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Boone Tavern Hotel

#1 of 9 Hotels in Berea
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100 Main St. N, Berea, KY 40403
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Key West
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76 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our fourth visit in some 30 years was a joyful return to a much improved hotel, unique in both its setting and operation. Associated with Berea College's student service program, we have been tolerant of the hotel's deficiencies (antiquated but charming accommodations in 1984, upgraded accommodations but still no alcohol in 2009), finally in 2014 Boone Tavern entered the modern... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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53 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just 7 or 8 hours from Chicago, I like heading to Berea for some country charm and hospitality. We have visited this college and shops before, but this is our first time experiencing a stay at the Historic Boone Tavern. Although the hotel is over 100 years old, it has had remodeling and is updated, and is stately and well... More 

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St. Louis
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not wanting to sound repetitive and having only more good comments to add to the other glowing reviews for Boone’s Tavern Hotel, it is hard to know what to tell you that you don’t already know except to ‘stay here if you have the opportunity’. In my opinion the building is visually stunning, historically fascinating; the service outstanding throughout, the... More 

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BooneTavernHotel, Manager at Boone Tavern Hotel, responded to this review

What a wonderful review thank you so much for your kind words. I printed off your review and posted it around for the staff to read. I am sure they will be delighted. Again, thank you! More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A wonderful weekend & a wonderful hotel & staff. I was there for a family wedding & could not have been more impressed! The hotel is great, but the staff makes it even better. Everyone in all departments went over & beyond in guest quality service. But I did want to give special praise to one staff member, Admiral B.... More 

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BooneTavernHotel, Manager at Boone Tavern Hotel, responded to this review

Great review thank you so very much! I made sure to let the staff know (Especially Admiral B) about your kind words. Again, thank you and we hope to see you soon! More 

Bloomington, Indiana
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102 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed 5 nights as I attended two different LearnShops on watercolor painting. The hotel is well kept with a staff that is really eager to please the visitor. The room was comfortable and the furnishing are beautiful. I read that the beds and chests of drawers are made by the students in the college. They are made of hardwoods,... More 

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BooneTavernHotel, Manager at Boone Tavern Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. That is correct about the furniture being made by the students. The students also make the mirrors and the woven waste baskets. We are happy to hear that you had a comfortable week here with us! See you soon! More 

Medina, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time visit to Berea. Went to research some family history. Boone tavern is owned by Berea College and the students work there to pay their room and board. The service was outstanding! We had the chicken with risotto and the tempura salmon. Both were incredibly good. Stayed in the junior suite on the second floor that has been recently... More 

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BooneTavernHotel, Manager at Boone Tavern Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate people that love the history of our college and our town. We hope that you got some wonderful news about the history of your family as well! More 

Bloomfield HIlls, Mich USA
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114 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

History of college & hotel is fascinating, so we were delighted to stay here during the Festival of Learnshops (which gave us a great discount on rooms). While some say the rooms are too small, they must not realize that's the nature of a historic inn. The bed was really comfortable, blackout curtains plus no noise from the street made... More 

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BooneTavernHotel, Manager at Boone Tavern Hotel, responded to this review

Your review was so sweet. Thank you! Some of our rooms are on the smaller side but we like to think of ourselves as a big house. We were built over 100 years ago as a guest house for people who would visit the college. We thank you for appreciating that. We hope that you come back every year for... More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth staying at got a queen bed and breakfast for $100 AAA rate. Lots of History here built in 1909 it has had several Presidents stay here. Rooms are a bit small but most rooms were in the early 1900s. Food was excellent. Service was ok mostly college students. Great place to take a walk in the Berea College grounds... More 

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BooneTavernHotel, Manager at Boone Tavern Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We also thank you for your understanding that we do employ 40 college students working here in exchange for free tuition. We hope you come back and see us soon! More 

Columbus, Ohio
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4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had visited Berea last year and ate at the Boone Tavern. We enjoyed our visit so much that we decided we would return and stay at the majestic Boone Tavern. Our stay was very pleasant, our room was nice but the bed was small. We ate dinner there and the meal was wonderful - service was... More 

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BooneTavernHotel, Manager at Boone Tavern Hotel, responded to this review

Couldn't ask for a better review so thank you. Next time you stay upgrade to a King size bed and I am sure you will be pleased. Again, thank you kindly! More 

Ellettsville, Indiana
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53 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The reservation process was done well. She was very friendly and because I was new to the area I was reassured I made the right decision to stay there rather than one of the chains. She advised which suite to stay in but then it ended up it wasn't available but assured me the suite I picked was nice also.... More 

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