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The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   70 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Essex
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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South Windsor, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is fantastic- total relaxation experience. All the staff were pleasant and helpful, food was delicious and the spa facilities super clean. We took a cooking class and had a great time, learned a lot and the food was excellent- complimentary glass of wine with our meal. The grounds are beautiful and the rooms very comfortable and spotless. Loved... More

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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited for New Years thanks to a Travelzoo voucher. Terrific stay - bed was comfortable and room was spacious. Had a little issue with the heat at first but it was immediately fixed. We loved the warm chocolate chip cookies in the lobby and the Keurig in the room. We especially liked Amuse and its special New Years Eve menu.

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EssexResort-VT, Director of Resort Operations at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Matthew S, Thank you for sharing your memorable holiday experiences with others. Our signature restaurant, Amuse, has been a popular and well know dining venue for several years. However, our Director of Culinary Operations is always pushing to be innovative and adventurous and our newly re-designed restaurant is Junction. This exciting new offering is unique in the service level... More

Sherbrooke, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This has been one of my favourite hotels to visit. My boyfriend and I visited this place in August for one night. This hotel offered us so much more than what where looking for, and we would definitely return for an actual vacation where we could take greater advantage of all the things The Essex has to offer, such as... More

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EssexResort-VT, Director of Resort Operations at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear kn_hart, While I am happy to hear a swift resolution was provided for the issues you experienced, this is not the standard to which we hold ourselves and for this I apologize. Thankfully, these items did not overshadow the enjoyable memories of your visit and I appreciate the praise of the associates and the Resort as a whole that... More

Burlington, Vermont
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51 reviews 51 reviews
3 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My daughter recently attended a Bar Mitzvah celebration and had a glorious time with friends. The resort provides excellent service with a beautiful environment to host any event. The rooms are comfortable and current, teh grounds are well-maintained, adn the restaurants are culinary delights! In addition, the resort is across the street from an executive golf course, and a small... More

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EssexResort-VT, Director of Resort Operations at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear kikiinvt, I am pleased to hear your daughter had a great time while here with us for the Bar Mitzvah celebration. The Essex Resort & Spa has many activities on site and is close to so much of what Vermont has to offer. Thank you for enjoying your visit. Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We happened upon this hotel only because we needed a place to stay in between Montreal and CT. But we were so pleasantly surprised and will go back. It is a charming resort, staff are eager to please. The rooms are large and comfortable (though we asked for another room as the first one was a touch dark). They have... More

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EssexResort-VT, Director of Resort Operations at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Kamal P, Thank you for making the decision to stay with us and for taking the time to write this review. The Essex Resort & Spa consists of 120 unique guest rooms, each with it's own personality, configuration and amenities. I am happy to hear our Front Desk Agents were able to find the one that was perfect for... More

Toronto
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we saw the wedding invite and called the Hotel for a Rez, we were treated like VIP guests. Janette in Reservations made sure our needs were met and saved us a room that was ideal. Upon arrival, the front desk staff made us feel as though they had been waiting for us and again, as if WE... More

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EssexResort-VT, Director of Resort Operations at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Tommy4Tor, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of the many activities you enjoyed while with us and especially the praise for the various associates that provided you with memorable service. Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations More

Essex, Vermont
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by here for dinner, the 3-course tasting menu. Absolutely delicious, with fantastic flavors and unique pairings that I hadn't seen before. The service was fantastic, attentive without being intrusive, and very knowledgeable about the offerings - obviously, because the chef came out to the table to discuss them. Well worth the trip, and I look forward to going back.

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EssexResort-VT, Director of Resort Operations at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Chris_Campion, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with other travelers. Our signature restaurant was recently re-made in both appearance and service. Our Chefs are front and center leading this unique culinary experience. They share insights, information about the local purveyors that provide the food and just have fun. Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was very nice and the location is a little away from the hustle and bustle, but still close enough to Burlington (which itself has little hustle and bustle, except during rush hour - which I would recommend avoiding going from the city to the hotel at that time of day, it takes forever). The food and drinks at... More

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EssexResort-VT, Director of Resort Operations at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Josh M, It is so great to hear you had an enjoyable stay with us. The Essex Resort & Spa certainly has much to offer and the surrounding areas do as well. Something for everyone! Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a clean and comfortable place! We came up using a Groupon and there were no issues. The bed was super comfy! The room had a cozy fire place and a great view! The spa was terrific and the couples massage we had (used the groupon massage toward a couples massage) was just heavenly!! We ate on site and the... More

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EssexResort-VT, Director of Resort Operations at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Jen D, Thank you for staying with us and for writing this terrific review of your experiences. See you again soon, Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations More

palatine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a fabulous time here for a girls getaway. Perhaps if people understood this place to be more of an inn than a resort in the traditional sense they would not be disappointed. There is such charm, uniqueness, and detail here that is not found at a larger more informal place. We took advantage of every aspect here: Culinary class... More

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EssexResort-VT, Director of Resort Operations at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear erica e, Thank you for taking full advantage of all the many things the Essex Resort & Spa has to offer! Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations More

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Address: 70 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452
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Location: United States > Vermont > Essex
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa 3.5*
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The Essex, Vermont`s Culinary Resort And Spa
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Nestled on 18 acres between the vistas of the Green Mountains and the splendor of Lake Champlain, The Essex is Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa. As the Burlington area’s only AAA Four Diamond hotel, The Essex is a true destination, offering a full-service Spa and Fitness Center, cooking classes in the J.K. Adams and Chef's Kitchens of Cook Academy, and our two award-winning restaurants-- all of which perfectly complement our classic accommodations.The Essex is the premier choice for your next group event and is the perfect Vermont wedding destination for dozens of happy couples tying the knot each year. From our own Vermont Tennis Vacations to our wine list, ranked among the best in the world, The Essex offers you an experience unlike any other resort in New England. ...a true Recipe for Relaxation. ... more   less 
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