We chose this hotel because of its location for a family function and a good location right off I-84 in Manchester Ct. The front desk staff were very helpful and checked us in quickly. A thing to note about rates though, with Extended Stay, the number of people in the room matters for the rate you will be charged. For example I was able to see on my smartphone I could get a room for 89.99 but when I asked the rate to be changed to the lower rate they told me it was because of the number of people in the room (3) not 1. Though the room had 2 beds?? Not all hotels work this way.
The room was clean and recently refurbished, as was the entire hotel. They offer FREE basic WiFi and offer a faster WiFi for a fee. I used the basic WiFi and had no problems doing web surfing email things. Not sure if this would be good for streaming though. Although most people stay here for extended stays we only stayed one night. The room had a microwave, fridge, 2 burner stove and sink. Some basic items like forks and knives were provided. An iron and ironing board were also in the room. Missing though is a hair dryer of any kind. They tout a huge workspace area. This was a small table and two desk chairs. I would not call this huge and have seen larger in other places. There were ample outlets for charging electronics around the night stand and on the island in the kitchen area.
The windows open and close for fresh air and the AC worked well. We were there during a hot spell and used the AC. It was loud and cycled on and off all night. Our room also had a very strong smell of curry in the kitchen.
The hotel has no outdoor sitting area whatsoever. No chairs, chaises - NOTHING. For an extended stay place this is VERY out of the ordinary. Also no pool or fitness area. No Wednesday night meet your fellow travelers nights with light grub that you encounter at other extended stay places.
Includes a "grab and go" breakfast. Do not expect much of this. Coffee, oatmeal (hot water), breakfast bars... stuff like that. No juice. No yogurt. This must be a new category below "continental".
There are other things in the area to find food. A large area of shops within walking distance. (a Dunkin Donut & Panera Bread for example). You would need to be extra careful up on the road because the shops are located just after the on/off ramp to I-84.
For those of you that like to travel with dogs, you can do that here.
Would I stay here again. Yes. It was a good value, they staff was nice and the place was clean. If I needed to stay for an extended stay... I'd think about it. Do you want a pool or place to keep fit while on extended travel? Do you want an outside sitting area?
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