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Amherst Inn

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257 Main Street, Amherst, MA 01002
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Amherst Inn
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Westfield, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have stayed at the Amherst Inn 6 times , so we are obviously biased. It remains the best bed and breakfast in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts. Since this area is widely known as the "Five College Area", the Inn is ideally suited to parents and their prospective students for College Scouting trips. Every time we go to the... More 

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Louisville, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although Inn Keeper Ann had just broken her arm, she was cheerful and helpful and had everything in fine order. The Victorian rooms, parlor, and breakfast area are beautiful and the breakfast very tasty. There is always a lively conversation at breakfast - such interesting guests. It was my second visit and I will continue to book there whenever I... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I wooed my parents from Northampton by booking them a room at the beautiful Amherst Inn when they came to visit me in December. They could not stop raving about their weekend stay. The inn has a prime location, right across the street from the Emily Dickinson Museum and Homestead, a short walk to town center and also next door... More 

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Grand Rapids
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This breathtaking bed-and-breakfast is as perfect as perfect can be. Nestled at the top of one of several hills in storybook-lovely Amherst, Mass., this richly appointed inn just happens to be directly across the leafy lane from Emily Dickinson's lifelong home. I of course wanted to open the windows a crack, in hopes of breathing in poetic autumnal airs. The... More 

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I've stayed at this inn at various times while in Amherst MA for a conference at the university. It's a very close walk (less than 5 minutes) to the town center where there are always great places to eat, coffee houses (the Black Sheep is excellent), hangouts etc. It's also across from the Emily Dickinson House, of historical and literary... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Can't say enough about the kindness of the folks who run this place. They're very proud of this beautiful old house (as they are of its sister B&B just down the street, the Allen House Inn), and rightfully so. If you have any downtime during your stay, they'll be happy to tell you about the fascinating story of the house... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The Amherst Inn is a lovely, warm place to stay and looks out on the Emily Dickinson House. The breakfast was delicious, our hostesses hospitable, and I met a couple who loved opera as much as I do. The inn is beautiful in every detail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We decided on a whim to stay at a b and b for our anniversary while traveling. We couldn't be any happier when we stumbled across the allen house. The owners were more than accomodating we felt like we were old friends being welcomed home. The Inn was beautiful with attention to every detail from the rosettes on the woodwork... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This was our first trip to a B&B together, and it was a very impromptu stay on one of the biggest homecoming weekends for the surrounding colleges. We were incredibly lucky to secure a room, Napoleon's room! Very spacious, comfortable bed, private bath, electric fire place. Very very reasonable room rate, actually cheaper than some of the chain hotels/motels in... More 

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islamorada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

What started off as a not so pleasant experience, worked out well in the end. We went to the Amherst Inn for only one night to attend an event in Amherst. I booked into the Turret room as suggested by the proprietor, and on a subsequent call was told it was in the Allen house, down the road from the... More 

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