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The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa

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Worcester, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

Well-located for travel to Burlington, VT. Clean, quiet, comfortable, friendly staff...tavern area well-designed... Very good food. Lots to see and do.... Burlington offers great restaurants, bars, shopping. Will visit again.

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EssexResort-VT, Director of Resort Operations at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear EmeraldMAF, Thank you so much for sharing these kind words. Our proximity to Burlington provides the best of both worlds. Close enough to facilitate exploring all that is offered and the ability to retreat to the quiet and serenity of the Essex Resort & Spa. We hope to see you again soon! Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations

Levis, Canada
Reviewed 21 March 2014

A two night stay that was great. We enjoyed the hot tub at the Spa complex and the food at The Tavern restaurant. The personel was very nice and available. The only downside was the swimming lessons at the end of the day at the indoor pool. That causes à lot of noise and prévents relaxing when you've had a...

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EssexResort-VT, Director of Resort Operations at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear boumba01, It is great to hear you had such a pleasant stay with us recently. Thank you for your compliments of the food and the various associates that provided you with friendly service. The indoor pool can become the center of activity and excitement as others enjoy the warm swim and oasis from the cold the facility offers. I...

Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 20 March 2014

I called to make a reservation for my sister's wedding and was told that my card would not be charged until the next friday for the convenience of getting a new paycheck. Low and behold, I go check my bank account to ensure I have enough money for grocery shopping these weekend and they charged my card; thus leaving me...

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EssexResort-VT, Director of Resort Operations at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Billy8675309, It is quite concerning to hear of the negative impression we have given you as a result of booking your reservation and processing your deposit. Our intention is certainly not to cause undue stress or restrict your ability to use your card for other purchases. Our deposit procedures are printed on our web site and should also be...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 18 March 2014

No matter why you need to get away, The Essex is the place to make you feel pampered, spoiled and yet right at home! The staff is amazing, if you tell them what you like they can make your stay even more amazing! (ex. movie tickets, dessert treats, spa reccomendations, shopping, sights, bargains, etc....)

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EssexResort-VT, Director of Resort Operations at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Glenna M, Thank you for choosing to stay with us again and for this fantastic review. It is so very rewarding when a guest not only has a great stay but then offers to share the experience with others. Hopefully we will see you again soon, Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations

Williamsville, Vermont
Reviewed 18 March 2014

The Essex was a wonderful place to spend the weekend. The rooms are lovely and very comfortable. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly, whether checking in or just walking past them in the hall way. I was staying there with four teenage girls, and they were kind of loud and goofy, but it didn't seem to bother anyone, everyone...

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EssexResort-VT, Director of Resort Operations at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear 55Saskia, Thank you for choosing to spend the weekend with us. We are family friendly and we mean it. Hopefully the young ladies performed well at the gymnastics meet after their full breakfast and were able to ease any sore muscles in the hot tub afterward. See you again soon, Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations

Vermont
Reviewed 17 March 2014

Friendly Staff, Great food, and a great place to play hide and seek with my children. People do business with poeple they like, I will from now on always stay at the Inn at Essex. The food Amuse restaurant was great, the kids loved every minute of the stay. thank you

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EssexResort-VT, Director of Resort Operations at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear spacritic30, Thank you for this terrific compliment. It is great to hear positive recognition from an experienced traveler such as yourself. Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations

new jersey
Reviewed 15 March 2014

The boys had off for Presidents week and we took advantage of a mid week voucher for our stay Mon - Wed. The facility is very nice, clean and the rooms although dated, spacious. The indoor olympic sized pool and outdoor hot tub spa area were a big hit for the kids after a day on the slopes. My husband...

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EssexResort-VT, Director of Resort Operations at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear caliwithkids, I am happy to hear we were able to provide you with the family getaway that you deserved. The Essex Resort & Spa is family friendly and has activities for all. Hopefully you may consider a visit during the warmer months when the boys are off from school. They most assuredly will enjoy the open spaces, outdoor pool...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 15 March 2014

Stayed here with my 16 year old daughter. We did not use the spa other than to soak in the hot tub after snowboarding. It was a very comfortable room and the staff was friendly. We ate in the more casual of their two restaurants. The food we had was good, but considering this is a "culinary" resort I expected...

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EssexResort-VT, Director of Resort Operations at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear bzurbo, It is so wonderful to hear you and your daughter had a great weekend away. I definitely recommend visiting the Spa when you return. Our Spa Director, Karen Smegal has worked hard to make ensure it is a world class facility with service to match. While I am pleased to hear you found the food in the Tavern...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 15 March 2014

Stayed a few days at the Essex using one of the many deals floating around from deal sites. The room was a good size and clean. The biggest problem was the heating system. There's an "automated" system that turns off heat to the room when you leave. So it means you return to a very cold room when you come...

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EssexResort-VT, Director of Resort Operations at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear vvv3, I am happy to hear you were able to take advantage of one of our packages enabling you to experience the Essex Resort & Spa. I have shared your comments regarding the heating unit noise in your room with our Director of Facilities so he and his team may investigate the cause and make any needed repairs. Our...

Montreal
Reviewed 12 March 2014

My husband and I stayed here for a weekend and just LOVED it! Our check in (as well as the check out) was quick and friendly. The lobby offers very good coffee and fresh cookies for guests to enjoy - yum!. Our 3rd floor room was so nice, very clean, well appointed, nice decor, good coffee, roomy, with lots of...

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EssexResort-VT, Director of Resort Operations at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Peens, Thank you for these words of praise. It is so rewarding for the entire resort when we receive letters, comment cards and especially read these great reviews. This serves to energize and keep us pumped up and engaged! Come visit again soon so we can welcome you back! Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations

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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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  • Kitchenette
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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 - $449 (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 Resort And Spa
Essex Vermonts Culinary Junction
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