Rodeway Inn Opens

The 38-room Rodeway Inn, located at 207 Waterford Parkway North, is now open. The Rodeway Inn is formerly known as the Lamplighter Motel, a landmark motel on Interstate-95, and one of the original roadside motels built on I-95 in 1962.

“The Lamplighter motel sign has been exchanged for a more contemporary Rodeway Inn sign,” said David Piccolo, general manager and owner of the Rodeway Inn. “The exterior has been renovated and the rooms have the types of amenities that today`s traveler needs.”

A recent renovation of the Rodeway Inn added a new roof, vinyl siding, thermo windows, new exterior doors and electronic locks, a new pool liner and new carpeting in the rooms and public areas.

Each guest room is either an efficiency or semi efficiency featuring kitchenettes with stove top/microwave, sink and refrigerators and individually-controlled, climate control air conditioning and heating.

Each room has either one or two queen size or two double beds, remote-control cable TV, in-room coffee maker and telephone.


The Rodeway Inn features the Rodeway Choice Room, a special room designed for senior citizens. The Rodeway Choice Room features brighter lighting, telephone and television remote controls with large buttons, lever-handles on doors and faucets, alarm clock with large easy-to-read numbers, coffee makers, shower massager or hand-held shower head and grab bar in bathtub. Rooms for individuals with disabilities and non-smoking rooms are also available.

Hotel features include a two-story structure, continental breakfast, outdoor pool, basketball court and exercise room with a six-station universal gym, cardio-vascular equipment and exercise bicycle. There is also parking, guest laundry, and a copy machine and fax available for guest use.

Discounts are available when booked in advance for seniors, American Automobile Association members, business travelers, government and military personnel and groups.

The Rodeway Inn is conveniently located off exit 81 of I-95 at Crossroads in Waterford. The hotel is two miles from Crystal Mall, five miles from Groton Submarine Base, seven miles from historic Mystic Seaport and Aquarium and 10 miles from Ocean Beach Park. Mohican Sun Casino is 10 miles from the hotel. Foxwoods Casino is 16 miles away. Also nearby are Connecticut College and several major corporations.

The Rodeway Inn brand hotels participate in EA$Y CHOICE, a frequent traveler promotion that offers guests free lodging or frequent flier miles from participating airlines.

The Rodeway Inn hotel brand is franchised by Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH), one of the world`s largest lodging franchisors.

For reservations at any Rodeway Inn hotel worldwide, contact Choice`s toll-free reservation service at 1-800-4CHOICE or visit on the Internet. Rooms at the Rodeway Inn in Waterford, Conn. may also be booked by contacting the hotel directly at (860) 442-7227.

Choice Hotels, Choice Hotels International, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Clarion, Quality, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, MainStay Suites, EA$Y CHOICE and 1-800-4CHOICE are proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels International, Inc.