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Kimpton Where Are You? Hartford, CT Marriott

February 10, 2014

Again I find myself at a sub-optimal hotel. This time mostly because Hartford, CT appears to be off the hipster beaten path. At least my friend Drew is accumulating Marriott points! The Marriott Hartford seems to be like most Marriotts. You can decide whether that’s a good thing.

This is a plastic shower.  Bane of this blog's existence.

This is a plastic shower. Bane of this blog’s existence.

The rather unfortunate report on the shower is that not only is it plastic and over a tub, but also the hot water is tepid and there is no water pressure. Because the pressure is bad, the plastic showerhead does not work properly. All of this results in the worst shower of 2014, and sets the bar nice and low. Life is too short for a bad shower.

Hamster cages for everyone. Even Drew’s super Elite status lands you a room like this.

Bedroom 717.

Bedroom 717.

TV homage.  Bedroom 717.

TV homage. Bedroom 717.

Tiny plastic bathroom 717.

Tiny plastic bathroom 717.

At least the concierge floor is on 21 and there is a nice view and some almost acceptable net.

Frozen tundra from the Concierge Lounge.

Frozen tundra from the Concierge Lounge.

There’s just not much more else to say. Two lowly showerheads and no surprise for this place.

On the restaurant side of things, Max Downtown is world class, but standard issue. Want a good meal? Max will do it. Decent wine list and a great slab of cow.

One Response to “Kimpton Where Are You? Hartford, CT Marriott”


  1. […] Here is what cage number 1921 looks like. (FWIW, 1921 is way better than 717 was last go ’round.) […]


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