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Briarcliff Motel

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   506 Stockbridge Rd., Great Barrington, MA 01230
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Don't hesitate to center your Berkshires visit around the Briarcliff Motel. High marks for all the key requirements: cleanliness, location, and delicious breakfast. And bonuses: responsive, helpful, charming hosts, cool design, beautiful setting with a firepit for the parky evenings. Excellent place.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family of four had a great stay at the Briarcliff. The room accommodated all of us and our large dog quite comfortably. We hiked in the nearby state forest on the first day, then climbed Monument Mountain on the second day. Room was clean and quiet - our essentials. Breakfast, as others have commented, was quite delicious and easy... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Briarcliff for 3 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our experience there. The rooms have all been recently refurbished with unique, modern furnishings. They are spacious and extremely clean and it was so nice to have parking just outside the door. We had a huge king bed with the most comfortable pillows (better than those at home!) and... More

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North Bellmore, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I and another couple enjoyed our stay at the Briarcliff. The rooms were neat, clean and nicely decorated. A beautiful B & B owed by Richard and Claire. The breakfast had homemade raspberry muffins and scones, including different types of teas. I would suggest everyone to visit this B & B and you will go back-WE WILL!... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

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 August 7, 2014

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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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94 reviews 94 reviews
17 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 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 July 22, 2014

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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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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