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Avon Old Farms Hotel Review: For a sophisticated country escape that’s not too far from downtown Hartford, the Avon Old Farms Hotel provides charm and hospitable service. Each of the 160 stately rooms features a two- or four-poster down featherbed with plush down comforter, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access and coffeemaker. Complimentary breakfast includes gourmet coffee, hot chocolate and muffins and pastries. Additional perks: on-site parking, the daily delivery of a selection of newspapers and transportation to/from the airport and nearby local destinations. The pet-friendly hotel also offers concierge services, a 24-hour fitness center with sauna, an outdoor pool and a snack bar. For meetings, weddings and events, there are a variety of indoor and outdoor facilities, including a ballroom and terrace able to accommodate parties up to 160. The acclaimed Ferme restaurant serves refined farm-fresh cuisine through the use of free-range beef and fowl, certified organic ingredients from a neighboring farm and sustainable seafood that adheres to Global Fish Alliance guidelines.