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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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    4 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful location , the rooms really need some updating , had lunch, waited 10 minutes to get seated for lunch ( we were the only ones in line) then once seated waited 15 minutes to get waited on , but people that came after us got waited in first, not a big deal we were there to relax but not... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived to stay for 2 nights on our way home after 4 glorious days on the Maine coast. We were looking for fine dining, tennis and some r&r. The room was nice and the staff friendly. The grounds were very nice with 6 clay tennis courts and complimentary bikes. The Junction is where gourmet meals are served. While 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 Mokd, Thank you so very much for choosing to stay with us and taking advantage of many of the activities available. Your recognition for our friendly associates is also much appreciated. I will most certainly pass along your comments regarding the Front Desk to ensure they have the support, information and resources available to them to speak in an... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The rooms are obviously old and outdated, which wouldn't be such a big deal if they were at least clean. The shower was disgusting - mold and huge amounts of dust in the vent. There was dust everywhere. There was even water left in the ice bucket.... So obviously they need to pay more attention to the details of cleaning.... More

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

Dear Csaylor1, Please accept my apology for the apparent lack of attention paid to your room by our Housekeepers. This has been shared with the Housekeeping leadership team and I assure you your comments will be put to good use as a training opportunity for the entire department. We simply can and must do better. Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First stay, we will return! We stayed for a long weekend in July. Kyle the reservationist was great & accomodating! We arrived extremely late on Thursday evening and was greeted with a warm welcome by the front desk. The room was nice. Coffee & tea in the main building every morning was a plus! The food was all fantastic especially... More

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

Dear Eitak_Senrab, Thank you for staying with us and for having a great time. See you again soon, Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It has been a year since my we last visited this property, and unfortunately I would have loved to say that things are still wonderful but...... There have obviously been a lot of changes in staffing at the property. The very first impression, the bellman, was standing at the door when we arrived, and promptly disappeared when we opened our... More

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

Dear Audster2012, It is unfortunate that we did not succeed in meeting your expectations during this most recent visit. Many changes have occurred at the inn and all have been positive. Our Director of Culinary Operations, Chef Shawn Calley has been with us for many years and is committed to providing a great meal to every guest. Our Front Desk... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Positives first: great beds and linens with soft pillows, quiet, nice tv, ceramic mugs and glass drinking cups in room. Keurig in room! Nice clean pools. Robes are wonderful Negatives: slightly run down overall Hot tub filthy. Toilet was loose and kept running. Housekeeping forgot wash cloths two days in a row we had to call for them. Little details... More

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

Dear Redheadmommie, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We certainly love hearing when a guest has a great time but also appreciate critiques. Hearing a guest's perspective is a powerful way to ensure we are keeping focused on the important details. Your comments are appreciated and will be put to good use. Naz Jenulevich Director of... More

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17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food excellent, spa very nice, well-maintained grounds. Wonderful stay, very relaxing, close to Burlington and other attractions...but I do agree that the rooms are in serious need of updating. The furnishings and decor are out of date and, frankly, a little sad, but clean and so we minded less than we might have otherwise. Ask for housekeeping early or your... More

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

Dear natemalter, There is so much to do right on the Resort grounds and surrounding areas and I am happy you had a great experience. We offer full Housekeeping service and are willing to alter or customize service to suit a guest's schedule and wishes. Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations More

Atlanta
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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Off the beaten path in a secluded setting. I had a mini suite complete with a fireplace (not relevant in August, but it would be nice when it's cooler). The bathroom was very small, the desk is small and not functional for working. That said, the room was large and comfy. The two restaurants were great and worth a visit,... More

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

Dear NumbersAtlanta, Thank you for taking full advantage of the many activities and dining options at the Resort. When booking again be sure to let our reservation team know of your preferences. The Resort is has 120 rooms in three buildings each with a unique personality, amenities and configuration. I am certain we can find the one that is perfect... More

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111 hotel reviews
249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room was small and a little dated, but clean and comfortable. We took advantage of a coupon and combined a stay with a cooking class. A different instructor than the year before, and she didn’t seem real comfortable with teaching making it uncomfortable to ask her questions. We had fun in the class and we cooked an excellent meal.... More

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

Dear surfinginflorida, Thank you for choosing to return and stay with us again. Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations More

Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just spent a weekend at the Essex Inn. My only complaint is that we couldn't stay longer. The room was very nice. The location is beautiful. The golf course is right across the street and as long as there is no tournament going on a great place to play. Be sure to take in a dinner in the Junction. Food... More

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

Dear Sheryl B, Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be a part of your weekend away! 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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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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