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Now that summer is in full swing here in New England, it’s a great time to head out and explore all that western Massachusetts has to offer.  Boasting a wide variety of attractions for every member of the family, western Massachusetts is the place to be. Although we’re been to the western part of our state many times over the years, my family recently spent a fantastic weekend in western Mass.  While we were there, we stayed at the Holiday Inn in Enfield, CT.

When you book a stay at The Holiday Inn Springfield/Enfield, you will get a chance to experience the comfort and charm of all that New England has to offer.  The hotel is only a short drive from Bradley International Airport and Enfield is centrally located between Springfield, MA and Hartford, CT, (right off I-91) which makes this hotel a great choice for travelers.  There’s plenty of free parking, too!


In addition to a fitness center, indoor/outdoor pools, and on-site recreational activities that include tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, The Holiday Inn Springfield/Enfield offers an airport shuttle to nearby Bradley International for their guests.

Our room was up on the 3rd floor and the room was clean, reasonably priced and super quiet.  Sometimes I have a hard time sleeping in hotels because of the hallway noise from other guests, but we didn’t hear a peep. I personally slept very well there.

We had a corner room with two double beds and a pull out sofa, so there was plenty of room for all of us.  I was truly impressed by the size of the room – it was much bigger than a typical hotel room.  There was also a refrigerator in the room and free (and reliable) WiFi.


My boys loved the heated pool and we were very appreciative of the complimentary towels that were provided in the pool area. I also loved the complimentary coffee station in the lobby, so I could sip on fresh coffee while the boys swam.

During our stay at The Holiday Inn Springfield/Enfield, we were able to enjoy several meals at the hotel’s restaurant: The Panini Grill & Bar.  At dinner time they have a regular menu including lots of great sandwiches, burgers and steaks.  At breakfast time, they have a wonderful breakfast buffet including waffles, home fries, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, muffins, pastries, cereal and more.

Whether you’re looking for a light snack, a fantastic meal, or a tasty dessert, you will find it at Panini Grill & Bar.


Because the hotel is situated just off I-91, it’s really easy to get to all of the top attractions in the Springfield, MA area. It’s only about a ten minute drive to attractions like Six Flags New England, Eastern States, and the Basketball Hall of Fame.  If you want to read about all the fun attractions that my family visited while we were in western MA, you can read all about it here.

The Holiday Inn Springfield/Enfield is located at 1 Bright Meadow Blvd in Enfield, CT.  You can make reservations online or by calling 1.800.315.2621.

**Note. My family received a complimentary two night stay in addition to several meals in order to facilitate this post.  All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way**

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  105 Responses to “Family Travel: The Holiday Inn Springfield/Enfield”

  1. what a wonderful hotel. i love a good hotel that helps you feel comfortable while away from home.

  2. This looks like a nice place to stay. My son always likes staying at places that have an indoor pool.

  3. I love Holiday Inn. Their hotels are always so comfortable while still remaining affordable.

  4. Holiday Inn has always been one of my favorite chains. I mean, where else can you find a hotel with a pool for such a great price? Nowhere. That’s the answer. Nowhere.

  5. Love Holiday Inn, they are always clean and well equiped. Complimentary coffee and towels are a big bonus!

  6. We stay at Holiday Inn all the time! It’s one of our favorite hotel chains when we travel.

  7. I love Western Mass! I went to school in Stockbridge. Such a great area. Holiday Inn sounds like the perfect place to stay.

  8. Holiday Inn is a trusted place I stay when I travel because they are usually clean and friendly. I love the free parking and the huge rooms!

  9. It has been a long time since I have been in Massachusetts. I used to be there a lot (actually lived in Cambridge for a year). I agree there are a lot of amazing places you can visit while there–That hotel sounds like a great centrally located place to stay–and I love that they have a heated pool and WiFi.

  10. What a fun hotel to stay at! I know that pools and wifi are a must for us when travel with the kids!

  11. We recently stayed at a Holiday Inn and I loved it. This looks like the perfect place for a family or solo traveler!

  12. My kids love to stay at hotels, in fact I think that would be vacation enough for them! That indoor pool is great!

  13. I love the holiday inn! I’m glad you guys had such a good time!

  14. With an indoor pool you could vacation all year round, love that!

  15. My family always looks for hotels with indoor pools. It’s always a plus for us!

  16. My kids just love staying in hotels. I don’t get the appeal.. but maybe that’s because the 5 of us crammed into a typical hotel room is not a true vacation for us adults. I am always looking for rooms that are a bit bigger than average so that we are all comfortable.

  17. I love staying in hotels… maybe it’s because I don’t have to cook or clean? LOL!!
    Looks like you guys had a wonderful time 🙂

  18. Sounds like the perfect hotel stay! I’m all about a great place to stay on my vacation. Thxs!

  19. This sounded like a really nice place to stay. I’m glad you guys were able to get some swimming time in!

  20. I love Holiday Inn Hotels! They are always so comfortable while being very affordable. Loved your pictures!

  21. It looks like a really nice place to stay! Love the indoor heated pool!

  22. This looks like something my kids will absolutely love to stay at. Love the indoor pool. And it looks very spacious in the room!

