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Luggage storage in Hartford?

Old Dec 9, 16, 10:13 pm
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Luggage storage in Hartford?

Hello. I am trying to obtain a visa at the Brazilian Consulate in Hartford. The tricky part is that I will arrive by bus right after an international flight with luggage. I emailed the consulate to see if they wouldn't mind me bringing it in, but I'm not hopeful. Is there any luggage storage in the downtown area?

If not, I can spend the previous night in a hotel and keep luggage there, though I'm trying not to.

Thanks.
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Old Dec 10, 16, 6:50 am
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A hotel might hold it for you anyway, for a small ($5?) fee
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Old Dec 10, 16, 8:01 am
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Typically in the US, any property which has a proper bell desk will simply hold luggage. This is a private arrangement between you and the bell desk and you should plan on a decent tip at drop off and then at pick up. $5 would be a bad joke.
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Old Dec 10, 16, 1:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Often1 View Post
Typically in the US, any property which has a proper bell desk will simply hold luggage. This is a private arrangement between you and the bell desk and you should plan on a decent tip at drop off and then at pick up. $5 would be a bad joke.
Very interesting. Am I right to assume any 3.5* and higher hotel has a bell desk? I believe some 3* hotels such as Holiday Inn has it too, but I'm not 100% sure. I guess it's safer to stick to the 3.5+* ones, especially if I have status.
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Old Dec 12, 16, 8:55 am
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Originally Posted by Often1 View Post
Typically in the US, any property which has a proper bell desk will simply hold luggage. This is a private arrangement between you and the bell desk and you should plan on a decent tip at drop off and then at pick up. $5 would be a bad joke.
At most hotels that have bell service, and at many that don't, you can store your luggage. I don't recall ever being asked if I were a guest of the hotel when doing so. A tip at drop off is not necessary, and unless we're talking about an unusually large amount of luggage, $5 at pickup is just fine.

I cannot imagine this would be a problem at the Hilton or the Marriott in downtown Hartford.
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Old Dec 12, 16, 3:04 pm
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FYI, the Hartford Marriott is a five minute walk from the Brazilian Consulate.
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