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Publick House Historic Inn

On the Common, 277 Main Street - Route 131, Post Office Box 187, Sturbridge, MA 01566-0187
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Long Island City
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This being a "historic" place I thought I would find a quaint cute establishment. In fact it is a wedding factory, a gigantic parking lot along a noisy highway. Most employees hate their job, the rooms look like a 70s murder motel, the pastry shop is a joke, the bartenders cannot mix a half-decent martini. The food looks disgusting and... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of those places that has a long history and reputation, but the quality of service doesn't match. We were there for a big private family celebration. The place itself is lovely with all "ye olde worlde charme." But the service was poor, everything that had been contracted and agreed for timing of our group (60-ish people) meal... More 

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Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed 2 nights in a lodge room up on the hill. Convenient for attending wedding on the lawn but definitely NOT a great hotel unless your expectations are in line with majority of reviews. The rooms are very outdated, worn and need overhaul desperately. The staff were GREAT and seem devoted to their jobs. They are eager to please... More 

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has been a favorite stop for us for years as we travel from Maryland to Maine. We like the pub especially in the winter and fall next to the fire place. The bakery is great- have a sticky bun you will come back. Stay in the inn part, not the lodge. The inn is worn and quaint, but... More 

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The experience at the Publick House Historic Inn reminded me that you get what you pay for. I booked a room for one night at a VERY good rate. When I arrived I realized that the room was not actually in the Inn but in one of the building separate from the Inn. I imagine the buildings were built in... More 

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Shirley, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed two nights in the lodge for a friend's wedding. Room was spacious - right near the pool. The walk up the hill can be a bit much for older guests - I'd recommend staying in the inn rather than the lodge, or you could always jump in your car and drive the 45 seconds up/down the hill to get... More 

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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Queen Bee and I spent some time in Sturbridge for a weekend. After going to an outdoor concert while drinking micro-brews, we wisely decided to stay another night. We looked online and grabbed a room at the famous Publick House in Sturbridge center for $89. It was a great move and we even stayed in separate queen beds and... More 

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Kinnelon, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We stayed here while attending Brimfield Antique show and the place was just fine. We had a nice size room with 2 queen beds that were very comfortable. The pillows on the beds were very firm just the way we like them so this was a plus for us. Our room had a view of the swimming pool with a... More 

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Southbridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The rooms are comfortable and decorated well, clean and you can find coupons! There is a nice shop next door and the bakery has wonderful treats to take to your room or out sightseeing. Old Sturbridge Village is not far and I believe you get a discount coupon for staying at the Public House. IT is a beautiful place to... More 

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Oakland, Rhode Island, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My wife and I travelled to Sturbridge MA for our joint birthdays and I was in a kind of historical mood. We travelled first to Westville Recreation area for a picnic lunch and reveled in the quiet and beauty of the lake formed by the Westville Dam. Than having driven around Sturbridge we checked into the Publick House Historic Inn.... More 

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