I'm finally getting around to reviewing a stay from around a month ago. This hotel is what I consider to be a "nouveau New England" inn -- recent construction somewhat in the style of a classic New England inn, but almost too nice to be quite real -- even a little sterile. Still, it's attractive, the room pleasant and the dining room especially inviting for a Sunday brunch.
However, the stay was really quite miserable overall. The problem? A very loud wedding party that prevented us from sleeping until well beyond 1AM. The experience included what sounded like drunks singing in the parking lot, slamming doors and loud voices in the hallway far too late at night.
Repeated calls to the front desk did not affect the noise level, so I have no idea if they attempted to intervene or not. To give credit where credit is due, they offered to move us to a different room, but well after midnight, it felt like too little, too late. I wonder why we were placed near the center of the facility in the first place since they knew they had a large wedding party on premises.
I realize this is a difficult problem for a hotel to address, and it is not the first time that we've had a stay ruined by partygoers who forgot they hadn't rented the whole place. However, we're paying guests, too, and I believe that confers some responsibility on management. It does not seem to me that management rose to this occasion, and we accordingly got very poor value for our money.
Net effect: An extremely disappointing experience except for the brunch. We are not in a hurry to stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Avon Old Farms Hotel - a luxury hotel in the suburbs of Greater Hartford, CT in the picturesque Farmington River Valley. In fact, Yankee Magazine has rated us a "Best of the Best" lodging property. The Avon Old Farms Hotel has also received a Mobil Three-Star Award and AAA Three Diamond Award.Our hotel began as a 24-unit motel in 1955 and through two expansions has grown into a 160-room luxury hotel in Avon, Connecticut resting on 20 acres of manicured landscape with all of the services and amenities desired by the modern corporate and leisure guest. As a guest of the Avon Old Farms Hotel, you can expect a distinctive ambiance representing luxury and charm including fine furnishings, down featherbeds, four-poster beds, antiques, and original watercolor paintings of the historic area in which we reside. Our classic approach to service means that guests will be pampered and appreciate our innovative attention to detail and willingness to accommodate. Additionally, our unique facilities - including the handsome, state-of-the-art conference facilities, stunning banquet space, and lush outdoor garden areas - make us a leading choice for meetings, corporate events, weddings, and social affairs in the Greater Hartford area.Guests of the Avon Old Farms Hotel enjoy the award-winning and stunning Seasons Restaurant and Tap Room serving inspired innovative American cuisine.We look forward to welcoming you to our luxurious country hotel in Avon, Connecticut just 10 minutes from downtown Hartford! ... more less
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