We stayed at this hotel because it was convenient to festivities for a recent family wedding. Given a choice, I would not stay here again.
We were greeted with signs about the hotel's renovation, but had no idea we would be staying in a room that WAS in the throes of being renovated. Baseboards were non-existent, the rug was coming up, a towel rack was literally falling out of the wall, the air-conditioning system did not work except on 'high' and then not for very long (this would prove to be very bad), and the fan/overhead light system in the bathroom did not work at all. The blankets had holes in them.
The hotel was difficult to find, as the sign is small and nearly obscured by other business signs and entered via a tiny driveway. Furthermore, the exercise room is not locked and no towels are available to wipe down equipment. Rooms were very slow to be cleaned, so that ours didn't get cleaned at all, by the time we returned mid-afternoon.
All of that might have been overlooked except for the proximity of this hotel to the Shish Club. Not only did we have to walk through clouds of smoke from smokers outside the club in order to reach the door but we were awakened both nights of our stay by partiers exiting the club at 2 AM. These people were not just talking, they were yelling, fighting, and screaming and such noise went on for at least an hour. Forewarned after the first night, we tried to damp the noise the second night via the air-conditioning system but it turned itself off, even on the 'high' setting before 2:00 AM. Unfortunately there were no other rooms on the other side of the hotel.
We mentioned all this to the clerk who did not bother to discount anything but did mention that they never put people in a particular room (202 - not ours) due to the bass music club noise that penetrates through the walls. Why would they even ever USE that room is beyond me!
The only good thing about this hotel were the comfortable beds, the proximity to Town and Blueback Squares, and the free wireless.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Comfort and Convenience. West Hartford Inn now offers newly upgraded rooms. You can start off your morning with free wi-fi, take a jog on the treadmill or have a quick weight-lifting session. Then enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast. Whether you are staying with us for business or social travel, much of what CT offers is nearby. In fact, we are located within walking distance of Blue Back Square and West Hartford Center, which are both filled with bars, restaurants, and shops. Also, we are just a short drive away from the following Universities: Saint Joseph, Hartford (including The Hartt School), UConn School of Law, and Trinity. Don't forget to visit well-known tourist attractions, such as the Mark Twain House, the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, The New Children's Museum, the CT Science Center, Wadsworth Atheneum and many other exciting locations! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- West Hartford Hotel West Hartford