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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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Ranked #2 of 4 Sturbridge B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

From the initial Check in, very clean and comfortable rooms and the on site restaurants the service is excellent. Their off season deals are ideal for the traveler with of without children. Location is great as well. Located about 1 mile from the Mass Turnpike and Rte 84, don't let this stop pass you bye.

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North Royalton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the food served here, but as we are only passing through, we lament the oversized dishes. Even the appetizer Lobster Mac is the size of a full meal and is delicious. The Chicken Pot Pie is large and very tasty. The meal also comes with sticky buns, a treat to us. A big complaint this time, is that... More 

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Massachusetts
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8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just had dinner at the tap room. It has a really nice antique atmosphere and would go again just for that. The place was only around 1/2 full on a quiet Monday night after Easter. The guy started to seat us in the middle of a room while the tables lining the edge were all empty but no issue getting... More 

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Maine
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11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This is an easy and affordable overnight stop for us as we travel from Maine to points south for family visits. We appreciate the garden plantings and the ample green space to stretch our travel legs. We've stayed here at least a half a dozen times and appreciate the charm plus the attentiveness of the staff. Our most recent visit... More 

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Lancaster, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We arrived just in time for a snowstorm to begin. We were warming welcomed. Although we had made reservations for the main dining room, due to weather changes, we were changed to the Tavern. It was an excellent dinner - clam chowder, lobster Mac and cheese for my husband and clam chowder and butternut squash ravioli for myself. The rooms... More 

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Penn Yan, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

There is no place like the Publick House. I began staying at the Publick House several years ago when my son was attending college in Rhode Island and now it is my favorite place to stay when I head east. My most recent visit was Halloween 2014. I have enjoyed the seasonal decoration for both Thanksgiving and Christmas and thought... More 

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Holland, Massachusetts, United States
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8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Publick House is an historic inn frequented by George Washington and me. It's just off the main route from Boston to Philadelphia and is typical of the finer dining inns in New England. Beautiful all year long, but especially wonderous during the Christmas, with beautiful decorations by my friend Michelle Bernard-Bernier! I've never had a bad meal there and service... More 

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We spend New Years Eve over at the Publick House Country Lodge. We booked a King Room which was spacious, but only 60 degrees when we walked in. The room was and general property was very run down. Kinda got a Motel 6 feel to it. It then took 10 minutes to figure out how to run the space heater.... More 

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Beacon, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

If you love history and ambiance, the Publick House is for you! It is a New England Inn, catering to people who like elegance and a comfy homey atmosphere. The wood beams in many places seem original. It is from 1771. The staff are some of the nicest, friendliest people we have ever met. From the waiters & waitresses to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

When we arrived for a two day stay, attending a wedding. We were first given a room in the motel section, which was nowhere near the main buildings where the events would be taking place. After walking in to the King Room, we both smelled mold and a heavy attempt at covering it up. It was raining and I think... More 

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