  23. Holiday Inn is always a reliable hotel. I love that they are all across the country too.

  24. That sounds like a great place to stay. I love the Holiday Inn. They always have wonderful hotels.

  25. Well this sounds fun. My kids always love staying places with a pool!

  26. Whenever we travel we try and stay in The Holiday Inn. We always have wonderful service and their hotels are always so nice and up to date.

  27. It looks really clean and cozy! My kids would love swimming in that pool!

  28. I’ve stayed at a Holiday Inn before and I’ve always loved their free complimentary breakfast and their free wifi.

  29. It looks like you had a great stay. My kids’ first priority is always the pool when we are on vacation. The indoor pool is awesome.

  30. it looks like you had a fun time with your family. I have stayed here before but it’s been years!

  31. I always like to make note of hotels that allow pets. DO you know if pets are welcome? It looks great.

  32. Time away from home can be nice, but a nice hotel can make it awesome!! I always trust the Holiday Inn brand. Happy you had a good experience with them too!

  33. Nice vacation you have, I wish to go here someday and bring my wife and son. It would be so nice to go to unfamiliar places.

  34. It is a neat and calm place stay. Holiday inn hotels are always awesome due to their professionalism and customer value.

  35. Looks like a great hotel. We always preferred to stay at holiday inns

  36. I love this! Glad this place has heated pool. What makes it more beautiful is because it has tennis, volleyball and basketball courts which is very ideal for fitness buff and sports enthusiasts like me.

  37. I love staying in a Holiday Inn when we travel! Looks like your stay was as nice as ours usually are!

  38. Sounds like a fun hotel to stay in Springfieldenfield and the boys look like they enjoyed the facilities much 🙂

  39. I’ve stayed at quite a few Holiday Inn’s in my life. They always have great rooms and service.

  40. Finding decent hotels that are affordable and clean is a priority for us when traveling. I have had some very bad experiences 🙂 This looks like a great place! Love that there is a pool – the most important part to my kids.

  41. We stay at Holiday Inn often. We have a points card and I love getting free rooms and upgrades. We’ve always enjoyed our stay at Holiday Inns across the country.

  42. I’m heading to the New England area later this year. I prefer boutique hotels when traveling solo, but hubby insists we stay at chain hotels when traveling together so I’ll definitely keep this one in mind. Holiday Inn always provides great service.

  43. Nice hotel! My kids would love that the pool is indoors so they could swim year-round. Thanks for the review!

  44. When traveling I can always depend on Holiday Inn. I know I will get a nice and clean room at a decent price!

  45. This looks like a really awesome place to stay, I would love to stay in a hotel with the kids. Last year we stayed at the resort in VT, that was the first time we had traveled and stay somewhere together. IT was a blast, this Holiday Inn looks super comfy!

  46. I want to bring my children to CT and Mass. I would love to check out the Holiday Inn and explore the local areas.

  47. My sisters use to love in Bloomfield CT. I loved to vist and we would drive up to Mass all the time. WE still have friends there so will keep the Holiday Inn in mind when we take our next trip up North.

  48. I can’t believe how close you were to me! I love staying at the Holiday Inn, they always make my visits so comfortable and fun.

  49. Holiday Inns always seem to offer a great value place to lay your head when you need to go away and don’t need all the fuss of a hotel. x

  50. Sounds like yall had a good time. It’s awesome that you stayed at a hotel that was really close to some major attractions. I have been to a lot of Six Flags locations, but never that one. I didn’t even know they had one up there.

  51. It looks like y’all had fun! I love finding a nice hotel with an indoor pool for the kiddos 🙂

  52. This sounds like a fabulous hotel with plenty of amenities. We love staying at holiday inn hotels. We always get a great deal and plenty of perks!

  53. I think it sounds like fun! We’re going to Virginia in late June. I can’t wait to see the sites in Williamsburg!

  54. That looks fun! I bet the kids loved the pool area!

  55. I don’t think I’ve actually stayed in a Holiday Inn. It looks like you guys had lots of fun though with so many amenities.

  56. I love Holiday Inns. That one looks exceptional and the pool is fantastic. I will check it out if I am ever in the area.

  57. I love The Holiday Inn. They are always so clean and the staff is nice.

  58. You had me at heated indoor pool. This looks like a great place to go!

  59. The place sounds great. I’d be willing to hear more about the other sights you’ve seen in western Massachusetts. Breakfast food always tastes delicious in my opinion.

  60. Looks like a great place! any place to stay with a pool is a HUGE hit for our family. they’d love to stay here!

  61. Western Mass gets such a bad rap by the Eastern half of the state. I love it there. If you are just there for vacation, try getting to Amherst or NoHo. They have wonderful place to eat.

