radio and Communications Museum are one mile from
the hotel. The Meadows Music Theater, the Harriet Beecher Stowe House and
the Bushnell Memorial Hall and Park are two miles away. Hartford is in
the central part of the state, on the Connecticut River which is 405 miles
long. Hotel Features. The Sheraton Hartford Hotel includes Armstrongs Restaurant
and the Jazz Lounge.
FARMINGTON, CONNECTICUT - FEATURED HOTELS
hotels in Farmington CT
|Farmington is a town located
in Hartford County in the Farmington Valley area of central Connecticut
in the United States. It is home to the world headquarters of several large
corporations including Carrier Corporation, Otis Elevator Company, and
Carvel. As an affluent suburb of Hartford, Farmington is often regarded
as one of the most posh and desirable communities in the area. The town
was listed among the "preppiest" suburbs in the United States in the tongue-in-cheek
1980s best-seller The Official Preppy Handbook.
hotels in Farmington CT
The Hartford Marriott Farmington
is located ten minutes southwest of downtown Hartford and 25 minutes from
Bradley International Airport, just off Interstate 84 at Exit 37. Enjoy
the luxury services at this comtemporary suburban hotel offering guests
a relaxing stay in a beautiful wooded setting. Guests can take advantage
of the hotel's indoor/outdoor pool, health club, whirlpool, tennis courts
and jogging trail - the recreational facilities here are substantial. The
guest rooms are equipped with the comforts and amenities for the business
or leisure traveler, including Marriott's "Room that Works", specifically
designed for the business guest.
Farmington Inn & Suites
The Farmington Inn &
Suites, nestled in the heart of one of Connecticut's oldest towns, is 23
miles from the Bradley Airport and just the right spot to spend a country
getaway. The Farmington Inn & Suites is the only hotel located
in the center of historic Farmington, within walking distance of numerous
restaurants and shops, Miss Porter’s School, and historic homes and museums.
Furnished with American antiques, historic Farmington memorabilia and paintings
by area artists, The Farmington Inn & Suites’ 72 guestrooms and suites
feature goose-down feather bedding, cotton sheets and marble baths. A complimentary
Continental breakfast is served in Victoria’s Café with room service
available from Piccolo Arancio.
NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT - FEATURED HOTELS
hotels in New Britain CT
|New Britain is a city in
Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. It is located approximately
9 miles (14 km) southwest of Hartford. According to 2006 Census Bureau
estimates, the population of the city is 71,254. The city's official nickname
is the "Hardware City" because of its history as a manufacturing center
and as the headquarters of Stanley Works. Because of its large Polish population,
the city is playfully referred to as "New Britski".
Quinta Inn & Suites New Britain/Hartford South
The La Quinta Inn and Suites
New Britan/Hartford is centrally located in New Britan, Conn. New Britain
Youth Museum and the New Britan Museum of Modern Art are within one mile.
The Mark Twain House, State Capitol and Bushnell park are all within 12
miles. The La Quinta Inn and Suites serves complimentary breakfasts each
morning. Complimentary newspapers are available in the lobby. The hotel
provides fitness equipment. There is no onsite restaurant, but there are
restaurants near the hotel. Conference rooms are available.
PLAINVILLE, CONNECTICUT - FEATURED HOTELS
hotels in Plainville CT
|Plainville is a town in
Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 17,328
at the 2000 census. The town name can be confused with Plainfield, Connecticut.
Plainville holds an annual
Hot Air Balloon Festival at the end of August at Norton Park, gathering
many of the townspeople together for fun-filled nights of games, music,
and fireworks. The event is sponsored by Plainville Fire Company. However,
wanting to improve the soccer fields with an irrigation system at Norton
Park, the Plainville Town Council was planning to discontinue the Balloon
Festival due to the fire trucks usually parking on the soccer fields. However
it did not pass, and the festival went on without a hitch.
Plainville has also been
something of a minor transportation hub. In the nineteenth century, Plainville
was served by the Farmington Canal. It also sits on the intersection of
two rail lines, one running north from New Haven and the other running
east-west between Waterbury and Berlin. Finally, Plainville is the home
of Robertson Airport, the oldest private airport in Connecticut.
Inn & Suites By Marriott Plainville
Conveniently and centrally
located, the NEW Plainville Hotel is easily accessible to and from the
surrounding cities of Hartford, New Britain, Farmington, Southington, Bristol,
and Waterbury. The hotel is just minutes away from the UConn Health Center,
Lake Compounce Amusement Park, General Electric and ESPN Corporate Offices
and Central Connecticut State University. This is possibly the only moderate-priced
full-service hotel in all of central Connecticut, offering value and a
host of amenities.
ROCKY HILL, CONNECTICUT - FEATURED HOTELS
hotels in Rocky Hill CT
|Rocky Hill is a town in
Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. Rocky Hill was part
of Wethersfield, the neighboring town to the north, until it was independently
incorporated in 1849.
Hill is a typical bedroom community as many residents commute to work in
the larger urban centers of Hartford to the north and New Haven to the
In 2003, Rocky Hill was voted
the #1 Sportstown in Connecticut by Sports Illustrated for demonstrating
high quality involvement in facilitating and enhancing community sports.
In 2007, Rocky Hill was named #35 in Money Magazine's 'Best Places to Live
Top 100', citing easy commuting to Hartford, local job availability, strong
schools, and a central location between New York City and Boston.
Rocky Hill is the home of
is one of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America, Dinosaur State
Park. Rocky Hill also was once the former headquarters of Ames Department
Stores, which ceased business operations in 2002.
WFSB-TV, Channel 3, is currently
stationed in Rocky Hill. The Hartford broadcast station takes up residence
in a $23 million, 65,000-square-foot (6,000 m2) broadcasting facility in
the Corporate Ridge office park.
