While the hotel definitely has a full complement of on-site amenities (e.g. pool, restaurant), despite outward appearances in the lobby (e.g. bubbling fountain and large atrium), the rest of the hotel (including the rooms) feels dated, though still adequate.
Many of the rooms face inward on an enclosed courtyard; the back half of it actually contains the indoor pool, and the inward-facing rooms actually have patios that face this pool. While, for families, this is actually a pleasant thing (you can go directly from the pool to your ground-floor room via your room's sliding door), for business travelers, it's far from ideal (e.g. listening to noise from the pool area into the night). Also a plus for families, kids eat free. Again, doesn't make a huge difference for business travelers. Then again, I didn't stay in the rumored Executive/Club Floor.
The rooms themselves appear to be serviceable; the one I stayed in had a reasonably comfortable bed with standard-issue linens, and a small sofa, a coffee table, and a desk (and of course TV, ironing board/iron, coffee maker, etc). Food prices, including room service, are priced reasonably, compared with prices at other hotels.
If you're willing to look elsewhere in the area, the Marriott Courtyard Foxboro or the Four Points Sheraton Norwood (both undergoing renovation right now) may offer higher-quality accomodations after their revovations are finished. That said, if you're on business and travelling to companies in the area, this hotel is probably the most convenient; in some cases, within walking distance. (As their web site notes, they're near Tyco Kendall, Invensys, Bearing Point and Texas Instruments. Close to General Dynamics and EMC.)
All-in-all, the Holiday Inn Mansfield is acceptable. It may compare favorably with other Holiday Inns. Maybe the place is more interesting if you're travelling with a family or into access to a central indoor pool from your room, and maybe less so if you're travelling on business.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Voted "Business of the Year" by the Tri-Town Chamber. Holiday Inn Mansfield-Foxboro is a newly decorated hotel with guest experience a top priority. Centrally located between Providence and Boston, we are the ideal hotel for business and leisure travelers. Whether visiting nearby destinations such as Boston, Cape Cod or Plymouth, visiting Wrentham Village Premium Outlets or taking in a concert at the Comcast Center, the Holiday Inn Mansfield-Foxboro hotel is sure to exceed your expectations. We are the closest full service Holiday Inn hotel to Patriot Place at Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots and the NE Revolution. Our extended stay Foxboro area hotel features 202 newly renovated rooms and suites, 19 rooms of meeting space, a grand ballroom, a beautiful atrium courtyard, 2 restaurants, Wi-Fi, Jacuzzi, sauna, indoor pool, and complimentary shuttle service within a 2 mile radius as well as an 8,000 sq. ft. fitness center with aerobics classes. Central to Boston's Logan Airport and TF Green Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Mansfield Foxboro Hotel Mansfield
- Mansfield Holiday Inn