Best Western Hartford Hotel & Suites

185 Brainard Road, Hartford, CT 06114-2102
Phone: +1 860-525-1000   |   Fax: 860/525-2990   |   129 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

If you’re looking for hotels in Hartford, CT located just five - ten minutes from downtown the Best Western Hartford Hotel & Suites is the perfect choice. This Hartford, CT hotel is conveniently located less than three miles from the Connecticut Convention Center, CT Expo Center, XL Center, and Downtown Hartford corporate offices, Hartford Hospital, St. Francis Hospital and Aetna®.

If you’re bringing the family along we've got you covered with Six Flags® New England and Goodwin Park Golf Course nearby. We also welcome all faculty, students, parents and guests attending the University of Hartford and Trinity College. Additional locations to see in this Hartford city include the Connecticut State Capitol building, Mark Twain House & Museum, Wadsworth Atheneum and XFINITY Theater.

Business travelers a-like can stay connected with amenities like a 24-hour business center featuring free wireless high-speed Internet, printer fax and scanner. Looking for a place to host a presentation, seminar or a modern sized trade show then make a reservation for our meeting space. Offering more than 943 square feet of meeting and event space the Best Western Hartford Hotel & Suites is ideal.

Searching for hotels in Hartford, CT with free shuttle service? Then stay at our hotel located a few miles from the most popular attractions and use our complimentary free local transportation. Take a tour through Hartford's many historic homes like the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center or spend the day outdoors at Bushnell Park.

Join us each morning for a full hot breakfast buffet, enjoy a refreshing swim in our seasonal heated outdoor pool, relax in our indoor whirlpool or get an invigorating workout in our fitness center.

Book your stay at the Best Western Hartford Hotel & Suites today!

Hotel is 100% non-smoking. Management reserves the right to refuse to provide accommodation to persons less than 21 years of age unless accompanied by a parent.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary full breakfast deluxe buffet served every morning including eggs, bacon or sausage, freshly made pancakes, cereals, assorted breakfast breads, fresh fruit, yogurt, juice, coffee, tea, milk and more.
  • Outdoor pool Heated Seasonal Pool - open typically from Memorial day to Labor day.
  • Hot tub Indoor Whirlpool room with 2 Private Showers open year-round.
  • Exercise facility, 24-hour features treadmill, elliptical, stationary bicycle, weight lifting equipment and more.
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Elevator two
  • Inter corridor
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Multilingual staff, English, Spanish
  • Guest laundry Valet laundry and dry cleaning service is available Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Prices vary. Same day service may be available; please inquire at the front desk for details.
  • Laundromat, Coin-operated self-service washer and dryer on-site. Available 24 hours.
  • Dry cleaning, same day cleaning available
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Free wireless internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless internet access; Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Business center, open 24-hours complimentaty with two Windows desktops, printer, fax, phone, copy, scan, additional outlets and desk for laptop use.
  • Fax services Front desk staff may assist with sending and receiving faxes upon request. Fees may apply.
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Audio/visual equipment and services
  • Dataports, available
  • Mail services Limited mail services available. Please contact hotel for details.
  • Meeting facilities. Board Room: 276 square feet and Brainard Room: 644 square feet
  • Conference facilities. Board Room: 276 square feet and Brainard Room: 644 square feet
  • Catering
  • Air-conditioning
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible
  • Parking for the physically challenged, 24-hours complimentary
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Local shuttle. Local limousine services provide shared and private trips to the airport for a discounted fare.
  • Free parking, 24-hours
  • Outdoor parking, 24-hours complimentary
  • Truck/RV parking, 24-hours complimentary
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Motorcoach parking, 24-hours complimentary

Best Western Hartford Hotel & Suites

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Conveniently located, the best western hartford hotel & suites in Hartford, Connecticut is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 41.734665  /  Latitude: -72.660475


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Bradley International BDL Take I-91 South, take exit 27, turn left at the light, turn right at the next light, hotel is on the right. Contact CT LIMO for rates and schedules.

From: Amtrak Train - HFD. Union Station is 3 miles away. Call for complimentary hotel shuttle service. Local Taxi charges are approximately $20 (one-way).

From: General Travel. - Traveling I-84 West to Rte. 5/15 (Exit 57) South, take exit 87 for Brainard Road, turn right at the traffic light, hotel is on the right. - Traveling I-84 East, take exit for I-91 South, take exit 27, turn left at the light, turn right at the next light, hotel is on the right. - Traveling I-91 North, take exit 27, turn right at the light, hotel is on the right. - Traveling I-91 South, take exit 27, turn left at the light onto Airport Road, turn right at the next light onto Brainard Road, hotel is on the right.

Best Western Hartford Hotel & Suites

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Central Connecticut State University

Originally founded in 1849, Central Connecticut State University also acts as Connecticut's oldest publicly funded university. Today, this school near Hartford offers undergraduate and graduate degrees to over 11,000 students.

Personalized education at the school ensures a small student to faculty ratio as students work to complete degrees in businesses, education, engineering, biology, computer science, and more.

Sports fans won't want to miss games featuring the Central Connecticut Blue Devils. Popular sports include basketball for men and women at William H. Detrick Stadium, football at Arute Field, and baseball at CCSU Baseball Field.

Museum of Natural and Other Curiosities

Many of those who visit Hartford, the capital of Connecticut, enjoy tours of the Old State House right in historic downtown. And while tours of this iconic and important building can yield unique insights into the history of Colonial America and Hartford, it's what you'll find on the top floor that'll have you dropping your jaw in amazement. 

The Museum of Natural and Other Curiosities is a fun-for-all-ages destination housing a wide range of unique and off-the-wall artifacts. Rare and exotic stuffed birds line the walls, with an eight-foot alligator dangling nearby; the two headed pig should draw interest, and giant lobster claw often draws ooh's and ahh's.

