Built by early Dutch settlers on the banks of the Connecticut River, Hartford has plenty of history, marvelous theater and exciting nightlife. If you are looking for Hartford hotels, Extended Stay Hotels has several locations, each offering comfortable accommodations and great rates. Click on a local area below for Extended Stay Hotels or view all metropolitan Hartford hotels.
Described by Mark Twain as one of the most beautiful cities he had ever seen, Hartford is both historical and cosmopolitan. Thanks to its compact downtown core, walking tours can cover many of the main tourist attractions.
The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is typically included on most tourist itineraries. With both permanent and traveling exhibits, the Wadsworth features works by major European and American artists. It is also the oldest public art museum in the nation. Literary types will want to visit the former homes of authors Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe, each now restored as a museum. It is said that Twain wrote some of his best books while living here, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
One of Hartford’s more recognizable landmarks is Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch in Bushnell Park. Built in 1886 to honor those who died in the Civil War, this arch is the nation’s first permanent war memorial. History buffs should also visit the Ancient Burying Ground of Hartford Connecticut, Hartford’s oldest landmark. Dating from the 1600s, this location was the final resting place for all Hartford denizens until the early 1800s.
Hartford has always been a hot spot for live theater. The Tony Award winning Hartford Stage and Theatre Works are two top-notch performing arts venues in Hartford. Live performances on a grander scale can be found at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. This beautiful theater is home to the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and Connecticut Opera.
Sports fans will be pleased to know that the XL Center in downtown Hartford hosts University of Connecticut men's and women's home basketball games. Also appearing at the XL Center is the Hartford Wolfpack of the American Hockey League.
Commerce thrives in and around Hartford, the international center of the insurance industry. It is home to corporate titans such as Travelers, Aetna, The Hartford, Cigna, and many others. The greater Hartford area is also home to Colt Firearms and United Technologies.
With this many businesses in the region, you know Hartford has to have great golf courses. One local municipal course, Rockledge Golf Club, consistently ranks well with players. Whether you are looking to challenge your handicap or just take a walk in the park, golf in Hartford is sure to delight.
Whatever brings you to this historic city, you’re sure to enjoy the comfort, convenience, and exceptional value found at every one of our Extended Stay Hotels in Hartford.