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Holiday Inn Express Branford/New Haven
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Branford
Tadley, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
216 reviews
103 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“They mean well”
Reviewed 5 June 2012

Easy to find, spotless clean, warm welcome - there are many good things to say about the Holiday Inn Express here, and it is a glossier than usual Express hotel. However, it is also a prime wedding accommodation venue, so that means a higher than normal concentration of people at a weekend, with attendant noise, chaos, small children, bling and general mayhem. Having said that, and having prepared ourselves for two nights with little sleep thanks to door banging, carousing in the corridors, etc., etc., we actually had a very good stay.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 June 2012

I travel every other week so I see my fair share of hotels, both good and bad but the young lady at the counter (Heidi) was a breath of fresh air. She was the most friendly, courteuos and professional young lady that I have encountered in a very long time and she really made our stay. Her personality and attitude were second to none so I would just like to say Thank You again!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

When we arrived we were checked in quickly by a very pleasant member of staff on reception. Quickness was important to us as we had just arrived after 12 hrs of travelling. Our room was clean and comfortable - 2 queen beds - aircon worked perfectly - plenty of hot water for showers & baths. Room was also very quiet and we did not hear other guests. Breakfast was of a high standard - eggs cooked differently each day along with grits bacon sausage - cold boiled eggs, mini muffins, english muffins, bagels, brown & white bread for toast, pancakes & syrup, yogurts, juice, tea & coffee. Plus apples & bananas. All staff at all times were polite and friendly. I used the exercise room which has treadmill, bikes & weights - pool and spa pool were all of a high standard - clean and fresh with plenty of towels and a shower in the ladies for afterwards. Hotel has a cinema a block away - walking distance really - restaurants across the road and to the sides - supermarket a 5 min drive. 5 min drive takes you to centre of the pretty little town and beach. For seafood try Lennys restaurant - ask at front desk for directions. We also enjoyed the 45min boat trip around the Thimble Islands - again ask at front desk for directions. To sum up - great hotel in a great area - would def stay again.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Mystic, Connecticut
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Reviewed 17 May 2012

Husband and I stayed here in March 2012 for a friend's wedding, and paid about a $99 group rate for the night. The hotel had a few minor renovations going on, but nothing that disrupted our stay. The man at the front desk was polite and and got us checked in quickly.

Everything was great for the price. Our room was spacious and the bed was very comfortable. Internet access is free. The pool and the hot tub were clean and enjoyable. There's a decent fitness center and the next morning, Holiday Inn Express had a complimentary breakfast spread.

Overall, very impressed.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 May 2012

Our visit was for a family wedding. Check-in was easy, bed comfortable, room clean. Only two complaints. Air conditioner would not go below a certain temperature so couldn't cool room down enough. Also walls paper thin. Could hear person in room next door snoring. Otherwise enjoyable.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Branford/New Haven

Property: Holiday Inn Express Branford/New Haven
Address: 309 E Main St, Branford, CT 06405-3134
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Region: United States > Connecticut > Branford
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Branford
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,827 - ₹ 15,978
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Branford/New Haven 2.5*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Branford-New Haven, CT. This beautiful, newly built hotel is conveniently located off I-95 at Exit 55, just 1 mile from Downtown Branford. Situated 10 miles from downtown New Haven, 35 miles from the Hartford Convention Center & 45 minutes from Bradley International Airport, this property features 96 beautifully appointed oversized guest rooms. The hotel features a Complimentary Express Start Breakfast along with the most up to date amenities and facilities including an Indoor Pool, Whirlpool, On-site Laundry Facility, Fitness Center, Business Center and Free High Speed Internet Access. Ideal for business or leisure, the Holiday Inn Express Branford-New Haven, CT hotel is only minutes from local businesses and attractions. Free WiFi & Ethernet High Speed Internet throughout the hotel!Visiting on Business:The Holiday Inn Express makes doing business easy, located just minutes from: Harley Davidson, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Lowe's, HondaVisiting Area Attractions:Be close to all that this area has to offer, including the Branford Festival, Branford Town Center, Thimble Islands, Yale University, Lighthouse Point, Ocean Beach State Park, Trolley/Peabody Museums.'STAY SMART' at the Holiday Inn Express Branford-New Haven, CT and Experience this new hotel with outstanding services and amenities. ... more   less 
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