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The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having returned from Essex Resort & Spa yesterday , I would like to update. There are some new editions such a a fridge in the room,which is welcome. DecoraTed to beautifully for upcoming holidays.The staff is SUPERB from desk to maintenance crew,especially Susanne,Brandon and Kirk. Disappointed at Junction for the first time ever.Our waitperson,Rebecca was great but the food was...

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Sparks, Maryland
Reviewed 1 week ago

My parents and I shared a 2-bedroom suite in the Manor House over the Thanksgiving holiday. The room was very spacious and had a full kitchen (which we didn't really use, but having the fridge and microwave was nice!). Beds were very comfortable, and the fireplace was a nice touch. It was on a 1-hour timer which required getting up...

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Saratoga Spgs
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanksgiving dinner was expensive and very mediocre. There was nothing that could be called better than average. Service was good but lack of sufficient busing help left the dining room messy. Food was not even warm and the shrimp was peel them yourself.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Specifically reserved rooms with fireplaces in order to sit in front of the fireplace. Rooms did have fireplaces but no in-room seating provided. Web photos show couches in rooms with fireplaces. Not so in reality. Took 3 separate requests and a trip to the front desk to procure an additional blanket. Unintentionally left a coat in the room closet at...

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Williamsburg, Virginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Though the rooms were a bit dated, they were clean and spacious. Check-in was fine but throughout the stay it seemed the front desk was not as informed as they could have been about activities and amenities on the property. Tended to feel like a "do it yourself" situation. The spa was nicely appointed and the massage was wonderful and...

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Clifton Park, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fantastic time we had staying at The Essex celebrating our girlfriends 60th birthday. The room was so nice, the food was great and the spa was fantastic!! The staff are so welcoming. All in all, a great place to stay. Lots to do in the area. Very easy to find.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in a suite over veterans day weekend, room was clean, bathroom was nice had a great jetted tube and fireplace, however I slept very poorly due to the fact the only room darkening type shade were very cheep blinds that could not even keep out the street lights. It made for a very early morning as I woke up...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic weekend we had at the Essex culinary resort and spa. Everything was perfect and whatever we asked for we received with a smile. The cooking class we took with chef Steve was amazing and fun. Can't wait to come back and both my husband and myself wish we had another day here. We recommend this resort very...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went to the Essex to celebrate his birthday and now we pledge to make this an annual event. The resort was beautiful and the amenities great. Having two great restaurants on site was the finishing touch.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we first arrived the front desk staff was very friendly and told me all the great places to go in the area. We got the studio room and it was the perfect size for a weekend stay. The first night we went in the pool and jacuzzi which was nice and peaceful. The second night we are at the...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled on 18 acres between the vistas of the Green Mountains and the splendor of Lake Champlain, The Essex is Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa. The Essex is a true destination, offering a full-service Spa and Fitness Center, cooking classes in the J.K. Adams and Chef's Kitchens of Cook Academy, and our two award-winning restaurants-- all of which perfectly complement our classic accommodations.The Essex is the premier choice for your next group event and is the perfect Vermont wedding destination for dozens of happy couples tying the knot each year. From our own Vermont Tennis Vacations to our wine list, ranked among the best in the world, The Essex offers you an experience unlike any other resort in New England. ...a true Recipe for Relaxation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa

Address: 70 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452-3383
Region: United States > Vermont > Essex
Price Range: $181 - $452 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 120
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The Essex, Vermont`s Culinary Hotel Essex
The Essex, Vermont`s Culinary Resort And Spa
Essex Vermonts Culinary Junction
Essex Vermonts Culinary Hotel
Inn Essex
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