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Americas Best Value Inn - Niantic / East Lyme
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Americas Best Value Inn - Niantic / East Lyme
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Niantic
Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not very good at all!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2006

Stayed here 1 night with my family (wife, 4 yr. old, 1 yr. old) before an early morning outing near Niantic.

They did not have any crib even though it was requested before hand and my daughter ended spending the night on a sleeping bag we had to put on the floor.

The room was old and in poor/fair shape. The sheets were clean but had holes from cigarettes burns in them. The bathroom was fair, but the showerhead was very rusted over and only a trickle of water came through.

There was an unsavory element in the parking lot and it looks like several rooms are rented as "bad" apartments on a semi permanent basis.

Would never stay at this place again and recommend others to be warned.

  • Stayed June 2006
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alpineinn-vt, Webmaster at Americas Best Value Inn - Niantic / East Lyme, responded to this review, 14 December 2010
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Americas Best Value Inn-Niantic/East Lyme during your recent visit to our area.

I am sorry that there was not a crib made available for your daughter. That matter is being looked into, since you did request it ahead of time. I want to do my best to see to it that that doesn’t happen to anyone else.

Upon receipt of your review, the following steps were taken:

1) The registration staff received extra training in seeing to it that any requests made ahead of time and agreed upon are filled.

2) The security staff received extra training in making sure that the property is properly watched over to protect our valued guests.

3) The maintenance staff was instructed to inspect the shower in the room which was assigned to you and make sure that it is working properly.

I hope that the next time you visit in our area, you will once again choose to stay at Americas Best Value Inn-Niantic/East Lyme. I think you will be greatly pleased.

Sincerely,
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2005

My BF and I stood here because of an EXTREME last minute decision to go to Mohegan Sun. (talking 9pm!!) Everywhere in the area was booked, or so they were telling me on the phone, and since basically we needed just a place to crash, we wound up here. I'm undecided on whether we'll stay here again.

Pros:
Microwave and fridge in the room with a small freezer.
Close to the highway.
Management was friendly enough and allowed us a late checkout.
The room was a good temperature and was adjustable.
There was a bathtub.
The room was adequate size with enough cable channels to please.
There was no funny smells in the room.
Very close to the casinos (about 10 min from Mohegan Sun, 20 from Foxwoods)

Cons:
The bed did not have a fitted sheet on it, just a sheet thrown on the bed.
There were mysterious brown stains on the walls in the bathroom. Looked more like something spilled or burned, than something nasty.
Only amenity provided was shampoo and soap, but then again for $59 I wasn't expecting much.
Only one hanger in the room and it was a wire hanger.
Room was of the drive up to your door type. (Could be a pro depending on your view)

Basically, I'm unsure if I would stay here again. Next time we may try a different budget hotel since we're not picky, our only requirements are cleanliness and a comfortable bed!!

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alpineinn-vt, Webmaster at Americas Best Value Inn - Niantic / East Lyme, responded to this review, 14 December 2010
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Americas Best Value Inn-Niantic/East Lyme during your recent visit in our area. I hope that you and your BF had a wonderful and hopefully productive time at the local casinos.

I’m glad that you found our management to be friendly. It is our intention that our valued guests always be treated in a friendly manor, but it is always nice to have that behavior confirmed by our guests themselves.

It is also nice to know that for the most part you liked your room.

Upon receipt of your review, the following steps were taken:

1) Both house keeping and maintenance were notified about the brown stains on the bathroom walls of the room which you occupied and asked to see to see to their removal.

2) Housekeeping also received extra training concerning using a fitted sheet in making the bed.

I hope that the next time you visit in our area you will once again choose to stay at Americas Best Value Inn-Niantic/East Lyme. I think you will be very pleased.

Sincerely,
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Property: Americas Best Value Inn - Niantic / East Lyme
Address: 256 Flanders Rd, Niantic, CT 06357-1204
Region: United States > Connecticut > Mystic Country > Niantic
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Niantic
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn - Niantic / East Lyme 2*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Americas Best Value Inn of Niantic and East Lyme is located in Eastern Connecticut's New London County, on the Long Island Sound. We are conveniently located next to shopping centers, within walking distance to restaurants, and have easy access to nearby attractions. This is a beautifully remodeled single and double story property with exterior corridors, both buildings have drive up to your room convenience. Our rooms are furnished with hi-speed internet access, microwave, mini-fridge, and cable TV with HBO. Hairdryer, iron, ironing board, smoking and non-smoking rooms are available upon request. We also offer complimentary local calls. Come stay to play, work, or just sleep in. Our courteous and experienced staff will make you feel right at home.Niantic and East Lyme are in New London County, in the Norwich-New London metro area. Niantic is a village in the Town of East Lyme, Connecticut. Located on Long Island Sound, Niantic Bay is popular for swimming, fishing and boating. Rocky Neck State Park, offers great views of Long Island Sound, including several offshore islands such as Gardiners Island, Plum Island, and the distant tip of Long Island, Orient Point. The Rocky Neck beach is known for its sandbar, one of the few places along the Connecticut shoreline free of rocks and stones. At low tide the sandbar lies exposed and bathers may walk out into the water for quite some distance before reaching waist deep water. Some must see area attractions: Waterford Speedbowl, Niantic and East Lyme Beaches, the Crystal Mall, Rocky Neck State Park, Long Island Sound Ferry Rides, New London and Waterford, Nature's Art and Dinosaur Crossing, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the Groton Submarine Naval Base, the Mystic Seaport Village, the Mystic Aquarium, Gillette Castle State Park, the Mohegan Sun Casino, Essex Steamboat and Train rides, and the Foxwoods Resorts and Casinos. ... more   less 
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