  62. What an awesome hotel! I’m going to have to remember this for the future!

  63. I love Holiday Inns–it’s a great place for kids.

  64. I am going to keep this in mind for when I am in the area! What a great review!

  65. That room is beautiful! We stay in hotels frequently, and you listed everything we look for: clean rooms, a pool, wifi … it all makes for the perfect stay!

  66. That sounds like a great place to go. We will always look to see what kind of pool a place has before we stay!

  67. What a great looking place to stay with the family. The room looks so spacious and comfortable. And you cannot beat that awesome pool!

  68. I really love the pool at the Holiday Inn. It’s a great way to refresh and spend time with the kids after being out and about all day.

  69. My kids love staying in hotels. They think it is such a treat and the indoor pool would make this the vacation destination.

  70. Looks like a nice hotel. I cannot wait to go to Disney and stay in a nice hotel and just relax.

  71. Love reading hotel reviews from folks I trust! We’ve stayed at a couple of not as nice as we thought places.

  72. We travel all over for lacrosse and have been to this area. I will definitely stay here next trip looks like a lot of fun

  73. Travellng can be fun specially for the kids and one way to bond and spend time and create memories.

  74. We always stayed at Holiday Inns when I was younger traveling with my family. The kids loved the pool and my parents loved the breakfast! 🙂

  75. Holiday Inn is known for their quality and their good customer service, I’m sure you all had a wonderful time there! The rooms are spacious and nice, perfect for the family. This is definitely a place to relax and to get some quiet time with the family.

  76. My mother and aunt used to stay at Holiday Inn many times due to the special events in Los Angeles. They felt more comfortable with the beds, bathroom, and – they appreciated the maid service. To me, my family and I admire to stay at Hampton Inn because of the free breakfast, perfect soft beds, free internet, and non-smoking room! Anyway, thank you for sharing!

  77. I love that heated pool! Maybe one day I’ll be staying in Holiday Inn with my family. I bet they will enjoy the heated pool there!

  78. Looks like your boys are having so much fun! The pool looks great and I want to dip into those heated pools plus the complimentary towels are awesome!

  79. Holiday Inn is one of the best hotels in the world, I have the chance of staying once and the service are great!

  80. This looks like a nice and comfortable place to spend time with the family. It was nice to see the smiling faces.

  81. The smile on your boys face looks really genuine! I would love to see the same smile on my boys!

  82. Looks like y’all had a great time at the Holiday Inn. I always look for one when we’re traveling because we always get great service.

  83. A heated pool is nice! We’ve never traveled to Mass, but I’m sure one day!

  84. This hotel looks really nice. I love that there wasn’t a lot of noise in the halls. We have had that problem several times when traveling, it makes sleeping hard!

  85. This sounds absolutely amazing! I am so ready for summer, I can’t wait to do all sorts of exploring!

  86. Looks like you guys had an amazing time. I’m excited we are heading on our own trip in a few weeks.

  87. Your room is neat and big. I also love the indoor swimming pool. I love staying at Holiday Inn hotels.

  88. I love the entire Holiday Inn and IHG family of hotels. I’m glad you had a great time…they never fail our expectations!

  89. Sounds like a great experience! I will check that out if we are ever in the area.

  90. I’m a big fan of the Holiday Inn Chain. I haven’t stayed at a Holiday Inn I didn’t like– always great service!!

  91. My husband and I were thinking of planning a trip to Six Flags next time we come to CT to visit my mom. Glad to know the Holiday Inn is a nice hotel to stay at that’s close to the park.

  92. I always look for the Holiday inn because I have always had a great experience with them

  93. Looks like a lovely spot to relax. I do think I could live in a motel. Maid service. Ha!

  94. My kids love an indoor pool so thank you for this option. Looks like you enjoyed the food as well.

  95. Sounds and looks like you had an amazing time. I’ll have to go there sometime when i’m in town.

  96. I’d sure love to spend some time floating in that pool! Looks like a great time.

  97. Wow heated indoor pools are such a treat! Glad you had an awesome stay!

  98. Love western Mass! I believe that I’ve stayed in Enfield Ct before with my family while visiting for a wedding. Great place!

  99. We love staying at Holiday Inn anytime, they have a great quality & standard which they maintain all through the years. When it comes to a family travel Holiday Inn could be the best choice with some great amenities as well.

  100. I love that they have a pool for the kiddos!

  101. The Holiday Inn is fantastic and have excellent amenities too! I love that you got a complimentary stay as well!

  102. one of my fave chain hotel. We are the platinum member, actually huahahaha. It’s always comfortable and homey to be here..

  103. This sounds like a great place to stay for a quick getaway. Being a family of four, we’re all about a spacious room.

  104. That looks like a fun pool! I love how it’s inclosed, so great for all weather. I’m glad you got to enjoy it as a family.

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  105. A very nice place to stay with your family. Especially the heated pool, i am surely the kids will enjoy this.