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"Hotel is currently under renovation. My room was clean but the rug was old and stained and the tub drain was slow so I was standing in water as I show ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 24 Sep 2018

Hotel Description

Enjoy the free WiFi at this Groton motel

In Groton

Within 3 miles (5 km) of this Groton motel, you'll find Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park and Bluff Point State Park. Shennecossett Golf Course and Hygienic Art Gallery are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Free perks

This motel features free self parking and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the free continental breakfast each morning.

Free WiFi, sofa beds

Offering conveniences like sofa beds and refrigerators, the 47 guestrooms also have free WiFi and cable TV. Microwaves, coffee/tea makers, and ironing boards are also available. Weekly housekeeping is available.

Basic Room, 1 King Bed, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$60* Per night/room Jul 13 - Jul 14

Basic Room, 2 Queen Beds, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Basic Double Room, Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Basic Room, 2 Double Beds, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hilltop Express Inn ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
1.9 out of 5 2.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 2.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hilltop Express Inn

Everyone (5) Family (2)
2 out of 5
Well the heating was bad. I day in a chair an it it fell apart. Lights not working. Mysterious hairs on the bed sheets. Advertised breakfast (nothing)

Posted by on Nov 17, 2019

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2 out of 5
Unfortunately, they we're under repair??.. Which I wasn't aware off, and had asked for a first floor accommodation, due to some physical restriction, they only had a second floor, for us, and only stairs, and not help with baggage.. Unfortunately, it wasn't workable for us. Unfortunately, I had to bother the front desk person three times, over a 20 min. period, as he wasn't available at the desk, and had to come from somewhere else in the building. He did refund our reservation, "fully" which I appreciated, and we hope they will get things "squared away" for future guests..

Posted by on May 1, 2019

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4 out of 5
Hotel is currently under renovation. My room was clean but the rug was old and stained and the tub drain was slow so I was standing in water as I showered. Kind of icky. Also, there really is no free breakfast. There is coffee and mini muffins. Also, upstairs hallway has a broken, taped up window that really needs to be repaired ASAP. I wouldn't stay here with children.

Posted by , from Connecticut on Sep 24, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 25, 2018 by Bill

We appreciate the feedback and will work on the issues at hand Thank You Hilltop Express Inn

1 out of 5

Hotel under total renovation

I had arrived at 3 pm. As I entered the lobby, I almost tripped and injured myself over broken and removed floor tiles. As I looked around the lobby, the entire hotel was under a major renovation. New studded walls were up with exposed wires. Looking down both halls, piles of sheet rock were lined up outside each room, beds were stacked in the hall. No management had been found. I waited for 30 minutes and made reservations at another hotel which had cost me another $165.00 more than this one. This was the only one available in the area. Either that, or drive home in 4 1/2 - 5 hours. I called Travelocity and told them my situation that I was not a no show and the hotel was a no show on two phone calls at two days, Saturday and Sunday. This is Wednesday, I haven't heard anything yet. Very disappointed I better no get charged as a no show

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 30, 2017 by GM-Hilltop Express

We’re sorry you were unhappy - we’ll work hard to fix the issue you experienced. Thanks for letting us know.

1 out of 5

Too far from my requested destination .

No one to be found in the lobby a few tel. Numbers posted on the reception desk for you to call for service and had to wait for someone to show up so you can check -in......same story at check-out.....had to leave without seeing anyone.......would NOT recommend this note......

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017

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1 out of 5

Never again!

Next to an adult video store and what I can only guess was some kinda bar.The room doors all looked like they had been kicked in...ALL OF THEM ! carpet as old, dirty and had some kind of burns in it. The breakfast was some very bad bagels ,cereal and white bread, juice and milk. $80.00 a night ??!!! Never,EVER again.

Posted by on Aug 15, 2016

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3 out of 5

You get what you pay for.

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet
Cons: no breakfast.
This hotel seemed a bit out dated and needed some fixing up. The bathroom didn't seem like the cleanest of them all, however the beds themselves didn't leave us feeling dirty. Overall it's worth staying over for a night for the price you pay!

Posted by , from Bridgeport, ct on Apr 13, 2011

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3 out of 5

It was average.

Pros: Free Internet
Cons: Nothing close
The room was average, the staff was average. The room set up was kind of odd since you had one door that opened to a hall with two room doors from there. It was clean and worth the money however.

Posted by , from Albuquerque, NM on Feb 8, 2011

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1 out of 5

One Word "Disgusting"

After the experionce I had while staying in this hotel in Dec 2010; I will never stay at this location again. The room was absolutely FILTHY. There was someone elses hair in the, not very clean, bathroom. Carpet had stains and debris on it. The counter tops were left dirty. The linen was suspect. I placed a do not disturb sign on the door, but the attendant(s) entered the room anyway. And the owners had the nerve to demand I remain on the permises while the room was "checked for damages" . After the room was checked, and only after the room was checked, was I permitted to leave the permises. Oh..... and the towels and face clothes were a dingy yellowish/gray color. I had to visit the local department store and purchase clean towel/faces clothes, lysol...... The front desk staff was some what cordial. What a jam I was in. My star rating for this location is 1/2 star.

Posted by on Dec 31, 2010

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3 out of 5

Don't knock it.

Sure this place could use a makeover, but you get what you pay for. And in my case, it (and the many other times I have stayed here) it was a life saver. My most recent stay was Sept. 2009 after a long haul at Foxwoods playing Bingo & then sat at the tables until 4:30am. Surely there was no way I was going to make it back to NY without sleep. I should have learned my lesson by now. LOL! The bed was clean, the sheets were clean, the door locked securely & I could see my car from the sliding glass door in my room. It was a decent place to crash for the night. For $* it was worth much more considering I couldn't stay awake behind the wheel. A continental breakfast could help but, don't knock it.

Posted by on Oct 9, 2009

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Property Features

Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. Free self parking is available.

  • 47 guestrooms or units
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Television in lobby

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Sofa bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: New London, CT (GON-Groton - New London) (1.8 km / 1.1 mi)
  • Train station: New London Union Station (9.2 km / 5.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Hilltop Express Inn offers 47 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Accommodations are furnished with sofa beds and desks. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. This Groton motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Cable television is provided. Housekeeping is provided weekly.

  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds available
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property.

This property does not have a front desk.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Contactless check-out is available.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.Contactless check-out is available.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Guests are not provided with hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours

Hotel Names

  • Howard Johnson Groton
  • Howard Johnson Inn Groton
  • Hilltop Express Inn Groton
  • Hilltop Express Inn
  • Hilltop Express Groton
  • Hilltop Express
  • Hilltop Express Inn Motel
  • Hilltop Express Inn Groton
  • Hilltop Express Inn Motel Groton
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.