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The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa

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70 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for a dog-friendly place close to Burlington, where we could relax and bring our dog along. The Essex Resort & Spa was perfect for this! We swam in their beautiful indoor pool, played basketball across the street, took our dog for many walks around the property, enjoyed dinner in the Tavern, loved having drinks by the cozy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked an overnight stay through Living Social. After spending the day in Burlington, we arrived in the early evening. We had a light meal at the Tavern. The bartender was wonderful. The food was only okay. The room was great. We slept in and then had the most WONDERFUL breakfast at the Tavern. It was probably one of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My partner and I live locally and have taken advantage of many deals at The Essex - we have never been disappointed. I have found the Spa, front desk, and restaurant staff to be very kind and accommodating. Twice we've been while Lindsay was at the Spa - she was incredibly friendly and made us feel very welcome. I hadn't... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In January (last time I went) I would have given the resort 5 stars. Sadly only a few months later, I am giving 3 stars. We always have a nice meal at Junction and this time it was definitely not up to par. I mentioned the meat was very tough to the head chef and he admitted they changed distributors... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I come to the Essex for work and it has what I need. The Staff is very nice. The rooms are clean and nice. The pool is okay and the food is pretty good. I don't venture off the property when I am here. If I wanted to play in Burlington I would get a room in Burlington.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not visit on an ideal weekend...too late for real winter season activities, and too early for spring/summer events. For starters, the reservation rep was extremely sweet and helpful. The food at the Tavern (where we had previously had a scrumptious brunch) was only inconsistent. The pancakes (w awesone (pecan?) butter puree) were great. The breakfast sandwich only ok... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a great weekend at Essex House last year. My wife wanted another weekend there for a big birthday weekend and it was not the same experience. Staff attitude indifferent, cooking class way off- food in the class was poor- French Onion soup not done tasted like dishwater…beef cold and overdone… the class chef wasn't a great 'host'…. service... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were dying to visit Vermont and got this deal on living social. Overall we are pleased with the service and our room was perfect. We ate at the Tavern our first morning; food was a bit expensive and it took extreamly long to come out but once it did, the quality was very good. We also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had reserved a king size bed - when we arrived at 6PM, we were told there were none available. We put up a bit of a fuss and magically - they were able to come up with one. This did not get our stay off to a very good start. The room was fine - everything was clean and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Essex is a great hotel for a weekend away. It was a little chilly to do much of anything outside but we enjoyed the indoor pool and outdoor hot tub. There were also a couple great restaurants in the hotel so we enjoyed a meal at the Tavern after we checked in- pretty reasonably priced for the quality of... More 

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EssexResort-VT, General Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Hi Meredith D, thank you for sharing from your recent stay with us! On cool days we have even cooler space inside, need to get you to the spa and into Junction. Great area (Essex Junction) also to experience while you stay with us. Lets us know if we can help you plan your next stay so it is even... More 

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