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“No Pool!”
Review of The Iron Horse Inn

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The Iron Horse Inn
Ranked #3 of 3 Simsbury B&B and Inns
phreynoldo
1 review
“No Pool!”
Reviewed 29 June 2009

I think it is very important for families who select this place to know, the pool is not open and there are no plans to open the pool anytime soon ( the owner told me this himself). The service is fine but there was no information provided that the pool is out of commission until we arrived. I think they should have provided a discount.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
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MDean3, Manager at The Iron Horse Inn, responded to this review, 24 February 2010
The pool was closed at that time because of a tornado which brought with it winds that ranged from 80 to 90 mph.
We had to keep the pool closed for the weekend due to the to the amount of debris which was left in the pool.
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Cranbury, NJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 December 2008

The Iron Horse Inn is a beautiful place to stay with great accomodations and helpful/friendly staff. I visited for only 1 night for a family gathering but will definately go back when I am in the area again. I found the rooms to be spotless, comfortable, and a great size for large families. The town is also beautiful with many restaurants in the area. There is a great outdoor pool that I will check out in the summer and some good places to ski near by. Can't wait to stay there again- recommended for a quiet weekend away or a place to unite with friends or family.

  • Liked — Friendly Staff, Clean rooms
  • Disliked — NA
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled with family
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1 Thank Rinz414
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Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2008

Visited Simsbury for family gathering. Found the room to need MANY updates. Mattresses were dirty (though the linens were clean), wall was scorched beside stove in unit (right beside the bed), plumbing fixtures are badly in need of update, and we were given only one wash cloth (not one each, mind you--just ONE wash cloth) each day we stayed there, and cannot call front desk from the room for any type of service. Not a pleasant stay. Won't return.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — cleanliness
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled with family
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2 Thank theblueangel
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Plainsboro
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2007

Great Hotel for the price...
This is my 3rd time to this place and I really enjoyed staying here. Rooms are very clean, swimming pool was great and price is one of the lowest in this town. Will stay again...
Great for families. Good swimming pool and not too much smoke.
Service is AAA rated.

  • Stayed July 2007, travelled with family
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4 Thank peter111
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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2007

I must say, I have heard a few negative remarks about the Iron Horse Inn, however, since the new management took over in Feb of 2007, my stay has been quite comfortable and relaxing...I travel to Simsbury often this hotel is convient and fairly priced. The mangament has really turned the place around and they are professional and extremely considerate and kind, they want imput and welcome any suggestions to make your stay even more comfortable then it already is, I recommend the Iron Horse Inn.

  • Stayed April 2007, travelled on business
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3 Thank ksksNewYork
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pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2006

The hotel had only a twin bed and a double bed even though two queen beds were requested. The shower had only cold water. one faucet on the bathroom sink did not work. the balcony was roped off, but it overlooked a covered pool that looked like a swamp so no one would ever want to sit out there. Money had to be paid up front when checking in with no breakdown as to room costs and taxes. No checkout documentation was given. A terrible experience entirely.

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — No hot water for shower
  • Tips/Secrets — Do not stay at this hotel
  • Stayed July 2006, travelled with family
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4 Thank patriciae3
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Maine
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2006

We stayed at the Iron Horse for two nights July 31 & Aug 1. The clerk charged us up front for both nights. The room was not very clean. The air conditioner barely worked as the grill and filter were covered with a thick layer of dust. Ours was a non-smoking room but the the odor in the halls made you try to hold your breath. Not only the smell of cigarette smoke but something else one would not want to imagine. There was a small refrigerator but the door would not close due to the ice build up in the freezer. There was an inground pool but it had not been opened. This would have been a great asset, especially in the summer heat. We checked the beds carefully for critters but found only stains on the mattress.

One good point was that there was plenty of parking. There obviously were not many guests except for those in the room above us who let their kids run and jump until after 11PM.

  • Liked — nothing
  • Disliked — noise in the room above us, dirty, air comditioning didn't work well, uncomfortable beds, dirty mattresses, ...
  • Tips/Secrets — Stay somewhere else
  • Stayed July 2006, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank apb
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Additional Information about The Iron Horse Inn

Property: The Iron Horse Inn
Address: 969 Hopmeadow St, Rt. 10, Simsbury, CT 06070-1824
Region: United States > Connecticut > Simsbury
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Simsbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — The Iron Horse Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
27 units, with outdoor pool free wireless internet available in all rooms, 2 bedroom apartment available for weekly rent, special rates for long term stay, pet friendly. ... more   less 
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