4.0
Very Good 368 Reviews
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What We Love

  • A country-style escape just minutes from Hartford's downtown, with breakfast includedStarting the day with the Yankee magazine "Best of the Best" pick's complimentary continental breakfast
  • Dining on award-winning farmhouse fare at Seasons Restaurant
  • Spending warm days by the outdoor pool and snack bar

What To Know

  • The spread at Sunday Brunch will not disappoint
  • Interior decor is in typical, country-esque New England style
  • Mattresses could use updating
  • Free WiFi and parking

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

A Yankee magazine favorite just 10 minutes from downtown Hartford, with daily breakfast included

Location

With a stay at Avon Old Farms Hotel in Avon, you’ll be in the business district and close to Talcott Mountain Science Center and Talcott Mountain State Park. This romantic hotel is within the vicinity of Penwood State Park and Wampanoag Country Club.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 155 air-conditioned rooms featuring DVD players and LCD televisions. Your bed comes with down comforters and Frette Italian sheets. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a 24-hour fitness center. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, wedding services, and a fireplace in the lobby. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the complimentary area shuttle.

Food & Drink

Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily from 6 AM to 10 AM.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Planning an event in Avon? This hotel has 6439 square feet (598 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request), and a train station pick-up service is also provided at no charge.

How to Get There

Avon Old Farms Hotel
279 Avon Mountain Rd
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 368 Reviews
Nice room. Spacious. With a few major concerns.
Reviewed 4 days ago

The room was nice. Beds OK. Really nice bedding. Bath linens were good. Decent toiletries.

Now, the concerns. They need a grab bar in the shower. There was nothing to hold onto and getting in and out.It’s an easy fix and they should do it. The continental breakfast was OK but they need to be ready with the second pot of coffee. Nothing special here – some pastries yogurt, packaged fruit, fresh apples and a variety of juices.

Getting around the hotel was awkward. They were long walks and stairwells. Otherwise you have to drive to go upstairs or downstairs. There were a lot of things going on in the hotel. Parking was at a premium in the evening. It was also extremely noisy where we were located. We kept hearing people in the hallways including being woken at least twice between one and two in the morning. They allow dogs and there was some barking. We were also located near the staircase to the lobby. They had events in that area. They don’t close it off so the sound travels to the rooms.

All that being said, staff was gracious. Make sure you ask for a quiet room. It was extremely convenient for our visit to the area.

Smelly rooms
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first room was 435. Could not stay it smelt like kitty litter . They were kind enough to move us to the room next door. This room smells like a kitty litter box as well. But not as strong. Will never book here again.

A nice change!
Reviewed 1 month ago

After staying in so many of what seems like the same hotel room, for work, this was a nice change. The hotel takes you back in time, in a good way. Country club style classic furniture and carpet, the amenities were in pretty China boxes and the beds were 4 post, big and comfy. Nice location, close to West Hartford and the town of Avon has quaint shops and restaurants. I enjoyed my stay and would stay again. Friendly staff and clean rooms.

Warm and fuzzy but not the best
Reviewed 2 months ago

Everyone at the hot is friendly and there are certainly challenges maintaining an older building. But it is a little concerning that anyone at any time could walk into the hotel entrances, day or night.

I was a little concerned to have an open liter bottle of ginger ale and a hotel key left on the nightstand when I first entered my room. But I arrived very, very late, 11:30pm. Since the rest of the room seemed okay I let it go.

Eventually the TV remote stopped working and the chair for the table broke a leg. After three days I was so tired of walking a LONG way, including down three flights of stairs to reach the front desk, to talk to someone or get a cup of coffee, I’d had it.

Pluses: restaurant is good and it was quiet mid-week.

As an aside: I hate toiletries made in China.

Just one thing to fix
Reviewed 2 months ago

This is a very nice hotel, with large and attractive rooms, an excellent restaurant, a good 24 hr/day exercise room, and easy parking. But they won't get 5 stars from me until they replace the thin plastic drinking cups and paper coffee cups in the rooms. What an odd shortcoming for such an elegant place.