Make yourself comfortable at our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Hartford, Connecticut. Settle into a downtown bistro to enjoy a bowl of New England clam chowder and absorb the history of one of America's oldest cities.
Stay in our Hartford hotels and admire the decorative golden dome of the Connecticut State Capitol, which towers over the city center. Visit the colonnaded 1796 Old State House, the state's first capitol building. Stop in at the Old State House Gift Store to buy Hartford souvenirs: photographs, toys, table linens and specialty candles, most of them made by Connecticut artisans. Connecticut's capital has long been a haven for art lovers. Founded in 1842, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is the oldest public art museum in the nation. The Wadsworth Atheneum houses iconic Norman Rockwell works, hand-crafted Frank Lloyd Wright furniture and African-American story quilts.
A stay at our hotels in Hartford puts you near Hartford’s largest farmer’s market in the Billings Forge building, where you can pick up strawberries, plums and artisanal cheese for a picnic in Riverside Park. Dinners in Hartford revolve around fresh local seafood: fish, clams and lobsters pulled from nearby Long Island Sound. Head downtown on the free Hartford Star Shuttle and fill up on hearty, affordable fare served in neighborhood pubs, grills and taverns. Only blocks away from the city center is Riverfront Plaza, where Hartford goes to have a good time on Connecticut River boat cruises and at outdoor theatrical performances.
Stay at our Holiday Inn Express hotels in Hartford and discover the city's rich literary heritage. Our Hartford hotels are near the Mark Twain House, where the beloved author of “Tom Sawyer” lived. Next door is the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, home to the author of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.”