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Briarcliff Motel

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   506 Stockbridge Rd., Great Barrington, MA 01230
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
EllieG-NY New York City, New York
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've now stayed at the Briarcliff twice (March 2013 and March 2014) while on ski trips to Butternut. This place has character and soul. From sayings on the room key tags to the information sheets in the rooms, the owners have let their funny and slightly irreverent personalities shine through. You definitely know you're in a boutique property and not... More

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Cobleskill, New York
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11 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We often find ourselves in the Berkshires over the summer and over the February break. We've stayed at really nice places like the Red Lion Inn and more budget- minded places too. This is our first time at the Briarcliff Motel, but I don't think it will be our last time. We stayed in Room 8, right near the lobby.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I stayed here back in November of 2012 (can't believe it was so long ago), and I instantly fell in love with the place. The owners were the most pleasant and kind folks, and the motel was incredibly charming. We had great weather while we were there and so we were able to take great advantage of the location being... More

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High Bridge, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

After a pleasant first visit last year, we decided to come back to have some ski weekends. So far this year we have been here twice and have 2 more visits planned. Since our first visit, we have noticed many updates to the property and the rooms (new landscaping, fire pit, small refrigerators in the room, etc.). They have also... More

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Manchaug
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Dear TripAdvisor, A couple of years ago I stayed at the Briarcliff Motel in Great Barrington just as ownership was taken over by Clare & Richard Proctor. I believe I was their third customer which I guess makes me a charter member. I left a nice review with TripAdvisor (which was also my first review ever) as I was very... More

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New York
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

The Briarcliff Motel was a totally renovated, warm, welcoming surprise in the midst of great Barrington. European modern decor, most appreciated! Perfect spot for both skiing and exploring all the little towns. The owner could not be more gracious, as was Samantha, the "concierge". They are known for their healthy breakfasts served on long wooden communal tables. Absolutely no complaints... More

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Brooklyn, New York, USA
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8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I visit Great Barrington several weekends every winter, so my daughter can ski with her cousins at Butternut. We have stayed at the Comfort Inn (perfectly fine) and last year tried the Briarcliff. I was very happy there last year, and am happy to say the experience this year was even better. The Briarcliff is not a luxury hotel, but... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Briarcliff over Veteran's Day weekend; I cannot say enough terrific things about this place. The owners were gracious and kind and the overall vibe of the Briarcliff was homey and hip. The location is perfect--right in the center (within 10-20 minutes or so) of about four or five towns. We were able to... More

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Scarsdale, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We only stayed one night at Briarcliff, but the first of many I suspect. From the uber cool reception area to the beautiful clean and comfortable rooms, we loved it. An outdoor fire to sit around in the evening with blankets to keep your knees warm, watching the light changing over Monument Mountain. We explored both Great Barrington and Stockbridge,... More

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Long Island, NY
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10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

This place is a gem. It is the first time I stayed in a motel and only decided to stay at the Briarcliff after reading good reviews on Trip Advisor. I am so glad I took a chance! The rooms were absolutely spotless. I traveled with a 91 year old parent and Richard and Clare were very accommodating in making... More

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Additional Information about Briarcliff Motel

Also Known As:
Briarcliff Hotel Great Barrington
Briarcliff Hotel
Address: 506 Stockbridge Rd., Great Barrington, MA 01230
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > Great Barrington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Great Barrington
#5 Business Hotel in Great Barrington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Briarcliff Motel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New English owners Clare & Richard Proctor have turned this classic 1960 motor lodge, with its spectacular view of Monument Mountain, into a cool 21st century b&b. We offer great value, clean comfortable rooms with a stylish edge, free wifi, a home-made breakfast of scones, muffins and granola with locally-roasted coffee, and a warm welcome. Chill out on the deck in summer, or by the stove in our guest lounge in winter. We are five minutes from Great Barrington and Stockbridge, and under 15 from Tanglewood. ... more   less 
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