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1896 House - Brookside & Pondside Motels

910 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, MA 01267
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Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Williamstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I would absolutely recommend you avoid this place and spend your money elsewhere. It's is a total rip off with crappy service and bad attitude from the owners. We arrived late at night, the room was freezing. I tried to set the thermometer at higher temperature but the heating system was not working, indeed NO air was flowing through no... More 

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Hingham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

First timers, father and son Berkshire hunters getaway. Spent 2 days in room 11 Pondside along with group of fellow outdoorsmen who have made the 1896 House their hunting "home away from home" for many years. I must say, I see why they return yearly. The rooms are very well appointed. Beds quite comfortable, and the owners treat you like... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We just returned from one night at Pondside Motel. Visiting the area for a son's cross country meet. I had booked one night at the Brookside (had the confimation in hand) but upon arrival I was told they were booked so we went to Pondside. I expected a basic motel room, but this felt a bit subpar. One curtain was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have stayed at the 1896 House's Brookside Inn before, and have never been disappointed. It's a very peaceful setting, and inexpensive as well. Sure, there are fancier hotels out there, but the Brookside Inn has the perfect blend of comfort and luxury without feeling overdone, and that's what keeps me going back when I feel the need to get... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The time to be in Williamstown is October, and we were. We splurged on this place, and it was well worth it. Very nice suite -- comfortable sitting area, spacious room, nice bathroom. Very pleasant place to return to after a day in the foliage and museums. Nice feature: breakfast cooked to order in a small dining room for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I can't express how absolutely lovely, restful, and stress releasing these accommodations were. We stayed in room 206 of the Barnside luxury suites. Simply opulent! Clean, beautiful decor, tasteful in both color and comfort. The room is next to the creek. We slept with the windows open and the fireplace on! Not a detail is overlooked from the robes and... More 

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

On a leisurely ride down Route 7, we spotted the 1896 House and stopped to see if they had a room for the night. They did, in the Pond side. I was a little put-off by the "motel style", but ended up being very happy we went for it. Our room was spacious, nicely appointed and very comfortable. We shared... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We stayed 2 nights in a standard room (one queen bed, stall shower) in the Brookside motel. The rooms are clean, comfortable with plenty of room though dated looking (the TV is new). The bed was very comfortable, the heat worked and there was plenty of hot water (though it takes a few minutes to get going). The rooms are... More 

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We stayed one night in the Brookside rooms. The room we had was a king bed and was very charming. The 1896 Pub has great food and is just a walk over the brook. A breakfast buffet was offered but we prefer to have breakfast served. Just our choice. It's location is great right near Tanglewood and only about 30... More 

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My friend and I spent one night here in late August. The staff was friendly and most accommodating and were willing to give a 10% AAA discount. They even changed our Pondide room to a Brookside. Room was clean , comfortable and cozy. Nice grounds. The pub is nice but the food is average.. The breakfast area could be expanded... More 

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Address: 910 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, MA 01267
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > Williamstown
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Number of rooms: 30
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