Penwood State Park

Outdoor recreation in the state of Connecticut is a wide open landscape of vibrant and thrilling choices. No matter where you visit in the state, and no matter the season, you'll find an impressive list of things to see and do. Plan your next visit to CT and head for the town of Bloomfield, home to Penwood State Park, just one of the many exceptional parks in the state.

Sprawled across 787 acres in the west-central region of the state, Penwood SP is an easy drive in from nearby Hartford. The entirety of Penwood SP is found across the Talcott Mountain range – bold explorers can make the trek across the Metacomet Trail, which spans the length of the trail. 

Trinity College

Founded in 1823, Trinity College is the second-oldest college in Connecticut, after Yale. A private liberal arts college located in Hartford, Trinity offers its 2,300 students the choice of over 35 majors and 25 minors.

The college features a personalized education with a small student to faculty ratio of 10:1 and offers its visitors postcard-worthy shots of its beautiful Collegiate Gothic architecture, which was one of the earliest examples of its type built in the country.

As the Trinity Bantams, the school's athletic division competes in 29 varsity sports in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). See the football team in action at Jessee/Miller Field or catch a game/race featuring the championship-winning baseball, basketball, crew, cross country, and lacrosse teams.

University of Connecticut

UCONN campus

Explore the Campus at the University of Connecticut

Known as the state's flagship educational institution, the University of Connecticut serves more than 30,000 students throughout the state. Its main campus at Storrs is located near Hartford.

Students at the Storrs campus enjoy access to educational landmarks like the Homer D. Babbidge Library, which offers the largest public research collection in the state. 

The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, and the Connecticut Repertory Theatre are also landmarks on campus.

Outside of academics, UConn is known nation-wide for its athletics as the UConn Huskies. Catch a game of the championship-winning men and women's basketball teams at Gampel Pavilion and the men's soccer teams at Morrone Stadium.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 3.5 mile(s) from 960 Main
  • 8 mile(s) from Buckland Hills Mall
  • 4 mile(s) from Bushnell Park
  • 4 mile(s) from Cabela's
  • 4 mile(s) from Cathedral of Saint Joseph
  • 3 mile(s) from Connecticut Convention Center
  • 3.5 mile(s) from Connecticut Science Center
  • 5 mile(s) from Elizabeth Park
  • 50 mile(s) from Foxwoods Casino
  • 2 mile(s) from Goodwin Golf Course
  • 2 mile(s) from Goodwin Park
  • 3.5 mile(s) from Hartford Stage
  • 4.5 mile(s) from Harriet Breecher Stowe Center
  • 3.5 mile(s) from Infinity Music Hall
  • 4 mile(s) from Kenney Park
  • 4.5 mile(s) from Mark Twain House & Museum
  • 45 mile(s) from Mohegan Sun Casino
  • 3.5 mile(s) from Mortenson Riverfront Plaza
  • 4 mile(s) from Rentschler Field
  • 25 mile(s) from Six Flags® New England
  • 3.5 mile(s) from The Society Room
  • 3 mile(s) from State Capitol of Connecticut
  • 3.5 mile(s) from TheaterWorks
  • 3.5 mile(s) from Wadswort Atheneum
  • 5 mile(s) from Xfinity Theater
  • 10 mile(s) from Buckland Hills Mall
  • 5 mile(s) from Shops at Glastonbury
  • 2 mile(s) from Downtown Hartford

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 2 mile(s) from Riverside Park, The park was established in 1895, with a total of seventy five acres purchased by the City of Hartford. The park was designed by the Olmsted Brothers. Park Superintendent Theodore Wirth developed a design for the southern portion of the park in 1904, which called for the development of additional active recreation equipment from the wading pool to the south end of the park. The Park was officially named Riverside Park in March of 1897 by the Park Board and was opened to the public on Sep 1898.
  • 3 mile(s) from Pope Park, On November 26th, 1894 Colonel Albert A. Pope provided in his will a gift to the City of 73.0 acres of parkland. Two additional acres were then added from Hartford real estate. In 1897, the City finished purchasing additional southern tracts of land bringing the total acreage to 90 acres. Fourteen acres adjacent to the park were also allocated by the City for juvenile and orphan asylums.
  • 4 mile(s) from Keney Park, This 694 acre park includes 584 acres in Hartford and 110 acres in Windsor. Keney Park is the largest park within the city system, providing not only neighborhood recreation in a historic designed landscape, but also ecologically rich environments.
  • 3 mile(s) from Goodwin Park, This 37 acre park shows a grand meadow framed by tree plantations with individual trees and small clusters within the meadow space, and a small water feature.
  • 3 mile(s) from Elizabeth Park, On August 30, 1894 the will of Former Parks Commissioner Charles H. Pond set aside, as a gift to the City of Hartford, about 90 acres in the Northwest section of the township. The original design, by Theodore Wirth, dates to 1900. The famous Rose Garden was created under Wirth's design and guidance beginning in 1903
  • 2 mile(s) from Bushnell Park, The Park was one of the earliest public parks in the nation to be planned and built by a municipality as a graceful pastoral landscape rather than a formal European garden or New England square. It has been an important gathering place, recreation ground and green city space for over 130 years. Perhaps as important, the park serves as the landscape setting for the State Capital. The park was listed on the national Register of Historic Places on October 22, 1970

Nearby Restaurants

  • Adjacent to U.S.S. Chowder Pot, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2 mile(s) from Salute, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2 mile(s) from Firebox Restaurant, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2 mile(s) from The Capital® Grille, Full Service, Steakhouse, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2 mile(s) from Max Downtown, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2 mile(s) from First & Last Tavern, Full Service, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner,

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