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1896 House - Brookside & Pondside Motels

2.5 of 5 Motel   |   910 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, MA 01267
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Ranked #4 of 13 hotels in Williamstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Of all the offerings in Williamstown, inkling more expensive places, this is the best. Run with a casual, homey atmosphere by a staff eager to please. Nice pub with good food and drinks on the premises.

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14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We spent two nights at the 1896 House and enjoyed a cozy room by the brook. We loved the location-- tucked in a quiet nook of the Berkshires. Great comfy beds, good internet, and nice continental breakfast. The 6 House Pub next door has great burgers and a nice beer selection too.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I loved this charming inn/hotel near a bubbling brook with all kinds of lovely touches--bridges, adirondack chairs near the water, surrounding woods. Room was rustic and very clean and comfortable. Innkeepers extremely friendly and attentive. Continental breakfast limited selection but delicious. Very convenient to Williamstown/N Adams and surrounding area.

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Venice, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Driving along Route 2 and found this gem! Sue was so friendly and welcoming when we arrived. Room was quaint, clean, and very comfortable beds. Setting was so beautiful with the sound of a brook running and the birds singing! A hot cup of coffee with a light breakfast hit the spot in the morning. Restaurant next door, walk across... More

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Adams, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We stayed at the brookside motel portion of the 1896 house. On the good side, the room was exactly as shown and described on the website. The bed was extremely comfortable, and the room was very nicely decorated! The Innkeeper was very accommodating and kind to us, and allowed us to cancel our second night without penalty or problem. On... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Not kid friendly at all! Very paper thin walls and very outdated tiny rooms, way overpriced for no amenities and size and update of rooms Hot water didn't last very long in shower. Won't go again and don't recommend anyone with kids to stay there.

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Upstate NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We stayed here on a Living Social deal and couldn't be more satisfied. Our room was charming and very clean and comfortable. The wine and truffles waiting for us were very welcome. Breakfast was good and plentiful. The four course meal included in the deal was awesome. All staff were friendly and helpful. Can't think of a single thing to... More

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Amsterdam, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

First off nice people, I felt after seeing the room it was "really" overpriced. The room was small and dated, the hot water went cold before I filled the 2 person hottub and to our surprise the included breakfast was not what I expected. My fault maybe, but I won't stay there again.

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Denise R, Owner at 1896 House - Brookside & Pondside Motels, responded to this review

It is unfortunate, but this guest thought he had booked one of our Luxury Suites on line, but he had accidentally booked a motel room. Of course his expectations were not met neither with the room, nor with the breakfast. We told him that if he had let us know on arrival that he expected a Luxury Suite, we would... More

North Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

My husband and I went last weekend on a Living Social deal that I had bought him for Christmas. I have to say, it was the best deal I've ever purchased! I had spoke to Denise a couple of times with questions before we arrived, and she was wonderful! The woman that checked us (Regina?) in was equally helpful. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Great place to stay, clean and not far from the mountain. The staff was excellent, very understanding. It's just a small walk to Resturant on site which has great food. Breakfast in the morning if you want which has just enough to give to you the energy you need. I recommend this place and look forward to staying here again... More

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Address: 910 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, MA 01267
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > Williamstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — 1896 House - Brookside & Pondside Motels 2.5*
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#3 Romantic Hotel in Williamstown #4 Family Hotel in Williamstown
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Enchanting "retro" property on a brook & pond. Variety of immaculate & charming rooms with many bed configurations. Some Jacuzzis, canopy beds, and parlor stoves. Lovely full hot breakfast buffet. Seasonal heated pool. Free WiFi. Very popular restaurant on site. Gourmet restaurant adjacent. Free parking. All non-smoking. One accessible room. One 3 Room Apartment. Sister Luxury Inn available on property. You’ll never want to leave! ... more   less 
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