Inn Rocky Hill
The Hampton Inn is strategically
located 8 miles south of Hartford. Dinosaur State Park is 3 miles away,
and the Mark Twain House is within 8 miles. The lobby is open and airy
with with an adjacent breakfast room featuring an upgraded continental
breakfast, served daily. Recreational facilites include a fitness center
and seasonal pool. Each of the 99 spacious and comfortably appointed guest
rooms are elegantly decorated and furnished with many upgrades including
a pillow top mattress and hair dryers. Other standard amenities include
complimentary wireless Internet access and cable television.
Marriott Rocky Hill
Whether you're traveling
for business, pleasure, or planning a meeting, Marriott focuses on what
it takes to make your trip successful. Enjoy the comfort of one of our
251 guest rooms, each equipped with remote-control TV, phones with voice
mail and data port. We are Wired for Business, which provides unlimited
local and long distance calls (within the 50 states) and unlimited high
speed internet access for a small fee. Start your day off with a complimentary
newspaper and morning coffee from your in-room coffee maker. Or, sample
the many tasteful options we offer in Allie's American Grille Restaurant
and Lounge. Experience a refreshing change of pace in our indoor pool,
jacuzzi and exercise room.
Johnson Express Rocky Hill
Leisure and business travelers
to this part of New England are just 10 minutes from downtown Hartford,
Conn., and close several family-friendly attractions. At this Howard Johnson
Express Inn in Rocky Hill, Conn., parents, kids and amateur paleontologists
will discover just five minutes down the road Dinosaur State Park, one
of North America's largest dinosaur track sites that include displays of
early Jurassic fossil tracks from more than 200 million years ago. Corporate
travelers are only three miles from major industries. Academic types are
30 miles from Yale University and other colleges. About 50 miles away,
guests can find casinos and a Six Flags amusement park.
SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT - FEATURED HOTELS
hotels in Southington CT
|Southington is a town in
Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. It is part of Connecticut's
1st congressional district. It is situated about 20 miles southwest of
Hartford, about 80 miles northeast of New York City, 105 miles southwest
of Boston and 77 miles west of Providence. Southington includes the areas
of Plantsville, Marion and Milldale, each of which has its own post office
and distinct architecture. The town rests in a valley of two mountains
on its east and west sides. The town is located along exits 28 through
32 of Interstate 84, exit 4 of Interstate 691, and bisected by Route 10.
Southington has the nick name of The Apple Valley, due to the many orchards
that still dot its landscape. The Quinnipiac River flows through the town.
It is home to Mount Southington Ski Area and ESPN, which straddles the
Bristol/Southington town lines. Southington was named for best quality
of life for a town its size in Hartford County.
Knights Inn Southington
is located three miles from Lake Compounce and 10 miles from Six Flags
Theme Park. The Inn provides complimentary continental breakfasts and a
seasonal outdoor pool. The more than 100 guestrooms are equipped with cable
televisions with premium channels. Wireless internet access is complimentary.
Carpet Inn & Suites Southington
Fans of will exclaim "Yeah,
Baby." while staying so close to the ESPN network's headquarters at Travelodge,
just in Interstate 84, Southington, CT. Aside from touring the studios
three miles away where "Dickie V" and Chris Berman play their trade, guests
can visit Southington Ski Mountain, five miles; Lake Compond Park, three
miles; and Hartford, 15 miles. This 72-room motel has cable TV, limited
room service and in-room coffee makers.
WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT - FEATURED HOTELS
hotels in Wallingford CT
|Wallingford is a town in
New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. The town of Wallingford sits
astride the Quinnipiac River in northern New Haven County. It is five miles
(8 km) south of Meriden and about thirteen miles (19 km) north of New Haven.
Situated in the Hartford-New Haven-Springfield corridor, Wallingford is
traversed by U.S. Route 5, Interstate 91, State Highways Route 15 (Wilbur
Cross Parkway), Route 68, Route 71 and Route 150.
hotels in Wallingford CT
Wallingford By Marriott
Welcome to the Courtyard
Wallingford. The hotel is ideally located mid-point between Hartford and
New Haven off of I-91, exit 15. They are also nearby many major corporations.
The Wallingford Courtyard is designed by the business traveler and value-priced
below full- service hotels. Courtyard by Marriott provides guests with
a combination of casual comfort and an array of the most valued guest services.
Featuring functionally superior guest rooms, many overlooking a landscaped
central courtyard, with an indoor pool, whirlpool, mini gym, business services,
and complete breakfast buffet with hot and cold selections.
Inn By Marriott Wallingford
The Fairfield Inn Wallingford
is minutes from Hartford and New Haven, Conn. This hotel is located 28
miles from the Hartfort International Airport. Just a few minutes drive
from popular Lyman Orchards and Oakdale Music Theatre, you will be in a
central location for tourists. Other major attractions located nearby include
Castle Craig - Meriden's Hubbard Park and skiing in Powder Ridge. To start
your day off, you can begin each morning with a complimentary breakfast
featuring hot, freshly brewed coffee. For your leisure, an outdoor pool
Suites By Hilton® Wallingford
The Homewood Suites by Hilton
Wallingford is located in Wallingford, Conn., 18 miles from Yale University.
The Solomon Goffe House features a traditional herb garden and is less
than seven miles from the hotel. Dudley Farm is a living museum and is
less than 15 miles away. The Homewood Suites by Hilton Wallingford, CT
serves complimentary breakfasts. The hotel offers complimentary receptions
Monday through Thursday on the patio. The hotel's lounge area features
a flat-screen television above a fireplace. This Wallingford hotel includes
an on site convenience center. Meeting space and a business center are
available. The business center is open 24 hours a day.
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