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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 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    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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Burlington, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow, if you want to experience some great food, stay here. They are also a culinary school and put on classes for the guests. Although we didn’t have time to attend one, the food that comes out of their kitchens is unique and GREAT!! They have 17 chefs on staff, so there is lots of imagination being used to create... More

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

Dear CeilidhBurl, Thank you for coming to "our" Burlington area and taking in all the resort has to offer. Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations More

Onset, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We still feel the same about our trip. However, I just found out that my girlfriend's Alex and Ani's bracelets were taken when we stayed at the resort. Luckily they weren't expensive jewelry. However, each one had sentimental value and all were gifts. She had taken them off before bed our last night there and unfortunately left them on 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 kagus725, It is most unfortunate to hear of these items that have been lost. Our Housekeepers (and every associate hired) are all pre-screened with a criminal background check before employment begins and we have security measures in place such as traceable master keys and security cameras in many areas of the resort. The Housekeepers are highly aware of the... More

La Jolla, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really love the grounds and the amenities here. Beautiful green acres abutting some wooded areas. You can't help but relax in Vermont peace and quiet. The highlight is their indoor pool, which is amazing. They also have an outdoor pool, which is rare for the Burlington area. Hammocks are casually strewn about the property for relaxing with your best book... More

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

Dear Bob B, We agree...there is no better place to come and relax. Thank you for enjoying your time away with us. The Resort has 120 unique guest rooms so please let our talented reservation agents know what you are looking for and they will find the one that is perfect for you. Naz Jenulevich Essex Resort & Spa More

Montreal, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was there for Valentine's day and had a great time! This resort is soooo big, I'm sorry I've discovered some of the hidden gem only on the last day, I'll definitely go back. An hotel for me is usually a place where I will sleep and don't care much for other then the room since we like to travel... More

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

Dear Pat L, Thank you for choosing to celebrate Valentine's Day with us at the Essex Resort & Spa and for sharing your experiences. Your support is much appreciated....Oh, and the outdoor pool is open and ready for you to come back! Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations More

Milton, Vermont
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I decided to stay here to be away from the noise and general chaos of nearby Burlington. We got a beautiful dose of peace and quiet. We paid for a mini-suite with a jacuzzi tub, which was worth everything we paid for it. The king size bed was much bigger than the queen we were used to... More

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

Dear ethandavid42, Thank you for choosing to stay with us for your much deserved getaway from the noise and stress and I am delighted to hear you had such an enjoyable time. See you again soon, Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations More

Ashford, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My 4 children (ages 12-21) chipped in for a weekend stay at this resort. I had been ill for several months and they wanted my husband and I to get away. We went in March and were so excited as we hadn't been away by ourselves since before the children were born. They gave us a lovely room. It had... More

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

Dear Beata M, We certainly are a pet friendly resort but this should not in anyway hinder the enjoyment of our other guests. The Essex Resort & Spa consists of 120 unique guest rooms of various sizes, configurations and amenities. I do believe all of our rooms are nice and not just those few that also accommodate pets and it... More

Stony Brook, New York
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very disappointed by our recent three-night stay at the Essex. We arrived at 3:30 on the first day, and were told our room was not ready. We were given drink vouchers for the bar and told that the room would be ready by 4:30. At 4:30, the room was not ready...nor at 5:00. At 5:30 we were able... More

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

Dear mbs678, It is unfortunate that we did not meet or exceed your expectations during your stay. Please note that I have sent an email to your address on file in response to your satisfaction survey with a suggested resolution to the issues you have detailed. I would most certainly appreciate the opportunity to discuss these matters with you in... More

South Windsor, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Dear NancTZ, It is so rewarding to hear great positive feedback such as this. Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences. Our Cook Academy classes are quite popular and great fun. We are planning even more exciting options so stay tuned! Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

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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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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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