By Summer Brons
Hartford
Connecticut
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Although nicknamed the "Insurance Capital of the World", Hartford offers far more than just coverage of your valuables. The city is among the oldest in the United States and effectively blends its historic charm with today's big city life, making Connecticut's capital city an excellent travel destination. EscapeWizard.com is here to help you plan your next Hartford vacation!    

With a major airport just 20 minutes north of downtown, flying into Hartford is easily done. Bradley International Airport (BDL) serves the city with nine airlines and more than 100 departures each day, and EscapeWizard.com can secure a nice low fare for your own flight. Vacationers can click on this link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) to book through Escapewizard.com. Also, with hotel accommodations, vacationers can look below to see our top hotel selections, then follow this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to book today.
   
What to do once you've arrived in Hartford? The choice is yours. As with most historical cities, Hartford is bursting with cultural experience. Take in some of the history at the Old State House, which offers tours and unique exhibits; visit the Mark Twain House; or stroll through the Museum of Connecticut History, which offers free admission and makes for a great way to spend the afternoon. Art is also aplenty in Hartford, and visitors can get their fill at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Real Art Ways gallery, and the Amistad Center for Art and Culture.    

Hartford also offers plenty of conventional traveling indulgences. Shopping, dining, and nightlife can be some of the most enjoyable ways to experience the city and try some new things. From major retailers to unique, privately-owned boutiques, Hartford has generous shopping opportunities all over the city. The same applies to restaurant choices, and nearly any style of cuisine can be found thanks to a diverse community. Whether you're craving American favorites or hoping to taste international flavors, EscapeWizard.com is certain you'll find cuisine to please all palettes in Hartford.    

If you're looking to get outdoors for some fresh New England air, take advantage of one of Hartford's many scenic parks. Bushnell Park, Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Elizabeth Park, and Riverside Park are just to name a few. Or, visit Charter Oak Landing and enjoy a brunch, dinner, or moonlight cruise aboard Lady Katharine Cruises. If you're more of a sporting mind, Hartford has golf courses, tennis courts, and plenty of places to run or cycle while you're in town.    

Thanks to Hartford's central location within the state, exploring other areas of Connecticut can be easily incorporated into your visit to the capital city. New Haven is just 45 minutes south, Waterbury is 30 minutes to the southwest, and Bridgeport is only an hour away and rests right on Long Island Sound. Even New York City and Boston are each only about two hours from Hartford, making this city nearly ideal for travelers wishing to fully experience this region of the United States.    

With a wealth of culture and all the charm of historic Connecticut, Hartford is a sought-after travel destination and EscapeWizard.com would love to help you plan your trip to this exciting city. Book your vacation today and experience authentic New England!
Hotels in Hartford
By Brett Lammers
Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport
1 Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks, CT
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If convenience is a priority, the Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut has you in mind.   The hotel is ideal for those flying in or out of the Greater Hartford –Springfield Region, located between the A and B terminals of the Bradley International Airport (BDL).  

The hotel is walking distance away from the airport and also offers a complimentary shuttle.  The 237 rooms have features such as 32 inch flat screen televisions, wireless high speed internet access, dual line speaker telephones, coffee makers, hairdryers, radio/alarm clock, iron and ironing boards.  Also included are preferred floors with Sheraton Club guest rooms with additional features and access to the Club Lounge.

When business brings you to one of the nearby corporate offices, the location and amenities of the Sheraton Hartford provides you with the tools for a successful and productive trip.  The hotel contains 15 meeting spaces to accommodate conferences large or small.  The staff will help plan any meeting and offer the latest audio visual equipment. High speed wireless internet access is available in all public areas so guests can stay connected.  Centrally located between the historic cities of Hartford and Springfield it also allows quality time for a family getaway.  Attractions such as Six Flags New England and the Basketball Hall of Fame are just minutes away and taxi service as well as many rental options will help you get around.

To make your stay complete the Sheraton Hartford provides a workout center with sauna.  There is also an indoor pool for fun and relaxation.  Other services include on site laundry service, safe deposit boxes and luggage storage.  The 24 hour front desk and concierge service will make certain your needs are met around the clock.  You will find dining options met without leaving the hotel featuring the Concorde Restaurant which offers a complete American menu. If you are looking for a casual place to relax the Cloud Nine Bar has a fun atmosphere with extensive wine list.  Dining service is available to be delivered to your room if you choose to stay in. 

Let the Sheraton Hartford Hotel help alleviate your travel concerns so you can enjoy a fun and relaxing trip to New England.   Start your planning here at EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Hartford
By Summer Brons
Radisson Hotel Hartford
50 Morgan Street, Hartford, CT
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Ideally located in the heart of downtown Hartford Connecticut, Radisson Hotel Hartford (formally the Crowne Plaza) blends luxury and convenience. Whether in town for an important business function or an exciting getaway, this hotel offers everything travelers need during their stay in central Connecticut.

Thanks to the downtown location, Radisson Hotel Hartford offers easy access to all of Hartford's important business venues and historical attractions. The hotel has plenty to offer on-site too. 24-hour business and fitness centers are provided, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access is included, and over 8,500 square feet of function space is available for use. Radisson Hotel Hartford is also pet-friendly, offers an outdoor pool, and runs a complimentary downtown hotel shuttle.

This upscale Hartford hotel even has its own world-class restaurant, Bistro Z. Featuring a unique menu with a fusion of Continental and Asian cuisine, Bistro Z is sure to please even the most selective of foodies. Z Bar offers the perfect spot to meet friends or colleagues for a cocktail, or just wind down after a long day out and about in the city. Room service is also available at the Radisson Hotel Hartford from 6:30am until 11:00pm.

