There's a small hamlet in Connecticut called Huntington (part of the larger town of Shelton) where we visited friends and family over Christmas. We average three or four trips a year to Huntington and usually spend four days to a week, so we know there are 5 or 6 major hotel within a one mile stretch of Bridgeport Road and we usually stay at a Marriott all-suites place. But this time when we looked online, we found the Hilton was $90 and the Marriott was $150 a night ! I've noticed AT&T trucks filling the parking spaces at the Marriott over the past twelve months so I suspect that Marriott have a bulk deal with the utilities company and they're renting out any vacant rooms at top rates. Anyhow, we booked the Hilton and were somewhat surprised by how good it was. The room was not as big as the Marriott suite, but it was more comfortable and the bed linens were much better quality. The staff were really great, friendly without being intrusive, helpful and made our Christmas visit even better. The foyer had a roaring fireplace, there's a small bar if you want a drink, there's breakfast if you want, and there's free coffee and cookies ! Now I don't know if this was a Christmas special or if it's like this all the time, but next visit we'll book the Hilton first up. One tip - the forecourt seems like the obvious parking area in front of the hotel, but during a CT winter you don't want to be sweeping snow off your car and chipping ice off the windshield. So ask the staff or find out the way for yourself to the covered parking - it's actually beneath the forecourt and to get to it you go round the back of the hotel. Can't say enough good things about this hotel, the staff and room were worth more than five stars.
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