We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Purple Gables

232 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002
Purple Gables
Write a Review

32 reviews from our community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    30
    2
    0
    0
    0
See reviews for
12
12
Solo
0
4
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (2)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (32)
  • Mar-May only
    (6)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (14)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (11)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (1)
All months
There are newer reviews for Purple Gables
See the most recent reviews
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We stayed at Purple Gables on October 20th and found Lynda to be a truly gracious and friendly hostess greeting us warmly upon our arrival and offering all sorts of local information so we could get the most out of our stay. The suite was bigger than I had imagined and there were plenty of special "added extras" for us... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

The Purple Gables is tucked among the trees and within an easy walk of 'downtown' Amherst. We loved our three nights there. The bed was incredibly comfy and the suite spacious and relaxing. Lynda is a delightful and entertaining host who takes a genuine interest in her guests and has a real zest for life. The multi-course breakfasts, served by... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kohler, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

I bet Lynda would get even more five star reviews, but after so many positive comments, it is kind of hard to come up with anything new to say. The suite is beautiful and comfortable and quiet. I thought the bathroom, in particular, was very nice. There were all sorts of snacks and extras for us to enjoy. In the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
ny
Level Contributor
54 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

my daughter and I spent a college weekend in Mass.Our home base was "the purple gables B&B. Lovely,clean,comfortable...Similar to a little apartment.We wanted for nothing.Two bedrooms,comfortable sleeping.Engaging hostess/inn keeper....A breakfast fit for royalty Truly a restful charming little home.....Thanks to Linda

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
31 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Although just a brief visit, we couldn't have asked for a more attentive, warm and interested host. Lynda went out of her way to make us feel right at home even though we were tired after a long days drive including catching the last tour at Emily Dickinson's house. It was delightful to relax in the impressive flower-filled rear garden... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Francisco
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Do I even need to chime in with yet another 5 star review for Lynda?? Purple Gables is lovely, conveniently located, tastefully decorated, and yes, the breakfasts are superb. Our family of 4 was very comfortable here, with one kid on the sofa bed and one in the private single room. But the best part is having such a personality-filled... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Lynda really looks after her guests! The suite is really comfortable and the property is very convbeniently located for the town. The breakfasts are superb and very large - you can easily miss out on lunch! However the warmth of welcome from Lynda and her family was great. She was also very helpful in suggesting places to visit that we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tarpon Springs, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

I consider myself an avid traveler with a discerning eye for excellence and I was not disappointed at Purple Gables, with host Lynda Faye. From the accommodations (aesthetically pleasing and comfortable decor), to soft luxurious linens, palette pleasing gourmet 3 course breakfasts...but the best part of all was the graciousness and great humor of the host, Lynda. It all added... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

We stayed here, like many, doing the college tour, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Lynda is an extremely gracious, thoughtful, and accommodating hostess. When my kids mentioned they weren't fans of eggs, she kindly offered to make them French toast. The food was absolutely delicious, her company most enjoyable, the suite lovely and with all the comforts of home. Should... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
El Cerrito, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

Lynda has a real gift for hospitality--she's so smart and thoughtful and detail-oriented--and she's a terrific cook and has an admirable sense of aesthetics as well, all of which add up to a top-notch B&B experience. Other reviewers have already done a great job of praising Lynda and the Purple Gables (and I concur with all their accolades), so I'll... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

15 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (15)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (11)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Amherst
0.6 mi away
Hotel UMass
Hotel UMass
#1 of 3 in Amherst
4.5 of 5 stars 354 reviews
2.3 mi away
Holiday Inn Express Amherst-Hadley
2.0 mi away
Courtyard Hadley Amherst
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
5.6 mi away
Hampton Inn Hadley-Amherst
3.9 mi away
Comfort Inn
Comfort Inn
#4 of 7 in Hadley
3.5 of 5 stars 119 reviews
7.6 mi away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Springfield Northampton / Amherst
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities