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Briarcliff Motel

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   506 Stockbridge Rd., Great Barrington, MA 01230
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • 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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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Briarcliff has just had a facelift and she is beautiful. The couple that own and run Briarcliff and delightful and very easy to talk to. Samantha, checked us in and was also friendly and very charming. Breakfast was a real treat, homemade blueberry-lemon muffins and cheese an chive scones. They also had other things for breakfast, but the scone... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very friendly English couple has brought charming, cute Euro chic to this old school motor hotel. My wife and I came for two nights during for a summer wedding and we enjoyed our stay. It's really a B&B as there was delicious scones, yogurt and granola and coffee served in the morning in the very cool lobby area with... More

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ClareBriar, Owner at Briarcliff Motel, responded to this review

Hi and thanks so much for reviewing us. Just wanted to address your point about shampoo. You're right about the tiny bottle situation: before we ever had a hotel (not that long ago), the thought that there was a huge mountain somewhere of half-used bottles used to really bother me. (And the foothills would be made of shower caps and... More

Newton, Massachusetts, Usa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Briarcliff for 3 nights. The rooms were spotless, the location is perfect - right between Stockbridge and Great Barrington. Claire and Richard were wonderful hosts. The breakfasts were delicious. We especially liked the convenience of their kitchenette facilities to heat up our leftovers from our dinner the night before which saved us eating out for one... More

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Merrick, NY
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the second time my husband and I have stayed at the Briarcliff Motel. After spending the day sightseeing, we played board games at one of the picnic tables. In the evening we enjoyed sitting by the gas-lit fire pit. Our room was comfortable and spotless. The delicious breakfast included locally made yogurt, home-made muesli, freshly baked scones and... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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93 reviews 93 reviews
17 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This a a Motor Lodge converted to a B&B, of sorts. The room was extremely clean and comfortable with a refrigerator. My wife said the place was spotless. Since all the rooms are on one floor, it was easy to drag our suitcases into the room. That's a real blessing after staying on the second or third floor of other... More

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ClareBriar, Owner at Briarcliff Motel, responded to this review

Hey Leon! Thanks for your kind words, and we're glad you enjoyed yourselves at the Briarcliff. Just wanted to correct one thing you said: we do supply an all-in-one Method bodywash and shampoo in every room, and we have small bottles of Pantene shampoo and conditioner available to anyone who needs it. Wouldn't like you to think that we don't... More

Los Angeles, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A one-night stay was enough to make me want to return to GB for a return visit to the Briarcliff. The rooms are spacious and airy, large comfortable beds, and charmingly appointed. I said to my husband as we were getting settled that if we owned a motel, this is what I would want it to be. The owners were... More

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Madbury, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

So glad we stayed here. Welcoming, very comfortable bed, fun, very clean, spacious rooms, quiet, great breakfast. Convenient to everything. Recommend hightly! It was also great to have adjoining rooms with our friends.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Travelled in New England for three weeks mostly in hotels. The Briarcliff was a welcome break offering great value motel accommodation. Really nice breakfast. Spacious and comfortable room. Recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Briarcliff was a perfect respite after a 10 hour drive from VA en route to Maine! We enjoyed a picnic (Manhattan Pizza delivered) by the firepit with our pups, while our 3 year old was able to run and play. The firepit and beautifully landscaped front lawn (loved the lit trees!) was such a nice touch. The staff was... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Such nice folks who own the place - and they helped us out with a complicated scheduling bind we were in (and we are very grateful!). Funky details in the rooms, very comfortable beds, quiet, amazing use of space. SUPER clean!! Surprised to have a nice-sized fridge in our room. And a lovely breakfast in the awesome common area. Great... More

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Address: 506 Stockbridge Rd., Great Barrington, MA 01230
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > Great Barrington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Briarcliff Motel 2*
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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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