We are 10 minutes
from Downtown Hartford
And 20 minutes
from Bradley Airport.
I love HOJO
Howard Johnson Express Inn
Hartford At Your Fingertips
We have a convenient location off I-91,
with pet-friendly accommodations.

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Free WiFi, Pet Friendly, Coffee/Tea Maker
24-Hour Reception Desk, Onsite Parking
Daily Housekeeping, Free Breakfast

Welcome to Rocky Hill

Welcome to the Howard Johnson Express Inn – Rocky Hill, CT located just minutes from downtown Hartford, Cromwell, Glastonbry, Wethersfield and Bradley International Airport. Our Hartford, CT area hotel is easily located Exit 24, off I-91, and is close to Connecticut’s Dinosaur State Park, Rentschler Field, home of UCONN Huskies Football, Cabelas, and minutes from the Connecticut Convention Center, Xfinity Theater, Bushnell Theatre and XL Center where you can catch Hartford Wolf Pack NHL game or Hartford Huskies basketball game.


The Howard Johnson Express Inn – Rocky Hill, CT hotel is a mere blocks from great restaurants and shopping. Attractions near the hotel include the Mark Twain House, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art and the Connecticut Science Center. Other attractions include Mystic Seaport and Mystic Aquarium, Mohegan Sun Casino,  Foxwoods Resort Casino and Goodspeed Opera House.  The Howard Johnson Express Inn Rocky Hill, CT is also near The University of Hartford, Trinity College and Wesleyan University.


The Howard Johnson Express Inn – Rocky Hill, CT was recently renovated. Our hotel has a Refrigerator and Microwave in every room. Our Jacuzzi (Hot tub) room combine spaciousness and elegance to create unparalleled comfort. This central Connecticut hotel also is proud to boast a free deluxe continental breakfast . Come enjoy the Rocky Hill, Connecticut Howard Johnson Express Hotel the best Hartford area hotel around, where it is our pleasure to have you as our guest! We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction!

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Local Attractions

Rocky Hill Glastonbury Ferry – 1 mi.

The Glastonbury-Rocky Hill ferry is the longest continuously operating ferry in the United States. Pedestrians, vehicles and bicycles are all welcome for the short trip across the Connecticut River.

Bushnell Theater (Hartford, CT) – 5 mi.

As Connecticut’s premier presenter of the performing arts, The Bushnell has delighted and inspired audiences for more than seven decades and plays a leading role in the state’s cultural life.

Convention Center (Hartford, CT) – 6 mi.

The perfect setting for trade shows, conventions, business meetings and more, the Connecticut Convention Center is setting a new standard for convention facilities.

XL Civic Center (Hartford, CT) – 6 mi.

The XL Center, formerly known as the Hartford Civic Center, is a multi-purpose arena and convention center located in downtown Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

Six Flags New England (Springfield, MA) – 30 mi.

The privately owned facility opened in 1998, and it hosts more than 30 public events annually.

Foxwoods Casino (Ledyard, CT) – 45 mi.

Resort Casino features deluxe accommodations, fine dining, a wide variety of entertainment attractions and shopping.

Dinosaur State Park (Rocky Hill, CT) – 3 mi.

One of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America. Beneath our geodesic dome, you will find an exceptional display of early Jurassic fossil tracks that were made 200 million years ago.

Downtown Hartford (Hartford, CT) – 6 mi.

Downtown Hartford (Hartford, CT) – 6 mi.

Bradley Int. Airport (Windsor Locks, CT) – 20 mi.

Bradley lands you right in the heart of New England, with dozens of vacation destinations, accommodations, and attractions all within an hour or so. If you’re looking for a great place to land for business or leisure travel, look into our regional links.

Comcast Theatre (Hartford, CT) – 7 mi.

Comcast Theatre (formerly Meadows Music Theater) is one of the premier facilities to see your favorite events. This state of the art venue has a large seating capacity and offers a wonderful viewpoint regardless of the seat location.

Lake Compounce (Southington, CT) – 20 mi.

Don’t miss Holiday Lights at Lake Compounce! The park will sparkle with the spirit of the season…and hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights everywhere!

Mohegan Sun Casino (Uncasville, CT) – 45 mi.

Mohegan Sun is your Connecticut destination for casino excitement surrounded by top entertainment, gourmet dining, premier shopping, luxury hotel, spa, pool and the list goes on…


01 Jan 2018

In 1916 the Durham Fair began a tradition. That tradition continues today during the last full weekend in September when the fairgrounds come alive and magically transform into Connecticut’s largest agricultural fair.

31 Dec 2017

Elevate the Spirit
Over 30 million people – of five generations-coming to The Bushnell

Stomp Jan 12 – 14 , 2018

Chris Botti Jan 18, 2018

Jim Brickman Feb 10, 2018

30 Dec 2017

Whether a long time boating enthusiast or a first timer, boating begins here at the Hartford Boat Show! You’ll find an amazing array of boat brands from your Connecticut dealers and brokers as well as marinas, accessories, parts, gifts and more! All priced with special Boat Show incentives and offers.

So get ready to get your boating-on because Boating Begins Here!

30 Dec 2017

Niall Horan : Flicker World Tour 2018

Sep 14, 2018

25 Dec 2017

#RunHartford. Be part of the biggest race day in Connecticut. Where runners, families, charities and volunteers come together in an inspiring display of community spirit. October 13, 2018

22 Dec 2017

There’s a cornucopia of fun at the Hebron Harvest Fair with lots of free activities for kids and families. Located near the Farm Display Building. Visit the animals in the petting zoo. Watch high-flying fun with Dock Dogs. Explore Old McDonalds Farm Tent and more! September 6 – 9, 2018

04 Dec 2017

Brimfield Antique Show

Dates for the 2018 season
May 8-13, July 10-15, September 4-9 2018

14 Nov 2017

Hartford Home Show Jan 20- 21, 2018

14 Feb 2017

University of Hartford – Hartford

Trinity College – Hartford

Wesleyan University – Middletown

Yale University – New Haven

30 Jan 2017

TPC River Highlands, a par 70, 6,841 yard course in Cromwell, Connecticut, 10 miles south of Hartford. The course is a well-balanced golf test with a mixture of long and short holes. – June 18 -24, 2018