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The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa

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Hudson, Massachusetts
Reviewed 17 May 2014

Its hard to keep up with this resort - seems it has seen a lot of traffic. The temperature was hard to regulate in the room - making it warm even with shades and temp set at 65... Not a lot of hot water in the am, lukewarm at best. And the bathroom didn't have a lot of room to...

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

Dear Rita V, Thank you for this review of your stay. The Essex Resort & Spa has certainly seen many happy feet!!! Thank you for your support. Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations

Boston
Reviewed 17 May 2014

The hotel is nice though the foyer is sparsely decorated. The rooms are a nice size. I had dinner and breakfast there. the dinner was poor. It was meant to be a hot and sour sauce, instead it tasted like food fried in lemon juice and nothing else. The breakfast was very nice.

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

Dear Irish9999, Thank you for staying and eating with us. I agree with you about our lobby and we have scheduled a complete re-model that will begin toward the end of this year. I have shared your observations regarding your dinner experience with our Director of Culinary Operations, Chef Shawn Calley so he may review with his team. They certainly...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 16 May 2014

We head to Vermont in early summer every year and have stayed twice at Essex resort mainly because it is on our route and near family. The first time we stayed there with high expectations because of the good reviews. We started to wonder though, when we were assigned a room where the air conditioning was not working. The front...

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

Vsha, Trip Advisor is a great forum for travelers to share their experiences with others both positive and negative. Often a negative review, can offer valuable information and perspective that can lead to positive changes. It unfortunately can also be a powerful tool when used improperly by a guest. Your review certainly does contain some truth. However, you have taken...

Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed 15 May 2014

My wife and I recently spent at night here and while we had a wonderful time using the hammock and pool, walking the grounds, and playing the outdoor checker game, we were not impressed with the condition of the room. The room had potential- it was a nice size and color and tastefully decorated, but in need of some work...

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

Dear Sarah U U, Thank you for staying with us and please accept my apology for the issues you experienced with the quality of your room. I have shared this with our Facilities Director, Matt Whitman so he and his team may investigate. Matt has a preventive maintenance program in place that has shown great results in many areas but...

Dieppe, Canada
Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights. Very clean and very professional. Customer service is top notch! Close to the outlets. Restaurant is a bit pricy. I tried the Tavern and food was OK. Nothing to brag about. There are a lot of great places to eat in the area, you just need to look around and you will find it.

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

Dear Marc G, Thank you for staying with us and for having a great time. Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations

Roseland
Reviewed 14 May 2014

This was a very unique resort. I have been to many Vermont areas and this is truly one of a kind. It is not right by a lot of stuff but once you are there, it is like a little city in and of itself. There is a Spa and top notch restaurants. We did a culinary experience which included...

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

Dear John G, Thank you so very much for taking advantage of all the Resort has to offer and for your words of appreciation. Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations

Cottekill, NY
Reviewed 14 May 2014

We booked The Essex for a last minute birthday/Mother's Day weekend because of its central location. We had no idea that the food was so unbelievably delicious, or that the spa was such a luxurious escape. The staff is the most accommodating, courteous and helpful group we have ever encountered. The level of customer service at The Essex is far...

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

Dear REALGrunge, Thank you so very much for this terrific review. We hope to see you again soon, Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 May 2014

This was our second stay at The Essex. We brought back my girlfriends parents and our dog this time. As advertised this resort is extremely pet friendly. Upon check in you receive a welcome kit for your dog that includes a toy, foldable water bowl, treats and poop bags. The resort grounds are extremely pleasant and well kept with large...

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

Dear Dustin H, Thank you for your continued support of the Essex Resort & Spa. There is no better compliment than a guest that returns and enjoys each visit to the fullest. Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations

Reviewed 2 May 2014

My friend and I spent two nights at The Essex and we couldn't have chosen a better place to forget reality, pamper ourselves and enjoy fabulous food! Staff was consistently so eager to please, friendly, attentive and obviously loving their jobs! Spa was amazing! Peaceful and such a treat to hang out and relax in lounges as long as we...

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

Dear Patty0421, Wow...what a fantastic compliment. Thank you so very much for enjoying your time away with us. See you again soon. Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations

Dorval, Canada
Reviewed 30 April 2014

Helpful staff, beautiful surroundings, a chance to temporarily forget about work & other responsibilities. Culinary class is relaxed, educational, and fun. Spa area has a quiet and relaxed atmosphere.

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

Dear Barbara M, Thank you for this and the other positive reviews you posted regarding your stay with us. I am so happy we were able to provide you with the get-away and escape you most certainly deserved. Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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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
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: $205 - $466 (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
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“I had a Spa Suite overlooking the pool and woods, which was perfect.”
AmberH6, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I would suggest a room with a fireplace. The room was quite large and very comfortable.”
deborahs15, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“No "best" views - hotel is surrounded by parking lots, other buildings, etc. Very very easy to get from rooms to meeting areas, etc.”
TeriC582, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms have their own fireplace.”
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“Closest to the main lodge is helpful in the cold weather”
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