Each guestroom at the hotel is just as well-equipped as the rest of the facility, promising plenty of overnight relaxation after a busy day in Hartford. Rooms include premium cable television, CD player, work desk, coffee maker, iron and board, bath amenities, and a free morning paper. Priority Club Rewards members will earn points for their stay too.

With an unbeatable location and luxurious conveniences at refreshingly affordable rates, the Radisson Hotel Hartford is the perfect choice for Hartford visitors. Whether it's business or pleasure calling the shots, Radisson Hotel Hartford is ready to accommodate.
Hotels in Hartford
By Summer Brons
Red Roof PLUS+
440 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
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With an unbeatable location just 14 miles from Hartford’s Bradley International Airport, Bushnell Park across the street, and Union Station just steps away, Red Roof PLUS+ (formally the Holiday Inn Express) downtown location is the perfect place to stay during any visit to Hartford. Here at EscapeWizard.com, we highly recommend Red Roof PLUS+ . Guests of the hotel can check in at 3 p.m. on the day of arrival and check-out at 11 a.m. on the day of their departure.

Since all of the city's historical attractions and important business hubs are conveniently nearby, it's nice to know the Red Roof PLUS+ also has plenty of on-site accommodations. A complimentary breakfast buffet gets the stay started with a hot meal, 24-hour business and fitness centers ensure productivity and stress relief, and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access keeps everyone connected.

Guestrooms at the Red Roof PLUS+ are as well-appointed as the rest of the facility. Cozy beds, premium cable television, work desk, voicemail, coffee maker, hairdryer, and bath amenities are all standard. Rooms even have a microwave and mini refrigerator, so no need to toss those leftovers after dining at one of Hartford's many excellent restaurants.

A fantastic location and generous amenities ensure that this hotel provides the perfect place to stay during any trip to Hartford. Both business visitors and vacationers will enjoy the proximity to the city's offerings at reasonable rates, making Red Roof PLUS+ the hotel of choice for central Connecticut travelers. Click here to book today with EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Hartford
By Bianca Anjuli
Hilton Hartford
315 Trumbull Street, Hartford, CT
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Whether you are in Hartford for business or pleasure, the Hilton Hartford will have you where you need to be. With a multi-lingual staff and a luggage hold provided, Hilton Hartford facilitates with ease your arrival and departure needs (Check-in: 3 p.m./Check-out: 12 p.m.). With its centralized location, and a mere 15 minutes drive from Bradley Airport, visitors can easily access more than 30 restaurants and bars all a short walk away. Another option to get around town, is the city’s free Star Shuttle that runs throughout Hartford.

As a place to get your work done or to just relax, accommodations were designed for the comfort of the varying clientele; from business to special needs. Guest rooms feature an MP3 clock radio, television, On-Demand movies and high-speed internet access. Want more on your holiday? Stay in a more spacious suite with a BOSE wave sound system, wet bar area and other upgraded amenities. For visitors seeking rooms with special accessibility, options vary depending on the needs of the guest. Business guests have the availability of the special executive block, including three designated floors of rooms for living and an exclusive executive lounge. Service animals and pets are also welcomed.

Visitors can quench their thirst and curb their appetite with a drink and small bite at Element 315 cocktail lounge or grab a meal at the American bistro-style restaurant, M&M. The hotel features an indoor pool, and a strength and cardiovascular fitness gym. It boasts a 15,000 square foot interchangeable event space, breakout rooms, and a ballroom, one of the city’s largest. There is a complete business center with a Notary Public, video conferencing capabilities and other basic business needs. Wi-Fi is accessible in all public areas throughout the property. Also conveniently on site is an ATM (automated teller machine), gift shop, news stand, coin laundry and valet parking.

With so much to do nearby, staying at the Hilton Hartford will help ensure you visit the Mark Twain House, the XL Center for sports and major events across the skywalk and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, one of the country’s oldest. EscapeWizard.com can help you plan your next trip to Hartford or at any of our featured cities and hotels. Click this link to get started (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) with EscapeWizard.com. Book your next stay in Hartford, at the Hilton!
Hotels in Hartford
By Katelyn Mohney
Homewood Suites by Hilton Hartford Downtown
338 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
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Hartford Hotels by Hilton Hartford Downtown Hotel is located less than 10 minutes from the Hartford-Brainard Airport and only 15 minutes from the Bradley International Airport. Check-in ends at 3 p.m. and check-out ends at 12 p.m. Because it is situated in downtown Hartford, the hotel is located only blocks away from the Union Station and within walking distance of several venues of entertaining, including shopping and dining areas. The hotel features a beautiful view because it overlooks Bushnell Park and is located in the district of entertainment and insurance in Hartford, Connecticut.

Guests are invited to choose from one-bedroom or two-bedroom suites with a variety of combinations of king-sized or queen-sized mattresses. Every suite features a kitchen with all the necessities: a full-sized refrigerator, a stove with duel-burners, a microwave, a coffee and tea maker, and even a dishwasher. Televisions featuring standard channels, premium channels and HBO channels are located both in the living area and in the bedroom. Movies are available for rental directly from every suite. Wake up to the music of your choosing, with the alarm clock system that features mp3 player hook-up, or request a personalized wake-up call to be sure you are on time in the morning. High speed internet access is available in-room.

Guests can stay in shape at the hotel’s fitness center. In the morning, enjoy the complimentary breakfast every day of the week while you catch up with the latest news featured with the complimentary newspaper offered by the hotel each morning. In the evenings, take advantage of the complimentary beverages and light meal offered by the hotel every Monday through Thursday. Medium-sized pets are welcome guests for a flat fee upon each stay.

Hartford Hotels by Hilton Hartford Downtown invites you to be their guest. EscapeWizard.com can assist you in reserving a room. Simply follow this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).