Hotels Near Dodge Music Theatre in Hartford, CT

by Pamela Wright

The Dodge Music Theater in Hartford, Connecticut, is now named the Comcast Theater and is one of the largest music theaters in the country. The venue also was formerly known as the Meadows Music Theater. If you're heading there for a live concert or special event, you'll have plenty of lodging options. The theater is located in the heart of downtown, and a cluster of chain hotels, like Super 8, Crowne Plaza, Sheraton and Residence Inn, is within a mile or so of the theater.

Super 8

It's only a little over a half-mile from this budget-priced hotel to Comcast Theater. The hotel has free parking, so concertgoers can save on event parking by walking from the hotel. Rooms are bare bones, with simple furnishings and white walls accented by floral bed coverings. Standard rooms come with one queen or two double beds. Other wallet-pleasing amenities include a complimentary breakfast and free internet.

Crowne Plaza Hartford

This modern downtown hotel is less than a mile from Comcast Theater. The 15-story high rise has 350 rooms and suites, decorated with contemporary furnishings and soft taupe, pale yellow and creamy white hues. Guests can work out at the fitness center, hang out at the outdoor pool and grab a bite to eat at the on-site restaurant or bar. If you're having trouble sleeping after a high-energy concert, or your next-door neighbors are still partying, ask the concierge for one of the hotel's signature sleep kits, containing an eye mask, ear plugs, lavender spray and drape clips.

Residence Inn

If you're looking for more space than the standard hotel room, consider booking a suite at this hotel, located a mile from the theater. One- and two-bedroom suites have full kitchens and separate living and dining areas. Even if you don't cook, you can save money at the hotel's daily hot breakfast buffet and weekday light dinner buffets and manager's receptions. Ask about using the free hotel limo to give you a ride to the concert. The hotel's website touts the complimentary service available within a 5-mile radius.

Sheraton Hartford

In the heart of downtown, this 215-room hotel is about a mile from the Comcast Theater. Concertgoers might be able to take advantage of the hotel's free shuttle service, available within a 5-mile radius. The lobby area and rooms received an update in 2009 with new carpeting, drapes, and bed coverings. Some rooms have blue and yellow hues with dark wood furnishings; others have tan and green color accents. The hotel has a fitness center and indoor pool, as well as an on-site restaurant and jazz lounge.

About the Author

Pamela Wright is a freelance writer, author of more than two dozen guidebooks, and hundreds of articles. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including "National Geographic Traveler," "Family Circle," "Family Fun," "Backpacker," "Hemispheres," "Cooking Light," "Yankee" and more. An active member of the Society of American Travel Writers, she holds a Bachelor's from Michigan State University