I must begin by saying that my family and a friend that I traveled with were very pleasantly surprised by this hotel. I was looking for a reasonable room in order to take a last minute trip to Mystic and North Stonington is a couple exits away from the Seaport. After narrowing down hotels, I decided on the Hilltop Inn despite the mixed reviews. I just took a chance and booked a room at around 1:00 am in the morning before we were to travel.
I called and made my reservation via a voice response system. I attempted to call the hotel at around 2:00 and 10:00 am to confirm the reservation but was unable to do so. I was told that online and telephone reservations arrive at the hotel by 11:00. I arrived in Mystic and took in the sights later that day and again called the hotel at 3:00 pm and was told everything was fine. Hearing the news, I was releaved so we went to the hotel.
We arrived and as I mentioned, we were pleasantly surprised. The hotel was well maintained on the outside, the check in process was very smooth and progressed quickly. We had a room on the second floor close to the main lobby, which we found quite convenient because during check in we noticed the breakfast area had coffee, milk, juices, fresh cookies and fruit for the taking so we dropped off our bags and returned for snacks and beverages.
Parking is average, during the day we parked right near our room but after midnight when we arrived back from Foxwoods, the more convenient spaces were filled so we had to walk about a couple hundred feet. The hotel parking lot goes completely around the building but we ended up on the far end from our room, definitely not a big deal. Just as I could expect anywhere else.
The room appeared clean. Of course, we all hear the stories of what hotels are really like but again, the room looked and smelled clean. There were no spots, stains, etc anywhere and that definitely includes the bathroom area. My friend noticed that even the grout was clean.
The cooling system kept us quite comfortable but was a bit on the noisy side. Despite the air conditioners hum, we slept well.
We did not utilize the shuttle because for our short time in CT, we wanted to come and go as we chose and drove our own car to be free to leave when we wished. At check in, we were told that the limo only ran until 10:45 so that made our choice to drive even easier.
The next morning, an ample breakfast of waffles, cereal, yogurt, bagels, donuts, danishes and beverages was served. The hostess had her hands full but stayed on top of supplies from waffle batter to napkins. My hats off to her 100 pairs of hands and eyes. The breakfast area was crowded but quite expected. Everyone is up and ready to start their day and that includes breakfast. We waited a few minutes for a table but people ate and moved on so it wasn't too bad. We could have taken our breakfast up to our rooms and ate on the table provided but we waited the extra minutes.
Let me conclude by saying if you need a hotel, this was a great hotel for even twice the price. Everyone who worked at the hotel was very pleasant and eager to please, which they did. We would definitely stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hilltop Inn and Suites North Stonington, CT is conveniently located just four miles from Foxwoods Resort and Casino, the world's largest casino and just a short drive to Mohegan Sun. We offer comfortable rooms as well as King Jacuzzi Suites which include 32" flat screen TV's with DIRECTV and free expanded HBO and sports channels. In-room safe is offered at a moderate fee and Wi-Fi is free. Deluxe continental breakfast and scheduled shuttle to Grand Pequot Tower at Foxwoods is included at no additional charge for registered guests. We are also within minutes of Mystic Seaport and Aquarium, the beautiful beaches of Rhode Island, several vineyards and many other attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilltop Inn And Suites
- Hilltop Hotel North Stonington